There are things which could not be forgotten, things which can never fade away. Music is one of them. It’s food for the soul and even more than that they relate us to memories. These memories become all the more special when it takes us back to our childhood days. You feel good and suddenly get nostalgic when you hear cult songs like lakdi ki kathi or chanda mama dur ke even today, don’t you? There are songs which can never fade but keep spreading its charm from generation to generation.
I have listed down 20 children songs of the past which still makes my kid jump to joy. 🙂
Play -Time Song: Lakdi Ki Kathi, Kathi Pe Ghoda
This song celebrates the spirit of childhood in the true sense. A song so innocent and simple yet powerful which is timeless and has been a popular number since its inception till date. It’s one of those perennial classics which top the list when we talk about kids.
Credit: Movie– Masoom (1983); Singer– Gauri Bapat, Gurpreet Kour and Vanita Mishra; Lyrics– Gulzar; Music Composer- R D Burman
Meal- Time Song: Chanda Mama Dur Ke
This song has been successfully transformed into a lullaby which is sure to make every kid go to sleep peacefully. It even made a mommy’s job less tiresome while feeding their little ones. This is one of those iconic children songs which was and will remain every mommy’s (and kids too) favorite.
Credit: Movie– Vachan(1955); Singer-Asha Bhosle; Lyrics– Sudhir; Music Composer– Prem Dhawan
The Birthday Song: Hum Bhi Agar Bacche Hote
It is the perfect birthday party song for both the kids and the grownups to enjoy. This song is amazing because it brings back so many memories and you couldn’t help but dance to the tune with your birthday hat.
Credit: Movie– Door Ki Awaaz (1964); Singer – Md. Rafi and Asha Bhosle; Lyrics– Shakeel Badayuni; Music Composer– Ravi
Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EM9pkTUQgvk
The Car song: Chakke Pe Chakka
Shammi Kapoor does a lot of multi tasking in this song- he sings, dances, entertain kids and drives them through the busiest roads in Mumbai encircled by the sea. A song you must have in you playlist when going out on a road trip with your little ones.
Credit: Movie– Brahmachari (1993); Singer-Md. Rafi; Lyrics– Hasrat Jaipuri and Shailendra; Music Composer– Shankar-Jaikishan
Love for Mummy-Daddy: Hai Na Bolo Bolo
“Mummy Ko Papa Se, Papa Ko Mummy Se Pyaar Hai…Pyaar Hai”, well the lyric says it all. Kids too can play cupid at times.
Credit: Movie– Andaz (1971); Singer Mohd. Rafi, Suman Kalyanpur and Sushma; Lyrics– Hasrat Jaipuri; Music Composer– Shankar Jaikishan
Chitchat With Grandma: Naani Teri Moorni Ko
Grandma’s, even today are prepared to listen to this song either with the little ones standing close to them or the little ones mommy’s sending a video of the same . It is one of those songs where a kid did playback for a kid rather than a female singer.
Credit: Movie– Masoom (1960); Singer– Ranu Mukherji; Lyrics– Shailendra; Music Composer- Hemant Kumar
The little patriots: Nanhe Munhe Bacche
It’s a classic which can never get old. Be it Republic Day or Independence Day, you are sure to listen to this song in full volume. The beat, the words, the music, everything in this song is so patriotic.
Credit: Movie– Boot Polish (1954); Singer: Mohd. Rafi and Asha Bhosle; Lyrics– Shailendra; Music Composer– Shankar Jaikishan
The Perfect Lullaby: Lalla Lalla Lori, Doodh ki Katori
Another popular lullaby of the 70’s which made its impact with its powerful vocals. This is one of those songs which every parent should know by heart.
Credit: Movie– Mukti (1977); Singer -Lata Mangeshkar and Mukesh; Lyrics– Anand Bakshi; Music Composer– R D Buman
The Train Song: Rail Gaadi, Rail Gaadi
You would be surprised to know that this song is one of the first RAP music produced in Bollywood. Once you listen to it you could not stop from admiring the man who sung it, the veteran Ashok Kumar. Nevertheless this song entertains you to the core.
