The craze of using Punjabi songs or music in Bollywood is not new. The songs were rehashed from the late 90s till now. No doubt Punjabi music always grabbed the attention from Bollywood. But lately, these Punjabi songs are being revamped in every Bollywood movie. And very effortlessly are becoming Bollywood chartbusters too.
Here are some of the Bollywood dance numbers that were already hit in the Punjabi music industry!
1. Angreji Beat Te
We have all seen Veronica groove on this number by Yo Yo Honey Singh in Cocktail. Though recreating songs is risky, this one was a pretty good job done because technically, there was no difference!
The original song was sung by Gippy Grewal and Honey Singh and is an all-time favorite for all Punjabi parties.
2. Saturday Saturday
The party anthem from the movie ‘Kapoor and Sons‘ became our favorite weekend story with Alia and Varun’s epic grooves, with an additional para from the girl’s side as well! But again, the song was already a hit number with North Indian, thanks to Indeep Bakshi and Badshah for this Punjabi swag drolling song.
3. High Heels
Meet Bros. hybridized this song and it did wonders on the charts for quite a long time. However, the trademark beat is all thanks to Yo Yo Honey and Jaz Dhami for making such a raunchy number talking about nothing but high heels!
4. Daru Vich Pyar
Taz Stereo Nation ruled 90’s Punjabi music by adding a pop touch to the usual ‘dhol’ beats. This song was featured in Tum Bin and now has come to life again with Guest In London.
5. Boyfriend Girlfriend
Umm, well, I don’t know if I would actually give this remake a heads up because, to be honest, nobody matches J Star…not even Arijit Singh. So put your earphones on and give J Star a try first before you tune into the Raabta track.
6. Oh Ho Ho Ho
Everybody loves Sukhbir and more than that every Dj loves to do the signature beat drop just to make the audience go ‘Oh Ho Ho Ho’. Bollywood picked up this for Hindi Medium.
7. Suit Suit Karda
This is one gem of addition by Guru Randhawa in the present repertoire of Punjabi hits. And it’s so good that Bollywood had to pick this up!
8. Gud Naal Ishq Mitha
Every Punjabi wedding’s staple, Gud Naal Ishq Mitha by Bally Sagoo has been recreated many times in Bollywood movies and we would just let you make a decision about it which one is the best.
9. Soch Na Sake
So, this became your go-to song every time you wanted to express your infinite love. The track Soch Na Sake in Airlift is a highly tweaked version of Hardy Sandhu‘s Punjabi superhit. And the lyrics in Punjabi would do much more for that love instead of this one…
10.Kudi Gujarat Di
So, we all have sung this one for every ‘gujju’ friend out there and now we have a brand new version of this one!
11. Rock Tha Party
This part song was originally played by Bombay Rockers in the mid-2000s and then recreated for the 2016 Bollywood movie “Rocky Handsome”.
12. Nachange Saari Raat
You must have enjoyed the sizzling hot chemistry between Yami Gautam and Pulkit Samrat in this song which is from the 2016 Bollywood film “Junooniyat” (2016). This song was originally sung by Taz from Stereo Nation and was part of the Album “Oh! Laila” (2000).
The song that has soothed our ears for a long time now seems to be copied as well. The latter version is, however, better than the original one and is a treat to the ears.
There’s no doubt to the fact that the Cocktail movie version is way better than Arif Lohar’s slow version the Jugni Song.
15. Gal Ban Gayi
This song has been a favorite since ages and it finds itself on our playlists every time. Originally the party number was sung by Bombay Rockers in the mid-2000s but then was recreated for the 2016 Bollywood movie ‘Rocky Handsome‘.
16. Tutak Tutiyan
The original 2009 Malkit Singh version is still popular in Punjabi Weddings. But it was time to revamp the old version and here we have the new and updated song in the movie “Tutak Tutak Tutiyan”.
17. Aaja Mahi
While the original song has been in the market since 2007, the Bollywood version was released way later in 2015 in the movie ‘Singh Is Bling‘. The latter saw Akshay Kumar and Amy Jackson shaking their bodies to the pumped up number.
18. Sadi Gali
Remember Sadi Gali from ‘Tanu Weds Manu‘? Well, this one is of the rarest cases where we love both the versions. The old one by Lehmber Hussainpuri and the Bollywood version too.
19. Ban Ja Rani
While both the versions were sung by Guru Randhawa, the Punjabi one was released in 2016 and the new one was released in the movie ‘Tumhari Sulu‘.
20. Dil Chori
We surely did enjoy the remake recreation of Hans Raj Hans’ original song “Dil Chori Sada Ho Gaya” in the movie “Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety” starring Kartik Aaryan, Nushrat Bharucha and Sunny Singh. The recreated version “Dil Chori” was sung by Yo Yo Honey Singh’s in the film.
21. Main Tenu Samjhawan Ki
This soothing song was first featured in Punjabi movie ‘Virsa’ which was released in 2010 before Bollywood’s ‘Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya‘.
22. Kala Chashma
While Katrina and Sidharth awe us all with their moves, this number was already released by Amar Arshi in 2000.
23. Rail Gaddi
If you are praising Rail Gaddi from the movie ‘Tutak Tutak Tutiyan‘ for its peppiness then maybe you should check out the original Rail Gaddi a Punjabi song which is dated back to the 1990 Punjabi movie, Dushmani Di Agg. Ya, it’s that old!
24. Sanu Ek Pal Chain
This amazing track was originally sung by Shivai Vyas and published in 2015 while we learned about it only after watching the movie ‘Raid’. Both the versions are amazing and have a different feel to it.
25. Nit Khair Manga
This too is from the movie ‘Raid‘ and is also sung by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan in the movie. We are unable to find out who sang the original Punjabi version, but surely an angel’s voice. It was uploaded in 2015.
26. Kadi Te Has Bol Ve
This song from the movie ‘Love Aaj Kal’ was actually an old Punjabi song sung by Shaukat Ali and trust me, he has an amazing voice.
27. High Rated Gabru
Varun Dhawan and Shraddha Kapoor’s starrer movie ‘Nawabzaade‘ had yet another version of Guru Randhawa‘s Punjabi song Gabru. Although the original one was a massive hit than the song in this film.
28. Laung Laachi
The romantic video song “Tu Laung Main Elaachi” from the Bollywood movie “Luka Chuppi” is one of the worst recreated versions of Punjabi song. The original song was from the Punjabi movie titled Laung Laachi itself, the song was originally sung by Mannat Noor and was a chartbuster starring Ammy Virk, Neeru Bajwa, Amberdeep Singh.
The beautiful track Photo has two versions both sung by Karan Sehmbi. Penned by Nirmaan and music by Goldboy the Punjabi one was released in 2017 and the new one was released in 2019 in the movie ‘Luka Chuppi‘.
30. Hauli Hauli
Last but not least, Garry Sandhu’s chartbuster peppy Punjabi number – ‘Yeah Baby’ is recreated for the movie ‘De De Pyaar De’. Titled as Hauli Hauli, the song is sung by Neha Kakkar and Garry Sandhu and remixed by music composer Tanishk Bagchi.