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Happy Republic Day: 10 patriotic songs you should listen to this Republic Day

January 26, 2019, marks the 70th Republic Day and all Indians living across the globe are gearing up to celebrate the most important event of the Indian history. Indian citizens celebrate Republic Day because our constitution came into effect on January 26, 1950. As we honour this historical event with pride, we bring you a list of most patriotic songs to listen to this Republic Day.

These patriotic songs are played on every Republic Day at schools, colleges and government institutions across the country. The list of patriotic songs we have compiled for this Republic Day will fill you with patriotism and make you feel proud of being an Indian. There are several Indian music directors and producers who have produced dozens of patriotic songs mainly for this day.

Here is a list of 10 Most patriotic songs

1. ‘Ae Watan’, ‘Raazi’:

‘Ae Watan’ is one of the most patriotic songs of recent times. It was the first song of the film ‘Raazi’. It was written by Gulzar and sung by Arijit Singh. The film ‘Raazi’ is based on the Indo-Pak war of 1971 and Alia’s character Sehmat plays a daughter, a wife and a spy.

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The music of ‘Raazi’ is composed by the trio of Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy and the lyrics are written by Gulzar. The beautiful song will rouse the sense of patriotism in you whenever you listen to it.

2.  ‘Vande Mataram’, ‘Maa Tujhe Salaam’:

Whenever we talk about patriotic songs, the first song that comes to our mind is ‘Maa Tujhe Salaam’. It was sung by well-known singer and musician AR Rahman. The song was shot in 1997 film ‘Maa Tujhe Salaam’. Apparently, it was a poem written by Rabindranath Tagore but its two verses were adopted as the National Song of India in October 1937 by the Congress Working Committee. The voice of AR Rahman in this song will make you cry.

3. ‘Nanha Munna Rahi Hoon’, ‘Son of India’:

This is one of the most famous songs which is still remembered for its soulful music despite it being filmed more than five decades ago. The song is usually used to evoke nationalism among children. It is a song from the super hit movie ‘Son of India’ which was released in 1962. Written and directed by Mehboob Khan, the film ‘Son of India’ had Kamaljit, Simi Garewal, Sajid Khan, Jayant and Kumkum as leading actors.

4. ‘Ye Jo Des Hai Tera’, ‘Swades’:

The lyrics of the song ‘Ye Jo Desh Hai Mera’ were written by Javed Akhtar and its music was composed by AR Rahman. The song was filmed for Shah Rukh Khan‘s hit film ‘Swades’. The film is based on the life of an NRI who returns to his country (India).

5. ‘Ae Mere Watan Ke Logon’:

The song ‘Ae Mere Watan Ke Logon’ was first sung by legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar on Republic Day in front of the first Indian Prime Minister, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. The painful lyrics of the song is enough to make anyone cry. After hearing this song,  you will be punching fists in the air with patriotism filled in the atmosphere.

6. ‘Rang De Basanti’ title song:

A.R. Rahman, who has sung many patriotic songs in his career, but this one is perfect for Republic Day 2019 celebration. It is the title song of Aamir Khan starrer film ‘Rang De Basanti’. The beautiful voice of Daler Mehndi and musical genius of AR Rahman paired up with a youth-centric song in ‘Rang De Basanti’ took the country by storm.

7. ‘Ae Mere Pyare Watan’, ‘Kabuliwala’:

This patriotic song was shot in 1961 film ‘Kabuliwala’, which had Balraj Sahni, Usha Kiran, Sajjan, Sonu and Baby Farida in the lead role. The song was sung by Manna Dey and its lyrics were written by Prem Dhawan.

8. ‘Tu Bhoola Jise’, ‘Airlift’:

The song ‘Tu Bhoola Jise’ is one of the most patriotic songs of recent times and it captures the current mood of the country. The song was sung by KK and composed by Amaal Malik while it soulful lyrics were written by Kumaar.

9. ‘Ye Desh Hai Veer Jawano Ka’, ‘Naya Daur’:

This song – ‘Ye Desh Hai Veer Jawano’ is from the film ‘Naya Daur’. It was sung by legendary singer Mohammed Rafi and Balbir. No Republic Day celebration can be complete without playing this song. It is one of the most famous songs for Republic Day celebration in India. It swells up the chest of every Indian with pride.

10. ‘Bharat Humko Jaan Se Pyara Hai’, ‘Roja’:

The soulful voice and sensitive lyrics of this song trigger the heart of every Indian. ‘Bharat Humko Jaan Se Pyara Hai’, that was shot for the film ‘Roja’, still remains one of the most popular tracks for an occasion like Republic Day.

These were some patriotic songs that you must listen to this Republic Day. There are many songs which have been created to evoke nationalism and patriotism in you but we have shortlisted top 9 songs that evoke emotions and love for the nation in every Indian’s heart across the world.

On the occasion of Republic Day 2019, let us all take a pledge to make our country proud and a better place to live in.

We wish you and all Indians a very Happy Republic Day.

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