Top 16 Indian Songs That Became International Hits

Hello, friends today, I will tell you about some of the Best Bollywood songs which were internationally hit, these songs were liked all over the world. In today’s Internet time, no one knows when, who and for what reason, it goes viral. But not everyone is lucky. There are many songs in Bollywood which became international hits overnight. So today I am going to tell you about some Bollywood songs which were international hits.

So today I am going to tell you about some Bollywood songs which not only earned a name in India but also became international hits.

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1. Ichak Dana Bichak Dana

This is the song from the film Shree 420 which was released in 1955. In this film, we got to see Raj Kapoor and Nargis in the lead roles, and the song was sung by Lata Mangeshkar and Mukesh. Raj Kapoor was an actor whose fame was not only in his country but also in Russia and Other Countries, he did not lack fans. You can find out the popularity of this song by the fact that the Prime Minister of Israel sang this song in front of Narendra Modi. This song was so popular in Israel that a big singer from there sang this song again.

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2. Mera Joota Hai Japani

This song is also from the film Shree 420. This song was so popular in foreign countries that we also get to hear this song in Hollywood movie Gravity and Deadpool.

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3. Mundeya To Bach Ke Rahi

The song was sung by Panjabi MC and the song was released in 2002. The song was recorded in the UK and the song became a huge super hit at the international level. As soon as this song was released, it was included in the list of Top 20 in 15 countries. The song sold 10 million copies in 2002. In countries like Italy and Belgium, this song was number 1. And in Germany, this song was on the second number. In all these countries 1 lakh copies of this song were sold in two days.

4. I Am A Disco Dancer

This song is from the film Disco Dancer and Mithun Chakraborty danced in this song and This song was sung by Vijay Benedict. There was a time when this song made a splash all over India. And the popularity of this song was such that this song used to be on everybody’s tongue at that time. And this song was viral not only in India but also in foreign countries And its biggest reason was Mithun Chakravarti’s popularity in outside countries. In Russia, Mithun Chakraborty’s popularity was such that people used to go crazy for him. And Mithun Chakraborty was liked more than the rest of the Indian actors. The biggest example of this is that when a Russian politician came to India, Rajib Gandhi first introduced him to superstar Amitabh Bachchan, to which he said, “My wife only knows Raj Kapoor and my daughter only knows Mithun Chakraborty. This is an Indian song that has also received awards in China.

5. Jimmy Jimmy Jimmy Aaja

In Russia, people were crazy about the song and mostly performed it on Russian TV channels and shows there. Even today, this song is liked there. Apart from Russia, the cover version of this song has been sung in many different countries. 

6. Lollypop Lagelu

Now the song which I am going to tell about, has also achieved great fame at the international level. Whatever corner of the country or any wedding function or any function, this song is heard everywhere. The success that this song has achieved at the international level is unbelievable. Yes, this song by singer and actor Pawan Singh from Bihar not only got great fame in the country but in other countries too, this song was very much liked. Indian rapper and musician Honey Singh once said that Lollipop is a song that he wants to take to the international level. But this song is already a superhit song at the international level.

7. Tunak Tunak Tun

This song was sung by Daler Mehndi and this song was released in 1998. it is still considered a cult song. From Germany to Korea and Canada, the song rocked. In this song, the dance step performed by Daler Mehndi was followed by the people and gradually this song became famous all over the world. Actors Jackie Chan and Sonu Sood performed on this song during the promotion of Kung Fu Yoga film and that video became quite viral.

8. Awara Hoon

A black and white film Awara, released in 1951, starring Raj Kapoor in the lead role. The film had a song called Awara Hoon which was sung by Mukesh. This song was liked very much by people in Russia and I already told you what was the importance of Raj Kapoor in Russia. Actually, This song was copied from a Turkish song released in 1946. When Raj Kapoor went to Russia in 1970, a special screening of Awara film was held in his honor. There was such a craze for Raj Kapoor among the people there That when the special screening was over and Raj Kapoor sat in his car in the car parking lot, the people there picked him up along with the car. According to the 2013 BBC Poll, this song is the second-best Bollywood song ever.

