Sholay songs were quite average that became popular as the days went by. The reason why Sholay songs are popular to this day, is the eternal popularity of this film. The pick of the lot was Mehbooba-Mehbooba as it became a rage, thanks to its beat and RD Burman singing. The other popular songs are ‘Yeh Dosti’, which is a perfect friendship song, and the Holi song ‘Holi Ke Din’. However, the last two songs ‘Koi Haseena Jab’ and ‘Haa Jab Tak Hai Jaan’ were barely average.
Mehbooba Mehbooba may be one of the best creation of RD Burman played in Sholay on Helen
A dance friend of mine once told me this dance was "too simple"...so I challenged her to do it move for move. She couldn't. HAHAHAHA Helen was GREAT!It was alleged that Burman copied this music nicely from a Greek composition. Very well copied and compiled for Indian audience. But both Demis Russos & RD were influenced by the original Cypriot folk song "Ta Rialia" sung by Michalis Violaris.