Credit: Movie– Ashirwaad (1968); Singer – Ashok Kumar; Lyrics– Harindranath Chattopadhya ; Music Composer– Vasant Desai
The Mood-Lifter Song: Cheel Cheel Cheelake
This song can never let you down with its tongue twisting lyrics. From the movie Half Ticket, it’s one of those entertaining songs which can lift up your mood any time.
Credit: Movie– Half Ticket (1962); Singer – Kishore Kumar; Lyrics– Shailendra ; Music Composer– Salil Choudhary
The conciliation song: Dadi Amma Daadi Amma Maan Jao
Grandma is angry? Then one should definitely try this song to soothe her; it really works. This song shows how the little ones are able to make the toughest of the heart melt with their innocence.
Credit: Movie– Gharana (1961); Singer – Asha Bhosle and Kamal Barot; Lyrics– Shakeel Badayuni ; Music Composer– Ravi
Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ueJRRmVCBiI
The Appu Raja Song: Chal Chal Chal Mere Haathi,O Mere Sathi
Not only kids but also those young at heart would love to sit and watch those elephants do wonderful stunts in the song.
Credit: Movie– Haathi Mere Saathi (1971); Singer– Kishore Kumar; Lyrics– Anand Bakshi; Music Composer– Laxmikant Pyarelal
The Riddle Song: Eechak Dana Beechak Dana
A perfect food for thought, this song beautifully captures the rustic environment and how riddles were used to ignite those young minds in the 1950’s.
Credit: Movie– Shree 420 (1955); Singer-Lata Mangeshkar; Lyrics– Hasrat Jaipuri; Music Composer– Shankar Jaikaishan
The Fun Song: Hawaa Hawaai
Ok, there aren’t any kids in this song but this still remains one of their favorites. The music video is fun to watch and the eclectic use of instruments makes it catchy too.
Credit: Movie– Mr. India (1987); Singer-Kavita; Lyrics– Javed Akhtar; Music Composer- Laxmikant –Pyarelal
The Picnic-Song: Yuhi Kat Jayega Safar
One of the perfect picnic songs of the 90’s which became an instant hit. The music video is fun and energetic showing all kinds of activities which a kid desires to do on a day out.
Credit: Movie– Hum Hain Raahi Pyaar Ke (1993); Singer-Kumar Sanu and Alka Yagnik; Lyrics– Sameer; Music Composer– Nadeem-Shravan
The Sibling Song: Phoolan Ka Taaraon Ka
It’s a sweet song, just to let your sister know how much you love her. Any age group can relate to this song.
Credit: Movie– Hare Rama Hare Krishna (1972); Singer-Lata Mangeshkar; Lyrics– Anand Bakshi; Music Composer– R D Burman
The Tongue-Twister Song: Chanda Chamke Cham Cham
Kids love tongue twisters, no doubt about it. Half of the childhood is spent trying a few of them which we still can’t get it right. This twisting song is sure to twist you tongue. Do try singing it.
Credit: Movie– Fanaa(1961); Singer – Babul Supriyo, Mahalaxmi Iyer, Aamir Khan, Kajol; Lyrics– Prasoon Joshi ; Music Composer– Jatin-Lalit
Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JCszwP5tl8
The Kids Anthem: Bacche Mann Ke Sacche
This song truly portrays a child; tells us how pure they are and why are they so special.
Credit: Movie- Do Kaliyaan(1968); Singer – Lata Mangeshkar; Lyrics– Sahir Ludhianvi ; Music Composer- Ravi
The Animated Song: Ta Ra Rum Pum
This song had kids dancing to its tune with their favorite animated characters. It is one of those songs in Bollywood which was executed by Walt Disney Studios.
Credit: Movie– Ta Ra Rum Pum (2007); Singer – Shaan, Mahalakshmi Iyer, Sneha Suresh & Shravan Suresh; Lyrics– Javed Akhtar ; Music Composer– Vishal-Shekhar
The Dance Song: Bum Bum Bole
It’s the latest Bollywood hit with the kids. They just love the song and like to groove with the music.
Credit: Movie– Taare Zameen Par (2007); Singer – Shaan, Aamir Khan; Lyrics– Prasoon Joshi ; Music Composer– Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy
We are sure there are a lot more songs which are not there in the above list. Do share them in the comment section below. It’s your turn now. Turn on your thinking cap!