Which are your fav songs of 2013? What are the numbers that kept you hooked to your iPod? Here’s our list of the best numbers of the year – right from Bollywood songs like Tum hi ho, Badtameez dil, Tattad tattad, Tum tak, Lungi dance and Dhoom machale to numbers like Priyanka Chopra’s Exotic. Match our list with yours!
1. Tum hi ho – Aashiqui 2: Last year Ayushmann Khurrana’s Paani da was the song of the year, this year the crown could easily go to Tum hi ho from Aashiqui 2. A trademark emotional romantic number by composer Mithoon, Arijit Singh’s voice creates magic in the song. Credits – Singer: Arijit Singh; Music/Lyrics: Mithoon; Label: T-Series.
2. Badtameez dil – Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani: This is the biggest hit on the dance floor this year, although we felt Ranbir Kapoor was inspired by Chris Brown for the dance. But music wise, the song has just the kind of peppy and fast-paced feel the young crowd feeds on. Add to that, the punchy, slangy lyrics that matched the sentiments of many. And in the video, both Ranbir and Deepika Padukone look hot! Credits – Singer: Benny Dayal; Music: Pritam Chakraborty; Lyrics: Amitabh Bhattacharya; Label: T-Series.
3. Lungi dance – The Thalaiva Tribute – Chennai Express: This song created buzz when Shahrukh Khan hired controversial singer Yo Yo Honey Singh to create it, sidelining the composers of the other songs of Chennai Express, Vishal-Shekhar. Lungi dance is a catchy number with fun dancing and lyrics like Disco mein jab yeh gaana bajega, on the floor anna padega, lungi ko uthana padega…. Moreover, it’s a tribute to Rajinikanth, with lyrics like ‘All the Rajini fans (Thalaiva), don’t miss the chance’. There’s no way it would not have worked! Credits – Singer/ Music / Lyrics: Yo Yo Honey Singh; Label: T-Series.
4. Sunn raha hai na tu – Aashiqui 2: Another hit song from Aashiqui 2, this concert number was a superhit. It has two versions, male and female. We prefer the female one, sung beautifully by Shreya Ghoshal, but Ankit Tewari has done a good job, too. Credits – Singer/ Music: Ankit Tewari; Lyrics: Sandeep Nath.
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5. Sawaar loon – Lootera: This is truly what we call a lilting tune. The song and its beats refuse to leave us. Sawaar loon from Lootera was also picturesque with Ranveer Singh and Sonakshi Sinha lighting up each frame. Credits – Singer: Monali Thakur; Music: Amit Trivedi; Lyrics: Amitabh Bhattacharya; Label: T-Series.
6. Tattad tattad (Ramji ki chaal) – Goliyon Ki Raasleela – Ram-Leela: An absolutely high-energy number, and that too in which Ranveer Singh removes his shirt! It’s a chartbuster for sure. The song is sung by Aditya Narayan, whose voice is very similar to his famous dad Udit Narayan’s. Credits – Singer: Aditya Narayan; Music: Sanjay Leela Bhansali; Lyrics: Siddharth-Garima; Music: T-Series.
7. 1234 Get on the dance floor – Chennai Express: An absolutely fun number which was the most popular number from Chennai Express before Lungi dance released. Shahrukh Khan and southern siren Priyamani make the video a hit, too. Credits – Singers: Vishal Dadlani, Hamsika Iyer, Sricharan Kasturirangan; Music: Vishal-Shekhar; Lyrics: Amitabh Bhattacharya, Niranjan Iyenger; Label: T-Series.
8. Chahun main ya na – Aashiqui 2: This ballad soothes your nerves like anything and is more appealing for some than Tum hi ho or Sunn raha hai from the same film. Credits – Singer: Arijit Singh, Palak Muchhal; Music: Jeet Gangulli; Lyrics: Irshad Kamil; Label: T-Series.
9. Ambarsariya – Fukrey: If the tune seems familiar, it’s because Ambarsariya has been adapted from a Punjabi folk song. It has a rustic charm and sounds great on a radio or music system / phone. Credits – Singer: Sona Mohapatra; Music: Ram Sampath; Lyrics: Munna Dhiman; Label: T-Series.
10. Dhoom machale dhoom – Dhoom:3: Aamir Khan and Abhishek Bachchan might be in the video, but it’s Katrina Kaif who steals the show with her sexy moves. As for the tune of Dhoom machale dhoom, it’s the same as it was in the title song of Dhoom and Dhoom:2. Credits – Singer: Aditi Singh Sharma; Music: Pritam; Lyrics: Sameer Anjaan; Label: YRF Music.
11. Tum tak – Raanjhanaa: Only A R Rahman could churn out soul-stirring numbers one after the other. He does it again in Tum tak for the Dhanush-Sonam Kapoor film Raanjhanaa. Don’t miss this one. Credits – Singers: Javed Ali, Kirti Sagathia, Pooja A V; Music: A R Rahman; Lyrics: Irshad Kamil; Label: Sony Music.
12. Balam pichkari – Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani: Another fun number involving Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone, and that too, involving the colourful festival of Holi and some bhaang! Amitabh Bhattacharya’s lyrics add to the charm. Credits – Singers: Vishal Dadlani, Shalmali Kholgade; Music: Pritam Chakraborty; Lyrics: Amitabh Bhattacharya; Label: T-Series.
13. Exotic – Priyanka Chopra single feat. Pitbull: Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra’s second international single, with Pitbull, had a mixed reaction in India. But it picked up soon enough for its fusion attempt that makes it rather catchy. Exotic was the theme song of the Guinness International Champion Cup 2013. Credits – Singers: Priyanka Chopra, Pitbull; Music: Priyanka Chopra, Pitbull, RedOne aka Nadir Khayat; Label: Interscope, 2101, Desi Hits
14. Lat lag gayee – Race 2: This peppy dance number was a great hit with the college-going crowd. Credits – Singers: Benny Dayal, Shalmali Kholgade; Music: Pritam; Lyrics: Mayur Puri; Label: Tips Music.
15. Be intehaan – Race 2: This sensuous number featuring Saif Ali Khan and Deepika Padukone is the ideal romantic number to sing to your lover! Credits – Singers: Atif Aslam, Sunidhi Chauhan; Music: Pritam; Lyrics: Mayur Puri; Label: Tips Music.
16. Zinda – Bhaag Milkha Bhaag: An inspiring number from an inspiring movie – listening to this song recharges you like anything! Credits – Singer: Siddharth Mahadevan; Music: Shankar Ehsaan Loy; Lyrics; Prasoon Joshi; Label: Sony Music.
17. Dhating naach – Phata Poster Nikhla Hero: The film might not have worked at the box office, but the song is much loved by audiences – it packs a punch! Credits – Singers: Nakash Aziz, Neha Kakkad; Music: Pritam; Lyrics: Amitabh Bhattacharya; Label: Tips Music.
So, what are the other songs that you have liked this year?