Hindi songs resonate in every part of the country. From the age old ever green melodies picturized on stalwarts of the Indian cinema such as Madhubala, Dilip Kumar, Raj Kapoor and many others to the more recent songs which have captured the interest of the world, hindi songs have been an integral part of the movie industry. So ingrained are the songs in Indian films that it is impossible to imagine movies without them. It was the 1940s-1950s that bollywood industry actually evolved. This phase was known to be the golden era of Hindi cinema. The viewers of Hindi cinema love the movies for its songs and admire the singers and musicians as much as the actors and actresses. All time hit singers such as Lata Mangeshkar and Kishore Kumar are some of the most well known names in India.
There countless number of songs that have been produced by the hindi film industry and thousands of them that have made it to the top list in all these years. Though it is an extremely difficult job to list the top 10 best hindi songs of all time, here is a list of a few of those unforgettable songs.
10. Lag ja gale ki fir yeh hasin raat ho na ho
This beautiful song was from the movie Wo Kaun Thi and a solo song sung by Lata mangeshkar. This black and white classic suspense movie was directed by Raj Khosla and the music was given by Madan Mohan.
9. Ayega, Ayega, ayega aane wala, ayega
This song was again a solo, sung by lata Mangeshkar, from the film Mahal that was released in 1949. The music of the song was given by Khemchand Prakash and the lyricist was Nakshab Jarachavi.
8. Dil cheez kya hai aap meri jaan lijiye
This song was sung by Asha Bhonsle , renowned name in the Indian cinema. The song is from the movie, Umrao Jaan, released in 1981. The music was given by Khayyam and lyrics by Shahryar, The lead actress Rekha had the country holding its breath when she sang this lovely song on screen.
7. Piya tose naina lage re:
This song is from the hit movie ‘Guide” which broke records of all times. The movie was based on the critically acclaimed novel, The Guide, written by R.K.Narayan. The song was sung by Lata Mangeshkar and the movie released in the year 1965. The music was given by the famous musician, S.D. Burman and the lyrics were by Shailendra. The movie was directed by Vijay Anand This box office hit is considered to be a masterpiece of Indian cinema and all its songs topped the music charts of its time.
6. Hothon se chulo tum, mera geet amar kar do
This heart touching song was sung by famous ghazal singer, Jagjit Singh from the movie, Prem Geet released in 1981. The lyrics were given by Indeevar while the music director of the movie was Jagjit Singh himself. The movie was directed by Sudesh Issar.
5. Waqt ne kiya, kya haseen sitambh
This beautiful melody was sung by Geeta Dutt for the movie, Kaagaz ke phool. The movie was produced and directed by Guru Dutt and is a true classic of Indian movie industry. The music of the movie was composed by S.D.Burman and the lyrics were given by Kaifi Azmi, a famous urdu poet of the 20th century.
4. Pal Pal dil ke paas, tum rehti ho
This solo romantic song was sung by the legendary singer Kishore Kumar for the movie Blackmail. The romantic thriller film was directed by Vijay Anand and the music directors of the film were Kalyanji Anandji.
3. Kuch to log kahenge, logon ka kaam hai kehna
This romantic song was sung by the evergreen Kishore Kumar for the movie Amar Prem which was released in 1972. The movie is based on a story “Nishipadma” that was written by Bibhutibhushan Bandopadhyay. The music was given by R.D.Burman and lyrics were by Anand Bakshi.
2. Pyar hua ikraar hua hai, pyar se fir kyun darta hai dil
This song is considered to be the most romantic song of its time and forever. This duet song was sung by Manna Dey and Lata mangeshkar. The music director duo of the movie was Shankar-Jaikishan and lyrics were given by Shailendra. The song was from the movie, Shree 420 which had Raj Kapoor in the lead role. The movie was directed by Raj Kapoor himself in the year 1955.
1. Jab pyar kiya to darna kya:
One of the most famous romantic songs of Hindi Cinema, this song is from the movie Mughl-e-Azam. The movie was released in 1960 just when Indian cinema was introduced to color print. Half of the movie was made in black and white and half of the movie was made in color. This famous song was sung by Lata Mangeshkar and the legendary music was given by Naushad. The movie was directed by K. Asif. The movie epitomizes Indian films and is considered an epic cinema. The movie was based on the life of Mughal prince Salim and set in the Mughal era.