Ten All-Time (Hindi) Teenage or Youth Songs

Are you a youth who has just turned 20 or above? Then you’ll surely wish to listen to the evergreen youth movie songs playlist below, once more.

From 1950’s AM radios to amplified speakers today, times have changed a lot. What has remained forever though is one’s soothing and intangible is love for music.

Love, an emotion which not only drives us in dreams, and hopes, but sometimes hit us hard on the ground, that pain, which you might have first felt in the school as a teenager perhaps.

Then there are expectations— of family, parents, teachers, and our ambitions, idiosyncrasies, and politics; the way we come out from it and the complexities of emotions that as a youth one faces.

And then comes a good bit which one often craves to live—Friendship, an unforgettable part of life.

“As we grow over 25”, we think, “how will we reminiscent these movements. We will miss each other. These stupidities, the secret sex talks, class bunks, and the feeling to do whatever to keep our crazy friends”, but the question comes how?

That’s where music or songs come in. As we are speedily jumping the years and will soon reach yet another decade, turning the present quickly into a quintessential past, I have come up with my personal list of “Ten Evergreen Teenage or Youth Bollywood (Hindi) Songs” for not only kids of 1990s but the youth of today’s generation as well. Whenever you’ll listen to these ten special youth movie songs that the Bollywood of Indian Cinema has given us, either you’ll jump and dance or you’ll cry. These Hindi songs on youth, are sure to make you nostalgic.

Alongside, let’s play a game! Guess the song title as you read the lyrical-“title” below. Didn’t get me? Well, keep reading!

Let our eyes be numb once again as we sing together those songs which made our school and college-life so magical.

1. “Niklenge maidan mein jis din hum jhoom ke
Dharti dolegi yeh kadam choom ke”

No doubt the first must be classy, which makes one feel jump on the top of the world. It’s Wo Sikander hi Dosto Kehlata hai from the young 1992 Aamir Khan’s movie Jo Jeeta Wahi Sikander.  The song has an unforgettable feeling of friendship and unity of a group.

The peers you hang out with makes you feel like you can conquer the whole world till you are all together. This song perfectly portrays this emotion. The voice of Udit Naryan just blends like honey in your ears. A perfect song with flawless feels!

It is one of those songs which is still the first choice to be played when two parties face each other in any warm and closed competition. The music still gets played at the back of our heads when one, even reality, professionally or even funnily competes with his/her opponent. The TV Serials never forget to use this song in situations of dramatic, comical situations, between friends or family members.

Scene from the movie, Jo Jeeta Wahi Sikander

2. “Kaisa Ajab Yeh Safar Hai, Socho To Har Ik Hi Bekhabar Hai
Usko Jaana Kidhar Hai, Jo Waqt Aaye, Jaane Kya Dikhaaye”

One has to change roads someday. This movie is centered around this theme and thought only. The way we have to someday leave our fun and friends behind to settle down in and according to the society.

Dil Chahta Hai, the movie and it’s the title track beautifully depicts this phase of the teenage and youthful friendship when one finally has to move out of the carefree days of school/college.

We, as youth want these moments to never end, but, they end one day. The wonderful part is that we can always cherish them and smile later.

One of the Promotional posters of Dil Chahta Hai

3. “Mitran de sang
Sab kuch all right si”

Again, a song that makes you stay on the DJ floor forever. This song has the feel of the party and as lyrics above said, “Everything is alright with the friend by my side!”

The song is a perfect match for what you feel along with your mad and so-called once, “best friends”. If Dil Chahta Hai was the favorite of youths of the ’90s, then Vele can be said as the favorite of youths of the 21st century, although its love is quickly fading away as indeed, time stops for no one, and currently, movie-maker, writers, and related are on fire! The music industry is bombarding with songs.

The movie, Student of the Year or SOTY, was a big hit at the time by Karan Johar and turned into a favorite of many. I was back in school then, probably in 11th, LOL. I think we are thankful for this movie for giving us some of the most talented young stars of our generation, Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, and Siddharth Malhotra, and above all, for giving us an extremely memorable playlist!

A Still from the song, Vele,

4. Usne Baath Ki Kuch Aise Dang Se, Sapne De Gaya Hazaaron Rang Ke”

The song which you can never ever miss out in any way if you have ever experienced that feeling when your eyes met your lover for the first time. Again a wonderful song, sung by Udit Narayan and Sadhana Sargam, from yet again, Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander.

Yes, you guessed it perfectly! Pehla Nasha is one of those Hindi youth songs, which we–young adults or adults of 21st century– can perhaps safely call now as our classic love anthem, which still beats in the hearts of teenagers even today. The beauty is in its lyrics. The complexity, intensity and poetic feel, makes it precisely “magical”, as you dive inside the song deeper. Though the present generation goes for Tum Hi Ho and Arjit Singh– no one can beat this classic; it remains legendary.

A still of Ayesha Jhulka from the song, Pehla Nasha

5. Concentrated H2SO4 ne poora
Poora bachpan jalaa daala”

The unforgettable memories sweep in when one looks back at one’s school/college days. One of the many memories which as a survivor we might remember and laugh at is of the pressure we faced.

