January 26, 2018, marks the 69th Republic Day and all Indians across the globe will be celebrating the important event in Indian history. One of the three national holidays of India, Republic Day is the day when the Constitution of India came into force on January 26, 1950. Republic Day celebrations play a significant role in our lives, as we honour the historical event with pride and excitement. The patriotic songs full of desh bhakti played during Republic Day functions at schools, colleges and government institutions on January 26 are an important part of the joyous occasion.
This Republic Day songs collection is all you need for the Republic Day dance performances.
1. Maa Tujhe Salaam
Maa Tujhe Salaam is a 1997 studio album by Indian musician A. R. Rahman, this song had a a profoundly positive and unifying impact on the nationalistic and patriotic mood of the country. Maa Tujhe Salaam song from Vande Mataram till date remains one of the most popular and positive tracks for the occasion like Republic Day.
2. Des Rangila
Des Rangila is a song from the 2006 film Fanaa, a movie about the tussle between patriotism and love, this music video depicts Kajol and her friends performing in the Rashtrapati Bhavan for the celebration of 26 January, the Indian Republic Day.
3. Mera Mulk Mera Desh
The heart-warming song Mera Mulk Mera Desh from Diljale (1996).
4. Aye Mere Watan Ke Logon
“Aye Mere Watan Ke Logo” is a Hindi patriotic song written by Kavi Pradeep performed by Lata Mangeshkar. The song commemorates Indian soldiers who died during the Sino-Indian War in 1962. The song was first performed live by Mangeshkar on 27 January 1963 at the National Stadium in New Delhi in the presence of President Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan and Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, on account of Republic Day (26 January) 1963, which was just two months after the end of the war.
5. Nanha Munna Rahi Hoon
Nanha Munna Rahi Hoon is a song from the 1962 film Son of India, this song plucked at the heart strings of all Indians and this song almost became as popular as the national anthem.
6. Bharat Humko Jaan Se
The Kashmir issue was tackled in this Mani Ratnam film Roja(1992). A young couple from south India goes for a honeymoon and the groom is kidnapped by jihadis. This song truly epitomises the spirit of the movie.
7. Kandhon Se Milte Hain Kandhe
A song from “Lakshya (2004)” puts light on the hard work and dedication of the Indian Army soldiers who spend sleepless nights to ensure that the commoners sleep peacefully.
8. Ye Jo Des Hai Tera, Swades 2004
AR Rahman boasts of an extensive list of hit patriotic songs but Yeh Jo Desh Hai Tera sung and composed by him for Swades is unique in its own way. For starters, it is not a high tempo song rather it has its own flow. It compels us to feel the lyrics, feel the pain and inner struggle of a young NRI Scientist who is struggling to choose a royal life over his motherland. This song beautifully brings the never-breaking connect we have with our country, and despite the issues, we cannot let it go off.
9. Chak De! India
Shah Rukh Khan-starrer Chak De! India’s title track will evoke your nationalism like no other. Sung by Sukhwinder Singh, Salim–Sulaiman and Marianne D’Cruz, Chak De! India sets the mood right from the first beat, and by the end of the track, you will be punching fists in the air with patriotism filled in the atmosphere.
10. India Waale, Happy New Year
Indiawale became a common term to represent the elated, proud citizens of the country after Shah Rukh Khan-starrer Happy New Year film released in 2014. The peppy track became a cheering anthem while celebrating the feeling of nationalism. Sung by KK, Neeti Mohan, Shankar Mahadevan and Vishal Dadlani.
11. Aisa Des Hai Mera, Veer Zara 2004
Set in the picturesque background of Punjab and sung be the legendary singing trio of Udit Narayanan, Gurdas Maan and Lata Mangeshkar, Aisa Des Hai Mera song from Veer-Zaara has a few parallels when it comes to defining the beauty of India. It is rare for a romantic movie to produce a patriotic chartbuster, but Yash Chopra was a magician for a reason. Aisa Desh Hai Mera has been played time and again at important events like the Commonwealth Games and several other occasions to represent Indian Diaspora.
12. Suno Gaur Se Dunia Walo
Salman Khan and Sanjay Dutt starrer Dus never saw the daylight but its song Suno Gaur Se Duniya Walo became a chartbuster. No song can show Indians right on the top and keep eyeing enemies at the bay like this song. Sung by Udit Narayan, Mahalakshmi Iyer, Shankar Mahadevan and Dominique Cerejo, Suno Gaur Se Duniya Walo is your high-spirited track for an energetic dance performance.
13. Tu Bhoola Jise, Airlift
Akshay Kumar-starrer 2016 patriotic movie Airlift boasts of a calming yet powerful song – Tu Bhoola Jise. This song captures the current mood of the nation and emphasizes on loving the motherland. High on emotions, Tu Bhoola Jise is sung by KK, composed by Amaal Mallik with the hard-hitting lyrics by Kumaar. Be prepared to get goosebumps as the song reaches its climax with overtones of “Vande Mataram” in abundance.
14. Salaam India, Mary Kom
A spirited performance on the song Salaam India from Priyanka Chopra-starrer Mary Kom will be a right way to give a big salute to the nation on Republic Day. The Song composed by Shivam with lyrics penned by Sandeep Singh with the powerful voice of Vishal Dadlani and Salim Merchant is bound to leave you mesmerized. The song features Priyanka in the role of shining Indian medal winning Olympian, Mary Kom who made the country proud.
15. Jai Ho, Slumdog Millionaire
The song that got AR Rahman an Academy Award is historic in all true sense. Jai Ho from Danny Boyle’s Slumdog Millionaire brought Indian music to the global map. The music is very different from AR Rahman’s earlier numbers as he carries the rhythm up and down throughout the song.
16. Rang Laal, Force 2
John Abraham and Sonakshi Sinha starrer Force 2 has a soul-stirring track Rang Laal. The movie which released in 2016 saw the lead protagonist lend their voices for this powerful song. Their timely voiceover in the song sung by Dev Negi and Aditi Singh Sharma makes all the difference.
17. Rang De Basanti
The perfect song for dancing your way to Republic Day celebrations is Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra directed 2006 cult film Rang De Basanti’s title track. The fiery voice of Daler Mehndi and musical genius of AR Rahman came up with a youth-centric song in Rang De Basanti and took the nation by storm. The song undoubtedly raises the energy level of the people listening to it and rightfully earned the tag of modern day classic.
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