Best Ranbir Kapoor Songs: Top 10

He is only 10 films old and we are doing a Top 10 Songs article on him. This only showcases the magnitude of stardom that ‘superstar’ Ranbir Kapoor has achieved in a short span of time. He is on a roll these days and seems to be doing nothing wrong. He is fortunate to have superb music in almost all of his movies which makes picking his ten best an uphill task.

The earth-shattering opening of yesterday’s release ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewaani’ has further consolidated his status of a superstar. Although he hails from the biggest Bollywood family, Ranbir is making his own way and not following the footsteps of other industry veterans.

Here goes the list of top ten songs of Ranbir Kapoor:

1) Jo Bhi Main: ‘Rockstar’ is unarguably the best album of not only Ranbir’s career but also of Bollywood in the past few years. A.R.Rahman provided a complete album and Mohit Chauhan rocked as Ranbir’s voice in each and every song. If I pick all the quality songs of Rockstar, this list would be more than half full with one album itself. My favorite amongst all is ‘Jo Bhi Main’- it showcases Ranbir in various avatars at different places.

2) Tera Hone Laga Hoon: ‘Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani’ is yet another complete musical album featuring Ranbir Kapoor. Pritam composed evergreen numbers for this movie starring Ranbir and Katrina. Again there are many great songs in this film, but my pick is this ever so romantic song sung magically by Atif Aslam and Alisha Chinoy.

3) Aashiyan: ‘Barfi !’ worked bigtime for Ranbir and the soulful music compositions of Pritam had a huge role to play in the success of the movie. This delightful track, which is sung by Nikhil Paul George and Shreya Ghoshal, transforms the listener into a dreamland of hope. There is a soulful innocence in this beautifully delivered gem.

4) Tujhe Bhula Diya: This tear jerking number from Anjaana Anjaani composed by Vishal-Shekhar grows magically on the listener. The track begins with impressive vocals by Shruti Pathak and gains momentum as Mohit Chauhan’s sonorously profound voice prospers in the backdrop of sublime Sufi qawalli overtones.

5) Khuda Jaane: Vishal-Shekhar really hit the mark as they bring in a cinematic quality to this song from Bachna Ae Haseeno. KK takes this composition to new heights with his alluringly captivating voice. This is arguably one of the most romantic contemporary songs of this era featuring Ranbir and Deepika.

6) Jabse Tere Naina: Ranbir won million hearts with his infamous towel dance in this song from his debut movie ‘Saawariya’. Shaan is in his supreme form as he mesmerizes with his wide vocal range. Monty Sharma’s traditional arrangements mixed with contemporary lyrics provide and enchanting euphoric outlook to his track.

7) Badtameez Dil: Pritam is in top touch in Ranbir’s latest release ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewaani’. The catchy tune is addictive and grows on you like slow poison. Amitabh Bhattacharya has written creative lyrics but it is Benny’s show all the way. It has been always pleasant to hear the voice of this super talented yet selective singer ‘Benny Dayal’ who has sung amazing songs like ‘Tu Hi To Meri Dost Hai’, ‘Kaise Mujhe Tum Mil Gayi’ and ‘Daaru Desi’.

8) Mora Piya: Rajneeti had exceptional music embroiled in the textures of Indian Classical stuff. Song is sung and composed by talented Aadesh Srivastava and his soothing vocals enrich the classy feel of the track with sentimental English one–liners providing the backdrop. Sameer is top-class with the use of traditional words.

9) Iktara: Music for Ranbir’s first movie with Ayan ‘Wake Up Sid’ is composed by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy but the gifted composer Amit Trivedi stole the show in one guest composition. Kavitha Seth’s throaty vocals give out the breezy feel of heart’s loneliness. Ranbir gave a matured performance in this Dharma Productions movie opposite Konkona Sen Sharma.

