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Punjabi First Dance Songs - Wedding Maps

September 16, 2020

While most couples plan their weddings and receptions around a foundation of culturally unique traditions, some traditions cross cultural lines. One of the most popular instances of this, for example, involves the first dance between the newlyweds. This symbolic dance between a husband and wife often kickstarts the reception and sets the tone for the evening. Even though the first dance has become commonplace, however, first dance songs allow couples to nod to their respective cultures while making the dance their own. You can find a number of first dance song lists online (including here on our site), but the cultural diversity present in these lists sometimes feels limited. For this reason, we decided to compile a unique list of Punjabi first dance songs to help anyone looking to explore this genre while planning a first dance.

Punjabi First Dance Songs on Spotify

Check out our selection of Punjabi first dance songs in the Spotify playlist below. It’s guaranteed to fill your heart with love and get your body moving all at the same time. Happy listening!

Here’s the full list in alphabetical order:

Akhar – Amrinder Gill, Jatinder Shah
Akhiyan – Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
Enna Sona – A.R Rahman, Arijit Singh
Family Di Member – Amrinder Gill
Ishq Di Baajiyaan – Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy
Jaan Kadh Ke – Navi Bawa
Jeena Jeena – Atif Aslam
Jinne Saah – Ninja, Jyotica Tangri
Kabira – Pritam, Tochi Raina
Khaab – Akhil
Lahore – Guru Randhawa, Vee
Mahi Aaja Unplugged Ft. Arijit – Arijit Singh, Manj Musik
Paniyon Sa – Rochak Kohli, Atif Aslam
Pyaar Tere de Assar – Prabh Gill
Raabta – Pritam, Arijiit Singh
Sajaan Raazi – Satinder Sartaaj
Samjhawan – Jawad Ahmad
Sanu Ik Pal Chain Na Aave – Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
Soch Na Sake – Amaal Maliik, Arijiit Singh
Teri Hone Laga Hoon – Atif Aslam, Alisha Chinai
Teri Ore – Pritam
Tujh Mein Rab Dikhta Ai – Roop Kumar Rathod
Tum Hi Ho – Arijiit Singh
Tu Hi Meri Shab Hai, Pt. 1 – KK
Udaarian – Satinder Sartaaj
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45+ Punjabi Wedding Dance Songs To Download - Latest 2021 Songs

I can bet my life on this, no wedding is complete without the DJ mixing some Punjabi wedding songs, bringing everybody to the dance floor! The Mama's and the Chacha's, Dadi, Nani and everybody in between- it's difficult to not tap a feet or more when those bhangda beats take over! Tell me if I am wrong!

If I ask you what's the best thing about attending weddings, what would you say? Well, of course there is all that lip-smacking food. And a chance to get ready and look your absolute best. But what more? It's the DJ! What can be better than dancing your heart out, with no shame or fear of judgments as the DJ mixes one super hit song after the other?  Especially when he plays some of the amazing Punjabi Sangeet Songs actually take you back to your 90s when without them Shaadis were incomplete. And the fun gets amplified 10x when the DJ chooses to play all Punjabi wedding songs! Suddenly, the vibe of the entire wedding changes and then you actually need someone to get you down from the dance floor.

But not every function can have a DJ, and not every DJ can know your taste! After all, can you really think you'll get a DJ for your sangeet or a mehendi function? Yeah, me neither!  So,we took it upon ourselves to prepare the ultimate Punjabi wedding songs playlist for you! So all you have to do is, get all these songs together at one place, connect the speaker and start grooving! One after the other, and believe me you are going to be praised with every song that plays at your sangeet or mehendi, because we gotta give you the best of the best!

On a side note, also check out these fresh Bridal solo songs for your Sangeet & fun couple entry songs for your reception.

Latest Wedding Punjabi Songs That You Gotta Check Out!

1. The Punjaaban Song- Jugg Jugg Jeeyo

Starting off our list with this amazing Punjabi song that has become synonymous to wedding favorites. This fun track from Jugg Jugg Jeeyo will definitely make you want to go on the dance floor!

2. RangiSaari- Jugg Jugg Jeeyo

Talk about wedding playlist and this viral track by Kanishk & Kavita had to make it to our list. Even though it's a slow number, it can add a fun vibe to your wedding dance choreography.

