The wedding season is on and no shaadi in India is complete without the sangeet, which is an ice-breaker ceremony of dance and music. So which songs have you selected to play or dance to at the latest family wedding, or even your birthday? Here’s a list of 22 dance tracks you could use…
1. Badtameez Dil – Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani: No party this year was complete without grooving to Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone’s naughty hearts in the song Badtameez dil. Wacky and peppy is what we would like to call it! Credits – Singer: Benny Dayal; Music: Pritam Chakraborty; Lyrics: Amitabh Bhattacharya; Label: T-Series
2. Dhating Naach – Phata Poster Nikhla Hero: Shahid Kapoor might’ve lost to Ranbir Kapoor at the box office in 2013, but his song Dhating naach matched Ranbir’s Badtameez dil for being a wacky dance number! And of course, Shahid also borrowed Ranbir’s Rockstar girl Nargis Fakhri to add some hotness. It worked. Credits – Singers: Nakash Aziz, Neha Kakkad; Music: Pritam; Lyrics: Amitabh Bhattacharya; Label: Tips Music.
3. Lungi Dance – The Thalaiva Tribute – Chennai Express: Shahrukh Khan, Deepika Padukone and singer Yo Yo Honey Singh pay tribute to South superstar Rajinikanth (Thalaivaa) in this absolutely fun number! The most played dance track this year…Credits – Singer/ Music / Lyrics: Yo Yo Honey Singh; Label: T-Series.
4. Tattad Tattad (Ramji Ki Chaal) – Goliyon Ki Rasleela – Ram-Leela: It’s the song of the season, with a hot Ranveer Singh revealing his toned body. And his signature Tattad tattad step of turning his back and playing with his hair is a sure hit. Try it! Credits – Singer: Aditya Narayan; Music: Sanjay Leela Bhansali; Lyrics: Siddharth-Garima; Label: Eros Music.
5. Dhoom machale dhoom – Dhoom:3: Katrina Kaif is absolutely sexy in this number where she displays her dancing skills. Dhoom machale dhoom is title song of Dhoom:3. Credits – Singer: Aditi Singh Sharma; Music: Pritam; Lyrics: Sameer Anjaan; Label: YRF Music.
6. Shuddh Desi Romance – Shuddh Desi Romance: This fun song in a bold movie based on live-in relationships plays out only in the end of the movie, but is a typical dance number with easy and catchy steps. Popular in the wedding sangeet. Credits – Singers: Benny Dayal, Shalmali Kholgade; Music: Sachin Jigar; Lyrics: Jaideep Sahni; Label: YRF Music.
7. Raghupati Raghav – Krrish 3: This was the only track from the movie that impressed fans of Hrithik Roshan’s dance and his superhero films. Remo D’Souza’s choreography and trademark step added a charm to it. Credits – Singers: Neeraj Shridhar, Monali Thakur, Bob; Music: Rajesh Roshan; Lyrics: Sameer Anjaan; Label: T-Series.
8. Maston Ka Jhund / Havan Karenge – Bhaag Milkha Bhaag: This peppy and cute number has some meaningful lyrics depicting a fauji’s life. The catchy tune and signature step caught on like wildfire. No wonder it was a hit! Credits – Singer: Divya Kumar; Music: Shankar Ehsaan Loy; Lyrics: Prasoon Joshi; Label: Sony Music.
9. Nagada Sang Dhol – Goliyon Ki Rasleela – Ram-Leela: The film released after Diwali, but the song was released just in time for Navratri. Nagada sang dhol is a garba song. Credits – Singers: Shreya Ghoshal, Osman Mir; Music: Sanjay Leela Bhansali; Lyrics: Siddharth-Garima; Label: Eros Music.
10. Psycho Re – ABCD – Any Body Can Dance: A delight to watch the top choreographers of the country – Saroj Khan, Prabhu Deva, Ganesh Acharya and Remo D’Souza – performing to this crazy song from the dance movie! Credits – Singers: Mika Singh, Udit Narayan; Music: Sachin Jigar; Lyrics: Mayur Puri; Label: Sony Music.
11. Har Ek Friend Kamina Hota Hai – Chashme Baddoor: An absolutely fun film – a remake of the classic Chashme Buddoor – had a title song inspired by a telephone operator’s punchline. They simply replaced ‘zaroori’ with ‘kamina’, added a few steps and created the song Har ek friend kamina hota hai. Credits – Singer: Sonu Nigam; Lyrics: Kausar Munir; Music: Sajid-Wajid; Music: T-Series.
