Himesh Reshammiya is most successful with Salman Khan movies. In fact he started his Bollywood career in 1998 composing the popular romantic track – “Odh Li Chunariya” for Salman Khan’s movie – Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya and the movie also included one more hit track “Tum Par Hum Hai Atke Yaara” composed by Himesh Reshammiya. Both these songs were pictured on beautiful Kajol and handsome Salman.
After composing singles for Salman movies, Hello Brother and Bandhan, he turned a full-fledged music director with Salman Khan’s movie, Dulhan Hum Le Jayenge in 2000. Same year he also composed songs for Salman’s Kahin Pyaar Na Ho Jaaye, and since then he has composed countless songs for Salman movies. Two of his projects in pipeline – Dabangg 3 and Kick 2 are Salman movies. Definitely Salman Khan has been benefitted by songs composed by Himesh. Check the list to know the most popular songs of Salman composed by Himesh Reshammiya.
1. Odh Li Chunariya of Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya – Let me start off the list with Himesh’s first Bollywood composition. Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya included two songs pictured on the lead pair composed by Himesh. Odh Li was one of the biggest romantic hits of the year. The song was sung by Kumar Sanu and Alka Yagnik. Since ‘Chunari’ song proved lucky to him, he used to include one Chunari song in all albums during his early days, and those tracks proved to be wonderful too. Teri Chunariya of Hello Brother, Tere Pallu Sarka of Dulhan Hum Le Jayenge and Odhni of Tere Naam are a few instants.
2. Teri Chunariya of Hello Brother – Hello Brother was his third association with Salman Khan, and similar to his debut song, this ‘Chunariya’ duet song too became extremely popular. This duet too was sung by Alka Yagnik and Kumar Sanu, and pictured on Rani Mukerji and Salman Khan. It was for the first time Rani worked with Salman Khan, and after that they worked together in a series of movies.
3. Hai Na Bolo of Dulhan Hum Le Jayenge– Himesh Reshammiya turned a full-fledged music director with this Salman Khan movie. All the songs were chartbusters, and not easy to choose one or two songs. This song appears in the film’s climax. Though short, this melodious song sung by Alka Yagnik and Kumar Sanu is lovely. He used this popular pair to sing his duets during early days.
4. Pyar Dilon Ka Mela of Dulhan Hum Le Jayenge – Year 2000 also witnessed the rise of Sonu Nigam as the leading playback singer of Bollywood, and this duet aside Alka Yagnik was one of his early hits during his new phase of career.
5. Tera Pallu of Dulhan Hum Le Jayenge – All the songs of the movie are melodious, and it’s better to choose the album as a whole. This lovely composition was sung by Sonu Nigam and Alka Yagnik, and lovely pictured too.
6. Title track of Kahi Pyar Na Ho Jaaye– Second top album in a row, all the songs were at the top. This title track is extremely popular. The song had two versions in the music album, and both versions were combined together to a single song in the movie.
7. Pardesi of Kahi Pyar Na Ho Jaaye – The song had two versions, and the song is so lovely to hear, and my personal favourite too. The duet version is sung by Alka Yagnik and Sonu Nigam, while the solo version by Sonu Nigam.
8. O Priya O Priya of Kahi Pyar Na Ho Jaaye– All the songs are extremely good and different to make a choice. This beautiful song included almost all the leading actors of the movie. The fast track – Sawariya Re O Sawariya is also a wonderful track.
9. Tumse Milna of Tere Naam– Definitely Tere Naam is the best album of Salman-Himesh combination. Its songs played a major role in the super success of the film too. Similar to previous records such as Kahi Pyar Na Ho Jaaye andDulhan Hum Le Jayenge, all songs were chartbusters and the movie also established Himesh as a leading composer of Bollywood. The song was sung by Udit Narayan and Alka Yagnik.
10. Odni of Tere Naam– Odni was the most popular song of the album, and was sung by Udit Narayan and Alka Yagnik.
11. Bindiya Chamakne Lagi of Dil Ne Jise Apna Kaha– After the huge success of Tere Naam, Salman Khan shared screen space with Bhoomika Chawla for the movie,Dil Ne Jise Apna Kaha which was a box office flop. However its songs got noticed. A. R. Rahman also worked as a guest composer for the film.
12. O Jaane Jigar of Yeh Hai Jalwa (Title track)– Salman worked with Amisha Patel and Rishi Kapoor for this film. The movie was a flop at box office. However its romantic tracks were extremely popular.
13. Chudi Khankayi Re of Yeh Hai Jalwa – All the romantic tracks of the film were popular, and I would prefer Chudi Khankayi Re to be included in the list.
14. Laga Prem Rog of Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya? – Sushmita Sen looked gorgeous in sari in this foot tapping number. She had earlier worked with Salman Khan in Biwi No: 1. Both these movies were directed by comedy king David Dhawan, and remained successful at box office. Laga Prem Rog was one of the big hits of the year. Just Chill Chill was yet another top chartbuster song of the album, featuring Khan brothers and Katrina Kaif. Salman worked with Katrina for the first time in this movie.
15. Jalte Diye of Prem Ratan Dhan Payo – One of the best romantic songs of Salman Khan pictured in the recent times, he shared screen space with Sonam Kapoor in this highly romantic song. Himesh gave opportunity to his famous contestants of reality shows, Vinit and Anwesha, and both sang this song without any flaws. Harshdeep Kaur also provided vocals for this song.
16. Dil Ke Badle Sanam of Kyon Ki – All the songs of Kyon Ki were melodious, and I would love to pick this popular song. The song was pictured on Kareena Kapoor and Salman Khan. Before the release of the film, many believed the movie to be an extension of his previous hit – Tere Naam. But the movie was a remake of Priyadarshan’s popular Malayalam film of 1980s – Thalavattam, originally inspired from an English novel – One Flew Over The Cuckoo Nest and taking elements from Bollywood film Khamoshi .
17. Tere Mere of Bodyguard – The most popular romantic song of year 2011, Rahet Fateh Ali Khan and Shreya Ghoshal sung the song exceptionally well. Though the song was a copied version, it still stands as one of the best works of Himesh Reshammiya.
18. Jumme Ki Raat of Kick – The song went viral over net and it’s one of the best dance numbers of Salman Khan in the recent times. After the huge successful music of Bodyguard and Kick, Himesh Reshammiya regularly works with Salam movies similar to his early days.
19. Title track of Prem Ratan Dhan Payo– The song got recognized for its amazing music as well as the dance steps given by Shabina Khan, which made her an overnight star. Sonam Kapoor looked extremely gorgeous in the song sequence.
20. Lagan Lagi of Tere Naam – Concluding the list with this popular dance number from Tera Naam – the best music album of Himesh-Salman combination. It’s rarest of rarest Sukhwinder Singh-Salman Khan combination. I wonder why this combination was not experimented later, despite the song became so popular. The cool look of Salman in the movie was also different, and the actor’s best performance as an actor up-to-date.
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