The bell-bottoms pants, the polka dots print and hairstyles, everything that was shown on the silver screen used to leave an impact on the viewers. This is the reason why 80’s is considered the ‘Golden Era’ in the Indian cinema. Songs of that era have left a big impact on people’s lives. There are many songs from the Indian retro era that we hymn and cherished by people of all ages.
The ’60s, ’70s and ’80 are still known as the golden eras of Indian music history. Talking specifically about the Indian retro hit songs of Bollywood and their endangered existence, we all should be worried about. There are so many renowned lyricists like Javed Akhtar, Lata Mangeshkar, Mohd. Rafi, Kishore Kumar, who are our cultural heritage of Indian cinema. The question here is if the youth consider them as our cultural heritage? Or is the essence of retro songs being destroyed by remixing?
Even if we talk about world music, some of the best music are the best old Hindi songs that belong to these eras. So, if you’re planning a Bollywood theme sangeet at any event you are hosting, we suggest going retro! May it be retro original or remixes, people love to tap their feet on retro songs. The elegance of the ’60s, foot-tapping rhythm of the ’70s, and the romantic songs of ’80s are still charting the hit list. Retro songs for dance are somethings that hardly go wrong.
So get yourselves ready and indulge in some sultry retro hairstyles, sport those polka dot sarees, don the big buns with flower, put the bigger mascara and let the bespoke kajal speak about your aura and all the gentlemen out there, don the Bell-bottoms, and high waist pants with big collar shirts. Set the floor on fire with evergreen R.D.Burman numbers!
To become the show stopper you need some beats that are in tune and sync with beautiful retro beats. Take a look at our carefully curated list of Hindi retro songs for every mood and event. Choose the best retro songs in Hindi and we bet you won’t be able to stop yourself from shaking a leg again and again:
Ladies Sangeet Special Retro Songs
Indian marriages are incomplete without sangeet. Let’s take a look at some retro songs for one can hit the dance floor, exclusively in Indian marriages:
1. Ye Galiyan Ye Chaubara (Prem Rog)
Looking for some old-school Ladies Sangeet music? This Laxmikant-Pyarelal composition is one of the famous old Indian songs which is always a good choice to play on your homey Sangeet or a Mehndi.
2. Ae Dil Mujhe Bata De (Bhai Bhai)
The original song was star cast by Shyama, Geeta Dutt in the film Bhai Bhai of 1950s.
3. Thandi Hawa Kaali Ghata (Mr. & Mrs. 55)-
A superb song to cherish rainy season, Thandi hawa kali ghata is picturised on Madhubala, Geeta Dutt of their era, showering essence of elegance and tranquility of rain at the same time.
4. In Ankhon Ki Masti Ke (Umrao Jaan) –
In Ankhon Ki Masti with lyrics | इन आँखों की मस्ती गाने के बोल | Umrao Jaan | Rekha, Farouque Shaikh
Rekha is flaunting her ‘adayegi’ in her full attire and ‘ghungroo’ and nazakat in the popular old Bollywood songs number. Many dance competition In Ankhon ki masti is definitely considered by participants for performance.
5. Koi sehri babu lehri babu
This track is often sung by many in a marriage ceremony and is famous old song by Bollywood. Koi Sehri Babu Dil Lehri babu, the track can be performed to impress boys flaunting their presence in a marriage or can be used by girls for proposals.
Romantic Indian Retro Songs
Shows, events and marriages are incomplete without couples. From slow couple songs to upbeat love songs we are presensting a mix and match of some retro songs list for couples and amazing dance numbers:
1. Pyar Hua Ikrar Hua (Shree 420)
Pyar hua ikrar hua hai is one of the famous retro songs of Bollywood and comes naturally hymning from our mouth when we are walking in the rain with umbrella. Have you wondered?
2. O Haseena Zulfon Wali (Teesri Manzil)
The drum beats and triumph of saxophone by the star cast has come out so well where the hero is just making all his efforts for his woman. Same aura can be created in any event where a boy and girl can go mad with their performances. It is still considered among the best hindi retro songs.
3. Gulaabi Ankhein (The Train)
There have been a lot of remixes on Gulabi aankehin song. But the retro has its original charm. Listen to it here:
4. Mehbooba Mehbooba (Sholay):
Indian Cinema is incomplete without epic movie on friendship “Sholey”. Not very old but Mehbooba-Mehbooba is an amazing retro track of Indian music industry and still proving to be the best dance number than ever.
5. Yaar Bina Chain Kahan Re (Saheb)
Put on your Disco Dancing shoes and boogie your hearts out to this Bappi Lahiri’s foot-tapping song from the ’80s. Go for a disco theme on the stage and macha do with this retro unbeatable beat:
6. Churake Dil Mera (Main Khiladi Tu Anari)
Chura ke dil mera was a big hit of 90s when Shipla Shetty was seen romancing with Akshay Kumar in the song. Not very old but definatley ever green, Chura k dil mera is one of the good old bollywood songs we often find in our jukebox.
7. Ajkal tere mere pyar ke charche…
A boy going gala over a girl. Making her love in public. Hard to believe this music was composed almost before 5 decades age. Still better then today’s loud music and top charts on the famous old songs of bollywood.
8. Jawani janeman
Jawani Janeman 💃💃With Lyrics | Namak Halaal(1982)| Parveen Babi | Amitabh Bachchan | Shashi Kapoor
Parveen Babi’s glittering dress is adding oomphs to the show. The song is picturized in 80s and takes your breath away.
9. Jimmy Jimmy Aaja Aja:
This song is best ever old Hindi songs in retro category, inviting crowd to go crazy. Often seen with many remix version inviting crowd to go mad for the song. The original song is still most popular old Hindi songs in crowd and has the retro setup where Parvati Khan is lifting Mithun’s mood up in her bright red pants and sequel top.
10. Wada Karo Nahi Chodoge Tum Mera Saath
Its not wrong to say Wada Karo Nahi Chodoge Tum Mera Saath is also considered under top hit old hindi songs and one of the best hindi retro songs wherein the star cast is seen taking promises from each other and be with each other forever that too while skating. We can see the gorgeous Sharmila Tagore flaunting her dimples and sharing skating skills with evergreen Shashi Kapoor.
The retro era of bollywood songs carries their own charm and has so many most popular old hindi songs of their category that are charting the list.