100 Best Bollywood Love Songs of the ‘80s

Updated on September 26, 2019
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The Hindi film industry changed greatly throughout the ‘80s. Producers allocated big budgets for films. This led to global success for the industry. The glitz and glamour that was missing in Hindi films in previous decades suddenly exploded onto the scene. Romantic films, action films, and dramas reigned supreme during the decade. These profound changes in Bollywood laid the framework for a more diverse entertainment industry in India.

The list below showcases a diverse number of romantic Bollywood songs from the ‘80s. If you are a fan of Hindi film music from that era, you'll definitely want to express yourself. Feel free to share your thoughts and opinions in the comments section.

Top 10 Best Bollywood Love Songs of the ‘80s

  1. “Dil Deewana”—Maine Pyar Kiya
  2. “Akele Hain To Kya Gum Hai”— Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak
  3. “Chhookar Mere Man Ko Kiya Toone Kya Ishaara”—Yaarana
  4. “Mere Rang Mein Rangane Wali”—Maine Pyar Kiya
  5. “Mein Teri Mohabbat Mein”—Tridev
  6. “Tumko Dekha To Yeh Khayal Aaya”—Saath Saath
  7. “Aye Mere Humsafar”—Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak
  8. “Jaane Do Na”—Saagar
  9. “Dilber Mere Kab Tak Mujhe”—Satte Pe Satta
  10. “Gazab Ka Hai Din”—Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak

Types of Songs in Bollywood Films

Since its early years, the Hindi film industry has showcased song and dance routines in its films. That said, the ‘80s brought something new to this old tradition. Bollywood dance numbers in this decade were slickly choreographed and arranged.

A number of Bollywood songs in the decade were shot at exotic locations. Singing in the rain became a popular motif in Bollywood films. Certain films showcased extravagant dream sequences through song and dance. These scenes became popular with global audiences. Many Hindi films also contained sad and touching songs associated with breaking up or losing a loved one.

Songs about relationships became popular with older audiences. While many different types of songs were featured in Bollywood films, it was the romantic songs written in the '80s that became iconic. Some of the most memorable love songs came from Hindi films during that incredible decade.

Best Bollywood Love Songs of the ‘80s #11-20

11. “Dekho Maine Dekha Hai”—Love Story

12. “Kaate Nahin Kat Te”—Mr.India

13. “Sun Sahiba Sun”—Ram Teri Ganga Maili

14. “Aaja Sham Hone Aayi”—Maine Pyar Kiya

15. “Tu Tu Hai Wahi”—Yeh Vaada Raha

16. “Aap Jaisa Koi”—Qurbani

17. “Tu Rootha To Main”—Jawaani

18. “Jane Kaise Kab Kahan”—Shakti

19. “Pyar Mujh Se Jo Kiya Tumne”—Saath Saath

20. “Saagar Jaisi Aankohonwali”—Saagar

What Makes Bollywood Love Songs of the ‘80s Special?

Every decade, the Hindi film industry has had its share of great love songs. However, it was the '80s that diversified the genre and paved the way for new forms of music and songwriting. These songs had mass appeal, especially with the youth. Sufi expressions and ghazals made their way into popular culture and became hits with global audiences.

