Cham Cham Cham: Welcome Monsoon with These All Time Rain Hits

Monsoon is coming and so are we with monsoon playlist. Enjoy the best of Bollywood rain songs and get ready to welcome the rains with fun and dance!

By Neha Jha

Jul 1, 2017  Updated On : Jun 21, 2018

Monsoon is about to come and we can’t wait to put on some Bollywood rain songs and dance around. Oh! It is so much fun dancing in the rains with your favorite song playing in the background. This was the way we Indians welcomed rains.

Off late, Bollywood has had a dearth of rain songs. That’s kinda weird considering how it used to be Bollywood’s forte, rain songs, and its magic. No worries if it doesn’t come so often now. Bollywood has given us a list of some of the most magical rain songs ever.

So, what are you waiting for? Rains are here almost. Dance to these Bollywood rain numbers to your heart’s core.

Pyaar Hua Iqraar Hua (Shree 420) -

You are to go back to those days when rain meant to love in its truest, purest form. Sung by the legendary pair of Manna Dey & Lata Mangeshkar, the onscreen chemistry of Raj Kapoor & Nargis under one umbrella is impossible to erase from everyone’s conscience as it plays on a loop. Does it happen to you too? This one remains the best song of all time.

By the way, you can spot Rishi Kapoor, Ritu Kapoor and Randhir Kapoor in the song! Yes, the three kids in the raincoats right where they say, “Main Na rahungi, tum na rahoge, rahengi ye nishaaniyan.” Ah! Good, old love!

Tip Tip Barsa Paani (Mohra) -

Yeah, we know it brings memories and its hella sensuous! No one can beat Raveena Tandon when it comes to dancing in a saree in the rains, asking for the lover to come to her. Such feels, man!! And for us, the 90s kids, the song means more than that. It’s not just a rain song, but nostalgia as well. Sung by the romantic pair Udit Narayan & Alka Yagnik who have given many evergreen hits like Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai, etc. But, hang on, this song is sampled from the song: “Roll Down Di Rubber Man” by Dr. Alban released in 1992.

Ghanan Ghanan (Lagaan) -

This is a community kind of song which shows how important rains are to Indians, especially farmers. The song comes at a time when rains come to Bhuvan’s village after a severe drought. When it is AR Rahman, you can expect creativity and authenticity. The song has a breath of rising hopes with the perfect blend of the rich Indian Classical music to it, group-sung by Udit Narayan, Sukhwinder Singh, Alka Yagnik, Shankar Mahadevan & Shaan. You can’t get the same kinda ensemble singers nowadays. Those things make everything special, don’t they?

Barso Re (Guru) -

Sung by Shreya Ghoshal, the song is magical and can make one frolic around without a care in the world, much like Aishwarya does in the film. It’s a trendsetter for all the rain songs that represents the ‘Not A Care in the World’ feel! Another A.R Rahman masterpiece that’s as intriguing to watch as Aishwarya Rai dances her heart out on the screen!



But, hey did you know, there’s a scene in the song where Aishwarya is cycling, during the practice of the same, her skirt got caught in the bicycle chain & she smashed into a ‘No Parking’ board, which postponed the shoot for few hours & she was back to rock the world! An ultimate Badass, Girl!


Cham Cham (Baaghi) -


This rain song came after a long time and hence, it was received with much fanfare. Add to that the choreography and Shraddha-Tiger’s amazing moves. This one can just make you literally dance in the rains. The carefree vibe of Shraddha Kapoor & Tiger Shroff is infectious! We mean what more do you need if you’ve 2 annoyingly good-looking dancers such as these 2 around? But, hey did you know these 2 were also classmates in their childhood? See, now you know why they look so cute together? Coz, it’s all natural!



Bheegi Bheegi Raaton Mein (Ajnabee) -


The song is a cult classic and has been picturized on Rajesh Khanna and Mumtaz both of whom rocked the 70s together. It is sexy, sensuous and so much better than anything else. songs, back in the day, had so much more to give in terms of the lyrics, the beats, and the picturization. Sung by Kishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar, the song is still remade and recreated.



Koi Ladki Hai (Dil Toh Pagal Hai) -


Yes, as kids we loved the whole Chak Dhoom Dhoom thing. And of course, Madhuri Dixit and Shah Rukh Khan dancing together in the rain with a bunch of kids. The entire choreography by Saroj Khan is so you see the magic being created so well. By the way, do you know that Yash Chopra and the team had decided to feature this song in the music album first? But they changed their mind later and the title track became the first song to get featured.



Rimjhim Gire Sawan (Manzil) -


The song has been sung by both Kishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar. If you are someone who is a fan of sitting and enjoying the rains with a book and a cup of tea or coffee, this song is for you. People might have forgotten the film but they remember the song nevertheless. Why won’t they? It is the amazing RD Burman doing his magic and that is more than anything else! You won’t get such a song anywhere.



So now, we have given you the best songs there are in Bollywood related to rains. Don’t wait! Stock up your monsoon playlist and get set to drench yourself in the first monsoon showers.

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