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100 Best Bollywood Songs of the 2000s and 2010s

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When you listen to music from Hindi films, there’s something epic about every moment. Bollywood movies have always had a tradition of song and dance. While a lot has changed since the black and white era, modern Bollywood films have remained true to the spirit of the old days. The Hindi film industry in Mumbai, known as Bollywood, produces an astonishing number of films each year. These songs are exceedingly popular in India. While these songs have been all the rage with people in India and its subcontinents, it’s only recently that Bollywood has become a global phenomenon.

Unlike in the past, when all the songs in a movie were sung by one playback singer, in modern Bollywood films, music directors work with a variety of singers to record songs for Hindi films. Now, musical artists from various genres are entering the film industry. The 2010s have started a new trend of quirky Bollywood songs, which have become party anthems.

The lines below showcase a diverse list of Bollywood songs from the 2000s and 2010s. If you are a Bollywood buff, you will have something to say. Feel free to share your views and opinions in the comments section.

Top 10 Best Bollywood Songs of the 2000s and 2010s

  1. "Galliyan"—Ek Villain (2014)
  2. "Tum Hi Ho"—Aashiqui 2 (2013)
  3. "Mitwa"—Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna (2006)
  4. "Tum Se Hi"—Jab We Met (2007)
  5. "Kala Chashma"—Baar Baar Dekho (2016)
  6. "Pehli Nazar Mein"—Race (2008)
  7. "Tera Hone Laga Hoon"—Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani (2009)
  8. "Jaadu Hai Nasha Hai"—Jism (2003)
  9. "Saanson Ko Saanson Mein"—Hum Tum (2004)
  10. "Aankh Marey"—Simmba (2019)

New Sounds in Bollywood Music

Since the year 2000, the song and dance format in Hindi films has changed drastically. Bollywood has traveled down new paths, mixing Indian and western influences. This blending brought about new and exciting arrangements. A lot has changed since the early 2000s. A number of music directors and composers have emerged with their eclectic brand of songs and music. The catchy lyrics and mystical grooves, embellished with elements of Indian classical and Western music, have given Bollywood songs a brand new identity. These new songs have caught the fancy of global audiences.

#11—20

11. "Baatein Kuch Ankahee Si"—Life in A… Metro (2007)

12. "Zara Zara"—Rehnna Hai Terre Dil Mein (2001)

13. "Tum Hi Ho Bandhu"—Cocktail- (2012)

14. "Aaj Raat Ka Scene"—Jazbaa (2015)

15. "Swag Se Swagat"—Tiger Zinda Hai (2017)

16. "Apna Time Aayega"—Gully Boy (2019)

17. "Tum Dil Ki Dhadkan Mein"—Dhadkan (2000)

18. "Alcoholic"—Khoobsurat (2014)

19. "Samjhawan"—Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania (2014)

20. "Na Tum Jaano Na Hum"—Kaho Na Pyar Hai (2000)

Bollywood Songs of the 2000s

In India, Bollywood dance songs have ruled the music charts since the year 2000. Some Bollywood songs have gone onto become global dance anthems, serving as an essential tool for DJs to get crowds in a frenzy. Item songs started gaining momentum in the '90s have become an integral part of present-day Bollywood films. In Hindi films, an item song is often showcased with an actress in revealing attire dancing seductively. The item song trend has become a staple in commercial Bollywood movies and is exceedingly popular with audiences. Certain item songs have been criticized for their vulgarity and double meanings, but the majority of item songs have become massive hits with music buffs. In India, the tongue-in-cheek lyrics present in these songs have struck the right chords with younger audiences. It seems the item song trend will only get bigger in the years ahead.

#21—40

21. "Kabira"—Yeh Jaawaani Hai Deewani (2013)

22. "Labon Ko Labon Pe"—Bhool Bhulaiyaa- (2007)

23. "Baat Ban Jaye"—A Gentleman (2017)

24. "Ae Dil Hai Mushkil"—Ae Dil Hai Mushkil- (2016)

25. "Te Amo"—Dum Maaro Dum (2011)

26. "Cutiepie"—Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (2016)

27. "Koi Kahe Kehta Rahe"—Dil Chahta Hai- (2001)

28. "Piya More"—Baadshaho (2017)

29. "Be Intehaan"—Race 2 (2013)

30. "Saturday Saturday"—Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania (2013)

