Punjabi people are full of energy and spirits and this philosophy of their life is reflected through their songs and dances. Punjabi songs are so versatile and vivacious that it appeals to people who do not understand the language because of its foot tapping music. The music can be broadly categorized into bhangara, jhumar, luddi, giddha, julli and many more varieties.
The most popular folk music is the Bhangra performed during Baisakhi only by the men in Punjab, which is famous not only in India but also world over. It is a lively music and dance form that was originated to welcome the harvest festival celebrations, and today it is widely celebrated in wedding parties, receptions, birthdays, competitions, and other happy occasions. Lots of instruments are used during the Bhangra including the dhol, chimta, tumbi, sapera, supp, and sarangi.
The Punjabi songs are now no longer limited to the people of Punjab but people from all over the country love to listen to these songs. The Punjabi tracks have a different feel to them as they reflect the enthusiasm of the Indian people. In fact, Punjabi tracks have now become a hit overseas with the people in the United Kingdom as well as America, and hence you have several Punjabi bands, which have come up overseas.
Punjabi songs have also got popularity from the Hindi movies and these songs are liked by people of all generations. The songs have become the flavour of bollywoood as you can find a large number of Punjabi tracks in Hindi films as well. These Punjabi tracks have been created by some of the best music directors in the country like pritam, vishal shekhar, salim suuleiman etc. to name a few.
Many popular Punjabi singers have gained popularity both in the domestic and international music industry. The most popular Punjabi singers are Daler Mehendi, Surjit Khan, Harbhaian Mann, Hans Raj Hans, Didar Sandhu Mika and Dilbagh. These are major Singers whose songs are chartbusters and downloaded frequently over the net.