100 Greatest Bollywood Songs of the 60s and 70s

Top 100 Bollywood Songs of the 60s and 70s

The 60s and 70s were decades that showcased Hindi films in new light. The song and dance routines in movies became vivid bringing in a kaleidoscope of influences. This article is a detailed perspective of the best Bollywood songs of the 60s and 70s.

Every decade in Bollywood has offered something special for audiences. However, two decades that propelled song and dance to new heights were the 60s and 70s. These decades paved the way for a broader spectrum of all things Bollywood. Some of the most memorable songs in Hindi cinema are of the 60s and 70s. Songwriting and compositional structure of lyricists and music directors in these decades showcased influences from varied cultures. Furthermore, the use of western instruments along with traditional Indian instruments in Hindi film songs gave aesthetic direction to a new sound.

The Indo-fusion sound made its presence in Hindi films in the 60s and 70s and ever since the sound has evolved leading to an amalgamation of traditional Indian classical laced with western influences.

Soulful melodies were an essential ingredient in songs of the 60s and 70s. Although Hindi films in these hippy-happy decades had both slow songs and fast tempo songs, it was slow songs that became hugely popular with movie goers. While romantic songs of the 60s and 70s are immensely popular in India and other subcontinent nations, it’s sad songs of these decades that have become cult favorites. The lyrical aspects in sad songs have mesmerized audiences in India. Lyrics in Hindi film songs pertain to everyday life and that’s why audiences are able to relate to the plethora of emotions portrayed in songs.

While there were many playback singers in the 60s and 70s, the Bollywood brigade was led by Lata Mangeshkar Mohammed Rafi and Kishore Kumar. These singers lent their voice for a number of movies in the 60s and 70s. Improvisational soulful singing in these decades paved the way for a new wave of singers in the 80s. The 60s and 70s had a large number of superhit songs, and many of the songs that became insanely poplar are often featured on compilation albums. Romantic songs, slow songs and sad songs of the 60s and 70s have had a profound effect on audiences. The nostalgia and warmth that these songs bring is like no other feeling. Relive memories with a list of the best Bollywood songs of the 60s and 70s.

The space below showcases a detailed list of songs of the 60s and 70s. Mentioned in brackets is the Movie and year of release.

