March 8th is celebrated as International Women’s Day every year. Apart from celebrations, we also express our respect, love, and appreciation towards the women. We should celebrate them every day, rather than on one day because they play a major role in all our lives.
Women Empowerment is presently one of the best genres. Bollywood, over the years, has been criticized for being sexist against women. But years later, Bollywood has come out with many women-oriented movies that inspire the youth of the country and have also given some inspiring songs featuring the leading ladies of the industry.
Here’s a list of 25 Women’s day songs to celebrate the day and get empowered. This list is dedicated to every woman out there who has been discriminated against based on their gender and also to make them feel extra special.
1. Badal Pe Paon Hain
This popular track from Shah Rukh Khan’s Chak De! India is to all those women who dream big. The song shows the struggle of a women’s hockey team overcomes patriarchy and goes on to represent India in the World Championships because they never stopped dreaming big. Sung by Hema Sardesai, the song is very inspirational.
2. O Womaniya
Another popular track from Gangs of Wasseypur starring Manoj Bajpai and Nawazuddin Siddiqui. This song conveys that it’s not just for men, but it’s okay for women to have desires, and also their emotions should not be suppressed.
3. Mardaani Anthem
This beautiful song from the crime thriller, Mardaani starring Rani Mukerji as a fearless cop deals with the problem of human trafficking in India. Sung by Sunidhi Chauhan, this song has powerful lyrics that can boost any women’s courage. A one to add to your playlist!
4. Patakha Guddi
Composed by A.R. Rahman, this song from Alia Bhatt-starrer Highway is about a young girl enjoying freedom for the first time in her life. Patakha Guddi is the right song to uplift your mood.
5. Ikk Kudi
Another beautiful track is sung by the talented Alia Bhatt and Diljit Dosanjh. The track from Udta Punjab talks about the lost life of a girl and also highlights the problems of drug addiction among youth. It a beautiful song that is like comfort in the panic!
6. O Gujariya
Yet another beautiful track from Kangana Ranaut’s Queen. Sung by Shefali Alvares, the song is beautiful and uplifts your mood. It explains how even a ‘good girl’ can break free!
7. Jeete Hain Chal
Next up on this list is another soulful song from the biographical thriller Neerja. Sonam Kapoor portrays Neerja Bhanot, a real-life hero who died saving passengers on a flight hijacked by terrorists. The movie is inspiring and this track encourages women to live and cherish every single moment of their life.
Sung by Shilpa Rao, this track from Ladies vs Ricky Bahl gives you that motivation you need on Monday morning! The song features Anushka Sharma and conveys to keep your chin up and hold on to hope. A must listen on Women’s day!
9. Kudi Nu Nachne De
This song from Angrezi Medium should be an anthem for all the women out there! Featuring the top B-Town actresses, this song celebrates women. The song also asks people to change their views on women and let them dance to the tunes of their life. Another must listen!
Another pleasant song to listen to from Queen, starring Kangana Ranaut. Sung by Amit Trivedi, the song takes you through the independence and the feeling of liberation that Kangana’s character went through throughout the movie after she was left on the altar by her fiance. Another great song that you jam to on Women’s day!
11. PINK Anthem
Sung by Jonita Gandhi with a rap by EPR Iyer, this song is from Pink, starring Amitabh Bachchan in lead roles. Pink is one of the best women-oriented movies in Bollywood and you can’t just stop jamming to this track that celebrates women’s rights!
This heartfelt song sung by Sona Mohapatra featured in Aamir Khan’s Satyamev Jayate 2, which focuses on issues in society. The song just had one clear message that women want to live without any fear. The song is beautiful and heart-touching!
13. Hum To Aise Hain
Another one to uplift your mood on Women’s day. This song from Laaga Chunari Mein Daag is about acceptance! Accept who you are, whether good or bad and just be proud of yourself. It features Rani Mukerji and Konkona Sen Sharma.
