Henna, Sangeet, music and dance - these Mehndi songs come to mind when you think about the Mehndi ceremony. It's the time when you can shake a leg and have fun amid the stress that comes with planning the wedding and the mixed thoughts that strike you for your life ahead. And no dance - be it random steps to match or perfectly choreographed dance performances, is complete without the perfect Mehndi songs playlist.
We still have our aunts and mother and other female relatives tapping the dhol to some folk songs that have been a part of our traditions since forever, the classic spoon used to make a louder yet softer sound of the percussion instruments used to accompany the songs with folk music.
However, with the passing of time and the increasing of names in your guest list, the need for bigger music systems was inevitable and that is when you have Anil Kapoor walk into the wedding where women sit singing and then the beat drops in the initial scened of the movie Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga... and did you not always imagine your mehndi to be as awesome as this?
When it comes to putting together a Mehndi songs playlist, you have a mix of fun dance beats, foot tapping music or a mellow number that talks about a girl’s journey to becoming a bride. Some of these mehndi songs can also be extremely emotional and meaningful too. And so, your choice of Mehndi songs and wedding choreography will ensure that all of your dear ones, who are shaking a leg - the bride's sister, the groom's sister, parents, friends and the extended Parivaar, will have a day to remember.
Latest Mehndi Songs For Everyone
Most of us have grown up listening to ‘Banno Rani’ and ‘Gud Naal Ishq Mitha’, but choose to include the latest batch of peppy Bollywood songs, fusion songs and even old Hindi songs to the mix. But newer and fresher songs are added to the mehndi playlist each year, adding to the fun and the freshness.
Our Mehndi songs playlist is on point on this and more. Put a fun spin to your function by indulging in some role play and drama and amp up your function with a little competition. Go for a bride's side versus the groom's and see who comes out as a victor. a little bit of dancing a little bit of singing but a lot of fun guaranteed.
Here are a few mehndi songs that you can dance to and cherish the thumkas of your friends and family forever. Read on to find some trending songs which made to our wedding playlist of the year.
Mehndi Songs - For the Bride and her BFFs
Dancing is fun, but dancing with your BFFs is another level of fun and joy altogether.
For the bride and her squad, this joy takes the form of a Mehndi songs playlist with fun, girly and even meaningful songs. You can add a range of songs, including the latest Bollywood numbers for a vibrant and dynamic performance. Some of the latest mehndi songs you can consider are:
1. Lagdi Hai Thaai (Simran)
If you want ideas for a Lagdi Hai Thaai dance performance, we recommend a wedding that was captured by CoolBluez Photography or this lip-dub version captured by Adjan Photos. You can choreograph a fun dance performance on this song and take it up a notch add some dramatic role play or two and your guests won't be able to stop themselves at whistling in appreciation and more.
2. Girls Like To Swing (Dil Dhadakne Do)
3. Chittiyan Kalaiyan (Roy)
Three years after Roy released, this song is still entrenched in our collective mind spaces, often turning into a hot favourite for group dance performances. Consider using it for yours too. Put years of practice to use as you give the performance of your life with your girls backing you up as always.
4. Navrai Majhi (English Vinglish)
Keen on a few moves yourself. Watch this Navrai Majhi dance performance from Step 2 Step and you'll understand why this song made into our wedding playlist of the year.
5. London Thumakda
Nothing screams wedding as fiercely as London Thumakda. This song is legit an anthem and a bolt of energy and that is exactly what you need to turn your Mehndi in a party full of fun.
6. Luka Chuppi: Tu Laung Main Elaachi
Fresh of the beat, this new-age mix is bound to get your groom in an awe mood among your Mehndi songs playlist. Take it a step ahead, with an expertly choreographed number - one where you can show off your wedding diet crushed Kamariya.
What are you waiting for? Raise the tempo with your girlfriends and show your moves, girl!
