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News |  29 Apr 2019 14:28 |  By RnMTeam

Celebrating World Dance Day with iconic Bollywood songs

MUMBAI: April 29 is celebrated as World Dance Day and we know that dance and music go hand-in-hand. India, as a country, has given the world varied forms of music. Bollywood music is one such form, which has produced songs of every genre, be it folk, classical, western or devotional. With Bollywood music came in Bollywood dance, a different form of dance, whose themed parties and classes are quite popular. So, on the occasion of World Dace Day, let’s have a look at some of the most celebrated dance numbers in Bollywood.

Dil Deke Dekho Title Track

Dil Deke Dekho is an original dance number featuring Shammi Kapoor and Asha Parekh. Signature steps of Shammi Kapoor make this song very special. Another striking point of this song is that it is composed by a female music composer Usha Khanna.

Oh Hasina Zulfo Wali - Teesri Manzil

Oh Hasina Zulfo Wali is yet another Shammi Kapoor number composed by none other than R D Burman. This one is a party starter even today.

Pyaar Kiya Toh Darna Kya - Mughal-E-Azam

Pyaar Kiya Toh Darna Kya is a song that personifies grace and showcases the beautiful dance form of Kathak. It features the beautiful Madhubala, who is seen lip-synching to the evergreen voice of Lata Mangeshkar.

Shola Bhadke - Albela

Shola Bhadke is a cult song with the slow dance moves of Bhagwaan Dada and Geeta Bali. A trend of freestyle dancing started post it. It is a song that puts a smile even 70 years later.

I Am A Disco Dancer - Disco Dancer

I Am A Disco Dancer is a song that took the 80’s by storm. A full-fledged disco song featuring Mithun Chakraborty, with glitz sets and costumes, is still fresh in people’s minds. This song is composed by Bappi Lahiri.

Om Shanti - Karz

This is yet another song that became a frenzy number. Rishi Kapoor dancing to this Laxmikant-Pyarelal song, sung by Kishore Kumar, is still fondly remembered and danced on.

Ek Do Teen - Tezab

Ek Do Teen made Madhuri Dixit the star, she is today. Her fourteen hours per day practice brought a different type of dance form in India - the Bollywood style. This song is still performed by young girls at fancy dress competitions or school gatherings, such is the power of this Laxmikant-Pyarelal number, which is beautifully sung by Alka Yagnik.

Hawa Hawaai - Mr India

Hawa Hawaai is a song with millions of expressions. This could only be done by Sridevi. Sung by Kavita Krishnamoothy, Hawa Hawaai is the epitome of Bollywood songs.

Le Gayi Le Gayi - Dil Toh Pagal Hai

This popular 90’s number saw Karisma Kapoor dance to the peppy tunes of the popular dance number. Sung by Asha Bhosale and composed by Utaam Singh, Le Gay Le Gayi is a perfect example of a cool college dance number.

Ek Pal Ka Jeena - Kaho Na Pyaar Hai

A phenomenon called ‘Hrithik Roshan’ happened in the early 2000 for the Hindi film industry as well the dance fraternity. The voice of Lucky Ali and smooth dance moves by Hrithik on the tunes, composed by Rajesh Roshan, is still a hit.

You Are My Sonia - Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham

You Are My Sonia became the apt teenage fantasy of a dance date. The chemistry between Hrithik Roshan and Kareena Kapoor, extravagant sets and some cool moves are best parts of this song. Sung by Alka Yagnik and Sonu Nigam and composed by Sandesh Shandilya, this is a must have song on your dance playlist.

Chikni Chameli - Agneepath

The composers Ajay-Atul composed this track, based on the original Marathi number, Kombadi Palali, also composed by them. Katrina Kaif has danced to the tunes of this high on energy track.

Zingaat - Sairaat/Dhadak

Today, any dance party in India is incomplete without this track. While the song in Dhadak is much loved, the original Marathi song stands out as the undisputed winner.