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Hindi Music and Meaningful Lyrics

I’d be lying out right if I said I’m a fan of Hindi music – I’m not. I haven’t been one for years; of course there was an inevitable time in my pre-teen years when I was a massive fan and by massive I mean, really, really super massive. I loved Hindi music and listened to Bollywood songs all day and made it a point to know the lyrics to every single song – all. the. time.

Now, as I grew up and people around me started to change (I went to a really fancy school), naturally my music choice changed. I’m not saying that I regret it, because I say this with complete humility – I LOVE my music choice. I love it. I love the bands I love, and I love the songs I love. I’m completely not ashamed with not knowing Hindi songs and actually knowing English songs more. Keeping that aside and looking at the industry as a whole, the quality of Hindi songs has quite fallen over the years and maybe its because of this opinion that I really shifted to English music. Hindi songs in the early 2000’s and during my parents time had a certain magic that songs right now do not. They had lyrics that made so much sense and lyrics that sounded beautiful, and on top of all of that, they had beautiful singers. If I had to do a survey, I’m sure at least 70% of the people of my age would feel the same and definitely agree that Hindi music a decade ago was MUCH better than Hindi music now.

Despite all this, once in a while, I stumble upon Hindi songs that I instantly take a liking to and then listen to them on repeat (especially in the gym). In recent times, I’ve also taken a liking to new remakes of old Hindi songs (good remakes, I promise) – So here’s a little Hindi music I’ve been listening to:

  1. Dil Diyan Gallan (Tiger Zinda Hai)
  2. Kya Hua Tera Wada (Pranav Chauhan – Unplugged cover)
  3. Jab Koi Baat (Atif Aslam, Shirley Setia and DJ Chetas)
  4. Tu Chahiye (Bajrangi Bhaijan)
  5. Lae Dooba (Aiyaari)
  6. Afreen (Coke Studio)

10 thoughts on “Hindi Music and Meaningful Lyrics

  1. I literally hear to mostly English songs. Rarely do I listen to Hindi songs. I have just two hindi songs in my mobile. Thanks for giving me 6 more to that list. 😀

  2. Hey I have been one your kind. Like this whole thing happened with me same. But I feel those are better with some meaning except increases use of word f. Doesn’t really matter. I still love. To be honest I haven’t got any Hindi songs but I may give it try now. Would you mind listing your top 5 favorite English songs?

    1. I listen to way too much English music, but my favourite songs right now would be:
      For you by Rita Ora, Liam Payne
      IDGAF by Dua Lipa
      The Night We Met by Lord Huron
      How Long by Charlie Puth
      Medicine by Harry Styles

      1. Same here. Only English but reasons were because if the falling standerds. Plus I also partly switched to indie folk sometime.
        Thanks for your list! I haven’t heard the night we met but will listen😇

  3. That little list you made is like my life. Very similar to you, I rarely listen to Hindi songs. Mostly because the lyrics are stupid (I mean, “oonchi hai building, lift teri band hai”, like, seriously?). But these five songs are the few Hindi songs of today I genuinely like❤

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