As December comes to a close, we take a look at some of the biggest songs that burnt the dance floors this year.
Munni Badnaam (Dabangg)
This cracker of an item number was the undisputed song of the year. Just like its predecessors Beedi jalaile and UP Bihar, Munni had the vigour to whip up mass hysteria at the cinemas. Lesser known singers Mamta Sharma and Aishwarya were boisterous in their delivery of this Lalit Pandit composition and the lyrics with references to Big B, Saif Ali Khan, Shilpa Shetty and Kareena Kapoor were corny yet fun. And actress Malaika Arora scorched the screen with her sizzling moves to make this racy number the biggest chartbuster of the year!
Sheila Ki Jawani (Tees Maar Khan)
Giving Munni stiff competition for the title of the number one item song of the year was Sheila ki jawani. Though the song had the right ingredients – Sunidhi’s sexy vocals, energetic drums, an infectious harmonium hook and a dash of qawwali – there was something lacking and one felt that the composition didn’t live up to the dramatic title of the song. But the gorgeous Katrina Kaif more than made up for that shortcoming. In a never before seen avatar, the actress gyrated and danced like a dream catapulting this track to chartbuster status!
Remember the monster hit Apni to jaise taise from Prakash Mehra’s Laawaris? Shankar, Ehsaan and Loy gave this classic chartbuster a new twist and repackaged it as Aapka kya hoga – dhanno. Mika Singh and Sunidhi Chauhan clearly had a blast singing this one and the younger generation who were not familiar with the original loved it in its new form.
Gal Mitthi Mitthi (Aisha)
Trivedi composed the music for Aisha, possibly his most mainstream soundtrack. The score had many little gems, but the one that got everyone on their toes was the full on Punjabi number Gal mitthi mitthi. Trivedi innovatively layered his sounds including the Shehnaai to create a ‘Club meets Bhangra’ dance track, which had sure-fire hit written all over it. Singer Tochi Raina added solid Punjabi flair to his rendition to make this number, one of the most popular songs of the year
Uff Teri Ada (Karthik Calling Karthik)
Uff teri ada was the quintessential Shankar Ehsaan Loy dance number – hip and groovy! Alyssa, daughter of Loy Mendonsa made a rocking debut with this song. Shankar added a touch of classical flair to his rendition which contrasted beautifully with Alyssa’s stylised vocals! This funky dance track found a place in every DJ’s playlist and was heard on repeat at several clubs across the nation.
Other notables chartbusters: Zor ka Jhatka (Action Replayy), Love sex aur dhoka title track, Anjaana anjaani title track, Ainvayi ainvayi (Band Baaja Baaraat)