Whether you’re planning on having a big mehndi bash or an intimate mehndi function at home, the event would not be complete without the right music. There have been countless tunes that have become absolute musts for mehndis and sangeets, and then there are the “flavors of the season” tune – and it’s good to have them all on your playlist to ensure an interruption-free party.
Let’s start with the cult classics, the tunes that you just can’t miss:
· “Mehndi Hai Rachney Wali”, Zubeida
This is a must-have mehndi number – as it is clear from the title. It’s old, it’s gold, and it’s a slow number which is perfect to start things off.
· “Gurr Naal Ishq Mittha”, Bally Sagoo
Another oldie from the epic 90s that everyone has heard. This is the perfect tune to get everyone in the right mehndi-mood, and who can resist that signature move?
· “Mehndi Laga k Rakhna”, DDLJ
This one’s a golden oldie and is sure to make everyone smile. No mehndi is complete without playing this iconic track from everyone’s favorite DDLJ, and this one has got to be on your playlist!
Now, let’s talk about songs that have come out in the not-so-distant past but have since become must-have mehndi tunes that everyone knows and loves.
· “Sadi Gali”, Tanu Weds Manu
Who doesn’t enjoy a bit of Punjabi thumka tunes these days? This a great tune to turn up the party quotient and get everyone on the dancefloor.
· “London Thumakda”, Queen
Whether you use the original or the remixed versions, this song is a great party starter and is one of the few songs that all your guests will truly enjoy.
· “Rola Pe Gaya”, Patiala House
It’s a great mix traditional mehndi music – slow & graceful and then it goes into full party mode – just like you want your mehndi to go!
To make a truly epic mehndi playlist, you’re playlist needs to have both high-paced and soulful tunes. Here are some soulful tunes that are sure to jerk a tear or two from your friends and family while keeping the festivities going.
· “Soni Banno”, Kal Ho Na Ho
This one is a typical mehndi song with the shehnai. Get the version without the sad part in the middle preferably!
· “Kabira (Encore)”, Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani
Yes, that’s what the alternate version which was filmed during Kalki’s wedding in the movie is called, and it is one of the best wedding or mehndi songs to come out in a long time!
· “Chhalka Chhalka”, Saathiya
This is a mehndi tune that’s all been forgotten these days, but it’s graceful, soft, and can even be danced to.
Finally, no mehndi is complete without the current mehndi anthems.
· “Gulaabo”, Shaandaar
A perfect song to bring the bride on the dance floor.
· “Shakar Wandaan”, Ho Mann Jahan
This is the mehndi anthem of the year. All your guests are sure to know the tune and lyrics which makes it a great tune to get everyone singing and dancing.
· “Kala Chashma”, Baar Baar Dekho
Pop on your sunglasses and get your groove on with this amazing mehndi anthem that has taken the world by storm. Your mehndi won’t be complete without this tune.
Some honorable mentions:
- “Sasural Genda Phool”, Delhi 6
- “Chittiyaan Kalaiyaan”, Roy
- “Punjabi Wedding Song”, Hasee Toh Phasee
- “Banno”, Tanu Weds Manu Returns
- “Ainvayi Ainvayi”, Band Baja Baaraat
- “Gal Mithi Mithi Bol”, Aisha
- “Bole Chuddiyaan”, Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Ghum
- “Mehndi Ni Mehndi”, Harshdeep Kaur