Sad Mohammed Rafi Songs

Mohammad Rafi Songs

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Rafi Saab, never seen not smiling. A truly divine soul indeed! But, also a master of expressing human blues at the same time, if you look at the sad Mohammad Rafi songs compiled by me below. From where did he bring out those sentiments?! The good humans must be having a better understanding of the human misery, it would seem!

I have had to spend more time on the following compilation of sad Rafi songs compared to those from Kishore Kumar. Why so? Two reasons. Firstly, This blogger is not a great expert on Rafi’s legacy; having listened to KK’s repertoire more keenly only makes it more obvious for him to speak about his songs with a greater authority. The same could not be spoken about his knowledge of Mohammad Rafi, however. Secondly and more significantly, Rafi’s era belonged to a better poetry. I realize this more, the more I listen to his songs from the 50s and 60s in the present era.

It demands more time classifying Mohammad Rafi songs due to their lyrical aspects. While better recording techniques and composers of RD Burman’s stature were on Kishore Kumar’s disposal – who was a highly passionate singer, anyway – he still did not have the Rafi-era poetry to play with. Hindi cinema was going through a transition in the 70s, with the new cine techniques like Eastman color, cinema scope and the slow motion cinematography shaping up the cinecraft of that period, as opposed to the good scripting and song writing Mohammad Rafi’s epoch was all about.

The scenario only worsened after Kishore Kumar’s demise, though, with Hindi music increasingly sounding uninspiring. A better poetry and scripting might be about to make a new start, however, with more financial resources and far better techniques being available for utilization, these days.

Listen to the various sentimental moods of Mohammad Rafi songs now…

(Alert: Links stopped working with time, so only the list remains now as a reminder of my collection here… updated on 22/08/2017)

  • Aaj Purani Raahon Se
  • Akele Hain Chale Aao
  • Aap Ke Pahloo Mein Aakar
  • Aye Mere Dil Yahan
  • Babul Ki Duayen Leti Ja
  • Barbad E Mohabbat Ki Dua
  • Chahoonga Main Tujhe
  • Chal Ud Ja Re Panchhi
  • Chalo Re Dholi Uthao Kahar
  • Dil Jo Na Keh Saka
  • Dil Ke Jharokhe Mein
  • Dil Ki Aawaz Bhi Sun
  • Dilruba Maine Tere Pyar Mein
  • Din Dhal Jaaye Haaye
  • Dono Ne Kiya Tha Pyar
  • Gham Uthane Ke Liye
  • Guzre Hain Aaj Ishq Mein Ham
  • Ham Bekhudi Mein Tum Ko
  • Hue Hum Jinke Liye Barbaad
  • Hum Intezar Karenge
  • Hum To Chale Pardes
  • Hum Tum Se Juda Ho Ke
  • Hui Sham Unka Khayal Aa Gaya
  • Humne Jafaa Na Seekhi
  • Is Bahari Duniya Mein
  • Jaane Walon Zara
  • Jo Unki Tamanna Hai
  • Kabhi Khud Pe Kabhi Halat
  • Kabhi Na Kabhi Kahin Na Kahin
  • Khilona Jaan Ker Tum To
  • Khush Rahe Tu Sada
  • Kya Hua Tera Wada
  • Kya Se Kya Ho Gaya
  • Koi Sagar Dil Ko Behlata Nahin
  • Koi Sone Ke Dilwala
  • Log Kahte Hain Ki
  • Main Tere Dar Pe Aaya Hoon
  • Maine Chand Aur Sitaron Ki
  • Maine Rakkha Hai Mohabbat
  • Man Re Tu Kahe Na
  • Mere Dost Kissa Ye Kya
  • Mere Dushman Tu Meri
  • Mere Mehboob Tujhe Meri
  • Mere Mitwa Mere Meet Re
  • Meri Aawaz Suno
  • Meri Kahani Bhoolne Wale
  • Meri Zindagi Mein Aate
  • Mile Na Phool To Kanton Se
  • Mujhe Duniyawalo Sharabi
  • Na Aadmi Ka Koi Bharosa
  • Na Tu Zameen Ke Liye
  • Naseeb Mein Jiske Jo Likha Tha
  • O Door Ke Musafir Hamko Bhi
  • O Duniya Ke Rakhwale
  • Pardesiyon Se Na Ankhiyan
  • Pathar Ke Sanam Tujhe
  • Rahaa Gardishon Mein
  • Rang Aur Noor Ki Baaraat
  • Sau Baar Janam Lenge
  • Suhani Raat Dhal Chuki
  • Sawan Ke Mahine Mein
  • Taqdeer Ka Fasana
  • Tere Kooche Mein
  • Teri Galiyon Mein Na
  • Teri Zulfon Se Judai To
  • Toote Hue Khwabon Ne
  • Tujhko Pukare Mera Pyar
  • Tukde Hain Mere Dil Ke
  • Tum Bin Jaoon Kahan
  • Tum Mujhe Yun Bhula Na
  • Tumhari Zulf Ke Saaye Mein
  • Tumhi Ne Dard Diya Hai
  • Wadiyan Mera Daaman
  • Woh Jab Yaad Aaye
  • Yaad Na Jaaye
  • Yeh Duniya Yeh Mehfil
  • Yeh Zindagi Ke Mele

