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16 Punjabi Songs You Love But Haven’t Thought About For Ten Years

Good luck staying put, because these nostalgic beats are too fire to keep you sitting.

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1. "Ishq Tera Tadpave" - Sukhbir

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AKA "Oh ho ho ho" if you can't speak Punjabi fluently.

2. "Kangna" - Dr. Zeus

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Went incredibly well with our embarrassing early-2000s aesthetic.

3. "Bolo Ta Ra Ra Ra" - Daler Mehndi

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Could ANYONE sit still when this was on? It's literally about dancing.

4. "Mundian To Bach Ke" - Panjabi MC

BHANGRA POP GOD STATUS.
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BHANGRA POP GOD STATUS.

5. "Ari Ari" - Bombay Rockers

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These two just kept skipping in every video but holy shit, did they take us all by storm for a short while.

6. "Nachange Sari Raat" - Stereo Nation

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School vans, radio, TV, this song spread like a virus.

7. "Gur Naal Ishq Mitha" - Bally Sagoo

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^This dance move was iconised and celebrated all over the world in Punjabi weddings. Some people sang "Gori Naal Ishq Mitha" and you gave them the side-eye.

8. "Sauda Khara Khara" - Sukhbir

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Fucking. Tune.

9. "Let The Music Play" - Shamur

Non-Punjabi speakers (and even some Punjabi speakers) had not a freaking clue what the Punjabi lyrical bits were.
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Non-Punjabi speakers (and even some Punjabi speakers) had not a freaking clue what the Punjabi lyrical bits were.

10. "Tunak Tunak Tun" - Daler Mehndi

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You and your whole damn family were breaking it down to it before the goras discovered it and fell in love.

11. "Chok There" - Apache Indian

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If you were a ~rather hip~ Punjabi kid, you were playing this non-stop at some point.

12. "Balle Balle" - Daler Mehndi

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IT'S LITERALLY CALLED "BALLE BALLE" HOW CAN WE NOT LOVE?

13. "Bulla Ki Jana" - Rabbi Shergill

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You got some serious ~serene vibes~ from this Sufi song, and still continue to.

14. "Dance With You" - Jay Sean ft. Juggy D

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Did this revolutionise soft UK bhangra pop? Yes.

15. "Dil Luteya" - Jazzy B

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This tune was all over the radio, and thank god, because the video was awful.

16. "Ek Glassy" - Sona Family

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Most of us were probably not even old enough to drink but this song was sick.