Punjabi folk music is one of those interesting sounds which not only brings you joy but also has a unique song for every occasion.. So here are some of the best masterpieces sung by melodious voices.
Bajre da sitta: “Bajre da sitta ve assan, talli te maroreya, ruthra janda mahiya, ve assan gali vicho moreya.”
Just like I twist the cob of millets between my palms, I made my upset lover return using my charm.
It is one of the most playful and evergreen songs sung by legends of Punjabi music industry Surinder kaur and Prakash kaur. You can often find this song played in Punjabi weddings and girls performing gidda (folk dance of punjab) on it. Recently this song was remade by Rashmeet Kaur, Deep Kalsi and once again it was in trend playing over videos of instagram reels.
Auzaar: “Bande De Hathan Varga, Koi Auzaar Nhi Baneya, Enna Kuch Bangya Lekin, Kudrat Tho Bhar Ni Baneya”
More than human hands, there is nothing more unique and nothing more special than nature.
The Auzaar song is sung and written by Satinder Pal Singh popularly known as Satinder Sartaj. He is a well known sufi punjabi singer. This soulful song recognizes the individual's uniqueness and motivates them towards improvement.
Chal jindiye : “ chal jindiye, chl jindiye, chl uth chaliye , tur chaliye ess jhano, uss nagar val door kude, man mandar vich seyyan hanera, kariye noor noor kudiye.”
let's get up , move from one place to another and bring divine brightness to those parts of life which are full of darkness.
Chal jindiye song is from Judaa 3 album sung by one of the most favourite punjabi singers Amrinder Gill and written by Bir Singh. This song full of reality motivates one to move forward and never give up.
Ik meri akh kashni: “Ik meri akh kashni, Dooja raat de oh neendre ne mareya, Sheeshe nu tarred pe gayi Waal waundi ne dhyan jadon mareya.”
My eyes are hazel, I didn’t sleep for two nights in a row. The mirror broke. I saw it while combing my hair .
Children from Punjabi households have grown up listening to this evergreen golden song sung by Surinder Kaur. It is all time favourite song and therefore many other prominent singers like Neha Bhasin have remmade them and on every new remake it has gained huge audience attention. Punjabi weddings are incomplete without this song.
Tu Te Main: “Tu Main Adhoore Hunne Aa Poore Ik Dooje De Sung. Kaliyan Nu Mehkan Bhul Janda Ae Phullan Da Cho Jaanda Rang Sanu Onh Kaynaat Nahaare Hoyiye Raja Rani Jivein Des De.”
You and I are incomplete, But get complete when we are together. Flowers also forget to spread their fragrance and they leave their colour. That universe watches us like we are the king and queen of this world.
This romantic song is written and sung by talented singer Bir Singh.He started his journey in pollywood from this song, he is also a writer, poet and composer.
Laung lacchi: “Ve tu laung, ve main laachi. tere pichhe aa gawachi,Tere ishqe ne maari Kudi kanch di kanwari.
You’re like a clove, I’m like cardamon, I'm all after you. Your love has killed this glass like a girl.
In this song two famous ingredients of India are shown together: laung ( cloves) and laachi ( cardamom) . It is India's most viewed song, reaching the list of billion views. This charming song is from the Laung Lachi movie sung by Mannat Noor and Ammy Virk.
Ki banu duniya da: “Aaj Ranjhe kiraye te le le ke heeran. Ishqe di chadar kari jaan leeran.hotel bhele ch churi khawa ke. Ae majiyan charani kidhar ja rahi hai. Ae chadh’di jawani kidhar ja Rahi hai. Ae husano deewani kidhar ja rahi hai.”
This is an epitome of Punjabi classic music sung by the dafli manGurdass Maan and Diljit Dosanjh. This song depicts how people are changing and adapting to westernisation. It was released on a youtube channel of Coke studio India.