Wednesday December 27, 2006

Top 10 Hindi Songs of 2006

Posted by Karthik

In the order of my preference. May not match other criteria like sales, perceived popularity, etc., since this is my personal opinion!

01. Imaan ka asar – Dor, Salim Suleiman

02. Tere bin – Bas ek pal, Mithun

03. Javeda zindagi – Anwar, Mithun

04. Ay hairathe – Guru, A R Rahman

05. Kya mujhe – Woh lamhe, Pritam

06. Ahista ahista – Ahista Ahista, Himesh Reshammiya

07. Dheemi dheemi – Shiva, Ilayaraja

08. Chand sifarish – Fanaa, Jatin Lalit

09. Jaane kya – Pyar Ke Side Effects, Pritam

10. Doston – Iqraar-By Chance, Sandesh Shandilya

  • Yaju Arya

    Karthik,

    Good collection, nice that you’ve included Doston, Imaan Ka Asar, Jaane Kya and Dheemi Dheemi in your list. Hopefully your inclusion of these songs will help in increasing their popularity.

    Another good thing about your list is that you’ve listed songs from various genres, and you have given preferance to songs having freshness. Though KANK and Aap Ka Suroor were the best-selling albums of 2006 they didn’t create much inroads in terms of innovativeness.

    Lets see what others feel about your list!

  • alias

    Dude,, you missed Woh Lamhe, Gangster, Aksar, RDB?

  • siddi

    Ay hairathe (Guru, A.R. Rahman) – I love hindi songs sung by singers who have a southern accent – I usually find that endearing.

    However, when it comes to Urdu, I hold the pronunciation to a higher standard, since for me the sounds are very sophisticated. In Ay hairathe Hariharan did a great job but I felt the pronunciation was a bit lacking and it needed to be corrected just a little bit.

  • Karthik

    Alias:
    Woh lamhe – Kya mujhe pyaar hai is at No. 5.

    Gangster, Aksar – I did have Ya ali and Soniye but both came after the top 10.

    RDB – Didn’t include it since the soundtrack came our in the first week of December 2005. May not be fair to current year scores :-)

    Siddi:
    I’m a huge fan of Hari’s ghazals right from his first album in the 80s. And he has sung a lot of urdu ghazals…though I’m not an expert on Urdu, you may have a point there since the perfect pronunciation can accentuate the beauty of the words in Urdu.

  • Ravindran

    Doston from Iqrar By Chance looks to be inspired from Stereo Nations’s first song… i don’t remember the lyrics…but the background music is definately copied and the initial tune looks to be inspired too… What’s say??

  • Jaydeep

    I agree with 8 out of 10. Aiy hairathe & ahista ahista will not definitely make it to my top 10.
    Aiy hairathe is sweet but aimless, it fails to set a mood of ghazal or duet or anything. I guess a simpler orchestra, simpler interludes sticking to one particular style would’ve worked better. Also Suresh Wadekar or Roop kumar would’ve done better justice to Urdu words. Ahista ahista is great but not “singer Himmesh’s” cup of tea. Any other trained singer with a good range would’ve made it better.
    Mitwa(KANK), Meter down (Taxi 9211), Maula (Anwar), kaabul fiza(kaabul exp), & Beedi (omkara) are strong contenders to replace the two in my list.

  • siddi

    Karthik – what are your other nominees for the top 10 that didn’t make it?

  • bobby

    Karthik, seems you only like slow Sufi-type music. None of those songs are on my list, though my list would probably be called Top 10 Hindi Songs of 2006 (warning: all are dance songs). lol

  • Rishi

    Good list. Mine would have had similar songs (and I also would have limited it to one song per album), although Omkara is just too good a soundtrack, in my opinion, to overlook. “Jag Ja” is definitely one of my top ten songs of the year.

    I’m really glad to see you put Jaane Kya from PKSE in there. That is one of the top songs of the year and has sadly been overlooked.

    As mentioned, though, there are no fast-paced dance-type songs in your list. I imagine that’s personal preference and that it’s difficult to say that a well-done dance song like “Golmaal” is comparable to a beautiful number with brilliant lyrics like “Javeda Zindagi”

  • Arun

    Agree with Rishi,In fact IMO,Omkara is the best soudntrack of the year..yes above RDB :-) (Although I have a strong weakness for ‘Luka Chuppi’)

  • Rishi

    RDB was in 2005,I guess :D

  • siddi

    “Imaan ka asar” – don’t miss the (short) version of this song in the movie. Its a little different and it was a nice surprise to hear a version different from what I had been hearing.