79 thoughts on “Sad Mohammed Rafi Songs”

  1. I agree, the lyrics and melody in those years was better. And one appreciates Rafi more now listening to him.

    Mohd Rafi made a total changeover when he started singing for Shammi Kapoor. Though that in itself was a novelty, I think the seriousness with which he was considered dropped a few notches; however, no one could take away from that fantastic voice.

    In this list itself, there are some super haunting numbers!

    – Din Dhal Jaaye Haaye
    – Kabhi Khud Pe Kabhi Halat
    – Ham Bekhudi Mein Tum Ko
    – Maine Chand Aur Sitaron Ki
    – Raat Bhar Ka Hai Mehmaan
    – Suhani Raat Dhal Chuki (my all time favorite!)
    Well there are so many; I just picked a few. Real dil-tod songs!
    Good collection!

  2. This reminds me of another superb performanceof Rafi in the film “Sehra”. “Taqdir ka fasana, jaker kisko sunayen, is dil mein jal rahe hain, armano ki chitayen.”

  3. More sad no’s of Rafi –
    Akela hoon main, is duniya main – Jaal,
    Aaj ki raat mere – Ram aur Shyam,
    Keh do koi na karen yahan pyar – Gunj uthi Shenai,
    Dekhi zamane ki yarri bichade sabhi barri barri – Kagaz ke phool.

  4. more sad no’s of rafi,but i say one thing…
    he is a god of song’s

    – ye duniya
    – nafrat ke duniya ko chodke
    – chalo re doli uthao
    – ab tumhare havale
    – ude jab jab julfe (my all time favorite).

  5. THE LATEST GAZAL RAFI SAAHAB / EK HI BAAT ZAMANE KI KITABO M NAHI/ KITNI RAHAT H DIL TOOT JAANE KE BAAD/ DIL KI BAAT KAHI NAHI JATI

  6. Rafi sahab jaisa na tha na hai na hoga. ankhe band kar ke unke dard bhare
    nagme sun kar haath khud ba khud ibadat ke liye uth jate hain aur dil ko bada
    sukun milta hai. Kash wo aaj bhi hamare beech hotey.

