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Top AR. Rahman Hit Songs

He is a true legend of the Indian Music Industry. All of A R Rahman songs are so mesmerizing, that choosing just some of them for this list was a difficult task! Nevertheless, here's some of his best music that I felt just had to be mentioned. Feel free to add to your favourite songs by this musical maestro.

Tu Hi Re

A cult classic from the movie Bombay. Considered A R Rahman's one of the best creation ever.

Chaiyya Chaiyya

"Chaiyya Chaiyya" is an Urdu-language Indian song from the 1998 Hindi film Dil Se.. directed by Mani Ratnam. The song was composed by A.R. Rahman, written by Gulzar, and sung by Sukhwinder Singh and Sapna Awasthi. It quickly became popular upon release and its music video gained the same status, partly because it was filmed on a moving train.

In 2002, ‏the BBC World Service conducted an international poll to choose the ten most popular songs of all time. Around 7000 songs were selected from all over the world. According to the BBC, people from 155 countries voted "Chaiyya Chaiyya" ninth in the top 10 songs.

Barso Re

Barso Re is a song from the 2007 Indian Hindi biographical film Guru, directed by Mani Ratnam. The song was composed by A. R. Rahman with lyrics provided by Gulzar and sung by Shreya Ghoshal, featuring Uday Mazumdar. The song was well received, with Shreya Ghoshal receiving many accolades.


Tum Ho

Tum Ho

Another mesmerising song from the movie Rockstar.

Taal Se Taal

The soundtrack made the list of "Greatest Bollywood Soundtracks of All Time", as compiled by Planet Bollywood. Rahman made a clean sweep of all the music awards that year except the National Film Award for Best Music Direction which went to Ismail Darbar for Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam.


This song is a very melodious song from the movie of same name. This describes about the colors of nature and love in a beautiful manner. Listening this song make us fresh and happy.

Kabhi Neem Neem

Romantic song from super hit movie Yuva (2004) picturised on Abhishek Bachchan, Rani Mukerji.


Jai Ho

Jai Ho

"Jai Ho" is a song composed by A. R. Rahman, who won an Oscar for the song. The song features vocals from Sukhvinder Singh, Mahalaxmi Iyer and Vijay Prakash in Hindi, Urdu and Punjabi. Indian singer Tanvi Shah wrote and provided vocals for a Spanish section of the song.


Another awesome song from the movie Raanjhana.

Chanda Re

*This song again brought Hariharan and A R Rahman's co-work together. One again a classic piece of work. *

Khwaja Mere Khwaja

Another awesome song from the movie Jodha Akbar.




A beautiful song from the movie Ekk Deewana Tha.

Radha Kaise Na Jale

One of the most melodious song from the movie Lagaan.

Yun Hi Chala Chala

An awesome song from an awesome movie Swades.




This song became every young man's dream song. Its majestic lyrics and music made it a cult classic.


A great song from a great movie Jodha Akhbar.


A beautiful song from the movie Ghajini.


Beautiful song from the movie with same name.

Maahi Ve

An awesome song from the movie Highway.

Tu Muskura

An awesome romantic song from the movie Yuvvraj.

Dil Se Re

"Dil Se Re" is a critically acclaimed song from the movie Dil Se.., composed by A. R. Rahman, lyrics penned by Gulzar and sung by A. R. Rahman, Anuradha Sriram and Anupama in chorus. It was a chart topper of the year 1998 and this song's lyrics is said to be one of the finest and predominantly in Urdu. Its picturisation too got noticed. The song has now achieved a cult status.

If I Rise

"If I Rise" is a song performed by A. R. Rahman and Dido, composed by A. R. Rahman, with lyrics by Dido and Rollo Armstrong. The song featured as the main theme for the Danny Boyle film 127 Hours.

The song won numerous awards including Broadcast Film Critics Association Award and Denver Film Critics Society Award. It was also nominated for Best Song Award at the Academy Awards and World Soundtrack Awards.


Tum Tak

Tum Tak

Another awesome song from the movie Raanjhana.

Chhoti Si Asha

His one of the best creation ever from the movie Roja.
Songs of this movie has been selected in top 10 all time sondtrack by TIME's magazine.

Sadda Haq

The song features vocals by Mohit Chauhan and additional vocals by Clinton Cerejo, Arpit Gupta(Playback Singer) and the song also features Orianthi, as a guitarist.

Sadda Haq has a powerful set of lyrics with a rebellious tone. The hook, 'Sadda haq aithe rakh' repeated many times throughout the song is in Punjabi language.