The pre 90’s was a golden era for Bollywood and it gave us some of the most beautifully written and pure songs.

amitabh bachchan in a still from silsila


Here are some of these evergreen songs that we still listen and vibe to.


Lag Jaa Gale

” Jee Bhar Ke Dekh Leejiye hamako Kareeb Se, phir Apke Naseeb Mein ye Baat Ho Na Ho “

a still from lag jaa gale song, the actors stand facing their backs to each other

I mean, can Lata didi ever go wrong?? Single or not, every verse of this song hits you deep, makes such a long lasting impact and takes you to a world where there’s nothing…. nothing but just you and your feeelssss.


Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas Tum Rehti Ho

” Har Shyam Aankhon Par Tera Aanchal Lehraye, Har Raat Yaadon Ki Baarat Le Aaye “

a still from the song, the actress is reading the letter

Yaaaaaaarrrr. Instant mood filter hai ye gaana. Single bhi ho to bhi lagega ke pal pal dil ke paas koi to rehna hi chahiyeeee! And the love expressed in this love “Mai sans leta hu, teri khushboo aati hai. ” is just beautiful.


Ek Pyaar Ka Nagma Hai

” Kuchh paakar khona hai, kuchh khokar paana hai Jiwan ka matalab to ana aur jaana hai “

wind slowing and the actress is standing under the open sky, in a scene from ek pyaar ka nagma

This song explains the simplest meanings of life and how it’s just the love that glues us all together. Baaki sab moh maaya hai.


Kuch To Log Kahenge, Logon Ka Kaam Hai Kehna

” Kuchh reet jagat ki aisi hai har ek subah ki shaam hui “

Taylor Swift 2014 mei “Haters gonna hate” leke aai thi. Hamare legendary Kishor Kumar ye satya wachan 25 saal pehle hi bol ke hit kar chuke the. The melody of the song is so therapeutic, you will actually feel like you have reached Nirvana.


Tujhse Naraaz Nahi Zindagi

” Muskuraaye to muskuraane ke, Karz utarne honge “

This song will take you to an existential crisis phase and I am not complaining. Also, “Jeene ke liye socha hi nahi, karz utaarne honge” hits different in what-so-ever life situation you’re in!


Tumko Dekha To Khayala Aaya

” Tum chale jaaoge to sochenge Hamane kya khoya hamane kya paaya  “

Ican’t emphaize enough on the mellow magic this song does to your ears when the lyrics flow like a swift river. Is this how love at first sight happens? I wouldn’t know.


Pyaar Deewana Hota hai

“Shamaa kahe parawaane se, pare chalaa jaa, meree tarah jal jaayegaa  yahaa naheen aa”

This song is a big punch of optimism in your ever so complaining love life and gives you a happy-go-lucky vibe and a hope that pyaar deewana hota hai, mastaana hota hai.


Jab Koi Baat Bigad Jaye

” Ho chaandni jab tak raat deta hai har koi saath “

Such simple lyrics, sung with sheer innocence! The entire song is so wholesome, you just can’t have enough of it in a single run. Ek barar repeat to karna padega hi and if you get distracted when your fav line comes- Ab dubara se sunna padega.


Ye Kahan Aa Gaye Hum

” Humein milna hi tha humdam, Kisi raah bhi nikalte “

Mai aur meri tanhai aksar ye baate karte hai ke aajkal ke zamaane me aise gaane kyon nahi bante? This song and the entire album of ‘Silsila’ is a mood. Just keep the album playing at low volume in the background while you’re working or have a bad day. See the results for yourself.


Each and every element of these songs is heavenly and listening to them is beyond blissful.

Ab aise gaane pata nahi kahan chale gaye, milte hi nahi !