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Eight Desi Songs We’re Loving These Days

Plug in your earphones!

By Hafsa Saeed

“Every song ends. Is that any reason not to enjoy the music?”

If you grew up watching One Tree Hill, you’ll recognize this dialogue is from Peyton’s mother, Ellie. And if you’re intelligent enough, you’d understand that Ellie’s asking you to enjoy your life. A life, which seems incomplete without music. There’s music for every mood: sad, festive, romantic, and even angry.

Music has the power to transport you to another world, so fasten your seatbelts, because we bring you a list of eight desi songs we are in love with these days.

Chan Kithan Guzari by Ali Sethi

Ali Sethi is known for his melodic vocals and his songs strike a chord with our emotional side, and Chan Kithan is no different. With the bit of tabla in the background, the song retains your attention throughout unless the slow pace.

The Punjabi lyrics and the slightly dark video makes you think hard and that’s the beauty of it.In case, anyone’s wondering, the nurse (Mira Sethi) has a crush on her patient (Mikaal Zulfiqar) and is daydreaming during the rickshaw ride.

Ullu Ka Patha from Jagga Jasoos

Excuse the explicit title, but the song’s lyrics hit home.

“Jaana naa ho jahaan wahin jaata hai

Dil ullu ka pattha hai..”

Truer words were never spoken. Ranbir and Katrina’s starrer, Jagga Jasoos, features the funky beat which will arise conflicting emotions inside you. You’ll feel like dancing AND you will feel extremely angry.

Nachde Ne Saare from Baar Baar Dekho 

Well, a music list is not complete without a shaadi song and this one, featuring Katrina Kaif and Sidhart Malhotra, is our hot favorite since the last wedding season! Dance away with the monsoon wind blowing in your hair!

Prem Mein Tohre from Begum Jaan

This song is an upgraded version of two of yesteryear hit songs: Hum pe ye kis ne hara rang dala and Taal se Taal mila. Asha Bhosle’s vocals synchronize with the sound of the ghungroos – worn by the girls dancing in the video – and create magic.

Raadha from Jab Harry met Sejal

Radha is your typical Punjabi dance number, but with a twist of disco beats. It is the perfect tune to brighten up your weekends.

Chitta Chola by Patari

One of Patari’s projects called Tabeer, went forward and found individuals who couldn’t reach big platforms on their own, and made them sing folk songs. Chitta Chola is one such song sung by a 12 year old office boy!

This one will hit you right in the feels.

The Sibbi Song

Alright, we might be a little biased when it comes to the Tabeer series, but the indie number, Sibbi song by Abid Brohi and SomeWhatSuper, has stayed loyally by our side even though it released in the beginning of this year. We can’t think of saying farewell to it so soon.

Aaj Rung Hai by Hadiqa Kiani

Let’s end our discussion on a spiritual note. Hadiqa Kiani did great justice to the famous Qawali, initially sung by the legendary Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, for her latest album, Wajd.

If you find yourself in need of a spiritual awakening, then Aaj Rung Hai is your song! On a side note, the version sung by Sahir Ali Bagga is equally intense.