15th August is a very important date in India, as it marks the day of Independence for Indians. After being under the rule of the British colonial rulers for years, Indian freedom fighters finally led India to independence, and we celebrate this day every year, remembering the sacrifice thousands of people made for this great nation and its freedom. Many musicians have created patriotic masterpieces that make us jump with vigor and drown in tears of sorrow at the sacrifice of martyrs.
Here is a list of songs you might want to listen to on the 75th Independence Day of India:
10. Kar Chale Hum Fida
This classic from the movie ‘Jagriti,’ which was released in 1954, is a beautiful patriotic song that offers tribute to the martyrs and freedom fighters of our country.
Composed by the legend Hemant Kumar and sung by Kavi Pradeep, this song always comes first to our mind whenever we think of an Independence Day song.
9. Thaare Vaaste
Indian music has seen a shift, and people love to enjoy the patriotic movies and the songs that come along with it. ‘Thaare Vaaste’ is one such masterpiece from the movie ‘Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran’. This song carries a very strong emotion and passion for the nation and has been sung by Divya Kumar. The music is given by Sachin-Jigar, one of the most popular musician duo of India.
8. Maa Tujhe Salaam
This evergreen song by the legendary singer, composer, and lyricist A. R. Rahman is a must on every Independence Day playlist.
A.R. Rahman is known all around the world as a great musician and he has paid tribute to the nation through his songs numerous times.
7. Yeh Jo Desh Hai Tera
You must add the beautifully composed “Yeh Jo Desh Hai Tera” by AR Rahman to your playlist if you want to feel patriotism blooming in your heart on Independence Day. Written by Javed Akhtar, this song was featured in the movie Swades.
6. Teri Mitti
Teri Mitti, from Akshay Kumar’s movie “Kesari”, will surely make your eyes teary. This song is composed by Arko Pravo Mukherjee and lyrics were given by Manoj Muntashir. The song was brought to life with B Praak’s voice.
5. Ae Watan
The 2018 movie ‘Raazi’ gifted us this heart-warming song, and it is being sung on Independence Day since then. Arijit Singh and Sunidhi Chauhan have given us a treat with their exceptional vocals. The lyrics by Gulzar will wake up the patriotism within you.
4. Vande Mataram
This song from ‘ABCD 2’ is an exceptionally patriotic song that gives you an adrenaline rush. This song is best for an Independence Day dance performance. The song has been performed by Taniska Sanghvi, Badshah, Daler Mehndi, and Divya Kumar.
3. Rang De Basanti
This is the title track of the movie ‘Rang De Basanti’ and touched many hearts when it was first released. It’s composed by AR Rahman and written by Prasoon Joshi. The singers Daler Mehndi and Chitra filled the song with soul and emotions that you can feel from the depth of your heart.
2. Ae Mere Pyaare Watan
‘Ae Mere Pyaare Watan’ from the movie Kabuliwala conveys the feelings of patriotism in the purest way. Sung by Manna Dey, this is the perfect song to awaken your inner patriot and reflect on everything our nation and its people have gone through to shape India into what it is today.
1. Ae Mere Watan Ke Logon
This song was written to commemorate the Indian soldiers who died during the Sino-Indian war of 1962. The song’s powerful and meaningful lyrics were given by Kavi Pradeep and the song was composed by C. Ramchandra. One of the greatest singers of all time, Lata Mangeshkar, brought the song to life with her melodious voice.
Music has always had the power to raise the spirits of the masses. It intensifies emotions and strength, raises a message, and connects all the people listening to it. These songs convey the love for the country in the purest way possible, and we can’t help but cry, smile, and feel numerous other emotions when we listen to these songs.
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