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Top 10 Songs of the Week - 9 Nov 2009
  Pritam does not want to leave the chart!
  - 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
 

No major changes in the chart, except that Pritam continues his dominance! The music composer is on a roll! After a series of releases this year, with each one of them having at least one hit song, his music is finding a wider market. Tum Mile and Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani have found appreciation among classes and masses. But wait, it`s not over!

One of his biggest releases from the stable of Venus (which is waiting for this one big hit for years now) is also out. De Dana Dan is a decent soundtrack, with music from Pritam, RDB and Ad Boys. They all shine in their respective songs!

# 10
 Parde Wali Baat  Singers: Alisha Chinoy  Best time to listen: Anytime
 Film: Marega Salaa
In the absence of tough competition, this Daboo Malik`s composed number finds its place in the chart mainly because of the wonderful `antra`, sensuously sung by Alisha Chinoy.


# 9
 De Dana Dan  Singers: Ad Boys  Best time to listen: Anytime
 Film: De Dana Dan
 Music: Pritam Chakraborty, RDB  Lyrics: Irshad Kamil, Sameer, Ashiesh Pandit, RDB, Sayeed Qadri  Audio On: Venus Records and Tapes
If buddies like Shankar-Eshaan-Loy and Vishal-Shekhar were not around, Pritam may have bagged all the recent assignments. Still, many producers prefer him over the mentioned music directors. His experience in sound design and his ability to churn out chart-busters has made him indispensable in Bollywood.

He now extends his collaboration with Venus Films. Surprisingly, the title song is composed and rendered by Ad Boys and yes, they make an impression!


# 8
 Tum Mere Ho  Singers: Kunal Ganjawala, Sunidhi Chauhan  Best time to listen: Anytime
 Film: Aao Wish Karein
A wonderful and light song, which has a very pop feel to it. In fact, Aao Wish Karen is an interesting soundtrack with peppy songs. Check it out!

# 7
 Daata Sun Le (Contemporary Remix)  Singers: Lata Mangeshkar  Best time to listen: Late night
 Film: Jail  PB Music Rating: 6.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 listeners): 5.17
 Music: Shamir Tandon, Sharib Shabri, Toshi Shabri  Lyrics: Sharib Toshi, Sandeep Nath, Ajay Kumar Garg, Turaz  Audio On: T-Series
Lata Mangeshkar in the charts is becoming less and less common these days, but she does not need to prove anything anymore to anyone. This Shamir Tandon`s composition simply demonstrates that the Nightingale of India, still can conquer hearts only by her voice, compared to the current situation where sounds and production values are taking precedence.

# 6
 You May Be  Singers: Vishal Dadlani, Shekhar Ravjiani  Best time to listen: Late night
 Film: Aladin  PB Music Rating: 4.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 listeners): 5.17
 Music: Vishal Dadlani, Shekhar Ravjiani  Lyrics: Vishal Dadlani, Anvita Dutt Guptan  Audio On: Eros Music
After the disastrous opening at the box office, it is sad that this nice composition from Vishal-Shekhar will soon be forgotten.

# 5
 Tu Hi Haqeeqat  Singers: Javed Ali, Irfan Ashraf, Shadab  Best time to listen: Anytime
 Film: Tum Mile  PB Music Rating: 8.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 listeners): 5.17
 Music: Pritam  Lyrics: Sayeed Quadri, Kumaar  Audio On: Sony
Tum Mile has been in the charts since its release and this certainly shows that Pritam also creates songs, which have a longevity. Javed Ali has been given more songs this year by various composers and is proving that the selection is paying big dividends.

# 4
 Shukran Allah  Singers: Sonu Nigam, Shreya Ghoshal, Salim Merchant  Best time to listen: Anytime
 Film: Kurbaan  PB Music Rating: 7.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 listeners): 5.17
 Music: Salim-Sulaiman  Lyrics: Niranjan Iyengar, Irfan Siddiqui  Audio On: Sony Music
Kurbaan contains songs very much different to the usual Bollywood songs. This track brings together Sonu Nigam and Shreya Ghoshal again after Blue and is definitely worth a listen. The Merchant brothers are slowly blending technology and melody well, although some of the songs can be "over-programmed". The melody of the 90`s may not come back so soon, but a smaller dose is not bad either.

# 3
 Tera Hone Laga Hoon  Singers: Atif Aslam, Alisha Chinoy  Best time to listen: At night
 Film: Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani  PB Music Rating: 7.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 listeners): 5.17
 Music: Pritam  Lyrics: Irshad Kamil  Audio On: Tips Music
Pritam continues his successful association with Tips Films after a series of successful soundtracks over the years. With the good box office opening of the movie and the beautiful screen presence of the couple, this song has become increasingly popular.

# 2
 Mann Ka Radio  Singers: Himesh Reshammiya  Best time to listen: Anytime
 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
Why is `Mann Ka Radio` not number one? Well, the track is already a universal hit and has been greatly appreciated by Himesh Reshammiya fans. However, HImesh Bhai has not been able to capture that audience which is still not receptive to his music and style. This doesn`t matter much as his fans are larger in numbers that his critics! Go Himesh!

    .... And the No.1 Recommended Song of this Week is:
# 1
 Khanabadosh  Singers: Mohan  Best time to listen: Anytime
 Film: London Dreams  PB Music Rating: 8.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 listeners): 5.17
 Music: Shankar Ehsaan Loy  Lyrics: Prasoon Joshi  Audio On: T-Series
The movie may have received a mixed response as well as the soundtrack and certain people are claiming that a hit song is missing. But Bollywood can`t carry on with the same hit-formula all the time. Agreed that a hit song brings in the crowd, but not all soundtracks can be designed to be a hit. `Khanabadosh` is an interesting concept. Kudos to Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy for experimenting.

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