100 Greatest Bollywood Songs of the 80s 90s and 2000s

100 Best Bollywood Songs of the 80s 90s and 2000s

Over the years songs from Indian Hindi films have become a rage globally. This article is a showcase of the best Bollywood songs of the 80s 90s and 2000s.

Every commercial Bollywood film has its share of song and dance routines. Since the Hindi film industry came into being in India, songs have been an integral part of movies. Songs in Bollywood movies are played in accordance with various situations that arise in the movie. Songs that portray dream sequences are rather popular in all things Bollywood. You also come across songs in Bollywood movies that are not related to the storyline and script and are purely put in the scheme of things for entertainment of movie goers. In recent years item songs have become excessively popular in movies.

Bollywood songs of the 80s and 90s paved a new path for an amalgamation of music genres.

The number of music directors and music composers in Bollywood has increased tremendously. In the 80s and 90s it used to be few music directors that would be given the responsibility of composing songs for movies. Post 2000, the number of music directors has taken a big leap. Many young music directors have emerged on the scene with their innovative style of composing. Bollywood songs have become excessively popular in Europe and US since 2000s.

Music director duos have been popular since early days and this trend continues in Bollywood. Towards the late 90s the approach towards composition changed drastically. Post 2000 saw Bollywood emerge in new light with music directors bringing in elements from various music genres. Dance songs with embellishments of hip-hop and rap have become a rage with youngsters in recent years. Melodic acoustic songs have also become popular with Bollywood music aficionados in recent years.

Compilations of Bollywood songs are popular with college goers in India. Many people in India love listening to Bollywood songs on the cell phone as they travel. The list below encompasses a broad spectrum of Bollywood songs from various genres. The name of the movie in which the song appears and it’s year of release is mentioned in the list.

