In recent years Hindi rock songs have become exceedingly popular in Bollywood films. Dwell in a playlist of the best Hindi Rock Songs.
While western influences in Hindi films were seen since the 60s, rock music as an entirety in Indian films has evolved in recent decades. Hindi rock songs started gaining momentum in the 90s during the popularity of the Indipop scene. Many bands at that time released their music independently without any help from major record labels. Only few bands/artists had the privilege to find record contracts in the 90s. Majority of the bands would promote their music at concerts and college festivals across India. It was not easy for bands artists in India and its neighboring countries to promote their music in the 90s.
While Hindi rock songs did become popular with college students in the 90s, bands with their brand of Hindi rock could not penetrate the vibrant Indian music market.
Only few bands had success with their style of Hindi rock. Few bands made attempts at bilingual rock; however their ambitions were not very successful. Glimpses of rock music were seen in few Bollywood movies in the 80s and 90s, however, it was only after the year 2000 rock music strengthened its roots in Bollowyood films. Many music directors emerged with influences of rock and its subgenres, and their compositions had a distinctive indi-rock sound that has now become a significant part of Bollywood.
Since the year 2000 many bands have tasted success with their signature style of Hindi rock. A number of bands from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh have come up with exceptional Hindi rock albums over the years. In recent decades Bollywood has showcased a rich cultural heritage of Hindi rock in movies. Many hindi rock songs have gone onto become anthems among youth. Bollywood singers like to perform their rock songs from movies during live performances, especially during college festivals. In India the Hindi rock scene is popular in cities such as Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad, Delhi, Kolkata, and Hyderabad. The Hindi rock scene has also emerged big in a number of towns and cities across India. The days ahead are bright for Hindi rock, let’s just wait and watch.
The space below showcases an epic list of the best Hindi Rock Songs. Mentioned in brackets is the movie in which the song appears.
75 Greatest Hindi Rock Songs
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