Rang Barse to Balam Pichkaari – The Best Holi Songs!

Our film industry has captured the various shades of Holi through a large number of songs over the years. And what’s a Holi party without evergreen Bollywood numbers to groove to? AISFM lists out some of these songs that have gained cult status due to their success in capturing the spirit of the festival.

Rang Barse

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Amitabh Bachchan and Rekha

When you talk about Holi, the first song that comes to mind is this number. Picturized on Amitabh Bachchan and Rekha from the movie Silsila (1981), with music by Shiv Hari and lyrics by Javed Akhtar, this song is a must-have on every Holi playlist. What makes this song special is the fact that Amitabh Bachchan has sung it. So go ahead and watch Big B and Rekha shake a leg in a flirtatious way.

Holi Ke Din

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Hema Malini

Picturized on Dharmender and Hema Malini from the cult film, Sholay (1975), Holi Ke Din is not only a fun number, but forms an important part in the film. This fun and frolic R.D. Burman composition is a Holi hit with vocals from Lata Mangeshkar and Kishore Kumar and lyrics by Anand Bakshi.

Aare Jaa Re Lat Nathkhat

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A still from Aa Jaa…

A song with a classical touch, Aare Jaa Re Lat Nathkhat still remains one of the most memorable Holi songs of Indian cinema. From the film Navrang (1959), the song is sung by Asha Bhosle and Mahendra Kapoor. The magnificently shot sequence, still remains a classic.

Ang Se Ang Lagana

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Juhi Chawla

The next song on our list is from the film Darr. Sung by Alka Yagnik and Shiv-Hari, Ang Se Ang Lagana is apt for the occasion. The song features Anupam Kher, Tanvi Azami, Juhi Chawla, Sunny Deol and Shah Rukh Khan. It will help you shed all inhibitions and dance like never before.

Aaj Na Chodenge Bas Humjoli

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Asha Parekh

Another classic example of a great Holi song is Aaj Na Chodenge Bas Humjoli. Sung by Kishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar from the film, Kati Patang (1970), the song is not only nostalgic but as good as a Holi song can get.

Soni Soni Akhiyon Waali

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A still from Soni Soni…

From the musical romance drama Mohabbatein (2000), this song though lengthy, is one that will put you right into the festive spirit. This fun song showcases the film’s main characters with their respective partners, and has a flirtatious vibe to it. Sung by a string of singers – Ishaan, Jaspinder Narula, Manohar Shetty, Pritha Mazumdar, Shweta Pandit, Sonali Bhatawdekar, Udbhav Ojha and Udit Narayan, the song will make you want to shake a leg.

Holi Khele Raghuveera

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Hema Malini and Amitabh Bachchan

Yet another Holi song sung by the inimitable Big B and picturised on him; Holi Khele… from the film Baghban (2003) turned into a major hit on release.  Featuring Amitabh Bachchan and Hema Malini, the song is playfully romantic and a favourite with Holi revellers.

Lahu Munh Lag Gaya

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Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh

Now this Holi song is pretty different from the rest of the numbers feature on our list. Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s idea of fusing Holi with Garba turned out to be a major success all over the country. Picturized on Deepika Padukone and Ranvir Singh from the film Ram Leela (2014), this song is widely appreciated for its sensual and melodious take on Holi.

Do Me A Favor Let’s Play Holi

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Akshay Kumar and Priyanka Chopra

This Anu Malik Holi-themed song would by far be the funniest on the list. From the film Waqt, the song is picturised on Akshay Kumar and Priyanka Chopra drenched in colours, dancing to the beats on the occasion of Holi. Played at almost every Holi party each year, this song just had to be on the list.

Balam Pichkaari

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Deepika Padukone and Ranbir Kapoor

This new-age Holi number from the film Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewaani (2014) is a hit among the nation’s youth. This fun-filled groovy song is a must play, be it any party. Voiced by prolific singers Vishal Dadlani, Shalmali Kholgade and picturized on nation’s heart-throbs Deepika Padukone and Ranbir Kapoor, this number will get you on your feet.

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