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Top 143 Hindi Songs of the 1960s

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Aarav is a longtime freelance writer who loves writing about classic music form Bollywood movies.

I've written the title of this image in black and white, like many movies of the '60s

I've written the title of this image in black and white, like many movies of the '60s

The Good Ol' Days

For India, the 1960s was a complex time. India fought two wars, grew its movie industry, and the Akashvani, on All India Radio (AIR), delivered information from all over India and the world, including the amazing voices of Lata, Rafi, and many other legends.

As a tribute to this classic era, I have written this list of the best Hindi songs of the 1960s. Writing this article was an absolute pleasure, as I got to revisit and listen to some rare gems. Hopefully, you'll discover that you love them and include them on your playlists.

Note: The list below is not from best to worst. The list is numbered to help you find and remember your favorites.

Songs From the Golden Era (1960—1969)

1. "Aa Jaan-E-Jaan"—Intaqam

2. "Aage Bhi Jaane Na Tu"—Waqt

3. "Aaja Aai Bahar"—Rajkumar

4. "Aajkal Tere Mere Pyar Ke Charche"—Brahmachari

5. "Aane Se Uske Aaye Bahar"—Jeene Ki Raah

6. "Aap Ki Nazron Ne Samjha"—Anpadh

7. "Ab Tumhare Hawale Watan Sathiyon"—Haqeeqat

8. "Abhi Na Jao Chhodkar"—Hum Dono

9. "Ae Mohabbat Zindabad"—Mughal-e-Azam

"Ae Phoolon Ki Rani" Arzoo

10. "Ai Ai Aa Suku Suku"—Kashmir Ki Kali

11. "Ajeeb Dastan Hai Yeh"—Dil Apna Aur Preet Parai

12. "Aji Rooth Kar Ab Kahan Jaiyega"—Arzoo

13. "Andaz Mera Mastana"—Dil Apna Aur Preet Parai

14. "Aye Mere Pyaare Watan"—Kabuliwala

"Aye Meri Zohra Jabeen" Waqt

15. "Baar Baar Din Ye Aaye"—Farz

16. "Badan Pe Sitare Lapete"—Prince

17. "Baharon Phool Barsao"—Suraj

18. "Bar Bar Dekho"—China Town

19. "Bedardi Balma Tujhko"—Arzoo

20. "Bekarar Karke Hume"—Bees Saal Baad

21. "Bekhudi Mein Sanam"—Hasina Maan Jayegi

22. "Bindiya Chamkegi"—Do Raaste

23. "Bol Gori Bol Tera Kaun Piya"—Milan

24. "Chalo Ek Baar Phir Se"—Gumrah

25. "Chand Si Mehbooba Ho Meri"—Himalay Ki God Mein

26. "Chaudhvin Ka Chand Ho"—Title Song

27. "Chup Gaye Saare Nazaare"—Do Raaste

28. "Deewanon Se Ye Mat Poocho"—Upkar

29. "Dhoondo Dhoondo Re Sajna"—Gunga Jumna

30. "Dil Apna Aur Preet Parai"—Title Song

31. "Dil Ke Jharokhe Mein"—Brahmachari

"Diwana Hua Badal" Kashmir Ki Kali

32. "Dooriyan Nazdikiyan Ban Gayi"—Duniya

33. "Ehsaan Tera Hoga"—Kashmir Ki Kali

34. "Ek Tu Jo Mila/Na Mila"—Himalay Ki God Mein

