Talk about flashy lights, bell-bottoms, loud colors, and even more magnificent people. What comes to your mind? the 1970s! The decade of vibrant colors, disco, and extravagant entertainment and lifestyle.
Bollywood, too, didn't hold back in any way and the 70s became a memorable and iconic decade. The most noted and respected celebrities came from this decade such as Rajesh Khanna, Amitabh Bacchan, Rishi Kapoor, Sharmila Tagore, etc. These names made Bollywood world-renowned and they are still incomparable.
The decade gave us a plethora of iconic songs to dance or cry to even. Be it your grandparents' anniversary or a school farewell, these classics never fail to make feet tap and are an endless source of entertainment. So, here is an old songs list for you to bob your head with:
1. Keh Du Tumhe
The first song on our list has to obviously star the great Amitabh Bacchan. From the movie Deewar, 1975, starring Shashi Kapoor, Amitabh Bacchan, Parveen Bobby, and Neetu Singh as the lead, this is one of the most romantic but fun songs. From one of the biggest movies of the decade, this song even got a remake in 2014.
2. Do Lafzon Ki Hai Dil ki Kahani
Another Bacchan starrer, this upbeat song is from the movie The Great Gambler (1979) and is sung by Asha Bhosle and Amitabh Bacchan. With the very captivating voices, the song talks of the beauty of life and love and will surely bring a smile to your face.
3. Bheegi Bheegi Raaton Mein
Sung by Lata Mangeshkar and Kishore Kumar, this song starred Rajesh Khanna and serves as one of the most playful rainy day songs.
4. Ek Ajnabi Haseena Se
Talk about the 70s and not mention this evergreen classic? Impossible! This song was a must for our old songs list. From the movie Ajnabee, this is a 21st-century heartthrobs' favorite jam and every guitarists' favorite song.
5. Bahon Mein Chale Aao
Sung by the Nightingale of India, Lata Mangeshkar, this song stars Jaya Bachchan and Rajesh Khanna from the movie Anamika. It will absolutely make your heartbeats tinkle along with its tunes.
6. Chala Jata Hu
This carefree, uplifting song is sung by Kishore Kumar and can be an instant mood lifter. Be it a road trip or a work break, this song will give you the feels!
7. Tere Chehre Se Nazar
A hopelessly flirty and romantic song, the true mark of the 1970s. Tease your other half with this perfect tune!
8. Kahin Dur Jab Din Dhal Jaye
Want a peaceful and solemn drink with some music after a long day of work? This is your go-to song. Sung by Mukesh from the most influential movies of all time, Anand, this song will automatically calm your nerves and transfer you to a serene headspace.
9. Yeh Dosti Hum Nahi Todenge
An ode to friendship from the movie Sholay, this is a must on friendship day even today! How can one forget Jay-Veeru on a bike with a sidecar, dancing away all the cares of the world? Oh, to live in the glorious 70s!
10. Zindagi Kaisi Hai Paheli
Another gem from Anand, the song talks of the mysteries of life and the evergoing maze.
11. Kata Laga
A go-to dance song, this number starred Asha Parekh and will push you to dance whatsoever. Even with a humongous popular remake, the original song never lost its charm and beauty.
12. Chura Liya Hai Tumne Jo Dil Ko
Another favorite of the guitarists. We can all remember a trip where we sing along to this precious number and get lost with it!
13. Salame-Ishq Meri Jaan
Starring Rekha, this song will never get old for a classical dance performance and continue to woo us for decades to come. Although, no one can beat Rekha and her awesome expressions in this one!
14. Kya Hua Tera Vaada
Doesn't it seem like all the songs we know as old are from the 70s? This may be the one classic that we know all the lyrics to. We sing it in our happy times just because of the upbeat rhythm and in our sad times to feel the lyrics.
