Before we go back to our routine of partying and dancing the weekends away, it’s imperative to update our playlists to include the best dance and party songs that Bollywood has gifted to us.
Here are some best Bollywood Dance and Party songs for you:
1. Yeh Mera Dil (Movie: Don)
Helen’s sensual moves and Bachchan’s attempts to not be affected, combined with Asha Bhosle’s voice and Kalyanji-Anandji’s music, made this song a party favourite ever since the movie released in 1978. The song was remade for Farhan Akhtar’s Don, where Kareena Kapoor Khan took over from Helen, and tried to seduce the Shah Rukh Khan’s character.
2. Aao Twist Kare (Movie: Bhoot Bangla)
Mehmood and Tanuja star in this rock and roll song that makes you want to twist to its tune. Sung by the inimitable Manna Dey, and composed by R.D. Burman, this is one of the best Bollywood dance and party songs ever made.
3. Muqabala Muqabala (Movie: Hum Se Hai Muqabala)
Prabhu Deva and Nagma feature in this popular A.R. Rahman song from Hum Se Hai Muqabala, sung by Mano and Swarnalatha. This still remains one of the top choices for the party playlist.
4. Zingaat (Movie: Dhadak)
Ishan Khattar and Jahnvi Kapoor in their Bollywood debut featured in the Hindi remake of the Marathi hit, Sairat. The music composer duo Ajay-Atul, who also composed the music for the original film, remade the dance number Zingaat, preserving the original tune and fast beats, making it an instant hit and a perfect choice for this list of the best Bollywood dance and party songs.
5. Dola Re (Movie: Devdas)
2002 musical directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali saw a teenager Shreya Ghoshal pair up with Kavita Krishnamurthy to give us the song of a lifetime, Dola Re. Aishwarya Rai and Madhuri Dixit dance their hearts out in this song, complimenting the love both of them have for the same man. With Saroj Khan’s brilliant choreography, Dola Re is still a fan favourite.
6. Kamli (Movie: Dhoom 3)
Katrina Kaif flaunts her dancing skills in this beautiful song by Sunidhi Chauhan, with music by Pritam. Sunidhi’s voice makes your foot tap and compels you to match your steps to the beats.
7. Kajra Re (Movie: Bunty Aur Babli)
Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan appear in this item number from Bunty and Babli, with both men hitting on Aishwarya, who dances away. Alisha Chinai, Shankar Mahadevan, and Javed Ali lend their voices to this song.
8. Nagada Nagada (Movie: Jab We Met)
Shahid Kapoor’s character in Jab We Met breaks into this Punjabi celebration song, letting go of his solemn demeanour. Javed Ali sings the song composed by Pritam with remarkable energy that infuses into the listeners too, making it one of the best Bollywood dance and party songs.
9. Ek Do Teen (Movie: Tezaab)
One of the most popular dance numbers in Bollywood, Ek Do Teen features the gorgeous Madhuri Dixit. Alka Yagnik excels in the music by Laxmikant-Pyarelal. The lyrics talk about a girl waiting for her beloved to return to her after a while of separation.
10. It’s The Time to Disco (Movie: Kal Ho Naa Ho)
Preity Zinta, Shah Rukh Khan, and Saif Ali Khan dance at a disco, trying to have as much fun as they can in this song sung by KK, Loy Mendonsa, Shaan, and Vasundhara Das, composed by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy.
11. Baawre (Movie: Luck By Chance)
Zoya Akhtar’s Luck By Chance featured Hrithik Roshan for a special appearance in the song “Baawre”, by Shankar Mahadevan, and Loy Mendonsa. The steps of the dance king of Bollywood make this song a favorite for this list of the best Bollywood dance and party songs.
12. Mast Kalandar (Movie: Heyy Babyy)
Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy brought to us this popular song featuring Akshay Kumar, Ritiesh Deshmukh, Vidya Balan, and Shah Rukh Khan as a special appearance, in the voices of Rehan Khan, Master Saleem, and Shankar Mahadevan. It’s impossible to sit still when this song is on, which made it such a big hit.
13. Kay Sera Sera (Movie: Pukar)
The maestro, A.R. Rahman, has always surprised us with the kind of music he produces. One of them, Kay Sera Sera, features a beautiful dance performance by Madhuri Dixit, and Prabhu Deva himself. Madhuri’s impeccable dancing skills make this a delightful watch, along with the voices of Kavita Krishnamurthy, and Shankar Mahadevan, who elevate this song to a different level of divinity.
14. I am a Disco Dancer (Movie: Disco Dancer)
Mithun Chakraborty introduced breakdance and Bappi Lahiri came to be known as the Disco King from this movie, Disco Dancer. The title track, sung by Vijay Benedict, made people dance with a unique rhythm and became an instant hit.
15. Chikni Chameli (Movie: Agneepath)
Ajay Atul brought on a surprise in the form of Shreya Ghoshal for a peppy item number that featured Katrina Kaif’s dance beautifully and features in every party playing Bollywood numbers for a long time to come.
16. Kisi Disco Mein Jaaye (Movie: Bade Miyan Chhote Miyan)
If we are talking about dance in Bollywood, it is impossible to not mention the ultimate king, Govinda. Govinda along with Raveena Tandon feature in this song composed by Viju Shah and sung by Alka Yagnik and Udit Narayan. The lighthearted song is sure to make you want to shake your leg on the dance floor.
17. Ek Pal Ka Jeena (Movie: Kaho Na Pyaar Hai)
The song which made Hrithik Roshan the legend that he is today, Ek Pal Ka Jeena composed by Rajesh Roshan and sung by Lucky Ali is still one of the most popular choices for dance songs.
18. Ainvayi Ainvayi (Movie: Band Baaja Baaraat)
Ranveer Singh and Anushka Sharma feature together in this cheerful, energetic song by Salim-Sulaiman, sung by Salim Merchant himself, along with Sunidhi Chauhan.
19. Pinga (Movie: Bajirao Mastani)
A worthy sequel of Dola Re, Pinga features Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra in the roles of Mastani and Kashibai respectively, as Kashibai tearfully welcomes Mastani, Bajirao’s second wife, into their lives as they dance away, complementing each other. Pinga is composed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, and sung by Shreya Ghoshal and Vaishali Mhade.
20. Jaan-e-Jaan O Meri Jaan-e-Jaan (Movie: Sanam Teri Kasam)
The 1982 classic party song sung by Asha Bhosle, and Rahul Dev Burman, and composed by R.D. Burman himself, send people in a frenzy with its incredible energy, thus making it one of the best Bollywood dance and party songs.
So, playlist updated? Let us know in the comments if we skipped any of your favorites that should have been on the list.