Are you someone who likes listening to the old Hindi songs? Of bellowing out old Kishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar songs on a road trip? Of cranking out the greatest 80s and 90s Hindi songs while cooking?
Then you aren’t alone.
With the epic melodies of singers like Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar, Mohammed Rafi, Mahendra Kapoor, and Asha Bhosle, nothing can beat the tune of an old Hindi song.
People still choose to listen to musical creations from the 70s,80s, and 90s. Most songs of the present generation are remakes or remixes of that era. Because that was the time when we got to see the love in its purest form – through the melody, lyrics, and harmony – that will never fade away.
Best Evergreen Old Hindi Film Songs For All
So, let’s take a trip down memory lane and check out 50 of the best Hindi old songs that can beat any new remix hands down.
1)Kabhi Kabhie Mere Dil Mein (1976)
This beautiful old Hindi film song is a favourite of every generation. Featured in the movie Kabhi Kabhie starring Amitabh Bachchan and Raakhee, the song talks about the undying love they have for each other.
This song has been claimed to be one of the best old Hindi songs to top the charts.
2)Lag Jaa Gale (1964)
Another soul-stirring old Hindi film song – this Lata Mangeshkar melody is from the film Woh Kaun Thi. This song is still remembered by fans all over the world, especially with Lataji’s voice and Sadhnaji’s beautiful acting.
What adds to the romanticism of the song is that it is in black and white. Making the song one of the most epic Hindi old songs of that generation.
3)Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas (1973)
Taken from the movie Blackmail starring Dharmendra and Raakhee, this old Hindi film song focuses on the fact that distance cannot reduce love. Kishore Kumar lends his voice to this song and makes the song all the more heartfelt. With the melodies of Kishoreji and the soul-touching lyrics, it’s not a wonder why this song is on the old Hindi songs list.
4)Yeh Dosti (1975)
Who can forget this classic song?
As far as inspirational songs Hindi go, not only was the movie a hit (Sholay), but the awesome duo of Amitabh Bachchan and Dharmendra was the piece de resistance. The song ‘Yeh Dosti’ was also created by the epic duo Manna Dey and Kishore Kumar, and is the go-to mantra for all friendships.
Yeh Dosti is a song that touches every friendship duo and is considered as one of the top old Hindi songs of the decade.
5)In Ankhon Ki Masti Ke (1981)
This is one old Hindi film song that remains in the hearts of people – thanks to Asha Bhosle’s voice and Rekha’s dance. The song was featured in Umrao Jaan starring Amitabh Bachchan and Rekha. Asha Bhosle went on to win a National Award for playback singer for this song. This song still has the power it did 30 years back and can still make men swoon over Rekha’s dancing skills. Which is why this song made it to the top 50 Hindi old songs list.
6)Ek Do Teen Char (1988)
Who can forget this song? With Madhuri dancing to the tune, Tezaab was an amazing movie with the best songs. The soundtrack sold over 8 million units and is considered to be one of the best of all times. This song in itself has been remade in Baaghi 2 but it wasn’t the same. Whenever anyone pictures this song, all they think of is Madhuri Dixit dancing and singing to the tune, which makes it even more unforgettable.
This is why this song makes it into the Hindi old songs list of unforgettable music.
7)Mere Samne Wali Khidki Mein (1968)
If you haven’t watched Padosan, then you haven’t seen comedy at its best. With the star cast of Mahmud, Kishore Kumar, Saira Banu, and Sunil Dutt, the movie is a comedy of a musically challenged man falling in love with his neighbour and trying to woo her with music. The song itself is sung by Kishore Kumar and is truly one of a kind. Not only is it romantic but it has an added edge of humour thrown in. While the song might not be in the old Hindi film songs list, it is in the old Hindi songs one because it is timeless in itself.
8)Gulabi Aankhen (1970)
Another timeless old Hindi song, starringRajesh Khanna and Nanda. The song is taken from the movie Train and portrays a man’s love for his girl’s eyes. The song is even more epic because of the chemistry between Rajesh Khanna and Nanda and is still considered a great old Hindi song.
