Bollywood is a sobriquet for India's monumentally important Hindi language film industry based in Mumbai, which was, up until recently, internationally known as Bombay. Some say that the term 'Bollywood' is not a particularly good one, because it implies that the Indian film industry is inferior to Hollywood, but there is no doubt that Bollywood has produced some great musical movies, particularly during the industry's golden era, which followed India's independence in 1947 and continued right through to the 1960s. Here we've collected 24 of the most notable Bollywood classic songs for your listening pleasure. Whether you're Indian or not, the beautiful melodies, and enchanting voices are sure to charm you into thinking you're enjoying a luxurious tour of the subcontinent.
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