Dec 28, 2016

Year-End Special: Top 30 Bollywood songs of 2016

Hello all!

As this year comes to an end, here's reviving my blog yet again to write the usual year-end posts; it is indeed a personal "ritual" I do not want to lose, and these posts are usually among the most popular ones on my blog. So why change a winning formula, right?

The first one of the year-end posts will be my pick for what I deem to be the best Bollywood songs of the year. And wow, this has been yet another great year for Hindi music generally! Thus it was obviously a rather difficult list to compile, as it is every year - I am indeed expecting some feedback on the lines of "Why did you leave out THIS song?" and the likes. This list is based on my personal choices, but I'm hoping you will enjoy it. I have featured a playlist at the bottom including all these songs mentioned in the list. Here we go!

Top 30 Bollywood songs of 2016


30.
Song: Kala Chashma
Movie: Baar Baar Dekho
Original Music by: Prem Hardeep
Recreated by: Badshah
Singers: Amar Arshi, Badshah, Neha Kakkar
Lyrics: Amrik Singh, Kumaar

29.
Song: Baadal
Movie: Akira
Music: Vishal & Shekhar
Singer: Sunidhi Chauhan
Lyrics: Manoj Muntashir

28.
Song: Saathi Rey
Movie: Kapoor & Sons
Music: Arko
Singer: Arko
Lyrics: Manoj Muntashir

27.
Song: Kar Gayi Chull
Movie: Kapoor & Sons
Original Music by: Badshah
Recreated by: Amaal Mallik
Singers: Badshah, Fazilpuria, Sukriti Kakar, Neha Kakkar
Lyrics: Badshah, Kumaar

26.
Song: Tere Bin 
Movie: Wazir
Music: Shantanu Moitra
Singers: Sonu Nigam, Shreya Ghoshal
Lyrics: Vidhu Vinod Chopra

25.
Song: Nindiya
Movie: Sarbjit
Music: Shashi-Shivamm
Singer:Arijit Singh
Lyrics: Sandeep Singh

24.
Song: Kho Gaye Hum Kahan 
Movie: Baar Baar Dekho
Music: Jasleen Royal
Singers: Jasleen Royal, Prateek Kuhad
Lyrics: Prateek Kuhad

23.
Song: Besabriyaan
Movie: MS Dhoni
Music: Amaal Mallik
Singer: Armaan Malik
Lyrics: Manoj Muntashir

22.
Song: Hass Nach Le
Movie: Udta Punjab
Music: Amit Trivedi
Singer: Shahid Mallya
Lyrics: Shellee

21.
Song: Qatl-E-Aam
Movie: Raman Raghav 2.0
Music: Ram Sampath
Singer: Sona Mohapatra
Lyrics: Varun Grover

20.
Song: Tu Hai Toh Main Hoon
Movie: Waiting
Music: Mikey McCleary
Singers: Anushka Manchanda, Nikhil D'Souza
Lyrics: Manoj Muntashir

19.
Song: Jag Ghoomeya
Movie: Sultan
Music: Vishal & Shekhar
Singer: Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
Lyrics: Irshad Kamil

18.
Song: Tu Hai
Movie: Mohenjo Daro
Music: AR Rahman
Singers: AR Rahman, Sanah Moidutty
Lyrics: Javed Akhtar

17.
Song: Labon Ka Karobaar
Movie: Befikre
Music: Vishal & Shekhar
Singer: Papon
Lyrics: Jaideep Sahni

16.
Song: Nashe Si Chadh Gayi
Movie: Befikre
Music: Vishal & Shekhar
Singer: Arijit Singh
Lyrics: Jaideep Sahni

15.
Song: Yaad Hai Na
Movie: Raaz Reboot
Music: Jeet Gannguli
Singer: Arijit Singh
Lyrics: Kausar Munir

14.
Song: Tere Sang Yaara
Movie: Rustom
Music: Arko
Singer: Atif Aslam
Lyrics: Manoj Muntashir

13. 
Song: Taarefon Se
Movie: Dear Zindagi
Music: Amit Trivedi
Singer: Arijit Singh
Lyrics: Kausar Munir

12.
Song: Haanikaarak Bapu
Movie: Dangal
Music: Pritam
Singers: Sarwar Khan, Sartaz Khan Barna
Lyrics: Amitabh Bhattacharya

11.
Song: Mehram
Movie: Kahaani 2
Music: Clinton Cerejo
Singer: Arijit Singh
Lyrics: Amitabh Bhattacharya

10.
Song: Teri Fariyad
Movie: Tum Bin 2
Music: Ankit Tiwari, Nikhil-Vinay
Singers: Jagjit Singh, Rekha Bhardwaj
Lyrics: Shakeel Azmi, Faaiz Anwar

9. 
Song: Gilheriyaan
Movie: Dangal
Music: Pritam
Singer: Jonita Gandhi
Lyrics: Amitabh Bhattacharya

8.
Song: Bulleya
Movie: Ae Dil Hai Mushkil
Music: Pritam
Singers: Amit Mishra, Shilpa Rao
Lyrics: Amitabh Bhattacharya

7.
Song: Aave Re Hitchki
Movie: Mirzya
Music: Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy
Singers: Mame Khan, Shankar Mahadevan
Lyrics: Gulzar

6.
Song: Yeh Fitoor Mera
Movie: Fitoor
Music: Amit Trivedi
Singer: Arijit Singh
Lyrics: Swanand Kirkire

5.
Song: Ikk Kudi
Movie: Udta Punjab
Music: Amit Trivedi
Singer: Shahid Mallya
Lyrics: Late Shri Shiv Kumar Batalvi

4.
Song: Bol Do Na Zara
Movie: Azhar
Music: Amaal Mallik
Singer: Armaan Malik
Lyrics: Rashmi Virag

3.
Song: Tum Bin
Movie: Tum Bin 2
Music: Ankit Tiwari
Singer: Ankit Tiwari
Lyrics: Manoj Muntashir

2.
Song: Channa Mereya
Movie: Ae Dil Hai Mushkil
Music: Pritam
Singer: Arijit Singh
Lyrics: Amitabh Bhattacharya

1.
Song: Ae Dil Hai Mushkil
Movie: Ae Dil Hai Mushkil
Music: Pritam
Singer: Arijit Singh
Lyrics: Amitabh Bhattacharya


Playlist Jukebox:




Final thoughts


So that was my selection of my favorite Hindi songs of this year. Do let me know your thoughts on it, and if you would have included or replaced any track in the list! Have a great holiday season, and hope to see you again on this blog! Cheers :)

Note: The song Taarefon Se from Dear Zindagi does not have its own Youtube video, thus the soundtrack's jukebox was added to the playlist instead of the song. Apologies for the minor inconvenience!

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