Lata Mangeshkar: Wada Na Tod (Don’t break your promise)

Here is a beautiful famous Hindi song (that was featured in the 2004 movie “Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind” with Jim Carrey) by the incredible Indian singer Lata Mangeshkar.
Born September 28, 1929 in Indore, Lata Mangeshkar has a career that has spanned more than six decades. She has been active in all walks of Indian popular and light classical music having sung film songs, ghazals, bhajans and pop. She is the supreme voice of popular Indian music, an Indian institution. Many of her performances are considered timeless and undatable, although her voice has changed and matured over the years. In effect she sang the soundtrack for millions of Indians’ lives. Until the 1991 edition, when her entry disappeared, the Guinness Book of Records listed her as the most recorded artist in the world with not less than 30 000 solo, duet and chorus-backed songs recorded in 35 Indian languages between 1948 and 1987. Today the number might have reached 40 000! By 1990 she supposedly had worked on over 2000 film soundtracks as a playback singer – meaning she pre-recorded the songs to which the films’ leading ladies lip-synched.
The Royal Albert Hall, London, has recorded the graph of Lata’s voice, that has a range of 3 octaves.
Lata is also popularly referred to as the “Nightingale of India” and continues to sing to date in Indian cinema.
Enjoy this dulcet, hypnotic voice!

Comments

25 Comments
  1. Anonymous says:
    Posted April 3, 2014 at 3:06 pm | Permalink

    For Southeast Asia…

  2. Anonymous says:
    Posted April 3, 2014 at 3:06 pm | Permalink

    this. <3 

  3. Anonymous says:
    Posted April 3, 2014 at 3:06 pm | Permalink

    < 3

  4. Anonymous says:
    Posted April 3, 2014 at 3:06 pm | Permalink

    At least 1.2 Billion people know the one and only Lata Mangeshkar!!!! She
    is a household name in Indian subcontinent.

    She is a beast when it comes to singing most number of songs… 25,000
    recorded songs most of which are preserved on various forms of digital
    media.

    What are you listening West?????

  5. Anonymous says:
    Posted April 3, 2014 at 3:06 pm | Permalink

    fortunate to have lived in her era…

  6. Anonymous says:
    Posted April 3, 2014 at 3:06 pm | Permalink

    At last, I know her name now… Lata Mangeshkar. But that voice is very
    recognizable in Bollywood movies. http://youtu.be/IEmbhtywyMI

  7. Anonymous says:
    Posted April 3, 2014 at 3:06 pm | Permalink

    #NowPlaying…. Lata Mangeshkar: Wada Na Tod (Don’t break your promise) 

  8. Anonymous says:
    Posted April 3, 2014 at 3:06 pm | Permalink
  9. Anonymous says:
    Posted April 3, 2014 at 3:06 pm | Permalink

    this song reminds me of 1989 when i was in college. this song warms my
    heart.

  10. Anonymous says:
    Posted April 3, 2014 at 3:06 pm | Permalink

    She is amazing. Her and Alka Yagnik are my favoirte women that sing
    Bollywood!!!

  11. Anonymous says:
    Posted April 3, 2014 at 3:06 pm | Permalink

    thank you very much

  12. Anonymous says:
    Posted April 3, 2014 at 3:06 pm | Permalink

    oh god so many?

  13. Anonymous says:
    Posted April 3, 2014 at 3:06 pm | Permalink

    love this song

  14. Anonymous says:
    Posted April 3, 2014 at 3:06 pm | Permalink

    @celine342a Singer : Lata Mangeshkar (Indian Singer) Movie: Dil Tujhko
    Diya Music Director : Rajesh Roshan Lyricist: Rajesh Roshan

  15. Anonymous says:
    Posted April 3, 2014 at 3:06 pm | Permalink

    I’m Black and I love Hindi music. I grew up watching Bollywood movies with
    my Grandparents (They are from Trinidad & Tobago) and I have been in love
    since then. The garbage on the radio cannot compare to this. Hindi music is
    peaceful, refreshing, and hypnotizing.

  16. Anonymous says:
    Posted April 3, 2014 at 3:06 pm | Permalink

    No idea why you got so many down votes, you were just informing her
    politely

  17. Anonymous says:
    Posted April 3, 2014 at 3:06 pm | Permalink

    Thumbs up if you will always listen to Lata Mangeshkar songs !

  18. Anonymous says:
    Posted April 3, 2014 at 3:06 pm | Permalink

    @nauort23 You are a genious – but… how about including some martial
    arts?! Lata Mangeshkar was the better of the two. Yes?

  19. Anonymous says:
    Posted April 3, 2014 at 3:06 pm | Permalink

    Im from North Eurpe, from a small country Latvia, I love hindi songs and
    films, they are wonderfull. 🙂 I study hindi language.

  20. Anonymous says:
    Posted April 3, 2014 at 3:06 pm | Permalink

    @IHateUsernames95 Retarded*

  21. Anonymous says:
    Posted April 3, 2014 at 3:06 pm | Permalink

    very beautifull

  22. Anonymous says:
    Posted April 3, 2014 at 3:06 pm | Permalink

    Beautiful voice! Thanks for the information.

  23. Anonymous says:
    Posted April 3, 2014 at 3:06 pm | Permalink

    @nauort23 She did appear in the movie Pukaar for the song ‘Ek tu hi
    bharosa” Also, according to various interviews, she does not prefer to
    appear in front of the camera to act (..to put it mildly)

  24. Anonymous says:
    Posted April 3, 2014 at 3:06 pm | Permalink

    Youssoupha geste sur ca..

  25. Anonymous says:
    Posted April 3, 2014 at 3:06 pm | Permalink

    Her sister Asha Bhosale recently took over the record for most # of songs
    sung..