Monsoons are here and our happiness knows no bounds. Even those make faces and complain about inconvenience, you gotta admit people, even you like that cool respite from that scorching heat and humidity. And with monsoons, it’s also holiday season and time to set off on amazing road trips all over the country to enjoy nature in all its glory. And what’s a road trip without Bollywood masala to spice it up? Here’s a playlist we made just for that perfect monsoon road trip and we promise it will get you jiving in no time!
1. Tip Tip Barsa Paani: Mohra (1994)
All-time monsoon favourite, this song is a mixture of iconic and high levels of discomfort and shifting in one’s own seat not knowing where to look or what to do with our hands. 90s people, you know what I’m talking about. But you gotta admit, the song is foot-tapping as hell.
For whatever reasons, it remains a classic and on the road trip, you won’t have to see the near possessed Raveena Tandon and a clueless Akshay Kumar drenched in fake rain. Win-win?
2. Pyaar Hua Ikraar Hua: Shree 420
This is as ICONIC as it gets, the gorgeous Nargis and Raj Kapoor sharing an umbrella as they walk in heavy rain. Desires, restrictions and the rain all tangled under one umbrella, it is probably the best song to showcase the tussle between love and having to hold back because of societal morals that will not treat you like an adult even when you’re 50.
If you’re in love, or just broke up, the song will resonate with all and in the monsoons, it will have that added rainy effect on you too. Must add to your playlist.
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3. Rim Jim Gire Saawan: Manzil
Perhaps the best song to listen to in Mumbai rains with the entire song sequence being shot LIVE during the Mumbai monsoons. Beloved actor Amitabh Bachan and the vivacious Mousami Chatterjee take a stroll along the drenched streets of Mumbai and their energy is infectious! The song will have a similar impact on you as well, hurtling towards your destination in the rain.
4. Bheegi Bheegi Raaton Mein by Adnan Sami
No road trip, no monsoon, no anything is complete without this old ass song that lives on in everybody’s hearts still. It will bring up those college or school memories, that first love, that first heartbreak you ever experienced. Trust me, Adnan’s melodious and voice with that rain pattering against your window and your friends singing along. * Tear Jerker Max*.
5. Safarnama: Tamasha
Gorgeous international AND domestic locations, a suave Ranbir Kapoor and the stunning Deepika go on a road trip of their own in the course of this movie and boy, is it GOALS MAX. The stunning locations of Corsica, the quiet towns of Shimla too and the hauntingly beautiful voice of Lucky Ali piercing your soul in the most calming manner. This one is it for ALL road trips.
6. Kuch Kuch Hota Hai Title Track
Evergreen song coming up, the movie might be passe, the clothes cringeworthy but Rahul and Anjali ka Pyaar amar hai and this song will feature in your road trip because you will definitely have that one friend crazy about King Khan dying to play this song. So just buckle up and listen to this oaky? It’s very sweet and you know you’re gonna hum along like it or not.
7. Pani Da Rang: Vicky Donor
Soul stirrer much? We say YAS. Ayushman Khurana’s voice and the guitar strings will totes tug at the strings of your heart. If bae is along, time for some cheesy PDA too while you give the steering to your single friends cursing their luck. Pair it with a hot cuppa tea you will find somewhere on a highway and the word is DIVINE. You can thank us later.
8. Bade Ache Laggte Hain: Balika Badhu
More romance coming up people. But like we guarantee all your friends will love this song soon as it belts out of your speaker. It’s perfect to go with the rain outside, the cool breeze if let the windows down just a little bit. It might be a little slow but it’s worth a place on this playlist. * Sugar Max*
9. Hum Jo Chalne Lage: Jab We Met
Is this the best road trip song ever or what?! A cute af, chocolate boy Shahid Kapoor (major missing), vivacious Kareena and this journey nobody ever wants to reach the destinations of. Great music, poetry for lyrics, your best buds with you, it’s our favourite pick for any road trip. What do you think?
10. Dil Chahta Hai Title Track
You knew this was coming! How could we not add this ICONIC song to a road trip Bollywood playlist? All our road trips songs and dreams started with this song and it only makes sense that the playlist end with this awesome, quirky, foot tapping number that will have all your friends up and active and full of energy for the journey ahead and all the fun that awaits at the other end of the road trip!
So are we missing any classics that you can’t do without? Do tell us in the comments below and we’ll be sure to play them on our road trips people. Have a good one and always be safe, the roads and clarity will be wet and low respectively so drive slowly and carefully. Enjoy the cool rains as much as you can before the monsoon goes away for another long year! And there’s a surprise, we got a killer BONUS TRACK for you all.
Couldn’t leave this gem from the movie Guru out with the amazing dance sequence of Aishwarya Rai looking gorgeous as ever of course. Baarish ho aur ye gana na bajae? Not happening! Happy monsoon people and we hope you have a great experience on your road trip too.