Best Aamir Khan Songs: Top 10

The name ‘Aamir Khan’ needs no introduction at all. He’s arguably the only actor today who has won the trust of his audience over the years. Known as ‘Mr. Perfectionist’ of Hindi Movies, Aamir has redefined the conventional and existing theories with his path breaking movies. He is a real trend setter and his contribution to Indian Cinema is immense. The quality of work that he has done in his career has ensured that his name will have dominance in the list of ‘Must Watch Indian Movies’.

Aamir’s song bank is not just popular but is rich in quality as well which makes the job to choose just ten songs very complex. Here we go with the list of the best songs of Aamir Khan:-

1) Pehla Nasha: Nostalgic! In one of the most romantic songs ever, Aamir is in his complete elements. This Jatin-Lalit melody grabs attention instantly and sounds even better after more than 2 decades after its release! The track, penned by Majrooh Sultanpuri and sung by Udit Narayan, was shot in complete slow motion and has now become a cult song. 27 year old Khan perfectly performed the role of a school boy in ‘Jo Jeeta Wahi Sikandar’.

2) Papa Kehte Hain: This energetic and inspirational youth song from ‘Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak’ opened the doors of stardom for Aamir Khan. The song is simply irresistible for its sheer enthusiasm and sweet guitar play. QSQT has given 4 stars –Aamir, Juhi, Udit and Alka – to the industry.

3) O Rey Chhori: Rahman composed timeless tunes for Aamir’s Oscar nominated ‘Lagaan’. It is certainly one of the finest works of the master music director. This song of eternal love also depicts the feelings of a Briton girl towards Bhuvan. In a track sung wonderfully by Udit Narayan and Alka Yagnik, the added attraction is the inclusion of the English lyrics and its perfect execution by Vasundhara Das.

4) Dil Hai Ke Maanta Nahin: So simple and traditional, yet so melodious. This title song of ‘Dil Hai Ke Maanta Nahi’ is brilliantly rendered by Kumar Sanu and Anuradha Paudwal. The Nadeem Shravan’s melody picturized on Aamir and Pooja Bhatt is still able to connect with music lovers the world over. Bhatts have planned a sequel to the film with Emraan Hashmi to revive the old magic all over again.

5) Mujhe Neend Naa Aaye: ‘Dil’, the biggest hit of 1990, had several songs in its album and all were chartbusters. Sameer as the lyricist and Anand-Milind in the music department were in top form. This track sung by Udit Narayan and Anuradha Paudwal ruled the countdown charts for a record number of weeks.

6) Aati Kya Khandala: Aamir sung a full-fledged song in his voice for the first time in ‘Ghulam’ and the rest is history. The song became a rage with the youth and was hugely instrumental in the success of the movie. Such was the impact of this song that the other two Khans – Salman and SRK – immediately followed the suit and sang for ‘Hello Brother’ and ‘Josh’ in their respective voices.

7) Pardesi Pardesi: A beautiful song from an evergreen award winning album of 1996’s biggest blockbuster ‘Raja Hindustani’ is as good as it gets. Aamir played the role of a taxi driver in the movie. Nadeem-Shravan’s simple melody required excellent and high-quality vocals to take it to its heights and Udit’s effortless singing provided exactly that.

8) Jaane Kyon Log: This refreshing song from ‘Dil Chahta Hai’ is nicely sung by Udit and Alka. The lyrics by Javed Akhtar highlight the naughty contradiction in the views of Boys and Girls. Aamir got under the skin of Akash’s character in this Farhan Akhtar directed cult-classic.

9) Kya Karein Kya: In ‘Rangeela’, Aamir delivered one of the best performances of his career. Infact, he decided to boycott the award functions after not being able to win any award for his breathtaking act as Munna. Interestingly, 7 out of top 9 songs in the list are sung by Udit Narayan which re-affirms his tag of being Aamir’s on-screen voice.

10.) Mere Haath Mein: This soulful track from ‘Fanaa’ takes you to a dream world. Magically sung by Sonu Nigam and Sunidhi Chauhan, the song has wonderful shayari in the voices of Aamir and Kajol like “rone de aaj humko tu aankhein sujane de bahon me lele aur khud ko bheeg jane de hai jo seene me qaid dariya woh choot jayega hai itna dard ki tera daaman bheeg jayega..”