7. Lakk Mera Hit
He will be forced to look at your moves with zoomed in eyes while you prep up for your big day on your Mehndi. Pump up the heat with your BFFs crushing your moves, because Lakk Tera hit Baliye.
Mehndi Songs - For the groom and his Boys
We can’t ignore the groom and his besties, can we? They're involved too, be it in friendly banter or dance-offs. Mehndi songs for the groom and his groomsmen, cousins, sisters or friends can be exciting and add that punch and Masti to the whole affair. Some of the latest songs to consider include:
8. Mehndi Lagake Rakhna (Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge)
Mehandi Laga Ke Rakhna...Doli Saja Ke Rakhna!!! If you did not serenade with your spouse on this song, then what is the point of having a playlist that was specially curated for your Mehendi ceremony?
For a good inspiration on the track, we recommend how Nitya Srikishen Lakhi and her groom performed on the number for her Mehndi ceremony. Captured by Hitched And Clicked, the number makes for an authentic addition to any Mehndi songs list. DDLJ is the single most important movie when it comes to weddings and this song tops the chart when talking about hosting a Mehndi ceremony for obvious reasons. Who wouldn't like to be serenaded in the manner SRK serenaded Kajol, right? We agree!
9. Gal Mithi Mithi Bol (Aisha)
Yes, a little Naach-Gaana on this epic song is all you need to make your Mehendi ceremony a fantabulous affair that will outlive the ages.
10. Mari Gali (Tanu Weds Manu Returns)
If Kangana Ranaut could dance the night away on this hit Bollywood number, then why can't you?
11. Maahi Ve (Kal Ho Naa Ho)
Yes, that's the way - Maahi Ve! Shake your body on this hot favourite song and make your Mehendi function a smashing hit!
12. Kajra re (Bunty Aur Babli)
Remember Big B and how effortlessly cool he looked in that dapper leather jacket, tapping his feet on this item song? We sure do! If you are having a little fun competition between the groom's side of the family and the bride's side - then this song must be a part of your medley!
13. Laung Da Lashkara (Patiala House)
Laung Da Lashkara...Oh, baby Tera Jaan Se Pyaara! Yes, a couple dance is all you need to have a full-blown PDA moment and you don't necessarily have to stop at one - you can always have a couple of more!
14. Morni Banke
Lights, Camera, Action! Let him go gaga over your catwalk as he sings praises for you. Indian weddings demand drama and what better way to do it, by crushing it with you beau taking you to the floor and showing everyone whose day it is.
For the aunts and uncles
Some of the best dance performances at weddings come from the aunts and uncles of the bride and groom. They surpass the coolness factor that your friends and cousins bring to the wedding. Playing some shadi songs from yesteryears will get them straight to the dance floor. If you get the right mehndi songs for them, your aunts and uncles can be very entertaining, and they’ll have fun too.
15. Gudiya re Gudiya (Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani)
Tear Jerker Song Alert! If this does not make you and your aunts and uncles cry an endless river, then we don't know what will!
16. Sasural Genda Phool (Delhi 6)
To get things started and put them in perspective and have a rundown of your upcoming life - shake a leg with your mother-in-law and solidify that unbreakable bond!
17. Aj Mera Jee Karda
Yes, bride-to-be - a little Jee Karda is all you really need to get into the mood for the life that awaits you. Dance the night away on this number and welcome this new phase with a smile.
18. Lathe di Chadar
This is definitely the most famous family number! You must ass this famous song in your playlist of Mehndi songs and have a family moment by choreographing a dance that has all the uncles and aunties and grandfather and grandmothers.
19. Gur Nalon Ishq Mitha (Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga)
Another wedding classic, also this song now has a remix which has broken all records which you must include in your playlist for your upcoming wedding functions. A little dance choreography with your father and some step with your mother - this song will bring out the best of your family and give each one of you a memory to forever hold onto.
