Why we all love Retro music?

we all love Retro music

In his book “Retromania,” the British-born rock critic and music collector Simon Reynolds highlights that there’s never “been a society so obsessed with the cultural artifacts of its own immediate past” as ours. So, why do we all love retro music? What makes retro music so special for us? Well, with so many web archives and services already available such as YouTube, Wikipedia, and Tumblr, almost everyone can relive those ‘retro’ moments and soak themselves in the landscape of their amazing, musical childhood memories. But that’s not all, there are apps too, which let us convert a newly captured pic into a faded pic from the ’70s or ’80s. People just love being ‘retro lovers.’


What makes 70s so fascinating?

There was something really fascinating about 70’s or 80’s that we yearn to be a part of. Well, that was an era of great music, an era or romance and beautiful lyrics.  That was an era which had seen some of the most talented musicians and such as Laxmikant Pyarelal, Shankar Jaikishan, RD Burman, Kalyanji Anandji and singers like Mohd. Rafi, Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar, and Asha Bhonsle. They all contributed their bit to make 70s and 80s as the most beautiful era of the history for music lovers. The songs were written and practiced for days and months together before hitting the silver screen. It was also an era of explements and self-assertion for the then generation and Bollywood showed the way by making movies and songs on topics the society considered as a taboo. Therefore, the memories are still special and very close to our hearts even when we are in 21st century.


Just go through the list of some of the most amazing Retro songs Bollywood has created, which are still favorite of not only those who were born in that era but also of the millennials. It’s definitely impossible to create such magic again. These retro songs are:


  • Mein zindagi ka sath nibhata chala gaya from movie hum dono
  • Abhi na jao cchod kar ki dil abhi from movie hum dono
  • Kehna hai, kehana hai, from movie padosan
  • Ye duniya agar mil bhee jaye to kya hai from movie pyaasa
  • Jaane wo kaise log the jinko from movie pyaasa
  • Hum aapki aankhon mein from movie pyasa
  • Duniya banana wale kyat ere mann mein samaya from movie teesri kasam
  • Ae malik tere bande hum from movie Do aankhein barah haath
  • Pala pal dil ke paas from movie black mail


The list is exhaustive! You just can’t help but fall in love with all of these and many more personally. The music is soothing, relaxing and meaningful. Go ahead and download some of our most amazing saxophone ringtones and be a proud retro lover. And, always remember retro was an era associated with simplicity, creativity and beauty and you are the proud ambassador.


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