On January 26th, as Republic Day unfolds, or on August 15th, during Independence Day celebrations, our nation resounds with the melodies of Indian Patriotic Songs, echoing through loudspeakers. Whether at public gatherings, within residential communities, households, or now even on mobile phones spanning the nation’s expanse, these tunes find their place. And let’s not forget their reach across the global Indian diaspora.
These melodies infuse us with the elation that accompanies the honoring of this timeless and hallowed land. They establish a connection that binds us together in a shared sense of belonging. Furthermore, they underscore the responsibilities we hold as the offspring and citizens of this land.
Indian Independence Day Songs
Indian Independence Day songs stand as a testament to those who fought for the nation’s freedom, be it revered public figures or the esteemed armed forces personnel who sacrificed their lives for the nation’s future. These melodies serve as poignant reminders of our illustrious history, our bountiful heritage, and the ultimate sacrifices rendered by our forefathers.
List of Independence Day Songs –
Here’s GrooveNexus original composition:
“Aazadi,” a stirring composition from GrooveNexus Records, resonates with patriotism. Penned by the talented Deepak Bachchan and brought to life by the mellifluous voice of Abhiranjan, this musical gem is woven together by the creative mastery of Traxeon and Rhythm Chords. Through this song, you’ll embark on a journey of sentiments, a symphony of emotions dedicated to our beloved India.
This isn’t just your typical patriotic tune; it’s an extraordinary melody that weaves an unforgettable aura around you. Its unique essence lingers in your heart, painting an indelible imprint that stands the test of time. This Independence Day let’s come together to honor India, to exalt in the spirit of “Aazadi”!
With Abhiranjan’s soulful voice at the forefront, the music, orchestrated by Traxeon and Rhythm Chords, is a tapestry of emotions. The lyrics by Deepak Bachchan narrate a tale that resonates with the soul, while the guitars, skillfully played by Rhythm Chords, add a captivating dimension. The magic of Traxeon’s mixing and mastering elevates the experience, rendering every note with finesse.
The visual storytelling, directed by Vivek Sharma and Akhil Bhardwaj, complements the auditory journey perfectly, breathing life into the music. All of this is presented under the esteemed banner of GrooveNexus Records – a label known for its commitment to musical excellence.
Let “Aazadi” be Independence Day song that accompanies your celebration. It’s not just a song; it’s a testament to our love for the nation.
As you continue down, you’ll encounter the finest selections, so do scroll till you reach the very end.
Maa Tujhe Salaam (1997)
Album: Vande Mataram
Singer: A. R. Rahman
“Maa Tujhe Salaam” from the album “Vande Mataram” and sung by A. R. Rahman, made a big, happy feeling for our country. This song is one of the most liked songs in India ever. It got 2 special awards from Guinness World Records because it was sung in the most languages and A. R. Rahman made the song. In 2002, BBC World Service said it was the 2nd most known song in the whole world. it is one of the evergreen Independence Day songs.
Aisa Des Hai Mera (2004)
Singer: Lata Mangeshkar, Udit Narayan, Gurdas Maan, Preetha Mazumdar
It’s hard to deny that at least once, during a morning assembly or on a special National day, your school dance troupe swayed to the rhythm of this song! Mr. Javed Akhtar’s exquisite lyrics precisely captured the essence of our nation in its most splendid and unadulterated form.
Sandese Ate Hai (1997)
Singer: Sonu Nigam, Roop Kumar Rathod
How often have we truly paused for a mere 2 minutes in our lives to honor or contemplate the courageous soldiers of our land, who dedicate their lives safeguarding us? This song, acclaimed with numerous awards in its debut year and enduring through time, stands as the foremost anthem to honour our valiant defenders.
Mera Rang De Basanti Chola (2002)
Movie: 23rd March 1931: Shaheed
Singer: Udit Narayan, Bhupinder Singh, Veer Rajinder
“23rd March 1931: Shaheed” portrayed the story of the freedom fighter Bhagat Singh and the circumstances that led to his and his comrades’ execution. The song “Mera Rang De Basanti Chola” stands as a resounding homage to all the valiant freedom fighters who offered their lives to gift us this exquisite present.
