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100 Greatest Bollywood Soundtracks Ever
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Planet Bollywood is proud to present a unique 4-part series featuring 100 Greatest Soundtracks in Bollywood history. It was a monumental task to identiy such masterpieces, given that Bollywood has produced over 30,000 movie soundtracks. We selected some of the all-time-hit albums that have:
  • Made an instant impact on the listeners
  • After watching the movie, people liked them even more
  • Have at least three songs that were superhit
  • Have been etched into our memories forever

Here is the list of 25 soundtracks that made it to the bottom of the list:

100. Sholay (1975)

Music: R.D. Burman; Lyrics: Anand Bakshi

Interestingly, Sholay songs were quite average that became popular as the days went by. The reason why Sholay songs are popular to this day, is the eternal popularity of this film. The pick of the lot was Mehbooba-Mehbooba as it became a rage, thanks to its beat and RD Burman singing. The other popular songs are ‘Yeh Dosti’, which is a perfect friendship song, and the Holi song ‘Holi Ke Din’. However, the last two songs ‘Koi Haseena Jab’ and ‘Haa Jab Tak Hai Jaan’ were barely average.

99. Bees Saal Baad (1962)

Music: Hemant Kumar; Lyrics: Shakeel Badayuni

Bees Saal Baad was the best selling soundtrack of 1962, and the songs still remain in the hearts of everybody today. Who can ever forget Lata Mangeshkar in the evergreen classic “Kahin Deep Jale Kahin”. This song has to be ranked as one of Lata Mangeshkar best songs ever, as she picked up the Filmfare Award for this song. Bees Saal Baad soundtrack is worth buying just for this one song, however, it has more great songs to enjoy. 'Beqarar Karke', ‘Zara Nazron Ke’ and ‘Sapne Suhane’ are superb tracks sung by Hemant Kumar who also composed music for this soundtrack. However, some may say that the let-down in this soundtrack was ‘Ae Meri Mohabbat’, but thanks to Lata Mangeshkar's perfect rendering even this song has become a memorable one. Bees Saal Baad is definitely an album worth a buy for anybody who cherishes old and classic music.

98. Lucky (2005)

Music Director: Adnan Sami; Lyrics: Sameer

Hands down to the best soundtrack of 2005, which was Lucky (the only entry from 2005 that made it to this list). The soundtrack released at the perfect time, around Valentine’s Day. This soundtrack seem to be the prefect Valentine's gift for your loved ones, as melody was the key factor in this soundtrack. Six songs in the soundtrack (excluding all the different mix) and five of the songs stand out hugely. From the lovable Jaan Meri Jaa Rahi Sanam, to the endearing Sun Zara, to the spectacular Shayad Yahi To Pyar Hai (easily the best song from the album), the attractive Chori Chori and the very youthful Lucky Lips, Lucky is a soundtrack that will appeal to everyone from every ages. The only disappointing song was Hum Deewane, however, those five songs easily camouflage that one song. Lucky, is simply the best album of 2005, thanks to the melody of Adnan Sami. Another factor that it had going in its favour was that it uses different singers for each track. Lata Manageshkar, Asha Bhosle, Udit Narayan, Adnan Sami, Sonu Nigam, Alka Yagnik, and Anuradha Paudwal all made a huge impact of 2005. And deservingly, Lucky was one of the best selling album of 2005, which doesn’t come up as a surprise. I wouldn’t be surprised if Adnan Sami sweeps the Best Music awards from all award function, as he truly deserves it.

97. Khamoshi – The Musical (1996)

Music: Jatin-Lalit, Remo Fernandez
Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri, Remo Fernandez

Sanjay Leela Bhansali films always have great music, so let’s go back in time where it all began with Khamoshi – The Musical. This is was at a time where Jatin-Lalit was on a roll as they were delivering good albums one right after the other. However, Khamoshi remains a landmark for Jatin-Lalit as their songs are simply great. Out of the seven songs in the album, 6 of them were great tracks. From Aaj Main Upar (instant hit), Aankhon Main Kya (great singing from Kumar Sanu), Gaate The Pehle (great musical composition), Jana Suno Hum (excellent singing from Udit Narayan), Yeh Dil Sun Raha (Hit song), and Bahon Ke Darmiyan (easily the best song in the soundtrack), all of those six tracks are outstanding. The only letdown was Huiya Ho, which is plain below average. Except for Huiya Ho, Khamoshi is a great album, please get it. You won’t be disappointed.