12. 1234 get on the dance floor – Chennai Express: The lyrics of 1234 make no sense, but the song just makes you want to shake a leg! Shahrukh Khan and Priyamani are fun in this video. Credits – Singers: Vishal Dadlani, Hamsika Iyer, Sricharan Kasturirangan; Music: Vishal-Shekhar; Lyrics: Amitabh Bhattacharya, Niranjan Iyenger; Label: T-Series.
13. Party On My Mind – Race 2: One of the few good club numbers from B-town, this song also has Yo Yo Honey Singh singing some rap, although a bit different from his usual style. Credits – Singers: KK, Shefali Alvares, Yo Yo Honey Singh; Music: Pritam; Lyrics: Prashant Ingole, Yo Yo Honey Singh; Label: T-Series.
14. Laila – Shootout at Wadala: Sunny Leone’s first Bollywood item song had a controversial title – Laila teri le legi – before it was changed to Laila tujhe lut legi. The song is a typical Bollywood number from the seventies. Credits – Singers: Mika, Sunidhi Chauhan Anand Raaj Anand; Music: Anu Malik; Label: Sony Music.
Laila – Uncensored original version):
15. Ghagra – Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani: A coup of sorts to get Madhuri Dixit-Nene and Ranbir Kapoor dancing in the same video! This very desi song is delightful. Credits – Singers: Rekha Bhardwaj, Vishal Dadlani; Music: Pritam; Lyrics: Amitabh Bhattacharya; Label: T-Series.
16. Party All Night – Boss: A trademark song from Yo Yo Honey Singh’s stable, the song’s lyrics are not worth mentioning, but the beats do it in the disco. Credits – Singer / Music: Yo Yo Honey Singh; Lyrics: Sahil Kaushal; Label: T-Series.
17. Babli Badmaash – Shootout at Wadala: Priyanka Chopra did an Amitabh Bachchan in this item song, wearing an outfit with light fittings! This is the sexiest of the three dance numbers in this film, with simple steps and more oomph. Credits – Singer: Sunidhi Chauhan; Music: Anu Malik; Label: Sony Music.
18. Pinky – Zanjeer: The Exotic Priyanka Chopra in a full-on hot item song a la Chikni Chameli of Katrina Kaif. The song is more fun than her Babli badmaash, especially for dance. Credits – Singer: Mamta Sharma and Meet Bros Anjjan; Music: Meet Bros Anjjan; Lyrics: Shabbir Ahmed, Ashraf Ali; Label: T-Series.
19. Grand masti – Grand Masti: The film and its songs were panned by critics for being cheap, but it made Rs 100 crore at the box office. Some of the credit for that could also go to the title song. Credits – Singer: Sanjeev Rathod, Darshan Rathod, Payal Dev, Earl Edgar; Music: Sanjeev-Darshan; Lyrics: Kumaar; Music: T-Series.
20. Main taan aidaan hi nachna (I will dance like this only) – Yamla Pagla Deewana: This song, with the lyrics saying upfront ‘I don’t care if you don’t like my dancing’ was an answer from the Deols to people who make fun of their (non-existent) dancing skills. But it also means that you could move to this song as you like without a bother in this world! Credits – Singer: Diljit Dosanjh; Music: Toshi Sharib and Sachinn Gupta Sachinn Gupta; Lyrics: Kumaar; Label: YRF Music
21. Aala Re Aala – Shootout at Wadala: Sophie Choudry’s appearance in this song about Manya Surve worked better than Sunny Leone’s in Laila. The song is also catchier and has a more modern tune. Credits – Singers: Mika, Sunidhi Chauhan; Music: Anu Malik; Label: Sony Music.
22. Raanjhanaa – Raanjhanaa: The title track of Raanjhanaa is actually a love song and not exactly a dance number. But the innocent dance of Dhanush coupled with the beats just make you groove to it. Not to mention A R Rahman’s melody. Credits – Singers: Jaswinder Singh, Shiraz Uppal; Music: AR Rahman; Lyrics: Irshad Kamil; Label: Sony Music.
So which are your favourite dance numbers in Bollywood?