Sometimes it is the voice of the singer, sometimes the melody of the composer, sometimes the lyrics of the writer, and sometimes all of these- some songs have a special place in our hearts as they validate our concealed feelings.
Whether it is a tiring day at work, a stressful exam period at school, or general tension that we carry in our lives- songs are a great stress buster acting as a peaceful pill for us.
Although it is practically impossible to add all the songs we love in a single post, we tried dedicating it to some of the soulful voices and words that kept us company on our blue and bright days.
1. Yeh Tune Kya Kiya
Saari duniya se jeet ke main aaya hoon idhar
Tere aage hi main haara kiya tune kya asar
Main dil ka raaz kehta hoon
Ke jab jab saansein leta hoon
Tera hi naam leta hoon
Ye tune kya kiya
If drunk on love was a song, yeh tune kya Kiya is a beautiful composition amplified by Javed Bashir’s voice. This song captures the feeling of falling in love- where you can’t follow the logic and you give up on your emotions.
Even if people conquer the whole world, they still lose when it comes to love. The intensity of this emotion couldn’t have been more strongly captured.
2. Bheegi Si Bhaagi Si
Aan haan gulabi si subah
Aan haan sharaabi si hawa
Bheegi si bhaagi si
Mere bazuo mein samaye
Jogi si jaagi si koyi
Prem dhun woh sunaaye
This song from the film Rajneeti encapsulates the warm side of love. It is that emotion of slowly falling for someone and realizing that you wake up smiling for no reason where each day feels like a pleasant beginning.
The tenderness and intricacy of this bond are described through the song. Mohit Chauhan’s effort further makes it more tranquil.
3. Tum Se Hi
Na hai yeh pana, na khona hi hai
Tera na hona jane, kyun hona hi hai
Tum se hi din hota hai, surmayi shaam aati
Love is a complex feeling. It is not always easy to confess what you are feeling and leave everything to be with your beloved.
Tum Se Hi wonderfully portrays the sentiments of resisting yourself to be with someone while yearning for them. When you love a person, it feels like they are with you even in their absence.
4. Kal Ho Naa Ho
Chaahe jo tumhe poore dil se
Milta hai woh mushkil se
Aisa jo koi kahin hai
Bas vahi sabse hasin hai
A song with soulful lyrics that are enhanced by Sonu Nigam‘s melodious voice, Kal Ho Naa Ho was as beautiful as the movie.
The song shows how in a dynamic life where nothing is permanent, finding someone who truly loves you is extremely difficult and when that happens we need to treasure it.
Mera falsafaa kandhe pe mera basta
Chala main jahaan le chala mujhe rasta
Boondon pe nahin
Gehre samandar pe woh oo woh
Bunny taught us the importance of following one’s dream while showing us a peek into the life of a wanderlust soul.
Ilahi portrays the freedom one attains in a foreign land where there is no one to judge you. From a focused drop, you become a part of a big ocean.
6. Yeh Dooriyan
Mushqil hai bahut hi
Ab chhupana ya batana
Zyada paas aana hai asal mein door jaana
Mere saath mere
Zakhm bhi hain dard bhi hain jinse hai bigadta
Jo bhi chaahun main banana
Yes, we agree that the original version of Yeh Dooriyan was amazing. However, Love Aaj Kal 2 focuses on a different aspect of emotions.
The lyrics show how a person’s experience and trauma mold them into someone who is not easy to love. It indicates the fear a person encounters when they get close to someone.
Kyun Yeh Hadein Hain
Yeh Kyun Sarhadein Hain
Itne Hai Kyun Faaslein
Manzil Teri Meri Jab Ek Hai Toh
Kyun Hai Alag Raaste
The title track of shiddat is another testimony of the profound nature of love. This song reminds me of a quote by Khalil Gibran, “Love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.”
It is true that sometimes we realize how deep our feelings are only when we are distant from the people we love.
8. Agar Tum Saath Ho
Mujhe lagta hai ke baatein dil ki
Hoti lafzon ki dhokebaazi
Tum saath ho ya na ho kya fark hai
Bedard thi zindagi bedard hai
This list would have been incomplete without Agar Tum Saath Ho. With Ved and Tara’s complex relationship and Alka Yagnik’s ethereal voice, this is one of the most beautiful songs in the Bollywood Industry.
It painfully shows how one person tries to hold on to the bond while the other is to damage to try.
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