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Top 150 Hindi Songs of 1970s

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

The Decade of Bollywood and Its Rise

The seventies saw a tremendous rise in Hindi cinema. This rise occured not only in India, but also in many foreign countries. Much more was being spent on publicity and advertising in the world of film than ever before.

Stars like Rajesh Khanna and Amitabh Bachchan became superstars. Each one doing more than seven to eight films every year throughout the decade. Dilip Kumar was already a superstar by this time. Actresses like Hema Malini, Rekha, and Sharmila Tagore had their careers established (not to forget Mumtaz, Parveen Babi, and Zeenat Aman, who sizzled on big screens with their oomph and sexiness).

R.D. Burman, S.D. Burman, the duo of Shankar-Jaikishan, and Laxmikant-Pyarelal were churning out number one hits one after another.

This is my list of best songs from the '70s for your Bollywood collection.

Such large radio sets were part of every home in the 70s.

Such large radio sets were part of every home in the 70s.

Songs From the Golden Era (1970 - 1979)

  • "Aadmi Musafir Hai" Apnapan
  • "Aaj Madhosh Hua Jaye Re" Sharmilee
  • "Aaj Mausam Bada Beimaan Hai" Loafer
  • "Aaj Na Chodenge" Kati Patang
  • "Aap Ke Kamre Mein Koi Rehta Hain" Yaadon Ki Baaraat

"Aap Ki Maheki Hui Zulf Ko" Trishul

  • "Aap Yahan Aaye Kisliye" Kal Aaj Aur Kal
  • "Aati Rahengi Baharen" Kasme Vaade
  • "Ab Chahe Ma Roothe Yaa Baba" Daag: A Poem of Love
  • "Achchha To Hum Chalte Hai" Aan Milo Sajna
  • "Bachna Ae Haseeno" Hum Kisise Kum Naheen
  • "Bana Ke Kyon Bigada Re" Zanjeer
  • "Bhanware Ki Gunjan" Kal Aaj Aur Kal
  • "Bharat Ka Rehnewaala" Purab Aur Paschim

"Bhor Bhaye Panghat Pe" Satyam Shivam Sundaram

  • "Chadti Jawani Meri Chaal Mastani" Caravan
  • "Chal Chal Chal Mere Saathi" Haathi Mere Saathi
  • "Chal Dariya Mein Doob Jaye" Prem Kahani
  • "Chalo Re Doli Uthao" Jaani Dushman
  • "Chand Mera Dil Chandni Ho Tum" Hum Kisise Kum Naheen
  • "Chandamama Se Pyaara Mere Mama" Noorie
  • "Dafliwale Dafli Baja" Sargam
  • "Deewane Hai Deewanon Ko" Zanjeer
  • "Dhal Gaya Din Ho Gayi Sham" Humjoli
  • "Dil Sachaa Aur Chehra Jhutha" Sachaa Jhutha
  • "Dil To Hai Dil" Muqaddar Ka Sikandar
  • "Dilbar Dil Se Pyare" Caravan
  • "Dilbar Jani Chali Hawa Mastani" Haathi Mere Saathi
  • "Do Lafzon Ki Hai Dil Ki Kahaani" The Great Gambler
  • "Dum Maro Dum Mit Jaye Gham" Hare Rama Hare Krishna
  • "Ek Main Aur Ek Tu" Khel Khel Mein
  • "Fakira Chal Chala Chal" Fakira
  • "Gaadi Bula Rahi Hai" Dost
  • "Gapoochi Gapoochi Gam Gam" Trishul
  • "Ghungaroo Ki Tarah" Chor Machaye Shor
  • "Goria Kahan Tera Desh" Caravan
  • "Gunmaster G9" Surakshaa
  • "Hai Agar Dushman" Hum Kisise Kum Naheen
  • "Hai Na Bolo Bolo" Andaz
  • "Ham To Chale Pardes" Sargam
  • "Hamne Tumko Dekha" Khel Khel Mein
  • "Hare Rama Hare Krishna" Hare Rama Hare Krishna
  • "Hay Hay Yeh Majboor" Roti Kapda Aur Makaan
  • "Haye Re Haye" Humjoli
  • "Holi Ke Din" Sholay
  • "Hum Ko To Yaara Teri Yaari Jaan" Hum Kisise Kum Naheen

