Surely, a list of melodies pops up in your mind when you hear the phrase underrated Bollywood songs, doesn’t it?
Bollywood produces hundreds of songs every year, but only a few of them garners the fan’s attention. Many beautiful works of art remain in the shadows to either shine through social media or become cult classics with a unique fanbase.
Here we have created a list of Bollywood songs that are pure gems and deserve much more attention than they initially got. The songs listed here will take your breath away with mesmerizing voices and enthralling lyrics.
Here are the top 20 underrated Bollywood songs that you need to hear:
20- Shukran Allah
Artists- Salim-Sulaiman, Sonu Nigam and Shreya Ghoshal
The four top-notch singers came together to sing this pure and pious melody that soothes your soul. Shukran Allah is a pure delight that will have you singing the song for the rest of the day. Sonu Nigam and Shreya Ghoshal are brilliant in this beautiful song.
19- Kahin Toh Hogi Wo
Artists: Rashid Ali & Vasundhara Das
Movie- Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na
Composed by the legendary A.R. Rahman, Kahin Toh Hogi Wo went under the radar due to other songs from Janne Tu Ya Jaane Na making the headlines. However, this beautiful romantic song has become a fan favourite and gained a loyal fanbase.
18- Mere Nishan
Artists- Kailash Kher & Meet Bros Anjjan
Movie- Oh My God
Mere Nishaan is a sacred song that makes you appreciate the beauty in your surroundings. The song has attained the status of a cult classic that many people regularly listen to experience a sense of calmness and tranquillity.
17- Choti Si Chiraiyya
Artist- Kailash Kher
Composed by the legendary A.R. Rahman and sung by Kailash Kher, Choti Si Chiraiyya is an emotional rollercoaster that will bring tears to your eyes with its painful and poignant lyrics.
16- Manzar Hai Yeh Naya
Artists- Shantanu Sudame & Shashwat Sachdev
Movie- URI: The Surgical Strike
This song will fill you with a sense of patriotism and zeal to contribute to the country’s success. The theme will make you appreciate the sacrifices and hardships of army men who work day and night so people like us can sleep peacefully.
15- Zindagi Kuch To Bata
Artists: Jubin Nautiyal & Pritam
Movie- Bajrangi Bhaijaan
Who would have thought that a song from superhit Bajrangi Bhaijaan would go unnoticed at its release? The music makes you introspect your life choices and motivate you to move ahead no matter how hard it gets.
14- Noor E Khuda
Artists- Adnan Sami, Shankar Mahadevan & Shreya Ghoshal
Movie- My Name is Khan
Noor E Khuda from the beautiful movie My Name is Khan is equally beautiful and enchanting. Adnan Sami’s high-pitched voice will have you singing along and awaken your spiritual side.
13- Yeh Honsla
Artist- Salim Sulaiman
An elegant from the evergreen artists that got lost in the effects of time; the song will bring out all the emotions and make you reminisce about all the moments filled with love and passion.
Artists- Sonu Nigam, Shreya Goshal & Neeraj Shridhar
Movie- Raaz 2
This beautiful song by Sonu Nigam and Shreya Goshal hits all the chords with one of the best background music for any song in Bollywood. Soniyo is a masterpiece that you will cherish forever once you listen to it.
11- Tune Jo Na Kaha
Artist- Mohit Chauhan
Movie- New York
Unable to confess your love because you might end up wrecking the life of your loved one? If you are, this heartbreaking song is specially made for you. A painful and yet beautiful experience, Tune Jo Na Kaha has an appreciative essence.
10- Kinna Sona
Artist- Sunil Kamath
Movie- Bhaag Johnny
Kinna Song rightfully occupies tenth place in 20 underrated Bollywood songs. The song recently made headlines on social media but again died down after the hype subsided. You have to listen to it if you still haven’t.
9- O Rangrez
Artists- Javed Bashir & Shreya Ghoshal
Movie- Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
A romantic number composed by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy that will colour you in its colours. A pure melody by the masters Javed Bashir and Shreya Ghoshal that invokes the spiritual essence with emotions and love.
8- Beete Lamhe
Movie- The Train
The romantic composed by Mithoon will remind you of all the beautiful memories, moments, and experiences you have had with your loved ones. A heartbreaking yet equally heartwarming song at the same time.
Artist- Mohit Chauhan
Movie- Pyar ka Punchnama 2
Heeriye is a song with amazing vibes and soft beats that take your breath away. In this cheery and lively song, Mohit Chauhan’s melodious and smooth voice works its charm again.
6- Der Lagi Lekin
Artist- Shankar Mahadevan
Movie- Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
Der Lagi Lekin conveys the meaning of life and how it should be lived according to one’s preferences and choices. The song prompts you to follow what your heart wants and take action for the same.
5- Pehla Pyar
Artist- Armaan Kohli
Movie- Kabir Singh
A gem that occupies the fifth position in the list of 20 underrated Bollywood songs, Pehla Pyar is a romantic melody that will take you down memory lane. The song will make you remember the fond memories of your first love.
4- Aye Khuda
Artist- Salim Merchant
A beautifully penned song by Hanif Shaikh, Aye Khuda, will bring back the nostalgia from the 2000s when things were not complicated, and we were living our lives in the hopes that the best was yet to come. A simple song that brings forth the memories of simpler times.
3- Bakhuda Tumhi Ho
Artists- Atif Aslam & Alka Yagnik
Movie- Kismat Konnection
The Pakistani singing sensation Atif Aslam combined with Alka Yagnik in this long composed by Pritam to deliver an absolute masterpiece. The song will question whether the Bollywood music industry can even produce gems like this now.
2- Yeh Tumhari Meri Baatein
Artist- Dominique Cerejo
Movie- Rock On!
Once you play this song, you will want it to continue forever cause of its soulful romantic music that caresses your mind and heart. Yeh Tumhari Meri Baatein melts your soul with its beautiful lyrics.
Artist- Rupesh Kumar Ram
Ranjha from Rupesh Kumar Ram is the most underrated Bollywood song ever in history and occupies the first spot on this list. “O ranjha mera ranjha“, this will line will surely make a place in your heart forever. You have to listen to this beautiful song right now cause no matter what we say here, the beauty of this song cannot be described through words.
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