100 Greatest Bollywood Sad Songs

Numerous Bollywood songs connect on an emotional level. The lyrics of some Bollywood songs bring tears. Sad songs do bring memories. This article is an epic showcase of the best Bollywood sad songs.

Since its early days, the Hindi film industry has been churning out movies. Songs in Hindi films are very popular. While Bollywood sad songs may not be the unanimous choice with masses in India, songs about pain, heartbreak, heartache do have a cult following. Lyrics and music in sad songs evoke a gush of emotion. Old sad songs from Bollywood movies are hugely popular even today. Lyrics speak a language that connects with the heart. Situational songs that evoke painful memories are beautifully enacted in scenes by actors and actresses in Bollywood movies. Melodic sad songs from the 50s, 60s and 70s have been featured on several compilation CDs of Bollywood.

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When we talk about sad songs from Bollywood movies, what comes to mind is a broad spectrum of situations. Heartache, heartbreak, pain, sorrow, guilt, jilt, broken relationships, and death are some among the various elements that encompass sad songs. A reason why emotional Bollywood songs connect with listeners instantaneously is… depth of lyrics. The lyrics in sad songs relate to personal experiences in life and that hits the right notes with listeners. The various emotions portrayed in sad songs of Bollywood bring about a sense of warmth that embalms the heart and mind.

The tradition of sad songs in movies has continued in Bollywood movies. Newer Bollywood movies have sad songs depicted in a whole new avatar. Emotional songs do have an impact on audiences, and that’s the reason we see a sad song interspersed in the length of a Bollywood flim. Movie goers in India get teary-eyed when a sad song in a movie brings varied emotions. A large number of women in India have moist eyes or end up crying when a sad song is playing or an emotional scene is being portrayed in a Bollywood movie.

Each one of us associates with memories, good memories and unpleasant memories. Every time a favorite sad song from a Bollywood movie plays, moments from the past come alive. Sad songs from the black and white era take nostalgia to another level. While sad songs may flashback unpleasant memories, one cannot deny the fact that sad songs or songs about suffering and pain do calm senses and make you emotionally stronger.

Playback singers of the past such as Mukesh, Mohammed Rafi, Kishore Kumar, Shamshad Begum, Manna Dey, Lata Mangeshkar, Amirbai Karnataki, Talat Mehmood, and Asha Bhosle have left an everlasting impression on the minds of Hind film song enthusiasts. Sad songs from old movies and sad songs from new movies do bring about sentiments alive. Songs about painful memories do send listeners in a web of thought relating to the past; however, sad songs also have a calming effect that helps deal with emotional outbreak better.

The list below showcases sad songs from Bollywood movies. The movie and the year of release are mentioned in brackets.