"Hum The Jinke Sahare" Safar

  • "Hum Tum Ek Kamre Mein Band Ho" Bobby
  • "Humko Tumse Ho Gaya Hai Pyar" Amar Akbar Anthony
  • "Husn Hazir Hai" Laila Majnu
  • "Husn Ke Lakhon Rang" Johny Mera Naam
  • "Jab Bhi Jee Chaahe" Daag: A Poem of Love
  • "Jai Santoshi Maa" Jai Santoshi Maa
  • "Jate Ho Jaane Jaana" Parvarish
  • "Jeevan Se Bhari" Safar
  • "Jhilmil Sitaron Ka Aangan Hoga" Jeevan Mrityu
  • "Jhoot Bole Kauva Kate" Bobby
  • "Jiska Mujhe Tha Intezar" Don
  • "Jo Tumko Ho Pasand" Safar

"Jis Gali Mein Tera Ghar" Kati Patang

  • "Kab Tak Na Dogi Dil" Kahani Kismat Ki
  • "Kabhi Kabhie Mere Dil Mein" Kabhi Kabhie
  • "Kahin Door Jab" Anand
  • "Kanchi Re Kanchi" Hare Rama Hare Krishna
  • "Karti Hu Tumhara Vrat Main, Sweekar Karo Maa" Jai Santoshi Maa
  • "Karwaten Badalte Rahe" Aap Ki Kasam
  • "Kasme Vaade Nibhayenge Hum" Kasme Vaade
  • "Kehdoon Tumhe" Deewaar

"Khaike Pan Banaraswala" Don

  • "Khilte Hain Gul Yahan" Sharmilee
  • "Khullam Khulla Pyaar Karenge Hum Dono" Khel Khel Mein
  • "Khush Rahe Tu Sada" Khilona
  • "Khushiyan Hi Khushiyan" Dulhan Wahi Jo Piya Man Bhaye
  • "Koi Haseena" Sholay
  • "Koi Jab Tumhara Hriday Tod De" Purab Aur Paschim
  • "Koi Saheri Babu" Loafer
  • "Kuchh Kehta Hai Ye Saawan" Mera Gaon Mera Desh
  • "Kya Hua Tera Wada" Hum Kisise Kum Naheen
  • "Le Jayenge Le Jayenge" Chor Machaye Shor
  • "Le Toh Aaye Ho Hame Sapno" Dulhan Wahi Jo Piya Man Bhaye
  • "Leena O Leena Dil Toone Cheena" Swarg Narak
  • "Lekar Hum Deewana Dil" Yaadon Ki Baaraat
  • "Maar Diya Jaye" Mera Gaon Mera Desh
  • "Madad Karo Santoshi Mata" Jai Santoshi Maa
  • "Mai Toh Aaratee Utaru Re Santoshee Mata Kee" Jai Santoshi Maa
  • "Main Hoon Don" Don
  • "Main Jat Yamla Pagla" Pratigya
  • "Main Na Bhoolunga" Roti Kapda Aur Makaan
  • "Main Pal Do Pal Ka Shayar Hoon" Kabhi Kabhie
  • "Main Shayar To Nahin" Bobby

Main Tere Ishq Mein Marna Jaau Kahi

— Lata Mangeshkar with her magical voice penned by Anand Bakshi

  • "Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki" Title song
  • "Maine Tere Liye" Anand
  • "Mat Ro Mat Ro Aaj Radhike" Jai Santoshi Maa
  • "Mausam Hain Gaane Ka" Surakshaa
  • "Mehbooba Mehbooba" Sholay
  • "Mehngai Mar Gayi" Roti Kapda Aur Makaan
  • "Mere Dil Mein Aaj Kya Hai" Daag: A Poem of Love
  • "Meri Pyari Behaniya" Sachaa Jhutha
  • "Mohabbat Bade Kam Ki" Trishul
  • "Motiyon Ki Ladi Hoon Main" Loafer
  • "Na Jiya Lage Na" Anand
  • "Na Koi Umang Hai" Kati Patang
  • "Naach Meri Bulbul" Roti
  • "Nafrat Ki Duniya Ko Chhod Ke" Haathi Mere Saathi
  • "O Meri Sharmilee" Sharmilee

"O Saathi Re Tere Bina" Muqaddar Ka Sikandar

  • "O Sheronwali" Suhaag
  • "Pal Bhar Ke Liye" Johny Mera Naam
  • "Parbat Ke Us Paar" Sargam
  • "Pardah Hai Pardah" Amar Akbar Anthony
  • "Peene Wale Ko Peene Ka Bahana" Haath Ki Safai
  • "Phoolon Ka Taron Ka" Hare Rama Hare Krishna
  • "Piya Tu Ab To Aaja" Caravan
  • "Purva Suhani Aayi Re" Purab Aur Paschim
  • "Pyar Deewana Hota Hai" Kati Patang
  • "Qadar Tune Na Jani" Noorie
  • "Ram Ji Ki Nikli Sawari" Sargam
  • "Re Mama Re Mama Re" Andaz
  • "Rote Hue Ate Hain Sab" Muqaddar Ka Sikandar
  • "Ruk Jana O Jana Humse" Warrant
  • "Salaam-e-Ishq Meri Jaan" Muqaddar Ka Sikandar
  • "Satyam Shivam Sundaram" Satyam Shivam Sundaram
  • "Shirdi Wale Sai Baba" Amar Akbar Anthony
  • "Sona Lai Ja Re" Mera Gaon Mera Desh
  • "Sunja Aa Thandi Hawa" Haathi Mere Saathi
  • "Sunke Teri Pukar" Fakira

