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Readers' Pick: The 10 HAPPIEST Hindi songs

Last updated on: April 01, 2015 18:06 IST

Day not going so well? Here's a quick fix.

Bollywood has a song for every mood and every season.

So when we asked you, dear readers, to send in YOUR favourite HAPPIEST Hindi songs, you obliged in great numbers.

And the list is as fun as it could get -- the songs range from life-affirming to philosophical and straight out goofy.

Take a look.

Mera joota hai Japani, Shree 420

Image: Raj Kapoor in Shree 420

As the original goofball of Hindi cinema, Raj Kapoor's endearing turn in this happy song from his 1955 film remains ageless.


Senorita
, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara


Image: Farhan Akhtar, Abhay Deol and Hrithik Roshan in Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

On a life-changing road trip, three friends -- played by Farhan Akhtar, Abhay Deol and Hrithik Roshan -- have many a memorable moments in Zoya Akhtar's ZNMD.

This scene at a Spanish restaurant is one of the many that stand out, with their goofy song-and-dance routine.

A song so much fun, it'll instantly put you in a holiday mood.

Interestingly, the three actors have sung this song themselves!

 

Uthe sabke kadam, Baton Baton Mein

Image: Amol Palekar and  Ranjit Choudhary in Baton Baton Mein

This delightful song from Basu Chatterjee's slice-of-life film starring Tina Munim and Amil Palekar is much loved and frequently revisited by film lovers for its unassuming story and characters. 

 Who doesn't love a family that revels in singing together?

 

Title song, Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani 

Image: Shah Rukh Khan in Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani

No one does cheeky better than Shah Rukh Khan.

It may strike you as just a wee bit jingoistic and naive, it's a super fun number and a certified earworm.

 

Give Me Some Sunshine, 3 Idiots

Image: Aamir Khan in 3 Idiots

Aamir Khan is not far behind with his life-affirming gyaan for college-goers in Give Me Some Sunshine in 3 Idiots

This 3 Idiots ditty struck quite the chord with youngsters when the film released back in 2009.

Mein Zindagi Ka Saath Nibhata Chala Gaya, Hum Dono

Image: Dev Anand in Hum Dono

Dev Anand, lighting a cigarette while he reveals his secret mantra for life in the most stylishly nonchalant way possible, is stuff screen legends are made of.

Besides the song's poetic nature, it could be a how-to guide to living even in the modern age.


Pehla Nasha, Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar

Image: Aamir Khan in Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar

The 1990s kid will tell you how this was the go-to song every time they developed a crush in high school.

Watch this one, shot in picturesque locations, the most dreamy song sequence ever, will allay your doubts.

 

Title song, Gol Maal

Image: Amol Palekar in Gol Maal

Trust Gulzar to lend weight to even the most comically mundane musings on life.

This title track will have you smiling, just like the rest of this all-time classic comedy of errors directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee.

 

Itti Si Hansi, Barfi!

Image: Ileana D'Cruz, Ranbir Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra in Barfi!

Anurag Basu's heartwarming and award-winning Barfi! is elevated by its melodious soundtrack.

The Itti Si Hansi number, about small joys and simple lives, captures the film's essence quite beautifully.

 

Khaike Pan Banaraswala, Don

Image: Amitabh Bachchan in Don

How could a list be complete without the Big B and his memorably rambunctious turn in Don?

This massively popular number, foot-tapping to say the least and all-round fun, rounds off the happiest list.

Dear readers, you did us proud!

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