  • http://www.trilia.net andrea

    Great list! Excellent songs… my top 10 has a lot of the same songs. I’ll be writing a post on it today or maybe tomorrow :D

  • http://www.scalerevolves.blogspot.com Scale

    Could you/anyone please educate me what so great about Imaan Ka Asar. I have tried listening (ear. top 7 rec listens) it several times and finally ended up unsatisfactorilly. Maybe the reason I couldnt understand the lyrics fully. Regrets!

    Neverthless, Mithun truly rocks with those 2 fascinating tracks. Rightly placed!

  • http://www.scalerevolves.blogspot.com Scale

    all neat choices, Karthik – glad you included Iqraar! I would have tried to include more dance tracks like “Aaj ki Raat (don)”, U & I (Naksha), bas ek pal (title track by Mithoon), kabul fiza, chak de phattey (no kidding!) as well as blink and miss melodies “ek baat main kahoon” (kacchi sadak), and yet to be popular lovelies like, dil kya kare (salaam-e-ishq). Surely omitting Mitwa was an oversight by you? It fits right into your preferences… and what about Unns??

    I’d love to see your top 25. Arun

  • http://www.scalerevolves.blogspot.com Scale

    Hey Scale,Good to see that you brought in some great but sadly unnoticed songs.Here are some songs that I’ll add -
    Chhua Mere Dil Ko-Game,Holiday-OST (This one had great variety..Khwaishon Se,Tu Hai Bhataka Jugnu,Raqs Kar Le all very good songs),Jaana -Lets Fall In Love (A criminally underrated OST,Had Shaan render beautiful melodies with amazing maturity),Aa Paas Aa – Ankahee and Strings-Bound by faith (an impressive effort by Zubeen both as a composer and singer)

  • Arun

    Hey Scale,Good to see that you brought in some great but sadly unnoticed songs.Here are some songs that I’ll add -
    Chhua Mere Dil Ko-Game,Holiday-OST (This one had great variety..Khwaishon Se,Tu Hai Bhataka Jugnu,Raqs Kar Le all very good songs),Jaana -Lets Fall In Love (A criminally underrated OST,Had Shaan render beautiful melodies with amazing maturity),Aa Paas Aa – Ankahee and Strings-Bound by faith (an impressive effort by Zubeen both as a composer and singer)

  • Karthik

    I think, a more keenly anticipated list is the ‘Next 10′ – 11 to 20 top tracks (IMO, of course) of 2006!

    Lemme work on that :-)

  • Abhishek Shetty

    I am surprised you didnt include anything from Jaan-e-mann. But then great list. Also you made me hear some good songs which i might have never heard. Too bad Soniye from aksar went below 10. \=(

  • http://www.vjarrfan.blogspot.com R Vijaynarain

    Hey Karthik,
    How is it that an I2F certified lift makes it to your top 10(kya mujhe)? Are you referring to the original or is it just marvelling at the way its been redone ;)! Good compilation anyway.

  • Sid Singh

    Scale bhai, Imaan Ka Asar has some beautiful lyrics. basically it’s a conversation between Meera and Zeenat – the two women in the movie. Whats beautiful about the song is how it mixes Hindi and Urdu sentences in the lyrics. And how often do you get a song without any cliched lyrics?

  • sanju

    hey .. i need help .. do any of u guys no the song .. i dontn o the exact words but here it goes .. nan-are -re and they repeat tht for the chorus .. it will be extremly helpful if u help me find it
    thanks .. sanju

  • Karthik

    Sanju,
    You may be talking about the song ‘Barso re’ from Guru which has a chorus like that. Else, it could also well be a slightly older Daler Mehndi track that goes Na na na na nare nare!!

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  • wassup

    the starting of Tere Bina sounds exactly like SEL’s Aao Naa from Kyun Hogaya na!

    As for the list Kya mujhe, Chand Sifarish are really good songs. I also thought that Mourya re and Mitwa were should be in that list. Ya Ali was quite a haunting track

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