Happy Birthday Salman! Poor Salman, almost a Christmas baby, tends to get lost in the holiday shuffle. I’m worn out and still have more family events to go to, so I am going to slack on him this year too. At least I will hope for a celebration in the comments with the rest of you chiming in with songs I missed.
I will freely admit that I have a subjective taste for the fun dance-y Salman songs. He is the best dancer of all the Khans, and he is the one most willing to do big silly splashy song numbers. So this list (especially the top of it) is heavily weighted that way.
Most catchy silliest funnest Salman song EVER! “Tan Tana Tan Tan Taara”
And then the song that made him a star, the somehow manly love song with a dove, “Dil Deewana”
No big back-up dancers, no fancy anything, just Salman dancing and smiling with a scarf and a catchy tune, “Chunnari Chunnari”
Finally, a slow one! Salman’s greatest love song, “Pehla Pehla Pyar Hai”
And Salman’s first big shirtless song! “Jane Jaana”
Best wedding Bhangra! “No.1 Punjabi”
Okay, the hip thrusts might be a bit much here, but overall a very cheerful song! “O Jaana”
And leaping forward, finally, to Old Salman! The version who can’t really move as well thanks to massive health issues, but can still sell a song with his eyes, “Tere Mast Mast Do Nain”
And let’s go back to that young hip-moving era, for “Ek Garam Chai Ki Pyali Ho”
This is more about the character comedy (shy Salman versus forward Salman) than the song itself, but still fun! “Oonchi Hai Building”
Don’t care, gonna put all the “Dabangg” title songs as one! The dance moves aren’t really there, but boy is that beat catchy!
This is just such a fun pretty song! And a great one to showcase Salman, he is just smiling and being nice and handsome and helping everyone have a good time. “Prem Leela”
And a love song! The wig is terrible (but it is supposed to be terrible), and the love song is very sweet, “Tumse Milna”
Salman looking remarkably good! “Swag Se Swagat”
And finally, WORST SALMAN SONG EVER, “Selfish”. He wrote the lyrics himself!
Bonus, the Salman Song most likely to make me smile, this ridiculous music video of him being very VERY intense while singing “Main Hoon Hero”