Bollywood movies are very popular in this subcontinent. Music is one of the integral part of Bollywood movies. Over the years, Bollywood gave us brilliant singers and music composers. In this post, I am going to write about the top ten songs of Bollywood movie.
Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya: “Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya” is a song from Mughal-E-Azam, one of the most expensive cinemas ever made in Bollywood. It is also one of the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed movies in Indian cinema. The movie was directed by K. Asif. The music of this movie is composed by famous music director Naushad. This movie had a total of twenty songs but in order to keep it shorter many of the songs had been deleted. The lyrics of “Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya” was written by Shakeel Badayuni. It was sung by Lata Mangeshkar. An interesting thing about the song is that Naushad told Lata Mangeshkar to sing some portions of the song in bathroom in order to get an echo. Naushad used Indian classical music to compose the song. Raga Durga was used to compose the music of this track.
Tere Mere Sapne: “Tere Mere Sapne” is a song from the famous movie Guide released in 1965. Starring Dev Anand and Waheeda Rehman in lead roles, Guide was directed by Vijay Anand. The movie was based on R.K. Narayan’s famous novel, “The Guide.” written by R. K. Narayan. The music of the movie was composed by none other than the brilliant Sachin Dev Burman and lyrics were written by Shailendra. The song “Tere Mere Sapne” was sung by Mohammed Rafi. Among others who sang in this movie were Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar, Manna Dey and Sachin Dev Burman. The song of this movie is ranked number one in the list of greatest 100 Bollywood soundtracks of Planet Bollywood. For this movie, SD Burman won the Filmfare award that year in the best music directing category.
Jindagi Ke Safar Me Gujar Jate Hain Jo Mukam: This is another great song from another great movie, Aap Ki Kasam. Aap Ki Kasam was released in 1974. It was directed and produced by J. Om Prakash. It was also his directorial debut. The movie stars Rajesh Khanna, Mumtaz and Sanjeev Kumar. The music of this movie was composed by RD Burman, son of legendary music director, Sachin Dev Burman. The movie was super hit and upon released and the songs of the movie also became immensely popular. The lyrics of the songs was penned by Anand Bakshi and it also showed the brilliance of the great music composer RD Burman.
Papa kehte hain bada naam karega: This song is from another famous movie of 1988 Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak. It was a romantic drama film written by Nasir Hussain and directed by his son Mansoor Khan. Aamir Khan and Juhi Chawla portrayed the male and female lead in the movie and it was their first major movie and also their first big hit. The song, “Papa kehte hain” was picturised on Aamir Khan and it was sung by Udit Narayan. All the songs of this movie also became immensely popular and Indian Movies ranked it among the top 25 must see Bollywood movies. For the songs of the movie, Anand-Milind won the Filmfare award that year in the best music directing category. It was also their first major musical work of Anand-Milind.
Tujhe Dekha To Ye Jaana Sanam: This is another great song from another great Hindi movie, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge. Released in 1995, the movie was directorial debut of Aditya Chopra. Karan Johar also did a cameo in this movie. This song was sung by Lata Mangeshkar and Kumar Sanu. The music of this movie was composed by Jatin Lalit and the lyrics were written by Anand Bakshi. Among other singers of this movie, there were Asha Bhosle, Kumar Sanu, Abhijeet, and Udit Narayan. This song Tujhe Dekha To Ye Jaana Sanam was picturised on Shahrukh Khan and Kajol and it is considered to be one of the most romantic songs of Bollywood cinema till today and for writing the lyrics, Anand Bakshi won his third Filmfare award after fourteen years.
Man Tarpat Hari Darsan Ko Aaj: This song is from another great movie Baiju Bawra. The movie stars Bharat Bhushan and Meena Kumari and directed by Vijay Bhatt. Naushad, the brilliant director who composed the music of Mughal-E-Azam, also composed the music of this film and for his work, he won the Filmfare best music director award and it was the only award he received. The song Man Tarpat Hari Darsan Ko Aaj was based on Raga Malkauns and it was sung by Mohammad Rafi. The film also established Mohammad Rafi as a prominent singer in Hindi movies. The lyric of this song was penned by Shakeel Badayuni.
Baharon Phool Barsao: Baharon Phool Barsao is a song from hit movie Suraj. It was released in 1966. The movie was directed by T. Prakash Rao. Suraj stars Vyjayanthimala and Rajendra Kumar in lead roles. Baharon Phool Barsao was a romantic number and it was picturised on Rajendra Kumar and Vyjayanthimala. The song was sung by none other than the famous Hindi playback singer Mohammed Rafi and the lyric was written by Hasrat Jaipuri. The movie was a commercial success and the song became very popular. The music of this movie was composed by Shankar Jaikishan. Shankar Jaikishan won Filmfare award in best music director category for this movie.
Bachna Ae Haseeno: Bachna Ae Haseeno is from Hum Kisise Kum Naheen released in 1977. This movie was directed by Nasir Hussain and it was the biggest hit of 1977. The music of this movie was composed by R.D. Burman and this song Bachna Ae Haseeno was another great creation. The movie had nine original songs and Bachna Ae Haseeno was sung by none other than legendary singer of Hindi cinema Kishore Kumar. Overall, all the songs of this movie are very popular even till today. Bachna Ae Haseeno was picturised on Rishi Kapoor. Among others, the movie stars Kaajal Kiran, Amjad Khan, Zeenat Aman, Jalal Agha and Tom Alter.
Awara Hoon: This song is from the movie Awaara produced and directed by Raj Kapoor in 1951. The music of this movie was composed by Shankar-Jaikishan and lyric was written by Shailendra. Mukesh sang the song. Awara Hoon was picturised on Raj Kapoor. One of the interesting things about this song is that here you will see Raj Kapoor acting like Charlie Chaplin. The role of Raj Kapoor in this movie was very similar to that of Charlie Chaplin. The movie was very successful and the songs were also very popular. Planet Bollywood listed it number 3 on their list of 100 greatest 100 Bollywood soundtracks.
Ab Tere Bin: This song is from movie Aashiqui, a Bollywood romantic film of the 90s. Aashiqui is significant in many ways. First of all, this movie became very successful and music played a major role in this regard. The music of this movie was composed by Nadeem-Shravan and it established Kumar Sanu in Bollywood. Ab Tere Bin is a sad song. It was picturised on Rahul Roy and it was sung by Kumar Sanu. Sameer wrote the lyrics. For this song, Kumar Sanu won Filmfare awards in best male Playback singer category and Nadeem-Shravan also became the best music director for this movie. The songs of this movie are recognized as the best songs of the 1990s.