Music in the year 2010

Posted: January 29, 2011 in Uncategorized

YES,So i finally am writing this post about hindi music in the year,something I understand and don’t understand at the same time.But anyway,Just to have some fun,I decided to make a list of my top 5 songs of  2010.I got excited when I thought of writing about this,not realizing what hard task I’ve involved myself into,BECAUSE LADIES AND GENTLEMEN,the music in the year 2010 was sensational.Having said that,it was’nt the best year for big music directors.A.R.Rehman,Vishal-Shekhar,Shanker-Ehsan-loy getting away with some forgettable tracks,byr nevertheless,the music created by some other famous and not so famous names was great.

Fast and disco tracks took a backseat and gave way to soft,sufi and soothing numbers to rule the year.Not to forget,the best tracks of the year had that peculiar “Indian-ness” to them which made them distinct from all the soft tracks we’ve heard year after year.Whoever said young people are zipping away from the indian music clearly has no idea about the year 2010.So,getting back to the list I made with enormous difficulty.The funny thing is that I had absolutely no problem in deciding the number 1 position,it was deciding the rest of the slots that played with my head.



“Dil sa koi kameena nahin / koi to roke, koi to toke / Iss umar mein ab khaoge dhokhe”,Some real gem of a line line these make this song Timeless.Possibly the best in last decade,DIl to Bachcha hai je is one of those songs,which itself  is enough to sell the movie.Rahat Fateh Ali khan gives his soul to the song as if the song was describing his own condition(relax,he’s just 35 years old by the way).If you want to judge what brilliance Rahat has displayed in the song,then try singing it yourself or make any good singer you know sing it,then you’ll know what Rahat has done to the song.Talking about the creator of this song,Vishal Bharadwaj has always been my favourite.And for even a loyal fan like me,this song came as a surprise because even I did’nt expect him to compose quality.The song starts with a backpiper kind of a sound seemingly European,and we’re hooked.WOW.The real hero of the song is someone,who saves his best work for Vishal Bhardwaj.THE GULZAR.The lyrics are jaw dropping.Gulzar truly makes this song unforgettable,speaking of how the heart never ages and vulnerability of old age.It does’nt get better than this.This song is art at it’s best.And who won’t be ready to die for Nasser saab’s expression in the song.

2) Munni Badnaam – Dabangg

WHAT A firecracker.The best thing about this song is that you just don’t know why you are swept away by the sheer force of this song.You don’t know if this song is good or not,and honestly,you just don’t care,because this song really is filled with ALL THAT AWESOMENESS.Salman’s expression in the picture defines the song : FUN,CATCHY,ENERGETIC,WILD and FORCEFUL.

Anupama chopra(wife of Vidhu Vinod Chopra) wrote on twitter : “Going to get killed for posting this but as we speak, Mr. Chopra is wandering around the house humming: Munni badnam hui darling tere liye!”…

Munni Badnaam is still very innovative when in comes to lyrics,music(composed and written by Lalit of Jatin-Lalit fame) and ofcourse the picturization.But to be fair,the music is rock solid and very very catch.Plus the song is incredibly well sung.The energy quotient of the song is extremely high and first hearing is enough to tell you that this will be nothing less than a chartbuster.Turns out that this song went on to become the biggest chartbuster of 2010.


Possible the most unconventional song to be in this,or any list,this is a difficult song to like(initially).This song needs some attention and some time.I think it can be classified as a “teekha” melody.A romantic song which is not meetha,now that something not often heard.This song grows on you.It is well paced,melodious with a strong sufi influence.Rahat Ali khan in top form,portrays an effortless singing.But for me,the best part is the version sung by shreya ghoshal.Giving the song a great new depth,her small part in the song is fantastic and comes out as the one of the best playback performace of the year.Really,an experiment turned out great.The lyrics are strictly hindi,and not just regular hindi,the type of earthy hindi used in the songs of 80’s and 90’s.Sajid-Wajid have finally arrived with this song(AND YES,THEY WON EVERY POSSIBLE BEST MUSIC DIRECTOR AWARD AND THIS SONG IS THE REASON BEHIND THAT).

4) TUM JO AAYE  – Once upon a time in Mumbai

Set in the 70s, ‘Tum Jo Aaye‘ is a quintessential Bollywood track where Tulsi Kumar leads from the front. Even though Rahat Fateh Ali Khan is also roped in for the song, he arrives only two minutes into the song. Yes, Tulsi does fine in giving the song a kick start but Rahat’s entry brings an altogether different dimension to this love song which has elements of ‘qawalli’ to it. It’s real easy on the ears,and sounds simple.But possible the toughest songs to sing and get it right.Rahat Fateh Ali khan redefines his epitome of effortless singing.This song reminds us,that despite all the allegations and charges,WE LOVE PRITAM.

5) Gal Mitth Mitthi Bol – Aisha

Now you don’t have to be an expert to figure out how rocking this song is.It’s a winner from the word GO.Amit Trivedi,the national award winner shows us his version of punjabi music.And even though,this song is one of those instantly catchy punjabi “burn the dance floor” type of songs,it’s the high pumping bass behind the song and the club beats which make this song a chartbuster.

  1. pratishtha says:

    VERY TRUE. the beauty of music of DIL TO BACHCHA HAI….. that its seems soooo easy and simple to sing but in fact its so challenging sing with feel… can very easily get BESURA..not simple to nibhana this song…. live examples are the music shows….where good singers were ruthlessly criticized on this song….HATS OFF to Vishal & Rahat and last but not the least Gulzar for soooo touching lyrics

    • pratima says:

      shocked!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!with above post….i mean with senders name?NO!!!!!!!!!!!! i know u guessed it cant be SHE. Ya!!!!!!!!!!!!! it was me

      • reachpraty says:

        I could make out that it is you,because didi will never analyse so much or give something this much importance or time.
        Truly,hats of to vishal,rahat and Gulzar saab.

  2. pratishtha says:

    wow..outstandin review..u write simply oustanding and genuine stuff..its truly commendable..hats of to you

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