Our couples love us because of our knowledge and experience with many different music genres. It's natural for Indian wedding couples to seek our advice on what would be the best fit for them for all of the key wedding moments. Half of the Indian weddings we DJ are with both the bride and groom being of South Asian descent (Hindu, Christian or Muslim). The other half of the weddings we do are mixed or fusion weddings where one person is from South Asian descent and the other is not (White, Black, Hispanic or Asian).
In 1994, we did our first Indian wedding. Who would have guessed that 24 years later, the company would grow into a team of 12 amazing DJ's that travel around the world making memories for couples. We are truly blessed to do what we love and love what we do. Thousands of couples have trusted us with the biggest and best days of their lives. We wanted to figure out a way to help couples during various parts of their journey from getting engaged to being married. The first part of our blogs focused on Venues, followed by Vendors, and now it's time for Music.
We have seen the importance of Sangeets grow tremendously over the last few years. For some cultures its more important and fun than the reception. Some of our Hindu Gujarati couples that used to have Garbas the night before have moved to either having a Sangeet instead or a combination of Garba and Sangeet mixed together. These events start with performances, followed by garba, rass and then open dancing with mostly Bollywood music.. Sangeets have always been a huge part of our Hindu Punjabi couples' wedding weekend. The evening starts with performances and ends with lots of dancing consisting of mostly Bollywood and Bhangra music. Our Ismaili couples see the biggest change when it comes to pre-wedding events. The festive event used to be a Pithi and then over the years it has become a combination of a Pithi/Sangeet. Traditional ceremonies followed by performances and ending with an open dance floor with mostly Bollywood music. This is usually the most fun night for these couples because they have more dancing on this day verses other days. Other Muslim couples have a similar event with the Mehndi night having performances followed by open dancing. For some Muslim couples, this is the only night with dancing. We love this night because we help people have fun and it gives us a chance to understand what the crowd will like the next day.
When coming up with the Top 12 Sangeet Entrance Songs for Couples, we based it on the following::
- We have seen many couples either use these songs or consider using these songs.
- We wanted to give you many options so you can use the best one for you and your second favorite for anyone that is making an entrance right before you if you didn't want to share a song with them (most people use the same song).
- We kept a fun night in mind that needed an energetic entrance.
- Focus on listening to the song and not watching the video. Don't overlook the perfect song because you don't like the video. No one will see the video, they will all be watching you.
The following Top 12 Entrance Songs for Grooms are ranked based on what we have seen used most often within the last few years.
1) Sadi Gali - Tanu Weds Manu
The Top 12 Sangeet Entrance Songs for Couples begins with one the most popular wedding songs of the decade. In the last few years, we have seen this used the most often. Don't be surprised to see this song at the top of the list, for a long-long time. This song was originally released in 2005. Lehmber Hussainpuri sang the song for RDB's album Three. In 2011 it was remade for Bollywood. A majority of the weddings we do, will have this song played somewhere (usually for the dance floor). Fill out the form on this page and we will send you an email with all these songs on a playlist. If you need instrumental music for a brides ceremony entrance, check out our blog.
2) Badri Ki Dulhania - Bardinath Ki Dulhania
With close to 500 Million views, this Varun and Alia song, barely missed the first position on the Top 12 Sangeet Entrance Songs for Couples list. This song was made for weddings and when you hear it, it just makes you want to dance. Fill out the form on this page and we will send you an email with all these songs on a playlist. If you want a Indian wedding ceremony entrance song for a bride with words, check out our blog.
3) Ishq - Sukhbir
This 1999 song still gets people excited and dance floors packed. Initially I thought this might be too old and people won't know it. It was remade for a Bollywood movie recently and brought it back to life. People soon realized that the original one is better and this version started getting used more. The popularity of this song helped it clinch the third place on the Top 12 Sangeet Entrance Songs for Couples list. Don't be disappointed by the poor video quality/production, this song still works! Most grooms use it because they like the song, had danced to it, and felt that it brought the right energy and feel for their entrance. Fill out the form on this page and we will send you an email with all these songs on a playlist. If you are looking for ceremony entrance for a groom, check out our blog.
4) Make Some Noise For The Desi Boyz - Desi Boyz
With lyrics like "Make some noise for the desi boys", we know this is not for every groom. Its one of the more tongue and cheek songs from the Top 12 Sangeet Entrance Songs for Couples list. Some people take literal meaning to all songs. Most people pick songs based on the beat, overall feel and the hook of the song. Listen to all the songs on the list and pick the one that you can imagine yourself dancing into. Fill out the form on this page and we will send you an email with all these songs on a playlist. If you are looking for ceremony exit song (Vidai), check out our blog.