9)Badan Pe Sitare Lapete Huye (1969)
Considered to be one of the best songs by Mohammed Rafi, this song is yet another that blew up records in the 60s. Starring Shammi Kapoor and Vyjayanthimala, the song is remembered not only as a romantic number but also as a chartbuster. With the gyrating moves by Shammi Kapoor and the vocals of Rafiji, it’s not strange that the song made it into the top Hindi old songs list.
10)Inteha Ho Gayi Intezaar Ki (1984)
Who can forget Amitabh Bachchan’s Sharabi? This song was especially epic because it shows the pain and the desire a man feels while waiting for his beloved to arrive. Sung by Kishore Kumar and Asha Bhosle, the song even won Kishoreji his 7th Filmfare Award. While the movie itself has a large number of unforgettable songs, inteha ho gayi tops the charts and the old Hindi songs list.
11)Khaike Pan Banaraswala (1978)
One of the best songs we have all heard – sung by Kishore Kumar, the song was remade in the modern-day Don movie, but the original is better. The song has a very upbeat tune and with the funny lyrics and singing style – this old Hindi song makes for a great listen – especially when you’re in a mood to dance silly with friends.
12)Mere Sapno Ki Rani Kab Aayegi Tu (1969)
This super old Hindi song hit is from the blockbuster movie Aradhana starring Sharmila Tagore and Rajesh Khanna. While the song has the vocals of Kishore Kumar, it’s the picturization that gives people the romance. Who wouldn’t want a dashing man serenading them while they travel on a train?
13)Sar Jo Tera Chakraye (1951)
This song was part of the Hindi musical Pyaasa. This old Hindi song caught the attention of people and soared Mohammed Rafi to fame. People still listen to this tune to date, and it is still the catchiest tune and funniest lyrics ever.
14)Mere Haathon Mein (1989)
This old Hindi song sung by Lata Mangeshkar is a dance number from the movie Chandni, with the main role played by Sridevi. The movie is considered to have an amazing soundtrack and with this song, the actress was catapulted to fame across the nation.
15)Pyaar Kiya Toh Darna Kya (1960)
This old Hindi song is part of one of the most epic movies in Indian film history, Mughal-E-Azam. The movie depicts the love story between Prince Salim and a courtesan, Anarkali. The only reason to listen to this song is for its lyrical excellence and melodic tune. Considered to be one of the greatest old romantic Hindi songs, Pyaar Kiya Toh Darna Kya inspires young lovers to take a chance at love, and see what can happen.
16)Rang Barse (1981)
If you haven’t heard this old Hindi song during the colourful season of holi, then have you played? Rang Barse is a song from the movie Silsila. The song is performed by Amitabh Bachchan while the lyrics were written by his father, Harivansh Rai Bachchan.
17)Jumma Chumma De De (1991)
Another song made famous, thanks to Amitabhji, this song got nationwide attention because it was an item number, which had a lot of appeal in those days. The song itself has a fun and upbeat tune to it and is still a favourite especially in discos and pubs (remember Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani).
18)Mera Joota Hain Jaapaani (1955)
A great old Hindi song, from the movie Shree 420, with Raj Kapoorji as the main protagonist. The song has a very nationalistic vibe to it, making people feel proud to be Indian. It hints at the fact that after gaining independence, the elite Indian society still maintains their air of using foreign goods but in the end, what matters is that they are Indians at heart.
19)Pyaar Hua Iqrar Hua (1955)
One of the best old romantic Hindi songs, this song still touches the heart of every couple across the country. This evergreen old Hindi song shows the love story between Nargis and Raj Kapoor and is from the movie Shree 420. The song talks about how difficult love is and while it is scary, there is nothing more exhilarating than fighting for love.
