We don’t know about you, but ever since Rustom’s new song ‘Tere Sang Yaara’ released, we have been playing it on loop. You too? Can you blame us? The song is so beautiful, all thanks to our favourite Pakistani singer Atif Aslam! And like everyone else, we also think that this Atif Aslam song is going to be 2016’s love anthem! Yes, we know, half the year is left, but the song is just so mesmerizing!
Just in case you missed it, listen to it now:
Loved it? It’s now time to look back at the greatest Bollywood love anthems from the past 21 years:
- 1995 – Tujhe Dekha To – Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge
Not only is this song 1995’s love anthem, but also one of the best romantic songs Bollywood has ever gifted us! Dreaming about your Raj already?
- 1996 – Bahon Ke Darmiyan – Khamoshi: The Musical
We asked someone for this year’s love anthem and their answer was instant: “Obviously Bahon Ke Darmiyan, dude!” Are you singing and swaying to this song? We know we are!
- 1997 – Do Dil Mil Rahe Hain – Pardes
Not kidding, this song has played in our heads every single time we have fallen in love! Next time you are on a nice first date, you will also end up hearing it!
- 1998 – Kuch Kuch Hota Hai – Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
When you love someone, kuch kuch hota hai, right? Well, this song says it all! Such romance, much swoon!
- 1999 – Aankhon Ki – Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam
So many feelings, we can’t even! Salman Khan and Aishwarya Rai define #relationshipgoals in this song! Also, we can’t help but mention ‘Tadap Tadap Ke’ as another favourite romantic song!
- 2000 – Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai – Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai
This year marked not only the new millennium, but also the year when Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai was released! Yes, it’s an event to remember forever. Why? Because this song!
- 2001 – Suraj Hua Maddham – Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham
All those times when you’ve felt like dancing with your bae in the middle of nowhere? We’ve got to thank ‘Suraj Hua Maddham’ for all those feels!
- 2002 – Saathiya – Saathiya
If this song wasn’t part of the movie, Saathiya wouldn’t be Saathiya! Our lives have never remained the same after this song!
- 2003 – Jadu Hai Nasha Hai – Jism
Oooh, we don’t think we need to mention this one! Definitely one to appear on our ‘favourites’ list, ‘Jadu Hai Nasha Hai’ is an amazing track to listen to anytime, anywhere!
- 2004 – Tere Liye – Veer-Zara
A classic when it comes to romantic songs, Veer-Zara’s ‘Tere Liye’ wins the cake when it comes to making us feel romantic. Lata Mangeshkar and Roop Kumar Rathod’s duet makes this song even more splendid!
- 2005 – Piyu Bole – Parineeta
When Shreya Goshal and Sonu Nigam collaborate for a song, you can bet on everything that it’s going to be marvelous and super romantic! ‘Piyu Bole’ from Parineeta is the best proof for that!
- 2006 – Mitwa – Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna
Can we all stop whatever we are doing and thank Shafqat Amanat Ali and Shankar Mahadevan for this song? Melodious to the core!
- 2007 – Tum Se Hi – Jab We Met
Can we ever stop singing ‘Tum Se Hi’ from ‘Jab We Met’? NO! Why? Because it’s difficult, no, impossible to get over this melodious track!
- 2008 – Kahin To Hogi Woh – Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na
Even after eight years, we aren’t over Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na’s wonderful track ‘Kahin To Hogi Woh’! And we don’t think anyone else can either!
- 2009 – Pehli Baar Mohabbat – Kaminey
Remember your true love? Remember ‘Pehli Baar Mohabbat’ from Kaminey? Doesn’t the song fit the feeling so perfectly? Definitely on our list of top ten romantic songs!
- 2010 – Bahara – I Hate Luv Storys
We aren’t big fans of this movie, but we’ve got to thank the creators for this song! Bahara from ‘I Hate Luv Storys’ perfectly sums up the feeling of falling in love!
- 2011 – Tum Ho – Rockstar
Better than the best! Rockstar was an extraordinary movie with more-than-brilliant music! Want to do something special for your beloved? This song will make the perfect background track!
- 2012 – Saans – Jab Tak Hai Jaan
Featuring the king of romance (and Bollywood!), here’s another melodious track we can’t get enough of! So beautiful!
- 2013 – Ang Laga De – Ram-Leela
Woah, woah, WOAH! ‘Ang Lage De’ raised not only temperatures, but also too many romantic feelings within us! Love this one? Us too!
- 2014 – Samjhawan – Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania
- 2015 – Agar Tum Saath Ho – Tamasha
Admit it, you hum this song to yourself even now! This Tamasha song became everyone’s favourite in no time and still remains one!
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