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Top 100 Bollywood Songs of the 50s and 60s

Updated on August 24, 2017
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The 50s and 60s are considered the most important decades in Hindi cinema. This Golden age showcased Hindi films in a new avatar. Song and dance became exceedingly popular in these decades. This article brings to life the best Bollywood songs of the 50s and 60s.

While commercial Hindi cinema was thriving since the Hindi film industry came into being, the 50s witnessed the emergence of a fresh new wave of parallel cinema that had audiences spellbound. Aside from commercial Hindi films, a number of critically acclaimed films were made during the 50s and 60s. The song and dance sequences changed dramatically in the 50s and 60s. By the late 50s western influences became vivid in Hindi film songs.

Bollywood Songs of the 50s and 60s

While slow songs were very popular in the black and white era of Hindi films, the uptempo song trend became huge in the 60s, especially with youth in India. Songs about love, songs about grief, songs about sorrow, songs about heartbreak, and songs about missing someone were often showcased in Hindi films in the 50s and 60s. Aside from slow songs, peppy songs too became massively popular with the rebellious flower power youth of the 60s. Although the name ‘Bollywood’ was coined in the 70s, it’s used in various ways to refer to the Hindi film industry in previous decades too.

Thanks the international music revolution of the 60s, musical tastes and preferences of youth in India changed. The hippie inspired musical influences made their way in the form of song and dance sequences in Hindi films. In present times, many record companies in India are releasing compilations of old songs from Hindi films. Greatest Hit’s and ‘Best of’ compilations of playback singers of the 50s and 60s are exceeding popular with mature audiences in India. While the 50s and 60s may have long gone, music from the golden era brings back nostalgia in Bollywood.

