Shantanu Mukherjee, who is popularly known as Shaan, has achieved great success in the music industry. He made the 1990s come alive with his singing, even though he didn’t have any formal music training. Alongside his contemporaries, Sonu Nigam and KK, Shaan songs also gained a special place in the world of music for the energy, emotion, and natural charm he brought to every song he sang. He also left his mark with his magical singing in various Indian languages apart from Hindi. Right from the beginning of his career, he won many awards due to his super-hit songs.
This renowned singer is also known by several other names like Voice of Youth, Magician of Melody, Golden Voice of India, and Voice of Paradise.
Top 10 Shaan Songs Playlist
Here are some outstanding Shaan songs to celebrate his birthday.
Woh Pehli Baar – Pyaar Mein Kabhi Kabhi
Movie – Pyaar Mein Kabhi Kabhi
Composer – Vishal Shiraz Samrat
Lyricist – Raj Kaushal & Vishal Dadlani
‘Woh Pehli Baar,’ sung by Shaan, is undoubtedly one of the ultimate classics among Shaan’s songs that will never grow old, regardless of how many years pass by. This melody possesses a magical quality that transports us back in time, filling our hearts with nostalgia and evoking memories of our first crush or first love. Shaan’s melodious voice adds a special charm to this song, doing complete justice to the exceptional lyrics written by Vishal Dadlani and Shiraz Moti.
So, immerse yourself in the enchantment of this Bollywood love song from ‘Pyaar Mein Kabhi Kabhi,’ in 1999 and let the love between Dino Morea and Rinke Khanna reignite the flames of affection in your heart once again.
Jab Se Tere Naina – Saawariya
Composer: Monty Sharma
Lyricist: Sameer Anjaan
‘Jab Se Tere Naina,’ one of the delightful Shaan songs, brought a breath of fresh air to the world of romantic music. The versatile singer Shaan’s rendition of this special track added a unique charm to the romantic genre. This song was so remarkable that Shaan received the prestigious Filmfare award for the best male playback singer.
The music video for ‘Jab Se Tere Naina’ featured a memorable moment – the debut of the now-Bollywood superstar Ranbir Kapoor, who showcased his dancing skills while wrapped in a towel.
‘Jab Se Tere Naina’ from the movie ‘Saawariya’ is a beautiful portrayal of love. This film marked the debut of Ranbir Kapoor and Sonal Kapoor, who later made a significant impact in Bollywood. Shaan’s melodious voice adds to the magic of this love melody.
‘Saawariya’ is an artistic Bollywood romantic drama, produced and directed by the renowned filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali.
Kuch Toh Hua Hai – Kal Ho Naa Ho
Movie – Kal Ho Naa Ho
Music – Shankar Ehsaan Loy
Lyrics – Javed Akhtar
The cheerful and lively song, sung by the incredibly talented Alka Yagnik and the sensational Shaan, became a cherished soundtrack for couples deeply in love. The lyrics tell the story of two lovers who fall for each other and experience the joyful ups and downs that love can bring. This song is undeniably one of Shaan’s most significant hits and continues to hold a special place in our hearts.
This new love song revolves around the developing romance between Naina (played by Preity Zinta) and Rohit (portrayed by Saif Ali Khan) and is one of the memorable Shaan songs.
Dus Bahane – Dus
Movie – Dus
Lyricist – Panchhi Jalonvi
Music – Vishal Dadlani, Shekhar
The original song ‘Dus Bahane Karke Le Gaye Dil’ should definitely be considered one of the top dance numbers from the early 2000s and one of the best songs of 2005. With the music composed by Vishal Dadlani and Shekhar Ravjani, and Shaan’s unique singing style, along with KK in this track, it created a sensation among fans. Almost two decades later, a sequel called ‘Dus Bahane 2.0’ was released, but the original ‘Dus Bahane’ remains unbeatable.
My Dil Goes Hmmm – Salaam Namaste
Movie: Salaam Namaste
Music: Vishal & Shekhar
Lyrics: Jaideep Sahni
One of the most romantic Shaan songs, ‘My Dil Goes Hmmm,’ had everyone humming along. Even though most fans didn’t know the lyrics, they couldn’t resist humming the catchy tune all day long. This beautiful piece was composed by Vishal-Shekhar and released in 2005.
Chand Sifarish – Fanaa
Lyrics: Prasoon Joshi
Featuring the Bollywood stars Kajol and Aamir Khan, the song ‘Chand Sifaarish’ from the soundtrack became one of Shaan’s hit songs. It earned him his first Filmfare award for the best male playback singer. Shaan’s exceptional singing, combined with his whistling skills and Jatin-Lalit’s music composition, created a beautiful blend of poetic lyrics and classical beats. As soon as it was released, this track became a favorite on the music charts and was a treat for the ears.
Aao Milo Chalein – Jab We Met
Movie – Jab We Met
Lyricist – Irshad Kamil
Music Director – Pritam
This adventurous journey song, composed by Pritam with lyrics by Irshad Kamil and sung by the magician Shaan, gave a fresh perspective to romantic tracks. In the grand Imtiaz Ali-directed song, Shaan’s melodious voice added the perfect expression, helping advance the storyline.
Woh Ladki Hai Kahan – Dil Chahta Hai
Movie – Dil Chahta Hai
Lyricist – Javed Akhtar
Music Director – Shankar, Ehsaan, Loy
Created by Shankar – Ehsaan – Loy, this song became a massive hit in the movie despite the presence of other fantastic tracks. Fans especially loved Shaan’s excellent singing in the music video, and we couldn’t get enough of the magic he brought to it. Even today, the lyrics of this song, which talk about the search for love that can bring charm and joy into life, are still cherished by Millennials.
Behti Hawa Sa Tha Woh – 3 Idiots
Movie: 3 Idiots
Lyricist: Swanand Kirkire
Composer: Shantanu Moitra
The friendship anthem of the decade, which quickly earned praise, was sung by our very own Shaan. This beautiful melody, coupled with Shaan’s youthful voice and under the direction of Shantanu Moitra, turned this song into a remarkable piece of art. The soundtrack gained widespread recognition and in 2010, Shaan was successful in winning the GiMA award for the best male playback singer.
Main Aisa Kyon Hoon – Lakshya
Movie – Lakshya
Composer – Shankar Ehsaan Loy
Lyricists – Javed Akhtar
The song ‘Main Aisa Kyun Hoon’ from the movie ‘Lakshya’ is a popular dance number choreographed by Prabhu Deva. This song is known for its cool dance moves and even received the National Film Award for Best Choreography. The music for this song was composed by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy.
‘Lakshya’ is an Indian war drama film directed by Farhan Akhtar. It stars Hrithik Roshan in the role of Lieutenant Karan Shergill, who leads his team to victory over Pakistani troops during the Kargil War. The movie also features Preity Zinta as a war journalist and includes notable actors like Sharad Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan, Aditya Srivastava, Om Puri, and Boman Irani.