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How many Bollywood songs are there?

by Ratan Srivastava
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Talking about the Bollywood songs, they are also known as Hindi Geet or filmi songs. Bollywood songs, along with dance, are a defining theme of Hindi cinema, giving it ongoing public appeal, cultural significance, and context. They are derived from the song-and-dance routines that are frequent in Indian films.

From the first song recorded in India by Gauhar Jaan in 1902 and the first Indian Cinema’s talkie film ‘Alam Ara’ released in the year 1931 that included songs in the film. Since then music hav’nt stepped aside from that time to now. Decade after decade, with time Bollywood movies have modified and included the songs that are relevant with the era, like to talk about it in detail –

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Bollywood songs: Of Hope and Start-ups

When India became an Independent country that phase was known as The Forties: Partitioned but Free and the songs featured in Bollywood movies released in that time depicted the freedom struggle and an urge-need for an independent nation for example a song from the film ‘Dard’, Afsana Likh Rahi Hoon depicted it pretty efficiently. After we achieved our Independence the next phase in time i.e., the 50s, depicted the time ‘Of Hope and Start-ups’. For instance in Film: Madhumati, song Suhana Safar justified the feeling of every Indian citizen post Independence. Likewise the nest eras of The Sixties: Packed and Swinging, The Seventies: Fall and Rise of Democracy, The Eighties: Deep Churn, The Nineties: Open Sesame, The 2000s: Sonic Boom, The 2010s: Age of Shrill and so on.

As we have researched in all the websites, reports and articles in order to find the answer of ‘How many Bollywood songs are there?’ but, it’s too hard and farfetched to find out the exact count of the movies. As there is no definite count of songs in films as some movies have 6-10 songs in it and others have 2-4 songs in it. So, in order to give an tentative answer to the question of total no. of Bollywood songs, we have found a method. Read below to know-

Every year, Bollywood produces an average of 500–600 films per year, each having a least count of four songs in the Bollywood Movie.
Now, when we multiply, 4 x 600 =2400 is the answer.
Likewise, further on when we add up to find the music being produced in the last 15 years: as per our calculation, 1 year = 2400 songs, 15 years = 36000 songs, and so on we can find the average count of total number of Bollywood songs being produced since the year 1931 by following this method.

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