2012- Top 50 Hindi songs
(Part 3/5)

This has been a challenge to pick a few good songs (believe me it is a damn tough thing to do) and create a list of the best songs in a year. Following is the Part 3 of the best songs that managed to stick in the head over the year. This is purely a personal choice and no science or mathematics has gone into the selection.

30. Badri Badariya (MTV Coke Studio)
Music: Amit Trivedi Lyrics: Kausar Munir Singers: Mame Khan, Mili Nair

A song about romance during the rains, it has a Rajasthani folk feel to it while Mili provides the western touch to the song.

29. Maula (Jism 2)

Lyrics: Arko Pravo Mukherjee & Munish Makhija Music: Arko Pravo Mukherjee Singers: Ali Azmat

Brilliant use of Cello and Azmat’s voice, the song catches hold of the sound of pain. A year that saw new talent come to its own, Arko could be another name to reckon with.

28. Mar Jaiyaan (Vicky Donor)
Lyrics: Swanand Kirkire Music: Abhishek-Akshay Singers: Vishal Dadlani, Sunidhi Chauhan

A staple from Vishal-Shekhar, the winner from the song are the vocals from Vishal and Sunidhi who have sung the romantic song with great passion.

27. Ishaqzaade (Ishaqzaade)

Lyrics: Kausar Munir Music: Amit Trivedi Singers: Javed Ali, Shreya Ghoshal

Kausar Munir’s words are superbly put to the tunes by the vocals of Javed Ali, who changes the flow of the song from rustic to romantic undertones and back with effortless ease.

26. Main kya karoon (Barfi)

Lyrics: Swanand Kirkire Music: Pritam Singers: Nikhil P. George

The essence of the time when one about falls in love and the ode to garner attraction from the special one, that is what the crux of this song is. Superbly put by Swanand.

25. Chhalla (Jab tak hai jaan)

Lyrics: Gulzar Music: A.R.Rahman Singers: Rabbi Shergill

With Rahman, Gulzar and Yash Chopra coming together, one would have expected this album to be the best of the season. However, on all the three fronts this was the biggest letdown. This is the only song which is saved by Rabbi. However, listen to his version of Chhalla from his album ‘Aavengi ja nahi’ which is way better. Find the link to the song here:

24. Lagan Lagi re (Trishna)

Lyrics: Amitabh Bhattacharya Music: Amit Trivedi Singers: Kavitha Seth, Shreya Ghoshal

The combo of Amit Trivedi and Amitabh Bhattacharaya has given us some of the most memorable musical moments in recent times. Add this one to the list for Michale Winterbottom’s film. Nothing to take away from Kavita Seth and shreya who have sung this effortlessly.

23. Saathi Salaam (MTV Coke Studio)

Lyrics: Manoj Yadav Music: Clinton Cerejo Singers: Sawan Kahan Manganiyar, Clinton Cerejo

Rarely do you come across a song that is over 10 minutes long and keeps you engrossed for the entire duration and even beyond it. Clinton Cerejo has been a revelation with his music sense and Sawan Khan is a rare gem.

22. Kala re (Gangs of Wasseypur 2)

Lyrics: Varun Grover Music: Sneha Khanwalkar Singers: Sneha Khanwalkar

The color of this song is Black, albeit with the many shades of black. A song that is black inside out. This is something that can’t be explained. Hard to put in words, put your ears to work and listen to this over and over again.

21. O Womaniya (Gangs of Wasseypur 2)

Lyrics: Varun Grover Music: Sneha Khanwalkar Singers: Khushboo Raj, Rekha Jha

From where does Sneha Khanwalkar find such singers and what propels her to create such songs is beyond me, albeit in a good sense. This one is for you O Womaniy!

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