Just like the nights are incomplete without the shining stars, life is incomplete without some romance. And the credit for whatever little we know about romance goes to Bollywood.
While the films play an important part in understanding love, it is also really incomplete without the lovey-dovey songs filled with meaningful lyrics that are a major contribution to portraying love.
As we celebrate love this Valentine, we bring back some of those Bollywood songs that touched your heart in this lifetime.
1. Tujhe Dekha Toh Yeh Jaana Sanam – DILWALE DULHANIYA LE JAAYENGE
This song played a major role in the movie. It was during the song that Shah Rukh Khan- Kajol realise their love for each other. The song is also brilliantly constituted by Aditya Chopra, sung by Lata Mangeshkar and Kumar Sanu and the music is given by Jatin- Lalit.
2. Kabhi Kabhie Mere Dil Mein – KABHI KABHIE
‘Kabhi Kabhie Mere Dil Mein’ is a perfect illustration of eternal love, again by the most romantic Bollywood filmmaker- Yash Chopra. The song is based on Amitabh Bachchan and Raakhee’s romance during the chilling season in Kashmir. It is composed by Khayyam and sung by Mukesh.
3. Tum Hi Ho – AASHIQUI 2
Listening to this song during the rains just makes you want to do the signature AASHIQUI 2 pose with your loved one. ‘Tum Hi Ho’ is yet another song that depicts the sweet pain attached to love. This song also made Arijit Singh the voice behind the romantic songs that followed, and Mithoon the music composer.
4. Teri Meri – BODYGUARD
Picturised on Salman Khan and Kareena Kapoor, the song is all about the unspoken love. Sung by the singing maestros Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and Shreya Ghoshal, the music is composed by Himesh Reshammiya and lyrics are penned by Shabbir Ahmed.
5. ‘Tera Hone Laga Hoon’ – AJAB PREM KI GHAZAB KAHANI
Who can forget the cute Ranbir Kapoor- Katrina Kaif love story that is portrayed through the song ‘Tera Hone Laga Hoon’? Sung by Atif Aslam and Alisha Chinoy, the music is directed by Pritam.
6. Tumse Milke Aisa Laga – PARINDA
‘Tumse Milke Aisa Laga’ is one nostalgic song that takes you back to the times when you have newly fallen in love with someone. Filmed on one of the most appreciated couple Anil Kapoor and Madhuri Dixit, the song is sung by Asha Bhosle and Suresh Wadhkar, and the music is given by the legendary R.D. Burman.
7. Pehla Nasha – JO JEETA WAHI SIKANDAR
‘Pehla Nasha’ is a perfect blend of young love, which gives you the tingling feeling. Sung by Udit Narayan and Sadhana Sargam, the music is given by Jatin- Lalit and the lyrics are penned by Majrooh Sultanpuri.
8. Saathiya – SAATHIYA
Based on newly married couples, the song depicts one’s care for their spouse. Music given by A.R. Rahman and lyrics penned by Gulzar, the song is sung by Sonu Nigam, Dominique Cerejo, Clinton Cerejo, Benny Dayal.
9. Tumko Dekha Toh Yeh Khayaal Aaya – SAATH SAATH
‘Tumko Dekha Toh Yeh Khayaal Aaya’ reminds one of innocent love, and is a refreshing change in describing love. Music given by Kuldeep Singh, Jagjit Singh and Chitra Singh are the voice behind the song.
10. Tum Se Hi – JAB WE MET
‘Tum Se Hi’ (picturised on Shahid Kapoor- Kareena Kapoor Khan) is the cute song that makes one feel ‘love in the air’. Sung by Mohit Chauhan, the lyrics are penned by Irshad Kamil and music is given by Pritam.