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Top 40 Soundtracks of All Time

Top 40 Soundtracks of All TimeThe voting has ended and now the countdown begins. Tune in to Sunday Soundtrack to hear the Top 40 unfold week by week, together with interviews from the stars involved in bringing these songs to you.

Find out more about the film, listen to the soundtrack and leave your review for the website.

40 - 31   |   30 - 21   |   20 - 11   |   10 - 01

No. 11: Dil SeNumber 11: Dil Se
Dil Se which was released in 1998. The music of A R Rahman and the lyrics of Gulzar. The film starred Shah Rukh Khan, Manisha Koirala......  Find out more

No. 12: Veer ZaaraNumber 12: Veer Zaara
Yash Chopra is known as the master storyteller and when he decided to make Veer Zaara, he knew it had to have an epic feel to it. Find out more

No. 13: Kabhi KabhieNumber 13: Kabhi Kabhie
Yash Chopra and the lyricists Sahir were not only good friends but had also worked together in previous projects.Find out more

No. 14: Dil To Pagal HaiNumber 14: Dil To Pagal Hai
Shiv Hari had been firm favourites in the Yash Raj camp but Yash Chopra decided to change his loyalties for Dil To Pagal Hai.Find out more

No. 15: AashiquiNumber 15: Aashiqui
When Mahesh Bhatt decided to make Aashiqui the Late Gulshan Kumar told him that the film had to be a musical love story.Find out more

No. 16: Hum Dil De Chuke SanamNumber 16: Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam
For his second directorial film Sanjay Leela Bhansali took a huge risk by signing the unknown musician Ismail Darbar to provide the whole musical score for the film.Find out more

No. 17: SholayNumber 17: Sholay
Ramesh Sippy had successfully worked with R.D.Burman and Anand Bakshi in his previous film so he decided to repeat both of them for Sholay.Find out more

No. 18: AradhanaNumber 18: Aradhana
Shakti Samanata's was know for working with various music directors so it came as no surprise when he asked S.D.Burman to provide the musical score.Find out more

No. 19: SilsilaNumber 19: Silsila
True to the trade mark of Yash Raj movies, the soundtrack to Silsila had to reflect the many moods, emotions and situations reflected in the film.Find out more

No. 20: PakeezahNumber 20: Pakeezah
Pakeezah was Kamal Amrohi's third directorial film so he decided to give the task of the music composition to someone who understood classical music.Find out more

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We asked, " Which decade do you think was the best for music?" We received 561 votes and the results were:

60's - 35%
70's - 34%
80's - 31%
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