Binaca Geetmala 1953

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Annual List of Binaca Geetmala 1953

Binaca Geetmala was a Radio Show that ranked Bollywood Hindi Songs. The show broadcasted from 1952 to 1988 on Radio Ceylon, the oldest radio station in Asia.

After 1988, the programmed shifted to Vividh Bharati of All India Radio. The show continued until 1994.

The show was the very first countdown show of Hindi Cinema Songs and became immensely popular in India.

Ameen Sayani hosted the show throughout its entire run and gained immense popularity.

At its onset in 1952, the program did not rank songs, but rather played seven contemporary songs in no particular order. Later, the program started ranking the most popular Hindi film songs. The songs were initially ranked by a combination of the number of records sold in India and listener votes. Popularity was gauged by record sales, verdicts from record store owners, and popularity among the shrota-sanghs or ‘listeners clubs’. Each week, the shrota-sanghs would send the radio station their list of popular songs. The clubs were formed because it was possible for a record to be sold out at stores and although there was interest to buy more, the interest would not show up in record sales.

The year-end lists were compiled based on points earned by songs through the year. Between 1966 and 1970 there would sometimes be no points on the weekly broadcast, but the year-end show would be based on point system.

Here is the list of annual list of songs aired in the Binaca Geetmala-1953.

List of Most Popular Songs of 1953

RankSong NameFilm
1953
SingerMusic Director
12Kahe Jadu KiyaNaghmaShamshad BegumNaushad
11Aa Mohabbat Ki BastiFarebLata Mangeshkar,
Kishore Kumar
Anil Biswas
10Kare Badra Tu Na JaShikastLata MangeshkarShankar-Jaikishan
9Dharti Kahe Pukar KeDo Bigha ZaminLata Mangeshkar,
Manna Dey
Salil Chowdhury
8Ae Pyar Teri Duniya Se HumJhanjharLata MangeshkarC. Ramchandra
7Aaja Re Ab Mera Dil PukaraAahLata Mangeshkar,
Mukesh
Shankar-Jaikishan
6Zindgi Dene Wale SunDil-E-NadanTalat MahmoodGhulam Mohammed
5Yad Kiya Dil NePatitaLata Mangeshkar,
Hemant Kumar
Shankar-Jaikishan
4Ae Ghame Dil Kya KaroonThokarTalat MahmoodSardar Malik
3Muhabbat Ki DastanMayur Pank
(1954)
Lata MangeshkarShankar-Jaikishan
2Sham-E-Gham Ki KasamFootpathTalat MahmoodKhayyam
1Ye Zindgi Usi Ki HaiAnarkaliLata MangeshkarC. Ramchandra
Binaca Annual List of Songs 1953

1953 Binaca Geetmala Highlights

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