Besides a number of blockbusters towards the end of the year, the super success of Bhatt camp’s ‘Aashiqui 2’ and Vikramaditya Motwane’s ‘Lootera’ has surely helped the Hindi film industry to go back to the era of melodious music. Here is a self compiled list naming the top 3 Bollywood songs of 2013:
My pick for the best song of 2013 would be “Meri Aashiqui Ab Tum Hi Ho” of Aashiqui 2 with its super melodious tune. The wave created by the song after the music release has not been seen for years specially when the song is not anyway rocking but a melodious one. It was composed by Mithoon and sung by the Phir Mohabbat singer Arijit Singh. The song became an instant hit with approximately 2 million views on Youtube within the first 10 days since its release, which helped in the marketing of the film. It became so popular among the people from all diversities that various versions of the song were uploaded by amateur singers, guitarists and DJs on social networking sites. The song had became so popular that it topped charts worldwide, remaining in the top 10 of Planet Bollywood for eight weeks and capturing the first spot on the Top 20 of MTV India for seven weeks. On the other hand, Aashiqui 2 had less than 3 weeks for the promotion unlike other Bollywood movies which usually indulge in months of promotion. However, it was the song “Tum Hi Ho” which became a rage and created instant buzz for the film in the market and kept the melodious madness going on.
“Badtameez Dil” of Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani would be in the second position. Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani is a 2013 Indian coming-up-age comedy film, directed by Ayan Mukherji and produced by Karan Johar starring Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone in lead roles which is only their second film together after their 2008 film Bachna Ae Hasino. The lyrics of the song has been written by Amitabh Bhattacharya and it has been sung by Benny Dayal, Shefali Alvares, the music being given by Pritam. And Ranbir Kapoor knows very well how to get his fans grooving! Due to his huge fan-following, the video of the peppy song continued getting a good response online. The song’s video went online on the evening of April 5, and received over one million hits online. Moreover, The catchy phrase, Badtameez Dil worked well too, and Ranbir’s fun and flexible dancing was an added advantage for it, thus unknowingly becoming a boon in disguise.
“Bezubaan Kab Se Main Raha” is a nice track from Any Body Can Dance, more popular as ABCD, which has grabbed the third position in this list. Bezubaan is an exemplary instance of good music & lyrics. More than half the track is dedicated to foot-tapping beats perfect for a dance flick, as well as, an addictive rap. Sung by Mohit Chauhan (wow!), Priya Panchal, Deane Sequeira & Tanvi Shah, the song speaks about the realization of one’s worth and desire to fulfill one’s ambition – which is highly evident in the chorus:
“Bezubaan kab se main raha, Begunaah sehta main raha” which literally translates to “I have been voiceless since long back, Innocent, I kept bearing.”