“The song’s beats are catchy and definitely make you groove"
Whilst Bollywood movies may not have been up to the mark in 2016, but the year has seen several hit dance tracks.
Remixes like ‘Oye Oye’ and ‘Rock Tha Party’ have truly been electrifying.
As such, India today rightly notes: “Bollywood gave us some memorable songs.”
Bidding farewell to 2016, DESIblitz brings you 10 best peppy Bollywood dance tracks of 2016!
1. Kar Gayi Chull ~ Badshah, Fazilpuria, Sukriti Kakkar & Neha Kakkar: Kapoor & Sons (Since 1921)
“It’s one of my favourite tracks,” Kapoor & Sons actor Sidharth Malhotra tells DESIblitz.
The original Badshah and Fazilpuria track was very popular in 2014, but Amaal Mallik revamps the song notches higher for Dharma Productions.
The video shows Tia (Alia Bhatt) and Arjun (Sidharth Malhotra) grooving at a house party and the ‘window-cleaning’ signature-step has become sensational, making it the move for a fun night out!
Enjoying the song, Rumnique Nannar of BollySpice notes:
“Kar Gayi Chull is an absolute banger since it reworks Badshah and Fazilpuria’s original ‘Chull’ in the best way. Instead of going with pounding drop that was spaced out in the original, they add louder horns and trippy electro beats.”
2. High Heels ~ Jaz Dhami, Yo Yo Honey Singh & Aditi Singh Sharma: Ki & Ka
“Ek Ek Thumke Pe Sau Sau Taaliyan.” With each movement, there are 100 applauds, and with each beat of this song, there are 100 seeties!
‘High Heels’ is that very track that rocked 2012 and has been recreated by Meet Bros. This time with the addition of Aditi Singh Sharma who enhances the swag quotient of the song.
The most outstanding point about this track is the fact that Arjun Kapoor actually grooves with high heels on, which is quite unique for Bollywood. Plus, Kareena Kapoor aka Bebo looks absolutely sizzling. Bosco-Caesar’s catchy choreography compels the audience to shake-a-leg on the dance floor!
Loving the song, Joginder Tuteja of Bollywood Hungama praises: “The team delivers a solid chartbuster that is bound to rise further in popularity in weeks to come.”
3. Malamaal ~ Mika Singh, Miss Pooja & Kuwar Kirk: Housefull 3
Mika Singh’s tracks are the soul of any party. In this case, he is the soul of the wedding!
Filmed in Bournemouth, Mika Singh and Millind Gaba compose a peppy song like no other. Encompassing fun Punjabi flavours, enjoy watching the Housefull 3 team groove to the song.
Remo D’Souza’s simple choreography is very catchy, so any non-dancer shake-a-leg on the dance floor. The lyrics convey how there is no one ‘rich’ like their beloved(s)… Moneywise and Personality-wise.
YouTube viewer Neeti Bangar loves this song: “Awesome song and movie also. Akshay and Jacqueline were amazing…”
4. Nachange Saari Raat ~ Neeraj Shridhar, Tulsi Kumar: Junooniyat
A decent reboot to the Taz Stereo Nation classic by the party rockers, Meet Bros.
Tulsi Kumar sings the lines: “Akh Meri Tight, Javan Main Left right, Ke Mundeyan Toh Bachdi Firra. While Neeraj Sridhar croons: “Munda Hoga Woh Toh Lucky, Jiske Liye Tune Rakhi, Apne Yeh Ankhon Ki Sharab.” One loves the male-female jugalbandi here!
Devesh Sharma of Filmfare writes in his review: “The fast paced party number is sung with the lots of verve by Tulsi Kumar and Neeraj Sridhar. Meet Bros have added some rap portions to give it a novelty feel and overall the new version will surely make you groove.”
Enjoy watching the Sanam Re couple: Yami Gautam and Pulkit Samrat sizzle in this track.
Listen to our full playlist of Bollywood Dance Tracks of 2016 here:
5. Baby Ko Bass Pasand Hai ~ Vishal Dadlani, Shalmali Kholgade, Ishita & Badshah: Sultan
Yo Se, the fun dance-off between Sultan Ali Khan (Salman Khan) and Aarfa (Anushka Sharma). When we talk of jugalbandi, ‘Baby Ko Bass Pasand Hai’ tops the list.
Farah Khan’s signature step here is the right-hand fisted, held-up and the hip-shaking. Whilst the steps are quite simple, they are also very memorable.
There is a ‘Kajra Mohabbat Wala’ feel with a modern twist. There is a good balance of traditional music with contemporary beats and Badshah also does well with the leading vocals. Vishal Dadlani and Shalmali Kholgade aka ‘Balam Pichkari’ return with this foot-tapping gaana.
