Bollywood Wedding Songs
Imagine waking up in the morning in a typical 'yash raj' movie style, with a house full of people all busy preparing for your wedding, the smell of flowers everywhere, the brightest colors whichever way you look, and in your mind, you know that you are the star of this event.
But you feel that this story lacks something..what is this missing factor??? You are busy thinking.... when your fiance calls you and the phone goes "mehendi laga ke rakhna..doli sajaa ke rakhna..." and Eureka! That is exactly what was missing..Music..how can an Indian wedding or your story in this case be complete without the romantic promises of Shahrukh or the carefree declarations of love by Salman.. So now it is time for you to decide which songs would go with your story.
One of the good things about the Indian culture is that there is a song for every individual in every situation, and with the variety available, you need not worry about finding a song for each member of the family be it the brother, the father-in-law, the niece or even the grandmother. From traditional to bollywood..Indian music represents the essence of our culture.
Let us now explore the various songs that you could use for the different ceremonies before the wedding.
Although, it is always considered exciting to dance to the latest tracks, but nevertheless, old numbers have a charm of their own. Every popular song represents an era. So if your cousin has already performed on 'chhammak challo' from Ra.One with her fiance on her sangeet, you could probably change the trend and dance to 'bole chudiyan' from Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham and rewind memories back to days when you and your beloved went and watched this movie together..or anything else that would describe your story. Remember, music is a means to express the feelings deep within and that is why the choice of music varies from person to person, so, it is not important to dance to a track that may be the latest but does not narrate your story.
Try picking songs which are fun yet more of the family type, for example 'balle balle' from Balle Balle Amritsar to L.A is a fun cultural song which the entire family would like to dance to. It is true that the youngsters would love fast music and would want to flaunt the popular steps of 'ainveyi ainveyi' from Band Baaja Barat , but you must not forget the elders in the house who are equally excited about your sangeet and who would also like to join. Wedding songs selection, therefore, is not 1,2,3.. you need to maintain a balance between fast as well as relatively slow wedding songs in order to get all the generations to shake a leg. See if you can get your grandparents to dance to 'rang rang mein' from Bollywood Hollywood, or your parents to 'ruk jaa..o dil deewaane' from DDLJ..or you and your partner could try dancing on 'chhor do aanchal' remix by the Bombay Vikings. Mix songs from different times and randomly select them for various performances, this way each one of you will get to perform to songs which may or may not be from your generation, and at the same time change the old tradition of parents dancing to 'aye meri zohrajabi' from Waqt and youngsters performing on 'saddi gali' from Tanu weds Manu . This way not only will you always remember the special performances, even your family members and other guests would. More than anything else, it will be a whole lot of fun.
Apart from the popular wedding songs mentioned above, given below are the top 10 Hindi/ Bollywood wedding songs that could help you create your wedding playlist.
- Mauja hi Mauja - Jab We Met
- Maahi Ve- Kal Ho Na Ho
- Ye Galiyan Ye Chaubara- Prem Rog
- Laung da Lashkara- Patiala House
- Mehendi Hai Rachne Wali- Zubeida
- Desi Girl- Dostana
- Sasural Genda phool- Delhi 6
- Le Jayenge Le Jayenge- Chor Machaye Shor
- Waah waah Ramji!- Hum Aapke Hain Kaun?
- Gal Mitthi Mitthi Bol- Aisha
So go ahead and let your song speak your heart.