It starts of with Challa, a soothing number. Sung by Rabbi, the sounds of the guitar make this one a fine melody with minimal experimentation. The lyrics are easy to the ears and Rabbi’s voice, as always, is absolute bliss.
Next, is Saans, which is like the trademark romance number of a Yash Raj film. The voice of Mohit Chauhan and Shreya Ghoshal backed with the sounds of a violin and a flute composed by Rahman, this song sounds like a love ballad from the 90’s.
Ishq Shava is a peppy beat-filled fusion between Arabic and techno sounds. Sung by Canadian pop singer, Raghav and Shilpa Rao, the song features a good use of the mandolin and the saz. This melody is a fine listen and will indeed become the next viral SRK song.
Rahman creates his magic again with Heer. The song is sung by Harshdeep Kaur and is a very romantic number that takes you to the eternal YRF-romance scene in Punjab. This one’s a must listen for those who like the traditional emotional romantic number every YRF project boasts of.
Jiya Re is the upbeat number that the list was missing. It’s racy and energetic vocals by Neeti Mohan and the sounds of a flute and guitar, make this one the essential youthful dance song.
Finally, the title song, Jab Tak Hai Jaan starts off as a slow romantic song and gradually changes with the start of the Tabla. But it sounds incomplete or rather strange as it sounds like the composer tried to do something different with the title track, but didn’t quite work his magic.
Apart from these songs, there’s also Rahman’s ever popular instrumental in the list, Ishq Dance. It sounds like the dance number every SRK-starrer needs.
Rounding up, the songs of JTHJ are like the traditional SRK romantic and lovey-dovey numbers that his fans love him for and will definitely manage to make way into people’s hearts.