You’ll agree that over the years a lot of things have drastically changed. But some things stay the same, and one of those things is how you celebrate festivals. With enthusiasm and cheerfulness that fills up your hearts, eating delicacies while rooms filled with laughter and music booming across the gali mohalla is an integral part of every festival.
No celebration is complete without music, and Bollywood knows that. Over the decades it has served us with music hits that fit perfectly with your mood and gets your feet moving to its beats. From classics like Rang Barse to 21st century hit scores like Jai Jai Shiv Shankar. With Holi round the corner, it’s time to gear up with not just colours and food but music too! And be a little more groovy this festival with classics and pop hits put together in a playlist to make your guests dance till they break the dance floor.
For the colourful festival of Holi, here are 15 songs you need to add to your playlist now, to liven up your parties. So grab your friends and get dancing!
1. Balam Pichkaari
Is it even Holi without this pop hit? Starring Deepika and Ranbir, sung by the talented Vishal Dadlani and Shalmali Kholgade, this is a must play for all your Holi parties. This Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani hit has made everyone a dance deewana.
2. Holi Khele Raghuveera
Amitabh Bachchan in his vibrant career has given us some of the most iconic song numbers. But this one from the heart-winning movie Baghban, takes the cake (or ladoo?) for being the perfect song for every age group. And how could it not when the OGs Amitabh Bachchan, Sukhwinder Singh, Udit Narayan and Alka Yagnik are a part of it.
3. Aaj Na Chhodenge
Breathed life by the legendary actors Asha Parekh and Rajesh Khanna, this song from 1970 film, Kati Patang captures the essence of Holi in its rhythm. Full of romance and open field flirting, this classic has to be part of your holi playlist.
4. Soni Soni Ankhiyon Wali
This is yet another song without which a jhakaas Holi celebration would remain incomplete. From the blockbuster film Mohabbatein, you can hype up all the young lovers in your party and get them on the dance floor with this musical feast. Carry on the parampara and go easy on pratishtha and anushasan, because bura na mano holi hai!
5. Ang Se Ang Lagana
Another classic hit movie with its classic song. This flirty song is filled with innuendos, voiced by Alka Yagnik, Sudesh Bhosale, Vinod Rathod, and Devki Pandit. The only darr will be running out of colors when this starts playing.
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6. Rang Barse
It would be a mortal sin to leave out the Bollywood Holi anthem from your playlist. This unforgettable song from the movie Silsila will add cultural spice to your party and turn up the entertainment a few notches higher.
7. Jai Jai Shivshankar
Coming back to some recent times, this banging song is from the action movie War. This fast paced number is a must play for your Holi party. If your shoulders and feet don’t start grooving when the beat drops, the bhang must have numbed your ears, because it is impossible to resist the allure of this upbeat music.
8. Holi Ke Din Dil Khil Jaate Hain
Jab tak ye gana chalega, tab tak tumhare pair chalenge. A super massive hit from the cult classic movie Sholay, is sure to bring out everyone’s Basanti. It just simply cannot be missed, that’s it.
9. Do Me a Favour
“Do Me A Favourrr, Let’s Play Holii!” If these lines don’t get you moving, what else will. Do yourself a favour and add this song to your Holi playlist. Starring Akshay Kumar and Priyanka Chopra from the movie Waqt, this is a hit among the youngsters.
10. Go Pagal
Really go crazy with this 2017 hit song from Akshay Kumar’s film Jolly LLB 2. When music artists like Raftaar and Nindy Kaur are involved, the result had to be something this funky.
11. Badri Ki Dulhania
The title song of the film starring Varun and Alia, is the perfect Holi song. I am sure you can lip sync to the entire song because it’s just so catchy. Neha Kakkar, Monali Thakur, Ikka Singh, and Dev Negi have laced this song with musical magic.
12. Abhi Toh Party Shuru Hui Hai
While the song is not tailor-made for Holi, you can all cast your votes in the favour of every party being adhuri without this song. It’s the perfect mood setter for your Holi night parties. Dare your friends say ‘no’ to Badshah!
13. Saat Rang Mein Khel Rahi Hain
From the 1985 film Aakhir Kyun, the lyrics of this song beautifully showcase the spirit of the Holi festival. And that’s all the situation demands. so, pump up the Holi vibes with this wonderful song.
14. Gali Gali
Starring Sanya Malhotra and Radhika Madan in the film Pataakha, this is another song you must play. With its vibrancy, it is sure to uplift everyone’s spirits and freshen up the party.
15. Gori Tu Latth Maar
From the movie, Toilet Ek Prem Katha, this song by Palak Muchhal and Sonu Nigam is another must have in your Holi party playlist. Show off your best moves to this joyous song.
Despite the fact that the pandemic has put a damper on social events, nothing can cloud the festive spirit in India when it comes to festivals. Especially during a celebration like Holi. Though it is a day to greet spring in its most traditional form, Choti Holi or Holika Dahan is a day when honesty triumphs over dishonesty. In Bollywood, however, Holi is associated with love, romance, and flirtations.
So, whether you’re planning a grand Holi party or keeping it lowkey, you have yourself a killer list of songs to liven up your Holi. It’s time to bring out the whites, showcase your great taste in music and have a blast with your family and friends!
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