100 Greatest Bollywood Sad Songs

  1. Zindagi Kaisi Hai Paheli- Manna Dey (Anand- 1971)
  2. Zindagi Ke Safar Mein- Kishore Kumar (Aap Ki Kasam- 1974)
  3. Zindagi Ka Safar- Kishore Kumar (Safar- 1970)
  4. Ajeeb Dastan Hai Yeh- Lata Mangeshkar (Dil Apna Aur Preet Parai- 1960)
  5. Mera Jeevan Kora Kagaz- Kishore Kumar (Kora Kagaz- 1974)
  6. Tu Hi Re- Hariharan and Kavita Krishnamurthy (Bombay- 1995)
  7. Teri Galiyon Mein- Mohammed Rafi (Hawas- 1974)
  8. Yeh Kya Hua Kaise Hua- Kishore Kumar (Amar Prem- 1972)
  9. Nafrat Ki Duniya Ko Chhod Ke- Mohammed Rafi (Haathi Mere Saathi- 1974)
  10. Tujhse Naraz Nahi Zindagi- Lata Mangeshkar (Masoom- 1983)
  11. Dil Ne Phir Yaad Kiya- Mohammed Rafi/Mukesh/Suman Kalyanpur (Dil Ne Phir Yaad Kiya- 1966)
  12. Teri Yaad Aa Rahi Hai- Amit Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar (Love Story- 1981)
  13. Tum Hi Ho- Arijit Singh (Aashiqui 2- 2013)
  14. Jiye To Jiye Kaise- Pankaj Udhas (Saajan- 1991)
  15. Dost Dost Na Raha- Mukesh (Sangam- 1964)
  16. Yaad Na Jaaye Beete Dinon Ki- Mohammed Rafi (Dil Ek Mandir- 1963)
  17. Hum Bewafa Hargiz Na Thay- Kishore Kumar (Shalimar- 1978)
  18. Jaane Kahan Gaye Who Din- Mukesh (Mera Naam Joker- 1970)
  19. Main Shayar Badnam- Kishore Kumar (Namak Haram- 1973)
  20. Mujhe Teri Mohabbat Ka- Mohammed Rafi and Lata Mangeshkar (Aap Aaye Bahaar Aayee- 1971)
  21. Chhupana Bhi Nahi Aata- Vinod Rathod (Baazigar- 1993)
  22. Tanhayee- Sonu Nigam (Dil Chatha Hai- 1991)
  23. Ye Dooriyan- Mohit Chauhan (Love Aaj Kal- 2009)
  24. Jiyein Kyun- Papon (Dum Maaro Dum- 2011)
  25. Badi Sooni Sooni Hai- Kishore Kumar (Mili- 1975)
  26. Hum Bekhudi Mein Tumko Pukare- Mohammed Rafi (Kala Pani- 1958)
  27. Woh Shaam Kuchh Ajeeb Thi- Kishore Kumar (Khamoshi- 1969)
  28. Toote Huye Khwabon Ne- Mohammed Rafi (Madhumati- 1958)
  29. Yeh Duniya Yeh Mehfil- Mohammed Rafi (Heer Ranjha- 1970)
  30. Koi Yeh Kaise Bataye- Jagit Singh (Arth- 1983)
  31. Tu Pyaar Hai Kisi Aur Ka- Kumar Sanu and Anuradha Paudwal (Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin- 1991)
  32. Kal Ho Na Ho- Sonu Nigam (Kal Ho Na Ho- 2003)
  33. Lag Ja Gale Ki Phir Ye- Lata Mangeshkar (Who Kaun Thi- 1964)
  34. Aye Dil Ab Kahin Na Ja- Hemant Kumar (Bluff Master- 1963)
  35. Din Dhal Jaaye Haaye- Mohammed Rafi (Guide- 1965)
  36. Sun Raha Hai Na

