Do you ever find yourself reminiscing about the music that accompanied your life during the early 2000s? If you’re a fan of Punjabi music, then you’re in for a treat as we take a trip down memory lane to revisit 13 Punjabi songs that once had us dancing, grooving, and singing along.
These tracks may have faded from our playlists, but their catchy beats and unforgettable hooks still hold a special place in our hearts.
- “Ishq Tera Tadpave” – Sukhbir
Remember belting out “Oh ho ho ho” even if you couldn’t speak Punjabi fluently? Sukhbir’s infectious energy made this song an instant hit.
- “Kangna” – Dr. Zeus
This track perfectly complemented our early-2000s aesthetic. It’s hard not to smile when you hear those opening notes.
- “Bolo Ta Ra Ra Ra” – Daler Mehndi
If you couldn’t resist dancing when this song played, you weren’t alone. “Bolo Ta Ra Ra Ra” was the anthem of the movement.
- “Mundian To Bach Ke” – Panjabi MC
Panjabi MC achieved BHANGRA POP GOD STATUS with this track. Its fusion of Punjabi beats and modern sounds was groundbreaking.
- “Ari Ari” – Bombay Rockers
Bombay Rockers may have skipped in every video, but they took the music scene by storm. Their catchy tunes were impossible to ignore.
- “Nachange Sari Raat” – Stereo Nation
Whether it was on school vans, radios, or TV, this song spread like wildfire. Stereo Nation knew how to get us on our feet.
- “Gur Naal Ishq Mitha” – Bally Sagoo
This song iconized a dance move celebrated all over the world at Punjabi weddings. And remember, it’s “Gur Naal,” not “Gori Naal.”
- “Sauda Khara Khara” – Sukhbir
- “Let The Music Play” – Shamur
These two tracks had everyone grooving, regardless of whether they understood the Punjabi lyrics. The beats were universal.
- “Tunak Tunak Tun” – Daler Mehndi
Before it became a global sensation, you and your family were already breaking it down to this infectious tune.
- “Chok There” – Apache Indian
If you wanted to be seen as a hip Punjabi kid, “Chok There” was on repeat at some point in your life.
- “Balle Balle” – Daler Mehndi
I mean, it’s called “Balle Balle” – how could we not love it? Daler Mehndi knew how to get us in the party spirit.
- “Dil Luteya” – Jazzy B
Despite the video’s questionable quality, this tune was a radio sensation. It’s a classic that we can’t help but remember fondly.
These Punjabi songs may not dominate our playlists today, but they are undeniably part of our culture heritage. Each track has a story, a memory, and a place in our hearts. So, if you’re feeling nostalgic, take a trip back in time and let these songs transport you to the days when Punjabi music ruled the airwaves and dance floors. After all, great music never truly fades away; it simply waits for the perfect moment to make a comeback in our lives.