Shelf-life of present-day singers and modern songsDo you remember Hema Sardesai and her popular song 'Awaara bhanware'? Do we remember that immensely popular song 'Bheegi honth teri, pyasa dil mera' sung by Kunal Ganjawala, or Baba Sehgal's popular songs? Can we instantly recollect the popular Punjabi songs of Daler Mehandi?
On the other hand, we still enjoy Manna Dey's 'Aye mere zohra jabeen' or 'Aye mere pyare watan'. We always hum Kishore Kumar's 'Dukhi man mere' or 'Khai-ke pan banaraswaala'. Who can forget Mohd. Rafi's 'Abhi na jao chhodkar' or Lata's 'pyar kiya to darrna kya'. All of these songs are more than 40 years old.
I would like to know why do the present singers fade away within 10 to 12 years? Why don't the modern songs pass the test of time? Is it due to the lower quality of lyrics and music, or due to the frequent change of test of the youngsters? This situation is applicable not only in case of Hindi songs, but also in respect of songs of other languages.
Note that the purpose of this thread is not to belittle the present-generation singers. I sincerely expect a healthy and detailed discussion on this thread, which is incidentally my 300-th Forum post.