Well, if you don’t find landmark films like ‘3 Idiots’, ‘Rang De Basanti’, ‘Taare Zameen Par’, ‘Andaz Apna Apna’ and musical blockbusters like ‘Ishq’, ‘Ghajini’, ‘Sarfarosh’ in the list , you will realize the depth of Aamir’s song bank. Even films like ‘Akele Hum Akele Tum’ and ‘Mann’, which didn’t do too well at the box-office, boast of memorable music. In fact, we can have multiple lists of the movies covered above as remaining songs from albums like Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak, Dil Chahta Hai, Lagaan and many more are equally good.

Do mention your list of favorite Aamir Khan Songs in the comments section below.

With Chennai Express arriving at its station shortly, stay tuned for the best songs of Deepika Padukone.

Abhishek Sharma tweets @abhu_sharma

 

Comments

Babaji:  (July 25, 2013 at 5:23 pm)

Nice list!
Guzaarish(Ghajini) one of my favourite songs!!

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Babaji:  (July 25, 2013 at 5:25 pm)

Also,i think one of the best songs of Aamir is “Chaaha Hai Tumko”(Mann).

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Babaji:  (July 25, 2013 at 5:29 pm)

Udit Naraayan has to be given credit for singing majority of superhit songs of Aamir Khan.
7 out of 10 top songs are sung by Udit Naraayan.

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Him:  (July 25, 2013 at 5:32 pm)

fabulous :)

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Zohain hassan:  (July 25, 2013 at 5:35 pm)

Top10 songa of Aamir khan…
1.pehla Nasha
2.dil hai k manta nhi
3.chaha hai tujhko
4.zoobi doobi
5.jee le zara
6.mere Hath Mai tera hath ho
7. O re Chori
8.Aaye Ho mere Zindagi mai tm bahar banke
9.a Mere Humsafar
10.mujhy neend na aaye..

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JC:  (July 25, 2013 at 6:09 pm)

What about the 3 idiots song -- it is legendary -- All Izz Well?

and These are really good --

Kaise mujhe tu mil gayee -- ghajini
Tanhayee -- Dil Chhahta Hain

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Niks:  (July 25, 2013 at 6:19 pm)

Amazin list … The best of the lot… Top 3 r perfect -- pehla nasha, papa kehte hain n lagaaan

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Nilesh:  (July 25, 2013 at 6:25 pm)

Nice list. However, a late compilation by Indicine for the master craftsman.

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sachin11:  (July 25, 2013 at 6:54 pm)

Aamir khan has memorable songs with almost all top heroines like Madhuri,Karishma,Juhi,Rani,Preity,kajol,Kareena etc in his career.

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karizma:  (July 25, 2013 at 6:58 pm)

hey meray humsafar from qsqt…

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sachin11:  (July 25, 2013 at 7:16 pm)

Aamir khan songs has good mixture of many types of songs like romantic,comedy,emotional,inspirational,fun,motivating etc.

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sachin11:  (July 25, 2013 at 7:20 pm)

Through Aamir khan songs in “Lagaan”,”Rang de basanti” and “Ghajini” legend A R Rahman has given his best music in bollywood.

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nipun:  (July 25, 2013 at 7:34 pm)

I am completely agree with the top 2 songs. My favs are mere hath main and chaha hai tujhko. .
I wonder why you didn’t add ‘chaha hai tujhko’ in this list. .and mere hath main should be at 3rd rank instead of 10. .

And

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nipun:  (July 25, 2013 at 7:36 pm)

Uditji’s voice is most suitable for amir. .

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nipun:  (July 25, 2013 at 7:39 pm)

Oh!next time deepika? ?obviously khuda jane is best.