The lines below showcase an epic list of Bollywood songs of the 50s and 60s

Top 100 Greatest Songs of the 50s and 60s

  1. Yeh Zindagi Usi Ki Hai- Lata Mangeshkar (Anarkali- 1953)
  2. Ajeeb Dastan Hai Yeh- Lata Mangeshkar (Dil Apna Aur Preet Parai- 1960)
  3. Babuji Dheere Chalna- Geeta Dutt (Aar Paar- 1954)
  4. Ae Dil Mujhe Aisi Jagha Le Chal- Talat Mahmood (Arzoo- 1950)
  5. Ek Ladki Bheegi Bhaagi Si- Kishore Kumar (Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi- 1958)
  6. Hai Apna Dil To Awara- Hemant Kumar (Solva Saal- 1958)
  7. Tumsa Nahin Dekha- Mohammed Rafi (Tumsa Nahin Dekha- 1957)
  8. Haal Kaisa Hai Janab Ka- Kishore Kumar and Asha Bhosle (Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi- 1958)
  9. Dheere Dheere Chal Chand Gagan Mein- Mohammed Rafi and Lata Mangeshkar (Love Marriage- 1959)
  10. Yeh Raaten Yeh Mausam- Kishore Kumar and Asha Bhosle (Dilli Ka Thug- 1958)
  11. Gore Gore O Banke Chhore- Amirbai Karnataki and Lata Mangeshkar (Samadhi- 1950)
  12. Ghadi Ghadi Mora Dil Dhadke- Lata Mangeshkar (Madhumati- 1958)
  13. Dil Pukare Aa Re- Mohammed Rafi and Lata Mangeshkar (Jewel Thief- 1967)
  14. Ae Dil Hai Mushkil Jeena Yaha- Mohammed Rafi and Geeta Dutt (CID- 1956)
  15. Mana Janab Ne Pukara Nahi- Kishore Kumar (Paying Guest- 1957)
  16. Dil Vil Pyaar Vyaar- Lata Mangeshkar (Shagird- 1968)
  17. Likhe Jo Khat Tujhe- Mohammed Rafi (Kanyadaan- 1968)
  18. Dukhi Mann Mere- Kishore Kumar (Funtoosh- 1956)
  19. Kaun Aaya Mere Mann Ke Dware- Manna Dey (Dekh Kabira Roya- 1957)
  20. Na Yeh Chand Hoga- Hemant Kumar and Geeta Dutt (Shart- 1954)
  21. Gun Guna Rahe Hai Bhanvare- Mohammed Rafi and Asha Bhosle (Aradhana- 1969)
  22. Chhod Do Aanchal Zamana Kya Kahega- Kishore Kumar and Asha Bhosle (Paying Guest- 1957)
  23. Hum Bekhudi Mein Tumko Pukare- Mohammed Rafi (Kala Pani- 1958)
  24. Yeh Dil Na Hota Bechara- Kishore Kumar (Jewel Thief- 1967)
  25. Teri Duniya Mein- Hemant Kumar (House No.44- 1955)
  26. Pukarta Chala Hoon Mein- Mohammed Rafi (Mere Sanam- 1965)
  27. Eena Meena Deeka- Kishore Kumar (Aasha- 1957)
  28. Ae Shama Tu Bata Tere Parwane Kaun Hai- Naushad (Dastan- 1950)
  29. Dil Ke Jharoke Mein Tujhko- Mohammed Rafi (Brahmachari- 1968)
  30. Adha Hai Chandrama- Asha Bhosle and Mahendra Kapoor (Navrang- 1959)
  31. Mera Dil Ye Pukare Aaja- Lata Mangeshkar (Nagin- 1954)
  32. Yaad Na Jaaye Beete Dinon Ki- Mohammed Rafi (Dil Ek Mandir- 1963)
  33. Roop Tera Mastana- Kishore Kumar (Aradhana- 1969)
  34. Jata Kahan Hai Diwane- Geeta Dutt (CID- 1956)
  35. Taarif Karoon Kya Uski- Mohammed Rafi (Kashmir Ki Kali- 1964)
  36. Piya Piya Piya Mora Jiya- Kishore Kumar and Asha Bhosle (Baap-Re-Baap- 1955)
  37. Suhana Safar Aur Ye- Mukesh (Madhumati- 1958)
  38. Chaudhvin Ka Chand Ho- Mohammed Rafi (Chaudhvin Ka Chand- 1960)
  39. Jeevan Ke Safar Mein Raahi- Kishore Kumar (Munimji- 1955)
  40. Awara Hoon- Mukesh (Awara- 1951)
  41. Nakhrewali- Kishore Kumar (New Delhi- 1956)
  42. Thandi Hawa Kali Ghata- Geeta Dutt (Mr & Mrs’ 55- 1955)
  43. Yeh Reshmi Zulfein- Mohammed Rafi (Do Raaste- 1969)
  44. Who Chand Khila- Mukesh and Lata Manageshkar (Anari- 1959)
  45. Mera Joota Hai Japani- Mukesh (Shree 420- 1955)
  46. Mera Saaya Saath Hoga- Lata Mangeshkar (Mera Saaya- 1966)
  47. Dil Yeh Kya Cheez Hai- Kishore Kumar (Baazi- 1951)
  48. Shola Jo Bhadke- C. Ramchandra and Lata Mangeshkar (Albela- 1951)
  49. Jo Wada Kiya Woh- Mohammed Rafi and Lata Mangeshkar (Taj Mahal- 1963)
  50. Toote Huye Khwabon Ne- Mohammed Rafi (Madhumati- 1958)
  51. Baharon Phool Barsao- Mohammed Rafi (Suraj- 1966)