96. LOC-Kargil (2003)

Music: Anu Malik; Lyrics: Javed Akthar

The JP Dutta-Anu Malik combo can never go wrong, as they bring superb music, and LOC-Kargil is no exception. It was sad that the soundtrack went suddenly unnoticed, due to the failure of the film at the box-office. To the soulful Seemayen Bulayen Tujhe (great singing by Alka Yagnik), to the perfect love duet ‘Pyar Bhara Geeth’(Sonu Nigam-Shreya Ghosal combo has so far never failed), to the patriotism Main Kahin Bhi Rahoon (although 13 minutes, it never bored the audience), and the heart-rending Ek Saathi Aur Bhi (easily the best song in the album and Sonu Nigam deserve the award for this song), those four songs easily made LOC-Kargil one of the best soundtracks in this decade. The only liability of this soundtrack is Khush Rehan, as it may not appeal to certain audience. Although LOC-Kargil may have flopped at the box-office, but the songs is nothing less than amazing.

95. Saraswatichandra (1968)

Music: Kalyanji-Anandji

Saraswatichandra won the National Award for Best Music, and it deserve it. Kalyanji-Anandji came up with a musical gem that the songs are still remembered up to this day. Easily, one of Mukesh’s best song has to be Chanchal Sa Badan, as it became a evergreen class. Phool Tumhe Bheja Hai has to be ranked as one of the greatest love duet in Bollywood history. Sau Saal Pahle is a track that will be liked by everyone, while Wada Humse Kiya will appeal to certain people. Lata Mangeshkar renditions make Main To Bhool Chali a memorable song. Mukesh, once again shines in his Humne Apna Sab Kuchh, which became a Hit track, while Lata Mangeshkar rendition Chhod De Saari is simply outstanding. Saraswatichandra is a great album that has become underrated throughout the years in Bollywood. Thankfully, the album won a National Award for Best Music.

94. Kaante (2002)

Music: Anand Raaj Anand, Lucky Ali, Vishal-Shekhar
Lyrics: Dev Kohli, Anand Raaj Anand, Lucky Ali, & Vishal

This was an album that was strictly for the youth, and it became a rage thanks to foot-tapping music. However, there is something special about Kaante music that it still is popular to this day. One prime example is Ishq Samundar, which was a super-hit track that will have your foot tapping from the moment the song begins. Another popular track was Maahi Ve and it’s still popular to this day. The best song is simply Rama Re, as not only is the music noteworthy, but the lyrics are simply superb because it suits the mood and theme of the film. The two mandatory love tracks in Kaante album are Yaar Mangiyasi, and Dil Kya Kare, however there is nothing special about it. Chhod Na Re was very popular at that time, while Socha Nahin Tha is a memorable song thanks to wonderful picturization in the film. Maut, composed and sung by Lucky Ali, is a dark song that will appeal to certain fans. The only letdown is Baby Baby, which is plain average. Kaante can be said to an experiment album; however the album does succeed by having some noteworthy tunes.

93. Mother India (1957)

Music: Naushad; Lyrics: Shakeel Badayuni

Mother India was one of the best films, probably the best film ever made in Bollywood history. So for sure, the music had to be atleast good. Naushad is one music director that you can count to deliver a good soundtrack, and Mother India is a great soundtrack. Dukh Bhare Din Beete is a great song, thanks to its music composition, to the lyrics, and its singing. Duniya Mein Hum is an amazing track as the picturisation of this song was excellent. Lata Mangeshkat shines in Ghunghat Nahin Kholungi, although the musical composition was simply average. A memorable Holi song is Holi Aaye Re, while Matwala Jaya is superb duet song. Mohd. Rafi delivers in Na Main Bhagawan Hoon, with very clever lyrics from Shakeel Badayuni. The best song in Mother India is Nagare Nagare Dware Dware, as Lata Mangeshkar is simply great in this song. The ‘average’ tracks in this album are O Gadiwale, O Mere Lal Aaja, and Pee Ke Ghar Aaj. Overall, Mother India is another achievement for Naushad.

