10 classic songs that will make any sangeet come alive

What’s the best part about an Indian wedding? Hands down, the sangeet ceremony! When all the friends and family get together to put a Bollywood-esque show for the guests, one can’t help but have fun. And if you’re planning a sangeet anytime soon, we’ve made life very easy for you. Here are the top 10 classic sangeet songs that literally NEVER go out of style. Are you ready to start grooving? 

Sangeet songs
Sangeet songs

#1. Tenu le ke main jaawanga, Salaam-e-ishq 

Is it even a sangeet if this song does not make it to the lineup? This all-time favourite number has all the ingredients of being a crowd-puller. It’s peppy beats ensure that you have your foot tapping in no time, the lyrics are romantic-yet-fun and it comes with cult moves that are easy to copy. For grooms looking to perform for their better halves, this song is always a winner! 

#2. London Thumakda, Queen 

Foe every spunky bride out there, this song is an anthem. The lyrics denote everything you want a modern-day pataka bride to be, and the beats are insanely addictive. Also, Kangana’s quirky dance moves on this song are something you’d have a lot of fun moving to. 

#3. Aankh Maarey, Simbaa 

When it comes to cult classics, this remake is right up there on the list. Be it Arshad Waarsi’s retro moves in the original or Ranveer Singh and Sara Ali Khan’s modern rendition, this song will make any sangeet ceremony come alive. The best part is that it is ideal for the couple’s friends to dance in large groups. Aankh Maarey is as fun and timeless a wedding sangeet song as you’re likely to find. 

#4. Sasuraal Genda Phool, Delhi

For every mother of the bride, this song is an all-time favourite. The lyrics are emotional yet fun, and the beats are soft and peppy at the same time. A master of contradictions, this song is an easy-go to for the mommy clan to perform on. You’re sure to see a good mix of smiling faces and misty eyes in the audience! 

#5. Dilbaro, Raazi

If ever there was a sangeet song that a bride and her father must dance to, Dilbaro is it. This song by Shankar Mahadevan has the most beautiful lyrics and one cannot help but get teary-eyed just listening to it. A sangeet performance on your big day to this number will definitely set the mood. 

#6. Laung Gawacha, Nucleya 

This version of the classic Punjabi song has enough electronic vibes to get the young crowd moving but also a traditional feel, making it perfect for a sangeet. A great choice for the sister and friends of the bride to groove to. 

#7. Le Jaayenge, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jaayenge

When it comes to wedding sangeet songs, Le Jaayenge is just perfect for the groom’s family to groove on. The perfect boys-side song, it has swag, it has the right beats and it has enough recall value that everyone in the audience is sure to connect with it. 

#8. Din Shagana Da, Philauri

When Anushka Sharma walked into her wedding mandap with this song playing in the background, she started a trend that just refuses to settle. This song has an ethereal vibe to it, making it the perfect song for the bride to start her sangeet performance with. It can mixed with a peppier number to complete the set. 

#9. Sooraj Ki Baahon Mein, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara 

This song has a happy, welcoming feel to it and makes for the ideal sangeet song to end your ceremony with. It’s something that the entire wedding party can dance to, both boys and girls side, and has an easy beat so irrespective of age, everyone can dance to it. 

#10. Ganesh Vandana 

We’re saving the start for the end, but no sangeet ceremony is complete unless it begins with this classic ode to Lord Ganesha. And don’t we all want an auspicious beginning to the beautiful journey of marriage? 

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Tanvi Saraf is a writer, editor and traveller who's recently moved to the south. Having worked with the country's leading publications, including Marie Claire, India Today, Harper's Bazaar Bride and L'officiel, she now heads marketing for WeddingWishlist.com & CherryTin.com. Her life's philosophy and choices are guided by her motto, "Enjoy it. Because it's happening", and with both our websites, she's all set to bring the joy back to gifting.

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