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High Five

In the second part of our special series, we take a look at the top five songs of 2013. Chartbusters that generated hysteria among the audience:

1. Tum Hi Ho (Aashiqui 2)

Mithoon’s soulful and stunning composition was undoubtedly the song of the year! Using the piano, strings and gentle beats, he created a haunting melody that went on to become the most heard ballad of 2013. A large part of the credit went to singer Arijit Singh, who was magical in his rendition of this poignant, captivating song. Tum hi ho became an instant classic.

2. Sun Raha Hain Na (Aashiqui 2)

Sun raha hain na was the love anthem of the nation. Newcomer Ankit Tewari created a striking, soft rock composition with a brilliant chorus that echoed endlessly in your head. His rendition of this soothing composition was pitch-perfect, and Sandeep Nath’s poetry was another highlight of this super hit number. There was a second version – a more traditional, filmi version, and Shreya Ghoshal delivered it with panache.

3. Badtameez Dil (Yeh Jawaani Hain Deewani)

Exuberant saxophone and trumpet notes set the mood for this energetic and instantly likeable dance number. Amitabh Bhattacharya’ s nonsensical lyrics coupled with Benny Dayal’s spirited vocals made this retro-style dance track an immediate favourite across for all age groups. Pritam’s composition was a delightfully massy track that had everyone hooked and it blared out of every disco and radio!

4. Lungi Dance (Chennai Express)

This colourful song was a tribute to mega superstar Rajinikanth. Yo Yo Honey Singh’s cool Jat rap voice upped the style quotient of this fun, cheeky number. Although the song played out all the typical stereotypes associated with South Indians, it was all in good humour and was a whole lot of fun. Not to mention, it was bloody catchy!

5. Meethi Boliyan (Kai Po Che)

This number had a breezy charm that mesmerised from the moment Mili Nair’s dreamy vocals kicked in. Starting with gentle guitar riffs, the song slowly settled into the light-hearted, easy-listening space. Having sung songs in the South, Nair made quite an impact in her first full-fledged Hindi film song. As a singer, Trivedi no doubt complimented her wonderfully but it was his brilliant composition of this charming song that stole the show.

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