Top 10 Best Hindi Rock Songs

We all know that the Hindi music scene is dominated by Bollywood, which is famous for producing sappy romantic films with songs that make you puke. Whatever we listen to comes either from local bands in Delhi, who perform in English, or from those who don't know anything about any kind of rock. Across the border, however, there are many rock bands.

Almost all of the people I mentioned get swallowed by Bollywood, which offers more money and accepts only pop. Examples include Vishal Dadlani of Pentagram and Atif Aslam. But lately, things have started to change, and many good rock songs have been produced.
The Top Ten
1 Bande - Indian Ocean

Awesome song. Best in terms of music and lyrics, and that's what makes a song perfect.

Indian Ocean at its best. Disappointed that we don't see much music of this kind in mainstream Indian movies. Wonderful lyrics and classy music.

Really nice song. Played it at a concert as well.

2 Bhaag D K Bose - Delhi Belly

This is a really good song. The rock bands above this are much more chorus-oriented and don't follow the raw style of rock, thus making them typical Hindi songs, more Bollywood-esque. This song completes the genre.

Is there anyone who can challenge this? This song from Delhi Belly was a rage when it was released.

Is there any song similar to this one that's not sentimental? I hate those types. Anyway, this song must be the first one, always.

3 Sadda Haq - Rockstar

There are good songs and there are masterpieces. This is beyond any of the songs mentioned here. They are all good songs, but this one is a complete package, both in terms of music and lyrics. To top it all off, the acting capabilities of Ranbir Kapoor make it unlike anything I have seen in the Indian movie industry.

It's such a nice song, and the movie is also awesome. I love this song. It rocks.

Awesome rocking composition by Rahman! I enjoyed the song.

4 Garaj Baras - Paap (Junoon)

According to me, Garaj Baras is the best Hindi rock song ever produced.

I love blasting this song on the highway with the windows down. It's my number one Hindi rock song.

5 Aakhri Alvida - Shootout At Lokhandwala (Strings)

Brilliant lyrics, awesome tune, and equally deep voice. No words for it.

6 Sadho Re - Agni

True to the rock genre. A song with deep meaning.

7 Sanyonee - Junoon

It's not a song. It's some kind of magic. The artists are no common men.

8 Dil Dil Hai - Saat Khoon Maaf

Only Suraj knows how to do it right.

9 O Mama - Saat Khoon Maaf

KK is a legendary Bollywood singer. Combined with Javed Akhtar's dark lyrics and Vishal Bhardwaj's music, it does what it's supposed to do: it rocks.

10 Nayan Tarse - Dev D

This is a real hard rock song. Just awesome! It's not that famous, but it is a true Hindi hard rock song.

The Contenders
11 Zahreelay - Rock ON

The best ever! This is number one for me. The list isn't for the 'best songs'. It's for the 'best rock songs,' by the way!

This is the actual real rock song to come out of Bollywood. The voice, the drums, the guitar riff, and that killer shred solo.

12 Karmah - Punkh

The entire album has some great Hindi hard rock music. Great production. A must-listen for Indian rock fans.

13 Alvida - Life In a Metro

Ok is just the most awesome singer ever born. He's fantastic, and the way he sang this song - I think no one can sing this song as effortlessly as KK has done.

This and Rishtey from Life in a Metro are so rock. Nothing can beat Alvida, though.

Wonderful song with wonderful lyrics and wonderful music.

14 Rock ON - Rock ON

This song is very energetic, and as its name suggests, very rocking as well.

You all must be saying, Can he be more obvious?

Deserves to be at the top of the list. Rock on!

15 Woh Bheege Pal - Manorama Six Feet Under

Super duper hit! Catchy lyrics and amazing composition. Overall, 10/10 from my side.

Zubeen da did a great job. It's an all-time favorite song!

16 Sun Raha Hai - Aashiqui 2

How the hell did you people miss this song? It was released recently and it was a hit with the public. Believe me, the film was a blockbuster just because of this song. It's an absolutely awesome rock song.

But this should be second on the list after Bhaag D. K Bose, which is the ultimate Indian rock song.

Best song for me. It should be at the top of the list. Never listened to such a nice song full of emotions.

It should be in the top 3. This song is the best in Hindi melodic rock.

17 Nadan Parindey - Rockstar

Good guitar solo. And good lyrics too.

This song should be number one.

This song helped me to get first prize in a singing competition.

18 Dhunki - Mere Brother Ki Dulhan

Awesome and highly energetic song. Will rock your performance, surely.

My girlfriend listens to this song regularly.
So, I like this song because she likes it.

19 Bheegi Bheegi - Gangster

The best rock I have ever heard. I get goosebumps whenever I listen to this.

All-time favorite song. Just love it, and what a voice that man has. Superb.

20 Bandaya Tu - Dharti
21 Sufi Tere Pyar Mein (Rock Version)
22 Jee Karda - Badlapur

This song gives the right kick with the solo intro on guitar, followed by an untamed voice to suit the concept. I recommend.

23 Yeh Dil - A.R. Rahman
24 Bhulana Payenge Woh Din - Ahhirann

One of the best pop-punk songs composed in India. Sounds like old-school rock music. Feels like flying back to school. Sounds very much like an American punk band. Would love to see the video of this song, please.

Melodious pop-punk song. Reminds me of the band Green Day. Happy to hear such a sound by a band here in India.

25 Make Some Noise for the Desi Boyz - Bob & KK
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