Melodies of Independence!

With India celebrating Independence Day on August 15th, below is a small list consisting of the best non-film patriotic songs of all time.

Thursday, August 15, 2013   |  Copyright: BollyCurry  |  Comments 3 Comments  |  2410 Views



Patriotic songs have always inculcated a feeling of unity and devotion among listeners. Over the decades,  many composers have penned lyrics and weaved music with the sole aim of  stirring nation loving sentiments in their audience.

With India celebrating Independence Day on August 15th, below is a small list consisting of the best non-film patriotic songs of all time. These are songs that depict the identity of India, a pride in what it stands for, and a resolve to protect its integrity and independence at any cost.


1. Maa Tujhe Salaam

Composer: A. R. Rahman
Singer(s): A. R. Rahman


2. Miley Sur Mera Tumhara

Composer: Ashok Patki & Louis Banks
Singer(s): Chorus


3. Ehsaas Thoda To Jagaye [Vande Mataram]
Composer: Ravi Shankar
Singer(s): Lata Mangeshkar & Chorus


4. Tiranga

Composer: VK Dogra
Singer(s): VK Dogra & Chorus


5. Jana Gana

Composer : Rabindranath Tagore
Singer(s) : Chorus


6. Aye Mere Vatan Ke Logo

Composer: C. Ramchandra
Singer(s): Lata Mangeshkar


7. Qadam Qadam Badhaye Ja

Composer: Ram Singh Thakur
Singer(s): Lata Mangeshkar


8. Saare Jahan Se Achcha
Composer: Ravi Shankar
Singer(s): Lata Mangeshkar


As India prepares to celebrate it's 67th anniversary of independence today, one may soak in the emotional yet energetic tunes of these songs and bring forward the sentiments of people who are ready to sacrifice all for the betterment of their country.

BollyCurry hopes you liked this edition, and do let us know about your favorite patriotic song!

Author: Aanchal V.
Editors: Shreya S. & Jenifer Y.
Graphics: Amna M. & Saraa K. 



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  • Posted on: 15 August 2013 at 2:35pm-BolNaHalke-

    Ae mere vatan ke logo makes me cry buckets whenever i hear it.

    Wonderful melodieso

  • Posted on: 15 August 2013 at 10:36amxbeyondwordsx

    You guys missed out so many other good tunes like Mere Rang De Basanti, Ye Desh Hai Veer Jawanon Ka etc

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  • Posted on: 15 August 2013 at 2:52amdesigrl27

    I've got a list as well with some overlap. Take a look! http://pardesibeat.blogspot.com/2012/08/happy-independence-day-india.html

    Happy Independence Day!!

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