20)Yeh Reshmi Zulfein (1961)
Another great old Hindi film song, Yeh Reshmi Zulfein, is from the Hindi movie Do Raaste. The love story takes place between Rajesh Khanna and Mumtaz, with the vocals of Mohammed Rafi. The song talks about the beauty of love and is a go-to for most starcrossed aashiques.
21)Pyaar Deewana Hota Hai (1971)
A great old romantic Hindi song, Pyaar Deewana Hota Hai is taken from the movie Kati Patang, starring Rajesh Khanna. This old Hindi song talks about how crazy love is but, in the end, love conquers all. This song is perfect for serenading a loved one and is considered one of the top Hindi old songs.
22)Roop Tera Mastana (1969)
Another romantic old Hindi song from the movie Aradhana, this song is more about unchecked sexual desires and the emotional state it has on lovers. The song broke all barriers because it shows steamy romantic scenes between an unmarried couple, that was unheard of until then.
23)Aajkal Tere Mere Pyaar Ke (1968)
Another great old Hindi song to jam to. This upbeat song is taken from the movie Bramhachari starring Shammi Kapoor and Mumtaz. This song has a very danceable tune and talks about how people love to gossip about lovers and how no love can be kept a secret.
24)Ek Ajnabee Haseena Sei (1974)
Taken from the movie Ajnabee starring Rajesh Khanna and Zeenat Aman. The song is sung by Kishore Kumar and talks about how it takes just one second to fall in love with someone. The song is a great reminder that love can happen at any moment and that one look is enough for a lifetime.
25)Ek Ladki Bheegi Bhaagi Si (1958)
If you think of Kishore Kumar, then the first song that comes to mind is Ek Larki Bheegi Bhaagi Si from the movie Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi. The song has an air of humor and fun to it, especially with Madhubala playing hide and seek behind tinted car windows. The magic of the song is found in the beautiful melody and lyrics of Kishore Kumar which is why the song is #25 in the top Hindi old songs list.
26)Pal Bhar Ke Liye (1970)
This old Hindi song was featured in the Dev Anand, Hema Malini drama, Johny Mera Naam. Sung by Kishore Kumar, this song has slight humour to it, with Dev Anand wishing that someone would love him, even if it was a lie. With the acting skills of Dev Anandji and Hema Malini, this song is not only fun but also humorous and had to be included in the old Hindi songs list.
27)Kya Khoob Lagti Ho (1975)
Featured in the movie Dharmatma starring Feroz Khan, Hema Malini and a slew of other famous actors, the song in itself is one of the best old romantic Hindi songs. Who wouldn’t like their lover saying that they are beautiful and they outshine the sun, which is why this song is on the old Hindi songs list.
28)Karvaten Badalte Rahe (1974)
Karvaten Badalte Rahe is a beautiful old Hindi song from the movie Aap Ki Kasam starring Rajesh Khanna, Sanjeev Kumar, and Mumtaz. The song is a love ballad, where the lover talks about missing their loved one and counting the days until they will be together again.
29)Inhi Logon Ne (1941)
Taken from the movie Himmat, starring Meena Kumari, Ragni, Radha, and Manorama, this old Hindi song is sung in the typical ‘mujra’ style songs. The song is more special to Meena Kumari fans, as she passed away shortly after this movie was completed.
30)O Mere Sona Re Sona Re Sona Re (1966)
Taken from the movie Teesri Manzil, this old Hindi song is a romantic ballad sung by Mohammed Rafi and Asha Bhosle. The song is about staying together, where the lead actress tries to convince her love not to leave her and go away. Any old romantic Hindi songs list is never complete without this song.
31)Raat Kali Ek Khawab Me Aayi (1971)
This old Hindi song is featured in the movie Buddha Mil Gaya starring Om Prakash, Archana, and Navin Nischol. The song is still as romantic as it was the day it was made. It talks about a man who is in love with a woman he saw in a dream, and he knows that his dream girl is the one who he is in love with now. Which is why this song is included in the old Hindi songs list.
