The wedding season is here and while you have the trousseau, the venue, the guest list and the food sorted, we’ve got you covered for some fun and pacy wedding tracks to make the day extra special. So, put on those dancing shoes and get set for some jhatkas and matkas.
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Singers: Salim–Sulaiman, Sunidhi Chauhan
Think weddings and there is no way this one can miss a place from your dance tracks. Wedding planners are known for adding that magical touch to weddings, and that’s precisely what Ranveer Singh and Anushka Sharma do in Band Baaja Baaraat. Set in a retro backdrop, with everything pink and red crowding the screen, the song features the duo shaking a leg at a fancy Punjabi wedding. Amitabh Bhattacharya’s lyrics, along with Salim- Sunidhi’s voice and the palette of colours in the picturisation, adds life to the song.
Fun, fast-paced and dance-worthy is one’s perfect for a cocktail evening.
Singers: Neha Kakkar, Sonu Kakkar, Labh Janjua
If ‘Ainvayi Ainvayi’ was all about pinks and reds, ‘London Thumakda’ is for the simple brides. Starring Kangana Ranaut, the song features the actress during her mehndi ceremony. Written by Anvita Dutt Guptan, the song weaves elements of a Punjabi party into the wedding song genre. The lyrics of the song are penned perfectly to suit the Westernised, English-speaking woman, who instead of being a bride, goes on a honeymoon on her own.
From dadi to chachi, bua, papa and mamma, this song is for everyone in the family.
Singer: Mahalaxmi Iyer, Vaishali Samant and Richa Sharma
What’s a wedding without that group of friends who leave no opportunity to tease the bride and the groom! Yaro Yaordi from Mani Ratnam’s Alaipayuthey has Shalini playing the bride’s naughty friend. The song is shot in the narrow lanes of a picture-perfect village and lyricist Vairamuthu’s words perfectly marry with the look and feel of the song.
This might be apt for a bachelorette or bridal party.
Singer: Harini, Tippu, Malgudi Subha, Chitra Sivaraman
A classic family wedding song, it’s from the film Dumm Dumm Dumm, featuring Madhavan and Jyotika. Set in an old-fashioned house, the song struck the right cord for its humour and dance. Na.Muthukumar, Pa. Vijay, and Vaali’s lyrics hilariously convey the essence of life post marriage.
Include this one on your list if you want the entire family participating.
Singers: Jikki, Sunitha Upadrashta, Sandhya
One of the oldest, yet most popular wedding songs, ‘Alanati Ramachandrudu’ from Murari is everything a traditional Telugu wedding needs. Featuring Mahesh Babu and Sonali Bendre, the song takes us through the rituals of a Telugu wedding. A traditional, family number, this one’s a favourite among all. Composed by Mani Sharma, the song was sung by Jikki, Sunitha and Sandhya.
Singer: Vijay Yesudas, Sachin Warrier, Divya S. Menon
This is one song that needs no introduction. If the 2014 flick Bangalore Days broke all box office records, this wedding track from the film became a rage not only in the south but across many parts of the nation. The peppy number also became the claim to fame for Divya Menon. Although she hasn’t been popular, her dulcet voice never failed to make a mark. Some of her works include, Ivan Maryadaraman, 100 Days of Love, Charlie or Malgudi Days.
Featuring all the lead characters of the film, this one’s for those who have cousins who are more like friends. Play this and you are sure to see the crowd singing and grooving along.
Singer: Sunidhi Chauhan, Natalie Di Luccio, Swanand Kirkire, Neelambari Kirkire
One of the recent additions to the wedding playlist, ‘Navrai Majhi’ gained popularity after late actress Sridevi shook a leg in English Vinglish. That was the last time we saw her dance on screen and although the song did not have her actually performing, it was a complete pleasure to see that she was still just as aesthetic when it came to dancing.
Simple, lively and fun, this track will get people grooving without much effort. Best for those who would like to keep it stylish yet traditional.