There is a popular saying that ‘Music Heals The Soul’ and some songs are just like therapy to our soul. We all might have different tastes in music but there are few soulful songs that you cannot just avoid but fall in love with the melody and the lyrics.
1) Namo Namo
This song just transforms your mind and gives you complete inner peace. Namo Namo from the movie Kedarnath pulls every string of your heart with beautiful melody and heart touching lyrics. Written by Amitabh Bhattacharya and sung by Amit Trivedi this song is truly a gem. The lines – “Mera karm tu hi jaane kya bura hai kya bhala….tere raaste pe main to aankh moond ke chala….tere naam ki jyot ne saara har liya tamas mera” literally describes the feelings of every devotee.
Written and sung by the King of soulful Music Kailash Kher, Saiyyan is an absolute charmer. From the music to the lyrics every bit of the song will make you fall in love with it and listen in loop. The song was released in 2007 but still it holds a special place in every music lovers heart. “Tu jo chhoo le pyaar se aaraam se mar jaaoon, Aaja chanda baahon mein tujh mein hi gum ho jaaoon main, Tere naam mein kho jaaoon” is truly what a person feels when he/she is deeply in love .
3) Jiya Dhadak Dhadak Jaye
Jiya Dhadak Dhadak Jaye from the movie Kalyug just ruled the hearts of people after right from its release. Sung by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and written by Sayeed Quadri the song will give you surreal and subtly romantic vibes. The lyrics will just hit your heart specially the line “Lagta hain yeh kyu mujhe Sadiyon se chaahu tujhe….Mere sapno mein aake, Apna mujhko banake, Mujhpe tu kar ehsaan… haaye” gives you goosebumps.
4) Teri Yaad jab ati hai..
This song by Lucky Ali brings all the emotions back that we have put in a coffin. “Maine wada toh nibhaya tha, sath toh nibhaya tha….fir bhi tera dil toh dukhaya tha.” Doesn’t it hit every one of us who have gone through the idea of a perfect love but never got it? Did everything but could never keep that one person happy? And still, somewhere we feel for them and want to tell them to come back.
5) Beetey Lamhein…
The composition of this song is unmatched and it never gets old. It has gotten KK’s magical voice and words that relate every broken heart. “Aake meri penahon mein sham-o-seher, kaanch ki tarah woh toot jana tera.” , is still someone’s memory for the rest of his life. The time has been hard on some of us and has jerked everything we embraced. For a better life, those remembrances need to be celebrated in a positive way to move forward.
6) Phir Le Aaya Dil
Sung by the king of Romantic Songs Arijit Singh, Phir le aaya dil from Barfi will melt your heart every time you listen to it. Lyricist Sayeed Quadri has played with the words so perfectly and created magic with the lyrics and Arijit Singh’s voice is like cherry on the cake. “Karte hain hum aaj qabool kya keeje…Ho gayi thi jo humse bhool kya keeje…Dil keh raha use mayassar kar bhi aao…Wo jo dabi si aas baaki hai..” these lines gives a proof of the magic that the song has.
A song that almost every individual would have related to at some or other point in their life. Written by one of the best lyricist and poet Javed Akhtar and soulfully sung by Kavita Seth this song is still immensely popular among the youth. The lyrics just gets etched in your heart and mind especially the lines “Jo barse sapne boond boond..naino ko moond moond….kaise main chalu, dekh na saku anjaan raaste.”
8) O Sanam
Recently O Sanam By Lucky Ali grabbed huge limelight in social media but let me tell you this song was already popular and among the top favorites of the 90s music lovers right from its release. this song literally ruled in the 90s. The way Lucky Ali sang it proves why he is one of the best singers of our country. “Milke bichhad naa to dastoor ho gaya, Yadoon mein teri majboor ho gaya” describes what exactly love feels like when you are away from your loved ones.
Not your typical playlist for sure, but this song by Noor Mohammed Sodha and Ankita Joshi is all about adding unusual freshness to your usual rainy season. Written to show the excitement of meeting with the beloved during the scenic monsoon season, it has an Indic/classical touch to it.
This is poetry by Siraj Aurangabadi, sung by Ali Sethi and is absolute honey in one’s ears. We have to be stone-hearted to not melt as the lyrics advance. “Na to tu raha na to main raha, jo rahi so bekhabri rahi.” This is also a must in your collection if you are in awe of the Urdu language.
