One of the best things about the late 90s and early 2000s was the awesome music videos that not only had great music or deep lyrics, but also a heart-warming story to be told. It was quite warming how in a few minutes, these music videos managed to weave hilarious, warm, romantic and relatable stories. And, we won’t deny that many of our childhood crushes were featured in these music videos.
Here are some of the most memorable music videos from the 90s & 2000s, that not only gave us good songs but also fantastic stories:
1. Gud Naal Ishq Mitha
Featuring Jas Arora and Malaika Arora, this song gave us our favourite dance step along with a memorable track. But, along with the music, many of us loved the story of a young man introducing his partner to his parents at his sister’s wedding!
2. Jaanam Samjha Karo
Along with Asha Bhosle’s melodious voice, we loved her playing a fairy godmother to the adorable pair of Milind Soman and Helen Brodie – who magically find love in a record store. Many of us loved this magical romantic story as kids.
3. Gori Teri Aankhein Kahein
This video not only captured the amazing voice of Lucky Ali and Kavita Krishnamurthy but also captured the story of a young woman, who was making an attempt to deal with the grief of her husband’s death.
4. Meri Chunar Udd Udd Jaaye
With the melodious voice of Falguni Pathak, this music video captured the story of a young girl stuck in a strict household, and secretly reminiscing about her ‘best friend’.
5. Chudi (Yaad Piya Ki Aane Lagi)
This beautiful song captured the story of a group of young girls getting ready to attend a music concert. From developing a random crush, to discovering him, to creating a dance step with friends, this video touched so many hearts.
6. Piya Basanti Re – Surmayi Aankhein
Piya Basanti Re and its sequel Surmayi Aankhein captured the beautiful love story. The videos began with the protagonist going down memory lane to his forbidden love story, where he and his partner are on the run.
7. Leja Leja Re
This video captured a charming love story of a dancer, who is frustrated with her job and expresses her emotions by drawing on a bus stop. Only to find the same drawings ‘improved upon’ by a random stranger.
8. Bheegi Bheegi Raaton Mein (Remix)
Strangers in a night is a popularly used theme for most stories even today – but somehow Niketan Madhok and Anupama Verma’s sizzling chemistry had us easily falling for this story when the video came out. Clearly, not all remixes got it wrong!
9. Maine Payal Hai Chhankai
We can’t recall any Falguni Pathak song that didn’t have a warm and fun video! This video revolved around a sweet love story that happens on a college’s annual day.
10. Ab Ke Saawan Aise Barse
With Shubha Mudgal’s powerful vocals, this fun-filled video captured a community coming together to celebrate the monsoons. The beauty of this video was how it combined multiple small stories to create magic!
11. Jab Saamne Tum Aa Jate Ho
With the beautiful voices of veteran singers Jagjit Singh, Asha Bhosle, and Lata Mangeshkar, this music video captured a full-fledged drama. In a double role as twins, Riya Sen falls for her childhood best friend, only to find him falling for her sister instead.
12. Aur Aahista Kijiye Baatein
This music video captured a love story in such an honest, pure, and heartwarming way. A couple in love try to find the perfect gift for each other – and end up sacrificing something close to themselves.
13. Aankhon Mein Tera Hi Chehra
Shahid Kapoor as a young boy making all the efforts to buy the perfect gift for his crush made us fall for him.
A good melody with a good story, Maeri is one of the most famous music videos. The video shows Palash Sen travelling on a train and taking us through his love story. This video got us hooked completely. And even today, we look at the video with a nostalgic fondness.
15. Kabhi Aana Tu Meri Gali
This is another song from Palash Sen, that had heartwarming music and an equally heartwarming story to tell. The story revolves around Vidya Balan, marrying someone against her wishes – only to have an unfair dowry demand. And, finally, it shows Palash Sen taking a stand for her.
16. Purani Jeans
Perfect lyrics, perfect music and a perfect reminder of the pranks, romances, and mistakes that made our childhood special. You can watch its video here.
These music videos make up a very significant part of our childhood and no movie or song of today’s era could take their place in our hearts! Do let us know your favourite music video that had a compelling story to tell!