31. "Tujhko Jo Paaya"—Crook (2010)

32. "Bole Chudiyan"—Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (2001)

33. "Jiya Dhadak Dhadak Jaye"—Kalyug (2005)

34. "Dil Diyan Gallan"—Tiger Zinda Hai (2017)

35. "Badtameez Di"l—Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013)

36. "Subha Hone Na De"—Desi Boyz (2011)

37. "Pink Lips"—Hate Story 2 (2014)

38. "Dil Ko Tumse"—Rehnna Hai Terre Dil Mein (2001)

39. "Who Lahme Who Baatein"—Zeher (2005)

40. "Dola Re Dola"—Devdas (2002)

Bollywood Songs of the 2010s

Romantic songs and sad songs were the biggest hits in the past. But, today the biggest Bollywood songs are dance numbers. While few romantic songs and sad songs have had much success in the 2000s, since the year 2010, dance numbers have become the focal point in Bollywood films. A number of Bollywood songs have had over a million views on video sharing websites. Up until the '90s, only established singers were given opportunities to sing in movies. Many talented singers failed to receive attention from music directors. Thanks to singing competitions, reality shows, and talent hunts, a number of talented singers are getting a chance to work as playback singers in the film industry.

#41—60

41. "Kar Gayi Chull"—Kapoor & Sons (2016)

42. "Kamli"—Dhoom 3 (2013)

43. "Jab Se Tere Naina"—Saawariya (2007)

44. "Man Ki Lagan"—Paap (2003)

45. "Sunny Sunny"—Yaariyan (2013)

46. "Pani Da Rang"—Vicky Donor (2012)

47. "Ram Chahe Leela"—Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela (2013)

48. "Tu Hi Hai"—Dear Zindagi (2016)

49. "Ishq Wala Love"—Student of The Year (2012)

50. "Balam Pichkari"—Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewan (2013)

51. "Labon Ka Karobar"—Befikre (2016)

52. "Sheila Ki Jawaani"—Tees Maar Khan (2010)

53. "Chittiyan Kalaiyaan"—Roy (2015)

54. "Ban JaTu Meri Rani"—Tumhari Sulu (2017)

55. "Khuda Jaane"—Bachna Ae Haseeno (2008)

56. "Suraj Hua Maddham"—Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham (2001)

57. "Tu Hi Meri Shab Hai"—Gangster (2006)

58. "Zara Sa"—Jannat (2008)

59. "Senorita"—Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara- (2011)

60. "Yaar Na Miley"—Kick (2014)

#61—80

61. "Rock The Party"—Rocky Handsome (2016)

62. "Malang"—Dhoom 3 (2013)

63. "Abhi Toh Party Shuru Hui Hai"—Khoobsurat (2014)

64. "Paani Wala Dance"—Kuch Kuch Locha Hai (2015)

65. "Afghan Jalebi"—Phantom (2015)

66. "Bang Bang"—Bang Bang (2014)

67. "Main Tera Boyfriend"—Raabta (2017)

68. "Caller Tune"—Humshakals (2014)

69. "Kaabil Hoon"—Kaabil (2017)

70. "Disco Disco"—A Gentleman (2017)

71. "Char Baj Gaye Party Abhi Baki Hai"—Faltu (2011)

72. "Ooh La La"—The Dirty Picture (2011)

73. "Baby Doll"—Ragini MMS 2 (2014)

74. "Char Botal Vodka"—Ragini MMS 2 (2014)

75. "Pee Loon"—Once Upon A Time in Mumbai (2010)

76. "Main Kya Karoon"—Barfi (2012)

77. "Dance Basanti"—Ungli (2014)

78. "Saiyaara"—Ek Tha Tiger(2012)

79. "Chammak Challo"—Ra. One (2011)

80. "Tu Meri"—Bang Bang (2015)

#81—100

81. "The Breakup Song"—Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (2016)

82. "Radio"—Tubelight (2017)

83. "Suit Suit"—Hindi Medium (2017)

84. "Gulabi 2.0"—Noor (2017)

85. "Subah Subah"—Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety (2018)

86. "Baby Ko Bass Pasand Hai"—Sultan (2016)

87. "The Disco Song"—Student of The Year (2012)

88. "Move Your Lakk"—Noor (2017)

89. "London Thumadka"—Queen (2014)

90. "Right Now"—Housefull 2 (2012)