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Sht:  (July 25, 2013 at 7:52 pm)

My fav songs of amir as follows
1 akele hai to kya ghum hai
2 pahla nasha
3 all raja Hindustani songs
4 ae mere hum safar
5 chand sifarish/guzarish
6 muze neend na aye/ayeee ayeee yo from rangeela
7 all from Dil hai k manta nahi
8 oh priya priya
9 koi kahe kahta rahe
10 zindagi maut na ban jaye sambhalo yaro

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soroop:  (July 25, 2013 at 8:57 pm)

I would put chand sifarsh from fanaa right up on top bcuz it is one of the few song which tend to attract u immensly at first hearing itself, however, this song becomes boring to listen to after a lot of repeated hearing. That’s why this song is not included in the list I guess. Mera haath main fall in to ever green song unlike chand sifarish. But chaand sifarish made more impact on me. So according to me, the list would go like this:
1. Chaand sifarish (Fanaa) : I remember my uncle keep hearing this song every day in his car while drving and even said that it’s the best song. However, later,perhaps after a month or so he himself told me, when he heard from somewhere that this song becames irritating to listen to anymore.lol
2. Pehla Nasha : This song coupled with video is unbelievable to listen to. I love this song very much even now
3. Mujhe neend na ae : This song is typical 90’s melodious song and it has a universal appeal I guess. I can listen to this song anytime and n no. of times
4. Raja ko Rani se Pyar ho gaya : This song shud be in the list bcuz the song is really good and an evergreen song for sure
5. Chaaha hai tumko (mann) -- I agree with babaji, it’s a really good song. In fact, it’s literally a copy of south song but it’s better than the south one. But it has same problem that Chand sifarish has, that this song bores u after n no. of repeat hearing

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aks:  (July 25, 2013 at 8:57 pm)

nice list but a song from mann should deserves into the list i would like to include Chaha hai tujhko in place of kya kare kya naa kare, but no issue with the list.
and the big problem is that you can not pick a single song from his chartbuster musical movies for example:
Papa kehte hain & aye mere humsafar- QSQT
Jaane kyon log & Tanhayee-- DCH
All is well & Zoobi Doobi-- 3 idiots
Guzarish & Kaise mujhe-- Ghajini
Mere Haath Mein & Chaand Sifarish-- Fanaa
Aankhon se tune & aati kya khandala— Ghulam
are equally good confusion from among them who is better.

my list for Aamir Top 10 song’s are:

1. Aye Mere Humsafar
2. mere Haath Mein
3. Chaha Hai Tujhko
4. Tanhayee
5. All is Well
6. Pehla Nasha
7. Dil hain ki Manta Nahi
8. Guzaarish
9. Dil Mera Churaya Kyon-- Akele hum akele tum
10. Aankhon Se Tune

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messy:  (July 25, 2013 at 10:24 pm)

Raja hindustani, lagan, dil, fanna, ghajini, 3iditos, dil chahta ha, qsqt, and many movies all songs are best, popular and chartbuster after that kind of songs choose to aamir top 100 songs is not easy

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Salman bhai:  (July 25, 2013 at 10:58 pm)

Where is chand sifarish song?

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Indicine Team:  (July 25, 2013 at 11:01 pm)

@Soroop, nice list. Love all the songs in your Top 5 :) Attached the video of Chand Sifarish to your comment.

 
Payal:  (July 25, 2013 at 11:51 pm)

I never expected that Aamir’s song list would actually turn out to be better than all of the rest.
He has some of the best in his kitty and I am damn sure that the one song from Dhoom 3 would definitely enter this list by the end of the year.

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nipun:  (July 26, 2013 at 12:13 am)

@indicine and@soroop:
yes,agreed. .chand sifarish is also a nice one.but unfortunately it is not long lasting. .
Where as mere hath main is the ever-green and long lasting song. .and another thing is that with a romantic fragrance,it creates a heavenly feelings. . . .also sunidhi showed her varsatility. . .
But when it comes to mann songs,all songs including khushiyan aur gum,nasha yeh pyar ka,chaha hai tujhko are awesome. .
And i think atleast chaha hai tujhko should be included. .

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Joya:  (July 26, 2013 at 12:57 am)

East or West
Aamir is the best
Pehla nasha always stays at my heart,best love song i’ve ever heard.

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DHRUV:  (July 26, 2013 at 9:40 am)

Tanhai is the best song ever

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