32)Kasme Vaade Nibhayenge Hum (1978)
Taken from the movie Kasme Vaade starring Amitabh Bachchan, Raakhee, Randhir Kapoor and Neetu Singh. The song is about two lovers promising each other to keep meeting for the next 7 lifetimes. The song is one of the eldest romantic Hindi songs, as it talks about loving and cherishing one another till the end of time.
33)Dekha Ek Khawab (1981)
If you haven’t heard this song, then you don’t know what romance is. One of the most epic old romantic Hindi songs ever made, Dekha Ek Khawab is what marriage proposals are made of. Shot in the beautiful tulip gardens with Rekha and Amitabh Bachchan serenading each other, there is nothing more romantic than this. This old Hindi song still takes the win for its romantic setting, beautiful lyrics, and amazing vocals.
34)Abhi Na Jaao Chhod Kar (1961)
Another blockbuster song by Mohammad Rafi and Asha Bhosle. The song is featured in the movie Hum Dono starring Dev Anand and Sadhana. In the song, the male protagonist is requesting his love not to leave him and go, as his heart is still empty without her. And because of this, the song is included in the old Hindi songs list.
35)Ajeeb Dastan Hai Yeh (1960)
A beautiful song is taken from the movie Dil Apna Aur Preet Parai starring Raj Kumar and Meena Kumari. The song talks of lost love and how it feels when your love becomes the one for someone else, and how you get close to one person and move away from everyone else.
36)Tu Hi Re (1995)
Another epic old Hindi romantic song Tu Hi Re is taken from the movie Bombay. This is both a romantic and a heartbreaking song all rolled into one. It talks about how it is impossible to live without the person you love. The song is even more romantic because of the song set, the acting talents of Arvind Swami and Manisha Koirala, and of course the vocals of Hariharan and Kavita Krishnamurthy. Let’s not forget that the song was directed and composed by none other than A.R. Rahman.
37)Chaudhvin Ka Chand Ho (1960)
The song features in the movie of the same name, starring Guru Dutt, Waheeda Rehman, and Minu Mumtaz. Sung by Mohammad Rafi, this song, is one of the most heartfelt old Hindi romantic songs. The song pictures Guru Dutt singing about the beauty of his love – comparing her to the beauty of the moonlight or the flame of a lamp. This song goes down in history as one of the most romantic songs to grace our world.
38)Khawab Ho Tum Ya Koi Haqeeqat (1965)
The song is taken from the movie Teen Deviyan, starring Dev Anand and Simi Garewal. The song is an upbeat old Hindi movie song that is about a man dreaming of the girl he sees in front of him is a dream or a reality. And he is asking her to come in front of him so that he can separate truth from fake.
39)Mera Dil Bhi Kitna Pagal Hai (1991)
Who doesn’t remember this Sanjay Dutt, Salman Khan, and Madhuri Dixit starrer? Saajan was one of the most romantic movies to be made in the 90s. This old Hindi song is made famous thanks to its beautiful lyrics, and vocals. The song is a heartbreaker as it talks about how a man pines for the woman he loves, but cannot have.
40)Pehli Baar Mile Hain (1991)
Another great song from the movie Saajan. This old Hindi movie song is a romantic humour-filled number is about how a man tries serenading a woman he falls in love with as soon as he meets. This song is different from the previous one, as it is more upbeat and fun-loving.
41)Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahi (1991)
The song is featured in the movie with the same name, starring Amir Khan and Pooja Bhatt. The song is on the old Hindi romantic songs list because it talks of unrequited love. Where both are in love with each other but refuse to tell one another about it. The song is more apt for young lovers, who are shy to confess their feelings for one another.
42)Tu Na Ja Mere Badshah (1992)
When talking about romance, who can forget this number. Taken from the movie Khuda Gawah starring Amitabh Bachchan and Sridevi. This song is a love ballad of a woman, whose love is leaving her to fulfil a promise, and how she will wait for him forever. This old Hindi movie song pulls at the heartstrings as it shows the pain and sorrow one feels in losing a loved one and the sacrifices both make to fulfil a promise.
