Sonu Nigam is my favorite singer along with Kumar Sanu, Shaan, K.K and Udit Narayan. But for now I’ll write my selections of 20 best songs of Sonu Nigam. Sonu Nigam came first into notice when he sang for T-Series in Gulshan Kumar’s movie “Bewafa Sanam”. Then he stated hosting the show “Sa Re Ga Ma” on Zee T.V which made him popular like never be4. Unfortunately he left the show maybe becoz he wanted to do acting and this was a bad decision in my opinion. He and acting nah….he’s better singing. Neways let me not increase rvu lines and straightaway go to my selection: (as always numbers do not suggest order of songs. All are equally good)
1. Saathiya Saathiya- (Saathiya)
A great song with gr8 lyrics and sung excellently by Sonu Nigam. Rahman’s music and Sonu’s voice makes the song absolutely soulful to hear everytime.
2. Tanhayee- (Dil Chahta Hai)
This is my all time favorite. I just love this song like anything. I kept listening everytime and becoz of this my friends used to hate me for playing this song everytime. They even presented me an audio CD which consisted of only this song repeated on my birthday. A sad song with gr8 lyrics and sung right from the heart by Sonu with excellent picturisation as well.
3. Kal Ho na Ho- (Kal Ho Na ho)
If u had seen my profile then u will get the lyrics of this song. Excellent song by Sonu Nigam. Infact the sad version of KHNH is equally good to hear.
4. Satrangi Re- (Dil Se..)
My favorite track from my favorite movie. Although I didn’t really like the video. The sceneries were absolutely fantastic but SRK & Manisha I don’t think they suited to this song. He really stretched in a high pitch for this song.
5. Tu hawa hai fiza hai- (Fiza)
A great compilation from Annu Malik. Sonu really complimented Alka Yagnik in this song. Its soothing to hear at sitting alone at nites in an open sky.
6. Sab kuch bhula diya- (Hum Tumhare Hai Sanam)
U might not have heard this song or liked it. It’s a song from the movie HTHS starring SRK, Sallu and Madhuri. It comes when SRK is separated from his wife. Sonu has really sung this song well. I specially like Sonu Nigam when he sings sad songs becoz I think he really sings from heart
7. Suraj Hua Madham- (Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham)
The best song of K3G. Sonu and Alka combination had really made this song wonders. Excellent work by music director Sandesh Shandaliya compiling this beautiful romantic number.
8. Aasman Kehta hai rab se- (Mast)
Sandeep Chowta with a real different tune to this song. Sonu Nigam sings this song with utter relaxation I think. The way with which Sonu co-ordinates with the music is amazing.
9. Acha Sila Diya tune- (Bewafa Sanam)
Again a sad song and again sung extremely well by Sonu from Bewafa Sanam. This was his big break on the silver screen. This song made him popular in Bollywood at the times when the singing department was ruled by kings like Kumar Sanu, Udit Narayan etc.
10. Panchi Nadiyan- (Refugee)
A song from Refugee with beautiful http://lyrics. Excellent support to Sonu by Alka makes this song listen twice everytime u hear it. I must say singing chemistry between Sonu and Alka yagnik is gr8. They both have sung together some absolute classics
11.Ye bekhudi Deewangi tumhise- (Tumko Na Bhool Payenge)
An absolute romantic number. Reminds me of Bryan Adams Everything I do. This song has this great romantic feeling attached it and with Sonu’s voice it’s more good to hear.
12. Rehna hai tere dil mein- (Rehna hai tere dil mein)
One of the four title tracks of the movie and the best of all. A fast paced number with good music and good singing by both Kavita Krishnamurthy Subramaniam and Sonu Nigam
13.Khamoshiyan gun guna ne lagi- (One 2 ka 4)
Once again Sonu Nigam singing for SRK. Phew he sang more hit songs being picturised on SRK then any other actor in the film industry. This is also a romantic number sung duet with Lata Mangeshkar.
14.Yaar Mangiyasi- (Kaante)
This is my favorite and I think I love it more than any of these songs mentioned in my list. I don’t know why but I find a strange sad feeling attached to it which makes me like this song very much. It’s a fast paced sad Punjabi song although I don’t know Punjabi so I can’t make out the whole song but yes it is a sad song. Music Director Anand Raaj Anand has made a real gem.
15. Resham si hai ye hawaein sanam- (Mere Yaar ki Shaadi hai)
A soulful romantic number picturised on Jimmy Shergill and Sanjana, excellently sung by Sonu Nigam once again with Alka Yagnik and this time there is Udit Narayan to accompany Sonu Nigam too.
16. Yeh Dil- (Pardes)
This one’s a fast paced number with melodious lyrics when the hero tries to forget his love. Nice song to hear on high volume (& once again picturised on ShahRukh Khan).
17.Mera Rangde Basanti- (The Legend of Bhagat Singh)
The climax song and the best. The song starts of with Sonu Nigam and then good company is given to him by Manmohan Waris. A great patriotic song very good hear. The way in which Sonu and Manmohan stretch their voices is very nice to listen and not to mention excellent chorus and some great music by A.R.Rahman.
18.Zindagi Maut Na ban jaaye- (Sarfarosh)
This is a qawali type song from a gr8 movie Sarfarosh. I feel both the film as well as this song were unnoticed at many award functions so they didn’t get the appreciation they deserved. Jatin Lalit did a tremendous job composing this, the ghazal by Jagjit Singh (Hoshwalo ko Khabar kya) as well that fast number (Jo haal dilka…) and so did Sonu Nigam singing this song.
19.Kuch Kasme- (Aankhen-New)
Yet another romantic number by Sonu Nigam. This song was there in the movie. I think it was an added attraction but it is an awesome compilation.
20.Sandese aate hai- (Border)
How could I ever forget this song? Excellent song, excellent lyrics, excellent music and excellent singing by Sonu Nigam as well as Roop Kumar Rathod for an excellent movie.
Alrite so this concludes my list of 20 best songs of Sonu Nigam. There are many other songs that I wished to include in this list but the rvu title restricted me in doing so. Some of his pop albums too have melodious numbers.