What's your Bollywood Power Song?
February 19, 2012 11:06 PM   Subscribe

I need some Bollywood music for my 10k run (runtime: 60 minutes).

I am bored of listening to the usual suspects for my 10k run. I haven't listened to much Bollywood music in recent years (my Indian genes are ashamed, I assure you). I used to have quite a few Punjabi remix type songs on my jogging playlist, but want to listen to something new to keep me going. At least 60 minutes runtime needed, but more would be great. Recommendations?
posted by vidur to Health & Fitness (12 answers total) 32 users marked this as a favorite
Best answer: These are the top songs where I am:

Dhinka Chinka from Ready

100% Love (Bengali version)

Chinki Chameli from Agneepath (remake)

Chammak Chello from RA One

Kolaveri Di tops all these as a favorite now, though it is not fast or Bollywood

and I also like Jai Ho from Slumdog

not bollywood, but i was recently in south america, and Danza Kuduro is all over

Also check out songs from Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu and Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya.
posted by maya at 11:26 PM on February 19, 2012 [2 favorites]

Tunak tunak tunak tun. Not as great without the music video, but you can imagine it in your head as you run!
posted by astapasta24 at 11:49 PM on February 19, 2012 [1 favorite]

Two Bollywood-tinged songs from Zumba class a few years ago were

Arash - Boro Boro
Tito El Bambino feat. Beenie Man & Deevani - Flow Natural
posted by flex at 11:52 PM on February 19, 2012

Best answer: I'm at work and can't provide any youtube links. But these are some of my favourite Bollywood songs to work out too. Although I am quite behind the times.

Marjaani - Billu Barber
Desi Girl - Dostana
Maa da Laadla - Dostana
Badal Pe Paon Hai -Chak De India
Ye Mera Dil - Don
Pappu Can't Dance - Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na
Yeh Ishq Hai - Jab We Met
Kuke Kuke - Life Partner
Sheila Ki Jawani - Tees Maar Khan
posted by Ziggy500 at 2:19 AM on February 20, 2012

From the Monsoon Wedding soundtrack: Aaj Mera Jee Kardaa (great bhangra). I think I could work out to "Allah Hoo" as well (also featured on the Monsoon Wedding CD) - anything that gets a dervish to whirling has to be good for the gym.
posted by Currer Belfry at 6:05 AM on February 20, 2012

Might not be exactly what you're looking for, but this is M.I.A's Jimmy
posted by revikim at 7:04 AM on February 20, 2012

Best answer: Here are some of the more upbeat Bollywood tracks on my workout playlist:

Hud Hud Dabangg from Dabangg

Marjaani from Billu Barber

Love Mera Hit Hit from Billu Barber

Bachna Ae Haseeno from Bachna Ae Haseeno

Om Mangalam from Kambakkht Ishq

Lucky Boy from Bachna Ae Haseeno

Jogi Mahi
from Bachna Ae Haseeno

Dil Laga Na from Dhoom 2

Chalak Chalak from Devdas

Twist from Love Aaj Kal

Rasiya from Mangal Pandey

Maa Da Laadla from Dostana
posted by nobodyyouknow at 7:27 AM on February 20, 2012 [1 favorite]

Chale Chalo from Lagaan. Plucky band of quarreling villagers must join together to beat the local British Army garrison at a game of cricket or their taxes are tripled for the year AND EVERYBODY DIES OF STARVATION!

Chale Chalo is the song from the training/carving their own cricket bats out of trees sequence.
posted by Pirate-Bartender-Zombie-Monkey at 10:02 AM on February 20, 2012

Try this free app called Saavn.
posted by cynicalidealist at 12:18 PM on February 20, 2012

Best answer: My current Hindi film gym mix is the following - a mix of current hits and older songs from the 1990s and 2000s.

"Chammak Challo" - Ra One
"Mehbooba Meri Mehbooba" - Ajnabi
"Sheila Ki Jawani" - Tees Maar Khan
"Su Chhe" - What's Your Rashee
"Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu" - Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu
"Oh Girl You're Mine" - Housefull
"Papa Jag Jaayega" - Housefull
"Ye Kaali Kaali Aankhen" - Baazigar
"Bole Chudiyan" - Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham
"Tumse Jo Maine Dekha" - Main Hoon Na
"Jhoom Baraabar Jhoom" - Jhoom Baraabar Jhoom
"Woh Ajnabee" - The Train
"Mera Dil" - Salaam-E-Ishq
posted by artemisia at 1:04 PM on February 20, 2012 [1 favorite]

Response by poster: Thanks, all. Great suggestions.

I can't use Saavn, unfortunately, as I use an iPod Nano. The app looks great though.
posted by vidur at 4:01 PM on February 20, 2012

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