9. Oruvan Oruvan Mudhalali

This song is from the film Muthu released in 1955, in which we saw Rajinikanth in the lead role. Apart from India, this song was very popular in many other countries as well. The way Raj Kapoor had popularity in Russia, similarly Rajinikanth had popularity in Japan. People of Japan know Rajnikant as the Dancing Maharaja. And Muthu film was so popular in Japan that the film grossed 200 million yen in Japan and the film ran in Japan for 182 days. This was mentioned by the former Prime Minister of India, Dr. Manmohan Singh in a speech given during his visit to Japan. This song of the film was so popular in Japan that this song was performed on TV shows and many stage shows.

10. Why This Kolaveri Di

This song sung by Dhanus became popular overnight, which is unbelievable. This song created its popularity among not only cable India but the whole world. The catchy lyrics and music of this song caught the attention of all the people. And this song was India’s first song which got 125 million views By that time, no other song had touched this figure. This song was ranked third on the global music list. And this song gave a tremendous competition to Lady Gaga. This song was considered the best song in CNN voting. You can also guess the popularity of this song from the fact that this song was used in a Coca-Cola advertisement in Turkey.

11. Jai Ho

Now we will talk about an Oscar-winning song from the movie Slumdog Millionaire and the song was Jai Ho. This song of A. R. Rahman was not only awarded the Oscar, but song also got Grammy Award. The American girl group The Pussy Cat Dolls made the English version of this song, featuring lead vocals from Nicole Scherzinger, and gave credit to A. R. Rahman in this song. In the English version, Jai Ho’s part was kept the same way as it was in the original song.

12. Jimiki Kamal

The song Jimiki Kamal rocked the entire Indian as soon as it was released. This not only made the Indians dance but also forced the foreigners to swing. In 2016, this song went viral and people from all over countries uploaded its cover version to YouTube and they were all liked. When American actor and TV host Jimmy Kimmel heard this song, he tweeted that he liked this song very much. Along with jimiki kamal USA, it became very popular in Europe. The song was sung by Vineeth Sreenivasan and Renjith Unni.

13. Urvashi Urvashi

This song is from the 1979 film Kadhalan which was very much a hit at that time. But its popularity increased manifold when its Hindi version dubbed was released. After that, the song was played in every disco, pub, marriage hall, and every corner of the country. The song made its place in the list of Most Popular Songs of All Time in Indian Movie History. And this song got much more popular in Australia and UK. In 2016, American hip hop artists and Singer Cody Wise recreate this song by the name It’s My Birthday. Which made it to the top of the chart in the UK. This song was also used in the 2016 Australia film Lion.

14. Manikya Malaraya Poovi

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15. Kaala chashma

Baar Baar Dekho’s Kala Chashma, originally a Punjabi track from the ’90s, was written by a Punjab police head constable & he earned Rs 11000 for it. The song was performed at a show in England, where it grew immensely popular. After the release of this song, everyone became crazy about this song and the dance shown in it. This song used to play everywhere. This song made its identity well in foreign countries too.

16. Chaiyya Chaiyya

“Chaiyya Chaiyya” is an Indian song from the 1998 Bollywood film Dil Se.., composed by A.R. Rahman, written by Gulzar, and sung by Sukhwinder Singh and Sapna Awasthi. It quickly became popular upon the film’s release, and its music video, directed by Mani Ratnam and starring Shah Rukh Khan and Malaika Arora, gained cult status. The song is predicated on Sufi music and Urdu poetry. The Tamil version is named “Thaiyya Thaiyya”, which was also popular among the Tamils. In 2002, the BBC World Service conducted a world poll to settle on the ten most popular songs of all time. Around 7000 songs were selected from everywhere around the globe. consistent with the BBC, people from 155 countries voted “Chaiyya Chaiyya” ninth within the top 10 songs. The lyrics of “Chaiyya Chaiyya” are supported by the Sufi folk song “Thaiyya Thaiyya” with lyrics by poet Bulleh Shah. Singer Sukhwinder Singh originally suggested the song to A.R. Rahman who was trying to find a Punjabi devotional song to incorporate on the soundtrack of Dil Se… Gulzar subsequently rewrote the lyrics and altered the name to “Chaiyya Chaiyya”. “Chaiyya Chaiyya” reached the highest of the charts in India and have become popular within the UK. “Chaiyya Chaiyya” became famous in Indonesia in 2011, after Norman Kamaru, a policeman from Gorontalo, Indonesia recorded himself lipsync-ing it and uploaded the video to YouTube. The name of the video is “Polisi Gorontalo Menggila”

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