The Greatest Indian Pop Songs to Help You Learn Hindi

Ryan Gillett / © Culture Trip
Ryan Gillett / © Culture Trip
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13 June 2018

If you are looking for some help with learning Hindi, then singing along to some of the country’s favourite tunes may be your answer. We have rounded up seven of the greatest Hindi Indian pop songs to help you progress with your command over the language.

Made In India by Alisha Chinai

Alisha Chinai’s Made In India is fun, easy to sing along to and guaranteed to have you hooked. An overnight hit, this 1995 release is among a few evergreen pop hits that are still relevant and enjoyed today. Make sure to watch the super-entertaining video starring India’s forever sweetheart Milind Soman.

Lift Karadey by Adnan Sami

You are just one listen away from finding your ultimate anthem in singer Adnan Sami’s 2000 superhit Lift Karadey. With super relevant and hilarious lyrics, easy dance moves and starring popular Bollywood actor Govinda, this song is possibly the most fun way to learn Hindi.

Woh Chali Woh Chali by Bombay Vikings

1990s band through and through, Bombay Vikings gave India quite a few hits – mostly reworked versions of classic old-time songs – that are still unrivalled in the pop world. Woh Chali – their take on the Lata Mangeshkar classic Main Chali – is a fantastic song for beginner-level Hindi learners to strengthen their grasp of the language. With a mix of English and Hindi lyrics set to catchy beats, this song may soon become your favorite.

Maine Payal Hai Chhankai by Falguni Pathak

There can’t be a list of Hindi pop songs without a mention of Indian singer Falguni Pathak. This soft pop melody is easy to grasp on the Hindi part, but may test your singing skills a bit more than other songs on this list. You are however, guaranteed a lot of fun.

Tanha Dil by Shaan

He may be Bollywood’s most sought-after singer now, but we’re not quite over Shaan’s early 2000s pop tunes. Tanha Dil, the title track from his 2000 solo album is the slow, easy-to-sing-along-to and yet heart-wrenching pop song you need if you are looking to see how expressive the Hindi language is.

Ja Sakte Ho by Viva

India’s favourite early 2000s girl band gave us quite a few super-catchy tunes to hum along even a decade later, but Ja Sakte Ho may be your jam if you are looking for an easy-to-follow Viva song. Fierce and catchy, this song may also become your favourite if you have annoying exes with unresolved drama.

O Sanam by Lucky Ali

Lucky Ali’s O Sanam from his 1996 hit album Sunoh, is yet another pop classic that any Hindi learner will have fun singing along to. With a chorus that’s easy to learn, this ultimate romantic melody will help you pick up a lot of essential vocabulary.

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