11) Chan Kitthan…
Who doesn’t love Ayushmann Khurrana and his melodious, unique voice? This particular song reveals all the hidden strings he had. The lyrics are penned by Kumaar. “Chan bani tu patharan di tarah,Kade samajh mere jazbaat ve.” The pain and the love aren’t so different after all.
12) Ey Hairathe Ashiqui…
Sung by Hariharan, Alka Yagnik, A.R. Rahman, Mohammed Aslam and penned by Gulzar, this song is a blessing to us. Unique in its composition and music, beautiful in its presentation, it’s nothing but love spilt on paper. “Kabhi jhanko meri ankhein, sunaye ek dastaan jo honton se khole na.” All the wooing and romance is wrapped around it.
13) Tere Bin….
Written by Vidhu Vinod Chopra and sung by Sonu Nigam and Shreya Ghoshal, no one needs to tell you how beautiful the duet has to be. Revolves around two people madly in love with each other, suits just a lot of serious couples out there. “Tere bina marna nahi..jeena nahi tere bin” and what could be more deep and cute than this.
14) Tose naina Laage piya Sawre..
Music is by Mithoon and lyrics is by Hasan Kamaal. The complete in themselves but still incomplete love stories are in numbers among us. For those who equate the importance of existence to the presence of love in it, cannot keep it away from their collection of good music. ” Shamaa ko pighalne ka armaan kyun hai, patangey ko jalne ka armaan kyun hai”, these are eternal questions with varying answers. Some define it as pain, some describe it as the only purpose.
15) Bhaage re man..
In Sunidhi Chauhan’s mellow voice Sandesh Shandilya’s exceptional music, this song talks about the carefree, open to love and full of life hearts of ours. It’s like a song well deserved for all the pain it handles from time to time. “Aisa samaa, phir hoga kahan…jee lu main ise khulke, sawan mein zaraa ghulke”, it is literally written to make you happy from within.
16) O Rangrez
From the movie Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, O Rangrez is a song that has the power to evoke romantic emotions from the depth of your heart. The song is so pleasant that you will just crave for listening it more and more. Sung by Javed Bashir and written by the writer of the movie itself Prasoon Joshi, this song has everything to refresh your mood and give you good vibes. “Ek bhi saans alag nahi leni…Khainch lena praan is tann ke…Haye nai rehna duja banke” the song truly depicts the beauty of falling in love.
17) Dum Dum
This sufi song is one of the most melodious and soulful song from the movie Phillauri, Dum Dum is a delight to listen. You can just just close your eyes and feel the melody until your heart melts. The song is written by Anvita Dutta and sung by Romy and Vivek Hariharan. The song will really make your heart shout out as the lyrics suggests “Mera dil fakeera ho gaya chal diya woh tere dhaam pe.“
18) Maahi Ve
Maahi Ve from the movie Higway is a feel good song that will bring smile in your face. The song is composed by the Oscar Winning Music Legend AR Rahman and the lyrics are written by poet and lyricist Irshad Kamil. AR Rahman’s voice is like a blessing to listen in this beautiful song. “Yeh jeena bhi, na jeena bhi…Hai dono ka tumse hi waasta, O.. main hi to hoon tera pata..Phir doosra na koi raasta” A blissful feeling of being in love.
From the movie Fitoor, Pashmina is a song that describes passion in love with a soulful melody and mesmerizing lyrics. The song is sung by Amit Trivedi and written by National award winning writer Swanand Kirkire. One you start listening this song you will be able to feel the emotions that it carries. You can feel the passion from the lines “Shabnam ke doh katre yunhi tehal rahein…Shaakhon pe woh moti se khel rahe, Befikr se ikk duje mein khul rahe…Jab ho juda, khayalon mein mil rahe.” The cinematography is also amazing.
This song from Tamasha is truly a masterpiece as it is created by 3 legends i.e. Written by Irshad Kamil, Composed by AR Rahman and sung by Lucky Ali. The song is literally a journey as the name suggests. A journey to self discovery , passion, and life. the song will stick in your mind as it is par excellence. “O.. jise dhoonda..Zamaane mein…Mujh hi mein tha, O.. mere saare…Jawaabon ka…Safarnama” a song that will make you feel joyous.