The greatest and most iconic Bollywood music numbers of the decade; a thread
Admittedly a lot of what Bollywood is into nowadays is bad remakes and nothing will beat the classics, but the decade still gave us some good hits. So here's a list of what I feel are some of the most beautiful (or just the most catchy, for some) songs released from 2010 to 2019:
1. cham cham - baaghi (2016)

- let's start out with what's probably one of the cutest and most fun songs ever shot in the rain
- so simple and sweet and with a little bit of narcisissm
- shraddha is the utmost adorable here
- nothing wrong with a little self love
2. kamli - dhoom 3 (2013)

- the time katrina kaif did THAT
- this was nothing short of impressive and awe inducing
- and to think her character was just auditioning for the circus
- katrina is both fitness goals and dancing goals
3. balam pichkari - yeh jawaani hai deewani (2013)

- the best holi song produced this decade
- maybe even THE best holi song ever
- I mean look at the COLORS
- makes us all want to have fun like this at least once in our lives
4. pani da rang - vicky donor (2012)

- the fact that ayushmann wrote and composed AND sang this is mindblowing
- his voice is AMAZING
- so sad and sweet and softly romantic
5. ainvayi ainvayi - band baaja baarat (2010)

- if i'm not mistaken this is ranveer's FIRST ever dance number
- and he's come such a long way since then
- a clown right from the beginning
- but also charismatic and fun
- anushka and him are great together onscreen
6. saree ke fall sa - r...rajkummar (2013)

- unpopular opinion I thought sonakshi and shahid were a good pair
- super silly song with silly lyrics and choreography
- but really catchy too
7. radha - student of the year (2012)

- this movie launched three stars
- and gave us songs like this
- hard to believe it was alia's, sid's and varun's first movie
- catchy with stunning visuals
- and rishi kapoor gay crushing on the coach
8. qaafirana - kedarnath (2018)

- this song has such an old-world charm to it
- so does the love story of the movie
- mukku and mansoor were every bit as innocent as the lyrics
- the sweet, quiet guy slowly falling in love with the outgoing girl is a cute trope
9. title song - prem ratan dhan payo (2015)

- no comment on the movie itself
- but this song is so visually appealing
- lavish sets and scenery
- sonam looks unrecognizable here
- the song is even cuter when you know the context behind it
10. noor e khuda - my name is khan (2010)

- this song
- this MOVIE
- one of the very best in recent years, and without a doubt srk's best this decade
- this song is so deeply melancholic yet moving
- a perfect representation of the entire film
- it's a masterpiece in every way
11. halkat jawani - heroine (2012)

- only kareena can appear on top of a sparkling bull and pull it off
- and perform an item song in her own film
- she was on fire here
12. tu jo mila - bajrangi bhaijaan (2015)

- the little girl in this movie stole all of our hearts
- and made us all cry in this song
- so heartfelt and heartwrenching
- anyone who doesn't feel something while listening to this doesn't have a soul
13. title song - dhadak (2018)

- the movie is a modern one yet this song makes it feel timeless
- the haunting melody was a perfect backdrop to madhu and parthavi's love story
- janhvi and ishaan were charming here
14. london thumakda - queen (2013)

- most wholesome mehndi ceremony ever
- also a more realistic film portrayal of punjabi weddings
- colorful and upbeat and happy
15. nagada sang dhol - goliyon ki rasleela ram-leela (2013)

- deepika's look and garba dance here was EVERYTHING
- she did ALL of that barefoot and in that heavy lengha and delivered!!!
- what a powerhouse performance
16. sheila ki jawani - tees maar khan (2010)

- katrina at her absolute hottest
- sheila is conceited af and has every right to be! we love a woman who knows what she's worth and knows she's too good for men
- I aspire to this level of self love someday
17. allah jaane - teri meri kahaani (2012)

- a small, underrated gem of a song
- shahid and priyanka looked really good together here
- those shots of priyanka swinging over the water... absolutely breathtaking
18. badri ki dulhania - badrinath ki dulhania (2017)

- another holi bop!
- everything from the colors to the choreography to the music itself is so fun and full of life
- it's almost impossible to not want to sing along to this
19. teri galliyan - ek villain (2014)

- where do I begin with this song
- have you ever listened to anything so hauntingly beautiful
- or seen a purer and more stunning display of love and devotion
- heart-stoppingly romantic and tragic at the same time
20. chammak challo -  (2011)

- that time akon sang a hindi song
- and NAILED it
- this movie was definitely something else
- but the song bangs
21. chikni chameli - agneepath (2012)

- THE item song of the decade
- and no one else could have pulled it off like katrina
- the expressions. the moves. the cultural impact
22. pinga - bajirao mastani (2015)

