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PIX: Bollywood's Top 25 Wedding Songs

Last updated on: May 10, 2012 19:11 IST

Image: A scene from Patiala House

Holi, Diwali, Independance Day, New Year's Eve, birthdays.

There's a Bollywood song for every occasion.

Every festive event has been captured in Bollywood films and Indian weddings, the biggest cause for celebration, are no exception.

Wedding songs are quite popular when it comes to the wedding playlist.

Since May is a wedding season, we look at Bollywood's top 25 wedding songs. A potential wedding playlist for your DJ too, if you will.

Laung Da Lashkara, Patiala House (2011)

Singers: Mahalakshmi Iyer, Hard Kaur, Jasbir Jassi

Music Composers: Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy

Patiala House is a film about a joint family living in England in a house called Patiala House.

This fun-filled song comes when a cousin in the family gets married in true Punjabi style.

The sizzling chemistry between Anushka Sharma and Akshay Kumar notwithstanding, Rishi Kapoor and Dimple look cute together.

Watch the song video here

Sadi Galli, Tanu Weds Manu (2011)

Image: A scene from Tanu Weds Manu

Singer: Lehmbir Huseinpuri

Music Composer: Krrsna

Punjabis pull out all stops for their weddings.

This effervescent song from Tanu Weds Manu is proof of that.

The song, originally sung by Lehmbir Huseinpuri in Punjabi is re-mixed and adapted for the film by Krsna. It's been on loop at almost all the weddings that took place after the film's release.

Deepak Dobriyal is the real star for his dance steps in the song.

Watch the song video here

Suraj Ki Bahon Main, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011)

Image: A scene from Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

Singers: Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy

Music Composers: Loy Mendonsa , Dominique Cerejo , Clinton Cerejo

A picturesque Christian wedding in Zindagi Milegi na Dobara makes for a cute setting.

The lead stars of the film look endearingly cute as they enter the venue with their quirky dance steps. kudos to the format.

Watch the song video here



Gal Mithi Mithi Bol, Aisha (2010)

Image: A scene from Aisha

Singer: Tochi Raina

Music Composer: Amit Trivedi

This stylish shaadi video is set to a punjabi song being played at a south Indian wedding.

Very cool!

As Abhay Deol's New Yorker friend Aarti Menon (Lisa Haydon) gets hitched to Dhruv Singh (Arunoday Singh), Abhay and onscreen ladylove Sonam Kapoor shake a leg to the song.

Watch the song video here

Ainvayi Ainvayi, Band Baaja Baaraat (2010)

Image: A scene from Band Baaja Baraat

Singers: Salim Merchant and Sunidhi Chauhan

Music Composers: Salim-Sulaiman

The story of two wedding planners falling in love is a fairytale in itself. Add to it a foot-tapping wedding song and you have a hit film.

Ainvayi Ainvayi has become another wedding anthem ever since the film released.

Watch the song video here

Nagada Nagada, Jab We Met (2007)

Image: A scene from Jab We Met

Singers: Sonu Nigam and Javed Ali

Music Composer: Pritam

Another Punjabi dance number that we all look forward at weddings is Nagada Nagada from Jab We Met.

Shahid Kapoor breaks into a jig as enfant terrible Kareena (and her family) coaxes him to do so.

Watch the song video here

Ek Kunwara Phir Gaya Mara, Masti (2004)

Image: A scene from Masti

Singers: Abhijeet, Udit Narayan

Music Composer: Anand Raaj Anand

In Masti, Riteish Deshmukh's friends sing a song that roughly translates to 'another one bites the dust' at his bachelor's party.

Interestingly, in the film, Ritiesh is getting married to Genelia who he actually wed earlier this year.

Watch the song video here

Maahi Ve, Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003)

Image: A scene from Kal Ho Na Ho

Singers: Udit Narayan, Sonu Nigam, Sadhana Sargam, Shankar Mahadevan, Madhushree

Music Composers: Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy

Yet another number that's a favourite at weddings, Mahi Ve fuses Gujarati exuberance with Punjabi enthusiasm really well.

Watch the song video here

Mehndi Hai Rachne Wali, Zubeidaa (2001)

Image: A scene from Zubeidaa

Singer: Alka Yagnik

Music Composer: A R Rahman

Although Zubeidaa is being married off by her parents against her wish, the poignant song sang by Fareeda Jalal onscreen, as she applies mehendi on the brides hands is a heart-warming sight.

Watch the song video here

Yeh Ladka Hai Allah, Kabhi Kushi Kabhie Gham (2001)

Image: A scene from Kabhi Kushi Kabhie Gham

Singers: Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik

Music Composers: Jatin-Lalit

Revelling in the first rushes of love, SRK and Kajol flirt discreetly as they attend a wedding.

Watch the song video here

Chal Pyaar Karegi, Jab Pyar Ksise Hota Hai (1998)

Image: A scene from Jab Pyar Ksise Hota Hai

Singers: Alka Yagnik, Sonu Nigam

Music Composers: Jatin-Lalit

Chal Pyaar Karegi is a perfect song for all the nok-jhok that takes place during weddings. The chemistry between Salman Khan and Twinkle is palpable.

