Nothing unites cricket fans from all over the world better than the Cricket World Cup does. We wait four years for it to start, and enjoy the ups and downs of the tournament, only to see which team gets crowned the ultimate champion of the world. As we enjoy this great tournament, let us give you a playlist of great songs to listen to during your World Cup parties.
Yahan Ke Hum Sikandar – Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar
This song from the film Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar, provides inspiration during any event. Udit Narayan and Sadhana Sargam’s voices combine with Jatin-Lalit’s excellent music will fill you up with confidence each time you listen to the song.
Chale Chalo – Lagaan
This one from Lagaan asks you to triumph over your shortcomings by believing in yourself. It’s a song that has become synonymous with cricket playlists, and still remains every bit as fresh as it was back when it was first released in 2001. It’s an A.R. Rahman composition after all; what more can you expect?
The Game Of Love And Unity – Shaggy, Rupee And Fay-Ann Lyons
This one’s not that famous but it’s a gem, and perhaps the best Cricket World Cup theme song of all time. It’s emotional because it portrays cricket, as a ‘game of love and unity’ rather than just a sport. Its lyrics go, “Play, in this beautiful game, where the rules and aim, will never change. It’s the game of love unity.”
Bhaag Milkha Bhaag – Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
The amount of energy this song packs in it is just phenomenal. Prasoon Joshi’s excellent lyrics have been moulded into a superbly inspirational track by the trio of Shankar, Ehsaan and Loy.
Chak De India – Chak De India
No one can forget the kind of euphoria this Shah Rukh Khan film had generated when it had come out in 2007. This title song has since become iconic for its motivational lyrics and high-energy vibes.
Jai Ho – Slumdog Millionaire
Lifting the atmosphere of the entire room up is one thing this song does very efficiently. The song has won AR Rahman and Gulzar their first Academy Awards, and deservedly so.
Dangal – Dangal
Dangal’s title track is a gem from Pritam. It’s got the right amount of vitality needed to get you excited. It has been sung beautifully by Daler Mehndi, who adds the unique flavour of his own voice to it.
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