- two queens coming together to dance
- priyanka's expressions and her and deepika's performance were top notch
- visuals and cinematography were stunning
23. jiya re - jab tak hai jaan (2012)

- anushka being a ray of sunshine as always
- a vibrant and uplifting song featuring the beauty of kashmir and its people
- never fails to lift your spirits
24. ghar more pardesiya - kalank (2019)

- aesthetically beautiful cinematography with shreya's stunning vocals
- and legend madhuri dixit
- deserved a better movie
25. sun raha hai na tu (female version) - aashiqui 2 (2013)

- shraddha's sweet face combined with shreya's angelic vocals is perfection
- the male version is nice and all but this one wins
26. uff - bang bang (2014)

- a cute song that perfectly illustrates the feeling of falling in love
- proof that katrina can pull off the girl next door
27. teri meri - bodyguard (2011)

- overtly melodramatic and the movie was so silly
- but it's a good angsty song
- kareena looked so good here and some of the visuals are breathtaking
28. chammak challo chel chabeli - rowdy rathore (2012)

- playful and with a nice melody
- sonakshi has great screen presence and is so captivating here
29. punjabi wedding song - hasee toh phasee (2014)

- fun wedding song
- lives up to its name and is an absolute mood lifter
- parineeti and sid should really do more movies together
30. deewani mastani - bajirao mastani (2015)

- the costumes. the colors. the direction. the mandolin melody. deepika's grace. shreya's voice. all perfection.
- the set is apparently a museum now!!! what it deserves
- the golden gem of an outstanding film soundtrack
31. title song - ae dil hai mushkil (2016)

- say what you want about the film but its soundtrack was an agonizing work of art
- arijit singh really outdid himself
- this makes you feel all heartbroken for no damn reason
32. d se dance - humpty sharma ki dulhania (2014)

- an entertaining and beautifully shot party song
- varun is such a good dancer
- him and alia have great onscreen chemistry
33. zaalima - raees (2017)

- imagine someone being this insanely in love with you
- the most unconventional song title for a deeply romantic song
- this was such a good look on srk
- bollywood did not deserve mahira khan
34. main kaun hoon - secret superstar (2017)

- this was so powerful
- zaira wasim is one of the most talented young actresses I have ever witnessed on screen. her performance in this scene and movie was mindblowing
- an incredible film in every way
35. tum hi ho - aashiqui 2 (2013)

- THE love song of the 2010s
- possibly the most overplayed too but for good reason
- heartbreakingly romantic and one of arijit singh's best
- a modern day classic
36. bhagwan hai kahan re tu - pk (2014)

- who would've thought that a movie about an alien looking for god to help him find his spaceship would be so touching
- this montage of pk innocently trying to practice all of the religions to appeal to their deities was endearing
37. hawa hawa - mubarakan (2017)

- out of context this sounds just like every other song out there with a guy chasing a girl that doesn't want him
- but in the movie karan and sweety had been dating for two years so this is all just nonsensical fun
- and it's super catchy
38. o saki saki - batla house (2019)

- one of the rare examples of a remake that I think is better than the original
- great as far as item songs go
- nora fatehi outsold here
39. lahu munh lag gaya - goliyon ki raasleela ram-leela (2013)

- deepika and ranveer's first ever onscreen appearance together could not have been done more beautifully
- the unspoken dialogue between ram and leela with the red gulal... absolute genius
40. janam janam - dilwale (2015)

- iconic jodi plus beautiful song equals perfection
- the black, white and blue color scheme here was absolutely gorgeous
- srk and kajol remain the king and queen of slow dancing in the rain
41. banjaara - ek villain (2014)

- this movie's entire soundtrack was just the saddest and softest
- and this song just stomps on your heart
- you can really tell how pure guru's love for aisha was
42. yeh fitoor mera - fitoor (2016)

- this film in general has a criminally underrated soundtrack
- redhead katrina was gorgeous
- this song deserves more recognition!
43. aankh marey- simmba (2018)

- it may be just another remake
- but it's a fun remake
- sara ali khan looked great here
- I apologize in advance for karan johar's appearance
44. chingam chabake - gori tere pyaar mein (2013)

- one of kareena's best looks in my opinion
- she was so effortless here
- wish imran khan was still active
45. agar tum saath ho - tamasha (2015)

- a love song and a breakup song rolled in one
- this film wasn't for everyone
- but the scenes and song was beautiful
46. mera naam tu - zero (2018)

- the violins in the background really made this song
- the gulabi and yellow color scheme is mesmerizing and the cgi was really impressive
- one of the few good things about this movie
47. the disco song - student of the year (2012)

