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January 22, 2013

Top 50 songs- Part 4

2012- Top 50 Hindi songs
(Part 4/5)

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 4 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.

20. Pani da rang (Vicky Donor)
Music: Ayushman Khuranna, Rochak Kohli Lyrics: Ayushman Khuranna & Rochak Kohli Singers: Ayushman Khurana

Ayushman is multi-talented and has a presence on screen. With the music and the voice, he has shown that he has a presence behind the scenes too.

19. Dil ye bekraar (Players)
Lyrics: Ashish Pandit Music: Pritam Singers: Mohit Chauhan, Shreya Ghoshal

Horribly shot in a horrible film with horrible actors. Thankfully songs are never about these things. Pritam and Mohit rule the song.

18. Sun lo zara (Ekk Deewana tha)

Lyrics: Javed Akhtar Music: A.R.Rahman Singers: Rashid Ali, Timmy, Shreya Ghoshal

There are a few songs which you tend to like and never know the reason why you like them (No, its has never happened with any of Reshamiya’s songs). This is one such song. Just strikes a chord.

17. Madari (MTV Coke Studio)
Lyrics: Manoj Yadav Music: Clinton Cerejo Singers: Vishal Dadlani, Sonu Kakkar

Clinton, where had you been? The song is a dedication to his/her creator. A great blend of music and lyrics that is full of energy. Vishal and Sonu’s most honest performance to date.

16. Jiya lage na (Talaash)
Lyrics: Javed Akhtar Music: Ram Sampath Singers: Sona Mohapatra, Ravindra Upadhyay

Partly sung in raag Desh, the sould of the song lies in the maturity of the voice of the singers.

15. Jiya tu (Gangs of Wasseypur-1)

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

This song is the gist of Gangs of Wasseypur. More Dabangg than anything even in Dabangg. What energy. Check out the recording of this song here and you will feel the energy and the craze behind this song. Manoj goes on for 20 mins of madness.

14. Kyun (Barfi!)

Lyrics: Swanand Kirkire Music: Pritam Singers: Papon, Sunidhi Chauhan

Never been a great fan of Pritam but he got under the skin of Barfi to create his best efforts till date that is worth its weight in gold. Papon is a national treasure. Handle him with care.

13. Shedding Skin (MTV Coke Studio)
Lyrics: Karsh Kale, Shruti Pathak Music: Karsh Kale Singers:  Karsh Kale, Shilpa Rao, Shruti Pathak, Monali Thakur & Apeksha Dandekar

4 lovely voices and a master, Karsh extracts the best of these female singers. The song about transformation is transormed and taken to another level by the keyboards at 1:25 seconds. Hear it to believe it.

12. Nirmohiya (MTV Coke Studio)
Lyrics: Amitabh Bhattacharaya Music: Amit Trivedi Singers: Devender Singh, Harshdeep Kaur

The song about young love, the love of anyone. The young 17 year old Devender is the one to be watched out in the near future. What maturity in voice.

11. Kho jaane de (Vicky Donor)

Lyrics: Juhi Chaturvedi Music: Abhishek-Akshay Singers: Clinton Cerejo, Aditi Singh Sharma

First love or the feeling of falling in love all over again- for such a moment, this is the song that you would love to hear in the background.

January 3, 2013

2012- Top 50 Hindi songs

2012- Top 50 Hindi songs

(Part 1/5)

 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 1 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.

 50. Bharat mata ki (Shanghai)  

Lyrics: Dibakar Banerjee, Neelesh Mishra  Music: Vishal-Shekhar Singers: Vishal Dadlani, Keerthi Sagathia

Just like the film, this song gets the essence of India right. The dichotomy of the nation is well captured in the song and is sung with full on energy.

49. Navrai Majhi(English Vinglish)

Lyrics: Swanand Kirkire Music: Amit Trivedi Singers: Sunidhi Chauhan, Swanand Kirkire, Natalie Di Luccio

A break away from the regular Punjabi wedding soundtracks, this Marathi-Hindi number is foot tapping and refreshing.

48. Yere –Yellapur Song (MTV Sound Trippin)

Music: Sneha Khanwalkar

From the villages of Northern Karnataka comes Sound Trippin’s catchy song that makes you sway along with the tune. This is Sneha Khanwalkar all the way.

47. O Saiyaan (Agneepath)

Lyrics: Amitabh Bhattacharya Music: Ajay-Atul Singers: Roop Kumar Rathod

Rarely does Roop Kumar sing for Hindi films and rarely does he go wrong with the choice of songs that he chooses or the songs that choose him.

46. Tumhi ho Bandhu (Cocktail)

Lyrics: Irshad Kamil Music: Pritam Singers: Kavitha Seth, Neeraj Sridhar

Kavitha Seth is the reason why this song features on the list. She is the saving grace of the song and has sung this otherwise ordinary number superbly.

45. Motorwada (Luv Shuv tey Chicken Khurana)

Lyrics: Shellee Music: Amit Trivedi Singers: Tochi Raina, Amit Trivedi

The western feel o the song gives way to the Punjabi/Haryanvi takda and makes this one of the more innovative songs of the year.

44. Hunter (Gangs of Wasseypur-1)

Lyrics: Varun Grover Music: Sneha Khanwalkar Singers: Vedesh Sokoo, Rajneesh, Munna, Shyamoo

Caribbean calypso meets the Bhojpuri folk in this one. This is the kind of fusion music that still exists in the Caribbean through the slaves who were taken from the hinterlands of India.

43. English Vinglish (English Vinglish)

Lyrics: Swanand Kirkire Music: Amit Trivedi Singers: Shilpa Rao, Amit Trivedi

Starting very similarly to Scatman John’s song, the song oozes confidence with each passing moment. Quite a hummable number. Not to be missed is Amit Trivedi’s version sung equally well.

42. Dil Chhi Chha Ledar (Gangs of Wasseypur-2)

Lyrics: Varun Grover Music: Sneha Khanwalkar Singers: Durga

No clue on what this means, but this is something out of the ordinary and pushes the boundaries of Indian music.

41. Khudaaya (Shanghai)

Lyrics: Neelesh Mishra Music: Vishal-Shekhar Singers: Shekhar Ravijiani, Raja Hasan

Even though the musical duo of Vishal-Shekhar is losing their sheen, they do come up with a few rare songs that are just about right and strike a chord. Both are better singers than musicians of late.

…to be contd.

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