92. Anari (1959)

Winner of Filmfare Award for Best Music in 1959, Anari was a memorable soundtrack for any Raj Kapoor or Shankar-Jaikishen fans. Dil Ki Nazar Se is one prime example as it has superb singing from Lata Mangeshkar and Mukesh. Kisi Ki Muskurahaton Pe is a memorable track as its your typical perfect Raj Kapoor song. The only song that will appeal to certain audience is Nineteen Fifty Six. Hit songs, is what you can describe the rest of Anari soundtrack. Sub Kuchh Seekha, Tera Jana, Ban Ke Panchhi and Woh Chand Khila were all Hit tracks back in 1959. Well, Shankar-Jaikishen – Raj Kapoor has never disappoint, as all their albums have amazing music, and its not surprising that Shankar-Jaikishen got an award for this album. Anari is a great album nonetheless.

91. Woh Kaun Thi? (1964)

Music: Madan Mohan

Raj Khosla – Madan Mohan was an association that has always worked when it came to good music. Their best score was simply Woh Kaun Thi?, as the music scores are simply timeless. A timeless song was one of Lata Mangeshkar best song ‘Naina Barse Rhim Jhim’, as it’s a haunting number that still appeals to this day. It makes you think, why doesn’t Bollywood make songs like this these days. The best song in this album is Lag Ja Gale, as everything in this song is amazing, Lata Mangeshkar shines once again in another great song in this album is Jo Humne Dastaan Apni. Chhod Kar Tere Pyar Ke is you mandatory love duet while Asha Bhosle makes an impact with Shokh Nazar Ki, as she is brilliant. The last song is average with Tiki Riki Tiki Riki. Woh Kaun Thi is a score that should appeal to everyone to this day, and it’s no surprise that this soundtrack is a classic to this day.

90. Love Story (1981)

Music: R.D. Burman; Lyrics: Anand Bakshi

R.D. Burman always tends to make music that would please the youth crowd. Love Story was a prime example of that, and boy, did he make an impact with this album. Love Story was one of the top ten selling albums of the 1980s. The first song is an evergreen classic, which is Yaad Aa Rahi Hai, which has excellent singing from Amit Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar. Dekho Maine Dekha Hai Ek Sapna is another Hit song that was quite popular in those days. Asha Bhosle shines once again with Kya Gahzab Karte. My personal favorite is Kaisa Tera Pyar as a beautiful duet from Amit Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar. The last song is a bit annoying, which is Yeh Ladki Zarasi Deewani. Love Story is worth buying thanks to some great numbers in it and it has that special RD Burman charm that he leaves in most of his albums.

89. Saagar (1985)

Music: R.D. Burman; Lyrics: Javed Akhtar & S.P. Balasubramanyam

Throughout his whole years in Bollywood, R.D. Burman has given so many memorable albums, and Saagar is one of his biggest achievements. The songs from Saagar are very memorable, that its still being hear from your average listeners. One of the biggest selling album of 1985, the biggest factor of this soundtrack was its melody. A prime example of this is Jaane Do Na, is its one of the most seductive song in Bollywood history, as its still popular to this day, and it shows why. Other great songs were Oh Maria, Saagar Jaise Aankhon, Yunhi Gata Raho, Sach Mere Yaar Hai. However, the best song in Saagar was simply Saagar Kinare, as it has to be ranked one of the best romantic songs ever in Bollywood. Kishore Kumar picked up his last Filmfare Award for this song, and he deserve it. Easily a rewind candidate. Saagar is one of R.D. Burman best albums, and it truly shows after nearly 20 years.