  7. MOHAMMAD RAFI AK MAHAN GAYAK THE UNSA NA KOI HUA HAI NA HEE HOGA
    WO AMAR RAHENGE

  8. MOHAMMAD RAFI AK MAHAN GAYAK THE UNSA NA KOI HUA HAI NA HEE HOGA
    WO AMAR RAHENGE JUST LIKE……………KOI SAGR DIL KO BAHLATA NAHI BEKHUDI ME BHI KARAR AATA NAHI

  9. Rafi sahab is the one of the Greatest singers who had a magic voice with all inspirations.

  10. KHUSBU AAP KI DOSTI KI HME MEHKA JATI HE AAP KI HAR BAAT HME BEHKA JATI HE SAAS TO BAHOT DER LETI HE AANE ME HR SAAS SE PAHLE AAPKI YAAD AA JATI H……? MD. RAFI SAHAB………….

  11. mohammad rafi jaisy na koi hai na hoga .woh ek bahetreen singar thy or rahein gay.un ki barsi par unhey mera salaam.

  12. M.rafi a fabulus singer
    n also a great person he always live in our heart. anybody cannot sing sad song as m.rafi.
    TUM MUJHE YUN BHULA N PAOGE
    JB KABHI BHI SUNOGE GEET MERE SANG SANG TUM BHI GUNGUNAOGE

  13. Rafi sahab is a legend singer in the world.. I am biggest fan rafi sahab.. Songs..like a
    sau baar janam lenge..
    Sau baar fanna honge…
    Magar rafi ji jaise dubara nahi ayenge

  14. sir, Intne bade gaayak ko aaj log nahin jaante yeh humare liye sharam ki baat hai ki hum aajki generation ko rafi sheb ke gaano se Mehroom hai.. iske zimmedari hum
    sabki hai.

  15. Mera to jo bhi kadam hai, vo teri rah me hai, ke tu kahi bhi rahe tu, meri nigah me hai.
    This is what I can say for Rafisaab!!!!!!!!

  16. ye duniya
    – nafrat ke duniya ko chodke
    – chalo re doli uthao
    – ab tumhare havale
    – ude jab jab julfe (my all time favorite).

  17. MR. RAFI SAHEB, NAAM LETE HI MA DIL MEIN MITHAS SI BHAR JATI HAI. CHAHE KOI BHI SONG HO – ROMANTIC, SAD OR CLASSICAL, UNKA TO JAWAB HI NAHIN THA. MEIN NIGHT MEIN JAB TAK UNKE 8-10 SAD SONGS SUN KAR HI SLEEPING KARTA HOON.

    AISE BEST SINGER DOBARA JANAM NAHIN LATE, BALKI HAR EK DIL MEIN JAGAH BANA LATE HAIN. UNKI YADEIN HAMESHA DIL MEIN BASI RAHTI HAIN. GANA KOI BHI HO, UNKE GANE KA ANDAAZ UNHI ACTOR KE JAISA HO JATA THA. YEH TO UNKO “MATA SARASWATIJI” KA VARDAAN THA……SREEGOPAL SHARMA, ROORKEE

  18. I think that md raffi was the greatest singer of his time and his wll be sing a loang time.

  19. Mohammad Rafi’s songs are my life…Islamic songs,Sad songs,Romantic songs.emotional songs.Qawalis,bhajans,etc its my life’s tools

  20. Main tu Mohd Rafi ke Naqmon me jeene ka bahana dhonta hon.kabhi khush tu kabhi Ghamgien ho jata hon.duwa hai meri khuda se Rafi ki sureli awaz is duniya me hamesha barqarar rahe.kiyo ki Main Rafi ki awaz nahi khuda ki awaz samajta hon.↲↲”Safu”

  21. Rafi sahab ki awaz is duniya me amar hai , rafi sahab ki awaz ka na to unke time main koi singr barabri kr paya tha or na he koi aaj k time main kr sakta hai, or na he aane wale time mai koi kr paisa.

  22. Nahimahotaj zewarka jise khubi khuda nay di
    wo dekho chand kaise khushnuma lagta hai bin gahenay

  23. Jo awaz ki khoobsorti Allah ne Rafi sahib ko Aata Ki, Rafi Sahib ne us ke sath poora poora insaaf kiya or us ko bulundiyon tak ponchaya. un ki class ka singer na pehle kabhi tha, na ainda kabhi hoga.Jab tak dunya ka nizam chal raha he, Rafi Sb ki awaz hamesha suni jati rahe gi.

