"Setahun hanya sekali, merayakan hari yang mulia ini" - Selamat Hari Raya by Puan Sri Saloma
So... it’s quite unlikely that “Balik Kampung” will be this year’s Raya anthem, but as resourceful Malaysians, we will find ways to connect with our loved ones despite the distance. With the help of technology, it’s easy to share our favourite recipes and playlists, so that the suasana across each home has that indescribable Raya feel.
So, if you’re in the mood for evergreen Raya tunes or modern Raya beats, we’ve got you covered. Here’s the Top 11 songs of Hari Raya songs on Spotify.
1. Suasana Di Hari Raya by Anuar Zain & Ellina
You will smile once you hear this cheerful rendition of “Suasana Di Hari Raya”. A song that recalls the beautiful memories of our childhood during Raya day. The cheerful lyrics & the whole scenario will put anyone in a Hari Raya’s mood. No wonder this 1984’s song is still at the top of the charts and in Malaysians' hearts.
2. Senandung Hari Raya Untukmu by Dayangku Intan
If you’re in the mood for a little Raya romance, this Raya song is like an apology letter delivered in the form of a love song. Despite the cheesiness, it is well written and very catchy.
3. Sesuci Lebaran by Dato’ Sri Siti Nurhaliza
Feeling bummed that you can’t Balik Kampung? This Raya song is sure to lift your spirits. You will be drawn in by the rhythm of Irama Malaysia as well as Tok Ti’s unique voice and sway. An awesome song for when you’re wrapping the ketupat, as you be tap your feet.
4. Selamat Berhari Raya by Rahimah Rahim
It's easy to miss the deep underlying meaning of this song as it kicks off with an undeniably upbeat rhythm. It was written in appreciation of those who have no choice but to work during this festive season. Beautifully performed by Rahimah Rahim, it is a classic that will be loved by Malaysians during and outside of Hari Raya.
5. Seloka Hari Raya by Uji Rashid, Hail Amir
Featuring two iconic stars from the 70s, Uji Rashid and Hail Amir, ‘Seloka Hari Raya’ has uplifting melodies and lyrics packed with meaningful messages. A song that brings out the carefree and joyful atmosphere of Raya day.
6. Bersama di Hari Raya by Cenderawasih
For those who grew up around the 80s Cenderawasih will ring a familiar bell. A non-Malay group made up of Irene Savaree and her sister, Helen Savaree that gained massive popularity by recording captivating melodies and among them is Bersama Hari Raya.
7. Indahnya Beraya Di Desa by Azlina Aziz
This song is a tear-jerker. Because it brings us back to our much-loved kampungs. Really makes you want to call home. Don't you think?
8. Suasana Hari Raya by Datuk Sharifah Aini
This list won’t be complete without including the classics by the late Dato 'Sharifah Aini. The lyrics that include rendang, ketupat and kuih-muih are enough to make us salivate while anticipating the joys of Raya.
9. Bersyukur Seadanya by Hael Husaini
This is one of the more modern contemporary Raya songs that captivates with its catchy lyrics and sing-a-long melodies. You could almost imagine the music video of this song to include the likes of Dua Lipa.
10. Kepulangan Yang Dinanti by Aman Shah
Another Raya song that evokes the longing to Balik Kampung is this one. Skip this track if you one to cry with emotional music. Otherwise, it could be a very lovely tune to include in your Raya playlist.
11. Dendang Perantau by Tan Sri P.Ramlee
Last but not least is this timeless classic that was performed beautifully by Tan Sri P. Ramlee. Even in modern times, the soothing voice of P. Ramlee projects old school hipster vibes, perfect for small get togethers. Datuk and nenek will also approve.
Like all festivities, music plays a big role in setting the mood. Now that we’ve provided you with ideas for your Raya playlist, feel free to share your favourite Raya tracks with us on our social media pages or in the comments.
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From all of us at CompAsia we wish you: Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri; Stay Safe and Stay Healthy during this blissful month.