Best Bollywood Love Songs of the ‘80s #21-40

21. “Tum Itna Jo Muskura Rahe Ho”—Arth

22. “Aate Jaate Haste Gaate”—Maine Pyar Kiya

23. “Jeena Hai Pyar Mein Jeena”—Love Love Love

24. “Mohabbat Hai Kya Cheez”—Prem Rog

25. “Shayad Meri Shaadi Ka Khayal”—Souten

26. “Ungli Mein Angoothi (Part 1)”—Ram Avtar

27. “Roz Roz Aankhon Tale”—Jeeva

28. “Dard-E-Dil Dard-E-Jigar”—Karz

29. “Tu Mera Hero Hain”—Hero

30. “Maine Pyar Kiya”—Maine Pyar Kiya

31. “Ae Ri Pawan”—Bemisal

32. “Hume Tumse Pyar Kitna”—Kudrat

33. “Sheesha Ho Ya Dil Ho Aakhir Tut Jata Hai”—Aasha

34. “Jab Se Tumko Dekha”—Kaalia

35. “Tumse Milke”—Parinda

36. “Neele Neele Ambar Par”—Kalakaar

37. “Humein Aur Jeene Ki Chahat”—Agar Tum Na Hote

38. “Samundar Mein Nahake”—Pukar

39. “Lagi Aag Sawan Ki”—Chandni

40. “Ye Ladki Zarasi Deewani Lagati Hai”—Love Story

How the Indian Music Industry Combated Piracy in the ‘80s

While the Hindi film industry witnessed a surge in music album sales in the ‘80s, it also had to deal with different forms of music piracy. Movie piracy and music piracy were rampant in the decade. Even with the presence of a strong piracy market, the Indian music industry flourished. Many music companies lowered their prices on cassette tapes, which benefited consumers. Original music was made available at a very affordable price. Furthermore, music companies found innovative ways to promote music albums. A number of companies started releasing compilation albums which featured hit songs from Bollywood movies. While many different albums were offered at music stores, love song compilations saw the highest sales.

