Top 5 love songs of 2010
Dil To Bachha Hain Jee (Ishqiya)
Dil toh bachha hai (Rahat Fateh Ali Khan) was undoubtedly one of the best songs of the year. The simplicity of Gulzar’s lyrics, the longing in Rahat Fateh Ali Khan’s vocals and Vishal Bhardwaj’s clean yet magical composition bowled over the entire nation. The melody stays with you even long after you have heard it. Reminiscent of the music of bygone eras, Dil toh bachha hai is the kind of music you want to wake up to. A classic!
Tere Mast Mast (Dabangg)
One of the most melodic tunes in recent times, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan’s Tere mast mast do nain, a Sufi-style ballad, had instant appeal. Composers Sajid-Wajid set Faiz Anwar’s simple words to a soulful tune and created a ballad that leaves a lasting impact. Beautifully filmed on the lead pair, Salman Khan and Sonakshi, the track has a mellow, old-world charm. The version with Khan and Shreya Ghosal is equally gorgeous.
Pee Loon (Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai)
Pee loon is a spellbinding melody. Pritam combined two contrasting styles beautifully – Mohit Chauhan’s modern vocals with an old-world qawwaliesque chorus. And the union was a heady cocktail. Mohit mesmerised with his rendition and the song received plenty of air time on radio stations. This romantic ballad also reaffirms the fact that Emraan Hashmi got the best songs in Bollywood.
Bin Tere (I Hate Luv Storys)
Shafqat Amanat Ali and Sunidhi Chauhan were in terrific form in the romantic number Bin tere koi khalish hain hawaaon mein, an urban, ballad by Vishal-Shekar. Vishal Dadlani’s lyrics are simple yet fresh and convey the ‘lost and lonely without you’ feeling perfectly. Music director Shekar is equally impressive in his rendition of the unplugged version.
Sajda (My Name Is Khan)
Sajda features the talented trio, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Shankar Mahadevan and Richa Sharma, who infused life into this celebratory qawalli – a lilting composition by SEL. The melody wraps around Sufi flavours and combines with soul-stirring lyrics that made it an instant hit. The track, filmed on the decade’s most popular on-screen pair, SRK and Kajol, will be remembered as one of their best songs.