Best Holi Songs To Celebrate Hollywood-Style Holi Abroad

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Best Holi Songs To Celebrate Hollywood-Style Holi Abroad

No matter if you live in India or abroad, Holi is undoubtedly one of the students’ most awaited and favourite festivals. The festivity, the fun, the happiness, the colours and the delicacies this festival brings are unmatched. The best part about the festival is that the colours cover all the differences and separating lines of society and make it one. Everybody celebrates happiness together blended in like all the colours, different yet beautiful. One important non-missing factor is grooving to the songs of Holi. Let me refresh your memory about what best songs can you pick to make this day unforgettable and fun.   

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Know The Real Holi story

How long has it been since we calmly sat with our grandparents and learned about the stories of all the festivals? Have you not been missing it all this while? The excitement and curiosity our little minds had at that time have been missing all these years under the bags and books of our college. 

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A lot of you might already know about this story, but a lot of you might not. So let’s just refresh the old times and feel like the little kids listening to the story from grandma. 

So the festival of Holi is celebrated on the night of the full moon in the Hindu month of Phalguna. Though the stories vary in each part of the country, the most commonly known story is that Hiranyakashipu an evil king who had the boon of immortality from lord Vishnu which made him believe that he was the strongest, wanted everyone to preach to him instead of god. However, his son Prahalad who was a believer in god denied upon preaching to his dad which made Hiranyakashipu furious. He tried several ways to kill his son like poisoning him, pushing him into the valley, etc but Prahalad remained unscratched due to the blessings of god on him. Tired from all the attempts Hiranyakashipu asked his evil sister Holika, who was immune to fire to take Prahalad and sit in the pyre of fire and kill Prahalad. 

A pyre was created on the night of the full moon and as decided Holika took Prahalad in her lap and sat into it. Magically the fire burned down Holika into ashes and Prahalad came out untouched making the win of good over evil. Later, Hiranyakashipu was killed by lord Vishnu himself taking his boon and evil life away from the goodness of the world giving the world a reason to celebrate the good.

All Time Favourite Traditional Holi Songs

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Bollywood has never been behind in providing the world with some ever-living melodies. Some songs remain at the top of the list for certain occasions for a very very long time. Some of the favourite traditional Holi songs are:

Rang Barse

Don’t tell me when someone asks you to play a song for Holi, Rang Barse is not the first one on your mind? Can you believe that song was released in 1981? The song was written by Harivansh Rai Bachchan and sung by Amatiab Bachchan. The song has stayed at the top of the list of Holi songs for 43 years now and I can’t see it going out of trend for even the coming decade. The song gives the elders and the younger both the feeling of comfort and fun.

Holi Ke Din

One of the legendary movies Sholey gave everybody not just a story to remember but also a good song that has also been ranked as a top-played song on Holi for around half a century now. Yes, you read it right, it has been 49 years since this song is in trend for the celebration of Holi. The song was sung by Kishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar, the best due in the world of melody, In the year 1975. Trust me your Holi is incomplete without this song.

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Holi Khele Raghuveera 

A family song from another benchmarking movie Baghban Holi Khele Raghuveera is a typical song that can not be missed from the Holi playlist. The song was also sung by Amatiab Bachchan along with other singers in the year 2003 and like the songs above, this has also been in the list of most played songs on Holi since the date of release. If you are celebrating Holi with your family, don’t miss this song.

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These were the top 3 Bollywood songs that have stayed on the top without any compromise since they were released and the fun people have had grooving over the tunes of these songs has remained the same throughout the generations.

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Bollywood Holi song

To have you get an even better playlist, let me add some more top Bollywood songs to it. The songs we read above were the oldest happily surviving songs, let’s list the other songs that made it to the top list and are still not leaving the regime.

The song Soni Soni from the movie Mohabbatein is one of the Holi songs that make your heart dance to the rhythm along with the feet as enacted by our favourite SRK.   

Balam Pichkari is a new age Holi classic which has made it to the reach of Rang Barse song and is the favourite of the new age generation to be played at the festival. 

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Do Me A Favour Lets Play Holi a song from the Wakt movie is a top-ranked song which gives Holi an angrezi swag and a hint of modernisation.

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Lahu Muh Lag Gaya from the movie Golio ki ras leela Ram-Leela is a song no couple forget to have a chance to romance on, considering the movie story and unforgettable choreography.  

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Ang Se Ang Lagana,  another romantic song for the festival gives the love birds the chance to be all in love while dancing and enjoying the festival.

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Songs To Make Holy Hollywood style 

Now let’s make your Holi playlist interesting for the people living abroad to celebrate the Holi Hollywood-style. The following are the tracks that you can play to tap your feet on Indo-western beats:

Cheap Thrills, a song by Australian Singer Sia is a top choice to be played for Holi if the playlist is Hollywood style as the beats and the track is perfect for the occasion. 

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Jalebi Baby is a Punjabi-English song sung by Canadian rapper Tesher and is a very good choice of Holi tracks for sowing some good dance moves.

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Taki Taki a song by DJ Snake, Selena Gomez, Ozuna, and Cardi B can be a very relevant and Hollywood-style song that can complement the festivities of Holi. 

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How We Do It a track by Sean Paul can be perfectly added to the playlist of Holi by people abroad for a fancy celebration

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Havana by Camila Cabello is the kind of song that is not gonna leave your tongue even after the song leaves the sound of the speaker and makes you dance in your head all day. 

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Lean On by Major Lazer and DJ Snake is a perfect track to tap your feet on the perfect dancing rhythm and have refreshing and amazing dance moves to show off on the festive stage.

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Songs That Can Give You Best Holi Photo Ideas

When you are done with the dancing and are ready to put an end to the grooving moves it is time to get your memories stored in the form of photos. To help you get an idea of the Holi photo inspirations and  make amazing videos, here are some songs with Holi celebration Videos which can give you fresh and amazing ideas to pose best in your Holi Photos:

  • Lahu Muh Lag Gaya
  • Aaj Na Chodenge
  • Happy Holi
  • Holi Main Rangeele
  • Balam Pichkari
  • All these songs are enacted in the scenes of Holi and clearly show the festive enjoyment and can definitely be used to get some best pose ideas for your perfect pictures and Videos.

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