10 Hindi Love Songs That Will Take You Back to the ’90s
Mradula Mahajan · September 27, 2018 · 3 Minute Read
Many Hindi music lovers will never tire of praising the contribution of ’90s songs to the music industry. The hits from this era are like wine — they only get better with age! Timeless on-screen performances, melodious lyrics, unique beats, and mesmerizing tunes — all of this went into the making of a classic ’90s song.
Not only are these songs enjoyed in their original renditions, but they’re often reinvented and remixed as well, quickly becoming chartbuster hits. Take, for instance, the recent songs “Too Cheez Badi Hain“, “Tamma Tamma Again“, and “Chalti Hai Kya 9 Se 12” — they’re all reinventions of popular ’90s tracks. Let’s take a trip down memory lane and revisit some of the best musical moments of that decade.
“Gazab Ka Hai Din” – Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak
The beauty of falling in love is incomparable – sort of like a drizzle on a sunny day. The refreshing song “Gazab Ka Hai Din” featuring Aamir Khan and Juhi Chawla depicts the same emotion. The backdrop of the piano, combined with violin waves, creates an uber romantic effect. What makes this song incredibly unique is the spot-on chemistry between Aamir and Juhi, and the words penned by Majrooh Sultanpuri.
“Kuchh Na Kaho” – 1942 A Love Story
This romantic track deals with the unsaid emotions between two lovers. It’s hard not to fall in love with the words penned by Javed Akhtar for “Kuchh Na Kaho”. The simple yet elegant lyrics take the romance to another level. What makes it one of the most popular songs of of the decade is the fact that 1942 A Love Story was the last film for which the legendary composer R.D. Burman wrote music.
“Tip Tip Barsa Paani” – Mohra
This lively, sensuous track topped the musical charts for a long time when it was released. The mainstream Bollywood lyrics of “Tip Tip Barsa Paani” turned it into an anthem for practically every ’90s party. The raunchy lyrics, penned by Anand Bakshi, featured Raveena Tandon sporting a yellow sari and dancing in the rain to woo her lover, Akshay Kumar.
“Ghar Se Nikalte Hi” – Papa Kehte Hain
Many ’90s kids remember rewinding this song on the cassette again and again. The music of Rajesh Roshan, with Udit Narayan’s vocals, added to the ever-innocent face of Jugal Hansraj, and funnily, “Ghar Se Nikalte Hi” became the song that everyone sang while leaving home. In addition to this, the lyrics of the song were recently popularized by Amaal Mallik. His composition and melodious alterations in the lyrics will surely bring back some old memories of love.
“Oonchi Hai Building” – Judwaa
Featuring Salman Khan as a young love-worn fellow madly trying to persuade Karisma Kapoor, “Oonchi Hai Building” is known for making listeners dance and laugh at the same time. Almost all of us have grown up dancing to this track, and Salman Khan’s hilarious moves will always be a part of us. The song was recently rebooted for Varun Dhawan’s Judwaa 2.
“Bahut Pyar Karte Hai” – Saajan
With Nadeem-Shravan’s music and S. P. Balasubrahmanyam‘s voice, this track demonstrates the agony of a lover and depicted the struggle that one has to go through in order to be with someone. Also created in Anuradha Paudwal’s voice, “Bahut Pyar Karte Hai” is from the romantic drama film Saajan that featured the super-hit trio, Sanjay Dutt, Salman Khan, and Madhuri Dixit in the lead roles, making it destined for success.
“O O Jaane Jaana” – Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya
A shirtless Salman Khan on a motorcycle, playing an electric guitar in front of a cheering college crowd, sums up the ’90s for Bollywood fans. The chart-topping hit incited anger from some people upon its release, with many believing that it would destroy the innocence of the film. Little did they know at the time that “O O Jaane Jaana” was fire, and it was fated to become a love and party anthem.
“Woh Pehli Baar” – Pyaar Mein Kabhi Kabhi
Did you feel a fresh breeze of love just by reading the song name? This ’90s kid definitely did! This song serves as a time-traveling pill for us. Sung by Shaan, and featuring the innocent Dino Morea and Rinke Khanna, “Woh Pehli Baar” is rejuvenating. The captivating lyrics mark a declaration of love.
“Tujhe Dekha To” – Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge
You’ll struggle to find a ’90s kid who did not try to imitate Shah Rukh Khan’s arm-opening gesture from the film Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge. Featuring SRK and Kajol in the leads, “Tujhe Dekha To” tells a tale of longing lovers. Their love travels countries and fights social barriers. Sung by Kumar Sanu and Lata Mangeshkar, this song depicts the pure emotions of love.
“Choli Ke Peeche Kya Hai” – Khal Nayak
Madhuri Dixit and Neena Gupta’s “Choli Ke Peeche Kya Hai” from Khal Nayak is considered to be the queen of all racy songs from the early ’90s. Originally composed by Laxmikant Pyarelal, this song created much media controversy because of its sensuality and suggestive lyrics. Sung by Alka Yagnik and Ila Arun, the track featured Dhak-Dhak girl Madhuri Dixit grooving over the double entendre.
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