- remake of an 80s classic
- fun fact both little anjali and big anjali from kkhh are in this song
- I can only imagine how much it cost to shoot this
48. dhoom machale dhoom - dhoom 3 (2013)

- because no thread is complete without a version of dhoom machale
- this one was by far the hottest and y'all can thank katrina for that
49. gallan goodiyaan - dil dhadakne do (2015)

- can you believe this was all filmed in one take
- anil kapoor has no right to be so energetic at that age
- that time ranveer and priyanka played siblings right before playing a married couple in bajirao mastani in the same year
50. gerua - dilwale (2015)

- everything about this was just magical
- the music. the visuals. the setting. so pretty it all looks like cgi
- kajol looks otherworldly beautiful here
51. nainowale ne - padmaavat (2018)

- this has the most calming vibes
- deepika looks ethereal here
- wish it was actually featured in the film
52. nashe si chadh gayi - befikre (2016)

- hindi, punjabi and french all in one song
- vaani looked really hot here
- just the laid back kind of vibe I want in my life
53. ghagra - yeh jawaani hai deewani (2013)

- madhuri slays harder than actresses half her age
- seriously how does she do it?????
- this song is proof that actresses can romance younger men on screen
54. gulaabo - shaandaar (2015)

- one of the few gems in an otherwise mediocre movie
- this song was so different and unique in a good way and did more for body positivity than any other bollywood number
55. aithey aa - bharat (2019)

- I was not ready for curly haired katrina
- her hip work here was something else
- kumud was such a badass
56. manwa laage- happy new year (2014)

- this song is so cute
- deepika is adorable in yellow
- the flames appearing was an interesting touch
57. channa mereya - ae dil hai mushkil (2016)

- this song is so beautiful out of context
- one of the best of ranbir's career if not the actual best
- another one that deserved a better movie in my opinion
58. sawaar loon - lootera (2013)

- a quaint, cute little song
- this film showed that sonakshi can act
- a career best for her in my opinion and a hidden gem in ranveer's filmography
59. halka halka - fanney khan (2018)

- you wouldn't think that a relationship between a famous singer and the guy that accidentally helped kidnap her would look cute
- but somehow this movie did that
- aishwarya romancing younger guys on screen this decade, we love to see it
60. ghoomar - padmaavat (2018)

- the highlight of the film
- the production design alone is just insane
- how deepika manages to dance in skirts that look like they weigh a ton is beyond me
61. title song - bang bang (2014)

- the fact that hrithik and katrina haven't done more movies together is a crime
- the hotness really jumped out here
62. thug le - ladies vs. ricky bahl (2011)

- this song SLAPS
- the early 2010s party vibes it brings makes me nostalgic
- that dress really wasn't it but anushka somehow made it work
63. jabra - fan (2016)

- that time srk made a song about stan twitter
- only shah rukh khan could pull off a movie where he plays a fan of himself
64. title song - sanam re (2015)

- the only truly memorable part of that film
- a super sweet love song
65. abhi toh party shuru hui hai - khoobsurat (2014)

- didn't think I would add anything with badshah to this list but ehh why not
- appreciate this for the mindless party song that it is
- fawad khan you deserved so much better
66. title song - shuddh desi romance (2013)

- this song is both catchy and savage
- a great commentary on marriage and social norms in general
- parineeti and sushant deserve more recognition for this movie
67. ram chahe leela - goliyon ki rasleela ram-leela (2013)

- priyanka made her mark in ram leela with just this one appearance
- her allure here... unmatched
- one of the hottest item songs ever
68. kashmir main tu kanyakumari - channai express (2013)

- road trip songs are always great
- this one is especially cute because it highlights the difference between rahul's and meenamma's backgrounds yet how great their dynamic is together
69. kar gayi chull - kapoor and sons (2016)

- have another party bop
- one of the rare light moments in an otherwise sobering and grim movie
70. kaun hai woh - baahubali (2015)

- yes I know this isn't bollywood
- but it was distributed by dharma and also made such a monumental splash in indian cinema that it deserves a mention
- bollywood can learn a thing or ten from south indian films
71. sweety tera drama - bareilly ki barfi (2017)

- well, this is one way to flirt with the girl you like who is interested in the other guy because she thinks he's the author of the book that you actually wrote
- kriti's best role in my opinion
72. jai jai shivshankar - war (2019)

- when two powerhouse dancers come together you know it's going to be awesome
- hrithik and tiger both killed it here
- man if this doesn't get you pumped up
73. sun saathiya- abcd 2 (2015)

- shraddha stealing the show as always
- sis was throwing heavy hints with those lyrics
74. dum dum - band baaja baaraat (2010)

