Top 5 Holi Songs of Bollywood

Having spent a major part of my formative years in Kerala, the excitement associated with the festival of colors never really caught my fancy, at least till my engineering days when I first got to see the Holi-celebrating folks in action. The only things that heralded the arrival of the festival to me were the songs that played on TV during the season, and with some memorable songs comprising that lineup it was indeed a pleasurable way for me to remember the day sans colors. So today as I sit in one corner of Andhra, the festival shall remain pretty much uneventful yet again (barring the India-Windies match, praying for the God’s 100 no. 100 there!). So till the time the match starts the least I can do is stick to the musical tradition. Ergo, here is a list of my five fave Holi songs from Bollywood. Have a fun-filled Holi everyone!

Holi Aayi Re (Mother India) -Shamshad Begum | Naushad

Holi Ke Din (Sholay) – Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar | R D Burman

Rang Barse (Silsila) – Amitabh Bachchan | Shiv-Hari

Aaj Na Chhodenge (Kati Patang) – Lata Mangeshkar| R D Burman

Holi Re (Mangal Pandey) – Udit Narayan, Aamir Khan, Srinivas, Madhusree, Chinmayi | A R Rahman