Bollywood made its debut with Alam Ara which had 7 songs, including the hit, “De de khuda ke naam per”. Since then Bollywood music has become a part of Indian life. Bollywood movies are incomplete without songs which range from soulful music which touches your heart, inspires you to go that extra mile to raunchy songs that sells aspirins. Bollywood songs are played during weddings, funerals, festivals, games, driving or shopping all over India. You can find people humming them so often. Here is the list of 8 Bollywood movies that had the best set of songs.
8. Guide: Music: SD Burman
Though the movie Guide is a classic in itself, it was made memorable by the heartwarming music composed by master composer SD Burman. Rendered by performers like Mohammed Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar, Manna Dey and Sachin Dev Burman himself, the songs have entertained generations after generations of Indians.
7. Aashiqui: Music: Nadeem-Shravan
Aashiqui is remembered even to this day only for its soulful music and 11 ever green songs, which was mainly responsible for the success of the movie. The film worked as the career launch pad for singer Kumar Sanu and music directors Nadeem:-Shravan. Rated as the best romantic soundtrack of Bollywood it went on to become the bestselling album of the 90s.
6. Maine Pyar Kiya: Music: Raam Laxman
Though known as the launch pad of Salman Khan, the music of the movie has been rated the best of 80’s. Released in 1989, the movie overtook all the earlier releases of 1980s as the sweet music was loved by children, teens, adults and even older generation. Though not many of the compositions are originals, it went out to reach the hearts of the audience. Also through the superbly created anthakshari song, the movie gave a big boost to the game Anthakshari.
5. Pakeezah: Music: Ghulam Mohammed
The soundtrack of Pakeezah holds light to the great musical talent of Ghulam Mohammed, who gave his best to the music of movie before his demise. The emotionally laden soulful songs have maintained an enchanting effect on the listeners 45 years down the lane. Apart from the song ‘Chalo dildaar chalo’ all the songs of the movie are solos which were rendered by Lata Mangeshkar, Rajkumari, Parveen Sultana, Vani Jairam and Naseem Bano Chopra. ‘Inhi logon ne’ is considered to be the best mujra song of Bollywood to this day.
4. Kabhi Kabhie:
The genius Khayyam was, he made the music of Kabhi Kabhie memorable for Bollywood music lovers with great help from amazing lyricist Sahir Ludhianvi. Yash Chopra has kept up the reputation he built up with Kabhi Kabhie by churning out musical hits one after another since. The soulful song ‘Kabhi kabhie mere dil mein’ is considered to be one of the best amalgamation of lyrics and music ever in Bollywood.
3. Awaara: Music: Shankar Jaikishan
Hit music and RK films go hand in hand. The song ‘Awaara Hoon’ is considered one of the best songs of Raj Kapoor along with his other international hit ‘Mera Jhoota hai Japani’ from Shree 420. ‘Ghar Aaya mera pardesi’ is rated among the top songs of Lata Mangeshkar till date. When you find old timers to teens humming the tunes of the songs after 60 years, you now it is classic hit.
2. Mughal-E-Azam: Music: Naushad
Like every aspect of the movie, the music of the movie to tell in one word was ‘grand’. Since the release of the movie, every Indian in love has hummed the songs ‘Pyaar kiya toh darna kya’ and ‘Aye mohabbat zindabad’ with great gusto. The other songs of the movie have remained as evergreen hits to this day not just for its appealing tunes but also for the excellent lyrics of Shakeel Badayuni.
1. Barsaat: Music: Shankar-Jaikishan
Indian music lovers unanimously agree that Barsaat is the best soundtrack produced by Bollywood ever. The film introduced two stalwarts of Indian music, Shankar Jaikishan and Lata Mangeshkar to Bollywood. Supported by the meaningful lyrics, all the soulful songs made the album one of highest selling album ever on its release in 1949. It will take a miracle to recreate the magic of this soundtrack once again.