|| Part 3
Another year, another parade of great and not-so-great songs.
Planet Bollywood presents our staff's year-end collection of Best Songs for 1999. You may
agree or you might not. Does not really matter. In our books, these songs rock! So, here
is the final installment of the Top 30 Songs of 1999.
Presenting Top 10 Songs
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||Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam
||Kay Kay, Dominique
Our reviewer commented in the music review.
"Sounds like the 'March of a Wounded Soldier of Love'." Was he right or what?
(For a change.)
||Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
It would have been nice to hear anything in
the Khan maestro's awaaz after his death, but Anand-Milind proved they could gift
him and us a great lasting memory of him.
||Abhijeet, Nirja Pandit
Every once in a while, Jatin-Lalit plant a
marvellous yet unassuming tune quietly into our ears. These songs like "Bahaut
Khoobsurat" remind us of the great R.D. Burman and at the same time, how great
Jatin-Lalit can be when they are in peak form.
Aa Gayee Re
"Let us mark the beginning of
spring," must have said Deepa Mehta to A.R. Rahman. As if he could ever fail her
||Abhijeet, Udit Narayan, Sonu Nigam,
Sukhwindara Singh, Shankar Mahadevan, Shaan, Alka Yagnik, Kavita Krishnamurthy,
Mahalakshmi, Jaspinder Narula
So many singers were bound to spoil the
broth, no? Heck no! This ditty soars thanks to the adage, "The more, the
|A dark sky, calm wind... and far off in the distance, her
beautiful visage. The anthem of us romantic guys' hearts.
Dil De Chuke Sanam
||Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam
||Kavita Krishnamurthy, Mohammed Salamat,
A song that continuously rises to an
operatic crescendo, before breaking your heart and touching your soul. Give us more Ismail
Colour me? What on earth? No dunces, Asha
is telling us she wants to live with and for her love in this rhythmically upbeat razzer.
Se Taal Mila
||Alka Yagnik, Udit Narayan
So can you match beat for beat with Rahman?
Me? Not a chance in a millenium.
And, the Number 1 Song of 1999 is:
Singers: Anuradha Sriram, Sujatha, Sonu Nigam, A.R.
Music: A.R. Rahman
were you expecting on top? As if a song from Kohram would be here? Yeah right. We all know
that Rahman reigns supreme and this song is the perfect mix of soft and sublime.