Each one of us has felt the pressure of studies at some point in our life. Probably when it was your first board exam or when you were in college’s second year. Sadly, some people can’t cope up with this pressure.

“Give Me Some Sunshine” by the lyricist, Swanand Kirkire is a brilliant song that everyone can relate to. It is a song that screams out what every student wants to scream. That’s the reason why we all still shed tears when we hear this song in silence.

We know that “Jab Suraj Jagan ne ‘I wanna grow up once again’ bola tha na, I felt it yaar!

A popular frame from the song’s video

6. “Mera falsafaa kandhe pe mera basta
Chala main jahaan le chala mujhe rasta”

A movie that celebrates life after college. Ye Jawani Hai Deewani starring the actors Deepika Padukone, Kali Koechlin, and Ranbir Kapoor, is one of the movies that I personally feel is the one, is quite realistic in its approach in portraying the lives of many new young adults. Indeed, as its name goes, that can be translated something like, This is Being Youth”Maddy” or This Youth is Crazy.

The evergreen tune of Ilahi is still each of us loves to tune in when going on a trip with colleagues or friends, or yuhi kabhi fursat mein (in leisure).

It is one of those songs which you cannot hold yourself back but sing along with it. Mohit Chauhan’s voice indeed could have been the only one to match the mood of the song, which is in a way nonchalant, motivating, and soothing. No doubt, it is the song that can never bore you!

Ranbir Kapoor’s still from Ilahi, Ye Jawani Hai Deewani

7. “Dhuaan Chhataa Khula Gagan Mera
Nayi Dagar Naya Safar Mera”

No way I could have missed out on this peppy song, again starring the actors Aamir Khan and Sharman Joshi, along with others.

A song which might be a bit broader in its lively view of life youngsters than Ilahi. This song cheers you up in a very poetic way. It is quite opposite to the songs like Give Me Some Sunshine. It is hope-filled; it motivates you to enjoy your struggle as a youth. A song which makes you feel the sunshine in the storms.

No doubt, “Rang De Basanti” has all the hit list, but this song stands out amongst all somehow, especially for new or complete grown-ups like me and you.

I realized right now, how somehow Aamir Khan has solely influenced and secured half of such wonderful movies apparently. Lol.

Poster of Rang De Basanti.

8. “Teri har ek buraai pe daante woh dost, gam ki ho dhoop to saaya banne tera woh dost”

As I have always reiterated old-old sayings in simple terms, human beings are social beings. We all need someone in this world to feel complete. Finding at least one friend in these billions of people who stay forever is what everyone wishes for. The above lyrics perfectly says it all.

Yes, the above lyrics are from Yaaro Dosti by KK. The song, the video, and the composition, how can one not fall inside the memories one spend with his/her friends. It is still one of the most cherished, even cliched (in a good way) songs in farewells, friendship day, and even amongst friends and lovers.

You know, some pieces of art once created, are not any more of the artist herself. This song is somewhat alike. Its listeners have kept it and made this song their own.

One of the edited pictures of Yaaro Dosti

9. “Ye jo pal hain ye na beete
Yoon hi main rahun”

One of the actors who have given several successful, and at the same time crazily popular after-teen, young-adult movies after Aamir Khan probably is Ranbir Kapoor.

No one cannot possibly ignore the movie Wake Up Sid when talking about the age and phase that come after eighteen or nineteen.

That feel when the exams are finally over forever but we all forget that exam called life continues until one dies. Kya Karoon from Wake Up Sid is a totally exceptional song that might not be our favorite, but its lyrics touch the spirit of each youth.

Again, who better than Mohit Chauhan to describe such a cool, lyrical, and poetic song.

An edited image around Kya Karoon

10. “Aane waali subah jaane rang kya laaye deewanee, 
Meri chaahat ko rakh lena jaise koi nishani”

Another, quite a traditionally sung song, which was written and sung in a romantic sense, depicting lovers in its music video, but again, listeners made this song, its vibes, and mood their own.

But, it happened somewhere else I believe. It turned out to be a friendship song when Abhijeet Sawant and all the other participants of Indian Idol Second sang this song together.

Indian Idol 2 Sings Pyaar Ke Pal together, to cherish forever memories they created during the show.

This song can never fade away and no doubt, whenever it plays in that moment of farewell and adios, even today, it never gives you a chance to not to cry. Pyaar Ke Pal is what we remember and cherish at last.

I have just sorted ten out of soo many, and the list keeps on expanding, as the music industry doesn’t stop, but keep on adding in more, not only in Hindi, but international, and regional voices as well!

Share your cherished Hindi songs about youth as a teenager or young adult in the comments below.

Ten All-Time (Hindi) Teenage or Youth Songs

2 thoughts on “Ten All-Time (Hindi) Teenage or Youth Songs

    1. Oh yes…An emotional, soft song by Mahalakshmi Iyer (female) and Hariharan (male) with again amazing, heartfelt lyrics. It is from the movie of the same name, Yaadein, starring Kareena Kapoor, Hritik Roshan, and Jackey Dada.

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