75 Greatest Hindi Rock Songs

Top 75 Hindi Rock Songs

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

  1. Bande- Indian Ocean
  2. Pal- KK
  3. Sayonee- Junoon
  4. Bheegi Bheegi- James (Gangster)
  5. Sadda Haq- Mohit Chauhan (Rockstar)
  6. Garaj Baras- Junoon (Paap)
  7. Sadho Re- Agni
  8. Alvida- James (Life in a…Metro)
  9. Jee Karda- Labh Janjua (Badlapur)
  10. Bhaag DK Bose- Ram Sampath (Delhi Belly)
  11. Akhri Alvida- Strings (Shootout at Lokhandwala)
  12. Yaaron- KK (Rockford)
  13. Rock On- Farhan Akhtar (Rock On!)
  14. Aankhon Ke Saagar- Fuzon
  15. Saaiyan- Kailesh Kher
  16. Dooba Dooba- Silk Route
  17. Muk Gaye Nay- Junoon
  18. Bhulana Payange Who Din- Ahhirann
  19. Nayan Tarse- Amit Trivedi (Dev D)
  20. Insaan- Punkh
  21. Rishtey- James and Pritam (Life in a… Metro)
  22. Teri Deewani- Kailesh Kher
  23. Nadan Parindey- A.R. Rahman and Mohit Chauhan (Rockstar)
  24. Dil Dil Hai- Suraj Jagan (Saat Khoon Maaf)
  25. Meri Awaaz Suno- Junoon
  26. Tu Hi Meri Shab- KK (Gangster)
  27. In Dino- Soham Chakraborty
  28. Maaeri- Euphoria
  29. Boondein- Silk Route
  30. Main Khuda- KK (Paanch)
  31. Karmah- Punkh
  32. Dil Tu Hi Baata- Zubeen Garg and Alisha Chinai (Krrish 3)
  33. Dooriyan- Fuzon
  34. Sun Raha Hai- Ankit Tiwari (Aashiqui 2)
  35. Bhula Do- Raeth
  36. In Dino- Soham Chakraborty (Lifein a… Metro)
  37. Ya Ali- Zubeen Garg (Gangster)
  38. Emosanal Atyachar- Bonnie Chakraborty
  39. Zinda- Shankar-Ehsaan- Loy (Bhaag Milkha Bhaag)
  40. Oh Meri Jaan- KK (Life in a… Metro)
  41. Ghoom Le- Punkh
  42. Dil Dhadakne Do- Farhan Akhtar and Priyanka Chopra
  43. Kandisa- Indian Ocean
  44. Tum Ho Toh- Farhan Akhtar (Rock On!)
  45. Aadat- Jal (Kalyug)
  46. Dil Ibadaat- KK (Tum Mile)
  47. Phir Dhoom- Euphoria
  48. Oh Sanam- Lucky Ali
  49. Yeh Hai Meri Kahani- Strings (Zinda)
  50. Socha Hai- Farhan Akhtar (Rock On!)
  51. Oh Mama- Clinton Cerejo and KK (7 Khoon Maaf)
  52. Bhula Dena- Mustafa Zahid (Aashiqui 2)
  53. Tanhaa- Punkh
  54. Dilruba- Kailesh Kher
  55. Ae Dil Hai Mushkil- Arijit Singh (Ae Dil Hai Mushkil)
  56. Dhunki- Neha Bhasin (Mere Brother Ki Dulhan)  
  57. Sajni- Jal
  58. Labon Ko- KK (Bhool Bhulaiyaa)
  59. Aankhon Mein- Aryans
  60. Badalon Ki Geharayi- Sifar
  61. Jo Bhi Main- Mohit Chauhan (Rockstar)
  62. Dooriyan Bhi Hai Zaroori- Vishal Dadlani and Monica Dogra (Break Ke Baad)
  63. Baatein Kuch Ankahee Si- Suhail Kaul (Life in a… Metro)
  64. Zehreelay- Suraj Jagan (Rock On!)
  65. Tujhko Jo Paaya- KK (Crook)
  66. Maahi (Rock With Me)- Toshi Sabri (Raaz)
  67. Tere Bin- Atif Aslam (Bas Ek Pal)
  68. Doorie- Atif Aslam
  69. Aasman Hain Neela Kyun- Farhan Akhtar (Rock On!)
  70. Pehli Nazar Mein- Atif Aslam (Race)
  71. Kurbaan Hua- Vishal Dadlani (Kurbaan)
  72. Aahatein- Agnee
  73. Woh Lamhe Who Baatein- Atif Aslam (Zeher)
  74. Zindagi Do Pal Ki- KK (Kites)
  75. Chhil Gaye Naina- Kanika Kapoor (NH10)

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