The Top 250+ Hindi Sad Songs of All Time

Updated on August 23, 2018
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Back when I was going through a tough time, I switched on the radio and listened to a program featuring sad old songs. Somehow listening to those songs gave me the power to cope with the situation. In fact, it was therapeutic.

Each one of us, some time or another, gets sad. That's when song lyrics can feel special and give life a whole new meaning. We tend to listen to the lyrics more carefully when we're sad. The songs on this list have powerful lyrics that can help you through your difficult times. While Hindi music has a long history of fantastic love songs as well, it's the sorrowful songs that have the greatest lyrical impact.

Sad and Emotional Songs of Bollywood

Looking for the best emotional songs of Bollywood? I have listed sad songs from the pre-independence era all the way to 2017. To make it easy to find a specific song, I have divided the listings by year/decade, from the most recent songs to older songs. Also, I have embedded some of my favorite songs and videos all throughout this page.

I can safely say that you won't find such a massive and comprehensive list of sad Bollywood songs anywhere else on the internet.

My Favorite Top 20 Sad Hindi Songs

Song Name
Film
1. "Abhi Mujh Mein Kahin"
Agneepath
2. "Mujh Mein Tu"
Special 26
3. "Aankh Hai Bhari Bhari"
Tumse Achcha Kaun Hai
4. "Aaoge Jab Tum"
Jab We Met
5. "Koi Fariyaad"
Tum Bin
6. "Main Jahan Rahoon"
Himesh Reshammiya – Namaste London
7. "Oye Raju Pyar Na Kariyo"
Hadd Kar Di Apne
8. "Mein Duniya Bhuladunga"
Aashiqui
9. "Tadap Tadap"
Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam
10. "Tu Hi Re"
Bombay
11. "Chithi Aai Hai"
Naam
12. "Kisi Nazar Ko Tera Intezar"
Aitbaar
13. "Koi Yeh Kaise Bataye"
Arth
14. "Tu Is Tarah Se Meri Zindagi Mein"
Aap To Aise Na The
15. "Jab Bhi Jee Chahe"
Daag
16. "Khush Rahe Tu Sada"
Khilona
17. "Chahunga Main Tujhe"
Dosti
18. "Dono Ne Kiya Tha Pyar Magar"
Mahua
19. "Yaad Na Jaaye Dil Yeh Pakheru"
Dil Ek Mandir
20. "Hue Hum Jinke Liye Barbad"
Deedar

Sad Hindi Songs From 2010-Till Now

1. "Abhi Abhi" Jism 2

2. "Abhi Mujh Mein Kahin" Agneepath

3. "Aur Ho" Rockstar

4. "Aye Khuda" Murder 2

5. "Baarish" Yaariyan

6. "Banjaara" Ek Villain

7. "Bhare Naina" Ra One

8. "Bhula Dena" Aashiqui 2

9. "Bin Tere" I Hate Love Stories

10. "Chahun Main Ya Naa" Aashiqui 2

11. "Dard Dilo Ke" The Xpose

12. "Dooriyan" Love Aaj Kal

13. "Ek Galti" Album (Shivai)

14. "Emptiness" Rowdy Rathore

15. "Ghar Yaad Aata Hai Mujhe" Satyamev Jayate

16. "Humdard" Ek Villain

17. "Iss Dard E Dil Ki Sifarish" Yaariyan

18. "Jane Kyon" Always Kabhi Kabhi

19. "Jiyein Kyun" Dum Maaro Dum

20. "Jo Bheji Thi Duaa" Shanghai

21. "Laal Ishq" Ramleela

22. "Lonely" The Shaukeens

23. "Le Ja Zakhm Tere" Armaan Malik

24. "Main Dhudhne Ko Zamane" Heartless

25. "Mar Jayian" Vicky Donor

26. "Maula" Jism 2

27. "Maula Sun Le Re" Madras Café

28. "Meherbani" The Shaukeens

29. "Milne Hai Mujhse Aayi" Aashiqui 2

30. "Mujh Mein Tu" Special 26

31. "Muskurane Ki Wajah Tum Ho" Citylights

32. "Main Dhundne Ko Uske Dil Me" Heartless

33. "Piya O Re Piya (Sad)" Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya

34. "Preet" Khoobsurat

35. "Saajna" I Me Aur Main

36. "Saiyaan" Gunday

37. "Saiyyan" Heroine

38. "Sun Raha Hai Na Tu" Aashiqui 2

39. "Saason Ko, Tere Bin Dil Ghamasan" Zid

What Is Bollywood?