88. Jis Desh Mein Ganga Behti Hai (1960)

Music: Shankar-Jaikishen; Lyrics: Shailendra

Raj Kapoor is one director who always has a good music score in his film, so Jis Desh Mein Ganga Behti Hai comes to no surprise. The score for this classic film is simply mesmerizing to say the least. And always, Shankar-Jaikishen always gives Raj Kapoor movies memorable songs. The album starts on a promising with Aa Ab Laut Chalen, while Begani Shaadi Mein is typical fun, love song. One of my personal favorite is Hum Bhi Hain, which has the musical composition stands out in this song. Another hit song was the title track, Jis Desh Mein Ganga Behti Hai, which is the music composition, is soft, but enjoyable. Mera Naam Raju is another great track, while myy personal favorite is O Basanti, which is an excellent track from Lata Mangeshkar, which will appeal to everyone. The last two songs O Maine Pyar Kiya and Kyua Hua are absolute gems in their own right. The Shankar-Jaikishen – Raj Kapoor duo are simply unstoppable in terms of great music, so Jis Desh Mein Ganga Behti Hai comes to no surprise.

87. Gupt (1997)

Music: Viju Shah; Lyrics: Anand Bakshi

Viju Shah always leaves his best for a Rajiv Rai film, and Gupt was no exception. A soundtrack that rocked India the day it was released in the music market. It was definitely one of the best soundtracks of 1997 and the album up to this day is popular thanks to its rocking tracks. The title song Gupt Gupt is simply amazing to say the least. The thing that stands out is its music arrangement as its simply fantastic, which made this song an instant chartbuster. Another song that was popular (and still is) is Mere Khabo Mein Tu which is your perfect love duet that will appeal to everyone. Musical arrangements continue to dominate this album and Yeh Pyaar Kya Hai is another example of that. Things get even better with the seductive Yeh Pyaasi Jawani as it has Alka Yagnik at her seductive best. The best song in this album is simply Mushkil Bada Yeh Pyar Hai as it’s a Super-Duper Hit track with great music beats. Another Hit song was Duniya Haseeno Ka Mela, as it could become a Bobby Deol entrance song. The only letdown was Mere Sanam Mujhko as it will appeal certain people, as it’s your regular love duet. If you don’t have Gupt CD, please get it, I’m sure you love it as the years goes by, I have.

86. Suraj (1966)

Music: Shankar-Jaikishen; Lyrics: Hasrat Jaipuri, Shailendra

Winner of the Best Music award in 1966, Suraj was a remarkable album, with some evergreen songs. Suraj is an album to enjoy throughout the years of your life. The first song is an instant classic by all standards, which is Baharon Phool Barsao. Mohammad Rafi walked out with the award for this song. Listen to this song, and you are hooked from the beginning of the song. The next song is Chehre Pe Girin, which is another Hit song, as the composition from SJ and singing is excellent. Har Ek Baar Aata Hai, which is a great, yet fun love duet. Itna Hai Tumse Pyar, is another Hit love duet song that has great singing and good lyrics. The next song Hit track is Kaise Samjhaoon, which has excellent music composition from SJ. The last song is Titli Udi, which is average, as the composition and singing is very mediocre. Suraj is simply an outstanding album which deserves a place in this countdown. Plus, it has some great songs that make you want to hit the repeat button. What more can a music bluff ask for?

85. Prem Rog (1982)

Music: Laxmikant-Pyarelal; Lyrics: Santosh Anand, Pt. Narendra Sharma, Amir Qazalbash

Raj Kapoor is always one director who tends to have great music in his movies. Prem Rog is definitely no exception, since it was the highest selling album of 1982. However, the songs in Prem Rog are simply amazing, that you can hit the repeat button several times. The best example of that is undeniably the best song in Prem Rog, which is Mohabbat Hai Kya Cheez. Truly, does anybody know the definite answer of ‘What is Love?’ Well, nonetheless the song is simply super-hit quality, and if I’m not mistaken, it was this song that won the best lyrics award. The next super-hit song is Meri Kismat Mein Tu Nahin, as lyrics and musical compositions are truly a highlight in this song. Another super-hit song is Yeh Galiyan Yeh Chaubara. Listen to it, and you are instantly hooked. Excellent singing from Lata Mangeshkar. If Lata Mangeshkar can have a solo song that is super-hit quality, then Suresh Wadkar should one, and he does with Main Hoon Prem Rogi. Another great song is Yeh Pyar Tha, which it’s the musical composition, and Suresh Wadkar ending verse that stands out. The only average song is Bhanvre Na Khilara Phool. There’s no deny that Lata Mangeshkar and Suresh Wadkar are in excellent form in the song. Since it’s a Raj Kapoor film, the soundtrack will always have good quality. So please, get Prem Rog and enjoy it.

