Aamir Khan in Rang De Basanti. (courtesy: YouTube)
- AR Rahman's Maa Tujhe Salam is on the list
- So is 'Teri Mitti' from 'Kesari
- Of course, there is a song from 'Uri'
Celebrations on Independence Day are colourful and often sprinkled with slogans and songs. While we cherish our country for providing us with all the resources that we need to live a good life as well as protection and steady growth, let us commemorate this day with songs that sing praises of the nation. You may be planning an event or simply staying at home on Independence Day. But a patriotic song playlist is a must-have on Independence Day. Here is a list of songs that you can include in your playlist and celebrate the day with a musical touch. From soulful tunes to mash-up renditions, here's the list you need:
1.Maa Tujhe Salam
This A R Rahman number adds power and emotion into one song with a kind of magic that only the maestro can create.
2.Rang De Basanti (Rang De Basanti)
This is another A R Rahman number from the film by the same name. The song evokes strength, jubilance and a sense of patriotic brotherhood.
3.Teri Mitti (Kesari)
A soulful number that touches our hearts with its words and rhythm, this song is a must-play on Independence Day to evoke pride and perseverance to serve the nation.
We cannot forget our national song while we celebrate Independence Day. Here's a rendition by Neeti Mohan who mashed up Bankim Chandra Chatterjee's words with Lata Mangeshkar's iconic Vande Mataram.
5.Mere Desh Ki Dharti (Upkar)
To reminisce the golden days of patriotic spirit, play old songs like this one. This track was sung in 1959 and, to date, it is ripe with patriotic emotion and inspiring rhythm.
6.Thare Vaaste (Parmanu)
Here's a song that injects zest, perseverance and love for our country. Coming from a patriotic film, no wonder this song is a perfect fit for the day's playlist.
7.Jai Ho (Slumdog Millionnaire)
A R Rahman's songs are known for their evergreen presence and this Oscar-winning number deserves all our attention.
8.Jaaga Hindustan (Gold)
Veteran poet and lyricist Javed Akhtar penned the lyrics of this song and made the words shine with love and compassion for India.
9.Ae Watan (Raazi)
This innocent tune sticks to our mind with its rich lyrics and a drive to cherish our country with all love.
Also known as Main Lad Jaana, this song has a tone of challenge and zeal to win for the nation's sake.
Play these songs to celebrate Independence Day and ignite the love for the country.