The nation is dipped in the festive spirit as Janmashtami 2019 is here. The festival is the favourite of the masses, and thus by association, its Bollywood’s favourite as well. Since the time cinema has been there in India, movies have included songs about Janmashtami and Dahi Handi time and again. Some of the songs went on to become timeless classics, and will remain favourites for the fans for a long time. At least, until new and better songs about Janmashtami and Dahi Handi are not presented by Bollywood. So, this year, as you prepare to wear your best ethnic wear and head out on the streets, we took the liberty to compile the ultimate song playlist for you. Specially curated for the festival. Krishna Janmashtami 2019 Bhajans: From Anuradha Paudwal ‘Man Mathura Tan Vrindavan’ to Jagjit Singh’s ‘Banke Bihari’, Listen to These Devotional Songs on Gokulashtami.
So, if you also possess the ‘singing aur dancing ka shauk’ just like the little Anjali from Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, here is a list that you can use this Janmashtami. We’d recommend turning the volume all the way up. Krishna Janmashtami 2019: From Hari to Govinda, Know These 108 Names of Kanha With Meaning in Hindi & English.
This is the newest song on the playlist. The number from the upcoming film, Dream Girl, features Nsuhrat Bharucha and Ayushmann Khurrana. It is a perfect modern twist to a desi dance number.
Govinda Ala Re
Is it even possible to not groove with Shammi Kapoor? This song from the Manmohan Desai film, Bluff Master, which came out all the way back in 1963, remains a hit even today. Such is the magic of good music. Mohd Rafi sang this number.
Mach Gaya Shor
Amitabh Bachchan dancing to a dahi handi number. Enough said. Parveen Babi joins Big B in this song from the movie, Khuddar. This one is probably the most popular of the lot here.
Go Go Go Govinda
It is almost funny that this is the only memorable new age number about Dahi Handi. C’mon, Bollywood, you can do more. This bindas number stars Sonakshi Sinha and Prabhu Deva and is an absolute delight.
Aala Re Aala Govinda Aala
Anuradha Paudwal and Amit Kumar have lent their voices for this sheer delight of a Janmashtami song. You might find yourself listening to this song, featuring Jackie Shroff, on loop today.
Chandi Ki Daal Par
This 90s track featuring Salman Khan and Rani Mukerji is a total banger. There is no way this is song is playing on the speakers and you don’t feel like dancing your heart out.
Har Taraf Hai Ye Shor
Sanjay Dutt’s Vastav is memorable for multiple reasons; one of them being this dance number. Sanjay is not known to be a great dancer, but, boy, does he groove well here.
Shor Mach Gaya Shor
How can we not include this number featuring Shatrughan Sinha? This number is totally wildin. It belongs to the 1974 film, Badla. Kishore Kumar has crooned it.
So, this Janmashtami, groove to these numbers as you take part in the festivities. But remember to be safe and make sure people around you are safe as well. Happy holiday.