The month of love, February, is gone. But love is always in the air. It is not time to just relax and delve into your romantic mood. Sounds compelling? Well, here are 20 romantic Bollywood songs to help you ease into it.
1. Yeh kahaan aa gaye hum
Who can forget this beautiful song from Silsila featuring Amitabh Bachchan and Rekha? Lata Mangeshkar’s voice, Shiv-Hari’s music, and Javed Akhtar’s lyrics elevate this song to connect you with the divine.
2. Lag Jaa Gale
Lata Mangeshkar’s voice in Madan Mohan’s music immortalised this song from the movie Woh Kaun Thi. Raja Mehndi Ali wrote the lyrics to the song which will surely bring you to tears with its intensity.
3. Hum dil de chuke sanam
Hum dil de chuke sanam, the title track of the movie of the same name starring Salman Khan, Aishwarya Rai, and Ajay Devgn, brings Dominic Cerejo’s westernized voice as a pleasant surprise, and then it’s Kavita Krishnamurthy and Mohammed Salamat all through in this Ismail Darbar song.
4. Mera Yaar
“Main mandir kyu jaavan mera yaar khuda hai,
Main masjid kyu jaavan mera yaar khuda hai.”
Can you think of a better way to proclaim your love for someone? Prasoon Joshi’s lyrics and Javed Bashir’s voice make this song from Bhaag Milkha Bhaag one of the most romantic Bollywood songs ever.
P.K. Mishra reaches for your heart with this one song’s lyrics. The maestro, A.R. Rahman, gives the music, while S.P. Balasubramaniyam and Sujatha Mohan sing their heart out. The song also has a second version in Hariharan and Sujatha Mohan’s voice.
6. Tum hi ho
You surely remember the rage Tum Hi Ho was when the soundtrack of Aashiqui 2 had just released. Arijit Singh immediately claimed a permanent spot in every movie lover’s mind. Mithoon’s music and lyrics, and Aditya Roy Kapur and Shraddha Kapur’s sizzling chemistry also made this song special.
7. Chaudhvin ka chaand
Guru Dutt in the movie Chaudhvin ka Chaand praises the beauty of Waheeda Rahman, in the voice of Mohammad Rafi. Ravi’s music and Shakeel Badayun’s lyrics capture your mind immediately.
8. Ek ladki ko dekha toh
R.D. Burman’s music and Kumar Sanu’s soothing voice, along with Anil Kapoor and Manisha Koirala’s expressions made this song from 1942: A Love Story a classic that is recreated even today.
9. Kabhi kabhie mere dil mein
The song starts with an Amitabh Bachchan dialogue. Then, Khayyam’s music and the voices of Mukesh and Lata Mangeshkar can make the most hardened heart ask for love.
Pardesiya from Mr. Natwarlal is still a favorite among couples who tease each other using this song. The music was given by Rajesh Roshan, and the song was sung by Lata Mangeshkar and of course, the great Kishore Kumar himself in the lyrics of Anand Bakshi.
Rangrez from Tanu Weds Manu is a beautiful song with one version sung by Krisna, and another by the legendary Wadali brothers. Krisna also gave the music for the song and the lyrics are by Raj Shekhar. R Madhavan’s expressions as he admires Kangana Ranaut’s character give an edge to the song.
12. Tujhe Dekha Toh Yeh Jaana Sanam
The soft mandolin tune, and then Shah Rukh Khan in his iconic pose on a mustard field, with Kajol running towards him to embrace, everything about this song is legend. The actors; the singers Kumar Sanu, and Lata Mangeshkar; and the composition by Jatin-Lalit; and most importantly, the movie itself, Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jaayenge.
13. Honthon se chhu lo tum
This ghazal from Prem Geet was composed and sung by Jagjit Singh himself. The lyrics were given by Indeevar. This is one of the most popular romantic Bollywood songs.
14. Mera Dil Bhi Kitna Pagal Hai
Mera Dil Bhi Kitna Pagal Hai from Saajan stars Sanjay Dutt and Madhuri Dixit who are out on a trip. Kumar Sanu and Alka Yagnik’s voice go on in the music of Nadeem Shravan and Sameer’s lyrics, while Sanjay Dutt’s character dreams of Madhuri Dixit’s character onscreen. The song earned Kumar Sanu his second Filmfare award for Best Male Playback Singer, and is still considered one of the best romantic Bollywood songs.
15. Madhosh Dil Ki Dhadkan
Salman Khan and Twinkle Khanna feature in this track from Jab Pyaar Kisise Hota Hai composed by Jatin-Lalit and written by Anand Bakshi and sung by Kumar Sanu and Lata Mangeshkar.
16. Laal Ishq
This intense song from Goliyon ki Rasleela Ram Leela is based on Raga Bihag, with elements from Raga Yaman and Raga Bhairav as well. Arijit Singh, Osman Mir, Altamash Faridi and, Ali Bin Yahiya Zaidi excel in their performance in the music of Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Siddharth-Garima’s lyrics.
17. Uska hi banana
1920: Evil Returns featured this song by Arijit Singh composed by Chirantan Bhatt and written by Junaid Wasi. Uska Hi Banana talks about the love that wants to free the beloved of all sorrow.
18. Ishq Sufiyana
The song from The Dirty Picture features Emraan Hashmi and Vidya Balan in a picturesque location as Kamal Khan’s voice starts really beautifully, comparing love to the divine. The song has been composed by Vishal-Shekhar, and written by Rajat Arora. There is also a female version of the song by Sunidhi Chauhan.
19. Tujhe Kitna Chahne Lage Hum
Kabir Singh’s music album received a lot of praise owing to the intensity of love the songs show. Tujhe Kitna Chahne Lage Hum is a comparatively softer song from the album. It is composed and written by Mithoon, and sung by Arijit Singh.
20. Tera Jadoo Chal Gaya
The title track from the movie of the same name featuring Abhishek Bachchan and Kirti Reddy, is sung by Sonu Nigam and K.S. Chithra, in Ismail Darbar’s music and Sameer’s lyrics. The song showcases Sonu Nigam’s versatility and is one of the best romantic Bollywood songs.
These are 20 romantic tracks to play to celebrate with your partner, or if you are single, just to entertain yourself and get the romantic experience without having to deal with a partner. Add them to your playlist immediately and let us know which one of these romantic Bollywood songs is your favorite.