Best Bollywood Love Songs of the ‘80s #41-60

41. “Badal Yun Garajta Hai”—Betaab

42. “Ae Dil-e-Nadaan”—Razia Sultan

43. “Yeh Tera Ghar Yeh Mera Ghar”—Saath Saath

44. “Hum Bane Tum Bane”—Ek Duuje Ke Liye

45. “Phir Chhidi Raat”—Bazaar

46. “Solah Baras Ki Baali Umar”—Ek Duuje Ke Liye

47. “Naino Mein Sapna”—Himmatwala

48. “Main Solah Baras Ki”—Karz

49. “Aaya Mausam Dosti Ka”—Maine Pyar Kiya

50. “Jhuki Jhuki Si Nazar”—Arth

51. “Tere Mere Honthon Pe”—Chandni

52. “Yeh Kahan Aa Gaye Hum”—Silsila

53. “Tera Naam Liya”—Ram Lakhan

54. “De De Pyar De”—Sharaabi

55. “Gali Gali Mein Firta Hai Tu Kyun”—Tridev

56. “Jaane De Jaane De Mujhe Jaana”—Shahenshah

57. “Har Kisi Ko Nahi Milta”—Janbaaz

58. “Julie Julie Johny Ka Dil Tumpe Aaya”—Jeete Hain Shaan Se

59. “Mere Pyar Ki Umar”—Waaris

60. “Jab Hum Jawan Honge”—Betaab

Best Bollywood Love Songs of the ‘80s #61-80

61. “Tarzan My Tarzan”—Adventures of Tarzan

62. “Dekha Ek Khwab”—Silsila

63. “Aaj Rapat Jaayen To”—Namak Halaal

64. “Saagar Kinare Dil Ye Pukare”—Saagar

65. “Pyar Mein Dil Pe”—Mahaan

66. “Chotisi Kahani Se”—Ijaazat

67. “Tere Mere Beech Mein”—Ek Duuje Ke Liye

68. “Jab Chhaye Mera Jadoo”—Lootmaar

69. “Mera Kuchh Saman”—Ijaazat

70. “Pyar Hamara Amar Rahega”—Muddat

71. “Kabootar Ja Ja Ja”—Maine Pyar Kiya

72. “Tere Jaisa Yaar Kahan”—Yaarana

73. “Aap Ke Aa Jane Se”—Khudgarz

74. “Kya Dekhte Ho Surat Tumhari”—Qurbani

75. “Mere Pyaar Ki Umar Ho Itni Sanam”—Waaris

76. “In Aankhon Ki Masti”—Umrao Jaan

77. “Teri Yaad Aa Rahi Hai”—Love Story

78. “Sheher Mein Charcha Hai”—Aas Paas

79. “Keh Do Ki Tum Ho Meri”—Teezab

80. “Jaane Kya Baat Hai Neend Nahi Aati”—Sunny

Best Bollywood Love Songs of the ‘80s #81-100

81. “Hum Tumhein Itna Pyar Karange”—Bees Saal Baad

82. “Lambi Judai”—Hero

83. “Aisa Sama Na Hota”—Zameen Aasmaan

84. “Jab Jab Teri Surat Dekhun”—Janbaaz

85. “Mere Jeevan Saathi”—Ek Duuje Ke Liye

86. “Dil Cheez Kya Hai”—Umrao Jaan

87. “Angrezi Men Kahate Hain Ke I Love You”—Khud-Daar

88. “Wada Na Tod”—Dil Tujhko Diya

89. “Mausam Pyar Ka Rang Badalta Rahe”—Sitamgar

90. “Aaj Phir Tum Pe Pyar Aaya”—Dayavan

91. “Koi Yeh Kaise Bataye”—Arth

92. “Chandni O Meri Chandni”—Chandni

93. “Who Kagaz Ki Kashti”—Aaj

94. “Tumse Milkar Na Jane Kyun”—Pyar Jhukta Nahin

95. “Tera Saath Hai Kitna Pyara”—Janbaaz

96. “Jab Chaha Yaara Tumne”—Zabardast

97. “Zindagi Pyar Ka Geet Hai”—Souten

98. “Tum Jo Chale Gaye To Hogi Badi Kharabi”—Aas Paas

99. “Ye Lo Kagaz Ye Lo Kalam”—Mera Lahoo

100. “Tune O Rangile”—Kudrat

Other Notable Bollywood Love Songs of the ‘80s

  • “Chalo Bulawa Aaya Hai”—Avtaar
  • “Silli Hawa Chhoo Gayi”—Libaas
  • “Jimmy Jimmy Aaja Aaja”—Disco Dancer
  • “Huzoor Is Kadar”—Masoom
  • “Phool Gulab Ka”—Biwi Ho To Aisi
  • “Main Tum Mein Sama Jaun”—Raaste Pyar Ke
  • “Pyar Mein Dil Pe Maar Goli”—Mahaan
  • “Jawani Janeman”—Namak Halaal
  • “Rote Rote Hasna Seekho”—Andhaa Kanoon
  • “Chhodenge Hum Na Tera Saath”—Marte Dum Tak
  • “Mere Peeko Mujhse Roothi”—Ghulami
  • “Jaan Jab Jab Teri Yaad”—All Rounder
  • “Raat Baaqi Baat Baaqi”—Namak Halaal
  • “Oh Maria”—Saagar
  • “Patthar Ke Sanam Kuchh Bol Zara”—Watan Ke Rakhwale
  • “Kisi Nazar Ko Tera Intezar”—Aitbaar
  • “Aaj Kal Yaad Kuch Aur Rahata Nahin”—Nagina
  • “Khamosh Sa Afsana”—Libaas
  • “Aap Ka Khat Mila”—Sharda
  • “Behke Behke Yeh Jazbaat”—Aap Ke Saath
  • “Tere Liye Palkon Ki Jhalar”—Harjaee

  • “Mere Samne Tu Din Raat Rahe”—Bees Saal Baad
  • “Aur Is Dil Mein Kya Rakhha Hai”—Imaandaar
  • " Zoo Zoo Zoobie Zoooby”Dance Dance
  • “Dikhai Diye Yun”—Bazaar
  • “Neela Aasman So Gaya”—Silsila
  • “Pyar Kabhi Kam Nahi Karna”—Prem Pratigyaa
  • “Mere Pyar Ki Awaz Pe Chali Aana”—Raaj Mahal
  • “Tere Khushboo Mein Base Khat”—Arth
  • “Inteha Ho Gayi Intezaar Ki”—Sharaabi
  • “Tu Is Tarah Se Meri Zindagi Mein”—Aap To Aise Na The
  • “Yaad Aa Raha Hai”—Disco Dancer
  • “Dushman Na Kare Dost Ne Wo Kaam Kiyaa Hai”—Aakhir Kyon
  • “Nindya Se Jaagi Bahaar”—Hero
  • “My Name is Lakhan”—Ram Lakhan
  • “Tirchi Topewale”—Tridev
  • “Tumhe Apna Saathi Banane Se Pehle”—Pyar Jhukta Nahin
  • “Disco Station Disco”—Haathkadi
  • “Mehke Huye Tere Lab Ke Gulab”—Jaisi karni Waisi Bharni
  • “Apni To Jaisi Taise”—Laawaris
  • “Raah Pe Rahte Hain”—Namkeen
  • “Mujhe Naulakha Manga De Re”–Sharaabi
  • “Chanda Dekhe Chanda”—Jhoothi

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