Dost Dost Na Raha – Sangam
The song fits so well into the movie Sangam depicting the helpless condition of Sundar played by Raj Kapoor, whose best friend and wife are found to be in a relationship. In one stroke, he has lost the friendship and love as well. The track picturized on Raj Kapoor , Vyjayanthimala and Rajendra Kumar is a very popular heart-break number from the Eastman color era. Mukesh’s redition was flawless.
Sheesha Ho Ya Dil Ho – Aasha
Reena Roy plays a singer named Aasha who falls in love with Deepak (Jeetendra), but he gets married to Mala (Rameshwari). Deepak dies in an accident on learning which, Mala commits a suicide. However Deepak survives and Aasha regains her lost love. Just before Deepak is about to get married to Aasha, Mala resurfaces and Aasha loses her love once again. Sung by Lata Mangeshkar and composed by Laxmikant Pyarelal, makes a beautiful analogy between a glass piece and heart that they both will eventually break. Anand Bakshi is a legend.
Jag Soona – Om Shanti Om
When the castle you have built for the love is crushed into pieces, a song like Jag Soona is born. The song from Om Shanti Om depicts the demolished dream of Om (Shah Rukh Khan), when he learns that Shanti (Deepika Padukone) is already married. Rendered impeccably by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and music by Vishal Shekar, Jag Soona is one of the popular heart-break songs in recent times. Shahrukh’s expressions of pain through his eyes get the best presentation deserved for the song.
Jaa Sanam – Naa Tum Jaano Na Hum
“Main Itni Door Chala Jaaunga, Tujhe Yaad Bhi Naa Aaunga. Ye Baat Hai Aur Janam Ke.. Tujhe bhul na main paunga”- A simple yet amazing lyrics by Anand Bakshi with a soulful composition by Rajesh Roshan had made this track a memorable one despite the movie becoming a disaster. The singing of Kamaal Khan and Sneha Pant brought in the right emotion to the characters played by Hrithik Roshan and Esha Deol.
Sach Keh Raha Hai – Rehna Hai Tere Dil Mein
K.K is indeed a heart-break song specialist. Composed by the Tamil music director Harris Jayaraj, the song had Madhavan lips-syncing with the moist eyes – “Ek din use bhula Doonga Main, Uski nisha mitha doonga main”. This was a perfect combination of the work foreground and background. The song still remains to be the most popular, when one’s in the phase of trying to forget the loved one who deserted them.
Acha Sila – Bewafa Sanam
The song that made Sonu Nigam the star was this heart-break song from Sanam Bewafaa. The song deals more with the self-pity part of a heart-break, which Sonu pulled it off very easily and effectively. The video of the song is next to unbearable with the intolerable performance by Krishna Kumar (Gulshan Kumar’s brother), but the audio is a gem.
Tujhe Yaad Na Meri Aayi – Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
This time, an Anjali is on the receiving end of heart-break. In Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Rahul (Shah Rukh Khan) comes running and says “I really love you” (a pause for 5 seconds) “I hope..main usko yeh sab kehepaun”. The love Anjali expected back is totally doomed now and this painful scene is followed by the song reflecting the pain of unrequited love experienced by a girl. Jatin-Lalit could create any mood so well.
Tum Dil Ki Dhadkan – Dhadkan
The obsessed lover Dev (Suniel Shetty) doesn’t stop loving Anjali (Shilpa Shetty) even after she is hitched to Ram (Akshay Kumar). Dev is heart-broken but the adamant lover in him is still in the hope that she will come back to his life. The Kumar Sanu version of “Tum Dil Ki” comes before the climax, when Dev is all hopeful about Anjali, but the viewer is heart-broken foreseeing that Dev is going to be left all alone again.
Jiye Toh Jiye – Saajan
One of the best triangular love stories that had come in Bollywood was Saajan, and this wonderful song comes after the truth is unveiled that Sagar is none other than Aman. While Kumar Sanu sang for Sanju Baba, Anuradha Paudwal and S.P.Balasubramaniam gave their voices for Madhuri and Salman . Nadeem-Shravan’s music is phenomenal not just for this track but the entire album, and so is Sameer’s lyrics.
Dil Mera Churaya kyun – Akele Hum Akele Tum
One of the best outputs from Anu Malik is this sad song from Akele Hum Akele Tum which starts with his own voice, and later taken over by Kumar Sanu. Of course Anu comes intermittently echoing Why did go away…away…away. Dil Mera is a soulful melody picturized on the heart-broken Aamir Khan recalling his moments with Manisha Koirala.
Tadap Tadap – Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam
Who can forget this heart-wrenching track by K.K? Sanjay Leela Bhansali together with Ismail Durbar and Mehboob created a song that touched millions of hearts. The song appears twice, the first being the separation of Nandini (Aishwarya) and Sameer (Salman), where she slits her wrist and the blood diffusing in the pool of water. It comes again during the climax, when Nanidni meets Sameer, to break his heart for the second time. A song that will make one’s eyes moist.
Bhula Dena Mujhe – Aashiqui2
This soul shaking song of separation from Aashiqui2 makes one cry. A sure shot lyrical rendition of what pain one must endure while parting ways with the beloved – perhaps this is what makes Aashiqui 2 one of the latest chart busters in soulful music.