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.
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
- Dil hai chhota sa – Roja
- Aaja sanam madhur chandni mein hum – Chori Chori
- Maang ke saath tumhara – Naya Daur
- Hum aapki aankhon mein – Pyaasa
- Har ghadi badal rahi hai– Kal Ho Na Ho
- Pyar hua iqrar hua – Shri 420
- Lagja gale – Wo Kaun Thi
- Aaoge jab tum saajna – Jab We Met
- Kehna hi kya – Bombay
- Ajeeb daastan hain ye – Dil Apna Preet Parai
- Jaaiye aap kahan jaayenge – Mere Sanam
- Mere sapno ki rani kab aayegi tu – Aradhna
- Tu jaane na – Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani
- Tu hi haqeeqat – Tum Miley
- Pyar kiya to darna kya– Mughal-e-Azam
- Ye ishq hai – Jab We Met
- Dum dara – Guru
- Aao huzoor tumko – Kismat
- Aaj phir jeeney ki tamanna hai – Guide
- Kabhi kabhi mere dil mein – Kabhi Kabhie
- Ankhiyon ke jharokhon se – Ankhiyon Ke Jharokhon Se
- Chalte chalte – Pakeezah
- Orey manwa tu to baavra hai – Wake Up Sid
- Awaara bhawre – Sapney
- Chand sifarish – Fanaa
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.
I like all songs of the website.
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excellent collection thanks.
Selecting TOP25 is a tough job from “Greatest Hindi Songs”. Anyway you have done a good job.
I love all the songs in the list. But my all-time favorite is: Tere mere sapne from Guide 🙂
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.
yeah, real tough job… it took few months to compile. blv u have had good time hearing the picks. thanks.
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Pyar kiya to darna kya should be way above the 15th place.
Thanks. Hear them, always. They will take the toxins out of your body.
I love these songs! They really add an interesting mix to my collection, thanks! 🙂