When it comes to music, we can say that the last century has been particularly successful in terms of quality. In addition, there was a revolution both in music and in society. Undoubtedly the best period that can be called the golden age of music in the world was the period of the 1970’s. This period was marked by a huge number of talented musicians and bands who were and still are considered legends and whose names will forever be among the greats in this art. Of course, this doesn’t mean that the later period was drastically worse, but only that there were fewer such great names that were so influential.

It was a time when music was something like religion and led several generations of young people around the world. A time when music changed the whole world but also the culture of many peoples. During this time, India, as one of the most populous countries in the world, was relatively briefly an official country that gained independence from the United Kingdom. So, the mid-20th century was revolutionary in every sense.

However, did the music revolution thing that spearheaded major changes in society affect the people and music in India? Undoubtedly it is, and this can best be seen by the songs that marked this period in an Asian country. To give you the clue of ​​what music was like in India in the second half of the 20th century, we decided to create a giant list of as many as 150 songs. However, that’s not all. We carefully divided the best songs by the decade they were produced. Although quite different from the one represented in Western countries, Indian music was also of high quality during this period. So, without further delay, let’s take a look at those songs.

Chapter 1: Best Songs of 1950s

Dil Deke Dekho-Dil Deke Dekho

Haal Kaisa Hai Janab Ka-Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi

Teri Duniya Mein-House No.44

Bholi Soorat Dil Ke Khote-Albela

Tu Ganga Ki Mauj-Baiju Bawra

Yaad Kiya Dil Ne Kahan Ho-Patita

Suhana Safar-Madhumati

Aaja Re Pardesi Main-Madhumati

Jalte Hai Jiske Liye-Sujata

Aye Maalik Tere Bande Hum-Do Aankhen Barah Hath

Jaago Mohan Pyare-Jagte Raho

Ghar Aaya Mera Pardesi-Awara

Dil Tadap Ke-Madhumati

Ude Jab Zulfein Teri-Naya Daur

Mann Dole Mera Tan Dole-Nagin

Yeh Raat Yeh Chandni-Jaal

Ek Ladki Bhigi Bhagi Si-Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi

Pyaar Hua Iqraar Hua hai-Shree 420

Yeh Duniya Agar Mil Bhi Jaaye To Kya Hai-Pyaasa

Sab Kuch Sikha Humne-Anari

Kisi Ki Muskurahaton-Anari

Shaam-E Gham Ki Qasam-Footpath

Yeh Hai Bombay Meri Jaan-CID

Duniya Me Hum Aaye Hain-Mother India

Hai Apna Dil To Awara-Solva Saal

Mera Joota Hai Japani-Shree 420

Chapter 2: Best Songs of 1960s

Pyaar Kiya Toh Darna Kya-Mughal E Azam

Jo Wada Kiya Wo-Taj Mahal

Mere Mehboob Qayamat Hogi-Mr X in Bombay

Tumne Pukara Aur Hum Chale Aaye-Rajkumar

Wahan Kaun Hai Tera-Guide

Tumse Achchha Kaun Hai-Janwar

Babul Ki Duayein Leti Jaa-Neelkamal

Aaja Tujhko Pukare Mera Pyar-Neel Kamal

Pyar Kiya Tho Darna Kya-Mugal E Azam

Yeh Reshmi Zulfein-Do Raaste

Yeh Dil Na Hota Bechara

Jaane Walon Zara-Dosti

Abhi Na Jao-Hum Dono

Honton Mein Aisi Baat-Jewel Thief

Mere Sapno Ki Rani-Aradhana

Ye Samaa Samaa Hai Pyar Ka-Jab Jab Phool Khile

Chhup Gaye Sare Nazare-Do Raaste

Pardesiyon Se Na Akhiya-Jab Jab Phool Khile

Tujhe Jeevan Ki Dor Se-Asli-Naqli

Yeh Aankhen Uff Yun Maa Jab Pyar Kisi Se Hota Hai

Sajana-Parakh

Yeh Chand Sa Roshan Chehra-Kashmir Ki Kali

Chaudhvin Ka Chaand Ho-Chaudhvi Ka Chaand

Chahunga Main Tujhe Sham Savere-Dosti

Dil Ka Bhanwar Kare Pukar-Tere Ghar Ke Saamne

Tumko Hamari Umar Lag Jaye-Ayee Milan Ki Bela

