Indipop was a defining moment of the 90s. It featured peppy songs by the melodious voices of Alisha, Sonu Nigam, Falguni Pathak, etc., along with awesome videos with handsome and beautiful actors that made you fall in love all over again! It was truly a romantic and mesmerizing era! What’s more, it revolutionized the music scene and created a niche which even superseded the popularity of Bollywood music.
Here are the best 90s Indipop Songs that still rule your heart and make you miss those good old days.
- Made in India by Alisha Chinai: This song is widely regarded as the one which heralded the beginning of the Indi pop explosion of the 90s. It was so popular that Chinai became an overnight star and offers started pouring in for her. The awesome song was complimented by mellifluous and rhythmic music as well as a great video featuring handsome hunk Milind Soman.
- Sanam by Lucky Ali: Ali, the man with that soothing voice, was the next big star of the Indian pop scene of the 90s. And probably there is no other bigger Indi pop star! This soulful debut song was a huge favorite with people of all age groups.
- Purani Jeans by Ali Haider: It is the song that was a rage with all, especially the boys, and became a youth anthem. The rhythmic and easy guitar beats along with the catchy tune and lyrics made it a favorite in no time.
- Gayi Hai Mohabbat by Shibani Kashyap and Aslam: There are many who watched TV and kept waiting only so that they hear this melodic song and the superb video.
- Dooba Dooba by Silk Route: Mohit Chauhan the lead singer of group is still singing melodies that touch our heart strings. No one can forget this mellifluous song with the soothing flute and the amazing underwater video that was his debut.
- O baby Don’t Break My Heart by Stereo Nation: Considered as being the founders of remix in India, this group was a big hit in the 90s. In addition to the song mentioned, their other big hits include ‘Nachenge Saari Raat Soniyo Ve’ and ‘O Carol,’ which can be heard on the air even today.
- Meri Chunnar Udd Udd Jaye by Falguni Pathak: The video of this song was quite unique as told a story and people were fascinated by it. It was the talk of the town for many months. It was the debut song of Pathak, the current dandiya queen, and the video featured Ayesha Takia.
- Maeri by Euphoria: The energy that flowed out of this group headed by Palash Sen had to be seen to be believed. The pulsating beats, background vocals, rock music, and the powerful voice of Palash made Euphoria one of the best Hindi rock bands in the country in the 90s.
- Sa Ni Dha Pa by Colonial Cousins: This group made up of the soulful Hariharan and the techno-dude Leslie Lewis was known for its unique mix of English and Hindi or Hinglish songs. Sa Ni Dha Pa was the first song people to hear and enjoy from the duo.
- Chupke Chupke by Pankaj Udhas: A slow romantic number starring a young and dashing John Abraham. A must have/add to your Pankaj Udhas collection.
- Sayonee by Junoon: This rock band from Pakistan offered a unique combination of Sufi and rock music and enthralled the Indian audiences. The excellent music and the powerful voice still thunders in our ears to this day.
- Piya Re Piya Re by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan: Everyone knows about the magic of the Ustad and the manner in which he mystically combined Punjabi folk, Qawalli, and Sufi music. He created magic with ‘Aafreen Aafreen,’ but many find this song to be one of his better works.
- Piya Basanti Re by Chitra and Ustad Sultan Khan: It is regarded as being one of the first classical numbers that was mixed in a pop tune. The sweet voice of Chitra and the throaty one of the Ustad made it quite romantic, lilting, and soulful.
- Deewaane Deewane Toh Deewane Hai by Shweta Shetty: This Indi pop song and video of the 90s offered a unique combination of the hot Shweta and the peppy number in her lilting voice. It was quite the fad to sing this song as a chorus at social events and gatherings.
- Tere Bin Jeena Nahi by Bali Brahmbhatt: A video featuring Anupama Verma and Bikram Saluja along with lyrical and romantic words and soothing music dipped in love! What more could one ask for!
- Others: There are so many other Indi pop songs of the 90s and so many other artists that touched the hearts of the young and the old. A few of them include the trend-setting Dil Dhadke by Baba Sehgal (which started the Indipop culture), Woh Kaun Thi by Jo Jo, Ab Mujhe Raat Din by Sonu Nigam, Saare Sapne Kagin Kho Gaye by Alka Yagnik, Janaam Samjha Karo by Asha Bhosle, Kya Surat Hai by Bombay Vikings, Tanha Dil by Shaan, Duniya by Raageshwari, Gori Naal Ishq Mitha by Bally Sagoo, Pari Hun Mai by Suneeta Rao, and Aankhon Mein Tera Hi Chehra by Aryans.