"All Black" by Sukhe ft. Raftaar, "Mere Kol" by Prabh Gill, and "Wakhra Swag" by Navv Inder ft. Badshah are examples of hit Punjabi songs. Perhaps the most widely recognized song associated with Punjabi culture is "Mundian to Bach Ke" by Labh Janjua, with lyrics by Channi Singh. A remix of the song titled "Beware the Boys (Mundian to Bach Ke)" by the U.K.-based Panjabi MC, featuring enormously popular American rapper Jay Z, furthered the song's popularity amongst Western audiences.Continue Reading
Punjabi music encompasses a number of styles, from traditional Punjabi folk music to Punjabi pop to the dance-oriented Bhangra genre. Another popular Punjabi sub-genre is Desi Hip Hop, which combines hip hop with traditional music of the Indian subcontinent. Punjabi music has increased in popularity not only in India due to its inclusion in Bollywood films and mainstream Hindi cinema, but in the United Kingdom and the United States as well. "Mundian to Bach Ke" was featured in several American films and television shows, such as "Bulletproof Monk," "The Dictator," "Queer as Folk," "Entourage" and "Outsourced."
Specific charts cover the top weekly Punjabi singles, most of which have their own videos. Websites such as www.radiomirchi.com and www.top10songsindia.com feature the most current hit Punjabi songs with direct links to their videos.Learn more about Art & Literature