1. Coldplay’s Hymn for the weekend
Apart from this creating a heated argument all over the country, this song gained success for showing a little of India’s charm.
2 Major Lazer and DJ Snake’s Lean On
In March 2015, Major Lazer and DJ Snake released their single Lean On which was also shot in Mumbai. It was Shot in the premises of a magnificent palace in ND Studios, Karjat, Maharashtra. What’s more, it has been announced that ‘Lean On’ would be the official song for the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup.
3. Iggy Azalea’s Bounce
This Aussie pop star shot her music video with some Indian pinch! With some amazing thumkas and the beauty of the streets of Mumbai, this song gets very Indian. The rapper’s stylist and designer admit that her look was inspired mainly by yesteryear actress, Parveen Babi.
4. Minds Without Fear—Imogen Heap Feat. Vishal/Shekhar
This song is a Grammy award nominee. It aimed at providing a common platform for singers and composers from across the world to share their love for music. The soundtrack, inspired by Indian Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore’s poem, ‘Where the Mind is without Fear’, was filmed in the streets of Rajasthan’s Pink City, Jaipur, and the Samode Palace.
5. Let’s Go—Calvin Harris Feat. Ne-Yo
The song has been filmed not just in India, but in various other countries. Local citizens are shown dancing to the fast soundtrack, and Ne-Yo’s voice is absolutely peerless. It received a nomination at the 55th Grammy Award in the category, ‘Best Dance Recording’.
6. The Cave—Mumford & Sons
This video was shot on the roads of Goa. They halt, and say “Accha dost, yeh aapke liye hain” in Hindi, before handing over their instruments to members of a marching band.
7. Across The Universe—The Beatles
This video, which was shot in India, is not an official one, but even the lyrics show strong influences of the nation’s culture. Lennon sung his own rendition of the chant, “Jai gurudeva Om”, giving a soft, melodious touch to this single.
8. Shankara—Highlight Tribe
This French band known for trance music, bridges between the worlds of futuristic sounds and tribal cadences. They express their love for the beaches of Goa through this song.
9. Kill The Power—Skindred
This song has been shot in the lanes of Maharashtra.