Bollywood is the name given to the Mumbai-based Hindi-language film industry in India. The term Bollywood was created by conflating Bombay and Hollywood. It' s considered to be the largest film industry in the world in terms of number of films produced

What Defines the Bollywood Style?

Bollywood films are, more often than not, musicals. Few movies are made without at least one song-and-dance number. Indian audiences expect full value for their money. That means that they want songs and dances, love interest, comedy, and thrills. Bollywood films often mixed genres in long extravaganzas (many include an intermission).

What Are Masala Movies?

This extravagant films are called masala movies (after the spice mixture masala). Similar to masala, these movies have every flavor imaginable.

The plots are, more often than not, melodramatic. They frequently employ plot elements such as star-crossed lovers, corrupt politicians, twins separated at birth, conniving villains, angry parents, courtesans with hearts of gold, dramatic reversals of fortune, and convenient coincidences. Bollywood is renowned for it's talented dancers, singers, and actors. Bollywood actors are expected to have dance and musical training.

40. "Tujhe Bhula Diya" Anjaana Anjaani

41. "Tujhe Main Pyar Karu" 1920

42. "Tujhe Sochta Hoon" Jannat 2

43. "Tum hi ho" Aashiqui 2

44. "Tum Ho" Rockstar

45. "Uska Hi Bana" 1920 Evil Returns

46. "Zaroorat" Ek Villain

47. "Zaroori Tha" Rahat Fateh Ali Khan

Best Melancholic Hindi Songs From 2000-2009

48. "Aankh Hai Bhari Bhari" Tumse Achcha Kaun Hai

49. "Aaoge Jab Tum" Jab We Met

50. "Agar Tum Mil Jao" Zeher

51. "Alvida" Life In a Metro

52. "Chaha Hai Tujhko" Mann

53. "Chhodo Na Mujhe" Rules: Pyaar Ka Superhit Formula

54. "Dil De Diya Hai" Masti

55. "Dil Mera Dil Na Maane" Bardasht

56. "Dil Mera Tod Diya" Kasoor

57. "Do Pal Ki" Veer Zaara

58. "Fariyad" Garv

59. "Jaa Sanam Mujhko Hai" Na Tum Jaano Na Hum

60. "Jaanam Dekh Lo Mit Gayi Dooriyan" Veer Zaara

61. "Jaane Nahin Denge Tujhe" 3 Idiots

62. "Jaane Tu Meri Kya Hai" Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na

