Punjabi songs are enriched with simple yet amazing lyrics and high rhythmic beats that deliver a lively and positive energy. The kind of lifestyle Punjabi people live and the philosophy of liveliness they believe in are all reflected in the words and rhythm of the Punjabi songs. Over the period of time, the kind of song has become a prominent form in the Indian music industry.
The most popular musical genres of this type are the pop, rock, folk, and the Bhangra. Bhangra is the leading form of folk song from the state that originally took birth during the 1400s from the beautiful state of Punjab. It is a genre composed of musical beats from western instruments and traditional drums and is further accompanied by dance. The key factor attributed to the origin of this type is the energetic drive that the people there used to feel during the harvest season. Since then, its charm has spread across the length and breadth of the country as well as outside the Indian boundaries.
With the western influence, Bhnagra has also become westernized with a fusion of contemporary musical styles and conventional lyrics. It has become more advanced with new musical styles like reggae and hip-hop, eventually grabbing the attention of more number of people. The beats, the rhythm and the music of these songs are such that it pulls almost all the audience to the dance floor. In the present day, there are millions and billions of music lovers worldwide who are drawn towards this kind of music, with increasing popularity on dance floors. Whether a dj party, an informal gathering, or a wedding party, Bhnagra is known to make the ambience more lively and dynamic.
There are many Punjabi songers who have created a rage in the industry but they are few who have carved a niche for themselves in the industry. Some of the notable figures are Gurdas Mann, Daler Mehendi, Sukhwinder Singh, Baba Sehgal, Mika Mehendi, Labh Janjua, Jazzy B, H Dhami, and Hard Kaur.
These days, a huge number of Punjabi songs and dance are also visualized in Hindi movies and are liked by thousands of hindi movie viewers. Some of these songs are so lively and dynamic that they draw the attention of people so hard that these become the cause of movie’s popularity. With this, the kind of music is no more restricted to the state of Punjab and is widespread all over the world in all its forms and types.