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Top 10 Songs of the Week - 7 Sep 2009
  Who can stop Himesh Bhai? Radio is a winner; Wake Up Sid and Do Knot Disturb pick up.
  - Gianysh Toolsee
Selection based on Planet Bollywood music reviews, critical acclaim, sales figures, and overall popularity           Let us know what you think about these Top-10s
 

Himesh Reshammiya is back with a vengeance! With his latest release creating fury all over and attracting more fans from every corner of the world, the whole soundtrack of Radio continues to fill the gap the music director left since his last release.

Raju Singh presents a new sound in Pankh, with only two tracks and a theme. Sunidhi Chauhan receives a tailor-made song in ‘Ji Jala’. ‘Mama’ is an English song with a strong guitar acoustic accompaniment.

The next release is The Great Indian Butterfly with an array of music directors like Deepak Pandit, Gourov Dasgupta, Vivek Philip and Shibani Kashyap. The music, as expected, caters for a niche audience with several English songs.

# 10
 Ji Jala  Singers: Sunidhi Chauhan  Best time to listen: Anytime
 Film: Pankh
Recently released, Sunidhi Chauhan is back in this low-octave song with an amazing background score, filled with catchy sounds and synthesizers. It seems that Raju Singh has decided to follow the trend and delivers with punch!


# 9
 Love Me Love Me  Singers: Wajid, Amita Kak  Best time to listen: Anytime
 Film: Wanted  PB Music Rating: 6.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 listeners): 5.17
 Music: Sajid-Wajid  Lyrics: Jalees Sherwani, Sameer, Arun Bhairav, Wajid Ali, Shabbir Ahmed  Audio On: T-Series
An easy-going song, with the Sajid-Wajid stamp all over. Perfect for a Salman Khan movie!

# 8
 Aap Rooth Rahe  Singers: Kavita Seth  Best time to listen: Late night
 Film: Y.M.I - Yeh Mera India
Kavita Seth, as the singer and composer, makes an impression in this solo track. With the harmonium in the background, the live-effect feel of this track is mesmerizing.

# 7
 Bebo  Singers: Neeraj Shridhar, Anushka Manchanda  Best time to listen: On the way to work/school
 Film: Do Knot Disturb  PB Music Rating: 6.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 listeners): 5.17
 Music: Nadeem-Shravan  Lyrics: Sameer  Audio On: Big Music
‘Bebo’ is Nadeem-Shravan’s reply to Anu Malik’s naughty number in Kambakkht Ishq. If Anu Malik, after 30 years in the industry, can still make everyone hum ‘Bebo’, then Nadeem-Shravan is not going to sit quietly and watch. Vashu Bhagnani has roped in Sachin-Jigar to arrange the track with some upbeat sounds. Who wins the ‘Bebo’ competition? That’s up to the audience! Both songs are mixed by the talented Eric Pillai (Future Sound of Bombay)

Neeraj Shridhar and Anushka Manchanda simply rock! Bebo is also an interesting song all the way with an edgy sound. Of course, each song has been composed for a specific situation. Who’s next with the ‘Bebo’ title? It would be interesting to see what A.R Rahman and Himesh Reshammiya can do with ‘Bebo’, if the opportunity arises?


# 6
 Apni Khoyi Hui  Singers: Kailash Kher  Best time to listen: At night
 Film: Mohandas
The movie may be a small budget one, but the quality of the soundtrack is superior. Marketed by Saregama, Mohandas has captivating and soulful numbers by a range of talented singers. The composer Vivek Priyadarshan particularly brings back the essence of melody in this song. Overall, it shows the result when a music director uses a volcanic talent like Kailash Kher properly. The music is really beautiful. A must listen for music connoisseurs!

