1. Tum Hi Ho (Aashiqui 2): Songs are coming and going but ‘Tum Hi Ho’ is undettered and unaffected at the numero uno position. The music album of ‘Aashiqui’ composed by Naddem-Shravan in 1990 had been a benchmark of success in the industry and Mithoon,Ankit Tiwary & Jeet Ganguly have successfully managed to live up to this huge challenge.
2. Badtameez Dil (Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani): Noone expected the kind of moolah ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’ has generated at the ticket window. Pritam’s music has played an important role in the phenomenal success of the movie. Although the movie is now on its way to move out of the theatres, Badtameez Dil is steady and rocking the dance floors everywhere.
3. Tum Tak (Raanjhanaa): Master composer A.R. Rahman’s quality music always takes time to find appreciation. Going with the unexpected success of ‘Raanjhanaa’ at the box-office, the songs are steadily growing up on listeners. A song with a blend of romantic and spiritual elements, ‘Tum Tak’ has been beautifully crooned by Javed Ali.
4. Sawaar Loon (Lootera): Although much-appreciated Lootera failed to set the cash registers ringing at the box-office, the music of the movie especially ‘Sawaar Loon’ is getting universal popularity. Song features a great combination of meaningful lyrics by Amitabh Bhattacharya, mesmerizing vocals by Monali Thakur and an addictive tune by Amit Trivedi.
5. Jeene Laga Hoon (Ramaiya Vastavaiya): The duo of Sachin-Jigar have composed some noteworthy tracks in F.A.L.T.U , ABCD, Oh.. My God and Go Goa Gone. But ‘Jeene Laga Hoon’ is by far their best and most genuine attempt in the genre of seasonal romantic melodies. Atif Aslam and Shreya Ghoshal are top-notch as they croon mesmerizing vocals together in this track.
6. Zinda (Bhaag Milkha Bhaag): This passionate and inspirational track from ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’ has been energetically sung by Shankar Mahadevan’s son Siddharth. Prasoon Joshi’s tough lyrics (e.g. ‘kanchaa toote choora kaanch kar de’) combined with background guitar music make the song very encouraging.
7. Titli (Chennai Express): Here comes the King Khan! Any SRK starrer is incomplete without a love melody and the Vishal-Shekhar duo boast of this uncanny knack of churning out genuine unadulterated melodies. ‘Titli’ has been sung magically by Chinmayi and Gopi and the Tamil chorus reminds of SRK’s ‘Jiya Jale’ from Dil Se.
8. Sun Raha Hai (Aashiqui 2): Even after ruling the charts for past couple of months, the love anthem of the year still finds a place in the list. The magical track is sung by Ankit Tiwary and written by Sandeep Nath. Female version is more of an unplugged kind highlighting the sweetness of Shreya’s deep soothing vocals.
9. Balam Pichkari (Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani): Yet another track from ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’ that strikes the right chord from the word go! Vocals by Vishal Dadlani and Shalmali Kholgade raise the tempo further. Ranbir and Deepika have given energetic and memorable performance in the song.
10. Ye Tune Kya Kiya (Once Upon A Time In Mumbai Dobara): While YJHD still in the charts, Pritam enters again with his next biggie ‘OUATIMD’. Sung beautifully by Pakistani singer Javed Bashir, ‘Ye Tune Kya Kiya’ grows on the listener on repeated hearings. Dialog writer Rajat Arora has penned some extraordinary lyrics for this song picturized on Akshay Kumar.
|Rank||Song||Movie||Singers||Music Composer||June Rank|
|1||Tum Hi Ho||Aashiqui 2||Arijit Singh||Mithoon||1|
|2||Badtameez Dil||Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani||Benny Dayal, Shefali||Pritam||2|
|3||Tum Tak||Raanjhanaa||Javed Ali||A R Rahman||7|
|4||Sawaar Loon||Lootera||Monali Thakur||Amit Trivedi||10|
|5||Jeene Laga Hoon||Ramaiya Vastavaiya||Atif Aslam, Shreya Ghoshal||Sachin-Jigar||6|
|6||Zinda||Bhaag Milkha Bhaag||Siddharth Mahadevan||Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy||New|
|7||Titli||Chennai Express||Chinmayi , Gopi||Vishal-Shekhar||New|
|8||Sun Raha Hai||Aashiqui 2||Ankit Tiwary / Shreya Ghoshal||Ankit Tiwary||3|
|9||Balam Pichkari||Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani||Vishal Dadlani / Shalmali Kholgade||Pritam||4|
|10||Ye Tune Kya Kiya||Once Upon A Time In Mumbai Dobara||Javed Bashir||Pritam||New|
The last month’s music albums which are out of July’s list include – Yamla Pagla Deewana 2 while three new albums have entered the list – Chennai Express, Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Dobaara and Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
Do let us know about your favorite songs of the month in the comments section below.
Abhishek Sharma tweets @abhu_sharma