Sonu Nigam is one of the best Bollywood singers of all time. It is impossible to think of 90’s Bollywood music without Sonu Nigam. His some songs are heart aching and make your eyes moist, while some make your heart flutter and make you think about your special someone. He has also sung some peppy numbers that make you groove. Honestly speaking, listing down top 20 songs sung by Sonu Nigam is a bit difficult as there are so many songs that are still on the lips of so many people. But these are the ones that stood out from the crowd.
Best Sonu Nigam Songs List –
1. Sandese Aate Hain – Border(1997)
One of the most popular song that is about hope and the pain of the Indian soldiers.
“Sandese aate hain hain, hume tadapate hain
Toh chitti aati hain, woh pooche jaati hai
Ke ghar kab aaoge, likho kab aaoge
Ki tum bin ye ghar, soona soona hai..”
These lines depict the feeling of longing shared by the soldiers and their families. Sonu Nigam sang this song so beautifully that it touches your heart and makes your eyes moist.
2. Yeh Dil Deewana – Pardes (1997)
This is the song that changed the stereotype about Sonu Nigam being a clone of Mohammad Rafi. The song which is a heartbreak song was sung in a high pitch note and pumped up beats which made it different from the normal sad heartbreak songs. It became a huge hit and is still popular among people.
3. Kal Ho Naa Ho – Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003)
This song is too good to forget! It is an iconic song from an iconic movie. Lines like “har pal yahan jee bhar jiyo, jo hai sama kal ho naa ho” and “lakh sambhalo pagal dil ko, dil dhadake hi jaye” are just a part of a beautifully crafted song which penetrates deep into your soul. The life lessons it teaches and soulful voice of Sonu Nigam makes it all the more beautiful.
4. Do Pal – Veer Zara (2004)
When a song is sung by the legendary Lata Mangeshkar and Sonu Nigam, you can count on it to be a beautiful piece of work.Their voices were so full of emotions that it connected with our hearts and made it a memorable song. “Do pal ruka khwabon ka karwan, aur fir chal diye tum kaha hum kaha
Do pal ki thi yeh dilon ki dastan, aur phir chal diye tum kaha hum kaha” – these lines perfectly depict the pain and anguish of separation.
5. Abhi Mujh Mein Kahin – Agneepath(2012)
This song is Sonu Nigam’s personal favourite. This song is about how one feels when he gets something that he has been wanting since so long. The hope, the happiness, the surreal feeling one gets is all expressed beautifully through this song. Sonu Nigam’s voice just makes it more beautiful. He expresses the emotions portrayed so beautifully that is very heart touching.
6. Saathiya – Saathiya(2002)
It is a romantic song and one of the best songs of Sonu Nigam. I remember it as one of the romantic songs that used to be played on loop everywhere when it was released. It is so soft and mesmerizing. Only Sonu Nigam could have done it.
7. Tumse Milke – Main Hoon Naa(2004)
The songs of the movie Main Hoon Naa were all a hit and I grew up listening to all of these songs. This peppy number made a lot of people groove. A qawaali so fun and upbeat that it serves as an entertaining song from an even more entertaining movie.
8. Main Agar Kahoon – Om Shanti Om(2007)
Oh this song! One of the romantic songs that every lover would use to propose his love. The song expresses wonderfully the way he feels, and Sonu Nigam’s voice is like a cherry on the top. He has sung this song so beautifully that it is remembered as one of the timeless romantic melodies. It just takes you in a beautiful space and makes you nostalgic.
9. Sau Dard – Jaan-E-Mann(2006)
This song is based on heartbreak. Lines like “Sau dard hai, sau rahatein
Sab mila dil nashin, ek tu hi nahi..” and “sau raste, par teri raah nahi” expresses beautifully the pain of losing someone close to you and the hole it leaves in you. Sonu Nigam lends his voice to this beautiful song and turns it into a heart touching number.
10. Sooraj Hua Maddham – Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (2001)
Another beautiful love song that is still popular among the masses. Soulful voices of Sonu Nigam and Alka Yagnik are a perfect fit for the song featuring the king of romance Shahrukh Khan and Kajol. The portrayal of the entire scene got its romantic charm through the song which made it even more attractive.
11. Ab Mujhe Raat Din – Deewana(1999)
Deewana is an album and “Ab Mujhe Raat Din” is one of its songs. The song became a huge hit and was one of the highest selling albums of the year 1999. Sonu Nigam’s voice and the beautifully picturized scene makes it a treat for your eyes as well as for your ears.
12. Tanhayee – Dil Chahta Hai (2001)
Dil Chahta Hai, a movie that made everyone take a trip to Goa. This movie gave us a lot good songs and Tanhayee is one of them. There is so much sorrow in this song that it makes us go through different emotions. It is about loneliness one feels when there is huge void left after someone is gone and Sonu Nigam sings it wonderfully without overdoing it.
13. Shukran Allah – Kurbaan(2009)
Shukran Allah is one of the must-have songs on a romantic playlist. This is a soft and soothing song that blends in perfectly with the story. It is a pleasing song that leaves its effect even after the song is over. This number sweeps you off your feet and definitely deserves to be played on loop.
14. Jaane Nahi Denge Tujhe – 3 Idiots (2009)
You can count on Sonu Nigam to express through his voice the feelings felt by the characters and the intensity of the scene. Jaane Nahi Denge Tujhe is a song about pain and quiet mourning. Sonu Nigam has sung it very passionately and lifted up the composition to heights.
15. Soniyo – Raaz: The Mystery Continues (2009)
Soniyo is a pleasant track and probably the best number from the movie. It is melodic and slow paced making it soft romantic number. Lyrics are catchy and the singers, Sonu Nigam and Shreya Ghoshal, give you a reason to listen to it on loop. It does make for a good choice of song to dance on with your special someone.
16. Kyon Hawa – Veer Zara (2004)
Another beautiful song from the movie Veer Zara. This movie has given us one of the best romantic songs. Kyon Hawa is about the feeling one has when he falls in love for the first time. Sonu Nigam perfectly expresses this feeling of excitement and joy through his voice.
17. Satrangi Re – Dil se(1998)
Satrangi Re is a song that depicted different emotions felt by the protagonist. It is a romantic song beautifully sung by Sonu Nigam and Kavita Krishnamurthy rendering Ghalib’s beautiful poetry. Satrangi Re showed the seven stages of love and the feelings felt by one when something touches his heart.
18. Inn Lamhon Ke Daaman – Jodhaa Akbar (2008)
Inn Lamhon Ke Daaman song is a passionate romantic song sung by Sonu Nigam and Madhushree. It is soothing and melodious with varying energies of the vocal, tunes and chorus summed perfectly by A.R. Rahman. This song fills your heart with love and melody.
19. Sarfaroshi Ki Tamanna – The Legend Of Bhagat Singh (2002)
Whenever this song is played, one experiences goosebumps, even after so many years. It is a patriotic song full of intensity. Sonu Nigam and Hariharan have done an excellent job and made this song one of the most popular patriotic songs.
20. Mere Haath Mein – Fanaa(2006)
Last but not the least, Mere Haath Mein song is a soulful romantic song sung by Sonu Nigam and Sunidhi Chauhan. This song takes you on a melodious ride and makes you want to hear it again and again. It is bound to make your heart skip a beat!
- Tu Jahan Mai Wahan – Salaam Namaste(2005)
So these were the top 20 songs of Sonu Nigam you should definitely give a try.