  52. Ek Pardesi Mera Dil Le Gaya- Mohammed Rafi and Asha Bhosle (Phagun- 1958)
  53. Khayalon Mein Kisi Ke- Mukesh and Geeta Dutt (Bawre Nain- 1950)
  54. Pyaar Hua Ikrar Hua- Manna Dey and Lata Mangeshkar (Shree 420- 1955)
  55. Gata Rahe Mera Dil- Kishore Kumar and Asha Bhosle (Guide- 1965)
  56. Achcha Jee Main Haari- Asha Bhosle and Mohammed Rafi (Kala Paani- 1958)
  57. Zara Saamne To Aao Chhaliya- Mohammed Rafi and Lata Mangeshkar (Janam Janam Ke Phere- 1957)
  58. Aankhon Mein Ky Ji- Kishore Kumar and Asha Bhosle (Nau Do Gyarah- 1957)
  59. Dil Tadap Tadap Ke- Mukesh and Lata Mangeshkar (Madhumati- 1958)
  60. Abhi Na Jao Chhodkar- Asha Bhosle (Hum Dono- 1961)
  61. Chand Si Mehbooba Ho Meri- Mukesh (Himalay Ki God Mein- 1965)
  62. Jayen To Jayen Kahan- Lata Mangeshkar (Taxi Driver- 1954)
  63. Neele Gagan Ke Tale- Mahendra Kapoor (Hamraaz- 1967)
  64. Aaja Sanam Madhur Chandani- Lata Mangeshkar (Chori Chori- 1958)
  65. Mere Mann Ki Ganga Aur Tere Mann Ki Jamuna- Mukesh and Vvjayanthimala (Sangam- 1964)
  66. Dil Deke Dekho Dil Deke Dekho- Mohammed Rafi (Dil Deke Dekho- 1959)
  67. Mera Toh Jo Bhi Kadam- Mohammed Rafi (Dosti- 1964)
  68. Oh Door Ke Musafir- Mohammed Rafi and Lata Mangeshkar (Uran Khatola- 1955)
  69. Aaja Aaja Main Hoon Pyar Tera- Mohammed Rafi and Asha Bhosle (Teesri Manzil- 1966)
  70. Aye Dil Ab Kahin Na Ja- Hemant Kumar (Bluff Master- 1963)
  71. Dekho Rootha Na Karo- Mohammed Rafi and Lata Mangeshkar (Tere Ghar Ke Samne- 1963)
  72. Yaad Kiya Dil Ne Kahan- Hemant Kumar (Patita- 1953)
  73. Bindya Chamkegi- Lata Mangeshkar (Do Raaste- 1969)
  74. Poochho Na Kaise Maine- Manna Dey (Meri Surat Teri Aankhen- 1963)
  75. Mujhe Kitna Pyaar Hai- Mohammed Rafi and Lata Mangeshkar (Dil Tera Diwana- 1962)
  76. Sau Saal Pehle- Mohammed Rafi and Lata Mangeshkar (Jab Pyar Kisi Se Hota Hai- 1961)
  77. Aye Dil Mujhe Bata De- Geeta Dutt (Bhai Bhai- 1955)
  78. Koi Humdum Na Raha- Kishore Kumar (Jhumroo- 1961)
  79. Mein Zindagi Ka Sath Nibatha Chala Gaya- Mohammed Rafi (Hum Dono- 1961)
  80. Piya Tose Naina Lage- Lata Mangeshkar (Guide- 1965)
  81. Mujhko Is Raat Ki Tanhai Mein- Mukesh (Dil Bhi Tera Hum Bhi Tere- 1960)
  82. Suno Gajar Kya Gaaye- Geeta Dutt (Baazi- 1951)
  83. Who Jab Yaad Aaye Bahut Yaad Aaye- Mohammed Rafi and Lata Mangeshkar (Parasmani- 1963)
  84. Zindagi Bhar Nahin Bhoolegi- Mohammed Rafi and Lata Mangeshkar (Barsaat Ki Ek Raat- 1960)
  85. Aasman Se Aaya Farishta- Mohammed Rafi (An Evening In Paris- 1967)
  86. Tumhari Nazar Kyon Khafa Ho Gayi- Mohammed Rafi and Lata Mangeshkar (Do Kaliyaan- 1968)
  87. Baghon Mein Bahar Hai- Mohammed Rafi and Lata Mangeshkar (Aradhana- 1969)
  88. Dil Jo Nah Keh Saka- Mohammed Rafi (Bheegi Raat- 1965)
  89. Aane Se Uske Aaye Bahar- Mohammed Rafi (Jeene Ki Raah- 1969)
  90. Ude Jab Jab Zulfen Teri- Mohammed Rafi and Asha Bhosle (Naya Daur- 1957)
  91. Aaj Phir Jeene Ki Tamanna Hai- Lata Mangeshkar (Guide- 1965)
  92. Dost Dost Na Raha- Mukesh (Sangam- 1964)
  93. Aaj Purani Raahon Se Koi Mujhe- Mohammed Rafi (Aadmi- 1968)
  94. Ae Phoolon Ki Rani- Mohammad Rafi (Aarzoo- 1965)
  95. Woh Shaam Kuchh Ajeeb Thi- Kishore Kumar (Khamoshi- 1969)
  96. Jinhen Hum Bhoolna Chahe- Mukesh (Aabroo- 1968)
  97. Lag Ja Gale Se Phir- Lata Mangeshkar (Who Kaun Thi- 1964)
  98. Humdum Mere Maan Bhi Jao- Mohammed Rafi (Phir Wohi Dil Laya Hoon- 1963)
  99. Mere Samne Wali Khidki Mein- Kishore Kumar (Padosan- 1968)
  100. Teri Pyaari Pyaari Surat Ko- Mohammed Rafi (Sasural- 1961)

© 2017 Ansel Pereira

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