Check out the Top 10 Hindi-Bollywood Broken Heart Songs list Ever 2017, as we now open the film vaults of the famous Bollywood cinema, to reveal our top picks for the top ten most heartfelt songs in its history. From coming of age films, to romance, to the true story of a Lucknow courtesan, prepare yourself to be swept up with emotion, as you experience firsthand, the jewels of the Bollywood cinema.
- 10. Tanhayee – Sonu Nigam
- 9. Wo Shaam Kuch Ajeeb thi – Kishore Kumar
- 8. Mera Kuch Saman – Asha Bhosle
- 7. Tadap Tadap Ke – K. K., Dominique Cerejo
- 6. Waqt Ne Kiya Kya Haseen Sitam – Geeta Dutt
- 5. Hum Bewafa Hargiz Na Thay – Kishore Kumar
- 4. Chithi Aayi Hai – Pankaj Udhas
- 3. Tujhe Bhula Diya – Shekhar Ravjiani, Shruti Pathak, Mohit Chauhan
- 2. Poochho Na Kaise Maine – Manna Dey
- 1. Justuju Jiski Thi – Asha Bhosle
Here we present the list of Top 10 Hindi-Bollywood Broken Heart Songs Ever 2017
10. Tanhayee – Sonu Nigam
“Tanhayee” is from the multi award winning 2001 comedy/dramatic film, “Dil Chahta Hai”, starring Aamir Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Akshaye Khanna, and directed by Farhan Akhtar. The soundtrack is considered one of the most influential in Bollywood history, and the song “Tanhayee” is considered as one of the saddest in Bollywood films. Composed by Shankar Ehsaan Loy, with lyrics by Javed Akhtar, the song revolves around the feeling when loneliness embraces one for the first time during the coming of age years of ones youth.
9. Wo Shaam Kuch Ajeeb thi – Kishore Kumar
The 1969 black and whilte Hindi drama, “Khamoshi” was directed by Asit Sen and starred Waheeda Rehman. The soundtrack was composed by Hermant Kumar and Gulzar and one of the most memorable songs of this soundtrack was “Wo Shaam Kuch Ajeeb thi”. Vocals are hauntingly performed by Kishore Kumar, and the song as a whole is beautifully orchestrated to suit the mood of the scene as they sail upon the waters, contemplating their lives in flashbacks.
8. Mera Kuch Saman – Asha Bhosle
“Mera Kuch Saaman” is a song from the 1988 Hindi film, “Ijaazat”. The premise is an intriguing one, as it involves a couple on a journey of self discovery in a railway station. The song was composed by R.D Burman and Gulzar, and performed by Asha Bhosle. The song centers on a poem found in a letter from a former lover, involving memories and thoughts of time spent together. The song is sentimental with a tinge of nostalgia and possible regrets.
7. Tadap Tadap Ke – K. K., Dominique Cerejo
The song “Tadap Tadap Ke” is from the 1999 romantic Bollywood film, “Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam”, directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, starring Salman Khan and Aishwarya Rai. Composed by Ismail Darbar with lyrics by Mehboob, the song is memorable, gentle and soulful, and reflects the emotions which occur when miscommunications and misundertandings come between lovers, with the regrets forever remaining, and their pain forever stamped upon their souls.
6. Waqt Ne Kiya Kya Haseen Sitam – Geeta Dutt
Though the 1959 film, “Kaagaz Ke Phool”, directed by Guru Dutt did not win fans at the box office, the song from the film, “Waqt Ne Kiya Kya Haseen Sitam” did. “Waqt Ne Kiya Kya Haseen Sitam” was composed by S.D. Burman with lyrics by Kaifi Azmi, and sings of the intricacies of romantic love. Geeta Dutt’s vocals almost seem to reach inside your soul, in a determined yet delicate fashion. Considered a classic to this day, “Waqt Ne Kiya Kya Haseen Sitam” is still well known among cinema fans in India.
5. Hum Bewafa Hargiz Na Thay – Kishore Kumar
“Hum Bewafa Hargiz Na Thay” is from the soundtrack of the 1978 Bollywood film, “Shalimar” starring Dharmendra and Zeenat Aman. The talented Kishore Kumar contributes the vocals to the song, and won the Filmfare Best Male Playback singer award. This mecholony track also has a tribal feel, in accordance with the scene of the song in the film.
4. Chithi Aayi Hai – Pankaj Udhas
Most people are familiar with the regrets one espouses when we move on from people, or they move on from us, forever leaving our lives with nothing but their memories to remind us that they were once part of our life. “Chithi Aayi Hai” is just such a song. From the box office blockbuster, “Naam”, “Chithi Aayi Hai” became a chart topping hit for the film, garnering much praise and is still well known among Bollywood fans. Pankaj Udhas lends his vocal talents to this most meaningful composition, reinforcing the loss we feel when loved ones are far from us.
3. Tujhe Bhula Diya – Shekhar Ravjiani, Shruti Pathak, Mohit Chauhan
“Anjaana Anjaani” was a 2010 Hindi romantic film directed by Siddharth Anand, and starring Ranbir Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra, soundtrack by Vishal-Shekhar, lyrics by Vishal Dadlani, Kumaar. If you happen to be looking for the classic break up song, this one just might be it. There is a type of meloncholy enchantment with how this song is performed, and it is sure to awaken those memories long past, where once upon a time, we all experienced the sadness and regrets of those who we once loved.
2. Poochho Na Kaise Maine – Manna Dey
Painstakingly rendered, tortured and yet beautiful, describes the song “Poochho Na Kaise Maine ” from the 1963 Bollywood film, “Meri Surat Teri Ankhen” starring Pradeep Kumar and Asha Parekh. The scene in the film, itself is one of gloom, darkness and sadness. Manna Dey’s performance, as he plays his instrument and sings in the dead of night, is memorable, classic and not to be forgotten by those who have experienced it.
1. Justuju Jiski Thi – Asha Bhosle
Umrao Jaan was a famous Lucknow courtesan, and the 1981 Bollywood film “Directed by Muzaffar Ali, “Umrao Jaan” tells her tale. “Justuju Jiski Thi” was composed by Khayyam with lyrics by Shahryar. There is a huge emotion we feel when we realize that when she sings, she is expressing her inability to find real love, being forced into the life of a courtesan at a young age with no hope for change. An amazing track, and one based on the reality of a real woman, who lost her chances in life, through no fault of her own.
An absolutely wonderful foray into the musical heritage of Bollywood. Songs of loss, heartbreak, sorrow and regret, told only as the Bollywoods masters of their craft can. While we usually see songs of joy and love in Bollywood films, sometimes there also exists a tear waiting to be shed, captured and cherished by the viewer.