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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 8, 2013

2012- Top 50 Hindi songs (Part 2/5)

2012- Top 50 Hindi songs
(Part 2/5)

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 2 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.

40. Tung tung (MTV Sound Trippin)
Music: Sneha Khanwalkar Singers: Jyoti Nooran, Sultana Nooran

The 1st episode of this innovative music creation from the sounds of daily life takes you to Qila Raipur, the place where Rural Olympics are held. Sneha nails the essence of Punjab and creates the perfect blend of rusticness and enthusiasm.

39. Duaa (Shanghai)
Lyrics: Neelesh Mishra Music: Vishal-Shekhar Singers: Vishal Dadlani, Arijit Singh, Nandini Srikar

A refreshingly new voice of Nandini that seems to give a feel of Ghazalesque tone to this song. Well supported by Vishal, he has been proving time and again that he is hugely talented and highly versatile.

38. Jugni Allah wali (Cocktail)
Lyrics: Arif Lohar/Folk Music: Pritam Singers: Arif Lohar, Harshdeep Kaur

A stripped down version of the original Pakistani Coke Studio version sung again by Arif Lohar, this song deserves a mention onto the list simply for bringing its predecessor to the fore. A brilliant folk song, check the original for a better experience.

37. Taar Bijli (Gangs of Wasseypur-2)

Lyrics: Varun Grover Music: Sneha Khanwalkar Singers: Padamshree Sharda Sinha

One wonders where do such singers come from. One wonders how these songs are made. One wonders how well these are emoted on screen. How well can an experiment in music pay off. Wishing more experiments on these lines take place.

36. Darmiyaan (Jodi Breakers)

Lyrics: Irshad Kamil Music: Salim-Suleiman Singers: Shafqat Amanat Ali, Clinton Cerejo

The song belongs wholly, completely, only to Shafqat Amanat Ali. Taking any song to a different level altogether is his forte and he has once again proven this with this song.

35. Hosanna (Ek Deewana Tha)
Lyrics: Javed Akhtar Music: A.R.Rahman Singers: Leon Dsouza, Suzanne D’Mello

This Rahman love song sounds better in the original Tamil version- Vinnaithaandi Varuvaaya. Javed Akhtar has been a letdown in this entire album which was touted as Rahman-Akhtar special.

34. Farrukhabadi (Luv shuv tey chicken Khurana)
Lyrics: Shellee Music: Amit Trivedi Singers: Labh Jhanjhua

Frankly, LSTCK isn’t an Amit Trivedi great. However, coming up with peppy Punjabi numbers right after the Southern flavors of Aiyya within weeks is something that has to be appreciated. Going with his favorite Punjabi favorite, Labh Jhanjhua this song is a full fun song.

33. Ala Barfi (Barfi)
Lyrics: Swanand Kirkire Music: Pritam Singers: Mohit Chauhan/ Swanand Kirkire

I love the songs those dish out a story to support the narrative. This is certainly one that gives the background about the lead character of the film and is presented in the format of a lullaby. Such songs usually don’t go wrong and are loved by toddlers to grannies. Mohit is brilliant. Also check out Swanand’s version.

32. Gustakh Dil (English Vinglish)
Lyrics: Swanand Kirkire Music: Amit Trivedi Singers: Shilpa Rao

Great lyrics coupled by the clear and husky voice of Shilpa Rao gel really well with Trivedi’s staple music. Certain musical nuances in the song can just give you goose-bumps.

31. Aahatein (Ek main aur Ek tu)
Lyrics: Amitabh Bhattacharya Music: Amit Trivedi Singers: Karthik, Shilpa Rao

Much like the previous song on the list, this melodious and soothing tune to which Shilpa Rao has lent the vocals creates a good sad-romantic kind of feel. The lyrics by Amitabh Bhattacharaya are the soul of this song.

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