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Here’s Your Summer ’16 Must-Have Mehndi and Sangeet Playlist

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by Sarah Khan 

Shaadi season is upon us and that means multiple occasions of singing, eating, and dancing the night away. If you’re looking for the perfect songs to channel your inner Hrithik, Deepika, Govinda, or Madhuri, at the sangeet or reception, we’ve got you covered!

Which Bollywood hits will YOU be dancing to this summer? Let us know!


Hey guys, gather your crew and get down to mastering the moves to these songs that will be sure to catch the ladies’ attention. Whether you want to be the romantic Salman or energetic Akshay, these are the right tracks for you.

Manma Emotion Jaage – Dilwale

Tu Meri – Bang Bang

Oh Oh Jaane Jana – Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya

Jee Karda – Singh Is King

Dil Cheez Tujhe Dedi – Airlift


Get into formation ladies! The hits below will surely have the bride cheesing from cheek to cheek.

Cham Cham – Baaghi

Afghan Jalebi – Phantom

Fevicol Se – Dabangg 2

Babydoll/Partition – Dr. Srimix

Chamma Chamma Baje Re – China Gate

[Read Related: 11 Bollywood Classic Numbers — Dance Party Anyone?]


This is your chance to get the cutest dance partner possible and create some magic on stage. Have your inner SRK and Kajol ready because that’s what Bollywood taught you best, right?!

Dance Basanti – Ungli

Punjabi Wedding Song – Hasee Toh Phasee

Kar Gayi Chull – Kapoor & Sons

D Se Dance – Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania

Gulaabo – Shaandaar


Who doesn’t love some good ol’ Bollywood? You’ll have all the aunties and uncles cheering you on with the track below.

Chal Pyaar Karegi – Jab Pyaar Kisise Hota Hai

Mere Mehboob – Duplicate

Koi Ladki Hai – Dil To Pagal Hai

Dil Dooba – Khakee

Dholi Taro Dhol Baaje – Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam


The best dances at sangeets are the ones done by the aunties and uncles. Give them a little encouragement and watch them shine the dance floor!

Aati Kya Khandala – Ghulam

Tu Cheez Badi Hai Mast – Mohra

Ruk Ja O Dil Diwaane – Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge

Shubharaambh – Kai Po Che

Ek Ladki Ko Dekha – 1942: A Love Story


Seeing a big group of synchronized dancers is always a very special moment for the bride and groom—it’s when their two worlds officially collide. The songs below are sure to make that happen.

Gallan Goodiyaan – Dil Dhadakne Do

Sadi Gali – Tanu Weds Manu

Sooraj Dooba Hai – Roy


Lean On/Rangeela Re – Dr. Srimix & Jai Matt

sarah khanSarah Khan is aspiring to be Sharmila Tagore with the swag of Aaliyah. She is 23-years-old and her mom won’t stop asking her about marriage. Sarah usually ends up telling her mom that she wants to marry an African-American Jew, which causes her mother to promptly throw chappals at her. Sarah wants Drake to know that she’s down and ready whenever he is. Sarah is also 257 Pokemon away from catching them all.

Tina LapsiaTina Lapsia is a graduate of the University of Connecticut and studied political science and economics with a minor in Spanish. She is passionate about politics, feminism, and women’s rights, and wrote her senior thesis on the impact of the 2012 Delhi gang rape case in India. Tina is a fervent Bollywood fan and dance enthusiast; when she’s not listening to Hindi music, you can find her dancing to it. She aspires to have a career in public service in the future.