Music of the 80s and 90s contain some of the most forgettable songs of all times! Certainly, there were some gems to be found in the motley lot; but the present generation seems to have woken to its potential only after a few disc jockeys remixed the songs to come up with a more trendy version. The Titan of the stars, Amitabh Bachchan has been lucky to have the better selection of those times or perhaps his huge stardom and huge hits combined to make the songs more widely heard across the nation. His baritone voice has also been used by music composers to churn out huge hits. It’s true that the success of a film gives more chances of a song to become a hit.

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Big B

Kishore Kumar sang many of Amitabh Bachchan’s hit songs till they had a falling out. Some of the great songs that were also big hits  and were associated with Amitabh Bachchan. We bring you  a list of the best songs from Big B’s movies

Aakhree Rasta

Music Composers: Laxmikant Shantaram

Gori Ka Saajan

Singers : S. Janaki, Munna Aziz

The song was picturised in the typical South Indian style of PT dancing. It is a catchy number with the two big stars of that time: Amitabh and Sridevi.

Gori Ka Saajan

Gori Ka Saajan

 

Abhimaan

Music Composers: S.D Burman

Abhimaan has some of the most memorable songs ever. The beautiful lyrics and melodies along with  real life couple Amitabh and Jaya’s chemistry and probable reality make these songs among the top songs of Bollywood of all time.

Meet na mila re man ka

Singer: Kishore Kumar

Meet na mila re man ka

Meet na mila re man ka

Teri Bindiya Re

Singers: Lata Mangeshkar, Md.Rafi

Teri Bindiya Re

Teri Bindiya Re

Tere Mere Milan Ki Yeh Raina

Singers: Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar

Tere Mere Milan Ki Yeh Raina

Tere Mere Milan Ki Yeh Raina

 

Amar Akbar Anthony

Music Composers: Laxmikant-Pyarelal

This multi-starrer hit film has some great entertaining songs. There are songs of all moods in the movie: teasing, peppy, quawalli among others.

My name is Anthony Gonsalves

Singers: Amitabh Bachchan, Kishore Kumar

My name is Anthony Gonsalves

My name is Anthony Gonsalves

Anhoni Ko Honi Karde

Singers: Kishore Kumar, Mahendra Kapoor, Shailender Singh

Anhoni Ko Honi Karde

Anhoni Ko Honi Karde

 

Andhaa Kanoon

Music Composers: Laxmikant-Pyarelal

This movie is another North-South collaboration with this particular song appealing to all ages.

Rote Rote Hasna Seekho

Singer: Kishore Kumar

Rote Rote Hasna Seekho

Rote Rote Hasna Seekho

 

Baghban

Music Composers: Aadesh Shrivastav and Uttam Singh

This mature love story of Amitabh and Hema was appreciated by all and the songs enjoyed by all too. Hema looked beautiful and Amitabh deeply in love in this touching movie.

Meri Makhna

Singers: Alka Yagnik, Sudesh Bhosle

Meri Makhna

Meri Makhna

 

Main Yahan Tu Wahan

Singers: Amitabh Bachchan, Alka Yagnik

Main Yahan Tu Wahan

Main Yahan Tu Wahan

Holi Khele

Singers: Amitabh Bachchan, Sukhwinder Singh, Alka Yagnik ,Udit Narayan

Holi Khele

Holi Khele

 

Bombay to Goa

Music Composers: R D Burman

Amitabh looked lanky and boyish in this comic caper; but his special spark was there for all to see.

Dekha na hai re

Singer: Kishore Kumar

Dekha Na Hai Re

Dekha na hai re

 

Bbuddah Hoga Terra Baap

Music Composers: Vishal-Shekhar

This movie is a tribute to Amitabh, the star. Though the movie didn’t too well, the fans loved it.

Haal e dil

Singers: Amitabh Bachchan, Shekhar & Monali

Haal e dil

Haal e dil

 

Don

Music Composers: Kalyanji Anandji

The original Don, Amitabh is marvelous in this movie and the songs remembered, even now. The attitude, the style was all typical  Amitabh.

