Holi Hai! From ‘Rang Barse’ to ‘Balam Pichkari’: Top Ten Holi songs

Happy Holi! We bring to you our list of the Top Ten Holi songs which can make your Holi even more colourful.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: March 23, 2016 1:14 pm
holi, 2015 holi, rang barse, balam pichkari, bollywood holi songs ‘Holi’ kal hai. And from Amitabh Bachchan’s baritone in ‘Rang Barse’ to Deepika Padukone’s ‘thumkas’ in ‘Balam Pichkari’, the Bollywood masala Holi songs are ruling the household these days.

‘Holi Kab Hai? Kab Hai Holi?’ Okay, let’s get out of the ‘Gabbar’ mode and take a plunge into the ‘Holi’ mode.

So yeah, ‘Holi’ kal hai. And from Amitabh Bachchan’s baritone in ‘Rang Barse’ to Deepika Padukone’s ‘thumkas’ in ‘Balam Pichkari’, the Bollywood masala Holi songs are ruling the household these days. But wait, there are other songs too which are equally quirly and interesting to be played while you play with colours.

We bring to you our list of the Top Ten Holi songs which can make your Holi even more colourful:

1. ‘Rang Barse’ (Silsila)

Nothing can beat Amitabh Bachchan’s baritone and Rekha’s free spirited dance. Holi songs might come and go, but ‘Rang Barse’ will always live and that too lavishly.

2. ‘Balam Pichkari’ (Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani)

The good girl (Deepika Padukone) goes bad in this song, quite apt to the lyrics of the song. And we love when it happens. Lots of colours and some youthful energy, this has become a Holi anthem of sorts.

3. ‘Aaj Na Chhodenge’ (Kati Patang)

The flirtatious Rajesh Khanna and the shy, coy Asha Parekh from the cult movie ‘Kati Patang’ add the oomph to the Holi celebrations.

4. ‘Holi Ke Din’ (Sholay)

A lot can happen over Holi and this song from ‘Sholay’ says it all, and we love.

5. ‘Ang Se Ang Lagaana’ (Darr)

A lot can happen over Holi…a lot.

6. ‘Do Me A Favour’ (Waqt – Race Against Time)

And you can ask for favours too; but only as simple as playing Holi. Simplicities of life!

7. ‘Holi Khele Raghuveera’ (Baghban)

Yet another Holi song featuring Amitabh Bachchan.

8. ‘Arey Ja Re Hat Natkhat’ (Navrang)

A Holi song from yesteryear and with some real imagery.

9. ‘Holi Aayi Re Kanhaai’ (Mother India)

A happy song for the happy festival.

10. ‘Dekho Aayi Holi’ (Mangal Pandey)

This song is beautiful, despite what happened to the movie. Aamir Khan and Rani Mukerji are endearing, to say the least.

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