With the covid pandemic still at large, the film industry has been living a bit of a nightmare for the last two years. With theatres still not completely functional, many movies had to go the OTT route, some waited until theatres were beginning to open, and others simply postponed their release. As we inch closer to the end of this especially brutal year, things are still looking quite bleak (yes, I’m talking about you, Omicron). But if anything has helped these past two years, it’s art. More and more people have taken up a hobby during the lockdown(s) – some took to sketching, some picked up their dusty guitar, while others learnt to cook their favourite dishes at home. And music, well that helped too. While we didn’t have many releases this year, it was certainly an upgrade from 2020 still. Here are the best Bollywood songs of 2021 we’d love to keep listening to in 2022!
1. Raataan Lambiyan, Shershaah (Sung by Asees Kaur and Jubin Nautiyal, composed by Tanishk Bagchi)
2. Param Sundari, Mimi (Sung by Shreya Ghoshal, composed by A. R. Rahman)
3. Baarish Ki Jaaye (Sung and composed by B Praak)
4. Nadiyon Paar, Roohi (Sung by Shamur, Rashmeet Kaur & IP Singh, composed by Sachin-Jigar)
5. Jugnu (Sung by Badshah and Nikhita Gandhi)
6. Ranjha, Shershaah (Sung by B Praak, Jasleen Royal, Romy, and composed by Jasleen Royal)
7. Chhor Denge (Sung by Parampara Tandon, composed by Sachet-Parampara)
8. Lut Gaye (Sung by Jubin Nautiyal, composed by Sachin Bagchi)
9. Paani Paani (Sung by Badshah & Aastha Gill, Composed by Badshah)
10. Phisal Jaa Tu – Haseen Dillruba (Sung by Abhijeet Srivastava and composed by Amit Drivedi)
Also take a look at: 20 Hindi Songs From 2020 That We Couldn’t Get Out Of Our Heads before you move on to the rest of our picks for the 20 best Bollywood songs of 2021.
11. Mann Bharrya 2.0 – Shershaah (Sung and composed by B Praak)
12. Rihayi De – Mimi (Sung and composed by A. R. Rahman)
13. Suna Hai – Sanak (Sung by Shreya Ghoshal, composed by Jeet Gannguli)
14. Kasoor – Dhamaka (Sung and composed by Prateek Kuhad)
15. Thoda Thoda Pyaar (Sung by Stebin Ben, Composed by Nilesh Ahuja)
16. Tu Bhi Sataya Jaayega (Sung and composed by Vishal Mishra)
17. Soch Liya – Radhe Shyam (Sung by Arijit Singh and Mithoon, composed by Mithoon)
18. Lehra Do – 83 (Sung by Arijit Singh, composed by Pritam)
19. Chaka Chaka – Atrangi Re (Sung by Shreya Ghoshal, composed by A R Rahman)
20. Maafi (Sung by Ayushmann Khurrana, composed by Sachin-Jigar)
With that, we come to the end of our list of the best Bollywood songs of 2021. Which of these songs did you love the most? Did we miss any of your favourites? Comment below to let us know!