If you are a fresher joining a college or someone who is already part of a college campus or university; it is very likely that music and especially Bollywood songs has had a great and powerful impact on your life. Be it imagining yourself in a romantic dance number with your boyfriend or crooning funny ‘Govinda Lyrics’ at the college canteen or throwing a birthday party for your BFF on the latest Honey Singh number; Bollywood Songs have always been an integral part of college life.
But beyond all these, there are many Bollywood Songs are also amazingly powerful with inspiring lyrics and motivational music that can help you to relax, unwind and de-stress and get you ready for the challenge that awaits tomorrow. Below, we have shortlisted a few of such musical gems that can help inspire students to study well while also being a relaxation tool after a long tough day on campus.
1. Papa Kehte Hai - Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak
The Father of all the College Movies i.e. Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak, gave us a musical master-piece of ‘Papa Kehte Hia’ which is crooned even today in campuses across the country.
Since 1988, when the movie first came out (yes the song is quite possibly older than you as well), is perfect epitome of the struggles and challenges that students face in the college. Be it peer-pressure, performance phobia, parental expectations, relationships and the test of one’s discipline in managing their newly found freedom.
2. Chak De India, Chak De
When you need some instant motivation, there is no other Bollywood Song that can beat Chak De India. This motivational gem has helped many students to complete their college assignments on their deadline, while helped many others to complete their studies for the entire syllabus in one single night.
With lyrics that inspire you to do something and start it right now, it has been a song that many college students rely upon before final exams. To top it, the peppy beats and thumping music also helps pump up the mood and get you started right away.
3. Aashayein – Iqbal
Iqbal was an inspirational movie that impressed everyone right from general public to even film critics. While the movie has become a distant memory in hearts and minds of students, the song Aashayein is still one of the favourites among the college students.
The soulful track is an inspirational ode to the commitment of students towards bringing out the best in them while also being a motivational force for them while they are down and out. Be it the challenge of living away from home or finding the motivation to pull-off an all-nighter before the test tomorrow; Aashayein from Iqbal will always be the song you turn to for inspiration.
4. Koi Kahe – Dil Chahta Hai
Dil Chahta Hai was a film that redefined the way Indian cinema created movies. It was a coming of age film for not only the industry, but became a cult classic among the college students. The main reason behind its success was the relatable characters of the top three protagonist. While the movie was everything that a college student could wish for, the song ‘Koi Kahe’ from Dil Chahata Hai became the youth anthem that inspires students even today.
The lyrics that holistically captures the true free spirit of the students all across the country and also highlighted the aspirations of the Millennials that ranged from getting over their latest crush to clearing their final exams. This youth anthem even today resonates in the hearts and minds of young college students, inspiring them to do their best and capture the skies.
5. Yahan Ke Hum Sikandar, Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar
Another cult classic on the list, Yahan Ke Hum Sikandar was, is and will always be a song that is close to the hearts of college students. From the 1992 superhit film Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar, the song is the perfect reflection of the nature of the students and the challenges they face during college life.
Despite all these challenges, students are still the Kings or Sikandar’s of their own life, fate and more importantly their own campus. The positive attitude and spirit that is highlighted in this song will get any students to leave their worries apart and start taking control of their life once again.
These are just some of the songs that can help you to de-stress and relax as well as motivate you to be give your best during your college days. If you think we should include any of your favourite songs that inspire you and help you to move ahead in your college life, please feel free to let us know through the comments section below.
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