63. "Jab Rulana Hi to Hasaya Kyu" Aggar

64. "Jag Soona Soona Lage" Om shanti Om

65. "Juda Hoke Bhi" Kalyug

66. "Kahin to Hogi Wo" Jane Tu Ya Jane Na

67. "Kaise Mujhe Tum Mil Gayi" Ghajini

68. "Kal Ho Na Ho" Title Song

69. "Koi Fariyaad" Tum Bin

70. "Kuch Kam" Dostana

71. "Kyun" Kambakkht Ishq

72. "Layi Vi Na Gayi" Chalte Chalte

73. "Maa" Taare Zameen Par

74. "Main Jahan Rahoon" Himesh Reshammiya – Namaste London

75. "Main Yahan Tu Wahan" Baghban

76. "Maine Dil Se Kaha" Rog

77. "Mar Jawan" Fashion

78. "Mausam" The Train

79. "Mere Yaar Mila De" Saathiya

80. "Meri Duniya Mein" Tum Bin

81. "Mubarak Ho Tum Ko Yeh Shaadi Tumhari" Haan Maine Bhi Pyaar Kiya

82. "Oye Raju Pyar Na Kariyo" Hadd Kar Di Apne

83. "Rabba" Main Aur Mrs Khanna

84. "Sahiba O Sahiba" Dil Hai Tumhara

85. "Sau Dard" Jaan-E-Mann

86. "Soniye Hiriye teri Yaad" Shael

87. "Sach Keh Raha Hai Deewana" Rehna Hai Tere Dil Mein

88. "Tanhayee" Dil Chahta Hai

89. "Tera Chehra" Adnan Sami

90. "Tera Ghum Mera Ghum" Ghulam E Mustafa

91. "Tere Liye Tere Liye" Veer-Zaara

92. "Tose Naina Lage Piye Sawaren" Anwar

93. "Tu Bin Bataye" Rang de Basanti

94. "Tu Jo Nahin" Woh Lamhe

95. "Tum Dil Ki Dhadkan Mein (Sad)" Dhadkan

96. "Tune Jo Na Kaha" New York

97. "Woh Ladki Bahut Yaad Aati Hai (Sad)" Qayamat

98. "Woh Lamhe Woh Baaten" Zaher

99. "Yaro Sab Dua Karo" Title Song

100. "Ye Kya Majboori Hai" Kuch Tum Kaho Kuch Hum Kahein

101. "Ye Pyar Main Kyun Hota Hai" Tere Naam

102. "Yeh Honsla" Dor

Top Sad Songs From 1990-1999

103. "Aati Hai Teri Yaad Aati Hai" Stuntman

104. "Aayegi Har Pal Tujhe Meri Yaad" Andolan

105. "Achha Sila Diya Tune Mere Pyar Ka" Bewafa Sanam

106. "Aisa Zakhm Diya Hai" Akele Hum Akele Tum

107. "Ankhon Mein Neende Na Dil" Sanam

108. "Aur Is Dil Mein Kya Rakha Hai (Sad)" Imaandar

109. "Bahut Din Hue Hain" Mere Meherbaan

110. "Band Honton Se" Sir

111. "Bichda Yaar Mila De" Khuda Gawah

112. "Bikhri Zulfon Ko" Tadipaar

113. "Chhupana Bhi Nahi Aata" Baazigar

