The 90s. The golden era of Bollywood music. The rise of the reign of stalwarts like Kumar Sanu, Udit Narayan, Kavita Krishnamurthy, Alka Yagnik, Abhijeet, and so on. The songs from that era are still fresh in our ears and the compositions bring back free-flowing nostalgia. Here are 20 Bollywood songs from the 90s that will make you nostalgic without fail.
20. Aati Kya Khandala – Ghulam
To start off the list, we have this song from the movie Ghulam that is still used by youngsters to tease each other. This was the first time Aamir Khan lent his voice to a song, while Alka Yagnik did the playback for Rani Mukherjee.
19. Aisi Deewangi – Deewana
Aisi Deewangi shows the beautiful Divya Bharti being the face of Alka Yagnik’s voice. This song from Deewana, which also featured the late Rishi Kapoor and Shah Rukh Khan has an appeal of its own.
18. Churake Dil Mera – Main Khiladi Tu Anaari
This 1994 song from Main Khiladi Tu Anaari features Akshay Kumar and Shilpa Shetty in a frivolous mood.
17. O Sanam – Lucky Ali
Lucky Ali became a household name with this song from the album Sunoh. It continues to be a
favourite among 90s kids.
16. Hoshwalon Ko Khabar Kya – Sarfarosh
Along with Jagjit Singh’s voice and the presence of the legend, Naseeruddin Shah, the gorgeous Sonali Bendre gives this song an edge over the others.
15. Tip Tip Barsa Paani – Mohra
The sultry Raveena Tandon dancing to the tune of this alluring song, paired with Akshay Kumar, is certain to be on your list of the best Bollywood songs from the 90s.
14. Yeh Kaali Kaali Aankhein – Baazigar
Composed by Anu Malik, sung by the legend Kumar Sanu along with a guest appearance of the composer himself, Yeh Kaali Kaali Aankhein from Baazigar is sure to bring back memories.
13. Bijuria by Sonu Nigam
Sung and performed by Sonu Nigam, this song is still a must in concerts and performances.
12. Deewana Tera by Sonu Nigam
Another gem by Sonu Nigam, Deewana Tera will make you fall in love again.
11. Nimbooda Nimbooda – Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam
This peppy song by Kavita Krishnamurthy, performed by Aishwarya Rai Bacchan as a cult following of its own.
10. Made In India by Alisha Chinai
Sung by Alisha Chinai, this song became famous amid various controversies surrounding the album release.
9. Chaiyya Chaiyya- Pardes
The combination of Gulzar-AR Rahman-Sukhwinder Singh is only complemented by the performances of Shah Rukh Khan and Malaika Arora.
8. Saanson Ki Zaroorat – Aashiqui
This song, along with the other songs of this album, Aashiqui, propelled Kumar Sanu to fame and the legendary status he enjoys today.
7. Breathless – Shankar Mahadevan
The famous song by Shankar Mahadevan is still a reality show favourite, because of its unique breathing techniques.
6. Ruk Jaa O Dil Deewane – DDLJ
A song from the classic Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jaayenge, featuring a mischievous Shah Rukh Khan and sophisticated Kajol, this song certainly will make it to the best Bollywood songs from the 90s.
5. Hai Rama – Rangeela
From Rangeela, featuring a bold Urmila Matondkar and handsome Jackie Shroff, this song by Hariharan and Swarnalatha stays in your mind for a long time.
4. Musu Musu – Pyar Mein Kabhi Kabhi
The song, originally by Norden Tenzing Bhutia, was reused in the movie Pyaar Mein Kabhi Kabhi, and sung beautifully by Shaan.
3. Ek Ladki Ko Dekha – 1942 A Love Story
RD Burman’s composition and Kumar Sanu’s voice made this classic love song a gem to be revisited time and again.
2. Mera Dil Bhi Kitna Pagal Hai – Saajan
Kumar Sanu and Alka Yagnik conquered every heart with this yearning melody of love from Saajan.
1. Chand Chhupa – Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam
A romantic conversation between two lovers during the ritual of Karvachauth melts our hearts as the soft voices of Udit Narayan and Alka Yagnik pour into our ears.
These are only 20 instances chosen from the goldmine of Bollywood songs from the 90s.
Let us know which songs would constitute your own list of best Bollywood songs from the 90s that will make you nostalgic.