I know there's still a lot many more rain songs out there that I haven't had a chance to discover yet so I've included only the ones that came to mind right now.
Here are 16 of my favorite rain songs in a random order:
- Most sensual: jo haal dil ka, Sarfarosh
Aamir Khan and Sonali Bendre - now that's one sight we don't get to see too often. Totally love their pairing, too bad they didn't come in too many movies together. A seductive song in stormy weather. I adore how they match the colors of their clothes in this one.
- Most scandalous: chal chal mere sang sang, Astitva
Tabu and Mohnish Behl pair up once again after Hum Saath Saath hai. There's only one word to describe this song - scandalous. So are the lyrics and everything about it. It is the height of seduction, IMO. Sukhvinder Singh has done a fantastic job singing it. The entire song isn't a rain song but at least last minute of it is so I think it does count. Here it's kind of the other way around, he is out there running around in rain and she watches him from the balcony before giving in. What fantastic movie! I adore this pair, totally! They are just awesome together and have a great on-screen chemistry. Do watch if you haven't already for the drama and Tabu's acting.
- Most playful: bheegi bheegi jaadu bhari.. boondon se baatein, Thakshak
Yet another beautiful rain song of Tabu. She looks absolutely beautiful, playful and seductive at the same time.
- Most melodious: rimjhim ke geet saawan gaaye, Anjaana
I really wish they had picturized this song on someone else other than Babita. Rajendra Kumar looks very handsome as usual and the song is beautiful! Only if Babita was replaced by someone else, it'd have been so much better. I still like the song nevertheless.
- Most traditional: megha re megha, Lamhe
I call it most traditional, as it has actually all the signature things about rain: dance, saawan ke jhoole, romance, playfulness, happiness, excitement, sensuality woven in it.
- Most beautiful: o sajna barkha, Parakh
The kind of song that I feel like watching over and over again. This one's truly a beautiful song with very beautiful and young Sadhana and the rain almost looks real. Notice how the rains and trees too evoke the feelings conveyed in the music of Salil Chowdhary and the lyrics are of Shailendra. This one's based on raag khamaaj.
- Most adorable: milan abhi aadha adhura hai, Vivah
One of my favorite songs of recent times; it's not entirely a rain song but it surely begins in rain so I've added it to the list.
- Most cute: idhar chala main, Koi Mil Gaya
Watch it for yourself. Cute is the word. I adore this song for Hrithik's dancing and for the song lyrics/music.
- Most sexy: tip tip barsa paani, Mohra
The ultimate rain song! Akshay Kumar and Raveena Tandon set fire in rain in this one. ;) I love the way the singers - Alka Yagnik & Udit Narayan - have sung this one.
- Most fun: koi ladki hai jab woh hasti hai, Dil To Paagal Hai
This one really makes me want to just get up and dance. I think that's because of Madhuri Dixit's dancing. One amazing dancer she is in this one and otherwise. Truly an inspiring dancer and actress. It's quite fun to watch other dancers in the song too - SRK and the kids - all of them so energetic in their dancing, it's infectious.
- Most romantic: rimjhim gire saawan, Manzil
A very tall and handsome Amitabh Bachchan and Mausami Chatterjee who has THE cutest smile with uneven teeth that remind me of Shashi Kapoor's teeth, for their lovely smiles of course. This is one of my favorite rain songs. So simple yet so beautifully romantic. Love the way both of them hop around in rain and the cheery smiles on their faces and running and hopping through muddy puddles of water holding hands... aah so very romantic!
- Most crazy: tip tip tip tip baarish shuru ho gayi, Afsaana Pyaar Ka
I couldn't believe I remembered this one. Only had heard/seen it when it came out and then today. I like Aamir Khan's dancing quite a lot in this one. Actually, I like his dancing at all times, regardless of what movie it is so. :P
- Most amazing: dil tera deewana, Dil Tera Deewana
Out of this world! that's the only way to describe this one. It can't get any better. Dripping with romance and the music, lyrics, voices of the singers top notch! Not to mention the actors - Shammi Kapoor and Mala Sinha. I think no other actress of Bollywood has had as many good songs to her credit as Mala Sinha.
- Most silly: na jaane kahaan se aayi, Chaalbaaz
It's so silly it makes me laugh watching this one. Actually the whole movie is my favorite so the song has to be in the list of my favorite songs. Check out funny, playful, crazy, drunk Sridevi with Sunny D in this one.
- Most sad: tujhe yaad na meri aaye, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
Yup, I find this one the most sad one of all rain songs.
- Most seductive: aankhon se toone yeh, Ghulam
Again, it's a partial rain song but awesome one. Aamir Khan and Rani Mukherjee pair up for this hit number from Ghulam.