Highlighting the Emotional Connection Between Hindi Songs and Music Games

Indians are emotionally connected to music games. Music games have been an inseparable part of our lives since times unknown. Even our grandparents and great-grandparents grew up playing games like Antaakshari, guess the song, musical chairs etc. These games are fun, change your mood and make you feel good in any situation.

Whether it’s a picnic outing or an outing with dear ones, a family get-together or a wedding, these music sessions where you get to play musical games are awesome. Whether you are sad or happy, these games add some joy to our daily routines.


Did you know that the first instances of Antakshari can be found in Ramayana, where rishis sang the initial verses of bhajans consistently by singing a new bhajan starting with the final letter of the ending word?

Originally antakshari began with this practice on Srilankan Tamil Radio, followed by Mumbai Radio and Television anchors. It began as a family pastime.

At the moment, there are different TV shows and competitions all across India. In the original style antakshari, two or more teams sing songs beginning with the ending consonant letter of the song sung by the last team. The moment a team sings a song they win points.

A famous Indian tv show with this name successfully ran on Zee TV for more than 10 years.

Do any of you remember playing this game as a kid or adult?

When was the last time you played it??

Musical Chairs

This game is popular in many countries. India does not lie behind. Almost all of us have participated in a game of musical chairs at some point of time in our lives. Musical chairs are all about listening carefully and waiting for the song or music to stop. As soon as it stops, you need to grab a chair and sit down. The person who does not get a chair to sit is disqualified and can not play anymore. The number of chairs decreases, with decreasing players. It’s a fun musical game.

Guess the song – Music Quiz

These guess the song quizzes are quite common. Song clips are played and someone needs to guess them just like in our GaanaP games. If you don’t recognise it in one shot, the songs are played again. Most of our games are in this pattern. This game is ideal for all parties, get-togethers, picnics etc. Try playing games like Aur Sunao, Theek Thak Ho and Teen Maar Khan if you love playing Bollywood music quizzes.

Theek Thaak Ho is the musical version of the old-school time game that we played as kids. We used to call it Tic-Tac-Toe Remember those good old days??

GaanaPehchaana has converted this childhood game into an enjoyable musical game. In this, each tile has a short musical clip that plays as soon as the tile is clicked. The first player can place an “X” on a tile by properly guessing the clip. Player 2 can do the same thing with an “O”. The first player to get 3 X’s and O’s in a line vertically, horizontally or diagonally wins the game. Isn’t that amazing?

Song Atlas

This game is just like our normal Atlas, only you have to name a song with the last letter of the previous song instead of a country. It proves your knowledge of Hindi film songs. Play this to prove whether you are an encyclopedia of Hindi film songs. If you haven’t played it before, you can try it out.

Here are a few Hindi film songs that can help you win Bollywood song games like Antakshari:

Mere Mehboob Qayamat Hogi

Music: Laxmikant-Pyarelal

Lyrics: Anand Bakshi

Singer: Kishore Kumar

Movie: Mr. X in Bombay 

Almost all of us start a game of Antakshari with the popular “Maiyya Yashoda”. After that, you might not remember other songs starting with ” M”. You can put a positive impression on anyone with this classic Kishore Kumar number from the film Mr X in Bombay and stay in the game for a long time.

Tu Tu hain wahi

Music: R. D. Burman

Lyrics: Gulshan Bawra

Singer: Asha Bhosle Kishore Kumar

Movie: Yeh Vada Raha

This famous song starting with T is a must-sing song for any antakshari game. It’s a Rishi Kapoor starrer from the all-time classic Yeh Vaada Raha. Composed by the one and only R.D. Burman, this song is the perfect mood-setter for Antakshari. With awesome lines like “Mil rahe is Tarah, do lehre jis Tarah”, this song will be forever etched in everyone’s brains.

Ek Pyaar Ka Nagma Hain

Music: Laxmikant Pyarelal

Lyrics: Santosh Anand

Singers: Mukesh, Lata Mangeshkar

Movie: Shor

This 2 time filmfare nominated melody is by far one of the most popular Bollywood songs till date. It’s pure gold from the past that continues to be a favourite for the young and the old alike.  Even the wordings by Santosh Anand are heart touching. E is a common alphabet and comes quite often in between an antaakshari game. Sing this laxmikant-pyarelal number in a game of antakshari and you’ll surely find a big smile on everyone’s face.

Hawa Ke Saath Saath

Music: R.D. Burman

Lyrics: Anand Bakshi

Singer:Asha Bhosle, Kishore Kumar

Movie: Seeta Aur Geeta

This epic track from ” Seeta Aur Geeta” can help you win while playing Antakshari, when you find it difficult to remember songs beginning with “H”, ” Hawa Ke Saath Saath” will be your life saviour, so don’t forget this number. It’s a refreshing hit that will make everyone join you as you sing it.

Do Lafzon Ki Hai

Music: R.D. Burman

Lyrics: Anand Bakshj

Singer: Asha Bhosle, Sharad Kumar

Movie: the great gambler

This number is perfect to impress your competitors at Antakshari. It is considered to be one of the best romantic songs in Bollywood. It is a mind-blowing, soul-stirring melody that tugs at your heartstrings and would surely put a big smile on everyone’s face.

These classics are evergreen favourites and will surely give you an upper hand in Antakshari so that you can win faster than anybody else.  

Why Are Bollywood Music Games An All Time Favourite??

It is the love for Bollywood songs and different fun games based on these songs that have been cherished since times immemorial that continues to rekindle the love for Bollywood music-based games amongst youngsters.

These games bring life to any boring party and have become the primary source of entertainment. The musical games that were played manually, have now come up in music apps and other software that makes it easy to play and takes away the tension of hosting etc.

These games can make any gathering enjoyable like never before. You can play Bollywood music-based games for free, the best part is that you can win lots of points, gifts and lotteries. 

Final Thoughts

Bollywood Music is the lifeline of our country. It’s a part of our life in India and games based on these songs is always exciting for the public. There is a deep emotional attachment to Bollywood, Bollywood songs and Bollywood song games that cannot be taken away. The choice of decade, composer, lyricist or singer might differ, but the very term “Bollywood Musical Games’ ‘ makes us nostalgic. Check out the GaanaPehchaana game app on Playstore and Appstore to play many such games.Our life in India and games based on these songs is always exciting for the


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