Khaike paan Banaraswaala

Singer: Kishore Kumar

Khaike Paan Banaraswaala

Khaike paan Banaraswaala

Arre Deewano

Singer: Kishore Kumar

Arre Deewano

Arre Deewano

 

 

 

Dostana

Music Composers: Laxmikant Pyarelal

This movie had an unusual pairing of Amitabh and Shatrughan. Their off screen competitiveness was palpable to all, on screen too.

Salaamat Rahe Dostana

Singers: Kishore Kumar, Mohammad Rafi

Salaamat Rahe Dostana

 Salaamat Rahe Dostana

Hum

Music Composers: Laxmikant Pyarelal

Amitabh, at this time was starring with heroines half his age; but, he held his own in the raucous Jumma Chumma.

Jumma Chumma De de

Singer: Kishore Kumar

Jumma Chumma De De

Jumma Chumma De de

Ek Doosre Se Karte Hain Pyar

Singers: Alka Yagnik, Sudesh Bhosle. Udit Narayanan, Sonali Vajpayee, Md. Aziz

Ek Doosre Se Karte Hain Pyar

Ek Doosre Se Karte Hain Pyar

 

Kaalia

Music Composers: R.D. Burman

Jahan Teri Yeh Nazar Hai

Singer: Kishore Kumar

Jahan Teri Yeh Nazar Hai

Jahan Teri Yeh Nazar Hai

Kabhi Kabhi

Music Composers: Khaiyyaam

This movie has great songs and great actors too. The songs are remembered ,with joy, even now and have stood the test of time.

Kabhi Kabhi Mere Dil Me

Singer: Mukesh

Kabhi Kabhi Mere Dil Me

Kabhi Kabhi Mere Dil Me

Main Pal Do Pal Ka Shair Hoon

Singer: Mukesh

Main Pal Do Pal Ka Shair Hoon

Main Pal Do Pal Ka Shair Hoon

 

Kasme Vaade

Music Composers: RD Burman

Amitabh played a double role in this movie and Raakhee was the sober counterpoint.

Aati Rahengi baharen

Singer: Kishore Kumar

Aati Rahengi Baharen

Aati Rahengi bah

 

Laawaris

Music Composers: Kalyanji Anandji

This was another typical Amitabh movie where he got to show his acting and action skills, with some hit songs.

Kab ke bichre hue

Singers: Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhosle

Kab Ke Bichre Hue

Kab ke bichre hue

Mere Angane mein

Singer: Amitabh Bachchan

Mere Angane Mein

Mere Angane mein

Apni to Jaise Taise

Singer: Kishore Kumar

Apni to Jaise Taise

Apni to Jaise Taise

Manzil

Music Composers: Kalyanji Anandji

This song picturised against the monsoons of Mumbai, is considered one of the greatest rain songs of Bollywood. The heaving waves of the Arabian Sea, rain drenched Amitabh and Moushumi are some iconic images. Though the version of the song sung by Kishore was also there; the Lata Mangeshkar version was the more visually appealing.

Rim jhim gire saawan

Rim Jhim Gire Saawan

Rim jhim gire saawan

 

Majboor

Music Composers: Laxmikant Pyarelal

Nahi Main Nahi Dekh Sakta

Singer: Kishore Kumar

Nahi Main Nahi Dekh Sakta

Nahi Main Nahi Dekh Sakta

 

 

Muqaddar Ka Sikandar

Music Composers: Kalyanji Anandji

This super hit movie has great songs and Amitabh’s doomed love affair gives the songs suitable pathos. This was one of the first few movies that ran the movie trailer on TV and created quite a buzz with the shot of Amitabh singing while on his bike.

Rote hue Aate Hain Sab

Singer: Kishore Kumar

Rote hue Aate Hai

Rote hue Aate Hai

O Saathi re

Singer: Kishore Kumar

O Saathi Re

O Saathi re

Namak Halal

Music Composers: Bappi Lahiri

The songs were composed to become super hit songs of that year. Amitabh made the songs his own and raised the level of the songs to dizzying heights.