35. "Gairon Pe Karam"—Aakhen

36. "Gumnaam Hai Koi"—Gumnaam

37. "Ham Tere Pyar Mein"—Dil Ek Mandir

38. "Haule Haule Chalo More Sajna"—Sawan Ki Ghata

39. "Hothon Pe Sacchai Rehti Hai"—Jis Desh Mein Ganga Behti Hai

"Hum Jab Simat Ke Aapki"—Waqt

40. "Roop Tera Mastana"—Aradhana

41. "Baghon Mein Bahar Hai"—Aradhana

42. "Chanda Hai Tu Mera Suraj Hai Tu"—Aradhana

43. "Mere Sapno Ki Rani"—Aradhana

44. "Kora Kagaz Tha Yeh Man Mera"—Aradhana

45. "Saphal Hogi Teri Aradhana"—Aradhana

46. "Gunguna Rahe Hai Bhawre"—Aradhana

47. "Mere Man Ki Ganga"—Sangam

48. "Dost Dost Na Raha"—Sangam

49. "Har Dil Jo Pyaar Karega"—Sangam

50. "Yeh Mera Prem Patra"—Sangam

51. "Main Kya Karoon Ram"—Sangam

52. "Aaj Phir Jeene Ki Tamanna"Guide

53. "Din Dhal Jaaye Gaata Rahe Mera Dil"Guide

54. "Kya Se Kya Ho Gaya"Guide

55. "Piya Tose Naina Laage Re"Guide

56. "Wahan Kaun Hai Tera"Guide

57. "Neele Gagan Ke Tale"Hamraaz

58. "Na Muh Chupaake Jiyo"Hamraaz

59. "Tum Agar Saath Dene Ka"Hamraaz

60. "Kisi Patthar Ki Moorat Se"Hamraaz

61. "Chahoonga Main Tujhe Saanj Savere"Dosti

62. "Meri Dosti Mera Pyar"Dosti

63. "Rahi Manwa Dukh Ki Chinta"Dosti

64. "Mera To Jo Bhi Kadam"Dosti

65. "Jaanewalo Zara"Dosti

66. "Gudiya Humse Roothi Rahogi"Dosti

"Na Muh Chupake Jiyo" Humraaz

67. "Hum Kaale Hain To"—Gumnaam

68. "Hum Tum Yug Yug Se"—Milan

69. "Insaaf Ki Dagar Pe"—Gunga Jumna

70. "Isharon Isharon Men Dil Lenewale"—Kashmir Ki Kali

71. "Iss Duniya Mein Jeena Ho Toh Sunlo Meri Baat"—Gumnaam

72. "Jaaiye Aap Kahaan Jaayenge"—Mere Sanam

73. "Jhumka Gira Re"—Mera Saaya

74. "Jiya O Jiya"—Jab Pyar Kisi Se Hota Hai

75. "Jo Wada Kiya Wo"—Taj Mahal

76. "Kankariya Maar Ke Jagaya"—Himalay Ki God Mein

77. "Kashmir Ki Kali Hoon Main"—Kashmir Ki Kali

78. "Kasme Waade Pyar Wafa"—Upkar

79. "Khoya Khoya Chand"—Kala Bazar

80. "Lag Jaa Gale Ki Phir Ye Haseen Raat Ho Na Ho"—Woh Kaun Thi?

81. "Lakhon Hai Nigah Mein"—Phir Wohi Dil Laya Hoon

82. "Likhe Jo Khat Tujhe"—Kanyadaan

83. "Main Gaoon Tum So Jao"—Brahmachari

84. "Main Pyar Ka Rahi Hoon"—Ek Musafir Ek Haseena

85. "Mast Baharon Ka Main Aashiq"—Farz

86. "Mera Naam Karega Roshan"—Ek Phool Do Mali

87. "Mera Saaya Saath"—Mera Saaya

88. "Mera Yaar Bana Hai Dulha"—Chaudhvin Ka Chand

Mere Desh Ki Dharti

— Lyrics written by Gulshan Bawra is a patriotic song at its best

89. "Mere Mehboob Tujhe"—Title Song

90. "Milti Hai Zindagi Mein Mohabbat"—Aakhen

91. "Mohe Panghat Pe"—Mughal-e-Azam

92. "Na Na Karte Pyar Tumhin Se"—Jab Jab Phool Khile

93. "Naina Barase Rimjhim Rimjhim"—Woh Kaun Thi?