14. Love You Zindagi
Women find their way to rise every time after being put down by patriarchy. This light-hearted song from Dear Zindagi reminds us to enjoy and celebrate life every day! It is about living life with a smile and staying away from toxicity. Love you Zindagi, sung by Jasleen Royal is a beautiful song and is a must on your Women’s day songs playlist.
15. Ziddi Dil
Want to tackle down patriarchy single-handedly? Learn it from the real-life inspirations for millions of girls worldwide; Priyanka Chopra and Mary Kom. This song inspires you to be the best version of yourself. It features how Mary Kom struggled and fought her way through to become the champion she is. A true inspiration!
This song sung by Raftaar is another contender for the women’s anthem! The song features two young female wrestlers shutting the mouth of the whole village that doubted their ability by winning matches and competitions. The song encourages you to give perfect replies to whoever doubted your worth and is the right song to make your feel empowered on Women’s day!
17. Girls Like To Swing
If you love dancing, then this song from Dil Dhadakne Do is the right one for you. The song talks about a girl’s wishes and desires. It features Anushka Sharma, grooving to the voice of Sunidhi Chauhan which will surely get your feet moving. A perfect song to dance to on Women’s Day with your girl gang!
18. Dil Hai Chota Sa
This 1992 track from the movie Roja is one of those songs that you’ll fall in love with. Listening to this song will take you back to your childhood and leave you smiling. It has some simple lyrics and gentle beats; even after 27 years, It’ll sound fresh. Another must-listen!
19. Manva Likes To Fly
Featuring the energetic Vidya Balan, this song uplifts your mood and brings a lot of energy to the table. The song is about how Vidya’s character Sulu, juggles her personal and professional life like most married women do. Shalmali Kholgade’s vocals and Vidya’s energy gives life to this song.
20. Jiya Re
To end the list is another song that can uplift your mood any day. Featuring the ever-energetic Anushka Sharma, Jiye re is a song full of positive energy. It is about living life to the fullest and finding happiness in everything which every girl should. This song is a stand-out in the film and should be added to your Women’s day songs playlist.
21. Aaj Mein Upar
Sung by Kumar Sanu and Kavita Krishnamurthy, this beautiful track from Khamoshi: The Musical is the right song that you need on a Women’s Day celebration. The song has well-written lyrics which urge every girl to fly high above the sky, leaving all their problems behind. The song features Salman Khan and Manisha Koirala.
Composed by Amit Trivedi, this song featured on Coke [email protected] Season 3. Naariyan has meaningful lyrics and great vocals from Shalmali Kholgade and Karthik which will make you play it on loop. A must-listen
23. Mein Albeli
This song features Karisma Kapoor, who is secretly trying to be an actress without her father’s approval. Composed by A.R. Rahman, this song represents the tradition and culture of the lead characters in the movie. It is a dance sequence that also features Shakti Kapoor. A perfect tune to dance to at a Women’s Day celebration!
24. Aali Re
This track from No One Killed Jessica is about modern-day women, who are strong. It represents women of all age and that is what which makes ‘Aali Re’ special. Definitely another contender for the women's anthem. Make sure you sing this song out in full josh this Women’s day!
25. Man Marziyan
To end this list is a track featuring Yami Gautham, which asks women to make decisions of their own rather than living under the expectations of society. It a beautiful track that’ll make your move to it. Don’t forget to add this gem to your Bollywood Women’s Day song playlist!
Women deserve equal freedom in everything. Men have had more advantages when compared to women and that has to change. Women should also be treated with equal rights and opportunities like men.
For many people, the role of women is limited to household works but guess what; during this pandemic, women have stood forward as heath-care workers and have played an important role in combating the pandemic and this the day we get to thank them for all the tremendous efforts that they’ve taken.
So if you’re looking for songs to dedicate to your mother, sister, wife, girlfriends, etc. here’s a list of 25 women's day songs to celebrate the day and get empowered.
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