love 70s music, because my favorite composers, RD Burman and SD Burman were shining brightly and strong, and most of my favorite OSTs from the period are from them. RD especially had great bonding with Gulzaar, who without doubt, gave his best lyrics to the composer. And Kishore had finally come into his own (and how!) singing every kind of song with unmatched vivacity- or sadness, as needed.
My favorite OST is from the year I was born in: Shalimaar, from 1978.
The others I love, in no particular order:
Yaadon ki Baarat (1973)
Yes I know the title song is everyone's (well almost everyone's favorite)- but I like this the most.
Caravan (1971) Another Nasir Hussain film (there are tons of those on this list). But I really really love this song, and so the film made the cut as well!
Kabhi Kabhi (1976) One of my favorite 70s and Shashi movies, this movie has tons of great songs, but my favorite is perhaps the least popular of them. I have a special kinship to it- you see, my parents gave their tailor 6 tickets to the movie, and made him watch it as many times, and therefore the white gown worn by Neetu in the song became my mom's wedding gown. (All together now- awwwww).
As much of a Gulzar fan that I am, I do not love the movie. But the OST blows your mind. Everytime.
Jawani Diwani (1972)
Crazy students unrest- fabulous costumes- a stupid doll. Also one of the few memorable movies of Rabhir Kapoor. And the OST- fun! And the poster- fab!
I had a huge mental tussle between this song and "Samne ye kaun aaya"- still not sure which is better- but they are both so perfect!
As great a comedy as the movie is, the songs are amazing as well. This is my personal favorite.
My mom used to play some of the songs on her guitar (2 mom references in 1 post!), and this is the song I like best.