114. "Chuda Ke Damann" Imtihaan

115. "Dheere Dheere Hausla (Sad)" Phool Aur Kaante

116. "Dil Cheer Ke Dekh" Rang

117. "Dil Ka Aalam" Aashiqui

118. "Dil Kho Gaya" Dil Kho Gaya

119. "Dil Ki Tanhai Ko" Chaahat

120. "Dil Kitna Nadaan Hai" Dil Kitna Nadan Hai

121. "Dil Ko Zara Sa Aaram Denge" Ekka Raja Rani

122. "Dil Kya Kare (Sad) - Dil Kya Kare

123. "Dil Mera Churaya Kyon" Akele Hum Akele Tum

124. "Do Baatein Ho Sakti Hai" Imtihan

125. "Ham Jaante Hai Tum Hame Barbaad Karogi" Khilona

126. "Har Kisi Ko" Janbaaz

127. "Ishq Mein Hum Tumhein Kya Batayen" Bewafa Sanam

128. "Jeeta Tha Jiske Liye" Dilwale

129. "Jeeye To Jeeye Kaise" Saajan

130. "Kabhi Jo Bhoolna Chahon" Naseeb

131. "Kabhi Kuch Khoya" Zindagi Ek Juaa

132. "Kaisi Hai Dil Ki Lagi" Taaqat

133. "Kash Aap Hamare Hote" Title Song

134. "Kash Koi Ladka" Hum Hain Rahi Pyaar Ke

135. "Kitna Intezar Tera" Hatya

136. "Koi Kya Pehchane" Saajan Ki Baahon Mein

137. "Kuch Bhi Nahin Zindagi" Meena Bazar

138. "Mein Dil Ki Dil Mein" Sambandh

139. "Mein Duniya Bhuladunga" Aashiqui

140. "Meri Saans Saans" Pehli Mohabbat

141. "Meri Wafayen Yaad Karoge" Sainik

142. "Mil Jaate Hai" Aarzoo

143. "Naaraz Savera Hai" Sangarsh

144. "Nahin Yeh Ho Nahin Sakta" Barsaat

145. "O Dil Ko Tod Ke Hansti Ho" Bewafa Sanam

146. "Pardesi Pardesi Jaana Nahin" Raja Hindustani

147. "Pehle Se Na Ab Woh Din Hain" Fareb

148. "Rooth Ke Humse" Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar

149. "Sab Kuchh Bhoola Diya" Hum Tumhare Hai Sanam

150. "Shama Na Jalaya Ho" Dil Ke Jharokhe Se

151. "Shikwa Karoon Ya Shikayat Karon" Sapne Sajan Ke

152. "Shikwa Nahin Kisi Se" Naseeb

153. "Tadap Tadap" Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam

154. "Tere Dard Se Dil Abad Raha" Deewana

155. "Teri Gali Vichchon Utthega Janaza" Bewafa Sanam

156. "Teri Yaad Aati Hain" Saudagar

157. "Thahre Huye Pani" Dalaal

158. "Tu Hi Re" Bombay

159. "Tu Pyaar Hai Kisi Aur Ka" Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin

160. "Tujhe Bhulna To Chaha" Bewafa Sanam

161. "Tum Karo Wada Dil Na" Title Song

162. "Tum Meri Mohabbat Ho" Sangram

163. "Tumhein Dekhain Meri Aakhein" Rang

164. "Tumhi Ne Meri Zindagi Kharab Ki Hai" Naseeb

165. "Tune Waqt Al Raqeeb Mere" Ajeeb Dastan Hai Yeh

166. "Wafa Na Raas Aayee" Bewafa Sanam

167. "Wo Mera Chain Meri Neend" Hum Hai Rahi Pyar Ke

168. "Yaad Teri Aati Hai" Afsana Pyar Ka

169. "Ye Dhokhe Pyar Ke Dhoke" Bewafa Sanam

170. "Yeh Dil Mein Rehne Wale" Prem Yog

Great Hindi Songs From 1980-1989

171. "Aate Aate Teri Yaad Aa Gayi" Jaan Ki Baazi

172. "Chithi Aai Hai" Naam

173. "Dil Ke Armaan Aanshuo Main Beh Gaye" Nikaah

174. "Ham Jaante Hai Tum Hame Barbaad Karogi" Khilona

175. "Hum Bhul Gaye" Souten Ki Beti

176. "Humein Aur Jeene Ki Chahat" Agar Tum Na Hote

177. "Ishq Karoge Tho Dard" Ekka Raja Rani

178. "Isse Pehle Ke Yaad Tu Aaye" Nazrana

179. "Justjoo Jiski Thi Usko" Umrao Jaan

180. "Kabhi Bekasi Ne Mara" Alag Alag

181. "Karoge Yaad To" Bazaar

182. "Kisi Baat Pe Main" Bemisal

183. "Kisi Ki Bewafai Ka" Main Awara Hoon

184. "Kisi Nazar Ko Tera Intezar" Aitbaar

185. "Kismat Ka To Yehi Fasana Hai" Mil Gayee Manzil Mujhe

186. "Koi Yeh Kaise Bataye" Arth

187. "Kya Khabar Kya Pata" Saaheb

188. "Lambi Judaai" Hero

189. "Manzilein Apni Jagah" Sharabi

190. "Mera Kuchh Saamaan" Ijaazat

191. "Pardes Jaake Pardesia" Arpan

192. "Sheesha Ho ya Dil Ho" Aasha

193. "Tu Is Tarah Se Meri Zindagi Mein" Aap To Aise Na The

194. "Tujhse Naraz Nahi Zindagi" Masoom

195. "Veriya Ve Kiya Kya" Naam

196. "Zindagi Pyar Ka Geet Hai" Souten

Melancholic Songs From 1970-1979

197. "Aaye Tum Yaad Mujhe" Mili

198. "Agar Bewafa Tujhko Pehchan Jaate" Raat Ke Andhere Mein

199. "Ankhiyon Ko Rehne De" Bobby

200. "Apne Jeevan Ki" Uljhan

201. "Badi Sooni Sooni Hai" Mili

202. "Barbad-e-Mohbbat Ki Dua Saath" Laila Majnu

203. "Chingari Koi Bhadke" Amar Prem

204. "Darpan Ko Dekha" Darpan

205. "Darpan Ko Dekha Tumhein Jab Jab" Upaasna

206. "Dekha Hai Zindagi Ko" Ek Mahal Ho Sapnon Ka

207. "Dil Aaj Shayar Hai" Gambler

208. "Dil Aisa Kisi Ne Mera Thoda" Amanush

209. "Dil Ke Tukde Tukde Karke Muskurake" Dada

210. "Ek Hasrat Thi Ke Aanchal Ka Mujhe Pyar" Zindagi aur Toofan

211. "Ek Tu Na Mila Sari Duniya" Himalay Ki God Mein

212. "Hazaar Rahen Mud Ke Dekhi" Thodi Si Bewafai

213. "Hum Bewafa Hargiz Na Thay" Shalimar

214. "Ja Mujhe Na Ab Yaad" Prem Nagar

215. "Jaane Chale Jaate hain Kahan" Pushpanjali

216. "Jab Bhi Jee Chahe" Daag

217. "Jab Bhi Yeh Dil Udas" Seema

218. "Jab Dard Nahin Tha Seene Mein" Anurodh

219. "Jeevan Se Bhari Teri Aankhein" Safar

220. "Jaane Kahan Gaye Woh Din" Mera Naam Joker

221. "Jeena Yahan Marna" Mera Naam Joker

222. "Kahin Door Jab Din" Anand

223. "Kaise Kahen Hum" Sharmilee

224. "Khilona Jan Kar Tum To" Khilona

225. "Khush Rahe Tu Sada" Khilona

226. "Kiska Rasta Dekhe" Joshila

227. "Koi Hota Jisko Apna" Mere Apne

228. "Koi Jab Tumhara" Purab Aur Paschim

229. "Mera Jeevan Kora Kagaz" Kora Kagaz

230. "Mera Jeevan Kuch Kaam Na Aaya" Mera Jeevan

231. "Mere Dil Ne Tadap Ke" Anurodh

232. "Mere Naina Saawan Bhadon" Mehbooba

233. "Meri Bheegi Bheegi Si" Anamika

234. "Musafir Hoon Yaaro" Parichay

235. "Nafrat ki Duniya Ko Chhod Ke" Hatthi Mere Saathi

236. "Na Tu Zameen Ke Liye" Dastaan

237. "O Majhi Re" Khushboo

238. "O Saathi Re Tere Bina" Muqaddar Ka Sikandar

239. "Panthi Hoon Main Us Path Ka" Door Ka Raahi

240. "Tere Bina Zindagi Se Koi" Aandhi

241. "Tere Liye Meine Sabko" Anand Ashram

242. "Teri Duniya Se Hoke Majboor" Pavitra Papi

243. "Teri Galiyon Mein Na Rakheinge" Hawas

244. "Tu Auron Ki Kyon Ho Gayi" Ek Baar Muskura Do

245. "Woh Tere Pyar Ka Gham" My Love

246. "Yaadon Mein Woh" Swami

247. "Yeh Duniya Yeh Mehfil Mere Kaam Ki" Heer Ranjha

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248. "Yeh Jeevan Hai" Piya Ka Ghar

