Best KK Songs: Top 10

Krishnakumar Kunnath, fondly known as KK, has got arguably the most versatile voice amongst all the singers this generation. He got his first break in Gulzar’s classic ‘Machis’ in 1996 when he sang the popular number ‘Chod Aaye Hum’ with senior singers Hariharan and Suresh Wadkar. Since then, he has given his silken touch to many classic and popular numbers.

KK has been blessed with an infinite vocal range and hence eases through both the lowest and highest notes comfortably. The freshness of his voice has remained the same during all these years. Commendable!

Here goes the list of Top 10 KK Songs:

1) Tadap Tadap: In his early days, KK got the biggest challenge of his career from Ismail Darbar. He got to sing this anthem of wounded lovers in ‘Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam’. KK expressed the pain in the lyrics of Mehboob perfectly through his varied vocals.

2) Awaarapan Banjarapan: Now, hear this song exactly after ‘Tadap Tadap’ and you cannot imagine in the wildest of your dreams that the male playback singer is the same person. KK mesmerises with his emotional vocal range in this M.M Kreem’s composition from ‘Jism’. Soulful singing at its best.

3) Khuda Jaane: For those who believe that KK is at his best only in slow or sad songs, this song from ‘Bachna Ae Haseeno’ is a must-hear. KK takes this Vishal-Shekhar composition to new heights with his alluringly captivating voice. This is arguably one of the most romantic contemporary songs of this era.

4)Tu Hi Meri Shab Hai: KK’s silky smooth vocals melt together with Pritam’s sweet arrangements to create a genuine song for the movie ‘Gangster’. KK does a wonderful job in rendering this track that only grows on you with more exposures.

5) Ajab Si: Well, KK has rendered his voice to this Vishal-Shekhar tune from ‘Om Shanti Om’, as if he was born to sing this song. His evocative vocals seamlessly latch onto the acoustic rhythm, becoming one with the music itself.

6) Dil Kyun Yeh Mere: KK really hits the mark and brings in a cinematic quality to this song that firmly places the aural experience as one of being larger than life. His voice is ever so irresistible in this Rajesh Roshan composition and it makes you want to fly like a Kite.

7) Maine Dil Se Kaha: Listening to KK’s singing in this number from ‘Rog’ is equivalent to listening to a flute. His quiet rendition of this M.M. Kreem composition has such a powerful impact that the voice stays with you even after the song is over.

8) Such Keh Raha Hai: KK fills life and soul in this heart-break emotional song from ‘Rehna Hai Tere Dil Mein’. His emphatic singing has blended perfectly with the musical arrangements of Harris Jayraj.

9) O Meri Jaan: KK’s rocking vocals in this soft ballad from ‘Life in a Metro’ have the power to move even the hardest heart. While listening to this Pritam’s composition, the listener cannot help but appreciate magnificent singing.

10) Tu Aashiqui Hai: KK shines again in this superb Vishal-Shekhar composition from ‘Jhankaar Beats’. He showcases his skills to the fullest as he handles the cords accurately. It is the song, which takes the listeners to the world of ecstasy.

K K has so many amazing songs in his kitty and it is really hard to choose just 10. Other wonderful tracks sung by him are Zara Sa (Jannat), Kya Mujhe Pyaar Hai (Woh Lamhe), Oo Humdum (Saathiya), Mujhe Kuch Kehna Hai (Title song), Jab Bhi Koi (Hera Pheri), Dil Ibadat (Tum Mile), Zindagi Do Pal (Kites), Alvida (Life In a Metro), Tujhe Sochta Hoon(Jannat 2) and It’s the Time to Disco (Kal Ho Naa Ho) to list a few.

Do let us know about your favorite K K songs in the comments section below.

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kshitij:  (April 18, 2013 at 5:35 pm)

Oh just come on man!!
How can you miss Zara sa (jannat) and tujhe sochta hoon (J2).

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Nikhil:  (April 18, 2013 at 6:00 pm)

Good picks… really difficult to pick 10 out of the 100s of amazing KK songs!

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Sanjay:  (April 18, 2013 at 9:37 pm)

Wonderful list of songs… KK is one of the best of all time

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Aamir:  (April 18, 2013 at 11:50 pm)

Kk is my best singer of all timeg

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Nilesh:  (April 19, 2013 at 10:53 am)

Waiting for Next Thursday, for SK songs. It will be a memorable day.