Watch the song video here

Sona Sona, Major Saab (1998)

Image: A scene from Major Saab

Singers: Sudesh Bhosle, Sonu Nigam, Jaspinder Narula

Music Composer: Aadesh Shrivastava

The music of Major Saab was composed by Anand Raaj Anand, but for just this particular song Aadesh Shrivastava was brought in. And he did a neat job too.

The Indian Baraatis dance through the way when they go to the girls house and this song is perfect for that short commute.

Watch the song video here

Aaj Hai Sagai, Pyaar Toh Hona Hi Tha (1998)

Image: A scene from Pyaar Toh Hona Hi Tha

Singers: Abhijeet, Alka Yagnik

Music Composers: Jatin-Lalit

The remake of Meg Ryan's French Kiss was quite a winner. Engagements are an integral part of a wedding.

Ajay Devgn's sister is getting engaged and his potential girlfriend Kajol coaxes him to dance.

Watch the song video here

Jiya Jale, Dil Se (1998)

Image: A scene from Dil Se

Singers: Lata Mangeshkar, M G Sreekumar

Music Composer: A R Rahman

A R Rahman lends his musical magic to this dream-like song as Priety Zinta gets ready to get married in Dil Se.

With picturesque locations and a brief jig by Zohra Sehgal, the song has become quite popular over the years.

Watch the song video here


Banno Rani, 1947: Earth (1998)

Image: A scene from 1947: Earth

Singers: Sadhana Sargam

Music Composer: A R Rahman

With pre-independence India as its setting, this song features the wedding of a minor girl. The song belies the tragic situation in the film, but the lyrics make for a great wedding song.


Sajaan Ji Ghar Aaye, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998)

Image: A scene from Kuch Kuch Hota Hai

Singers: Kumar Sanu, Alka Yagnik, Kavita Krishnamurthy

Music Composers: Jatin-Lalit

Kajol's extravagant house in the film is teeming with aunts and flowers. Her fiance Salman's arrival is marked with a song!

Watch the song video here

Mehendi Laga Ke Rakhna, Dilwale Dulahnia Le Jayenge (1995)

Image: A scene from Dilwale Dulahnia Le Jayenge

Singers: Lata Mangeshkar, Udit Narayan

Music Composers: Jatin Lalit

Another memorable song for weddings, this one has SRK quietly serenading the bride-to-be Kajol as the rest of them join him.

Watch the song video here

Chane Ke Khet Main, Anjaam (1994)

Image: A scene from Anjaam

Singers: Poornima

Music Composers: Anand-Milind

Packed with double entendre, this song featuring Madhuri Dixit and her awesome dance moves is a favourite for many.

Watch the song video here

Wah Wah Ramji, Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! (1994)

Image: A scene from Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!

Singers: Lata Mangeshkar, S P Balasubrahmanyam

Music Composers: Raam Laxman

Hum Aapke Hain Koun is known as the wedding album of Bollywood.

Almost all the songs that showcase various stages in a wedding ceremonyhave found place in this film. This one sets the ball rolling.

Watch the song video here

Mere Haathon Main Nau Nau Chudiya, Chandni (1989)

Image: A scene from Chandni

Singers: Lata Mangeshkar

Music Composers: Shiv Hari

Meant only for the ladies, this ritual in Chandni had Sridevi dressed to the nines and dancing on the song.

Watch the song video here

O Maria, O Maria, Saagar (1985)

Image: A scene from Saagar

Singers: Asha Bhosle, S. P. Balasubrahmanyam

Music Composer: RD Burman

Wedding receptions are good fun where the newlyweds are relentlessly teased.

The king of Bollywood music, R D Burman gives us another memorable song with this lively number.

Watch the song video here

Ladki Tumhari Kanwari Rah Jaati, Krodhi (1981)

Image: A scene from Krodhi

Singers: Asha Bhosle, Kishore Kumar

Music Composers: Laxmikanth-Pyarelal

This Qawwali is picturised on Shashi Kapoor and Zeenat Aman. The sweet bickering between the two parties is worth a watch.

Watch the song here.

Aaj Meri Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai, Aadmi Sadak Ka (1977)

Image: A scene from Aadmi Sadak Ka

Singers: Ravi, Mohammed Rafi, Deven Varma

Music Composer: Ravi

Indian weddings feel almost incomplete without this number. Shatrughan Sinha sings this song for his friend as the wedding party proceeds to the bride's house.

Watch the song video here

Le Jayenge Le Jayenge, Chor Machaye Shor (1974)

Image: A scene from Chor Machaye Shor

Singers: Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhosle

Music Composer: Ravindra Jain

This song ruled the charts for the longest time. Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol-starrer Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge got its name from this song.

Watch the song video here

Meri Pyaari Behaniya Banegi Dulahniya, Sachaa Jhutha (1970)

Image: A scene from Sachaa Jhutha

Singers: Kishore Kumar

Music Composers: Kalyanji-Anandji

Rajesh Khanna is a band musician trying to put together money for his sister's wedding. He arrives in the big city and starts singing songs to make a living.

Watch the song video here