1: Ganpati Bappa Agle Baras Tum Jaldi Aana (Aansoon Bane Angaaray):
This is a rare Ganpati song by Lata Mangeshkar. Though she has sung innumerable bhajans in films, she hasn’t done too many Ganapati numbers for cinema. This one, composed by Rajesh Roshan for Mehul Kumar’s Aansoon Bane Angaaray, is beat-friendly and yet rendered gorgeously melodious as only Lataji can do with devotional lines.
2: Ganpati Apne Gaon Chale (Agneepath):
The Amitabh Bachchan baritone contributes to this booming Laxmikant-Pyarelal chorus-driven number. He invests heft into Sudesh Bhosle, Kavita Krishnamurthy, Anupama Deshpande number. Truly epic Ganpati number.
3: Deva Shree Ganesha (Agneepath):
Though this Agneepath was a very poor remake of the Bachchan original, the Ganpati song in this one compared well with the original. To music composer Atul-Ajay’s credit, they did not copy the original. Instead, they tailored the Bappa song to Hrithik Roshan’s sinewy body language.
4. Deva Ho Deva (Humse Badkar Kaun):
Asha Bhosle lends her voice to this vocally vibrant but compositionally weak Ram Laxman tune. The song is star studded with singers Mohammed Rafi, Bhupinder, Shailendra Singh and Sapan Chakraborty joining Asha Bhosle in a structurally shaky but nonetheless powerful Ganpati number.
5. Gajanana (Bajirao Mastani):
Composed by filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali and sung by Sukhwinder Singh, this Ganapati number is powered by Ranveer Singh’s electrifying screen presence. No one can drive a dance tune up the waltz like Ranveer. His feet were born to dance for Ganapati.