Holi hai! This Holi, splash some pep with these songs in your playlist
Don't let the COVID-19 gloom loom over your Holi celebrations. Enjoy a safe, socially-distant festival of colour at home with these peppy tracks!
This Holi is set to be one-of-its-kind, especially because of the pandemic. Even though there are various restrictions because of COVID-19, why should that spoil the fun? One can always enjoy the colour of festivals at home, with family and friends, with yummy food and lots of masti!
And there is no Indian festival which is complete without music. While there are many iconic songs that Bollywood has churned out songs about the festival of colours down the decades, this year why not add a few peppy, non-related songs to the mix? Even though this year might have been tough for our entertainment industry, they continued to keep us entertained through new song releases, virtual concerts, and OTT releases.
Here are a few brand-new Holi tracks for your playlist that we recommend:
Tera Suit by Tony Kakkar
Pop singer Tony Kakkar, brother of singer Neha Kakkar, came out with an eclectic music video featuring Bigg Boss fame Jasmin Bhasin and Aly Goni. The song dropped on March 8 and currently has over 49,569,107 views on YouTube. The best part about the peppy music video is the usage of colours and the chemistry of the two actors.
Vilaayati Sharaab by singers Darshan Raval and Neeti Mohan
The number by singers Darshan Raval and Neeti Mohan is picturised on television actress Heli Daruwala and Telugu star Allu Sirish. After Rashmika Mandana, Sirish is the latest star from the South actor to feature in a Hindi single. The number has become an instant hit. Neeti calls it a proper dance and a fun number. "It was released around Holi, and we always look to, you know, dance on such kinds of songs. It was a really nice song, which took us about two months, to record and shoot for," she told IANS.
Holi Hain by Vipin Mishra
National Award-winning singer Vipin Mishra, who has composed music for films like Aurangzeb and Aloo Chaat, has come out with Holi Hain, featuring singer Keerthi Sagathia. It is penned and composed by the Indie artiste The Vipin Mishra Project. Mishra said, "Since Holi won't be the usual due to Covid, we thought let's celebrate it with music and a groovy song echoes the spirit of Holi -- of love, togetherness and fun."
Rangi Sari Gulabi Chunariya by Jashan Bhumkar
Indie singer Jashan Bhumkar has come up with a new song Rangi Sari Gulabi Chunariya on the occasion of Holi. The song, which was released on YouTube on March 25, currently has already garnered over 1,036,752 views. Rangi Sari Gulabi Chunariya is a semi-classical composition, drawn from the Thumri and Dadra. "I have sung my own version of a very traditional and celebrated semi-classical composition, from the Thumri/Dadra genre," Bhumkar said.
Nadiyon Paar (Let the Music Play) by Sachin – Jigar
While the new version is composed by Sachin-Jigar, the original song Let The Music Play was composed by Emanuele Marascia, Alessandro Murru and was sung by Shamur. Premiered on March 3, the song has already crossed 1.1 million likes along with 100 million views on YouTube. This song has become one of the most sought after tracks on Instagram and has been ruling the reels. The social media users can be seen thoroughly enjoying the tunes as well as mimicking the hook step.
Here are a few other songs, though not new but are sure to add colour to your festival:
Jai Jai Shivshankar by Vishal Dadlani, Benny Dayal
Who can forget this colourful and energetic song in 2019? Despite lockdown, this song made our Holi exceptional in 2020, and it is sure to recreate the same magic in your festivities this year too. Psst... Who can deny moving to the music when Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff accompany you on-screen?
Balam Pichkari by Vishal Dadlani, Shalmali Kholgade
This movie touched our hearts and the music celebrated the spirit of the country’s youth. Featuring actors Ranbir Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Aditya Roy Kapoor, and Kalki Koechlin the song surely set Holi goals for all the fans. It does the same when we hear it today.
Hori Khele Raghuveera by Amitabh Bachchan, Alka Yagnik, Sukhwinder Singh, Udit Narayan
It’s very easy to associate Big B with the festival of colours. Be it iconic yesteryear songs like Rang Barse and Holi Ke Din, Mr Bachchan makes Holi special for all of us. So how can it be that in 2021 we don’t play one of his tracks on Holi? While his other songs are special too, this one is a little more special for us.
Zingaat by Ajay Gogavale and Atul Gogavale
Okay, even though the Hindi version of this song is just amazing, we have a special corner for this one. Be it any festival or celebration in any part of the country, no DJ misses out on playing this song. It is one of those songs which one plays when the energy starts to go down on the dance floor. No matter how tired you are, or you feel you’ve danced enough, this track gets you moving again. Here’s hoping it uplifts your spirits this Holi too!
BIBA by Marshmello x Pritam
After a year's sabbatical, Pritam collaborated with the US DJ Marshmello to produce this energetic number which features actor Shah Rukh Khan and singer Shirley Setia. Dropped in early 2019, this energetic number offers the best of both worlds. Well, we all can agree that no celebration is complete without a Punjabi dance track. It's hard to keep still when this song plays in your playlist. In a press release, Marshmello was quoted as saying, "When I connected with Pritam, I told him we have to do something fun together, something that makes you want to get up and dance, and I think 'Biba' is perfect for that."
In an attempt to promote the stay-at-home Holi, Sakal has also released 'Sakal Holi Beats 2K21'. Music is an essential part of Holi celebrations, and saying no to Holi, does not mean no to music. Groove to the beats of Pune artists at home and enjoy the festival. You can either enjoy these tracks suggested above or just play this and sit back and chill.
Even though it is one of the only festivals when you can be carefree and just go with the flow, this year may be a little different with the COVID-19 scare looming over our heads. So let’s try to be a little more careful and responsible this Holi and observe the rules and regulations as set by the governments of each state.
Here’s wishing you and your family a very happy and safe Holi!
(With Inputs from IANS)