249. "Yeh Lal Rang" Prem Nagar

250. "Zindagi Ka Safar" Safar

251. "Zindagi Ke Safar Mein" Aap Ki Kasam

252. "Zuban Pe Dard Bhari" Maryada

Best Sorrowful Songs From 1960-1969

253. "Aadmi Jo Kehta Hai" Majboor

254. "Ae Mohabbat Zindabad" Mughal-e-Azam

255. "Aaj Purani Raho Mein" Aadmi

256. "Aaja Tujhko Pukaare Mera Pyar" Neel Kamal

257. "Aaya Hai Mujhe Phir Yaad" Devar

258. "Agar Bewafa Tujh Ko Pehchan Jaate" Lata - Raat Ke Andhere Main

259. "Babul Ki Duayen" Neel Kamal

260. "Bedardi Balma Tujhko Mera Mann Yaad Karta Hai" Arzoo

261. "Bhari Duniya Main" Do Badan

262. "Chahunga Main Tujhe" Dosti

263. "Chandni Ki Deewar" Vishwas

264. "Chod De Sari Duniya" Saraswatichandra

265. "Dil Jo Na Keh Sakaa" Bheegi Raat

266. "Dil Ke Jharokhe Mein" Brahmachari

267. "Din Dhal Jaaye Haye" Guide

268. "Dost Dost Na Raha" Sangam

269. "Dono Ne Kiya Tha Pyar Magar" Mahua

270. "Ghungroo Ki Tarah" Chor Machaye Shor

271. "Gam Uthane Ke Liye" Mere Huzoor

272. "Hum Chhod Chale Hain Mehfil Ko" Jee Chahta Hai

273. "Hum The Jinke Sahare" Safar

274. "Hum Tumse Juda Hoke" Ek Sapera Ek Lootera

275. "Humne Dekhee Hai Un Aankhon Ki" Khamoshi

276. "Jinhen Hum Bhool Na" Aabroo

277. "Kabhi Khud Pe Kabhi Haalat Pe Rona Aya" Hum Dono

278. "Kasme Waade Pyar Wafa" Upkar

279. "Khiza Ke Phool Aati" Do Raaste

280. "Koi Humdum Na Raha" Jhumroo

281. "Kya Se Kya Hogaya" Guide

282. "Mere Dushman Tu Meri" Aaye Din Bahar Ke

283. "Mere Naseeb Mein" Do Raaste

284. "Mujhe Duniyawalon" Leader

285. "Mile Na Phool Toh" Anokhi Raat

286. "Naseeb Mein Jiske Jo Likha Tha" Do Badan

287. "Pardesiyon Se Na Ankhiya (Sad)" Jab Jab Phool Khile

288. "Pathar Ke Sanam" Title song

289. "Safal Hogi Tere Aradhana" Aradhana

290. "Sau Baar Janam Lenge" Ustadon Ke Ustad

291. "Tum bin Jeevan Kaisa Beeta" Anita

292. "Wahan Kaun Hai Tera" Guide

293. "Woh Jab Yaad Aaye" Parasmani

294. "Woh Sham Kuchh Ajeeb Thi" Khamoshi

295. "Yeh Dil Tum Bin Kahin Lagta Nahin" Izzat

296. "Yaad Na Jaaye Dil Yeh Pakheru" Dil Ek Mandir

Top Sorrowful Hindi Songs 1950-1959

297. "Aa Laut Ke Aaja Mere Meet" Rani Rupmati

298. "Aaja Re Ab Mera Dil Pukara" Aah

299. "Aansoo Bhari Hain" Parvarish

300. "Apni To Har Aah Ek Toofan Hai" Kala Bazaar

301. "Aye Mere Dil Kahin Aur Chal" Daag (1952)

302. "Chal Ud Jaa Re Panchhi" Bhabhi

303. "Dukhi Mann Mere" Funtoosh

304. "Sab Kuch Seekha Humne" Anari

305. "Duniya Ke Rakhwaale" Baiju Bawra

306. "Hue Hum Jinke Liye Barbad" Deedar

307. "Hum Bekhudi Mein" Kala Pani

308. "Sun Mere Bandhu Re" Sujata

309. "Toote Huye Khwabon Ne" Madhumati

310. "Waqt Ne Kiya Kya Hansi Sitam" Kaagaz Ke Phool

311. "Yeh Mahalon Yeh Takhto Yeh" Pyaasa

312. "Yeh Mera Diwanapan Hai" Yahudi

313. "Yun Hasraton Ke Daag" Adalat

314. "Pehle Pyaar Ka Pehle Gum" Papa Kehte Hai (New update)

What Defines Hindi Music and How Has It Changed?

