Tum Bin Jaoon Kahan – Who Sang it Better – Rafi or Kishore?

When it comes to male playback singing most people are either Rafi fans or Kishore fans and they think that their favorite singer is the better singer or the greatest singer. Comparing two singers over different songs is difficult because a song might have better lyrics or better music and so on and people might confuse the better song for having been better sung. So the best way to decide who sang a song better is when both sing the same song. Tum Bin Jaoon Kahan is one such song which both Rafi and Kishore sang. And what’s special about this song is that there are both happy and sad versions of the song. That’s four versions of the same song. The Rafi versions are picturized on Shashi Kapoor and the Kishore versions are picturized on Bharat Bhushan

Here is the Rafi happy version.

Here is the Kishore Kumar happy version.

Here is the Rafi sad version.

Here is the Kishore Kumar sad version.

  1. Sandeep Loyalka 2 years ago

  2. Ritz 2 years ago

    Both are different to compare. I ofcourse prefer rafi for his clarity in pronunciation and smooth voice. Kishore does his yawdling a bit here.

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      sputnik 2 years ago

      I think Rafi is the best when it comes to clarity in pronunciation. I don’t think I have ever heard a song where Rafi has mispronounced or not clearly pronounced a word. There are some songs where Kishore either mispronounces the word or does not pronounce it properly.

      Yeah Kishore does his yodelling in the happy version. I prefer Rafi in the happy version. As @aryan said Rafi sang in low pitch sweet voice whereas Kishore sang in high pitch voice. I prefer Kishore’s sad version as it feels like there is more pain. I think Kishore’s acting background helped him in sad songs.

      • Anonymous 5 days ago

        Sorry, you haven’t been wronger in your life. Look at the technical aspect of the singing. You will never hear KK taking a brief breath between the lines unlike the case of Rafi who cannot hold his breath for more than 6 secs not for this song but for every song he has ever sung. I love Rafi too, KK happens once in a millenia

  3. aryan 2 years ago

    Happy Version
    Both sung equally good Mohd Rafi sung in low pitch sweet voice.
    Kishore Kumar sung in high pitch voice

    Sad Version

    Excellent sung by Kishore Kumar in sad version with painful voice.

  4. aryan 2 years ago

    Thanks for sharing very interesting post.

  5. Koushik Majumder 1 year ago

    Both sung good but i thik Rafi sahab is a bit ahead of kishore da in this song ..i like Rafi’s version most

  6. Shahid Javed 4 weeks ago

    In my opinion in this case Kishore is a winner to be honest as his yawdling put beauty in this song. However Rafi must be given the credit for singing it in a difficult way. They way he says “Ke Dunya Mein Aa Ke” is so different that it can’t be copied easily.

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