5) Gal Mitthi Mitthi Bol - Aisha
Another happy wedding song makes its third appearance on the Top 12 Sangeet Entrance Songs for Couples list. Bollywood wedding songs somehow find a way into real Indian weddings. We have picked parts of the songs where we feel most grooms would like to use. Make sure you pick a DJ that won't play every song from start to finish. The right song played in a wrong way can ruin a key moment of your wedding. If you still need a DJ, contact us here.
6) Bachna Ae Haseeno - Bachna Ae Haseeno
The third remake song on the Top 12 Sangeet Entrance Songs for Couples list. If your parents made you hear Bollywood songs growing up in the car or at home, this might be the track for you. If your parents still like classic Bollywood songs, you can make their day by picking this song. Fill out the form on this page and we will send you an email with all these songs on a playlist. If you need a entrance songs for your bridal party at your Indian wedding ceremony, check out our blog.
7) Dil Chori - Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety
Honey Singh makes his second appearance on the Top 12 Sangeet Entrance Songs for Couples list. There was a time when every Bollywood album had a hit song from him on it. He has been out of the scene for a few years, but he is back with a bang. This is the newest song on our list and it will soon move up the list as more people hear this song. Fill out the form on this page and we will send you an email with all these songs on a playlist. If you need a Sangeet entrance song for a brides, check out our blog.
8) Hawa Hawa - Mubarakan
Here is our fourth and final remake on the Top 12 Sangeet Entrance Songs for Couples list. The original song (Havar Havar) was made by an Iranian singer named Kourosh Yaghmaei in the 70s. Hasan Jahangir is credited in making his version Hawa Hawa in the 1987. There have been a few remakes in Bollywood of this iconic song. Almost 50 years later and its still getting played. Make sure you pick a DJ that knows music really well. The wrong version of a song played can ruin a key moment of your wedding. If you still need a DJ, contact us here.
9) Palat Tera Hero Idhar Hai - Main Tera Hero
Varun Dhawan and Ileana D'Cruz both make their second appearances on the Top 12 Sangeet Entrance Songs for Couples list. Varun is also a part of the second song (Badri Ki Dulhania) and Ileana is a part 8th song (Hawa Hawa). Varun is one of the newer Bollywood actors that understands the importance of great music in movies. Expect him to have at least one good song in every month. Fill out the form on this page and we will send you an email with all these songs on a playlist. If you need a photographer for your wedding, check out our blog.
10) Tune Maari Entriyaan - Gunday
The 10th song features Ranveer, Priyanka and Arjun. Surprising to see Arjun Kapoor has also made his second appearance on this list. The first one being Hawa Hawa, which took the 8th place on this list. Gunday was set in the 70s and the music has a blend Bollywood Disco and contemporary Bollywood music. When this song was released in 2014, we used it often at events, because the lyrics make sense for an entrance. As newer songs came out, this one took a back seat. Its still a good song and can be used for people who haven't heard this song in a while.
11) Diliwale Girlfriend - Yeh Jaawani Hai Deewani
Ranbir Kapoor & Deepika Padukone both make the Top 12 Sangeet Entrance Songs for Grooms list again together. This is still a very popular song for entrances, but we moved it closer to the bottom because some couples are not feeling the line that says he left his last girlfriend to come be with you. If lyrics mean a lot to you, then this song won't be a good fit. If you want to come in singing and dancing and that one line doesn't bother you, this will be a top contender. If you still need a DJ, contact us here.
12) Ainvayi Ainvayi - Band Baaja Baraat
The Top 12 Sangeet Entrance Songs for Grooms list ends with a song featuring Ranveer Singh & Anushka Sharma. Surprising to see Ranveer barely making his second appearance on this list. The first one being Tune Maari Entriyaan, which took the 10th place on this list. This was one of the first Bollywood movies made about wedding planning. If you are looking for a wedding planner, check out our list.
A wedding is the happiest moment in your life and you should choose music that you love. Over our 24 years of bringing joy to thousands of couples, the DJ Riz Entertainment team has helped many couples find the songs that help them create memories for a lifetime. The Top 12 Sangeet Entrance Songs for Couples list was made to help busy brides that don't have time to find the best music for their big wedding weekend. If you or a friend needs an Indian wedding DJ that will take the time to understand what you need and help make your wedding weekend perfect, contact us here for more information on our services.
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