Sunday, January 06, 2008

Hindi Film Songs: Best of 2007

In continuance of an annual tradition, I am back with the fourth edition of the list of my best Hindi film songs from the year. Thanks for the clamor. It makes the effort worth it.

Reiterating the disclaimers:
1. The songs aren't listed in any particular order. I have just listed them in the order in which I came across them.
2. I try to listen to each new album that comes out at least once. However, there are simply too many new movies and too many songs to follow. It is possible that some may have been omitted. In particular, I have not followed any of the December releases well since I was on vacation. I might include them next year.
3. Some of the movies will be releasing next year (eg. My name is Anthony Gonsalves) but since their songs have released this year, I am including them. Similarly, movies that released in 2007 were covered in the 2006 list if their music was out then (eg. Guru)
4. I am going to attempt to limit the number of songs per movie to two. That does not imply that there aren’t any more on the movie’s list that I like. For eg. Saawariya has more than two songs that I enjoy. I follow that rule under most circumstances just to keep the length of the list in check.

A new feature this year has been added on request. Instead of just listing the song, I am also going to attempt to provide a direct link to the song. You can click on it and hear it out. Caution: I have noticed that musicindiaonline tends to be very flaky at times, so if the link doesn’t work, scoot over to other sites, but do listen to the songs.

I am open to suggestions on songs that you think should be on the list but are missing. I am also open to debates on my choices but as is the nature of blogging, one who owns the blog has the final say. Hope you enjoy it.

Song : Chak De India
Movie : Chak De India
Music Director : Salim-Suleiman
Singers : Marianne D'Cruz, Salim Merchant, Sukhwinder Singh
Lyricist: Jaideep Sahani
Why is it on the list? : The song that rocked the nation. Its an unconventional song for an unconventional movie sung by an unconventional singer.

Song : Aaja Nachle
Movie : Aaja Nachle
Music Director : Salim-Suleiman
Singer : Sunidhi Chauhan
Lyricist: Piyush Mishra
Why is it on the list? : The song got into an ungainly controversy around the use of the word mochi. That aside, it’s a typical Madhuri Dixit composition, if there is such a thing. What was surprising to me was the use of Sunidhi instead of Alka for this song.

Song : Ishq Hua
Movie : Aaja Nachle
Music Director : Salim-Suleiman
Singers : Shreya Ghoshal, Sonu Nigam
Lyricist: Jaideep Sahani
Why is it on the list? : Regulation romantic song with what is fast becoming a very successful combination of singers. Fine breezy composition.

Song : Apne
Movie : Apne
Music Director : Himesh Reshammiya
Singer : Sonu NigamLyricist: Sameer
Why is it on the list? : Despite their much publicized spat, Himesh-Sonu got together for this song which is excellently composed and rendered. It is also effectively used in the movie.

Song : To Phir Aao
Movie : Aawarapan
Music Director : Pritam
Singer : Mustapha Zahid
Lyricist: Sayeed Quadri
Why is it on the list? : Yet another pakistani singer with strong rendition abilities. The song is beautifully written and sung but sounds so similar to the other Pakistani group Jal. The original composition I believe is by a group named Rox3n.

Song : Bhool Bhulaiyya
Movie : Bhool Bhulaiyya
Music Director : Pritam
Singer : Neeraj Sridhar
Lyricist: Sameer
Why is it on the list? : Is it possible to not list this song this year? Another one that really caught on.

Song : Laal Laal Dikhe Hai Mujhko
Movie : Big Brother
Music Director : Anand Raaj Anand
Singers : Ustad Sultan Khan, Zubin Garg
Lyricist: Anil Pandey
Why is it on the list? : Didn’t expect to find a sufi/qawwali composition in a Sunny Deol movie. Well composed and the odd pairing of singers make it worth hearing.

Song : Baatein Hawa
Movie : Cheeni Kum
Singer : Shreya Ghoshal
Music Director : Ilaiyaraaja
Lyricist : Sameer
Why is it on the list? : Very refreshing tune refreshingly rendered by Shreya.

