Best Top 10 Holi Songs
Holi is one of the most popular festivals in India. As with all other celebrations, Holi too is incomplete without some quirky tunes. Bollywood therefore comes up with some awesome Holi tracks that make their way into the year’s best Holi chart toppers. However, there are some songs which have just smashed all records when it comes to celebrating Holi.
Some songs just seem right while you are throwing color filled balloons or scraping someone’s face with Gulaal. The nakhras (tantrums) some ladies do before being covered in colors or the unrecognizable faces in the purple blue colors are all part of the Holi celebration. Some of these songs have all of these lyrically intact in their notes. Perhaps this is the reason these top 10 songs have made their way into the hearts of so many:
- Rang barse
It isn’t a Holi in India if someone just sound all drunk and groggy while mouthing “Rang barse” at a party. Yes, it is the ultimate Holi song and everybody listens to this song at least once during Holi – either by themselves or because someone else is listening to it! This song from the movie Silsila, featuring Rekha, Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan and Sanjeev Kumar is a classic.
- Balam Pichkari
Balam Pichkari is the modern “Rang barse” they say. Released in 2013, this song from the movie Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani captures the youth’s vibe and therefore it was a major hit among the millenials – soon the elders were seen swooning to its tunes as well. Therefore making it one of the top Holi songs right after Rang Barse.
- Do me a favorEver asked someone “do me a favor let’s play holi”? Well, this song allows you to do just that. With its catchy tunes and traditional introductory lyrics, it perfectly holds the Holi vibe. The music was given by Anu Malik for the movie Waqt – which released around the time of Holi, making this song an instant hit.
- Holi Kheele RaghuveeraThis is yet another song featuring the legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan and Hema Malini. This Holi song is from the hit film Baghban which also released around the Holi day. This song specially celebrates the spirit of family and how a family plays Holi with the community. Needless to say, it struck a chord with the masses.
- Soni Soni Akhiyon Wali
Soni Soni Akhiyon Wali is from the movie Mohabbatein which featured Shah Rukh Khan, Jimmy Shergill, Anupam Kher, Archana Puran Singh and many others. The movie had an ensemble cast and in this song all the characters are seen dancing and frolicking. This song is also considered an iconic Holi song.
- Aaj Na Chhodenge Bas Ham
As the title of the song suggests – Rajesh Khanna in this song declares that he is not going to leave anyone and just play Holi! It doesn’t get any straight forward than this. Belonging from the hit film Kati Patang, this song has a fast rhythm and gets everyone grooving retro style.
- Jai Jai Shiv Shankar
What is the one thing everyone loves while celebrating Holi? Bhaang! This song celebrates Bhaang and therefore is forever cherished among one of the “sacred” Holi tunes. Jai Jai Shiv Shakar from the movie Aap Ki Kasam was an instant hit and it also became one of the top songs in the Holi genre pretty soon.
- Ang Se Ang Lagana
This song from the movie Darr features Juhi Chawla and Sunny Deol (also SRK towards the end). It tells you how Holi should be played.
- Holi Ke Din DilSholay was one of the highest running Bollywood films and Holi Ke Din featuring young Hema Malini is still counted today among top Holi songs.
- Chhaan Ke Mohalla
Fairly recent, from the movie Action Replayy, Chhaan Ke Mohalla is a very colorful song to watch and a groovy one that gets everyone dancing at Holi parties. It features former Miss World Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.
|Song name||Movie Name|
Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani
|2005||Do Me a Favor||
|Holi Khele Raghuveera||Baghban|
|2000||Soni Soni Akhiyon Wali||
|1970||Aaj Na Chodenge Bas Ham||
|Jai Jai Shiv Shankar||Aap Ki Kasam|
|1993||Ang Se Ang Lagana||Darr|
|1975||Holi Ke Din||Sholay|
|2010||Chhaan Ke Mohalla||