In the recent past years, there has been a trend that is widely being followed by our musical artists is that of remixing old songs and recreate them, especially, long-forgotten folk songs.
It is the beauty of these songs that even today these folk songs sound so fresh that everyone enjoys them. So, here we have curated a list of Punjabi folk songs that are being remixed, recreated or their covers are being sung but the originals are just simply evergreen. So, let’s go ahead!
BAJRE DA SITTA:
Well, this can’t be the long-forgotten folk song as few months back we got to hear the recreated version of the song which was sung by Rashmeet Kaur, Deep Kalsi and Ikka. The song ofcourse was a super success which ruled our Instagram reels and the entire social media.
But let’s tell you, the original ‘Bajre Da Sitta’ was sung by Surinder Kaur and Parkash Kaur. Also Read : Millennials Must Not Be Knowing Who Actually Sang ‘Bajre Da Sitta’?
This beautiful piece of song describes pain and heartbreak caused by the marriage which leads to the separation of daughters from the family. This soulful track is enough to leave anyone teary-eyed. Today, there are so many songs that are inspired from this song but let us tell you, originally, the track was sung by Musarrat Nazir.
To listen to the original song, click here (https://youtu.be/jhWsUkPxMps)
SUHE VE CHEEREY WAALEYA:
Now, this one is simple yet a track filled with fun and witty romance. In the song, the singer expresses her various desires. Also Read : What If We Told You Romaana Got His Stage Name From His Surname!
This one is another song which millennial generation must have listened to but surely the recreated version. The remixed version was featured in Saif Ali Khan’s ‘Kaalakaandi’ which was sung by Neha Kakkar. Originally, this one was also sung by Surinder Kaur. It is a folk song which is usually sung during weddings and it portrays the good natured teasing about going to the in-laws house. Also Read : Do You Know Jasmine Sandlas Once Sold Music CD’s Outside A Discotheque?
IKK MERI AKH KASHNI:
As the title suggests this one celebrates self love. In the song, woman basically describes her own beauty while she compares it with the lack of qualities with her husband and his family. Just like any other folk song, several artists have attempted the recreated version but the recreated versions by Jasmine Sandlas and Neha Bhasin are widely popular. Listen to the original track here, https://youtu.be/fBUQWej9F0w
Another one on the list is ‘Chiita Kukkad’ which is being sung during mehndi or sangeet function. This one is usually sung by the sisters and friends of bride. Listen to the original track here, https://youtu.be/EiRDDGt4Fu0
CHANN KITHHAN GUZAARI:
Well…well…another one on the list is which has been recreated several times but originally the track was sung by a female singer. The song beautifully portrays the lover’s pain of separation. Some of the modern singers including Ayushmann Khurrana, Sukhwinder Singh have attempted the renditions of the song.
SADKE – SADKE:
Another masterpiece is ‘Sadke-Sadke’ which beautifully portrays the journey of a woman who goes to get water from the well and it becomes her loyalty test towards her husband. No Bollywood artist has yet attempted the recreated version though but we got to hear the recreated version in Tarsem Jassar and Simi Chahal’s ‘Rabb Da Radio’ which was sung by Kulbir Jhinjer and Mankirat Pannu.
If you wish to listen to the original track by Surinder Kaur and Parkash Kaur, click here, https://youtu.be/YQaKoITbxCs
Well, this one is no doubt, everybody has listened to. And why not, every Hindu and Punjabi wedding is incomplete. The song is dedicated to the time when the groom finally reaches the wedding venue. The verse of this song was used in Shahid Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor starrer ‘Mausam’. Also Read : Here’s All You Should Know About Amar Singh Chamkila
MATHE TE CHAMKAN WAAL:
The last one on the list is ‘Mathe Te Chamkan Waal’ which is generally sung during the ‘mehendi’ fuction in Hindu and Punjabi wedding. The track talks about the joy and happiness of getting the groom ready for his wedding.
This was our list. No doubt, there are so many folk songs which we have inherited from the Punjabi heritage and the list goes on and on but these were a few songs which we thought of bringing into your memory.