3. Jalebi Baby- Tesher x Jason Derulo 

Peppy with a touch of desi, Jalebi Baby is one foot-tapping song that has been doing the rounds lately and can definitely make for a great addition to your punjabi wedding song playlist.

4. Jugnu- Badshah

A very funky track by Badshah, Jugnu is fresh from the oven that can very well be explored by all the grooms out there who are looking forward to plan a heartfelt dedication to their bae.

5. Madhanya-Rahul Vaidya & Asees Kaur

It was only when singer Rahul Vaidya tied the knot with her ladylove, Disha Parmar and launched this soulful wedding track alongside. The lyrics are apt for a wedding scene and can easily fit well for a girl squad performance.

6. Bijlee Bijlee- Harrdy Sandhu

It's no surprise that this song became a massive hit overnight. This foot tapping (literally) punjabi number that has been going viral amongst our brides and grooms, for all the right reasons.

7. Brown Munde-AP Dhillon

AP Dhillon’s Brown Munde is hitting the charts. I couldn’t resist but add this in the list best punjabi dance songs that is certainly going to add some fun at your mehendi or sangeet. 

8. Ishq Tera Tadpave - Sukhbir

This one is a clear winner if you want to jazz up the wedding within seconds! Especially when the DJ turns the music off at the hook and everybody sings 'Oh ho ho ho' at the top of their lungs- ah, a classic Punjabi wedding song that every wedding is incomplete without!

9. Nain Ta Heere-Guru Randhawa

The list would be incomplete without adding this trending punjabi song for couples. Imagine how grand the performance can be on this track on this cute love song. So, start preparing your steps for this one.

10. Lehanga-Jass Manak

Bride-to-bes, Jass Manak’s lehenga is a mandatory punjabi wedding song you have to add for your sangeet ceremony. Start preparing your dance for this one, because how will you tease your man then?

11. Makhna - Asees Kaur

Brideys, I knew you would miss this one, and see here I’m with one of the best Punjabi Sangeet Dance Song to add to your list. Get, set, go!

12. Raataan Lambiyaan- Shershaah

This love song from Shershaah has all the qualities to be your number for your first dance with bae!

13. Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 - Title Track

Grooms on our list, this one’s for you. Lit up the dance floor with your moves on this song. Your man is going to love this performance of yours.

14. Dupatta- Jugg Jugg Jeeyo

If you are planning to impress your girl, this can be the song. Take inspiration from Varun Dhawan. It's a must have in your punjabi wedding song playlist.

15. Kesariya - Brahmastraa

Ever since the #Ralia wedding has happened Kesariya is all that we are humming and so will you and your guests after your spectacular performace with your bae.

16. Sauda Khara Khara-Good Newwz

This one definitely gonna make your guest stand up and hit the dance floor. Who can say no to Sukhir paaji’s song

New Punjabi Wedding Songs Ruling The Charts

17. Morni Banke-Badhaai Ho

Now we had all heard the hook like, but an entire song, revamped with groovy beats? Jackpot! This one is currently the hottest track of the season and will be ruling at every wedding!


Lamberghini-The Doorbeen

Lamberghini is the perfect Punjabi song for your next solo or group performance with your sisters! You can loop in interesting elements to make your performance stand out like a mock steering wheel with LEDs. Now that's a superhit performance in the making.

19. Kya Baat Ay-Hardy Sandhu

Oh boy, imagine your man swaying to this song just for you. In front of all your friends and family! A relatively slow song but the hook like is going to win your heart! Don't blame us if you are unable to take your mind off it!

20. Meri Mummy Nu Pasand Naiyo Tu/ Jaani Tera Naa-Sunanda Sharma

The best part about Punjabi songs are their beats- they're fast, peppy and addictive. When the music is that good, who really cares about the lyrics! Although even they aren't that bad in this one! Jaani Tera Naa is the best Punjabi song for you and your girls to groove to at the next wedding!

21. Suit Suit Karda-Guru Randhawa

When Guru Randhawa drops a single, it can be anything but bad! Suit suit karda is a very popular choice for Punjabi weddings- your best bet to keep an element of drama and fun going at your wedding functions!


