Lata Mangeshkar is an icon and a gift that India has. Mangeshkar has lent her voice to songs in almost every Indian language. Generations consider her to be one of the, if not the best singer in India. Lata Mangeshkar started her career in the forties and has since then become a benchmark and a yardstick for anyone looking for a break in Bollywood.

Here’s a list of the top Lata Mangeshkar Songs from the Nineties in Bollywood

  • Didi Tera Dewar Deewana (Hum Aapke Hai Koun… !) (1994)

Didi Tera Dewar Deewana is from Hum Aapke Hai Koun..!, the movie that reimagined family socials for the Indian audience. And that would be all the more difficult if Lata Mangeshkar and troupe hadn’t made a song and dance about it. There are several songs in this movie that are iconic, like Chocolate, Lime Juice and others. However, Didi Tera Dewar Deewana remains a firm favorite.

  • Mere Khwabon Main to Aaye (Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jaayenge) (1995)

The nineties saw two iconic movies release, Salman Khan’s Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! and Shah Rukh Khan’s Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jaayenge. These weren’t  the only ones, though. You had Darr, Deewana, the list is endless. But Mere Khwabon Mein Jo Aaye stands out because the song and the choreography introduced the concept of the ‘young girl in love’.

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  • Gori Hai Kalaiyaan (Aaj ka Arjun) (1990)

Gori Hai Kalaiyaan is from Aaj Ka Arjun, one of the man popcorn movies, which had some incredible songs. The song features Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Prada. Lata Mangeshkar is one of the few singers whose voice matched the rural character and the modern city girl – and all in one fell swoop.

  • Pyaar ko Ho Jaane Do (Dushman) 1998)

You’d be forgiven to think that Dushman is one of the recent releases. It’s not, it’s about two decades that Dushman hit theaters. But everything about this movie was new and fresh and would work in any decade, not just the nineties. Pyaar ko Ho Jaane Do is a soft, lilting melody that characterises a couple that’s still coming to terms with the fact that they might – just might – be able to fall in love all over again.

  • Oh Lootere (Lootere 1993)

Lootere was a smash hit, and a surprise one at that. The script was novel, the performances were typical nineties and there was action all over for an audience that knew good action sequences when they saw it. Lootere was one of the first films to concentrate heavily on the background music. And this song, when it played in the theaters, gave the audience goosebumps.

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