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  37. Chitthi Aai Hai- Pankaj Udhas (Naam- 1986)
  38. Tadap Tadap Ke- KK (Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam- 1999)
  39. Kahi Door Jab Din Dhal Jaye- Mukesh (Anand- 1971)
  40. Humsafar Saath Apna Chod Chale- Mohammed Rafi and Asha Bhosle (Akhri Dao- 1959)
  41. Tujhe Yaad Na Meri Aaye- Alka Yagnik and Udit Narayan (Kuch Kuch Hota Hai- 1998)
  42. Yun Hasraton Ke Daag- Lata Mangeshkar (Adalat- 1958)
  43. Kabira- Rekha Bhardwaj and Tochi Raina (Yeh Jawaani Hai Diwani- 2013)
  44. Yeh Dil Tum Bin Kahin Lagta Nahin- Mohammed Rafi and Lata Mangeshkar (Izzat- 1968)
  45. Hum Tumse Juda Hoke- Mohammed Rafi (Ek Sapera Ek Lootera- 1965)
  46. Kuch To Log Kahenge- Kishore Kumar (Amar Prem- 1972)
  47. Poochho Na Kaise Maine- Manna Dey (Meri Surat Teri Aankhen- 1963)
  48. Tere Bina Zindagi Se Koi- Kishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar (Aandhi- 1975)
  49. Woh Lamhe Who Baatein- Atif Aslam (Zeher- 2005)
  50. Sach Keh Raha Hai Deewana- KK (Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein- 2001)
  51. Teri Duniya Se Hai- Lata Mangeshkar (Halaku-1956)
  52. Justjoo Jiski Thi Usko- Asha Bhosle (Umrao Jaan- 1981)
  53. Dukhi Mann Mere Suno Mera- Kishore Kumar (Funtoosh- 1956)
  54. Agar Tum Na Hote- Kishore Kumar (Agar Tum Na Hote- 1983)
  55. Pysa Mera Dil- Asha Bhosle (Ehsan- 1970)
  56. Dil Aaj Shayar Hai- Kishore Kumar (Gambler- 1971)
  57. Aap Kyon Roye- Lata Mangeshkar (Who Kaun Thi- 1964)
  58. Panthi Hoon Nain Us Path Ka- Kishore Kumar (Door Ka Raahi- 1971)
  59. Chand Phir Nikla Magar Tum Na Aaye- Lata Mangeshkar (Paying Guest- 1957)
  60. Maa- Shankar Mahadevan (Taare Zameen Par- 2007)
  61. Aaj Purani Raahon Se Koi Mujhe- Mohammed Rafi (Aadmi- 1968)
  62. Duniya Ke Rakhwale- Mohammed Rafi (Baiju Bawra- 1952)
  63. Waqt Ne Kiya Kya Haseeb Sitam- Geeta Dutt (Kaagaz Ke Phool- 1959)
  64. Kya Hua Tera Wada- Mohammed Rafi (Hum Kisi Se Kum Nahi- 1977)
  65. Teri Zulfon Se Judaai- Mohammed Rafi (Jab Pyar Kisi Se Hota Hai- 1965)
  66. Mein Tenu Samjhawan- Arjit Singh and Shreya Ghoshal (Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania- 2014)
  67. Khamoshiyan- Arijit Singh (Khamoshiyan- 2015)
  68. Sheesha Ho Ya Dil Ho- Lata Mangeshkar (Aasha- 1980)
  69. Bin Tere- Shafqat Amanat Ali  (I Hate Luv Storys- 2010)
  70. Teri Duniya Se Hoke Majboor Chala- Kishore Kumar (Pavitra Papi- 1970)
  71. Chingari Koi Bhadke- Kishore Kumar (Amar Prem- 1971)
  72. Geet Gaata Hoon Main- Kishore Kumar (Lal Patthar- 1971)
  73. Tum Mann Ki Peeda Kya Samjha- Suraiya (Jeet- 1950)
  74. Khush Rahe Tu Sada Ye Dua- Mohammed Rafi (Khilona- 1970)
  75. Aye Mere Dil Kahin Aur Chal- Talat Mahmood (Daag- 1952)
  76. Kasme Vaade Pyaar Wafa- Manna Dey (Upkar- 1967)
  77. Sun Le Re- Papon (Madras Cafe- 2013)
  78. Koi Humdum Na Raha- Kishore Kumar (Jhumroo- 1961)
  79. Lambi Judai- Reshma (Hero- 1983)
  80. Teri Zulfon Se Judaai (Jab Pyaar Kisi Se Hota Hai- 1965)
  81. Waqt Se Din Aur Raat- Mohammed Rafi (Waqt- 1965)
  82. Jinhen Hum Bhoolna Chahe- Mukesh (Aabroo- 1968)
  83. Koi Nahin Mera Is Duniya Mein- Talat Mahmood (Daag- 1952)
  84. Humdard- Arijit Singh (Ek Villain- 2014)
  85. Jinhen Hum Bhoolna Chahe- Mukesh (Aabroo- 1968)
  86. Na Aadmi Ka Koi Bharosa- Mohammed Rafi (Aadmi- 1968)
  87. Kis Liya Maine Pyar Kiya- Lata Mangeshkar (The Train- 1970)
  88. Bheegi Bheegi- James (Gangster- 2006)
  89. Kya Khabar Kya Pata- Kishore Kumar (Saaheb- 1985)
  90. Duniya Banane Wale- Mukesh (Teesri Kasam- 1967)
  91. Main Tere Ishq Mein Mar Na Jaun- Lata Mangeshkar (Loafer- 1973)
  92. Kaise Kahen Hum- Kishore Kumar (Sharmilee- 1971)
  93. Tere Bin- Atif Aslam (Bas Ek Pal- 2006)
  94. Kyon Kisi Ko Wafa Ke- Udit Narayan (Tere Naam- 2003)
  95. Aaja Re Ab Mera Dil Pukare- Mukesh and Lata Mangeshkar (Aah- 1953)
  96. Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna- Sonu Nigam and Alka Yagnik (2006)
  97. Mera Mann- Falak Shabir (Nautanki Saala- 2013)
  98. Kya Se Kya Ho Gaya- Mohammed Rafi (Guide 1965)
  99. Mujhko Is Raat Ki Tanhaai Mein- Mukesh (Dil Bhi Tera Hum Bhi Tere- 1960)
  100. Jab Bhi Yeh Dil Udas Hota Hai- Mohammed Rafi and Sharda (Seema 1971)

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