"Sun Ke Teri Pukar" Fakira

  • "Taiyabali Pyar Ka Dushman" Amar Akbar Anthony
  • "Tera Mujhse Hain Pehle Ka Nata Koi" Aa Gale Lag Jaa
  • "Tere Chehre Mein Woh Jaadu Hai" Dharmatama
  • "Tere Kaaran Mere Saajan" Aan Milo Sajna
  • "Tere Sang Pyar Main Nahin Todna" Nagin
  • "Teri Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi" Suhaag
  • "Tum Ne Kisi Se Kabhi Pyaar Kiya Hai" Dharmatama

"Wada Kar Le Sajna" Haath Ki Safai

  • "Yaadon Ki Baaraat Nikli Hai" Yaadon Ki Baaraat
  • "Yaha Waha Jaha Taha Mat Puchho Kaha Kaha Hai" Jai Santoshi Maa
  • "Yari Hai Imaan Mera" Zanjeer
  • "Yashomati Maiya Se Bole Nandlala" Satyam Shivam Sundaram
  • "Yeh Dosti" Sholay
  • "Yeh Hai Bombay Nagaria" Don
  • "Yeh Jo Mohabbat Hai" Kati Patang
  • "Yeh Ladka Hai Allah Kaisa Hai" Hum Kisise Kum Naheen
  • "Yeh Lal Rang Kab Mujhe Chhodega" Prem Nagar
  • "Yeh Mera Dil" Don
  • "Yeh Public Hai" Roti
  • "Yeh Shaam Mastani" Kati Patang
  • "Yunhi Tum Mujhse Baat Karti Ho" Sachaa Jhutha
  • "Zindagi Ek Safar Hai Suhana" Andaz
  • "Zindagi Ka Safar" Safar
  • "Zindagi Kaisi Hai Paheli" Anand
  • "Zuban Pe Dard Bhari Dastaan Chali Aayi" Maryada

I know there is much more to the 70s than the above songs. If you come across a song that I've missed then please let me know in the comments section.

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Quiz

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

  1. Which movie is the top grosser of the 70s decade?
    • Amar Prem
    • Sholay
    • Jai Santoshi Maa
    • Amar Akbar Anthony
  2. How many times Kishore Kumar got married?
    • Once
    • Twice
    • Thrice
    • Four Times
  3. What is the relation of S.D. Burman and R.D Burman?
    • They are brothers
    • Uncle and Nephew
    • Father and Son
    • No Relation
  4. Which of the below is not a music composer duo?
    • Laxmikant Pyarelal
    • Madan Mohan
    • Shankar Jaikishan
    • Kalyanji Anandji
  5. Name the actress of the super hit movie Khilona (1971)
    • Mumtaz
    • Hema Malini
    • Sharmila Tagore
    • Rekha
  6. Which of the below is not a Rajesh Khanna movie?
    • Saccha Jhuta
    • Kati Patang
    • Dushman
    • Kasme Vaade
  7. Name the character played by Johhny Walker in Anand
    • Musa bhai
    • Sameer bhai
    • Isa bhai
    • Aamir bhai
  8. Which of the below is not a dialogue from Kalicharan
    • Aashirwad toh bade aadmi dete hai ... hum toh sirf rai de sakte hai
    • Sara shehar mujhe lion ke naam se jaanta hai
    • Aaj nag panchami hai kya? ... phir yeh saanp ko doodh kyun pila rahe ho?
    • Maut ek kavita hai
  9. Name the director of teen romantic movie Bobby
    • Raj Kapoor
    • Yash Chopra
    • Hrushikesh Mukherjee
    • Prakash Mehra
  10. The song "Bachna Ae Haseeno" is sung by?
    • Kishore Kumar
    • Mohammed Rafi
    • Bhupinder Singh
    • Mahendra Kapoor

Answer Key

  1. Sholay
  2. Four Times
  3. Father and Son
  4. Madan Mohan
  5. Mumtaz
  6. Kasme Vaade
  7. Isa bhai
  8. Maut ek kavita hai
  9. Raj Kapoor
  10. Kishore Kumar

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