Along with the stories and the acting, people also look forward to a movie’s soundtrack. Everyone has their own favourite movie in terms of its songs. Do you have your own favourite album from any Bollywood movie? We can guarantee that you do, like all other Indians. 

The most memorable and best Bollywood soundtracks of all time

Songs are a very significant part of Indian films, especially Bollywood movies. While representing our culture and traditions, music touches people on a deeply personal and emotional note. It helps convey the true feelings behind the happenings in the films while giving us a song perfect to be played at a party or to listen to after experiencing heartbreak. Some movies succeed on account of an amazing soundtrack. Such is the importance of music in Indian culture. So, below we present some of the most memorable Bollywood albums (in no particular order). 

1. Rockstar

Rockstar may have received mixed reviews on its opening, but no one in the country can deny the mesmerizing musical score by the Oscar-winning music director A. R. Rahman. The songs Tum Ko and Tum Ho still bring tears to many people’s eyes. The song Sadda Haq continues to motivate youths to stand up for themselves. The song Jo Bhi Main expresses the hidden emotions of many. Kun Faya Kun, Haaaa Haawa, Nadaan Parindey – this movie has undoubtedly produced some timeless masterpieces. 

2. Awarapan

Awarapan gained not only the reputation of being one of the best gangster movies but also a film to have some of the best tracks. One cannot deny the depth of the lyrics written by Sayeed Qadri. Songs like Toh Phir Aao and Tera Mera Rishta are still hummed by people today. 

3. Gangster

The music of this film was considered to be the best in 2006. The touching lyrics and the beautiful composing made a place in almost everyone’s heart. The song Ya Ali is considered to be the best work of Zubeen. Other famous tracks include Tu Hi Meri Shab Hai and Bheegi Bheegi

4. Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

The soundtrack of this Zoya Akhtar’s famous and loved road movie makes for a perfect and breezy summertime album. Starting with the energetic Dil Dhadakne Do and moving on to the lovely Khwabon Ke Parindey and the tangy Senorita, this album is a complete and delightful roller coaster ride. 

5. Rang De Basanti

This iconic movie broke all opening box office records in India at that time and touched the hearts of many. And so did the brilliant soundtrack of this movie, directed by none other than A. R. Rahman. From the mesmerizing Rubaroo and the energetic Khalbali to the emotional Luka Chuppi and the touching Tu Bin Bataye, the songs of this movie are to be sung by generations. 

6. Dil Se

Dil Se won the best music award in 1998, and it rightly deserved so. A. R. Rahman created some of the best scores of the 90s. Every song in this movie had its own charm – from the vibrant Chhaiya Chhaiya to the soulful Dil Se Re. Dil Se is considered to be one of the best albums by A. R. Rahman. 

7. Aashiqui 2

The songs of this movie are undoubtedly a lover’s anthems. The opening track Tum Hi Ho sung by Arijit Singh quickly became the best song to express your feelings for someone while Ankit Tiwari’s Sunn Raha Hai became the go-to song for people going through breakups.

These were our pick of some of the best Bollywood albums. How many albums on this list did you agree with? 

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