# 5
 Vaada Raha  Singers: Toshi  Best time to listen: Anytime
 Film: Vaada Raha  PB Music Rating: 6.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 listeners): 5.17
 Music: Toshi Sharib, Babbu Mann, Monty Sharma, Rahul B. Seth & Sandy, Sanjay Chowdhury  Lyrics: Turaz, Babbu Mann, Sandeep Nath, Rahul B. Seth & Sandy  Audio On: Eros Music
Sharib-Toshi, after delivering one of the best soundtracks of this year; Jashn, returns to their trademark soulful melody in `Vaada Raha`. Toshi is again superb in his rendition of the title song. The only minus point is the chorus singing ‘I Promise’ in the background. After the super hit ‘Maahi’ in Raaz 2, it seems that Sharib-Toshi knows what they are doing. The director Samir Karnik, who earlier worked with Himesh Reshammiya in Nanhe Jaisalmer (with the child theme in the story), has a good ear for music.

# 4
 Iktara  Singers: Kavita Seth, Amitabh Bhattacharya  Best time to listen: Morning
 Film: Wake Up Sid  PB Music Rating: 7.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 listeners): 5.17
 Music: Shankar Ehsaan Loy, Amit Trivedi (Guest)  Lyrics: Javed Akhtar, Amitabh Bhattacharya (Guest)  Audio On: Sony BMG
Amit Trivedi is the current generation of talented music composers and he re-iterates the fact again with his soulful composition titled ‘Iktara’ in this Shankar-Eshaan-Loy soundtrack. Stuck at number 4 in the CD, the composer showcases that a number in the CD sleeve does not matter as long as the song is good! With the talented Kavita Seth in her usual avatar and Amitabh Bhattacharya providing the exceptional male vocals, ‘Iktara’ is a pleasant four minute journey; with plenty of good vibes! The semi-classical genre mixed with soft-rock is another winning formula. Listen to the long synthesizer music nearing the end of the song. Simply fantastic!

# 3
 Tum Jo Ho Kareeb  Singers: Shreya Ghoshal  Best time to listen: At night
 Film: Three
After composing a couple of tracks for Mission Istanbul, Chirantan Bhatt gets his full-fledged movie. No doubt, he proves his versatility in the soundtrack, especially with `Tum Jo Kareeb`. This solo Shreya Ghoshal performance is above average and contains soothing music. A must-listen for romantic music fans!

# 2
 Koi Na Koi Chahe  Singers: Himesh Reshammiya, Shreya Ghoshal  Best time to listen: At night
 Film: Radio  PB Music Rating: 8.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 listeners): 5.17
 Music: Himesh Reshammiya  Lyrics: Subrat Sinha  Audio On: T-Series
There is no stopping for Himesh Reshammiya. From the man with the cap to a new stylish hair style, the music director-singer-actor has seen a lot of ups and downs since he rocked the world with Aashiq Banaya Aapne. Those who wrote him off after the failure of Karzzzz are watching him carefully again. Back with an interesting concept in Radio, the soundtrack sees the music director at his best.

The romantic duo of Shreya Ghoshal and Himesh Reshammiya, which started with the title song of Aashiq Banaya Aapne and `Tere Mera Milna` in Aap Kaa Surroor is back with a series of lovely ballads. ‘Koi Na Koi Chahe’ is another beautiful and soothing number, filled with melody.


    .... And the No.1 Recommended Song of this Week is:
# 1
 Jao Na  Singers: Sohail Sen, Tarannum Mallik  Best time to listen: Morning
 Film: What`s Your Raashee?  PB Music Rating: 8.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 listeners): 5.17
 Music: Sohail Sen  Lyrics: Javed Akhtar  Audio On: Sony Music
Sohail Sen defies all odds and produces a fresh soundtrack, in synch with the theme of the movie. Comparisons do not need to be made, as each music director has a different background and approaches composing in another angle. Nevertheless, the young music director composes fresh and youthful songs, where everyone can connect so easily.

‘Jao Na’ relies heavily on the guitar riffs which are played amazingly in the background and the melodious interludes. And Sohail Sen, as the singer, is brilliant. The orchestration is near perfect, with an increasing emphasis on the crisp guitar, while he renders the high notes! No need to mention how he blends the piano into the song. Highly recommended!


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