High Rated Gabru-Guru Randhawa

When it's a Guru Randhawa song, rest assured that's it is going to be really quirky with an interesting combination of beats! And this one doesn't disappoint! Perfect for your cocktail, or sangeet!

23. Laung Gwacha-Avneet Khurmi

This Punjabi number with the metallic twist is simply irresistible! A sure shot way to get the whole crowd to join you on the dance floor!

24. Kadar-Mankirt Aulakh

The ultimate Punjabi song- it has got that vibe and the right lyrics that can be an instant crowd-puller! Fast, dhinchak beats and a whole lot of fun!

25. Banja Tu Meri Rani-Guru Randhawa

A sweet song for your bride-to-be! Sway on this for your girl, or you both can perform together on Banja Tu Meri Rani on pre-set choreography! It would make for a sure-shot winner in your punjabi wedding song playlist.

26. Sadi Gali-Tanu Weds Manu

1...2...3...4... and the energy levels just keep going up! We promise, this one will involve a lot of latkas and jhumkas.   This high energy number makes for a typical Punjabi wedding song- the true definition of fun!

27. London Thumakda-Tanu Weds Manu

We are guilty of playing London Thumakda on repeat. Sorry, not sorry! Regardless of whether you hire a choreographer or not, this is one song that will make every body dance the night away- even the non-dancers of the family! Have we found the perfect Punjabi wedding song- yes maybe!

28. Wakhra Swag-Navv Inder

Add some remixed beats to this one if you want to make it more preppy and groovy and you have a superhit song right there!

29. Gabru-Yo Yo Honey Singh

Fancy some bhangda? Then this Punjabi song is just right! An ideal song for the groom and his squad, to impress the bride and her bridesmaids.

30. Balle Balle-Bride & Prejudice

Who doesn't like a little competition? This song from Bride and Prejudice is a mashup of multiple songs and is the perfect fit for a face-off between the Ladkiwale and the Ladkewale!

Evergreen Punjabi Wedding Songs That You Just Cannot Miss


Maiyya Mainu- Jersey

This one will win your hearts and how!

32. Veer Ji Viyohn Chaleya-Jassi Singh

Your brother's wedding is incomplete if you don't shake a leg on Vir Ji Viyohn Chaleya. Period. The lyrics are simple, so you're going to understand them even if your understanding of Punjabi is so-so. A typical Bhangada song,

33. Gur Naal Ishq Mithha-Bally Sagoo

We can bet you would have danced to Gur Naal Ishq Mithha at every Punjabi wedding! This one is a classic!

Just FYI, if you need a faster, slightly more modern version of the same, of course with Anil Kapoor-level energy, then here you go!

34. Kangana Tera Ni-Dr. Zeus Feat. MC. Shortie

Just the perfect Punjabi song for the groom to dedicate to his bride! Perform on Kangana on your sangeet with your guy-gang and win her heart!

35. Mundeyaan To' Bachke Rahin-Jaan Panjabi

Oh boy, the beats will spread like fire and it won't be long before everybody would join you on the dance floor!


Dil Chori Sada Hogaya-Hans Raj Hans

While there is a new, remixed version of this song that's again a HIT, there's no replacing the original one sung by Hans Raj Hans. This song would be just right if yours is a love or a love-cum-arranged wedding.

37. Dil Le Gayi Kudi Gujarat Di-Jabir Jassi

This song is just perfect for you and your partner to rule the dance floor! The track is super fun, has beats that will make you sway and get all your Punjabi Swag on the floor!

38. Kala Shah Kala-Anamika

Have you ever been a part of a traditional ladies' sangeet where the girls get together and tease each other, and perform skits dressed up as men? Well, it get's more fun with the kind of music involved! And Kala Shah Kala fits the bill perfectly!

39. Bolo Tara Rara-Daler Mehndi

We have all grown up dancing to this Daler Mehendi song. It's quirky, it's fast and we love the beats! Perfect for you and your friends to show off your dancing skills at your sangeet!


