Gem of Bollywood Songs We Listened to This Year
Ek Tukda Dhoop- Thappad
Thappad’s music had that oddly comforting and homely vibe to it. And this song sung by Raghav Chaitanya has been like a warm hug all year long. The beautiful lyrics can bring literal tears to eyes combined with the shehnai music in it.
Aabad Barbaad- Ludo
The Arijit Singh song of the year. This soft, melodious one is all about the hits and misses of love and definitely makes one feel giddy with its cutest lyrics. If you hear it once, you keep hearing it on loop all day long for sure and to be honest its picturisation in the movie was also adorable.
Main Tumhara- Dil Bechara
If there is a song that can make you go all soft, it has to be this one! AR Rahman’s musical genius, the fresh voices of Hriday Gattani and Jonita Gandhi and of course memories of Sushant- it’s a special song and should be protected at all costs.
Shayad- Love Aaj Kal 2
Although the movie lacked in most aspects, its music album is a banger nonetheless. Shayad by Arijit Singh is so warming and melancholic that it had everyone’s heart. Crazy stat but it was the most streamed track on Spotify India for 2020! That definitely explains how lovesick people were for this song penned by Irshad Kamil.
Kudi Nu Nachne De- Angrezi Medium
The year started off with this dance number and its adorable video where all different Bollywood actresses were seen happily dancing to it. It’s the typical feel good song with the happy Punjabi lyrics and party vibes. So many girls got inspired by it and recreated it with their friends and it became a fun social media trend in lockdown.
Rehne Do Na- Guilty
As much as the film Guilty moved us with its authentic story, its soul-stirring music ceased hearts as well. Ankur Tewari’s vocals and music make it so melancholic that you often go back to it on days your emotions feel vulnerable or when at home we all craved for a shoulder to lean on. The lines are too beautiful to not hum all day.
Taare Ginn- Dil Bechara
The desi “Night we met”, the song you would want to play when dancing under the night sky. Mohit Chauhan and Shreya Ghoshal’s vocals and AR Rahman’s music- can there be a better musical combination to make you feel at peace? Also, the music video is so heartwarming with Kizzie and Manny having their first dance.
Malang Title Track- Malang
Adrenaline rush like no other, transports you to the lively world of Goa. Backed by vocals of Ved Sharma and some cool music- this one is all house party vibes! A gem only from the fab album, it makes you want to let loose and jam to it all time.