Ganeshotsav 2018 is round the corner and everyone’s gearing up for the festivities. Music plays an important part of any celebration in India and there’s an entire playlist of Ganpati songs, that you can load up on your stereo this time of the year.
From Shah Rukh Khan to Amitabh Bachchan and from Madhuri Dixit to Sharmila Tagore, a number of your favorite film stars have featured in melodious Ganpati tracks over the years. We bring you 5 soulful melodies below:
King Khan shook a leg to the tunes of Morya Re from Don: The Chase Begins (2006). The song pays tribute to the spirit of Ganesh Chaturthi and is sung by Shankar Mahadevan. Composed by Shankar Ehsaan Loy, Morya Re makes you groove to its beats. It is penned by Javed Akhtar. ALSO READ: 5 Best Devotional Ganpati Songs Which Will Set The Festive Mood Right!
Amitabh Bachchan had lent his vocals for this track from the third installment of Ram Gopal Varma’s Sarkar. Although Sarkar 3 (2017), didn’t set the cash registers ringing, the song is remembered for AB’s rich baritone and its composition.
Shree Ganeshay Dheemahi
Music composer duo Ajay-Atul weaved magic with this composition from Viruddh (2005). The highlight of the song were the claps and chorus in the background that will evoke a heady festive fervor. Starring Amitabh Bachchan and Sharmila Tagore, the song was sung by Shankar Mahadevan.
Deva O Deva
Featuring Madhuri Dixit, this track from Mahaanta (1997), is a must-have for your playlist. The song was sung by Alka Yagnik and was composed by Laxmikant- Pyarelal. The song captures the sentiments of every Ganpati devotee.
Deva Ho Deva Ganpati Deva
Crooned by legends like Mohammed Rafi, Asha Bhosle, Shailendra Singh, and Bhupinder Singh and composed by Raam Laxman, the song from Hum Se Badhkar Kaun (1981) is one of the most popular ones for the Ganpati season. The beats of the song will transport you to another world.