Tunak Tun Tun-Daler Mehndi

Every 90s kid will agree- Tunak Tunak Tun is by far the best Punjabi wedding song!  It's groovy, and will make you want to jump with all that energy- making it perfectly relevant even in today's time.

41. Tootak Tootak Toothiya-Malkit Singh

Who cares if you still can't understand the lyrics to this song, despite having danced on them all your life! The beats are so fast and peppy, it'll be almost impossible to stop yourself from taking over the dance floor once this song starts playing!

Thinking Of Performing With Your Partner? Here Are A Few Of Our Favorite Slow Punjabi Songs

42. Nai Jaana-Neha Bhasin

The best song to perform on, with your sister! Rope in your groom-to-be and his brothers to make it all the more fun! Guaranteed tears

43. Enna Sona-OK Jaanu

Thinking of slow waltzing with your partner? Tune in to this romantic song by A. R Rehman, that will surely get you two in the right mood!

44. Laung Laachi-Mannat Noor

Now here's one Punjabi song that's rulling Instagram! Every bride is including it in her performance mashup, so why shouldn't you?

45. Kaawa Kaawa/ Ni Aj Mera Jee Karda-Monsoon Wedding

This Punjabi wedding song is from the movie 'Monsoon Weddings', and fits just right for a group performance with your BFFs and your partner!

And For The Finale!

46. Saddi Rail Gaddi Aai-Chirag Pehchan

No Punjabi wedding is complete unless the entire family comes on the dance floor as they away from one corner to the other on this! So make sure you're adding it to your punjabi wedding song playlist.

Punjabi songs are life of any wedding. This list can literally go on forever and because every song in the list will add up to the emotions of people around you. The dhol beats, bhangra performances can literally up the mood game of everyone around

So while raps and typical Bollywood songs are taking over the internet, you cannot miss the magic that Punjabi songs bring to a wedding! They are fun, and just the right mix of swag and dhamaka! So what are you waiting for? You have a list ready now. Get grooving!

Punjabi traditions - harvest dance and wedding garlands

In the Indian state of Punjab and the Pakistani province of the same name, live a bright and interesting people - Punjabis. The traditions of the Punjabis differ to some extent from the habitual customs of the majority of the population of India or Pakistan. Ancient rituals and beliefs are still important for them, and the culture of their ancestors is reverently preserved from century to century.

Interestingly, some holidays of the Punjabis are still held today in the same way as many centuries ago. Even religions (Hinduism and Islam are dominant in the regions) in the Punjabi version have some differences. Which dance has become a symbol of Punjabi culture? What can be seen at weddings in Punjab? And what dishes have become the hallmarks of traditional Punjabi cuisine? nine0005 Punjabi dance bhangra

Bhangra - an ancient dance of the Punjabis

As I immediately noted, the Punjabis live both in India and Pakistan, which leaves its mark on the traditional culture. The dominant religions of this people are Hinduism and Islam, and it all depends on the region. Most of the Punjabis of Pakistani lands observe Muslim holidays and customs, but the people of the Indian state belong to the ardent adherents of Hindu beliefs.

According to historians, it was the Indian Punjabis who have preserved the special features of their ancient culture, which is successfully combined with the modern rhythm of life and new technologies of our century. nine0005

Probably every people in India has its own distinctive traditional dance. Among the Punjabis, the bhangra has become a symbol of their art, which can rightfully be called the pride of the state of Punjab. Researchers note that the formation of bhangra movements began in the 16th century, and the dance was associated with agricultural rites and the forces of fertility. On my own behalf, I want to note that among the Indian regions, Punjab stands out for its rich soils, which is why it has long been called the “Land of Five Rivers”.

In the old days, after the first harvest of wheat, the men of the villages performed a ritual dance, which they expressed gratitude to the plants, the earth and, of course, the good deities that bestowed upon the workers. Over time, women began to join the performance of bhangra, and the dance became popular not only after the completion of seasonal work, but also at various holidays and festivals. nine0005

If you are interested in Bollywood films, you will easily recognize the bhangra dance in many of the classic films. These are energetic rhythms of music and male dancers, who are dressed in a bright vest, a long white shirt and trousers. The performer's head is always adorned with a red or orange turban adorned with a cloth fan.