100 Greatest Bollywood Songs of the 60s and 70s

  1. Chingari Koi Bhadke- Kishore Kumar (Amar Prem- 1972)
  2. Abhi Na Jao Chhodkar- Asha Bhosle (Hum Dono- 1961)
  3. Likhe Jo Khat Tujhe- Mohammed Rafi (Kanyadaan- 1968)
  4. Aanewala Pal- Kishore Kumar (Golmaal- 1978)
  5. Chaudhvin Ka Chand Ho- Mohammed Rafi (Chaudhvin Ka Chand- 1960)
  6. Ek Ajanabee Haseena Se- Kishore Kumar (Ajanabee- 1974)
  7. Saathi Re- Kishore Kumar (Muqaddar Ka Sikandar- 1978)
  8. Yeh Kya Hua- Kishore Kumar (Amar Prem- 1972)
  9. Main Shair To Nahin- Shailender Singh (Bobby- 1973)
  10. Teri Bindiya Re- Mohammed Rafi and Lata Mangeshkar (Abhimaan- 1973)
  11. Hum Bewafa Hargiz Na The- Kishore Kumar (Shalimar- 1978)
  12. Aaja Aaja Main Hoon Pyar Tera- Mohammed Rafi and Asha Bhosle (Teesri Manzil- 1966)
  13. Gum Hai Kisi Ke Pyar Mein- Kishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar (Raampur Ka Lakshman- 1972)
  14. Meri Bheegi Bheegi Si- Kishore Kumar (Anamika- 1973)
  15. Roop Tera Mastana- Kishore Kumar (Aradhana- 1969)
  16. Yeh Reshmi Zulfein- Mohammed Rafi (Do Raaste- 1969)
  17. Kahin Door Jab Din Dhal Jaaye- Mukesh (Anand- 1971)
  18. Mausam Hai Ashiqana- Lata Mangeshkar (Pakeezah- 1972)
  19. Woh Shaam Kuch Ajeeb Thi- Kishore Kumar (Khamoshi- 1969)
  20. Baharon Phool Barso- Mohammed Rafi (Suraj- 1966)
  21. Dil Jo Na Keh Saka- Mohammed Rafi (Bheegi Raat- 1965)
  22. Pukarta Chala Hoon Mein- Mohammed Rafi (Mere Sanam- 1965)
  23. Sau Saal Pehle Mujhe Tumse Pyaar Tha- Mohammed Rafi and Lata Mangeshkar (Jab Pyar Kisi Se Hi Hai- 1961)
  24. Dum Maro Dum- Asha Bhosle (Hare Rama Hare Krishna- 1971)
  25. Who Jab Yaaad Aaye Bahut Yaad Aaye- Mohammed Rafi and Lata Mangeshkar-1963)
  26. Yeah Jo Mohabbat Hai- Kishore Kumar (Kati Patang- 1970)
  27. Dil Ke Jharokhe Mein- Mohammed Rafi (Brahmachari- 1968)
  28. Phoolo Ka Taaro Ka- Kishore Kumar (Hare Rama Hare Krishna- 1971)
  29. Mera Jeevan Kora Kagaz- Kishore Kumar (Kora Kagaz- 1974)
  30. Dekho Rootha Na Karo- Mohammed Rafi And Lata Mangeshkar (Tere Ghar Ke Samne- 1963)
  31. Tere Bina Zindagi Se- Kishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar (Aandhi- 1975)
  32. Yeh Dosti Hum Nahin Todenge- Kishore Kumar and Manna Dey (Sholay- 1975)
  33. Jaiye Aap Kahan Jayange- Asha Bhosle (Mere Sanam- 1965)
  34. Piya Tose Naina Lage- Lata Mangeshkar (Guide- 1965)
  35. Achha To Hum Chalte Hain- Kishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar (Aan Milo Sajna- 1970)
  36. Phoolon Ke Rang Se- Kishore Kumar (Pujari- 1969)
  37. Mere Naina Sawan Bhadon- Kishore Kumar (Mehbooba- 1976)
  38. Zindagi Ke Safar Mein- Kishore Kumar (Aap Ki Kasam- 1974)
  39. Mera Saaya Saath Hoga- Lata Mangeshkar (Mera Saaya- 1966)
  40. Rimjhim Gire Sawan- Kishore Kumar (Manzil- 1972)
  41. Wada Karo Nahi Chhodoge- Lata Mangeshkar and Kishore Kumar (Aa Gale Lag Jaa- 1973)
  42. Aao Huzoor Tumko- Asha Bhosle (Kismat- 1968)
  43. Kuchh Dil Ne Kaha- Lata Mangeshkar (Anupama- 1966)
  44. Khilte Hai Gul Yahan- Kishore Kumar (Sharmeelee- 1971)
  45. Ek Chatur Naar- Kishore Kumar and Manna Dey (Padosan- 1968)
  46. Chahe Koi Mujhe Junglee Kahen- Mohammed Rafi- 1961)
  47. Musafir Hoon Yaaron- Kishore Kumar (Parichay- 1972)
  48. Bheegi Bheegi Raaton Mein- Kishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar (Ajanabee- 1974)
  49. Hum Tumse Juda Hoke- Mohammed Rafi (Ek Sapera Ek Lutera- 1965)