Hindustani is by no means the only classical music genre in India, it's a good place to start. Hindustani originated in North India around 13th and 14th centuries. In contrast to Carnatic music, the other main Indian classical music tradition from South India, the Hindustani classical music was not only influenced by ancient Hindu musical traditions and Vedic philosophy, but it was also influenced by elements of Persian music.

Predating even Hindustani and Carnatic music, the Ghazal is a common and popular form of music in Indian and Pakistan. Strictly speaking, it is a poetic recitation. However, today it is commonly conceived of as an Urdu song style whose main importance is given to the lyrics. The roots of the Ghazal can be traced to classical Arabic poetry.

What Are Some Traditional Indian Instruments?

  • Sitar: The sitar is of the most popular music instruments of North India. The Sitar has a long neck with twenty metal frets and six to seven main cords. Below the frets of Sitar are thirteen sympathetic strings which are tuned to the notes of the
  • Raga: The raga is a gourd, which acts as a resonator for the strings is at the lower end of the neck of the Sitar.
  • Tabla: The tabla is a membranophone percussion instrument originating from the Indian subcontinent, consisting of a pair of drums, used in traditional, classical, popular and folk music.
  • Chikara: The chikara is a bowed stringed musical instrument from Bengal, India used to play indian folk music. It is used by the tribal people of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh.

These are but a few of the amazingly intricate and unique instruments found on the Indian subcontinent.

The Film Industry Changed Popular Music in India

One of the most popular Indian music forms is the Filmi music. The Hindi film industry, popularly known as Bollywood uses a mixture of various forms of music. Musical fusion is not a very old trend in Indian music. These fusion trends are thought to have begun with Ali Akbar Khan's 1955 performance in the United States. Rock 'n' roll and Indian music fusions began in the 1960s and 1970s. Since then, Hindi music has been fused with many other musical genres from around the world.

While the '60s and '70s produced music fused with U.S. inspiration, we can hear Hindi music evolving throughout the '50s as well.

Great Pre-1950's Sad Songs

314. "Gaye Ja Geet Milan Ke" Mela

315. "Jab Dil Hi Toot Gaya" Shahejahan

316. "Karun Kya Aas Niraas Bhai" Dushman 1939

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        Lucky tyagi 

        6 hours ago

        I like many songs but most beautiful song is of ghazini

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        Kanhaiya Lal Chaudhary 

        9 days ago

        Very nice

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        ZZ top 

        3 weeks ago

        I don't know why Babol ke Due-yee leti Ja Ja tujko sukee sansaar melle is not included to this list sad very sad

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        Cheekoo 

        3 weeks ago

        You'd missed "kabhi jo badal barse".........

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        santosh 

        2 months ago

        Nice

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        Rahul Choudhary 

        4 months ago

        You have to add

        Yeh hai mere kahani to the list

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        Kannan Reddy 

        5 months ago from Mumbai

        @Afzaal You have mentioned some fantastic ones. Thanks

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        kaif 

        5 months ago

        nice

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        bunty 

        3 years ago

        .1 jo bhi mein kahna chahu-rockstar

        2.fir se udd chala-rockstar

        3.ham rahein ya na rahei kal

        4.all songs of life in metro

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        RAJESH DEB 

        3 years ago

        Zindagi ne Zindagi bhar gam diye

        (The Train)

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        Himanshu jain 

        3 years ago

        How can u miss????

        Aa bhi jaa

        Saiyaara

        Khuda ko bhi dikh rha hoga

        Ek mulaqat(sonali cable)

        Teri yaad yaad yaad

        Teri yaadein

        Mera dil jis dil pe fida h vo dilruba hai

        Bheegi si bhaagi si

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        arjun singh 

        3 years ago

        Dharmandra and all family

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        Kannan Reddy 

        3 years ago from Mumbai

        @Mukesh Mandal Thanks for the visit and comment.

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        Mukesh Mandal 

        3 years ago

        U R 2 Good and Thanks.....

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