Your Favorite Romantic Bollywood Beats from the 60’s to the 2020s

The definition of romantic songs in Bollywood has changed over the years. In the 60’s the romantic tracks usually had an actor and actress dancing around trees and singing songs. Slowly, the beats, the rhythm, and lyrics changed. Romantic songs depicted all kinds of romantic situations and were shot at all kinds of locations. Romantic songs are like oxygen for Bollywood.

Today, let us read about the best romantic songs from each decade.

Tujhe Jeevan Ki Dor Se- 1960s

Movie: Asli Naqli (1962)

Singers: Lata Mangeshkar, Mohammad Rafi

Music: Shankar Jaikishan

Lyrics: Hasrat Jaipuri

This one is a memorable track from the 1962 film “Asli Naqli”. The charming and handsome Dev Anand tries to woo his lady love played by Sadhana in the film. Shankar-Jaikishan came up with the mellow, soft, and engaging music for this song. Hasrat Jaipuri’s lyrics are the feelings of this respectful man played by Dev Anand, who is ready to do everything for Sadhana in the film. Lata Mangeshkar and Mohammad Rafi’s legendary voices make this song so special. It is a remarkable song from the 60s, a forever favorite of many listeners from the older generations as well as the youngsters.

Main Shayar To Nahin- 1970s

Movie: Bobby (1973)

Singers: Lata Mangeshkar, Shailendra

Music: Laxmi- Kant Pyarelal

Lyrics: Anand Bakshi

This song is from “Bobby”. The magical words of Anand Bakshi Ji put life to this spectacular song that speaks about a person who is not a poet but the dazzling beauty of a woman turns him into a poet. Rishi Kapoor rocks his role as the hero in this song. Laxmi Kant Pyarelal gained a lot of popularity with this song of theirs. Earlier, Laxmikant- Pyarelal were hoping to use Rafi’s voice, but then Raj Kapoor said that his son is playing the role of a 16 year old and they preferred Shailendra’s fresh, new voice along with Lata Mangeshkar.

Chookar Mere Man Ko- 1980s

Movie: Yaarana (1981)

Singers: Kishore Kumar

Music: Rajesh Roshan

Lyrics: Anjaan


This track by the super hit composer, lyricist and singer trio Rajesh Roshan, Anjaan and Kishore Kumar is a massive hit. This song stars Neetu Singh and Amitabh Bachchan. Neetu Singh is portrayed as a popular music director who teaches Amitabh Bachchan how to sing, but when Amitabh is not able to sing properly, she feels disheartened. After some time, he becomes perfect at singing and Neetu Singh is overwhelmed, she puts her arms around him and expresses her love for him as the song is played in the background. The song starts with a soft, mellow tune and the pitch slowly gets higher. It’s a soothing, romantic melody that will make you feel relaxed after a hard and tiring day.

Ghar Se Nikalte Hi- 1990s

Movie: Papa Kehte Hain (1996)

Singers: Udit Narayan 

Music: Rajesh Roshan

Lyrics: Javed Akhtar

A beautiful romantic hit from the cult film of the 90’s called “Papa Kehte Hain”, This song will absolutely blow your mind away. Javed Akhtar’s creative lyrics express the feelings of lovestruck Amir Khan and how he talks about this girl that he is smitten with. He won the 1997 Filmfare awards for the best lyrics for this song. Rajesh Roshan makes use of string instruments and keeps the music soft paced. Udit Narayan’s hits from Papa Kehte Hain including this one made him the most loved singer of the 90s. It’s a great song to surprise your special someone. 


Na Tum Jaano Na Hum- 2000’s

Movie: Kaho Na Pyaar Hai (2000)

Singers: Lucky Ali

Music: Rajesh Roshan 

Lyrics: Ibrahim Ashq

The most trending track from the 2000’s, this melody will make you dance on your toes. The beats and composition by Rajesh Roshan will make your heart fly like never before. The beats are quite rhythmic and have an amazing synchronization. Lucky Ali brings the track alive through his singing. Ibrahim Ashq’s words add a spectacular romance element to the song. The song was shot at the most spectacular locales, amidst dazzling snow-laden mountains. Hrithik Roshan and Ameesha Patel’s pair is an all-time favorite because of this song.

O Bekhabar- 2010’s

Movie: Action Replay (2010)

Singers: Shreya Ghoshal

Music: Pritam

Lyrics: Irshad Kamil

This song won over our hearts because of Shreya Ghoshal’s mesmerizing, sugary sweet voice. Pritam is not considered a genius without any reason. He is too good with the music that every person from that generation could relate to. Irshad Kamil’s poetic talent makes him describe the feelings of a restless lover who talks about the beauty of a lady with gorgeous, kohl laden eyes played by our gorgeous diva Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. Action Replay was a remarkable film in Akshay Kumar’s career and this song is a gem from that movie.

Raatan Lambiyan- 2020’s

Movie: Shershaah (2021)

Singers: Jubin Nautiyal, Asees Kaur

Music: Tanishk Bagchi

Lyrics: Tanishk Bagchi

This is by far the most popular romantic hit of the 2020s. The fast beats and the rhythm have something about them that adds all the charm to this beautiful song. The song portrays the innocent, rock-hard relationship between Siddharth Malhotra and Kiara Advani in Shershaah. Jubin Nautiyal and Asees Kaur sing the song in their soothing, natural voices. Tanishk Bagchi comes up with original lyrics and music perfect for a romantic song from the 2020s. He’s quite a visionary and will rule the music scenario for many more decades.


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