94. "Naina Lad Jaihen"—Gunga Jumna

95. "Nainon Mein Badra"—Mera Saaya

96. "Neele Gagan Ke Tale"—Hamraaz

97. "O Haseena Zulfonwali Jaane Jahan"—Teesri Manzil

98. "O Mere Sona Re Sona Re"—Teesri Manzil

99. "O Sanam Tere Ho Gayen Hum"—Ayee Milan Ki Bela

100. "Parde Mein Rahne Do"—Shikar

101. "Pardesiyon Se Na Ankhiyan Milana"—Jab Jab Phool Khile

102. "Patthar Ke Sanam"—Title Song

103. "Pukarta Chala Hoon Main"—Mere Sanam

104. "Raat Kaa Samaa Jhume Chandramaa"—Ziddi

105. "Raha Gardishon Mein Hardum"—Do Badan

106. "Ram Kare Aisa Ho Jaye"—Milan

107. "Sau Saal Pehle"—Jab Pyar Kisi Se Hota Hai

108. "Sayonara Sayonara"—Love In Tokyo

109. "Taarif Karoon Kya Uski"—Kashmir Ki Kali

110. "Tauba Yeh Matwali Chaal"—Patthar Ke Sanam

111. "Tera Mera Pyaar Amar"—Asli-Naqli

112. "Tere Ghar Ke Samne"—Title Song

"Teri Pyari Pyari Soorat Ko"—Sasural

113. "Tujhe Jeevan Ki Dor Se"—Asli-Naqli

114. "Tujhko Mera Pyar Pukare"—Gumrah

115. "Tumhin Meri Mandir"—Khandan

116. "Tumko Hamari Umar Lag Jaye"—Ayee Milan Ki Bela

117. "Tumne Pukara Aur Hum Chale Aaye"—Rajkumar

118. "Tumse Achchha Kaun Hai"—Janwar

119. "Ye Hai Reshmi Zulfon Ka Andhera"—Mere Sanam

120. "Ye Samaa Samaa Hai Pyar Ka"—Jab Jab Phool Khile

121. "Yeh Aankhen Uff Yun Maa"—Jab Pyar Kisi Se Hota Hai

122. "Yeh Reshmi Zulfen"—Do Raaste

123. "Bade Miya Diwane"—Shagird

124. "Dil Wil Pyar Wyar"—Shagird

125. "Woh Hain Zara Khafa Khafa"—Shagird

126. "Ruk Jaa Aye Hawa, Tham Jaa Aye Bahaar"—Shagird

127. "Yeh Dil Na Hota Bechara"—Jewel Thief

130. "Rulake Gaya Sapna Mera"—Jewel Thief

131. "Aasman Ke Neeche"—Jewel Thief

132. "Dil Pukare Aa Re"—Jewel Thief

133. "Hothon Mein Aisi Baat"—Jewel Thief

134. "Akele Akele Kahan Ja Rahe Ho"—An Evening in Paris

135. "Raat Ke Hamsafar"—An Evening in Paris

136. "Aasman Se Aaya Farishta"—An Evening in Paris

137. "An Evening in Paris"—An Evening in Paris

138. "Main Chali Main Chali"—Padosan

139. "Bhai Battur"—Padosan

140. "Mere Samne Wali Khidki"—Padosan

141. "Ek Chatur Naar"—Padosan

142. "Kehana Hai.. Kehana Hai Tumse"—Padosan

143. "Mere Bhole Balam"—Padosan

"Mere Sapno Ki Rani" Aradhana

Hopefully, you liked the list. If you feel like I have missed a song, then please comment below and I will include it!

Select Your Favorite!

Quiz: How Much Do You Know or Remember?

For each question, choose the best answer. The answer key is below.

  1. Which is not a Raj Kapoor movie?
    • "Sangam"
    • "Jis Desh Mein Ganga Behti Hai"
    • "Sapnon Ka Saudagar"
    • "Aarzoo"
  2. What is the name of the character played by Helen in "Gumnaam?"
    • Kitty Kelly
    • Chin Chin
    • Eena Meena
    • Miss Malini
  3. Who is not a lyricist?
    • Anand Bakshi
    • Hasrat Jaipuri
    • Salman Ahmadi
    • Gulshan Bawra
  4. Who played the lead pair in the movie "Guide?"
    • Dev Anand & Waheeda Rehman
    • Dev Anand & Asha Parekh
    • Dev Anand & Sadhana
    • Dev Anand & Nargis
  5. Kulbhushan Pandit is a real of?
    • Rajendra Kumar
    • Raaj Kumar
    • Dev Anand
    • Raj Kapoor
  6. Who did not work as a comedian?
    • I.S. Johar
    • Johnny Walker
    • Mukri
    • K.N. Singh
  7. Name the singer of Mere "Sapno Ki Rani"
    • Mohammad Rafi
    • Kishore Kumar
    • Manna Dey
    • Mukesh
  8. What is the debut hindi movie of Sharmila Tagore?
    • "Aradhana"
    • "Kashmir Ki Kali"
    • "Anupama"
    • "An Evening in Paris"
  9. Bees Saal Baad is the directorial debut of?
    • Biren Nag
    • B.R. Chopra
    • Hrishikesh Mukherjee
    • Yash Chopra
  10. Who is the music director of 1698 blockbuster "Padosan?"
    • Shankar Jaikishan
    • R.D. Burman
    • Laxmikant Pyarelal
    • C. Ramachandran

Answer Key

  1. "Aarzoo"
  2. Kitty Kelly
  3. Salman Ahmadi
  4. Dev Anand & Waheeda Rehman
  5. Raaj Kumar
  6. K.N. Singh
  7. Kishore Kumar
  8. "Kashmir Ki Kali"
  9. Biren Nag
  10. R.D. Burman

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Questions & Answers

Question: Can you suggest some good duet songs of 1960?

Answer: Below are my top 5 most melodious duet songs from the year 1960.

1) Diwana Mastana Hua Dil - Bombai Ka Baboo

2) Rim Jhim Ke Taraane Le Ke Aayi Barasaat - Kala Bazar

3) Zindagi Bhar Nahin Bhoolegi Woh Barsaat Ki Raat - Barsaat Ki Raat

4) Ye Jindagi Ka Mausam - Ghungat

5) Dil To Hai Deewana Na - Manzil

© 2018 Aarav

Comments

pearl on May 22, 2020:

thank u sooo much for this treasure !

Para Parasolian on April 16, 2020:

Nice list. #33 Ehasan Tera is from Junglee not Kashmir Ki Kali. Pl. fix it.

Devanshi goswami on September 10, 2019:

Can you suggest me old song for dance it can be remix of old songs

rahul on January 08, 2019:

if you could could collect these song and make a collection of zip file and give the link to download it would be great !!!!

Lalit Kumar Kothari on October 19, 2018:

Songs of Neelkamal & Saraswatichandra are not included