Pukarta Chala Hoon Main-Mere Sanam

Jiya O Jiya-Jab Pyar Kisi Se Hota Hai

Jhumka Gira Re-Mera Saaya

Bindiya Chamkegi Chudi-Do Raaste

Jaaiye Aap Kahaan Jaayenge-Mere Sanam

Ye Hai Reshmi Zulfon Ka Andhera-Mere Sanam

Meri Dosti Mera Pyaar-Dosti

Iss Duniya Mein Jeena Ho Toh Sunlo Meri Baat-Gumnaam

Tujhko Mera Pyar Pukare-Gumrah

Bol Radha Bol-Sangam

Mera to Jo Bhi Kadam Hai-Dosti

Gaata Rahe Dil-Guide

Tumhin Meri Mandir-Khandan

Chapter 3: Best Songs of the 1970s

Aaj Imtihan Hai-Suhaag

Dekh Sakta Hoon Main-Majboor

Yeh Shaam Mastani-Kati Patang

Bhali Si Ek Soorat-Buddha Mil Gaya

Pal Bhar ke Liye-Johny Mera Naam

Kuch Toh Log Kahenge-Amar Prem

Aanewala Pal Jaanewala Hai-Gol Maal

Shirdiwale Saibaba-Amar Akbar Anthony

Mehbooba o Mehbooba-Sholay

Jab Koi Tumhara Hriday Tod De-Purab aur Paschim

Mere Dil Me Aaj Kya Hai-Daag

Hum Banjaron Ki Baat-Dharam Veer

Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki-Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki

Meri Pyari Behaniya-Sachaa Jhutha

Yeh Dosti Hum Nahin Todenge-Sholay

Kahin Door Jab Din-Anand

Hare Krishna Hare Ram-Hare Krishna Hare Ram

Jaane Kahan Gaye Woh Din-Mera Naam Joker

Yeh Mera Dil Yaar Ka Deewana-Don

Are Diwano Mujhe Pehchano-Don

Diwano Dil Sambhalo-The Great Gambler

Jeena Yahan Marna Yahan-Mera Naam Joker

Teri Galiyon Mein Na-Hawas

Meri Soni Meri Tamanna-Yadon Ki Baraat

Yeh Jo Mohabbat Hai-Kati Patang

Chahe Raho Door Chahe-Do Chor

My Name Is Anthony Gonsalves-Amar Akbar Anthony

Teri Rabb Ne Bana Di Jodi-Suhaag

Yaadon Ki Baarat-Yaadon Ki Baarat

Tu Mungla Mungla-Inkaar

Zindagi Kaisi Hai Paheli-Anand

Badi Sooni Sooni Hai-Mili

Ek Ajnabee Haseena Se-Ajnabee

Ek Din Bik Jaayega-Dharam Karam

Pyar Deewana Hota Hai-Kati Patang

Mujhe Kuch Kehna Hai-Bobby

Dum Maro Dum-Hare Krishna Hare Ram

Jhooth Bole Kauwa Kaaten-Bobby

Kaanta Laga…Bangle Ke Peechhe-Samadhi

Jab Zero DIya Mere Bharat Ne-Purab aur Paschim

Thoda Sa Thehro-Victoria No.203

Chura Liya Hai Tumne Jo Dil Ko-Yaadon Ki Baarat

Yashomati Maiya Se-Satyam Shivam Sundaram

Keh Du Tumhe Ya Chup Rahoon-Deewar

Teri Meri Teri Yaari-Charitraheen

Na Koi Umang Hai-Kati Patang

Kabhi Kabhie Mere Dil Mein-Kabhie Kabhie

Karvatein Badalte Rahe-Aap Ki Kasam

Parda Hai Parda-Amar Akbar Anthony

Aap Yahan Aaye Kisliye-Kal Aaj Aur Kal

Chingari Koi Bhadke-Amar Prem

Aaj Na chodenge-Kati Patang

Khaike Paan Banaraswala-Don

Chapter 4: Best Songs of 1980s

Sari Duniya Ka Bojh-Coolie

Dilber Mere Kab Tak Mujhe-Satte Pe Satta

Pyar Mein Dil Pe-Mahaan

Jaane De Jaane De Mujhe-Shahenshah

Aaj Rapat Jaayen To-Namak Halaal

Humein Aur Jeene Ki-Agar Tum Na Hote

Duniya main Kitna gham hai-Amrit

Mere Rang Me Rangne Wali-Maine Pyar Kiya

I am a Disco Dancer-Disco Dancer

Dil Cheez Kya Hai-Umrao Jaan

Dard E Dil-Karz

Pyaar Humein Kis Mod Pe-Satte Pe Satta

Aye Mere Humsafar-Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak

Phir Chhidi Raat-Bazaar

Roz Roz Aankhon Tale-Jeeva

Shayad Meri Shaadi Ka Khayal-Souten

Mere Naseeb mein-Naseeb

Ae Zindagi Gale Laga Le-Sadma

Jeena Hai Pyar Mein Jeena-Love Love Love

Tumko Dekha To Yeh Khayal-Saath Saath

Ungli Mein Angoothi-Ram Avtar

So Gaya Yeh Jahan, So Gaya Aasman-Tezaab

Main Hoon Prem Rogi-Prem Rog

Ek Haseena Thi-Karz

Sun Sahiba Sun-Ram Teri Ganga Maili

Hume Tumse Pyaar Kitna-Kudrat

Meri Kismat Me Tu Nahi Shayad-Prem Rog

Bichchoo Lad Gaya-Inquilaab

Yaar Bina Chain Kahan Re-Saaheb

Hothon Se Chholon Tum-Prem Geet

Saagar Kinare Dil Ye Pukare-Saagar

Mohabbat Hai Kya Cheez-Prem Rog

Jab Se Tumko Dekha-Kaalia

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