84. Don (1978)

Music: Kalyanji-Anandji; Lyrics: Anjaan, Indeewar

Don was one of the best albums in the 1970s because it has all the ingredients to appeal to the masses. During the Amitabh Bachchan era, his movies always had that one hit song, however with Don, the songs ranges from Hit to Super-Hit. A prefect example of a classic Super-Hit song was ‘Khaike Paan Banaraswala’, a song that can make anybody dance up to this day. Kishore Kumar has never been better and it comes to no surprise that Kishore got the Filmfare Award for this song. Another Super-Hit track was ‘Jiska Mujhe Tha’ a perfect love duet, however it’s the lyrics that stands out as it plays a huge factor in the storyline and theme of Don. Asha Bhosle bagged a Filmfare Award for her rendition in the super-hit track ‘Yeh Mera Dil’. The last super-hit track was ‘Arre Deewano, Mujhe Pehechano’, which has become one of Big B theme songs. The only Hit track was Yeh Hai Bambai Nagaria’, which is your typical Big B situational song. Don will be remembered not only for Big B performance, however for its Super-Hit scores in the film. This soundtrack is a must for all music lovers.

83. Mere Mehboob (1963)

Music: Naushad; Lyrics: Shakeel Badayuni

After more than 40 years down the road, the songs of Mere Mehboob are timeless. The more you hear it, the more you fall in love with it. Instant chartbuster is the right word to describe the first song. That song is Aye Husn Zara Jag, which is a perfect love song from Mohd. Rafi. The next song is Jane Man Ek Nazar, which is another Hit track. The singing from the lead singers and from the background is superb. Another Hit tracks are Mere Mehboob Mein Kya, Tere Pyar Mein Dildar Tumse Izhare Hai and Allah Bachaye. The best song is easily the super-hit Mere Mehboob Tujhe which appears in two versions, one from Mohd. Rafi and Lata Mangeshkar. Listen to it, and for sure, you’ll look for the repeat button. The last song is a Super-Hit track entitled Yaad Main Teri, which is a perfect love duet. Mere Mehboob will always be one of Naushad best albums throughout his years in Bollywood.

82. Betaab (1983)

Music: R.D. Burman; Lyrics: Anand Bakshi

This movie is memorable as it marks the debut of Sunny Deol and Amrita Singh. Although the movie is was a Super-Hit at the box-office, the soundtrack was also a super success in the music market, and finished off as one of the best selling soundtracks of the 1980s. The first song is a classic and the best song in the album, which is Jab Hum Jawaan Honge. A great love duet with great singing from Lata Mangeshkar and Shabbir Kumar. The next song is Tumhe Di Awaaz, which is another Hit track, which has great singing from Shabbir Kumar. The second best song in Betaab is Baadal Yun Garajta, which is another love duet with great lyrics, superb singing and excellent musical composition. The next song is an above average track, which is Teri Tasveer Mil. The last is simply great, which is Apne Dil Se Badi, which is a great way to end the album. Betaab is a superb soundtrack that should be owned from everyone who enjoys great melody.