20. Shake it like Shammi (Hasee Toh Phasee)
Yes, for the youngsters of the family - you got to shake it on this epic item song number and remember to goof around a little with your cousins and siblings and have some fun while you're at it.
21. Baari Barsi
Time to drag all Aunts and Uncles to the floor! Baari Barsi is the perfect song to get everyone into the Mehndi groove.
22. Nachde ne Saare
No mehndi event is complete without a proper family performance which brings both you and your beau together on the floor. Dance along with your bae to this all together beat. And then watch the magic unfold as you take turns to pull everyone else to the dance floor.
For the bride and the groom
A wedding function isn’t complete without a performance by the bride and groom. It’s probably the cutest part of a wedding when the bride and groom step on to the floor and dance together in front of their families for the first time. But that doesn’t mean it has to be a coy performance.
The couple’s dance can be fun too. Imagine a cute performance on some trendy shadi songs where the bride and groom are popping and locking their footsteps. Here are a few mehndi songs that a playful bride and a cool groom can dance to.
23. Jhak Maarke (Desi Boyz)
Since it is an Indian wedding - Thora Drama Toh Banta Hai! You must add this number into your mehndi songs if you want a function that sets the tone of the festivities which are to be followed right. Some dancing and some acting and this song will easily make for a stellar performance that attracts a hell lot of whistles and claps.
24. Tera Hero Idhar Hai (Main Tera Hero)
Yup, now who wouldn't want to be serenaded on this song? We sure would! If you are getting married anytime soon, prepare a dance on this song with your siblings, cousins and friends backing you up as you proclaim your love to your lady love! She won't be able to keep herself from smiling coyly as you make your smooth move!
25. Tenu Leke (Salaam-e-Ishq)
Again, following the same idea - tell her that you will steal her away from her family and friends (not literally) with this song playing in the background. Take some cues from these Bollywood hot shots and shake a leg as you do that!
26. Kabhi Aana Tu Meri Gali
It does not get any cuter than this, quite literally. An ode to love that is pure and unique - this song will set the mood right and fill the atmosphere with your raw emotions and your love for one another.
Bonus: Bollywood's Original Mehndi Songs
27. Mehndi Hai Rachnewali (Zubeidaa)
Choreographed by Dancamaze, see how a bride-to-be and her squad pull off this amazing number. For the bride and her bride squad, this mehndi song happens to be the hit number since decades and we have seen a fair share of choreographies on this song since time immemorial. A little slow with some nerve-wracking beats - this song must be at the top of your mehndi songs playlist by default.
Or you could go with the sentiments of the original. A slow number but with a lot of meaning and a whole lot of overriding emotions - this song is surely a tear jerker and you cannot have a mehndi songs playlist without it. Bring your mother-daughter moment on the fore which the onset of this song and seal the bond of never-ending love.
28. Jad Mehndi Lag Lag Jaave
Dance the night away on this song and bring the IIFa moments to your own ceremony. Nobody, we repeat nobody will be able to keep themselves from breaking a leg on the dance floor when you play this song out loud.
29. Say Na Say Na
A decade-old tryst has still not taken the sheen off this Bluffmaster number from Priyanka's Pre-Desi Girl days. Use it to orchestrate your own swag Mehndi performance and let everyone know how you're ready to rock even to the tune of a basic 'Dhol Bajda'.
30. Iski Uski
Jiski bhi wedding, at the end 'Sab Vadiya Hi Hona Chahiye...' and this is the perfect song to wish everyone good fortunes for the upcoming big day. Ensure that it is on your Mehndi songs playlist.
You might wonder why there is no English music on this list. That’s because Bollywood wedding dance songs are truly the best. Even wedding decor can be themed around Bollywood. It would definitely be a big hit among your guests. No music other than Hindi wedding songs can get your entire wedding party on the dance floor and also make for some really amusing shots for your wedding photographer to capture.
Play our mehndi songs list and get ready to party Bollywood style!