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Top 10 Songs of the Week - 15 Sep 2009
  Himesh Reshammiya faces opposition from Pritam, Sajid-Wajid and A.R Rahman!
  - 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
 

Radio is still popular and the songs have been appreciated. `Mann Ka Radio` is a craze!

The biggest release last week was Rahman`s Blue. The soundtrack has a song for everyone.

Other releases like Pritam`s All The Best and Sajid-Wajid`s Main Aurr Mrs. Khanna, also bring a distinct flavor in the charts.

Himesh Reshammiya`s Radio will face the real test this week as songs from new releases quickly invade the charts!

# 10
 Ji Jala  Singers: Sunidhi Chauhan  Best time to listen: Anytime
 Film: Pankh
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
 Kyon  Singers: Clinton Cerejo  Best time to listen: At night
 Film: All The Best  PB Music Rating: 7.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 listeners): 5.17
 Music: Pritam  Lyrics: Kumaar  Audio On: T-Series
Clinton Cerejo is slowly continuing his singing journey in Bollywood. Composed by Pritam, `Kyon` is a romantic song, wonderfully rendered, with a soft-rock sound in the background. It is one of the finest songs coming from the Pritam`s stable this year!

# 8
 Maula Unplugged  Singers: Anand Raj Anand  Best time to listen: At night
 Film: Baabarr
Another beautiful song from Anand Raj Anand going unnoticed because the movie bombed! `Maula` comes in two versions and both of them are amazingly melodious. Sung by the composer himself, the Unplugged Version extracts the fresh guitar sound.

# 7
 Chiggy Wiggy  Singers: Sonu Nigam, Kylie Minogue  Best time to listen: Anytime
 Film: Blue  PB Music Rating: 8.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 listeners): 5.17
 Music: A.R. Rahman  Lyrics: Abbas Tyrewala, Mayur Puri, Rajat Arora, Sukhwinder Singh, Raqueeb Alam  Audio On: T-Series
A.R Rahman composes for an action movie! The music follows the script and is very much similar to Daud`s music of 1997. The composer has kept his true style throughout the soundtrack. A must-buy for Rahman fans!

`Chiggy Wiggy` is a fun track with equal time for both singers to shine!


# 6
 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
Nadeem-Shravan has made claims that they will be Number One again! The help of arrangers have significantly contributed to this new sound. `Don`t Ever Leave Me` is the only vintage Nadeem-Shravan track.

‘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?


# 5
 Don t Say Alvida  Singers: Sonu Nigam,Shreya Ghoshal, Suzanne D Mello  Best time to listen: At night
 Film: Main Aurr Mrs. Khanna
Sajid-Wajid comes with a sweet 90`s melody in the beautiful voices of Sonu Nigam and Shreya Ghoshal. With the guitar, tabla and simple instruments in the background, the song is already a hit!

# 4
 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
Multiple composers in the movie have ensured some consistency in the music. Babbu Mann`s `Rab Na Kare` is another beautiful song from this soundtrack.

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 - The Mystery Continues, 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.


# 3
 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
The songs of the trio; Shankar-Eshaan-Loy are very trendy and form the base of the storyline. However, it is Amit Trivedi who has stolen the spotlight.

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!


# 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 402 listeners): 5.19
 Music: Himesh Reshammiya  Lyrics: Subrat Sinha  Audio On: T-Series
The music of Radio is being seen as the real come-back vehicle for Himesh Reshammiya. The clip of `Mann Ka Radio` has been well received too.

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
With the full promo of `Jao Na` already on air, the song is catching up in the charts.

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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