Punjabi Traditional Dishes

Symbols of Punjabi Cuisine

At various celebrations of the Punjabis, you can taste folk dishes that have become popular throughout India today. First of all, these are bean products (they are called dal). Such dishes are cooked on a slow fire, and in the process of cooking, the beans are sprinkled with spices that make them taste spicy and truly “Indian”. nine0005

Punjabis are accustomed to serving treats along with snacks. Crispy shortcakes or pies, various pickles and marinades are certainly attached to the main dish. Most of the drinks of the people of the Punjab are prepared on the basis of whey or milk with the addition of nuts, ghee, dried fruits. Interestingly, many Punjabi dishes are already several millennia old.

Where can you taste goodies? Of course, at the wedding. Punjabi traditions regarding engagement and marriage are full of ancient rituals that must be observed in our time. In my opinion, it is difficult to find a brighter and more luxurious holiday than a Punjabi wedding. nine0005

Punjabi wedding traditions

The first stage of wedding preparations takes place in the bride's house. When the families have come to an agreement, a roca is held. This ritual involves the exchange of promises. The girl and the guy swear that they will not consider the proposals of other people - from now on they have made their choice. An obligatory ritual of rock is puja (worship of the gods). Punjabis believe that in this way the future family will attract happiness into their lives.

After some time, the ceremonies are held at the groom's. Relatives come to his house and, most importantly, the father of the bride (in his absence, the uncle or brother of the girl can replace the father). A man performs sagan - a ritual of applying special paint to the groom's forehead. From that moment on, the young man receives a blessing from future relatives. nine0005

Just before the wedding day, the groom comes to the bride's house again. He presents his chosen one with valuable gifts and a red wedding dress. As a rule, Punjabi brides wear a sari or lenga choli (tunic with bloomers and cape). And the next day is marked by Rut Jaga - the performance of traditional songs and dances, with the help of which guests wish love and happiness to the young.

There are many rituals on the wedding day that must be performed strictly. For example, the bride and groom should exchange flower garlands, which forever seals their union. nine0005

After a man puts sindoor (red paint) on a girl's part, she is considered his legal wife. Leaving the parental home, the bride throws back a handful of puffed rice. So she wishes her family good luck and prosperity.

Punjabi wedding

Punjabi traditions are rooted in ancient times. Surprisingly, even today in the modern cities of the state, ancient customs seem to be a wonderful decoration of everyday life. The Punjabis love and cherish the culture that their ancestors left them, and, of course, every traveler who has visited their lands feels it. nine0005

Indian dance - Folk music of India

There are two main directions in Indian dance - classical and folk.

Folk dances

India is a large country with a large number of ethnic and linguistic groups. In this country there is a huge variety and richness of folk music and dances. Each state has its own folk dances. Each dance has its own character, its own costume. The dances of the northern states are very different from the dances of the south. nine0005

The dances of India can undergo quite strong changes even within one state, which is clearly noticeable if you move from north to south or from west to east. In each village, the dialect is somewhat different, and if we compare the language of villages located at a fairly large distance from each other, then this may already be a new dialect. Dancing can also be different.

Yes, most Indians know how to dance their national dances and do it with pleasure, but in India there are almost no professional groups performing folklore dances on stage, so at holidays in the villages, dancers reproduce an arbitrary set of movements, and there are actually no dances with a certain choreography. nine0005

Folk dances of India are closely connected with life cycle events, with natural phenomena. Birth, marriage, the end of the harvest - these are the most important events accompanied by the performance of dances. Religious themes in folk dances are much less common than in classical ones. The only religious scene often used in folk dances is Krishna's games with cowherd boys.

People in India know how to dance and love it. Many Indians learn some form of classical dance or musical instrument as children, and almost everyone performs folk dances. It is difficult to imagine, for example, a woman from the state of Gujarat who would not be able to dance the national dance with sticks, and not only the Punjabis, but also the majority of the inhabitants of North India dance the incendiary bhangra. nine0005

Folk dances in India are closely related to everyday life and traditions and are not distinguished by any particular grace and virtuosity of performance.

Classical dances

Since ancient times wandering artists used to walk around India. They danced, sang and staged performances that told about the life of people and gods.

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