Once upon a time, we could recognise voices. Voices for what they could do in a song or with their speech pattern. Even though they had been devoted followers of their music for many years, many individuals had never seen a Mohammed Rafi or a Lata Mangeshkar in person. They might have happened upon a tiny, blurry image in a newspaper or magazine. Sonu Nigam is most likely the last of that generation to possess the unique ability to create magic in the studio and ignite a room with just their voice.
Sonu Nigam spent the first few years of his career performing for other singers before deciding to make public appearances in his music videos. Here, we examine the 20 best Sonu Nigam Songs that show how he’s been conquering the music industry for decades!
1. Main Agar Kahoon
With the assistance of the music directors Vishal-Shekhar, Nigam brought back the old RD Burman era for the iconic song in which the man serenades the woman of his life. Nigam, a huge admirer of Mohammed Rafi, brought back the timeless appeal of those tunes.
2. Dheere Jalna
Nigam, who was once again singing for Shah Rukh Khan, nailed this difficult composition by MM Kreem. He struck some extremely high notes in the songs and made them seem as simple as peeling a banana.
3. Rehna Hai Tere Dil Mein
Sonu Nigam’s Kaise main kahoon tujhse was included on Harris Jayaraj’s superhit album, but the title track is when the melody king really got to flex his pipes and shine.
4. Kitni Narmi Se
Sonu Nigam’s voice was strained to the limit by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, who created one of his most underappreciated songs for this little-known movie.
5. Kismat Se Tum Humko Mile Ho
According to Nigam, the pinnacle of his career was around the year 2000, when he sang this song for Rahman in Rajkumar Santoshi’s film.
6. Tumse Milke
Sonu Nigam deserves praise for singing flawlessly in both octaves and making the song by Anu Malik, which was really a qawwali song in the style of a Bollywood dance tune, sound effortless.
7. Kyon Hawa
Even as Shah Rukh Khan wandered around in shirts that matched his surroundings, Sonu Nigam’s meliflous vocals were what formed that amazing opening sequence for the movie. It is a criminally underestimated song from the album.
8. Sarfaroshi Ki Tamanna
The recording of this masterpiece for Rajkumar Santoshi’s movie is, in our opinion, the pinnacle of Sonu Nigam and AR Rahman’s collaboration. It’s difficult to keep from crying as the music intensifies and the crescendo increases.
Sonu Nigam may have accomplished the unimaginable by performing the title song from Rahman’s Alaipayuthey in Hindi as well as the original when he filled the enormous shoes of Hariharan. He might have even surpassed the original little, but that is just my opinion. This is one of my favorite best Sonu Nigam songs ever.
10. Suraj Hua Maddham
Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol’s romance in Karan Johar’s film gave lavishly mounted love ballads a whole new meaning. But without Sonu Nigam’s vivacious voice, this song would be of lower quality.
11. Kal Ho Naa Ho
Sonu, who was again singing for Karan Johar, put all of his inner knowledge into this one song, which urged listeners to enjoy the moment and put less emphasis on the future.
Sonu Nigam would master this song about loneliness with a moody Aamir Khan at the forefront, backed by the bass riff of Ehsaan Noorani. This song struck out because of Sonu’s superb voice in an album filled with fantastic tunes.
13. Satrangi Re
When he collaborated with AR Rahman, probably India’s best music director, one of his most famous songs was born. Sonu, who was singing for the Mani Ratnam film, will achieve new heights as a composer with this song.
14. Yeh Dil Deewana
Sonu Nigam harnessed his inner Michael Jackson to sing this song for Nadeem-Shravan in Subhash Ghai’s movie as Shah Rukh Khan raced through the glittering desert of Las Vegas, and he won his first Filmfare for it.
15. Deewana Tera
This song, in which Sonu experimented with falsettos, was on one of his first superhit albums. Listening to it is still a complete thrill even after all these years.
16. Sandese Aate Hai
He performed with Roopkumar Rathod in Anu Malik’s version of a soldier waiting for a letter from their loved ones, which propelled him to national prominence.
17. Maana Ke Hum Yaar Nahi
The singer performed on a scale higher than normal to accommodate the inexperienced Parineeti Chopra, sounding just as effortless. Nigam added so much romance to the Sachin-Jigar song, as only he can.
18. Abhi Mujh Mein Kahin
Ajay-composition Atul’s served as the singer’s sort of comeback, demonstrating how no one understands emotion and melody like he does.
19. Jaane Nahi Denge Tujhe
By infusing this song from Raju Hirani’s film with quiet grief and anxiety that raises a poor composition to the heights that it reaches, Sonu Nigam put to rest any doubts about how well he understood films, characters, and scenarios.
20. In Lamhon Ke Daaman Mein
Nigam exuded romanticism as only he can while singing for the Madras master in Ashutosh Gowariker’s epic Mughal tale.
Here we present the 20 Best Sonu Nigam Songs that will make your heart sing. But remember, this list is just the tip of the iceberg!