Greatest Hindi Songs

Music is close to me. All kinds of beats keep me erect and power me. Music makes me happy and I embrace it when sad.

Early Love: HMV Stereo Record Player 1010

Right from the childhood … when my father used to make me sit on the kitchen almirah while Ameen Sayani played Bollywood countdown week-after-week on Radio Cylone’s Binaca Geetmala … to the modern day’s Bose digital sound, music has been part of my life. I live music, you may say.

And when I decided to compile a list of best filmi songs, there was a rapid gush of numbers that have been making me crazy all these years. ~~~ For over a month, I struggled with about 300 beautiful songs, many of which had either launched a singer or a composer or a lyricist or an actor at the time of their release. But I was determined to shortlist the very best … just 25.

At one point, it appeared I better drop the idea after listening to cassettes, records, CDs and going through reviews, countdowns and references. How could I sacrifice a great song for another! But … I had to be strong.

The list is here, finally… based on lyric, vocal, rhythm, instrument, sense, popularity, length, theme, composition, compatibility and cinematography.

It may disappoint many a music lovers for several of their favorite numbers may not have found a place in this. But … believe me … the songs listed below, in order of preference, are the best out of the rest. I have also tried to link the songs to youtube videos so that one can quickly watch & hear them too.

Bollywood’s Best 25 Songs

  1. Dil hai chhota sa – Roja
  2. Aaja sanam madhur chandni mein hum – Chori Chori
  3. Maang ke saath tumhara – Naya Daur
  4. Hum aapki aankhon mein – Pyaasa
  5. Har ghadi badal rahi hai– Kal Ho Na Ho
  6. Pyar hua iqrar hua – Shri 420
  7. Lagja gale – Wo Kaun Thi
  8. Aaoge jab tum saajna – Jab We Met
  9. Kehna hi kya – Bombay
  10. Ajeeb daastan hain ye – Dil Apna Preet Parai
  11. Jaaiye aap kahan jaayenge – Mere Sanam
  12. Mere sapno ki rani kab aayegi tu – Aradhna
  13. Tu jaane na – Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani
  14. Tu hi haqeeqat – Tum Miley
  15. Pyar kiya to darna kya– Mughal-e-Azam
  16. Ye ishq hai – Jab We Met
  17. Dum dara – Guru
  18. Aao huzoor tumko – Kismat
  19. Aaj phir jeeney ki tamanna hai – Guide
  20. Kabhi kabhi mere dil mein – Kabhi Kabhie
  21. Ankhiyon ke jharokhon se – Ankhiyon Ke Jharokhon Se
  22. Chalte chalte – Pakeezah
  23. Orey manwa tu to baavra hai – Wake Up Sid
  24. Awaara bhawre – Sapney
  25. Chand sifarish – Fanaa

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  1. It’s really so nice and Greatest Hindi Songs, thanks for sharing this wonderful songs links. I like all these songs, so this post is so much useful and important for me.


  2. wow….This must have been tough….!!! And as U said many of ur favs are not in this top 25………..hee hee…!!! Enjoyed reading and now hearing all……Thanks. Superb post.


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