43)Do Dil Mil Rahe Hain (1997)
This romantic Hindi song is another one to make the list. Who can forget this love story starring Shah Rukh Khan and Mahima Chaudhury? The song is about two hearts meeting to beat as one and how they are trying to hide it, but are failing. This is one of those old Hindi songs that will remain etched in the minds of people forever.
44)Jaadu Teri Nazar (1993)
While this movie Darr, is far from romantic, this song is the epitome of romance. Jaadu Teri Nazar is an old Hindi song, that shows how in love a man is. He serenades his girl with a song about her beauty and charm.
45)Pehla Nasha (1992)
Another romantic chartbuster, Pehla Nasha is from the movie Jo Jeeta Vahi Sikandar. The song takes romance to another level. Its lyrics and vocals are from a different world altogether. Considered to be one of the most romantic Hindi old songs, this song is for the love of any generation.
46)Bohut Pyaar Karte Hain (1991)
Another great number from the movie Saajan, this song talks about how deep love is. And no matter what promises you want to make, nothing is bigger than love. While the other songs in the movie feature some emotions, this song talk about the finality of love – that nothing is bigger than it.
47)Ho Gaya Tujhko Toh Pyaar (1995)
For all Shah Rukh Khan fans, no old romantic Hindi songs list is complete without this one. We all know what this song talks about – how easy it is to lose your heart to a person you didn’t know you loved.
48)Churake Dil Mera (1994)
This song may not be the typical romantic like the others on the list, but nothing beats the chemistry of Akshay Kumar and Shilpa Shetty. The song is more about finding love and celebrating it.
49)Mein Teri Hu Janam (1988)
For most people who haven’t seen Khoon Bhaari Maang, this song is pretty much unknown. But, this song is full of romance and lust. This is another song that shows what love feels like when it’s with the right person.
50)Jane Jigar Janeman (1990)
This old romantic Hindi song is from the movie Aashiqui starring Rahul Roy and Anu Aggarwal. The song talks about unbridled love – that love, which if lost, would mean the death of the lovers.
Final words: Top Old Hindi Songs
There are many more Old Hindi songs listed out there, and there are more old romantic songs that are accounted for, but these top 50 will remain in the minds of everyone for a long time. Not only because they are epic but because they touch the soul of every person who has ever fallen in love.
You can also check out these top lists of Hindi songs from the 70s, 80s and 90s:
70s Hindi Songs List ( Top)
- Chingari Koi Bhadke- Kishore Kumar (Amar Prem)
- Aanewala Pal- Kishore Kumar (Golmaal)
- Ek Ajanabee Haseena Se- Kishore Kumar (Ajanabee)
- Saathi Re- Kishore Kumar (Muqaddar Ka Sikandar)
- Yeh Kya Hua- Kishore Kumar (Amar Prem)
- Main Shair To Nahin- Shailender Singh (Bobby)
- Teri Bindiya Re- Mohammed Rafi and Lata Mangeshkar (Abhimaan)
- Hum Bewafa Hargiz Na The- Kishore Kumar (Shalimar)
- Gum Hai Kisi Ke Pyar Mein- Kishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar (Raampur Ka Lakshman)