81. Mohra (1994)

Music: Viju Shah; Lyrics: Anand Bakshi, Indeewar

I can say that Mohra was Viju Shah best album to date. Although Gupt had excellent songs, but Mohra a variety of songs that were great. Plus, since this is a Rajiv Rai film, Viju Shah always saves his best for Rajiv. The first song rocked the nation since the day the song was promoted, and that song was Tu Cheez Badi Hai. A super-hit track which has excellent musical compositions, super lyrics and great singing. Listen to this song, and you’ll understand why it’s still popular to this day. The second song is a superb love duet, which is Subah Se Lekar. Another great track is the hurtful Ae Kaash Kabhi Aisa Hota as the melody is excellent. I must mention that the singing from Kumar Sanu is simply superb in this song. ‘Instant Hit’ is the perfect words to describe the next song which is Tip Tip Barsa Paani. Another superb love duet, which has great singing and the melody, is excellent. Although Tu Cheez Badi Hai was the most popular sing in Mohra, the best song in this album is simply Na Kajare Ki Dhar. One of the best romantic songs ever in Bollywood, which have excellent renditions from Pankaj Udhas and Sadhana Sargam. The only letdown in Mohra was Dil Har Koi. Mohra is one of the best soundtracks in the 1990s. Viju Shah proved his talent in this soundtrack that will be remembered for a long time.

80. Taj Mahal (1963)

Music: Roshan; Lyrics: Sahir Ludhianvi

Winner of the Best Music award in 1963, Taj Mahal is Roshan best album till date. The songs in this film are simply great that puts Bollywood soundtracks these days to shame. The first song is simply excellent. That song is Chandan Ka Badan, which has great music composition, and great singing. The next song is Jo Baat Tujh Mein Hai, which is a superb song. Soft, slow, yet romantic are words to describe this song. Mohd. Rafi sings this song to perfection. The next song is an all-time classic love duet, which is Jo Vaada Kiya. If you haven’t heard this song, and loves Indian music, then listen to this song to understand why it’s still popular to this day. The lyrics stand out in this song, which got a Filmfare Award. Lata Mangeshkar is once again is amazing in Jurm-E-Ulfat, which is an absolute gem to say the least. Other Hit songs were Na Na Na Re, and Paon Chhoo Lene Do. Overall, an excellent album, with evergreen songs, esp. Jo Vaada Kiya Ho.

79. Deewana (1992)

Music: Nadeem-Shravan; Lyrics: Sameer

During around the 1992 time era, Nadeem-Shravan were on a roll as they were dishing out Hit albums one after the other. Deewana was easily the best album in 1992 as every song had the special Nadeem-Shravan trademark which makes it memorable. What’s special about Deewana, well one example was the chartbuster Aisi Deewangi which is a perfect love duet. The next song is the Hit number Koi Na Koi Chahiye should be memorable for all Shahrukh Khan fans, as it was the first song that mark the entrance of Shahrukh Khan. One of the best songs in this album is Payaliya. The Kumar Sanu-Alka Yagnik duo has dished out so many popular songs, and Payaliya has to be ranked as one of their best. Kumar Sanu has another smash hit to his credit with the next song, which is Sochenge Tumhe Pyar, which earned him a rightful Filmfare Award. Another love duet comes, which is Tere Isi Ada Pe Sanam. Another good track in the album, however it isn’t on par with Payaliya or Aisi Deewangi. Always save the best for last, and that’s where Teri Umeed Tera Intezaar comes into place, which is a perfect love duet. The lyrics are great, that earned Sameer an award for this song. Deewana was simply one of the best albums of the 90s and be ranked as one of the top ten albums that Nadeem-Shravan composed throughout their career.

78. Anarkali (1953)

Music: Basant Bahar, C. Ramchandra
Lyrics: Shailendra, Jan Nasir Akhtar, Rajinder Krishnan, Hasrat Jaipuri

