My “Favorite” 15 Love-Songs[Hindi] in Recent Times.

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  1. Tum Hi Ho:[Aashiqui 2]

The Incontestable “Love Anthem” of this Decade is sung by Arijit Singh & composed by Mithoon. Its meaningful & appropriate lyrics are like a “carol” for every person smitten by Love since it was released in 2013. “Tera mera rishta hai kaissa, ik pall door gawara nahin…” are simply “Haunting” & Stirring Words. Its soulful rhythm has a Lover sharing his “ode” composed for his Beloved. In the age of Repetitive Beats/average Musical Scores this song is “Hummable” even today.

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2.   Galliyaan [unplugged]:[Ek Villain]

An “Exemplary” Version after the Solo [sung by Ankit Tiwari] swept us away. This song lingers in the Heart for a long time simply because of Shradhha Kapoor’s innocent Voice. She has provided depth/soul to the Acoustic Version. The lyrics speak of a Lover’s yearning for the Roads that lead to his/her true Love. A perfect song for long Drives.

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3.   Samjhaawan[unplugged]:[Humpty Sharma ki Dulhaniya]

Beautifully sung by Alia Bhatt, this song has a Classical flavor which blows your mind instantly. It’s an “Impassioned” expression of a Besotted Lover. It brings a surprising twist to the Original sung by Rahat F. Ali Khan as well. Alia has provided a heart rendering “Softness” to this Version.

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4.   Pareshaan:[Ishqzaade]

A brilliantly composed song, sung by Shalmali Kholgade in her Mellifluous Voice. It is a perfect Song for a teenage Girl expressing her dilemma over finally succumbing to Love. Its Indian beats have Harmonium interludes which sound Earthy. “Mein pareshan pareshan pareshan pareshan, aatishein who kahan……..ranjishein hain dhuan”. Shalmali’s voice is fresh & intoxicating; Praiseworthy for the numerous Awards she collected for the credits. A “nasheela” song picturized on Parineeti Chopra.

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5.   Kamli:[Dhoom 3]

Sung by Sunidhi Chauhan in her unbeatable, “Passionate” Voice & picturized on Katrina Kaif; this one’s a Modern day version of Heer singing for Raanjha. The pulsating Beats & the “Breath-taking” Dance steps by the sleek/fit Katrina add Glamour to this wonderful Composition. “Jhaalar mein sitaron ka, chann warga tu yaaram….” – the Lyrics are dipped in the sweetness of Love.

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6.   Tu hai ke nahi:[Roy]

Ankit Tiwari sings in his signature “Melancholic” style. The Whistle is “mind-blowing” and has a terrific Recall Value. This smooth Song carries a mood of Nostalgia- with Ranbir Kapoor riding his Harley Davidson in the beautiful locales of Lang Kawi. Another “Long Drive” favored Song.

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7.   Meherbaan:[Bang Bang]

A refreshing Song crooned by Ash King & Shilpa Rao. Picturized in the heavenly locales of Greece on the “Greek God & Goddess” of Bollywood [Hrithik & Katrina]-this song is a Guitar driven Composition.

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8.   Titli:[Chennai Express]

The sheer “Cheerfulness” of this song “Blows” you apart. The “Earthy” beats & Temple Chants bring in the Rural feel. It easily transports us to the Green Havens of Love. With “Traditional” Carnatic beats- it is sung by Chinmayi Sriprada & Gopi Sundar.

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9.   Sun saathiya:[ABCD 2]

Originally composed for ABCD 1, this song shows Shradha Kapoor dancing enthusiastically. This is a favorite Song for kids & “wanna-be” Dancers; depicting silent Love on the Dance Floor. It transfers the “bubbly” Blues & cheerful Aspirations of Teenagers to its Listeners.

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10.   Ang Laga De :[Goliyon ki Raasleela: Raamleela]

A song about “Intimacy & Togetherness”– about “Wait & Pain”– about longing for a Union with the Beloved. The feelings are “Authentically” portrayed by Deepika Padukone with her Magical/Teary eyes.

A True-Classical Love song which gives you Goosebumps.

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11.   Maahi Ve:[Highway]

Sung by the “Mozart” of MadrasAR. Rahman– this song is “Marvelous”. A song without Lip-sync; it touches the heart and we allow it to sing instead.

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12.   Tere Hokke Raheinge:[Raja Natwarlal]

A typical “Emran Hashmi” song- it is “Exuberant” as you can’t help but singing it aloud. Arijit Singh proves his Versatility as a Singer by keeping the spirit of the song “Lively”.

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13.   Jeena Jeena:[Badlapur]

Sung by Atif Aslam in his Trade-Mark  voice- it shows the pain of a man who has lost his wife. A Touching & “Serene” Song characterized with “Mesmerizing” Guitar Chords- Atif’s “Humming” is Infectious & Captivating.

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14.   Teri Meri:[Bodyguard]

Inspired by a “Romanian” folk Carol, this Love Song [with a Sufi touch] is sung by Shreya Ghoshal-Rahat F A Khan. Its high/low pitch Variations & slow motion “Picturization” remain a favorite for the heart-broken Lovers.

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15.   Ishq waala Love:[Student of the Year]

A Youthful song for the Teenagers. It carries a Fresh mood & a feel of “maiden” Crush/Love. It is meant for naïve lovers as it has a Dreamy Quotient. “Hota hai jo love se zyada waisse waala love…” depict a typical “college campus” love situation.

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