- Meri Bheegi Bheegi Si- Kishore Kumar (Anamika)
- Kahin Door Jab Din Dhal Jaaye- Mukesh (Anand)
- Mausam Hai Ashiqana- Lata Mangeshkar (Pakeezah)
- Dum Maro Dum- Asha Bhosle (Hare Rama Hare Krishna)
- Yeah Jo Mohabbat Hai- Kishore Kumar (Kati Patang)
- Phoolo Ka Taaro Ka- Kishore Kumar (Hare Rama Hare Krishna)
- Mera Jeevan Kora Kagaz- Kishore Kumar (Kora Kagaz)
- Tere Bina Zindagi Se- Kishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar (Aandhi)
- Yeh Dosti Hum Nahin Todenge- Kishore Kumar and Manna Dey (Sholay)
- Achha To Hum Chalte Hain- Kishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar (Aan Milo Sajna)
- Mere Naina Sawan Bhadon- Kishore Kumar (Mehbooba)
- Zindagi Ke Safar Mein- Kishore Kumar (Aap Ki Kasam)
- Rimjhim Gire Sawan- Kishore Kumar (Manzil)
- Wada Karo Nahi Chhodoge- Lata Mangeshkar and Kishore Kumar (Aa Gale Lag Jaa)
- Khilte Hai Gul Yahan- Kishore Kumar (Sharmeelee)
- Musafir Hoon Yaaron- Kishore Kumar (Parichay)
The 80s Best Hindi Sing List
- Aap Jaisa Koi (Qurbani)
- Sheesha Ho Ya Dil Ho (Aasha)
- Chehra Hai Ya (Saagar)
- Humein Tumse Pyaar Kitna (Kudrat)
- Gali Gali Mein Phirta Hain (Tridev)
- Chhookar Mere Man Ko Kiya Toone Kya Ishaara (Yaarana)
- Om Shanti Om (Karz)
- Tera Naam Liya (Ram Lakhan)
- Sach Mere Yaar Hain (Saagar)
- Neele Neele Ambar Par (Kalakaar)
- Jimmy Jimmy Jimmy Aaja (Disco Dancer)
- Jab Hum Jawan Honge (Betaab)
- Tirche Topiwale (Tridev)
- Saagar Kinare (Saagar)
- Kate Nahin Kat Te (Mr India)
- Tujhse Naraz Nahin Zindagi (Masoom)
- Yamma Yamma (Shaan)
- Dilbar Mere (Satte Pe Satta)
- Jaane Do Na (Saagar)
- AAP Ke Aa Jaane Se (Khudgarz)
- Tere Mere Beech Mein (Ek Duuje Ke Liye)
- Tum Ko Dekha To Yeh Khayal (Saath Saath)
- Ek Haseena Thi (Karz)
- Laila Ho Laila (Qurbani)
- Kya Yahi Pyar Hai (Rocky)
90s Hindi Songs List (Evergreen)
- Tere dar par sanam chale aaye (Phir teri kahani yaad aayi)
- Dheere dheere se meri zindagi mein aana (Aashiqui) ;
- Nazar ke saamne jigar ke paas (Aashiqui)
- Chanda re, Chanda re (Sapanay)
- Roja jaaneman (Roja)
- Ek ladki ko dekha to aisa laga (1942, A love story)
- Aankhon ki gustakhiyan, maaf ho (Hum Dil de Chuke Sanam
- Ae nazneen suno na, humein tum haq to do na (Dil hi dil mein)
- Ae mere humsafar, ae meri jaane-jaan (Baazigar)
- Tumhe apna banana ki kasam khayi hai (Sadak)
- Taare hai baraati, chandni hai ye baraat (Viraasat)
- Gawah hai, Chand Taare gawah hai (Damini)
- Sochenge tumhe pyaar karein ki nahi (Deewana)
- Chand chhupa baadal mein (Hum Dil de Chuke Sanam)
- Ruk ja O dil deewane (Dilwale dulhaniya le jaayenge)
- Ae Ajnabi, Tu bhi Kabhi (Dil Se)
- Aa gale lag ja (Aa gale lag ja)
- Chhupana bhi nahi aata, jataana bhi nahi aata (Baazigar)
- Bahon ke darmiyan, do pyaar mil rahe hai (Khamoshi The Musical)
- Ankhon mein neende, na dil mein karaar (Sanam)
- Chehra Kya Dekhte Ho (Salaami)
- Aaye ho meri zindagi mein tum bahaar banke (Raja Hindustani)
- Saat Samundar paar mai tere peeche peeche aa gayi (Vishwatama)
- Ae kaash ke hum hosh mein ab aane na paayein (Kabhi haan Kabhi naa)
- Kaash Kahin Aisa Hota (Mohra)