With Holi just around the corner, we cannot keep calm! The festival of colors is the perfect occasion for us Indians to party like there’s no tomorrow. The excitement in and around Holi with all the colors, the food, and of course the soul-soothing Thandai remains unmatched by any other festival. The Hindi music industry has songs for almost every occasion and emotion. If we start counting the number of songs that have been composed on the subject of Holi, we’ll have to keep wondering till Holi is over. But don’t you worry. Here’s a list of some of the best Holi songs ever that’ll get you in the mood for a colorful party!
1. Rang Barse – Silsila
This the OG Holi song, sung by Amitabh Bachchan himself, that comes to every Indian’s mind when they think about the festival!
2. Balam Pichkari- Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani
This extremely catchy song is the go-to number for every Holi party!
3. Are Ja Re Hat Natkhat- Navrang
This extremely creative Holi song from 1959 is still afresh in the minds of everyone.
4. Do Me A Favour Let’s Play Holi- Waqt-The Race Against Time
The definition of the term groove is embodied in this extremely breezy Holi song!
5. Holi Ke Din- Sholay
Okay, but seriously though, Holi kab hai? Kab hai Holi?
6. Lahu Munh Lag Gaya- Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram Leela
This feisty and intense Holi song still gives us all goosebumps every time we listen to it. If you never had a romantic encounter like Deepika and Ranveer in this song then what’s the point of Holi after all?
7. Hori Khel Raghuveera- Baghban
What is about the best Holi songs and Amitabh Bachchan? Anyway, he is the best!
8. Badri Ki Dulhania- Badrinath Ki Dulhania
It is difficult to have a Holi party and not include this song!
9. Aaj Na Chodenge- Kati Patang
Old songs have a unique charm to them, this song is no different.
10. Mind Na Kariyo Holi Hai- Milan Talkies
It’s a Mika Singh song. Do you need any more reason to include this in your party playlist?
11. Holiya Mein Ude re Gulaal -Ila Arun
The voice of Ila Arun and a Holi song! Can there BE a combination more perfect than this?
12. Go Pagal- Jolly LLB 2
This crazy Holi song gives you the vibes that you ask for in a festival like this, it’s insanely fun.
13. Jogiji Haan- Nadiya Ke Paar
This evergreen song from this extremely endearing movie from 1982 needs to be in your playlist.
14. Jai Jai Shivshankar- War
Well, you cannot match the footwork of Hrithik Roshan but this song will definitely make you dance.
15. Ik Junoon- Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
This song may not essentially be a Holi song but it definitely gives the vibes of one!
16. Soni Soni- Mohabattein
Parampara, Pratistha, Anushashan, whatever…Let’s play Holi!
17. Chann Ke Mohalla- Action Replayy
I must say that this Holi song is highly underrated! It so fun and peppy, you should definitely give it a try.
18. Holi Re- Mangal Pandey The Rising
This is not the only A. R. Rahman song on this list, nevertheless, this song is beautiful.
19. Holi Biraj Ma- Jubin Nautiyal
This song cuts this list only because of the amazingly soothing voice of Jubin Nautiyal!
20. Tum Tak- Raanjhanaa
The colors of love had never been more vibrant! This A. R. Rahman number gives us the ‘Sonam coloring Dhanush’s face with purple gulaal’ vibes. Enough said.
Holi is not just the festival of colors but also of love, hope, and the victory of good over evil. Amidst all the fun and frolic, let’s remember to save water and play with eco-friendly colors this Holi. I hope this list makes your Holi celebration unforgettable! Which Holi song from this list do you like the best? Do let me know in the comments section.