91. "Chikni Chameli"—Agneepath (2012)

82. "Nashe Si Chadh Gayi"—Befikre (2016)

93. "Char Shanivaar"—All is Well (2015)

94. "Sooraj Dooba Hai"—Roy (2015)

95. "Oh Saathi"—Baaghi 2 (2018)

96. "Tujhe Bhula Diya"—Anjaana Anjaani (2010)

97. "Maula Mere Maula"—Anwar (2006)

98. "Gulaabo"—Shaandar (2015)

99. "Mai Phir Bhi Tumko Chahunga"—Half Girlfriend (2017)

100." Aaj Se Teri"—Padman (2018)

Other Notable Bollywood Songs of the 2000s and 2010s

  • "Teri Meri"—Bodyguard (2011)
  • "Let’s Nacho"—Kapoor & Sons (2016)
  • "Jee le Zaara"—Talaash (2012)
  • "Sharabi"—Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2 (2015)
  • "Dance Pe Chance"—Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi (2008)
  • "Tattad Tattad"—Goliyon Ke Ras Leela Ram-Leela (2013)
  • "Suraj Hua Maddham"—Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham (2001)
  • "Lungi Dance"—Chennai Express (2013)
  • "Dus Bahane"—Dus (2005)
  • "Engine Ki Sethi"—Khoobsurat (2014)
  • "Khuda Jaane"—Bachna Ae Haseeno (2008)
  • "Maahi Ve"—Kal Ho Naa ho (2003)
  • "Saans"—Jab Tak Hai Jaan (2012)
  • "Party All Night"—Boss (2013)
  • "Teri Meri Kahaani"—Gabbar is Back (2015)
  • "High Heels"—Ki & Ka (2016)
  • "Munni Badnam"—Dabangg (2010)
  • "Bheegey Hont"—Murder (2004)
  • "Mashallah Mashallah"—Ek Tha Tiger (2012)
  • "Tum Ho"—Rockstar (2011)
  • "Desi Girl"—Dostana (2008)
  • "Pyar Ki"—Housefull 3 (2016)
  • "Kajra Re"—Bunti Aur Babli (2005)
  • "Gandi Baat"—R…Rajkumar (2013
  • "Maa Ka Phone"—Khoobsurat (2014)
  • "Dooriyan"—Love Aaj Kal (2009)
  • "Sunn Raha Hai"—Aashiqui 2 (2013)
  • "Dhink Chika"—Ready (2011)
  • "1234 Get On The Dance Floor"—Chennai Express (2013)
  • "Nachde Ne Saare"—Baar Baar Dekho (2016)
  • "Besharmi Ki Height"—Main Tera Hero (2014)
  • "Crazy Kiya Re"—Dhoom 2 (2006)
  • "Dilliwali Girlfriend"—Yeh Jawani Hai Dewani (2013)
  • "Mere Khayalon Ki Malika"—Josh (2000)
  • "Tattad Tattad"—Goliyon Ke Ras Leela Ram-Leela (2013)
  • "Humko Humise Churalo"—Mohabbatein (2000)
  • "Ya Ali"—Gangster (2006)
  • "Party Karni Hai"—Wedding Pullav (2015)
  • "My Dil Goes Hmmm"—Salaam Namaste (2005)
  • "Fevicol Se"—Dabbang 2 (2012)
  • "Let’s Break Up"—Dear Zindagi (2016)
  • "Soni Di Nakhre"—Partner (2007)
  • "Beech Beech Mein"—Jab Harry Met Sejal (2017)
  • "Aashiq Surrender Hua"—Badrinath Ki Dulhania (2017)
  • "Tune Mari Entriyan"—Gunday (2014)
  • "Chitta Ve"—Udta Punjab (2016)
  • "Tamanche Pe Disco"—Bullet Raja (2013)
  • "Rum And Whiskey"—Vicky Donor (2012)
  • "Manali Trance"—Shaukeens (2014)
  • "Radha Nachegi"—Tevar (2015)
  • "Dard-e-Disco"—Om Shanti Om (2010)
  • "Palat Tera Hero Idhar Hain"—Main Tera Hero (2014)
  • "Sweety Tera Drama"—Bareilly Ki Barfi (2017)
  • "Chand Sifarish"—Fanaa (2006)
  • "Bahara"—I Hate Luv Storys (2010)
  • "Khamoshiyan"—Khamoshiyan (2015)
  • "Johnny Johnny"—Entertainment (2014)
  • "Gallan Goodiyaan"—Dil Dhadakne Do (2015)
  • "Jhalak Dikhlaja"—Aksar (2006)
  • "Desi Look"—Ek Pehali Leela (2015)
  • "Udi Udi Jaye"—Raees (2017)
  • "Mai Hu Superman"—Tevar (2015)
  • "Dhating Naach"—Phata Poster Nikla Hero (2013)
  • "Sexy Baliye"—Secret Superstar (2017)
  • "Khulke Dulke"—Befikre (2016)
  • "Dhunki"—Mere Brother Ki Dulhan (2011)
  • "Mauja hi Mauja"—Jab We Met (2007)
  • "Dhoom Machale Dhoom"—Dhoom 3 (2013)
  • "Tamanche Pe Disco"—Bullet Raja (2013)
  • "Aunti Ji Aunty Ji"—Ek Mein Aur Ek Tu (2012)
  • "Whistle Baja"—Heropanti (2014)
  • "Khwab Dekhe (Sexy Lady)"—Race (2008)
  • "Bezubaan"—ABCD 2 (2015)
  • "Sarfira"—Katti Batti (2015)
  • "Baby Ka Hai Birthday Bash"—Dilliwali Zaalim Girlfriend (2015)
  • "Switty Tera Pyar"—Delhi Belly (2011)
  • "Go Pagal"—Jolly LLB 2 (2017)
  • "Desi Romance"—Shadi Ke Side Effects (2014)
  • "Radha"—Jab Harry Met Sejal (2017)
  • "Chak De! India!"—Chak De! India (2007)
  • "Jumme Ki Raat"—Kick (2014)
  • "Teri Ore"—Singh Is Kinng (2008)
  • "Shake it Saiyaan"—Rascals (2011)
  • "Whats Up"—Phillauri (2017)
  • "Tu Mere Agal Bagal"—Phata Poster Nikla Hero (2013)
  • "Oh Re Piya"—Aaja Nachle (2007)
  • "Kheech Meri Photo"—Sanam Teri Kasam (2016)
  • "Do Peg Maar"—One Night Stand (2016)
  • "Girls Like To Swing"—Dil Dhadakne Do (2015)
  • "India Waale"—Happy New Year (2014)
  • "Hookah Bar"—Khiladi 786 (2012)
  • "Love Is a Dare"—Befike (2016)
  • "Pinga"—Bajirao Mastani (2015)
  • "Aaj Ki Party"—Bajranji Bhaijaan (2015)
  • "Tere Naam Japdi Phiran"—Cocktail (2012)
  • "Beat Pe Booty"—A Flying Jatt (2016)
  • "Ding Dang"—Munna Michael (2017)
  • "Second Hand Jawaani"—Cocktail (2012)
  • "Aisa Jadoo Dala Re"—Khakee (2003)
  • "Matargashti"—Tamasha (2015)