Singer: Udit Narayan, Shankar Mahadevan, Mahalakshmi Iyer, Dominique Cerejo
“Suno Gaur Se Duniya Walon,
Buri Nazar Naa Humpe Dalo,
Chahe Jitna Jor Laga Lo,
Sabse Aage Honge Hindustani!”
Is there really anything more to add? The song’s lyrics possess the strength to invigorate your patriotic spirit, and when harmonized with an even more dynamic musical composition, it becomes the essential patriotic anthem that should adorn your playlist.
Teri Mitti (2019)
Singer: B Praak, Arko, Arko
Arko’s exquisite creation finds its heartfelt resonance in the soulful voice of Punjabi maestro, B Praak. “Teri Mitti” swiftly garnered numerous accolades shortly after its release, including the esteemed IIFA Award for Best Lyricist and the Guild Award for Best Lyrics. The lyrics of this patriotic melody are etched into your heart and soul, destined for an enduring presence.
Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani (1999)
Movie: Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani
Singer: Udit Narayan
The title track of the movie is a fun, light-hearted patriotic number that gets stuck in your mind for a long long time. Make sure you don’t have an exam the next day otherwise the whole day your mind will be singing:
“Hum Logon Ko Samajh Sako To Samjho Dilbar Jaani, Jitna Bhi Tum Samjhoge Utni Hogi Hairaani…Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani, Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani!!”
Rang De Basanti (2005)
Movie: Rang De Basanti
Singer: A. R. Rahman
An illustrious and acclaimed film that evolved into a movement, solidifying its status as one of Bollywood’s most remarkable masterpieces. This creation takes on patriotism in an authentic and relatable manner, capturing the essence of the 20th and 21st centuries. While the entire album, along with every composition within it, is a genuine marvel, the title track “Rang De Basanti” stands out for its embodiment of the purest form of lyrics to have ever existed:
“Aye saala, abhi abhi huaa yaqeen, ki aag hai mujh mein kahi, hui subaah main chal gaya, suraj ko main nigal gaya, ruu-ba-ruu roshni heyy!”
India Waale (2014)
Movie: Happy New Year
Singer: KK, Neeti Mohan, Vishal Dadlani, Shankar Mahadevan
A delightfully spirited song nestled within the vibrant world of classic Bollywood entertainment, “India Waale” is the perfect track to dance and revel in, all while keeping the patriotic fervor alive. It’s a tune that effortlessly blends celebration and a touch of patriotism, making it an ideal addition to your Independence Day playlist.
Chak De India (2007)
Movie: Chak De India
Singer: Sukhwinder Singh, Marianne D’Cruz, Salim Merchant
Within the splendid tapestry of this movie’s soundtrack, adorned by gems like “Maula Mere Lele Meri Jaan” and “Badal Pe Paon Hai,” the melodies of Chak De India stand as monumental as the film itself. Yet, it’s the title track that strikes a harmonious chord deep within. Unhesitatingly, we play this anthem each time India triumphs in sports, and naturally, it must find its place on our Independence Day playlist, for it truly resonates with our patriotic spirit.
Des Rangila (2006)
Singer: Mahalakshmi Iyer
A dance anthem that extols our nation, “Des Rangila” from the iconic movie Fanaa is a cherished composition, particularly revered by classical and folk dancers. If this rare gem hasn’t yet graced your ears, now is the perfect moment to incorporate it into your playlist and sway to its enchanting rhythm.
“Satyamev Jayate” (2012)
Television Series: Satyamev Jayate
Performed by: Ram Sampath, Keerthi Sagathia
A television series hosted by Aamir Khan, wherein he engaged with the ordinary citizens of India, striving to raise awareness about prevalent social issues, stands as a representation of patriotism’s true essence in the contemporary world. The show’s theme song mirrors the enlightenment and vitality that permeated the program, mirroring its impactful mission.
As the echoes of Indian Independence Day songs resound on the days of Republic Day and Independence Day, they awaken a sense of unity, pride, and belonging in our hearts. These melodies serve as a testament to the sacrifices of our forefathers, the valor of our armed forces, and the timeless spirit of our nation. From soulful compositions like “Teri Mitti” to spirited anthems like “Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani,” each song is a thread that weaves together the tapestry of our patriotism. So, this Independence Day, let the harmonious waves of these iconic tunes envelop you and remind you of the love and pride you hold for your nation.
Here’s another listicle of Independence Day songs for kids
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