Music | The Ultimate Bollywood Holi Playlist

Holi Hai! It's that time of the year again. Beautiful colours all around, scrumptious sweets to gorge on, and some quality time with your loved ones. If you ignore the annoying revelry and focus on the cultural aspect of Holi, you will realise that this festival is truly beautiful. Also, it goes way beyond the usual elements - water, bhaang, colours - that the festival has gained popularity for. It marks the arrival of spring, signifies the victory of good over evil and is celebrated as a 'thanksgiving' by the farmers for good harvest. The festival is spread over two days - while the first day is celebrated as Holika Dahan, the second is known as Dhulvandhan. In some parts of the country, celebrations continue all the way up to Rang Panchami (fifth day of the second fortnight in the month of Phalguna).

Well, if you are among those who prefers celebrating the festival with loved ones, without the usual revelry, with just a simple puja, good food and some fun time with music or karaoke (Nope! Not the one with tower speakers), then we've got the perfect filmy addition for you. Over the years, Holi has played an important role in most popular Bollywood films. It is one of Bolly land's most favourite on-screen festival (Ganesh Chaturthi and Navratri comes a close second). Some of our favourite characters have displayed various emotions, including love, fun, sorrow, drama and even revenge with Holi as the backdrop (and an entertaining track to go with it). With Holi coming up on March 9 and 10 this year, we've got the ultimate Bollywood dance / karaoke playlist for you. Read on to know if your favourite is on the list!

Balam Pichkari
Film: Yeh Jaawani Hai Deewani
Singer: Vishal Dadlani, Shalmali Kholgade
Music: Pritam

Is there anyone who doesn't love this chartbuster track? (or Deepika and Ranbir's fabulous chemistry)

Holi Khele Raghuveera
Film: Baghban
Singers: Amitabh Bachchan, Sukhwinder Singh, Alka Yagnik
Music: Aadesh Shrivastava

This one's our favourite for a group karaoke. And later, we shake a leg too!

Do Me A Favour Let's Play Holi
Film: Waqt - A race against time
Singers: Anu Malik, Sunidhi Chauhan
Music: Anu Malik

Don't tell me you haven't tried dancing to this track, while singing it in 'Anu Malik' style.

Badri ki Dulhania
Film: Badrinath ki Dulhania
Singers: Dev Negi, Ikka, Monali Thakur, Neha Kakkar
Music: Tanishk Bagchi

This one's a hit dance number, especially among millennials. This time, we are definitely dancing our heart out on this fun track!

Rang Barse
Film: Silsila
Singer: Amitabh Bachchan
Music: Shiv - Hari

The perfect Holi classic! This one never gets old. Who's up for some Sr Bachchan inspired moves?

Go Pagal
Film: Jolly LLB 2
Singers: Raftaar, Nindy Kaur
Music: Manj Musik

We are definitely trying out that fun signature step tomorrow! Who's up for this?

Aaj Na Chhodenge
Film: Kati Patang
Singers: Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar
Music: R.D Burman

This good ol' composition by Pancham da will top every single Holi playlist. Also, we can never get enough of Kaka aka Rajesh Khanna's signature moves.

Here's wishing all our lovely readers across the globe a very Happy and Blessed Holi - in advance! Have fun and make it a one to remember, without troubling the animals and humans around you. Also, please save water and other resources for a better tomorrow.

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Priya Adivarekar - Founder and Creative Director at Diary of a Dancebee. She is also a renowned Voice Actress and award winning artiste, with serious passion for dance. When not working round the clock, she can be seen reading, enjoying a movie-binge or listening to music.
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