Song : Cheeni Kum
Movie : Cheeni Kum
Singer : Shreya Ghoshal
Music Director : Ilaiyaraaja
Lyricist : Sameer
Why is it on the list? : Old wine in new bottle still tastes as good.

Song : Bhula Diya
Movie : Dus Kahaniyan
Music Director : Anand Raj Anand
Singer : Anand Raj Anand
Lyricist: Ibrahim Ashq
Why is it on the list? : ‘Tis the year Anand Raj Anand resurfaced in a big way. Nicely composed, written and sung.

Song : Jaaniye
Movie : Dus Kahaniyan
Music Director : Gaurav Dasgupta
Singers : Sunidhi Chauhan, Aanchal Malhotra
Lyricist: Virag Mishra
Why is it on the list? : This is an odd selection. A sensuous female duet, a throwback to the days of Nadia Hassan, especially with the disco beats. This beat out some other good songs from the movie to make the cut.

Song : Roya Re
Movie Name : Dhokha
Singer : Shiraz Uppal
Music Director : MM Kareem
Lyricist : Sayeed Quadri
Why is it on the list? : Bhatts generally do better than this on music. This is the only song from the movie that registered with me. Nicely written.

Song : Kitni Der Tak
Movie Name : Delhi Heights
Singers : Rabbi Shergill, Sonu Nigam
Music Director : Rabbi Shergill
Lyricist : Rabbi Shergill
Why is it on the list? : I liked the song enough to actually blog about it during the year. Refreshing composition, very well rendered by Sonu.

Song : Tere Bin
Movie Name : Delhi Heights
Singer : Rabbi Shergill
Music Director : Rabbi Shergill
Lyricist : Rabbi Shergill
Why is it on the list? : I am still fully deciphering the Punjabi lyrics and it has been several months. Yet, that hasn’t changed the way I feel about this song.

Song : Chanda Re
Movie Name : Eklavya - The Royal Guard
Singer : Hamsika Iyer
Music Director : Shantanu Moitra
Lyricist : Swanand Kirkire
Why is it on the list? : This gem of a song stood camouflaged in a largely songless movie. This appears very briefly in the background if I remember correctly.

Song : Hey Baby
Movie Name : Hey Baby
Singers : Loy Mendonsa, Neeraj Sridhar, Pervez Quadir, Raman
Music Director : Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy
Lyricist : Sameer
Why is it on the list? : Among SEL’s weakest music scores, this was the only stand out song from the movie.

Song : Sajnaji Vaari Vaari
Movie Name : Honeymoon Travels Pvt Ltd
Singer : Sunidhi Chauhan
Music Director : Vishal-Shekhar
Lyricist : Javed Akhtar
Why is it on the list? : Rendered with gusto by Sunidhi, this is one of the better fast numbers of the year.

Song : Yeh Ishq Hai
Movie Name : Jab We Met
Singer : Shreya Ghosal
Music Director : Pritam
Lyricist : Irshad Kamil
Why is it on the list? : I was in India the whole of December and if there was one song that I heard over and over again wherever I went, it was this. I liked it the first time I heard it because Shreya has sung it in a manner which is a departure from her usual style. The lyrics are catchy and I wouldn’t be surprised to see this song feature in the annual awards.

Song : Aaoge Jab Tum
Movie Name : Jab We Met
Singer : Ustad Rashid Khan
Music Director : Sandesh Shandilya
Lyricist : Irshad Kamil
Why is it on the list? : Here’s the googly. Off all the songs I could pick as my second song for the movie, I picked this beautifully sung number. I thought this would have been cut off in the movie, but surprisingly it was left as is. As a footnote, I didn’t escape Mauja Hi Mauja in my India trip either. Overall this soundtrack was fairly replete with good numbers.

Song : Move Your Body
Movie : Johnny Gaddar
Music Director : Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy
Singers : Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani, Loy Mendonsa, Hard Kaur
Lyricist: Des-C, Hard Kaur
Why is it on the list? : One of the most well made movies of the year also got a well thought out soundtrack to go with it. Although the songs make the list, it is actually the background pieces that were absolutely brilliantly scripted and used in the movie.

