The importance of songs and music in a typical, mainstream, Bollywood movie cannot be underestimated.
We love our movies with songs. A Bollywood movie without any songs will feel as dry as a bone. The soundtracks, when used and placed correctly in the film, elevate the entire experience of watching the movie. Moreover, Bollywood’s history is littered with movies that bombed at the box office and yet, their music albums were so well received and loved by the audience, that the songs alone were able to recover the costs of production (well, almost). Producers and directors are willing to spend hundreds and lakhs on the best playback singers, dance choreographers, actors’ outfits, locations, and sets. Don’t believe us? The producers of Boss spent a whopping 6 crores to create the Party song of the year, ‘Party All Night’. Dhoom 3’s Malang’s production cost was 5 crores! Even Rajnikanth’s science-fiction Robot saw an expense of 4 crores for the shooting of the song Kilimanjaro.
Well, this is probably why the production costs of Bollywood movies are astronomical.
Though the stunning locations and glammed up sets do add to the songs, another reason why Bollywood songs are such a success are the singers, the musicians, and the lyricists. Bollywood is a confluence of cultures and the same is reflected in its music. Regardless of what went down in the making of these songs and where they were shot, there are some songs which have been etched into our memories forever. These songs have left such a profound impact on us that we could listen to them on repeat even today.
Here we list down all the movies with best soundtracks and their links which should definitely be on your playlist today.
1. Kabhi Kabhi – Kabhi Kabhi Mere
2. Silsila – All Songs
3. Dil Se – All Songs
4. Guide – Aaj Phir Jeene Ki Tammanah
5. Rockstar – All Songs
6. Dilwale Dulhaniya le Jayenge – All Songs
7. Aashiqui – All Songs
8. Aashiqui 2 – All Songs
9. Maine Pyaar Kiya – Dil Deewana
10. Hum Aapke Hain Kaun! – Didi Tera Dewar
11. Dil Chahta Hain – Dil Chahta Hain
12. Abhimaan – All Songs
13. Rang De Basanti – All Songs
14. Umrao Jaan – In Aakhon KI Masti
15. Chandni – All Songs