Superstar Salman Khan has not only acted in some of the biggest hit movies in the Hindi film industry, his movies have also been associated with some great songs. Interestingly, people seemed to have loved Salman when he has played the tender lover and have also loved Salman at his tapori best.
Some of his hit songs include ‘Dil Deewana’ from one of the biggest hits of 1989, Maine Pyar Kiya. It shows the charming old-fashioned side of Salman as he romances his heroine Bhagyashree. S. P. Balasubramaniam received the Filmfare Best Male Playback Singer Award for the same song. All songs that were composed by Raamlaxman were a rage in the country that year.
Chandini Raat Hain
‘Chandini Raat Hain’ was another great song from the movie Baaghi: A Rebel for Love which was released in 1990. The movie was not very successful, but the songs composed by Anand-Milind were enjoyed by all. The song sung by Abhijeet Bhattacharya and Kavita Krishnamurthy was picturised on a shirtless Salman wooing the damsel in distress, Nagma in an appropriately moon lit night.
Bahut Pyar Karte Hain
SP Balasubramanyam’s rendition of the hit ‘ Bahut Pyar Karte Hain’ was soulful. This song was from the 1991 movie Saajan that turned out to be the biggest hit of that year. The song was picturised on a dapper looking Salman playing the piano as he looked adoringly at his lady love, Madhuri Dixit with Sanjay Dutt, who plays the other lover standing nearby.
Pehla Pehla Pyaar Hai
‘Pehla Pehla Pyaar Hai’ was another romantic song of Salman Khan’s from another of his super successful films, Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! that was released in the year 1994. Youngsters all over, sighed over the handsome Salman and beautiful Madhuri as they gently revealed their love for each other. It was sung by S. P. Balasubramaniam and the music was given by Raamlaxman.
Tan Tana Tan Tan Tara
The 1997 movie Judwaa was clearly made for the masses and so was its fun music by Anu Malik and ‘Tan Tana Tan Tan Tara’ was one such mast song from the album. The song was sung by Abhijeet and Poornima and was picturised on Salman and Karisma. It was a foot tapping number that showed both showing off their dancing skills.
O Oh Jaane Jaana
Kamaal Khan received the Filmfare Award for Male Playback Singer for the very danceable ‘ O Oh Jaane Jaana’. The song from the movie Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya was yet again picturised on a shirtless Salman singing and dancing at the beach. The song was such a hit that even 5 year olds loved copying the dance steps and dancing to the song. Kajol and Salman were brought together for the first time in this hit movie.
Chand Chupa Badal Mein
Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam was released in 1999. It captured people’s imagination because of the rumoured real life closeness between Salman and Aishwarya. The songs were amazingly directed and the music by Ismail Durbar was a huge hit. ‘Chand Chupa Badal Mein’ was sung by Udit Narayan and Alka Yagnik and was picturised on a tender moment between the lead pairs. The colors of the night sky, dupatta were beautifully used in the song.
The song ‘Tere Naam’ from Salman Khan’s super hit movie Tere Naam, that was released in 2003, had Salman in a trend setting hairstyle, singing his love for his love, Bhumika Chawla. This doomed love story made Salman’s fans cry for character in the movie and his fate. His acting and music by Himesh Reshammiya and Sajid-Wajid was appreciated by all.
Tu Meri Dost Hai
Even though Salman’s movie Yuvraaj boasted of a stellar cast, it couldn’t garner much audience enthusiasm in 2008. This movie was touted as a musical story and did indeed deliver on its promise by some great songs composed by A.R.Rahman. ‘Tu Meri Dost Hai’ sung by Benny Dayal, Shreya Ghoshal and A.R. Rahman was one such beautiful song that was beautifully picturised.
Dabangg, released in 2010, not only got the over-the-top action genre back into the limelight, it had some great music by Sajid-Wajid. ‘Tere Mast Mast Do Nain’ was sung by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan on Salman as Chulbul Pandey and the pretty Sonakshi Sinha. The song’s picturisation had elements of humour as well as romance.