Song : Johnny Gaddar
Movie Name : Johnny Gaddar
Singers : Suraj Jagan and Akriti Kakkar
Music Director : Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy
Lyricist : Jaideep Sahni
Why is it on the list? : The song, especially the opening riffs build an aura of suspense that blends perfectly into the mood of the film.

Song : Jhoom Barabar Jhoom
Movie Name : Jhoom Barabar Jhoom
Singers: Kay Kay, Sukhwinder Singh, Mahalaxmi Iyer, Shankar Mahadevan
Music Director : Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy
Lyricist : Gulzar
Why is it on the list? : If you have survived the movie, congratulations to you. The music was much better and much more tolerable and this song is evidence. There are multiple versions of the song for those who want to savor more.

Song : Kiss Of Love
Movie Name : Jhoom Barabar Jhoom
Singers : Vishal Dadlani, Vasundhara Das
Music Director : Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy
Lyricist : Gulzar
Why is it on the list? : This might be another surprise for most, but I am hooked to this inane number. The tune gets in the head and stays put.

Song : Ram Milaye Jodi
Movie Name : Just Married
Singer : Sukhwinder Singh, Sunidhi Chauhan
Music Director : Pritam
Lyricist : Gulzar
Why is it on the list? : This movie had an interesting combination of music director and lyricist. The results were mixed. This was probably the best of the lot, a situational song.

Song : Khoya Khoya Chand
Movie Name : Khoya Khoya Chand
Singers : Swanand Kirkire, Ajay Jhingran
Music Director : Shantanu Moitra
Lyricist : Swanand Kirkire
Why is it on the list? : The song has very good orchestration throughout and it ends especially well.

Song : O Re Paakhi
Movie Name : Khoya Khoya Chand
Singer : Sonu Nigam
Music Director : Shantanu Moitra
Lyricist : Swanand Kirkire
Why is it on the list? : A song written for Rafi that only Sonu can execute in modern day. A throwback to the songs of yore, this one is a classic that rides purely on Sonu’s voice.

Song : Its Rocking
Movie Name : Kya Love Story Hai
Singer : Alisha Chinai
Music Director : Pritam
Lyricist : Shabbir Ahmed
Why is it on the list? : An intro with ‘Ude jab jab’ seamlessly blends into the song which is refreshingly composed and sung. In a movie that sank without a trace, this song was the only redeeming factor.

Song : Laaga Chunari Mein Daag
Movie Name : Laaga Chunari Mein Daag
Singers : Shubha Mudgal, Mita Vashisht
Music Director : Shantanu Moitra
Lyricist : Swanand Kirkire
Why is it on the list? : A tour de force by Shubha Mudgal, this is a very interesting take on the Manna Dey classic with commentary by Mita Vashisht.

Song : Ehi thaiyya motiya
Movie Name : Laaga Chunari Mein Daag
Singer : Rekha Bharadwaj
Music Director : Shantanu Moitra
Lyricist : Swanand Kirkire
Why is it on the list? : My second unconventional pick from this movie. A rare thumri by the rarely heard Rekha, this is beautifully composed.

Song : In Dino
Movie Name : Life In A Metro
Singer : Soham
Music Director : Pritam Chakraborty
Lyricist : Sayeed Quadri
Why is it on the list? : Soham’s big break (he had sung unnoticed for movies like Kaal in the past). This follows the soft rock tradition combined with classical singing brought across from across the border. Nicely done.

Song : Kar Salaam
Movie Name : Life In A Metro
Singers : Pritam Chakraborty, Soham, Suhail
Music Director : Pritam Chakraborty
Lyricist : Sayeed Quadri
Why is it on the list? : A song with a lot of energy, be it the singing or the guitar pieces. The tune is reminiscent of Koli numbers in its lilt. The lyrics are good too, and aptly comes in the culmination of the movie.

Song : Tum Mile
Movie Name : My Name Is Anthony Gonsalves
Singer : Kay Kay
Music Director : Himesh Reshammiya
Lyricist : Sameer
Why is it on the list? : The tune sounds fresh and could almost have been an Anu Malik composition in the 90’s.