Best Bollywood Songs 2018

  • "Bom Diggy Diggy"—Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety
  • "Tareefan"—Veere Di Wedding
  • "Dil Chori"—Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety
  • "Ghoomar"—Padmaavat
  • "Ek Do Teen"—Baaghi 2
  • "Nachle Na"—Dil Junjlee
  • "Patola"—Blackmail
  • "Dilbaro"—Raazi
  • "Mohabbat Nasha Hai"—Hate Story 4
  • "Chhote Chhote Peg"—Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety
  • "Khalibali"—Padmavaat
  • "Lo Safar"—Baaghi 2
  • "Mohabbat"—Fanney Khan
  • "High Rated Gabru"—Nawabzaade
  • "Theher Ja"—October
  • "Dilbar"—Satyameva Jayate
  • "Tera Naal Nachna"—Nawabzaade
  • "Lae Dooba"—Aiyaary
  • "Boond Boond"—Hate Story 4
  • "Happy Happy"—Blackmail
  • "Tera Yaar Hoon Mein"—Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety
  • "Binte Dil"—Padmavaat
  • "Tere Naal Nachna"—Nawabzaade
  • "Mundiyan"—Baaghi 2
  • "Gazab Ka Hai Din"—Dil Junglee

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Comments

DivyarajGT on November 08, 2019:

Great list but I’ll have to disagree on some of the recent songs. But overall great list