One of the best selling soundtracks in the 1950s, Anarkali has evergreen tunes that are still endured to this day. One prime example of a memorable score in this film was Aa Jaan-E-Wafa, which is a nice song that was a huge hit back in those days. Lata Mangeshkar has so many memorable tracks in Anarkali, and one of them is Aaja Ab To Aaja. Superb singing and great lyrics from Shailendra. The list continues with another great song which is Dua Kar Gham-E-Dil. Again, the lyrics, singing and musical compositions are simply great in this song. Instant super-hit is the next song, which is Jaag Dard-E-Ishq Jaag, which is a perfect love song that should appeal to everyone. One of the best songs in this album is Mohabbat Aisi Dhadkan, which has superb rendition from Lata Mangeshkar. A soft, yet slow song is next, which is Mujhse Mat Poochh, which has C. Ramchandra in full form with his musical arrangements in this song. Another hit track from Lata Mangeshkar is O Aasman Wale. The best song in this album is Yeh Zindagi Usiki Hai, which has excellent singing from Lata Mangeshkar. The other great songs in Anarkali are Meri Takdeer Mujhe Aaj Mohabbat, Zindagi Pyar Ki Do Char and Yeh Baade Saba Aashista. Anarkali is not only an achievement from Bollywood, but a huge achievement from C. Ramchandra, whose songs in Anarkali are simply great.

77. Khalnayak (1993)

Music: Laxmikant-Pyarelal; Lyrics: Anand Bakshi

Before Yaadein, a Subhash Ghai film always tend to have memorable music (except Trimurti), and Khalnayak is no exception. Its one of the best soundtracks in the 1990s as it still appeals to everyone up to this day. Laxmikant-Pyarelal was Subhash Ghai’s favorite music team from Karz to Khalnayak. The chartbuster in this album was Choli Ke Peeche Kya Hai and it did create a lot of controversy thanks to its lyrics. However, that couldn’t stop the popularity of this song. The song is simply superb in terms of musical compositions and singing from Alka Yagnik and Ila Aurn, who both got the Filmfare Award for this song. Alka Yagnik dominates in Palki Pe Hoke Sawaar as her singing and the musical compositions are truly the highlight in this song. The next Hit song in this album is Nayak Nahin, Khalnayak Hai Tu, which has superb singing from Vinod Rathod and Kavita Krishnamurthy. The next song is very hummable, which is Aaye Saahib, which have superb rendition from Manhar Udhas and Alka Yagnik. Alka Yagnik is in terrific form with Aaja Saajan Aaja, which another great track. Another hummable track is Aise Teri Yaad, which is a soft, nice love duet from the two singers. O Maa Tujhe Salaam is an excellent song from Jagjit Singh, a song that should appeal to everyone. The other two tracks are Pyar Ki Ganga Bahe and Khal Nayak Hai Tu, but they are nothing noteworthy. Overall, Khal Nayak is an achievement for people who appreciate soft melody, and loves previous Subhash Ghai flicks.

76. Anmol Ghadi (1946)

Music: Naushad; Lyrics: Mehmood

Anmol Ghadi is the oldest soundtrack to make it in the list. However, Anmol Ghadi is a landmark when it comes to music, as the songs are timeless to say the least. Back in those days, the songs for Anmol Ghadi were super-hit quality. The first song is an instant Hit track from Noor Jehan entitled Aaja Meri Mohabbat as it’s the prefect way to start the album. Another smash hit track from Noor Jehan is Awaz De Kahan. Naushad musical arrangements are simply great, especially back in those times. Noor Jehan continues her domination with another super-hit song which is Jawan Hai Mohabbat. Noor Jehan shines once again with Kya Mil Gaya Bhagwan, which is a soft number, with a simple melody from Naushad. Now, we have Surendar singing a solo song with Kyun Yaad Aa Rahe Hain, which is a superb song nonetheless. Now, we have a solo Suraiya song, which is an instant hit, with Man Leta Hai Angdai. Naushad’s music is simply great in this song. Noor Jehan comes once again with Mere Bachpan Ke Saathi, which is another great song, to say the least. Suraiya is in full form with Socha Tha Kya Kya Ho Gaya, as her singing is definitely memorable. Smash Hit is words to describe the next song, which is a Mohammed Rafi solo, entitled Tera Khilona Toota. Shamshad Begum and Zohrabhai Ambalali makes their presence felt in Udan Khatole Pe Ud Jaoon, which is a great way to end Anmol Ghadi soundtrack. Although people may find this album boring and too old, however, it’s an achievement in Bollywood as the songs in Anmol Ghadi are simply timeless.

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