100 Greatest Bollywood Songs of the 80s 90s and 2000

  1. Gazab Ka Hai Din- Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak (1988)
  2. Kuch Na Kaho- 1942- A Love Story (1994)
  3. Dil Deewana- Maine Pyar Kiya (1989)
  4. Maa- Taare Zameen Par (2007)
  5. Pehla Nasha- Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar (1992)
  6. Hum Tere Bin Ab Reh Nahi Sakte- Aashiqui 2 (2013)
  7. Ae Mere Humsafar- Qamayat Se Qamayat Tak (1988)
  8. Tujhe Dekha To- Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995)
  9. Dil Ko- Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein (2001)
  10. Kal Ho Naa Ho- Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003)
  11. Tum Se Hi- Jab We Met (2007)
  12. Kehna Hi Kya- Bombay (1995)
  13. Teri Galliyan- Ek Villain (2014)
  14. Maar Dala- Devdas (2002)
  15. Dooriyan- Love Aaj Kal (2009)
  16. Jaadu Teri Nazar- Darr (1993)
  17. Mann Ki Lagan- Paap (2003)
  18. Bahon Ke Darmiyan- Khamoshi (1996)
  19. Dheere Dheere Se Meri Zindagi Mein Aa Na- Aashiqui (1990)
  20. Jaadu Hai Nasha Hai- Jism (2003)
  21. Meri Jaan- Life In a… Metro (2007)
  22. Chand Sifarish- Fanaa (2006)
  23. Tum Hi Ho- Aashiqui 2 (2014)
  24. Tujhme Rab Dikhta Hai- Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi (2008)
  25. Mujhe Neend Na Aaye- Dil (1990)
  26. Pehli Nazar Mein- Race (2008)
  27. Tip Tip Barsa Pani- Mohra (1994)
  28. Tum Mile Dil Khile- Criminal (1995)
  29. Dil To Pagal Hai- Dil To Pagal Hai (1997)
  30. Kajra Re- Bunty Aur Babli (2005)
  31. Neele Neele Ambar Par- Kalakaar (1983)
  32. Chand Chupa Badal Mein- Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999)
  33. Bahot Pyaar Karte Hai- Saajan (1991)
  34. Naa Tum Jano Na Hum- Kaho Na... Pyar Hai (2000)
  35. Haan Tu Hain- Jannat (2008)
  36. Tu Hi Meri Shab Hai- Gangster (2006) 
  37. Aisi Deewangi Dekhi Nahi- Deewana (1992)
  38. Dekha Hai Pehli Baar- Saajan (1991)
  39. Re Piya- Aaja Nachle (2007)
  40. Suraj Hua Madham- Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham (2001)
  41. Dil Ka Alam- Aashiqui (1990)
  42. Yeh Haseen Wadiyan- Roja (1992)
  43. Jiya Dhadak Dhadak- Kalyug (2005)
  44. Tum Dil Ki Dhadkan Mein- Dhadkan (2000)
  45. Baahon Ke Darmiyan- Khamoshi (1996)
  46. Aankhon Ki Gustakhiyaan- Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999)
  47. Zara Zara Touch Me- Race 2 (2008)
  48. Waada Raha Sanam- Khiladi (1992)
  49. Aankhen Teri Kitni Haseen- Anwar (2007)
  50. Agar Tum Mil Jao- Zehar (2005)
  51. Tera Hone Laga Hoon- Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani (2009)
  52. Khamoshiyan- Khamoshiyan (2015)
  53. Tere Dar Pe Sanam Chale Aaye- Phir Teri Kahani Yaad Aaye (1993)
  54. Woh Lamhe Who Baatein- Zeher (2005)
  55. Tu Hai Ki Nahi- Roy (2014)
  56. Such Keh Raha Hai- Rehnaa Hai Tere Dil Mein (2001)
  57. Humko Humise Chura Lo- Mohabbatein (2000)
  58. Tum Ho- Rockstar (2011)
  59. Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin- Sil Hia Ke Manta Nahin (1991)
  60. Saagar Kinare Dil Ye Pukare - Saagar(1985)
  61. Pehla Pehla Pyar Hai- Hum Aapke Hain Koun (1994)
  62. Ishq Wala Love- Student of the Year (2012)
  63. Tere Mere Beech Mein- Ek Duuje Ke Liye (2013)
  64. Jaane Jaana- Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya (1998)
  65. Mitwa- Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (2006)
  66. Tujhko Jo Paaya- Mohit Chauhan (2010)
  67. Ek Ladki Ko Dekha- 1942: A Love Story (1994)
  68. Ajj Din Chadheya- Love Aaj Kal (2009)
  69. Tu Jahan Main Wahan- Salaam Namaste (2005)
  70. Bheegey Hoot- Murder (2004)
  71. Tanhayee- Dil Chahta Hai (2001)
  72. Saanson Ko Saanson Me Dhalne Do Zara- Hum Tum (2004)
  73. Who Pehli Bar Jab Hum Mile- Pyaar Mein Kabhi Kabhi (1999)
  74. Zara Si Dil Me De Jagah Tu- Jannat (2008)
  75. Tumhi Ho Bandhu- Cocktail (2012)
  76. Har Kisi Ko Nahi Milta- Jaanbaz (1986)
  77. Tere Naam- Tere Naam (2003)
  78. Jab Koi Baat Bigad Jaaye- Jurm (1990)
  79. Dard-E-Dil- Karz (1980)
  80. Tere Bin- Bas Ke Pal (2006)
  81. Haal E Dil- Murder 2 (2011)
  82. Banjaara- Ek Villain (2014)
  83. Wada Raha- Khakee (2004)
  84. Tera Naam Liya- Ram Lakhan (1989)
  85. Jaise Mera Tu- Happy Ending (2014)
  86. Hey Shona, Hey Shona- Ta Ra Rum Pum (2007)
  87. Zara Tasveer Se Tu Nikal Kar Samne Aa- Pardes (1997)
  88. Surilli Ankhiyon Wale- Veer (2010)
  89. Rafta Rafta- Namastey London (2007)
  90. Tinka Tinka- Karam (2005)
  91. Aapke Pyaar Mein- Raaz (2002)
  92. Saans Mein Teri Saans Mili Toh- Jab Tak Hai Jaan (2012)
  93. Mujhe Raat Din- Sangharsh (1999)
  94. Teri Ore- Singh Is Kinng (2008)
  95. Suna Suna Lamha Lamha- Krishna Cottage (2004)
  96. Mere Bina- Crook (2010)
  97. Aaj Phir Tumpe Pyaar Aaya Hai- Hate Story 2 (2014)
  98. Saari Raat Teri Mujhe Aati Rahi- Footpath (2003)
  99. Kaho Naa Kaho- Murder (2004)
  100. Sajan Ghar Aana Tha- Aryan (2006)

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There are many songs and almost all of them are long lasting. Interestingly, many such songs are remembered by people. It is not limited to 100 but a really massive figure. Bollywood has given millions of movies and is known to produce more films each year than the total Australian population. It should be noted that each movie has at least 2 - 3 songs so that there are plenty of songs to be considered.

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Indeed, the number of movies Bollywood churns out every year is astonishing.

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I remember some of the songs like mera dil Bhi kitna pagal hai, kahe tohse kangana, aisa kya gunah kiya ki lut gaye etc. these are some of my favorites of 80s and 90s. in 2000s, i like to hear teri galliyan, khamoshiyan etc. article fantastically explores bollywood songs and hits. nice post. informative.

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Glad you enjoyed reading the post.

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