They say that old is gold and this is definitely true as regards old Kannada songs. These songs are considered as some of the best old music in the country and are revered all over the southern states of India. Due to the decline in overall music quality in the past couple of decades, Kannada old songs have been gaining in popularity, and such is the demand today that every month new collections of these wonderful old songs are released in CD form. Listening to these songs takes the listener back to the olden days and the lyrics and rhythms are soothing and melodious.
Some of the best singers of old Kannada songs are S. Janaki, P. Kalingrao, P. Susheela, Dr. Rajkumar, L. R. Eshwari, P.B. Srinivas and many others. Some of the most fondly remembered old Kannada songs are idena sabhyate idena samskriti from the movie Manninga Maga, oduva nadi saagarava, nen elli nadhewe dhoora, hadhondha hadhuve ne kelu maguwe, haadonda haaduve nee kelu maguve, Swabhimanada Nalle, Dehake usire Sada Baara, Aaneya Mela Ambari, Baalu Belakayithu, Haalu Jenu Ondada, Haayagi Neenu, Baagilanu Theredu, Badukidenu, Balli Balliyelli, Eethaneega Vasudevanu, Iralu Ellellu, Aagadu Endu, Aahaa Mysooru Mallige, Baala Bangaara, Belli Bangara Neenu, Hani Hani Goodre, Ee Kannada Mannanu, Jigi Jigi Bombeyaata, Jogayya Jogayya, Kaveramma, Premavendarenu, Bolore Shanthi, Kempu Thotadalli, Kudiyodhe Nanna Weaknessu, Muddina Gini, Nooraaru etc. some famous albums that have these songs are Haalu Jenu, Bangaarada Manushya, Bhaktha Kanaka Daasa, Solillada Sardara, Yuddha Kaanda etc.
Though these songs are quite old today, there is still a huge demand for them amongst both the young and old. Hence, many fans of such songs have put up the best old Kannada songs for free download. You can easily find all the old Kannada songs that you need as well as their lyrics online and download them in mp3 format at no charge.