Song : Jab Bhi Cigarette
Movie Name : No Smoking
Singer : Adnan Sami
Music Director : Vishal Bharadwaj
Lyricist : Gulzar
Why is it on the list? : Creates the aura of jazz in a seedy bar. Gulzar had enough practice with Beedi to write authoritatively on a smoker’s mindset.

Song : Phoonk De
Movie Name : No Smoking
Singer : Sukhwinder Singh
Music Director : Vishal Bharadwaj
Lyricist : Gulzar
Why is it on the list? : More on smoking ironically from a movie which says No Smoking. Even the Rekha Bharadwaj version is good, it has a much different treatment.

Song : Main Jahaan Rahoon
Movie Name : Namaste London
Singer : Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
Music Director : Himesh Reshammiya
Lyricist : Javed Akhtar
Why is it on the list? : Another excellent composition by the much vilified Himesh.

Song : Ajab Si
Movie Name : Om Shanti Om
Singer : Kay Kay
Music Director : Vishal-Shekhar
Lyricist : Javed Akhtar
Why is it on the list? : Delightful melody, though an interesting theory I heard was that Abhijeet singing this song would have turned out better. Yet, very hummable.

Song : Main Agar Kahoon
Movie Name : Om Shanti Om
Singer : Shreya Ghosal
Music Director : Vishal-Shekhar
Lyricist : Javed Akhtar
Why is it on the list? : A violin piece that sounds like a tribute to RK, a song set to the beat of waltz and that man Sonu made this my second choice for this movie. Shows my bias towards Rafi I guess. I picked this over ‘Jag Soona’ and the taxing ‘Dard-e-sabko’

Song : Soni De Nakhre
Movie Name : Partner
Singers : Labh Janjua, Sneha Pant, Wajid
Music Director : Sajid-Wajid
Why is it on the list? : Irritating yet addictive. Masala track.

Song : Thode Badmash
Movie Name : Saawariya
Singer : Shreya Ghoshal
Music Director : Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Lyricist : Nusrat Badr
Why is it on the list? : How do you pick two songs from one of the most comprehensively good soundtracks of the year? I loved the music of this movie with its emphasis on melody. Barring the Kunal Ganjawala tracks who I don’t believe has the range for these songs, all the songs are exquisitely handled. I picked this one because of Shreya’s rendition. Notice how the opening alaap is similar to ‘Dil Cheez Kya Hai’.

Song : Yoon Shabnami
Movie Name : Saawariya
Singer : Parthiv Gohil
Music Director : Monty Sharma
Lyricist : Sandeep Nath
Why is it on the list? : There are layers to this song and the tempo changes several times yet never loses hold of you. Beautifully rendered. The climax beats sound remarkably similar to those used in ‘Taal’.

Song : Aakhri Alvida
Movie Name : Shootout At Lokhandwala
Singer : Strings
Music Director : Strings
Lyricist : Anwar Maqsood
Why is it on the list? : The piano piece is a straight lift-off yet the song is done in typical Strings fashion. It grows on you.

Song : Thaare Vaaste
Movie Name : Shaka Laka Boom Boom
Singers : Shaan, Sunidhi Chauhan
Music Director : Himesh Reshammiya
Lyricist : Sameer
Why is it on the list? : A movie on the music industry had surprisingly insipid music. This is the only one that stuck in my mind.

Song : Maa
Movie Name : Taare Zameen Par
Singer : Shankar Mahadevan
Music Director : Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy
Lyricist : Prasoon Joshi
Why is it on the list? : A kid’s perspective written and sung sensitively by adults.

Song : Taare Zameen Par
Movie Name : Taare Zameen Par
Singer : Shankar Mahadevan
Music Director : Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy
Lyricist : Prasoon Joshi
Why is it on the list? : I like the arrangement of this song. Soft yet evocative. Excellent lyrics.

Song : Beete Lamhein
Movie Name : The Train
Singer : Kay Kay
Music Director : Mithoon
Lyricist : Sayeed Qadri
Why is it on the list? : Mithoon follows up Anwar from last year with some more trademark beautiful composition. Kay Kay sings it with the right amount of pathos, and the languid pace of the song takes you in.