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ningaraj:  (April 19, 2013 at 2:01 pm)

Good listing…..plz do listing for udit narayan songs…

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sanket:  (April 27, 2013 at 9:13 pm)

common yaar zara si(jannat) must have been included

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Apoorv:  (June 6, 2013 at 10:50 pm)

Very tough job to list ten songs but i love the song kabhi khusboo kabhi jhonka from movie saaya by kk . Luv u kk .

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atul:  (June 25, 2013 at 2:38 pm)

hey! how can u forget to place “abhi abhi” in the list ???no doubt, its one of KK’s best songs! BLUNDER !!!

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KKfan:  (July 4, 2013 at 10:55 pm)

Laabo ko laabo pe sajao…from Bhul bhulaiya will definitely make in top 10

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sandy:  (July 6, 2013 at 8:01 pm)

fantastic choices of songs .
Actually 10 is not enough for KK

1.Fast songs.
Bardaasht nahi kar sakta
Koi kahe kehta rahe
Dus bahane

2.Slow sad
Awarapan banjarapan
Maine dil se kaha
Beete lamhe
Ae bekhabar(zeher)
Sach keh raha hai deewana

3.Romantic
Tu hi meri shab hai
Ankhon me teri
Khudaa jaane
zara si dil me de jagah
Dil ibaadat
Zindagi 2 pal ki
dil kyon ye mera
Abhi Abhi to mile ho
Tu aashiqui hai

4.Rock
Pal
Aap ki dua
alvida
oh meri jaan

5.Trance
Door se paas bulaye

6.Qawwali
Tadap tadap ke

7.Tamil
Apdi pode
Uyirin uyire

8.Advertisement jingles
Dil maange more(pepsi)
Desh ki dhadkan(hero honda)

Easily the most versatile singer ever in the history of bollywood .Truly a gem .But underrated .Please KK come on television more .Even average singers like Sonu nigam, mohit chahan has become big by publicity .we want you to be famous because you are that good .God of playback.

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Shubhankar Chakraborty:  (July 20, 2013 at 5:50 pm)

KK sir is the best singer of india.

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nishant:  (August 27, 2013 at 7:51 pm)

I think Ishq Ne Tere Ishq ne from aahista aahista must be in top 10

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nilay:  (August 29, 2013 at 9:47 pm)

kk is a dangerous singer

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prince:  (September 5, 2013 at 3:09 pm)

Who is a good singer between sonu nigaam and KK?

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Mangal Laga:  (September 6, 2013 at 9:50 pm)

kk is a vary good singer

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Dabojit:  (September 6, 2013 at 11:31 pm)

KK IS A POWERFUL SINGER.

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David Jones:  (September 9, 2013 at 11:39 pm)

Labon Ko

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Sandeep Kumar:  (September 12, 2013 at 12:55 am)

Kk, a great singer who sings frm heart, brain & soul.it seems every cell of his body is singing in harmony.

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DHARA VAIDYA:  (October 6, 2013 at 9:40 pm)

KK HAVE WONDERFULL VOICE!!! HIS VOICE TAKES MY SOUL IN LOVELY WORLD!! ♥
KK KK KK KK KK ONLY ONE NAME OF SINGER…. NO BODY DEFINES SINGER BETTER THAN KK!! ♥ U KK…. WAITING FOR UR SHOW IN “BARODA,GUJARAT”

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Anand:  (October 22, 2013 at 7:25 pm)

Kk is my favourate singer

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Ayaz Shah:  (December 18, 2013 at 11:10 pm)

ofcourse K.K. Is super duper hit
And
His songs is best for me…

God bless you :)

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Abheet:  (February 3, 2014 at 10:31 pm)

Kk! The beautiful, versatille and one of finest singers. Here’s my list of kk sir top 10 1- zara sa( power ballad) 2- abhi abhi 3- o meri jaan 4- tadap tadap 5-pal 6-dil ibadat 7-awarapan banjarapan 8- mere pehla pehla pyar 9- haan tu hai 10- lapata(ek tha tiger) your list is very good and i like your list. But this is my list because i am also an singer

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Anwer nabibnagsh:  (February 8, 2014 at 9:34 am)

Great r0ckstar k.k…

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Anwer nabibnagsh:  (February 8, 2014 at 9:36 am)

MY FAWRT SINGER K.K swt v0ice the v0ice of heart …k.k

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