  50. Yeh Shaam Mastani- Kishore Kumar (Kati Patang- 1970)
  51. Chala Jata Hoon- Kishore Kumar (Mere Jeevan Saathi- 1972)
  52. Jab Chali Thandi Hawa- Asha Bhosle (Do Badan- 1966)
  53. Zindagi Ka Safar- Kishore Kumar (Safar- 1970)
  54. Gulabi Ankhen Jo Teri- Mohammed Rafi (The Train- 1970)
  55. Neele Gagan Ke Tale- Mahendra Kapoor (Hamraaz- 1967)
  56. Baghon Mein Bahar Hai- Mohammed Rafi and Lata Mangeshkar (Aradhana- 1969)
  57. Mere Dil Mein Aaj Kya Hai- Kishore Kumar (Daag- 1973)
  58. Tum Agar Saath Dene Ka Vada Karo- Mahendra Kapoor (Hamraaz- 1967)
  59. Zindagi Kaisi Hai Paheli- Manna Dey (Anand- 1971)
  60. Ajeeb Dastan Hai Yeh- Lata Mangeshkar (Dil Apna Aur Preet Parai- 1960)
  61. Pyaar Manga Hai Tumhi Se- Kishore Kumar (College Girl- 1977)
  62. Aap Ki Ankhon Mein- Kishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar (Ghar- 1978)
  63. Teri Galiyon Mein- Mohammed Rafi (Hawas- 1974)
  64. Yeh Dil Na Hota Bechara- Kishore Kumar (Jewel Thief- 1967)
  65. Teri Zulfon Se Judaai- Mohammed Rafi (Jab Pyar Kisi Se Hota Hai- 1965)
  66. Yaad Na Jaaye Beete Dinon Ki- Mohammed Rafi (Dil Ek Mandir- 1963)
  67. Tum Aa Gaye Hoon Noor Aa Gaya- Kishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar (Aandhi- 1975)
  68. Jo Wada Kiya Woh- Mohammed Rafi and Lata Mangeshkar (Taj Mahal- 1963)
  69. Kahin Deep Jale Kahin Dil- Lata Mangeshkar (Bees Saal Baad- 1962)
  70. Kanchi Re Kanchi Re (Hare Rama Hare Krishna- 1971)
  71. Lag Jaa Gale Se Phir- Lata Mangeshkar (Woh Kaun Thi- 1964)
  72. Bindiya Chamkegi- Lata Mangeshkar (Do Raaste- 1969)
  73. Gata Rahe Mera Dil- Kishore Kumar and Asha Bhosle (Guide- 1965)
  74. Kuchh To Log Kahenge- Kishore Kumar (Amar Prem- 1972)
  75. Dil Pukare Aa Re- Mohammed Rafi and Lata Mangeshkar (Jewel Thief- 1967)
  76. Teri Duniya Se Hoke Majboor Chala- Kishore Kumar (Pavitra Papi- 1970)
  77. Jinhen Hum Bhoolna Chahe- Mukesh (Aabroo- 1968)
  78. Gun Guna Rahe Hai Bhanvare- Mohammed Rafi and Asha Bhosle (Aradhana- 1969)
  79. Taarif Karoon Kya Uski- Mohammed Rafi (Kashmir Ki Kali- 1964)
  80. Dil Aaj Shayar Hai- Kishore Kumar (Gambler- 1971)
  81. Main Shayar Badnam- Kishore Kumar (Namak Haram- 1973)
  82. Kabhi Kabhi Mere Dil Mein- Mukesh and Lata Mangeshkar (Kabhi Kabhi- 1976)
  83. Chanda Hai Tu- Lata Mangeshkar (Aradhana- 1969)
  84. Tum Jo Mil Gaye Ho- Mohammed Rafi (Hanste Zakhm- 1973)
  85. Geet Gaata Hoon Main- Kishore Kumar (Lal Patthar- 1971)
  86. Kya Se Kya Ho Gaya- Mohammed Rafi (Guide 1965)
  87. Aaj Purani Raahon Se Koi Mujhe- Mohammed Rafi (Aadmi- 1968)
  88. Mere Dil Ke Chain- Kishore Kumar (Mere Jeevan Saathi- 1972)
  89. Kasme Vaade Pyaar Wafa- Manna Dey (Upkar- 1967)
  90. Lo Aaa Gayi Unki Yaad- Lata Mangeshkar (Do Badan- 1966)
  91. Poochho Na Kaise Maine- Manna Dey (Meri Surat Teri Aankhen- 1963)
  92. Koi Humdum Na Raha- Kishore Kumar (Jhumroo- 1961)
  93. Abhi Na Jao Chod Kar- Asha Bhosle and Mohammed Rafi and Asha Bhosle (Hum Dono- 1961)
  94. Ae Phoolon Ki Rani- Mohammad Rafi (Aarzoo- 1965)
  95. Panthi Hoon Nain Us Path Ka- Kishore Kumar (Door Ka Raahi- 1971)
  96. Dost Dost Na Raha- Mukesh (Sangam- 1964)
  97. Badi Sooni Sooni Hai- Kishore Kumar (Mili- 1975)
  98. Pysa Mera Dil- Asha Bhosle (Ehsan- 1970)
  99. Kya Hua Tera Wada- Mohammed Rafi (Hum Kisi Se Kum Nahi- 1977)
  100. Khush Rahe Tu Sada Ye Dua- Mohammed Rafi (Khilona- 1970)

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