15. Jeena Yaha Marna Yaha
From the movie Mera Naam Joker, starring Raj Kapoor this is one of the most wholesome songs of Bollywood. An excellent movie, it failed the cinemas at the time of release, but went on to become one of the most acclaimed movies of Bollywood and Raj Kapoor.
16. Chalte Chalte Yuhi Koi
From the movie Pakeezah and in the voice of Lata Mangeshkar, this song is another very famous dance number.
17. Main Pal Do Pal ka Shayar Hu
This song starring Amitabh Bachchan has been a favorite with ghazal and poetry lovers over the years.
18. Mehbooba Mehbooba
A true party popper, this song will surely get the ball rolling and give a great headstart to your celebration.
19. Bade Acche Lagte Hai
One of the most soothing songs with an even more pleasant video.
20. Aaj Kal Paon Zameen Par
Starring Rekha and sung by Lata Mangeshkar, the song captures the ecstasy of the protagonist and does the work of cheering you up on a grey day.
21. Nadiya se Dariya
Describing the depths of love, another Rajesh Khanna classic to captivate your heart and soul.
22. Rimjhim Gire Sawan
To all those rain-lovers out there, this is your song. Capturing the true beauty and emotions, this song will let you enjoy the monsoons that extra bit.
23. Aaj Mausam Bada Beiman hai
Another playful song to just hum around and do your daily chores or have a lazy day.
24. Aap Yahan Aaye Kisliye
Are you even an Indian if you have not listened to this classic?
25. Humko Tumse Ho Gaya Hai Pyaar
The perfect song to confess your love for the shy ones out there!
26. Jhilmil Sitaron ka Aangan Hoga
One of the most simple yet enchanting songs which instantly makes you happy and full of hope.
27. Kabhi Kabhi Mere Dil Mein
From the movie Silsila, this is one of the biggest songs of Bollywood and is fresh till today.
28. Khaike Paan Banaras Wala
The most whoopee and lively song. No one can resist this one and will be instantly pulled onto the dance floor.
29. Pyaar Deewana Hota Hai
In the voice of Kishore Kumar, this song describes love in its true sense and bewitches you with the most beautiful rhythms.
30. Yeh Jo Mohabbat Hai
A heartbroken jam, this song starred Rajesh Khanna and was a very big hit in the 70s. It is no less popular today too.
31. Yeh Ladka Haye Allah
This 1970 song can be termed as the most famous song of the decade. Be it dancing or singing, this song can always prove useful and be just the thing to lighten up the mood.
32. Yeh Sham Mastani
This dreamy song will automatically woo your heart and mind. It is the perfect traveling song too to hit you right in the feels.
33. Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas
Just like the song goes, this one is very much closer to heart. Beautiful lyrics with even beautiful voices!
34. O Mere Dil Ke Chain
In the voice of Kishore Kumar, this song reminds you of your beloved and soothes your soul.
35. Ek Pyaar ka Nagma Hai
Telling the story of love, this song had to be in our old songs list for the 1970s.
36. Phoolon Ke Rang Se
This song tells of a love that doesn't care about the distance and one life isn't enough for it. Don't we all aspire to feel that once? This song does the deed for you and takes you to that imaginary world.
37. Tujhse Naraz Nahi Zindagi
One of the most famous songs of the decade, this evergreen song is from the movie Masoom in the voice of Anup Ghoshal. Written by Gulzar, this song has the most amazing lyrics and is the stress buster after a long day.
38. Dhal Gaya Din Ho Gayi Sham
A very versatile and cheerful song, this one is the most perfect song for dances on any function.
39. Tere Mere Milan Ki Yeh Raina
A perfect ode to love. This is the perfect song to sing for your special someone
40. Dum Maro Dum
Marking the rise of hippie culture in India, this song is the perfect showstopper for our list.
The 1970s is a trademark decade for Bollywood. However much you say about it is less. Some songs will surely make your party a hit while some may make you feel emotions too deep to be understood. Surely it was a golden time!