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The year 2010 offered a wide range of Bollywood songs. While raunchy numbers like “Munni Badnaam hui” kept the adrenaline pumping, soft and romantic numbers such as “Dil Toh Bacha Hai Jee” and “Pee loon” touched listeners’ hearts and the Sufi number “Sajda” spelt an ecstasy for music lovers. From Pritam Chakraborty to Vishal-Shekhar; to Rahat Fateh Ali Khan to Amit Trivedi; all gave us foot tapping numbers :-
“Dil toh bachcha hai jee”: It was a melodious beginning to the year with the romantic number from “Ishqiya”. Vishal Bharadwaj directed the music while Rahat Fateh Ali Khan sang the song that instantly struck a chord with listeners.
“Sajda”: Composer trio Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy mesmerized listeners with this song from the film “My Name Is Khan”. Yet again sung by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan along with Shankar Mahadevan and Richa Sharma, this Sufi number tugged at everyone’s heartstrings. The sounds of tablas and dholaks were moulded together beautifully.
“Aap ka kya hoga (Dhanno)”: Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy in the guise of “Aapka kya hoga” packed an interesting remix in Housefull. Sung by Mika Singh, Sunidhi Chauhan and Sajid Khan, it revisited Amitabh Bachchan’s popular song “Apni to jaise taise” from the 1981 superhit “Lawaaris”. It made everyone dance to its tunes.
“Bin Tere”: The song from “I Hate Luv Storys” managed to bring out the hidden romantic side in all of us. It surely is a soulful and melodious number composed by director duo Vishal and Shekhar. The simple lyrics were beautifully rendered by Shaqwat Ali with support from Sunidhi.
“Pee loon”: The soft love ballad from the crime thriller “Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai” still occupies air time on most of the radio channels. Pritam Chakroborty’s composition and Mohit Chauhan’s voice have spelt magic for the song which contained traces of Sufi elements that added edge to the song.
“Gal mithi mithi”: This track is an amazing folk outing by Tochi Raina. Composed by Amit Trivedi of “Dev D” fame for “Aisha”, the fast number instantly made its mark and this was one of the most played songs at weddings across the nation.
“Tere mast mast do nain”: “Dabangg” gave another hit in “Tere mast mast do nain”, but this time the composers were brothers Sajid-Wajid. Rahat Fateh Ali Khan crooned the moderately paced romantic track with such expertise that it made people sit up and take notice.
“Zor ka jhatka”: Even though the film failed to take off at the box office, this song from “Action Replayy” flew high on popularity charts. Sung by Daler Mehndi, Richa Sharma and Master Salim, Pritam’s composition was appreciated for its quirky lyrics and unusual orchestration.
“Shiela ki Jawani”: This song appeared almost at the end of the year and was an instant hit thanks to its urban appeal and a raunchy feel. Brilliantly sung by Sunidhi Chauhan and composed by Vishal-Shekhar, the “Tees Maar Khan” number has everyone tapping their feet.
“Munni badnaam hui”: Undoubtedly the most popular item number of the year, the fast-paced, catchy song with a rustic flavour created a nationwide sensation. It brought desi back in vougue. Composed by Lalit Pandit and sung by Mamta Sharma and Aishwarya, “Munni” from the superhit film “Dabangg” is still ruling the roost.
Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College