If the music has an eighth note, it is SP Balasubrahmanyam. From being a playback singer to a voiceover artist, singing in five different languages (Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam and Hindi) to dedicating songs to the four corners, and finally, from becoming a TV show name to the end. ideal man, legendary singer, SPB has done almost everything. SPB, who is familiarly called Balu, is a living phenomenon that can enter into anything. Acting, singing, directing, voice acting, producer, he’s always busy, but more importantly, he still gives his all. Truly, his heart is in every song he sings.
Awards and praises are often visitors to SPB households. SPB was the recipient of Padma Shri in 2001, Padma Bhushan in 2011, and most recently, Padma Vibhushan in 2021. He is the only singer to have won 6 National Film Awards for Best Male Playback Singer, 6 Filmfare Awards, Peacock Silver Medal as Indian Film Personality of the Year, and the NTR National Award for his contribution to Indian cinema. With the strength of all his accomplishments, he is a humble man who is always ready to learn from the little children he will meet on reality TV shows. Indeed a good soul goes too soon, Balu Garu has left a long legacy of song to cherish.
Today as we celebrate the 75th day the birthday of the legendary singer, Yo! Vizag brings you 10 Nandi Award winning Telugu songs by SPB.
#1. Agadhu Agadhu Ye Nimshamu Neekosamu
The song Agadhu Agadhu Ye Nimshamu Neekosamu is from the 1981 film Premabhishekam. A romantic Telugu drama. It is the first individual song sung by him to win Best Male Playback Singer. This song expresses the feeling that time and tide are waiting for nothing.
#2. Yekkadi Thalupulu
Yekkadi Thalupulu’s song is from the 1983 Telugu drama Bahudoorapu Batasari. Featuring Akkineni Nageswara Rao and Sharada, this film tells the story of a forbidden child who rebuilds his life from scratch. This song covers the obstacles that a person faces.
#3. Idi Naa Jeevitha
Idi Naa Jeevitha’s song is from the 1985 Tollywood film Suvarna Sundari. Even though the song has been around for decades, it has been heard by everyone with Balasubrahmanyam taking every opportunity to sing it.
#4. Vidhata Talapuna
The song Vidhata Talapuna is from the Tollywood film Sirivennela. This 1981 song featuring a beautiful flute, has emerged as a contemporary song with over 16 million views. Together with SP Balasubrahmanyam, the legendary singer P Susheela accompanied the song.
#5. Rangulalo Kalavo
The song Rangulalo Kalavo is from the Telugu romance film Abhinandana. This film depicts the journey of an aspiring dancer. The film, with the musical talent of SP Balasubrahmanyam, has been loved by fans and critics alike. This is one of the best Telugu songs that SPB has ever sung in his illustrious career.
#6. Sri Tumbura Narada
The song Sri Tumbura Narada is from the 1994 Tollywood film Bhairava Dweepam. This fantasy film features Nandamuri Balakrishna and Roja and depicts the life of a woman after her dynasty abandoned her. The intonation and lyrics received critical acclaim and on several occasions, the legendary singer SP Balasubrahmanyam was asked to sing the song.
#7. Paadana Tiyyaga
The song Paadana Tiyyaaga is from the 2002 film Vasu. Featuring Venkatesh Daggubati, the song is accompanied by guitar. An emotional song, every time it is sung it always brings tears to the listeners.
#8. Edhigo Rayalaseemagadda
Edhigo Rayalaseemagadda’s song is from the Tollywood film Seetayya. This film depicts the life of a cop who makes more enemies than friends, and this song is a depiction of the same. By modulating his voice, SP Balasubrahmanyam added his talent to the song.
The song Rupaayive is from the Telugu film Pellam Pichodu. This film depicts the life of a man who is angry after his wife has a song to owe the importance of money. This song with SP Balasubrahmanyam’s modulation and vocal acting describes the innate meaning in every word.
#10. Indiramma Intiperu
The song Indiramma Intiperu was the last song to receive a Nandi Award in SP Balasubrahmanyam’s career. Leaving the best for last, this song received national acclaim for the meaning it conveys. This song is from the Telugu film Mahatma starring Srikanth and Bhavana.