Song : Mausam
Movie Name : The Train
Singer : Mithoon
Music Director : Mithoon
Lyricist : Sayeed Qadri
Why is it on the list? : And he can sing too. I love the use of piano and drums in this song.

Song : Saaiyaan
Movie Name : Ta Ra Rum Pum
Singer : Vishal Dadlani
Music Director : Vishal-Shekar
Lyricist : Javed Akhtar
Why is it on the list? : Odd choice of singer but he delivers. Movie with big expectations but no music worth speaking of.

Song : Aasmani Chatri
Movie Name : The Blue Umbrella
Singer : Upagna Pandya
Music Director : Vishal Bharadwaj
Lyricist : Gulzar
Why is it on the list? : The composer and lyricist paint a vision of hills and magic and a little blue umbrella with this song.

Song : Kiya Kiya
Movie Name : Welcome
Singers : Anand Raj Anand, Shweta Pandit
Music Director : Anand Raj Anand
Lyricist : Anjaan Sagari
Why is it on the list? : Doesn’t Anand Raj Anand sound like Sukhwinder at times? One of the hits he has delivered this year.

Song : Uncha Lamba Kad
Movie Name : Welcome
Singers : Anand Raj Anand, Kalpana
Music Director : Anand Raj Anand
Lyricist : Anand Raj Anand
Why is it on the list? : Tune is good, though the lyrics are very ordinary.

Song : Cash
Movie Name : Cash
Singer : Sunidhi Chauhan
Music Director : Vishal Dadlani-Shekhar Ravjiani
Lyricist : Vishal Dadlani
Why is it on the list? : Ode to Pulp Fiction? Very catchy.

Song : Naa Puchho
Movie Name : Cash
Singer : Sunidhi Chauhan
Music Director : Vishal Dadlani-Shekhar Ravjiani
Lyricist : Vishal Dadlani
Why is it on the list? : The voice over by the male voice in parts is a fantastic improvisation.

Song : Billo Rani
Movie Name : Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal
Singers : Richa Sharma, Anand Raj Anand
Music Director : Pritam Chakraborty
Lyricist : Javed Akhtar
Why is it on the list? : Poor man’s Kajra Re, yet good enough to make it to this list.

Song : Ya Ali
Movie Name : Aap Ka Suroor
Singers : Himesh Reshammiya, Sunidhi Chauhan
Music Director : Himesh Reshammiya
Lyricist : Sameer
Why is it on the list? : Good composition and rendition in this singer centric movie. Also check out Kya Jeena from this movie.

Song : Dard-E-Disco
Movie Name : Om Shanti Om
Singers : Sukhwinder Singh
Music Director : Vishal-Shekhar
Lyricist : Javed Akhtar
Why is it on the list? : By public demand

Song : Jaagte Raho
Movie Name : Just Married
Singer : Sonu Nigam
Music Director : Pritam
Lyricist : Gulzar
Why is it on the list? : On repeated insistence and my soft spot for Gulzar sahab.

34 comments:

Sridhar Iyer said...

Great list overall; Agree on most, but I wouldn't pick 'Main agar kahoon' over 'Dard-e-Disco'.

Yeah, the sight of a semi-clothed Khan can have that grossing out effect on some, but that number's one for the books...

Stone said...

Good one!!

I'm glad my favorites from Johnny Gaddar, No Smoking and Blue Umbrella are included :-)

I wanted to add couple of songs from Saalam-e-Ishq but found them in your last year's list.

Radha said...

Controversy in "Aaja Nachle"?? What sort of controversy?

I've to admit I've not heard most songs from the list....only the very big blockbusters make their way to singapore; so i guess we end up missing a lot of the smaller (but nicer?) movies & their songs.

And I love "Dard-e-Disco"!! Although the song doesn't make any sense at all; I cant get over the fact that the lyricist has managed to rhyme "Disco" with "San Francisco" and "Chabbis ko" :))

Pallavi said...

what a task!! Great to see this huge meticulously put list where 90% of the songs I haven't heard. I saw few of my favorites there..so I was relieved. Tere bin (delhi hts)still rocks and aaoge ke jab (jab we met) by ustad rashid khan is really nice.

