Off late, Bollywood music has been quite depressing in terms of lyrics. What with songs like Sheila ki jawani and Munnis badnaami topping the charts in Bollywood. These songs became the selling points of their films but really lowered the bar as far as lyrics are concerned. 

But all is not lost when it comes to Bollywood music. Our lyricists haven't completely disappointed us. There have been many songs in the past 6 years that we still cherish and listen to on repeat. Songs that are still close to our hearts and have soothed us in times of need. Rockstar, for instance, is one movie whose music was stellar and we still play it on loop.  

Similarly, there have been many more such songs with really soulful and meaningful lyrics that reinstate our belief that there's much more to Bollywood music than just Munnis and Sheilas. 

Here are 20 such soulful Bollywood songs that speak directly to our souls:

 

1. Pashmina 

Movie: Fitoor (2016)     

Lyrics: Swanand Kirkire

Watch the full song here.

2. Nadaan Parindey 

Movie: Rockstar (2011)

Lyrics: Irshad Kamil

Watch the full song here

3. Khwabon Ke Parindey 

Movie: Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011)

Lyrics: Javed Akhtar

Watch the full song here.

 

4. Nain Parindey 

Movie: Lafangey Parindey (2010)

Lyrics: Swanand Kirkire

Watch the full song here

5. Aayat 

Movie: Bajirao Mastani (2015)

Lyrics: A.M. Turaz

Watch the full song here

6. Iktara 

Movie: Wake Up Sid (2009)

Lyrics: Javed Akhtar

Watch the full song here.

7. Phir Le Aaya Dil 

Movie: Barfi (2012)

Lyrics: Sayeed Quadri

Watch the full song here. 

8. Sham 

Movie: Aisha (2010)

Lyrics: Javed Akhtar

Watch the full song here.

9. Hairat

Movie: Anjaana Anjaani (2010)

Lyrics: Vishal Dadlani

Watch the full song here.

10. Saibo 

Movie: Shor In The City (2010)

Lyrics: Sameer Anjaan, Priya Panchal

Watch the full song here.

11. Sawaar Loon

Movie: Lootera (2013)

Lyrics: Amitabh Bhattacharya

Watch the full song here.

12. Khul Kabhi

Movie: Haider (2014)

Lyrics: Gulzar

Watch the full song here.

13. Tum Ho

Movie: Rockstar (2011)

Lyrics: Irshad Kamil

Watch the full song here.

14. Kabira

Movie: Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013)

Lyrics: Amitabh Bhattacharya

Watch the full song here.

15. Raabta

Movie: Agent Vinod (2012)

Lyrics: Amitabh Bhattacharya

Watch the full song here.

16. Tu Kisi Rail Si

Movie: Masaan (2015)

Lyrics: Varun Grover

Watch the full song here

17. Patakha Guddi

Movie: Highway (2014)

Lyrics: Irshad Kamil

Watch the full song here. 

18. Madno

Movie: Lamhaa (2010)

Lyrics: Sayeed Qadri

Watch the full song here

19. Moh Moh Ke Dhaage 

Movie: Dum Laga Ke Haisha (2015)

Lyrics: Varun Grover

Watch the full song here.

20. Sapna Jahan

Movie: Brothers (2015)

Lyrics: Amitabh Bhattacharya

Watch the full song here

  

Thank you for keeping our faith in Bollywood music alive!

Design Credits: Nishant Patel