Talat Mehmood, a master of the velvet voice, sang songs in 12 Indian languages. He sang about 800 songs in his career of 40 years. Many of these songs are still heard and sung, “Ae Gamain Dil Kya Karoon”, “Rimjhim Ke Yeh Pyare Pyare Geet Liye”, “Humse Aaya Na Gaya”, “Teri Aankh Ke Aansoo Pee Jaoon”, “Shamen Gham”. Ki Kasam”, “Itna Na Mujhse Tu Pyaar Bada”, “Phir Wahi Sham Woh Hi Tanhai”, “Meri Jaad Mein Tum Aansu Bahana”, “O Mere Dil”, “Taswer Banatha Hoon”, “Yaaye To Yaye Kahan”, “Milete hi aankhe dil hua deewana kisi ka”, “Dile nadan tujhe hua kya hai”, “Main dil hoon ek armaan bhara” as well as his countless number of songs are still very popular today.
An anecdote about Talat Mahmood became very famous that he smoked a cigarette in front of the musician Naushad and left a pimple on his mouth. Actually, the thing was that the composer Naushad did not want any singer working with him to smoke a cigarette in the studio. At the same time, once Talat Mahmood dropped a cigarette in front of him to tease him, due to which composer Naushad, who had recorded many songs with him, never made him sing a single song again.