  24. I’d rather prefer Hai Duniya Usiki Zamana Usika in the romantic genre (or may be in the Blues of Romance), since it has a very strong romantic flavor to it as well. I’m in the process of updating the various collections of mine (the Indian ISPs have started blocking several of the previously listed websites I have had) and will add this suitably somewhere down the line.

  25. I CANNOT EXPRESS MY FEELINGS,EMOTIONS ABOUT RAFI.HIS SONGS ARE OUT OF THIS WORLD.I DON NOT KNOW WHEATHER CHARACTER TANSEN WAS REAL OR NOT BUT RAFI WAS BETTER THAN TANSEN

  26. Rafi sahab ki awaaz ka asr har ek insaan ko zindgee ki khoobsoorti aur uksi haqeeqat mahsoos kara deti hai, kyon ki woh bahot nek insaan theh, Allah taala jo neymat unhe di unohne sab ko baant di, shayad ho bhi sakta ho ke unse ziyada khoobsoorat awaaz ka malik eis duniya may aur bhi aa jaaye, par aysi insaniyat ki misaal jo unohne di hai…koi nahin de sakta.

  27. tere aane se suro me saaj aay tere gaane se gaano me awaaz aay tu tha to ye duniya tujhe dil se suntithi tere jaane se teri bahot yaad aay mere pssanddida singar mohd rafi sahab jesa singar na huwa na hoga aaj tak unke gaane pasnd kiye jate hain aur qayamattak pasand logo ko pasand aayenge

  28. RAFI saheb kahu ya koi farista jho unki awaaz me jadu hai mithaas hai aur dard woh kisi me nahi aaj bhi unke gaane me woh baat hai sunne me woh aur koi song me nahi hai.unki jitni tariff ki jaye kam hai.yahi tamanna hai ki rafi saheb har waqt hum sab ke dil me kayem rahe hamesha.

  29. mohammed rafi tum badai yaad aaogai……….!
    naa aapke jesaa koi gayak kabhi aaya hai naa kabhi aaygaa.
    kaashh mohammed rafi aap is generation mai bhi mozood hotai.

  30. jub dekha humene ratmne cand ko to nuger aye dagg muger suna jub mo.da ki awajko to nujer aye fooloke bag.ek awaj hi to the useki jo mure hooveko jinda or jinewaloko jiteji mardaltithee.i loveed mo.rufi da.manoos buneke jiski ifajt huva kure o shumma kya boojhe jisuki ifajut huwakure.thanyou.

  31. mera supena hye ki mye ek din singre bunoo or mo.rufi sahub ki yade jinda rukhoo.maine bohot trye kiya lekin ajtuk trening denekeliye yesa koi milahi nuhi.lekin firbhi mai meri practis kurta hoo. kuhi door jatahoo ek yesi juga juha meresiva koibhi nuhi ho.mere dost log kehutehye ki too sem mo.rufi ki turha gata hye.lekin merihi awaj moojhe boori lugeti hye iseliye plz help mi my contact no.7741980473.

  32. Koi kehta hai dil gaya dilbar chala gaya,kashti pukarti rahi samandar chala gaya par sach bat to kehta hi nahi koi duniya se maushki ka paigambar chala gaya.
    Tu hi tha pyar ka ek sar is nafrat ki duniya me,marham this Teri awaz is nafrat ki duniya me.dukhi the lakh GAM ke mare,Teri awaz ki shabnam me dhul jate the GAM sare.
    Rafi sahab ki awaz yaqayamat hamare dilon me mehfooz rahege.
    Mehfilon me daman me sahilon me as paas,goonjegi sadiyon sadiyon take he dilon me aas paas

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