Praising the catchiness of this track, BollywoodLife mentions: “Don’t be surprised if you will be hearing this track at pubs, parties, family functions and even at the pandals during Ganeshotsav and Dahi handi.”
6. Sau Tarah Ke ~ Jonita Gandhi, Amit Mishra: Dishoom
“Sau Tarah Ke, Rog Le Loon, Ishq Ka Marz Kya Hai?” undoubtedly, the ‘Subha Hone Do’ of Dishoom.
Catch Kabir (John Abraham), Ishika (Jacqueline Fernandez) and Junaid (Varun Dhawan) dance in a den, alongside underworld members, with no fear. Pritam’s composition here is top-notch!
The vocal combination of Jonita Gandhi and Amit Mishra is also perfect, suiting the main voices of Dhawan and Fernandez.
Enjoying this track on YouTube, Priyanka Patel comments: “I have seen this movie in the cinemas and I like the songs in the movie, particularly this song.”
7. Beat Pe Booty ~ Sachin Sanghvi, Jigar Saraiya, Vayu & Kanika Kapoor: A Flying Jatt
Sachin-Jigar’s ‘Beat Pe Booty’ is the most sensational and memorable Bollywood songs of 2016.
Tiger Shroff and co-star Jacqueline Fernandez’s crisp dance moves in the music video will sweep you off your feet. Rightly so, since it has been choreographed by the director himself, Remo D’Souza.
In fact, there are just too many ‘wow’ moments which impress the audience. One, in particular, is Jacqueline Fernandez bending on Tiger’s leg, doing body wave!
Surabhi Redkar positively critiques on Koimoi: “The song’s beats are catchy and definitely make you groove in the laziest manner.”
8. Kala Chashma ~ Amar Arshi, Badshah, Neha Kakkar & Indeep Bakshi: Baar Baar Dekho
Yes – another remix. But ‘Kala Chashma’ is one Bollywood/Bhangra song which will drag everyone to the dance floor.
Sidharth Malhotra and Katrina Kaif’s energetic dancing to Bosco-Caesar are equally impressive. Their costumes are also beautiful.
Malhotra is dressed smartly in a Sherwani, while Kaif is adorned in a red lehenga-choli. However, the Kala Chashme (sunglasses) steal the show here!
Appreciating the ‘swagger’ of ‘Kala Chashma’, Indian Express writes: “If you thought the old version of Kala Chashma had swag, check out Katrina Kaif and Sidharth Malhotra grooving to this one.”
9. The Breakup Song ~ Jonita Gandhi, Arijit Singh, Nakash Aziz & Badshah: Ae Dil Hai Mushkil
There was a time when a guy would ask: “Bol Radha Bol, tune yeh kya kiya?” and the girl replies: “Apne Kishan ko Dil de Diya.” the girl says: “Mere saiyyan ji se aaj maine break-up kar liya.” Welcome to the Modern era of love.
Breakups are the toughest experiences to undergo, but Ae Dil Hai Mushkil has a quirky, but fun-filled remedy. Don’t cry over breakups, just dance the pain away!
‘The Breakup Song’ is fun dance song which packs an electrifying punch that is sure to get your feet tapping. So, join Alizeh (Anushka Sharma) and Ayaan (Ranbir Kapoor) as they merrily groove in a silent disco.
Times Of India applauds: “This is the perfect the song that all youngsters will groove to after a breakup.”
10. Nashe Si Chadh Gayi ~ Arijit Singh, Caralisa Monteiro: Befikre
The listener becomes intoxicated with this wonderful composition.
Vishal-Shekhar’s music itself demands a repeat listen, especially since it captures the ‘Lean On’ rhythm.
Imagine ‘Ishq Shava’, but in daytime and depicted in Paris? That’s ‘Nashe Si Chadh Gayi’ for you! Watch Dharam (Ranveer Singh) and Shyra (Vaani Kapoor) as they dance together for the first time. Here, Vaibhavi Merchant’s choreography is phenomenal!
In awe of the song, Koimoi lauds: “High on recall value, this is an out and out commercial track that will stay on your playlists.”
Overall, Bollywood 2016 has several high-octane dance songs. Amongst these Top 10, here are a few other songs which will rock your party: ‘Let’s Naacho’ (Kapoor & Sons), ‘Jabra Fan’ (Fan), ‘Dil Cheez Tujhe’ (Airlift), ‘Let’s Talk About Love’ (Baaghi) and ‘Kheech Meri Photo’ (Sanam Teri Kasam).
One eagerly looks forward to what 2017 has to offer!