Flashback to the 90s and early 2000s when Indian indie-pop was at its best! It was the time when artists such as Falguni Pathak, Lucky Ali, Adnan Sami, and bands such as Euphoria were producing some of their best works. Let’s have a look at some of the best indie-pop songs that will remind you of the good old days!
1. Dhoom Pichuk (Euphoria)
The OG kings of indie-pop and hind rock in India, Euphoria started their legacy with this chartbuster – Dhoom Pichuk. The song takes you straight to the streets of Varanasi as you lose yourself in its beauty.
2. Paree Hoon Main (Suneeta Rao)
This iconic song from the 90s that one cannot help but sing along to. Suneeta Rao’s one hit wonder indeed.
3. Tanha Dil (Shaan)
Shaan has a lot of wonderful songs to his name, but this is undoubtedly his best song!
4. O Sanam (Lucky Ali)
This song that was released back in 1996 returned as a saviour for all Indians during the tough times of the pandemic. God bless Lucky Ali for this gem of a song.
5. Aakhon Mein (Aryans)
Aryans was one of the leading pan-Indian bands of the 90s but sadly they disbanded leaving their thousands of fans heartbroken. Aakhon Mein is one of their most loved songs. This song is so innocently romantic that it immediately brings a smile to your face.
6. Leja Leja Re (Ustad Sultan Khan & Shreya Ghoshal)
From the album Ustad & The Divas, this hit song is an earworm. So much so that it is still being reprised and remade after so many years.
7. Deewana Tera (Sonu Nigam)
Sonu Nigam stole everybody’s heart with his 1999 TSeries album Deewana featuring one of his most popular songs Deewana Tera.
8. Made in India (Alisha Chinai)
One of the most popular and best indie-pop songs of India, this hit song by Alisha Chinai created a huge buzz. It featured Milind Soman in its music video which only added to the charm.
9. Tera Chehra (Adnan Sami)
Tera Chehra is one of the many hit songs of the talented musical artist, Adnan Sami. It is from the album of the same name that was released in 2002.
10. Chudi (Falguni Pathak)
Can’t stress this fact enough, Falguni Pathak is a queen of melodies. Songs that were released decades ago by her are still played at parties all over India, such is her popularity. Be it Chudi, Maine Payal Hai Chankai, or Saawan Mein, all of her songs are gold.
11. Sochta Hun Uska Dil (Babul Supriyo)
Years before Babul Supriyo joined politics, he was a big name in the Indian indie-pop scene. Though his musical genius is not limited to that, he produced some of his best songs during that period.
12. Kya Soorat Hai (Bombay Vikings)
The precursors of the remix culture in India, Bombay Vikings is a popular pop group that rose to popularity in the 90s. Kya Soorta Hai is their most famous rendition.
13. Don’t Be Shy (Dr. Zeus)
Years before Baadshah decided to ruin this song for us, Dr. Zeus had released this banger back in 2004.
14. Purani Jeans (Ali Haider)
Purani jeans, aur guitar…. This song is like an afternoon of 90s college life wrapped up in one lovely song.
15. Maeri (Euphoria)
Do you know what love sounds like? It sounds like the song Maeri. One can never get enough of Euphoria!
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