On the 26th of January, the whole nation stands together to remember what we achieved after years of deliberations and struggle. It is the day on we truly look to our past and think about the hardships we have had to face and the ultimate triumph we achieved. Many of us get this sudden urge to read our constitution to not just be informed but to also realize that it is not just a book with rules and regulations written on it but a historical piece that defines the India that once was and what India has now become. But, to feel the real spirit of this day, we need some amazing tunes that will surely make us reminisce about the times that went by and at the same time thankful for how far we have come and all our amazing achievements. So, if you’re ready for the full package of songs that will make you feel proud to be an Indian, then you’ve come to the right place.
Don’t forget to make a playlist for this occasion, because what use are songs if you don’t have a well-curated playlist for every occasion that ever existed, ready to feel the vibe or just jam out until you drop?
1. Teri Mitti
You’d be lying to yourself if you say that you don’t experience goosebumps whenever you listen to this song. Even the movie itself, Kesari, will bring back all the patriotic feelings that you thought you were lacking. If you haven’t heard this amazing song, we assure you that you’re missing out. Written by Manoj Muntashir and sung by B Prakk, this song perfectly captures every essence of our country and the beauty it endlessly provides us with. From the composition of this song to its amazing lyrics, each element is perfect and that's what makes this song the one you want to start your playlist with.
2. Maa Tujhe Salaam/ Vande Mataram
If you were familiar with Doordarshan while growing up, then it is unlikely that you haven’t heard this song. It didn’t matter if it was Republic Day or Independence Day, this song would play, on repeat, and make you remember all its lyrics. For those who haven’t heard this song, let us tell you, you all are in for a treat. This song has a beautiful melody and composition by none other than A.R. Rahman. The music video of this song will surely give that patriotic feel that will make you also want to write your own music.
3. Ae Watan
This song is from the movie Raazi and comes at such a timing during the movie when the patriotic feeling in our hearts is on a high and so is our anticipation. This song can surely be proclaimed as the song of the year of 2018: we’re not gonna lie, this song was on repeat in our playlists and we can say that it is still as impactful as the day it was released. It has been composed by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy and the lyrics are by Gulzar. Make sure you don’t miss this masterpiece while curating your Republic Day playlist because not only is it perfect for the occasion, it is also amazing regardless of the occasion on which you listen to it.
4. Yeh Jo Des Hai Tera
If you’re looking for a song that will make all those underlying emotions we feel throughout the year come boiling up, then this is the song for you. It is another composition by A.R. Rahman, from the movie Swadesh, starring the one and only Shah Rukh Khan who perfectly encapsulates everything we feel when we are in a foreign land and think about the home we left behind. This song will make you long for things you never knew you needed. Don’t wait anymore and add this beautiful composition to your Republic Day playlist.
5. Aisa Des Hai Mera
This is one of those songs that you’ll pull up when you’re traveling, looking out the window and pretending to reminisce about the time lost and wish that you were part of a music video. From the movie Veer-Zaara, this song has a beautiful melody and you’ll be addicted to it in no time. The song narrates the beauty of the country and the many treasures one can find in it. This song itself is another jewel that you do not want to miss on this Republic Day.
6. Ae Mere Watan Ke Logon
We don’t think we can complete this playlist without this song included in the list. This song perfectly defines the struggle we faced and how we overcame the hardships faced over the years. Sung by the nightingale of India, Lata Mangeshkar, the song is filled with emotions, and every time we listen to it, our eyes water with happy tears; we get filled with a sense of pride and contentment as we appreciate how our lives are now and to make sure we appreciate the ones that came before us. So, this is the perfect song to conclude this list of songs you must listen to this Republic Day.
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