10) Pocket Mein Rocket: Ranbir should be given credit as he tried something completely different so early in his career. In only his 3rd film Rocket Singh – Salesman of the Year, he played the title role of a Sikh Salesman with utmost conviction. His mannerism is visible in this title song perfectly composed by Salim-Sulaiman. Benny Dayal is again top notch as Ranbir’s on screen voice.

As mentioned earlier, all other songs of Rockstar, Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani, Anjaana Anjaani and Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewaani are equally good.

Do let us know your list of Ranbir’s top ten songs in the comments section below.

With Yamla Pagla Deewana 2 lined up for release, stay tuned for the best songs of Sunny Deol.

Abhishek Sharma tweets @abhu_sharma



  • sadda haq
    bheegi si
    batameez dil
    balam pichkari
    jab se tere naina
    nadaan parindey
    tum ho

  • Rather than Ikhtara Wake up Sid title song was better. Rather than Badtameez dil Balam Pichkari & Kabira (encore) were better.

  • Well,ranbir is my 3rd favourite actor after hrithik and amir. .in my views,the list should be
    1.khuda jane(which develops the career of silpa rao and nice pairing of dp and rk).
    2.tujhe bhula diya(best romantic song of the year)
    3.tera hone laga hoon(made atif aslam more popular in india)
    4.nadan parindey/sadda haq/jo bhi mein(all are excellent)
    5.badtameez dil(now we can see its popularity)
    6.balam pichkari(fully enjoyable song)
    7.jab se tere naina(specially for the towel)
    8.prem ki naiya hai ram ke bharose mein(one of the most popular songs of that year).
    9.sawariya title song (2nd popular song after jab se tere naina)
    10.ashiyan/mein kya karoon(nice songs,but not become much popular in 2012 as album of agneepath,jthj,ett,cocktail,ishaqzaade,soty dominated over it).

  • I very much love” Aa jao meri Tamanna “song from APKGK,such a romantic number and a mind soothing voice of javed ali.

  • I very much love” Aa jao meri Tamanna “song from APKGK,such a romantic number and a mind soothing voice of Javed ali.!!!

  • @indicine:yes, benny dayal is the most talented singer in the recent era. .i started liking him after disco deewane. .he is the akon of india. He should get more songs. .

  • Great songs he has to his credit in only 6 yrs. appreciable. Song bank vl only grow frm here. Nice list thanks.

  • It’s been over a year and half, and I still listen to Rockstar songs! My favorite albums from Rabhir’s movies are Rockstar and YJHD :)

  • 1.Sadda haqq
    2.Badtameez Dil
    3.Tujhe Bhula Diya
    4.Tu Jaane Naa
    5.Jo Bhi Main
    6.Jab Se Tere Naina
    7.Balam Pichkari
    8.Khuda Jaane
    10.Tera Hone Laga Hoon
    I personally completely disagree with ur list

  • Iktara
    tera hone laga hoon
    tum ho
    i feel good
    Bheegi si bhaagi si
    tu jaane na
    main kya karoon

  • what link does a film’s songs and the film’s actor have ?? why praise ranbir for the music of his films ?? he didn’t work for it. the music directors did, the singers worked too hard for it, give them all the credit, we all are so much star based that we forget the rest of the crew’s importance, if the singers and music directors were not upto the mark, then there would not have been any popular music, no balam pichkari or batdameez dil, so no smashing opening and no buzz too. give the crew some respect too, even the camerman and lightman and spotboy have importance.

  • Where is Tu Jaane na and other songs of YJHD… Kabira, Ilahi, Subhanallah were fab..and also Yun Shabnami from Saawariya…

  • Ranbir Kapoor is an awesome actor.
    Top 10 songs list according to me.
    1. Tu Jaanay Naa
    2. Tera Hone Laga Hoon
    3. Nadaan Parindey
    4. Tujhe Bhula Diya
    5. Dilliwali Girlfriend
    6. Kyon
    7. Khuda Jaane
    8. Jab Se Tere Naina
    9. Mora Piya
    10. Balam Pichkari

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