- ranveer really did snap in his debut
- hard to believe that this was his first film
- this song was everywhere when it came out
75. saans- jab tak hai jaan (2012)

- this song is so intense and very mature
- shreya did not hold back here at all and neither did the actors
76. mast magan - 2 states (2014)

- there's something really calming about this
- sweet and soulful but in a refreshing way
77. badtameez dil - yeh jawaani hai deewani (2013)

- everything from deepika's sari to ranbir's dancing is iconic
- it's impossible not to want to dance to this
- the entire film's soundtrack was just elite
78. khaabon ke parinday - zindagi na milegi dobara (2010)

- the most mellow thing you could listen to
- the shots here are breathtaking... zoya akhtar's direction was perfect
- perfect stress reliever
79. sweetheart - kedarnath (2018)

- the cutest of wedding songs
- mukku and mansoor really did deserve better
80. title track - kalank (2019)

- stunningly picturised with beautiful visuals
- the vocals are just gorgeous
- this soundtrack in general was too good for the film itself
81. fevicol se - dabangg (2012)

- this item song is not for kids
- kareena's appearance here was the only part of the film worth seeing
82. nazm nazm - bareilly ki barfi (2017)

- ayushmann is an amazing singer is there anything this man can't do
- the lyrics are so sweet imagine someone saying all this to you
83. dilli walli girlfriend - yeh jawaani hai deewani (2013)

- most of the movie soundtrack is already on this list so I'm just adding this one for the hell of it
- iconic
- not gonna lie deepika and ranbir really did something here
84. udi teri aankhon se - guzaarish (2010)

- aishwarya was extremely whitewashed in this film but was an absolute vision nonetheless
- a very underappreciated performance overall
85. baarish - half girlfriend (2017)

- rain songs were made for shraddha
- this is basically for everyone who's ever pined after their crush
86. hawayein - jab harry met sejal (2017)

- imtiaz ali's films are always so adept at portraying emotions, especially through their songs
- jhms is an example of this
- the film wasn't great but harry slowly falling for sejal was shown beautifully here
87. kala chashma - bar bar dekho (2016)

- another one of those fun nonsensical music numbers
- them all being in shades... a concept
- katrina and sid need to work together again
88. chitthiye - ek ladki ko dekha toh aisa laga (2019)

- this heartbreaking number following a girl being outed to her dad was the unsung gem of the year
- bollywood's first coming out story about a girl seeking her family's acceptance for loving another girl deserved more love
89. sadi gali - tanu weds manu (2011)

- you can never have too many punjabi wedding songs
- it's impossible to not get in the wedding mood with them
- kangana really shines in these roles
90. gun gun guna - agneepath (2012)

- you'd think a birthday song would feel out of place in the middle of a revenge action drama
- but this one was just so wholesome
91. radha - jab harry met sejal (2017)

- this lowkey makes you want to travel across europe with someone
- the jhms soundtrack was too pretty and completely wasted on the film
92. saiyaara - ek tha tiger (2012)

- boy if this song didn't make us all sad for a relationship we were never in
- the heartbreak vibes really hit
93. milegi milegi - stree (2018)

- only bollywood would end a horror flick with a music number
- although completely over the top it was a nice, relatively light hearted touch
94. malhari - bajirao mastani (2015)

- we all listened to this for the first time and were ready to go to war afterwards
- slb went all out here and ranveer did not hold back
95. one two three four - chennai express (2013)

- this has to be one of the most ridiculous songs to come out of the decade
- but it's so catchy none of y'all can keep it out of your heads so it belongs on the list
96. bismil- haider (2013)

- this perfectly encapsulated haider's descent into shakespearean chaos and insanity
- genius performance by shahid
97. kar har maidaan fateh - sanju (2018)

- love this song if for no reason other than manisha koirala's dazzling appearance as the legendary nargis
- a great, uplifting number
98. haanikaarak bapu - dangal (2016)

- mahavir training his daughters here was as cute as it was inspiring
- I hope little girls all over the world may someday have opportunities to fulfill their dreams like this
99. vande mataram - abcd 2 (2015)

- the indian stunners might not have won the competition but they won in this performance
- the poetic touch of the indian flag colors done in smoke... beautiful
- they deserved their country's pride
100. love you zindagi - dear zindagi (2016)

- sometimes we need a reminder of the important things in life, and also the beauty of it all
- this song is that perfect reminder
- love your zindagi guys, it's the only one you have
I think 100 is a good stopping point. sorry if I missed anyone's favorite songs but I hope you liked this thread. here's to a new decade of more great bollywood musical numbers
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