Parth said...

@Sridhar: Musically, would you still go with that choice?

@Stone: Glad your favorites were reflected. Hope you also found some hidden treasures.

@Radha: The use of word 'mochi' lead to controversy. It was considered derogatory by members of a certain community. Still holding on to my views on 'Dard-e-sabko'

@Pallavi: Thanks for the words of appreciation. It indeed is a labor of love. Hope the songs work for you.

@Sukanya: (her comment is on the previous post) I heard Maula with the intention of liking it, but the antaras lost it for me. In the movie, only the mukhda comes and it indeed is good.

Extempore said...

Come on, Parth! How can you not like a song that has God lyrics like:

"Phoota jo khwaab ka… goobbara
Ab phirta hoon mein
London Paris New York LA Sans Fransico"

That's enough to make you ignore SRK, which is very, very hard to do! :D :D Ah, don't mind me. I'm just given to a love of the cheesy and campy.

Great job with the list - you've listed some of year's favourites but I've got to admit, I cannot fathom WHY on Earth Hey Baby makes it to your list. I watched the movie twice - on the way to and from Goa - and I wanted to kill SEL for the soundtrack, esp the title track.

Dhruv said...

thanks for the list! :) it was totally worth the wait.. beete lamhein and mausam, ajab si, in dino, taare zameen par, maa, main jaha rahoon.... dulcet songs :)

how did you like the other rahat fateh ali khan number 'bol na halke halke'? i thought it was the best in the album..

and i liked two more in tzp, kholo kholo and mera jahan, does this raman mahadevan who sang kholo has anything to do with shankar?

Parth said...

@Extempore: I am overwhelmed with the public support for Dard-e-sabko. I do agree the lyrics are ultra cheesy. I am tilting towards including this in the list if I get a few more requests. Perhaps I got swayed by the video of Hey Baby? :-)


@Dhruv: 'Bol na halke' was one of my initial choices but then Kiss of Love trumped it simply because I had perhaps spent too much time listening to it. I agree with your other choices in TZP as well, but have to confess that I am not aware of any possible connection between Raman Mahadevan and Shankar Mahadevan.

Sridhar Iyer said...

@@Parth: If only I had a nickel for every time I heard Dard-e-disco, I'd have a private jet now on a 24-hour standby :-)

What lyrics, and Sukhvinder da jawaab nahin.

So yeah, musically, lyrically, vocally, metaphysically, I'd definitely pick this over Main agar kahoon. :-D

sd said...

As usual - now I will go over all the songs in the list one after another.... Great work!

sd said...

and thanks!

Lotus Reads said...

*rubbing hands gleefully*

I have been waiting and waiting for this post! Now to go download all of these songs onto my iPod! Thanks for sharing your picks with us, Parth, some are favorites of mine already and others I have yet to listen to. Glad you included something from "Taara Zameen Par". I saw the movie yesterday and I have stars in my eyes now!

Abhishek Dhasmana said...

Good stuff :)
But no songs from Aap Ka Suroor? Are you sure?
Tanhaiyyan? Ya Ali?
Come on... :)

Abhishek Dhasmana said...

I am surprised you picked "Ram Milaye" from Just Married. For me "Jaagte Raho" was the best! Even "Baat Pakki" is better :) ... May be these are situational songs that sound better once you have seen the movie ...
the lyrics are just awesome!

Jyothsna said...

Great list Parth! I have to listen to a lot of those songs... I've heard just the popular ones I think!

Siridhar said...

Good list Parth...Will listen to the songs in your list which I didnt pay much attention too.

One of the albums which I like very much and missing in your list: "Aggar"

Nocturne said...

Oh my God, you're back finally, and how!!! Tarzan kreegah! *chest thumping*

ahem. welcome back, i mean. and my days of begging my useless [and largely silent] friends and fans for some mp3s are finally over.

look here, i add my not- inconsiderable weight and alarming volume towards Dard hora hai, abhi khisko!

Parth said...

@All: Thanks to repeat request and growing demand, I am including Dard-e-sabko, oops disco to this list. Vox populi vox song list.