Pag ghunghroo bandh

Singer: Kishore Kumar

Pag GhunghrooBandh

Pag ghunghroo bandh

Aaj Rapat Jaayen

Singers: Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhosle

Aaj Rapat Jaayen

Aaj Rapat Jaayen

 

Naseeb

Music Composers: Laxmikant Pyarelal

This multi starrer pot boiler was a typical Bollywood masala film and included some masala songs too.

John Jaani Janardhan

Singers: Kishore Kumar, Mohammed Rafi, Asha Bhosle

John Jaani Janardhan

John Jaani Janardhan

 

Mere Naseeb Mein Tu Hai Ki Nahin

Singers: Kishore Kumar, Mohammed Rafi, Asha Bhosle

Mere Naseeb Mein Tu Hai Ki Nahin

Mere Naseeb Mein Tu Hai Ki Nahin

 

Satte Pe Satta

Music Composers: R.D.Burman

The Hindi take on the Hollywood ‘Seven Brides for Seven Brothers’ was fun and chaotic with a double role for Amitabh thrown in as a bollywood touch.

Dilbar Mere Kab tak Mujhe

Singer: Kishore Kumar

Dilbar Mere Kab Tak Mujhe

Dilbar Mere Kab tak Mujhe

 

Pyaar Humein Kis Mod Pe

Singers: Kishore Kumar, Rahul Dev Burman, Bhupinder Singh, Sapan Chakravorty and Gulshan Bawra

 

Pyaar Humein Kis Mod Pe

Pyaar Humein Kis Mod Pe

 

Shaan

Music Composers: R.D.Burman

This James Bondish movie had it all: gals, gizmos, guys and some fun music.

Janu Meri Jaan

Singer: Kishore Kumar, Mohammed Rafi, Asha Bhosle, Usha Mangeshkar

Janu Meri Jaan

Janu Meri Jaan

 

Sharaabi

Music Composers: Madan Mohan,Bappi Lahiri

This movie of a tragic drunkard was pretty long, but had some amazing songs that are remembered, even today.

Manzilen apni jagah

Singer: Kishore Kumar

Manzilen Apni Jagah

Manzilen apni jagah

 

De De Pyaar de

Singer: Kishore Kumar

De De Pyaar De

De De Pyaar de

 

Inteha Ho Gai

Singer: Kishore Kumar

Inteha Ho Gai

Inteha Ho Gai

 

Sholay

Music Composers: R.D.Burman

This movie was all about great friendship, great villain and great action. The movie, its dialogues, its characters remain deeply etched in people’s minds making Sholay a truly great film. The songs were incidental, but immensely enjoyable.

Yeh Dosti Hum Nahi Todenge

Singers: Kishore Kumar, Manna Dey

Yeh Dosti Hum Nahi Todenge

Yeh Dosti Hum Nahi Todenge

 

Silsila

Music Composers: Shiv Hari

This movie might have exploited the rumoured triangular relationship of Amitabh, Jaya and Rekha, but the songs were so hauntingly beautiful that much was forgiven.

Rang Barse

Singer: Amitabh Bachchan

Rang Barse

Rang Barse

Yeh Kahan Aa Gaye Hum

Singers: Amitabh Bachchan, Lata Mangeshkar

Yeh Kahan Aa Gaye Hum

Yeh Kahan Aa Gaye Hum

 

Neela Aasman So Gaya

Singer: Amitabh Bachchan

Neela Aasman So Gaya

Neela Aasman So Gaya

Dekha Ek Khwab

Singers: Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar

Dekha Ek Khwab

Dekha Ek Khwab

 

Yaarana

Music Composers: Rajesh Roshan

Amitabh doing his awkward dance moves in his bulb lit jacket is recalled still with amusement, but the songs were bang on and great.

Saara Zamaana

Singer: Kishore Kumar

Saara Zamaana

Saara Zamaana

 

Tere Jaisa Yaar Kahan

Singer: Kishore Kumar

Tere Jaisa Yaar Kahan

Tere Jaisa Yaar Kahan

 

Zanjeer

Music Composers: Kalyanji-Anandji

This quawali song of Pran for the brooding Amitabh, still strikes a chord in everyone. The birth of an angry young man began with this movie.

Yari Hai Imaan Mera

Singer: Kishore Kumar

Yari Hai Imaan Mera

Yari Hai Imaan Mera