@SD, Jyothsna: Thanks, hope you find some you enjoy in there.

@Lotus Reads: You are most welcome. The glee makes it worth the effort :-)

@ Abhishek Dhasmana: Thanks yaar. I had completely forgotten about 'Aap ka suroor'. Wonder how I missed that. I'll add 'Ya Ali' to the list. 'Tanhaiyyan' I am not as big a fan as 'Kya Jeena', but I am completely sold on neither. 'Jaagte Raho' is a good tune but is too situational. Still both that and 'Baat Pakki' are excellently written.

@ Siridhar : I did give 'Aggar' a good hearing and was expecting a lot since it was composed by Mithun, but I really didn't find anything extraorinary in that.

@ Nocturne:
Thanks for the rousing welcome. I am glad you have something to bother your friends with. I have accomodated your request for the song as well.

Dhruv said...

yeah, kiss of love was good too! so was 'ticket to hollywood', SEL were unstoppable in 2007..

and couldn't agree with you more about getting swayed by the video of heyy babyy ;) what a video! :D

other songs i liked were 'o re piya' from aaja nachle, 'ke bin tere' from aggar (only hope mithoon doesn't get repetitive) and 'ya ali' and others from aap ka suroor (can't help liking, they are too catchy :P .. main tanhaaion mein bhi tanha nahin.. ya ali :D)

Ruch said...

Parth-I am an occasional visitor here and was glad to see your list! I have listetned to most of these songs and agree with your choices. I was sur[rised to not see "Woh Ajnabi" from "The Train" and "Ek Din teri Raahon mein" from Naqaab. Those were pretty good too!

Ruch.

Parth said...

@Dhruv: Seems like we just crossed each other's comments. I have addressed the questions on Aggar. 'O Re Piya' is also a good composition, but I think that genre of music is now getting a little repititive. I need something newer and better to excite me.

@Ruch: Thanks for stopping by and commenting on the blog. Woh Ajnabi was kept out by my two song policy and the song from Naqaab while good doesn't hold you too long.

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Abhishek Dhasmana said...

:)
ok I will make one more shameless, pesky pitch (final I promise) for Jaagte Raho as my tribute to Gulzar Sahib :) I hope you won't mind.

I think Jaagte Raho is one of the best first-night songs ever because it is grounded in reality rather than regular love-passion treatment! Especially in the Indian context of arranged marriages. Sample this ;)

jab raat ki thaili khulay,
kya janiye kya kuch milay,
shehnaayi bhi, sannatay bhi
sapne kahin, kharratay bhi

Parth said...

@Abhishek: For all your peskiness and my soft spot for Gulzar, I have added the song to the list.

30in2005 said...

Spot on. Everytime I thought you had missed a song (I'm too impatient to read the list BEFORE making quick judgements!) it was there as soon as I scrolled down. My iPod and I are currently addicted to 'Yeh Ishq Hai' and 'In Dino' on a loop......

Where's the london post? (see, impatience again. Ignore me.)

Parth said...

@30in2005: Fantastic, I survived the impatient scrutiny as well. London post coming up. I thought people might need time to absorb the song list (that's my official excuse for laziness)

Nocturne said...

thank you only.

downloaded the list, and some of them i wouldn't have paid attention to are even growing on me.

on an aside, i must be the last person on the planet to have discovered Karunesh.

Parth said...

@Nocturne: Karunesh who? I looked him up online and you'd be happy to know you aren't the only one who hasn't heard of him. Let me know how the songs go for you.

@All: If someone has already downloaded the songs as MP3, can I get them? I just listen to all the songs online all the time, but would like to have them on my mp3 player as well.

Abhishek Dhasmana said...

he he ... thanks man ... sorry for bugging you so much! :)

Crazy on Bollywood said...

good list.Hey Beby,Bhulbulaia,TZP r the best.

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Anonymous said...

Hey have a good taste to good music like me. All my favourites r in ur list. Great Job indeed

Manjusha said...

Nicely listed the best of 2007. Well done!

Parth said...

@Manjusha: Thanks.