2014 Rewind: Bollywood musicians pick their favourite songs of the year

Dec 29, 2014, 15:00 IST | The Hitlist Team

As 2014 comes to an end, a few Bollywood musicians share their favourite tracks of the year other than their own

Bang bang

Shilpa Rao
On her playlist: 'Patakha Guddi' ('Highway')
Music: AR Rahman
Lyrics: Irshad Kamil
Singers: Sultana and Jyoti Nooran
Right note: "Irshad (Kamil) ji's lyrics was very inspiring and the song saw (AR) Rahman saab at his best. It is a delight to listen to, no less."

Patakha Guddi
'Patakha Guddi'

Shilpa Rao

The common factor
On their playlist: 'Samjhawan' ('Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania')
Music: Sharib-Toshi
Lyrics: Ahmed Anees and Kumaar
Singers: Arijit Singh and Shreya Ghoshal


Arko Pravo Mukherjee

Arko Pravo Mukherjee     
Right note: "It's a simple, well-written melody that immediately struck a chord with the audience."

Kavita Seth

Kavita Seth     
Right note: "The sheer simplicity of the song was what won over music lovers. It was also well presented on the screen."

Ankit Tiwari

Bang Bang

Ankit Tiwari      
On his playlist: 'Meherbaan' ('Bang Bang')
Music: Vishal-Shekhar
Lyrics: Anvita Dutt
Singers: Ash King, Shilpa Rao and Shekhar
Right note: "I fell in love with the song as soon as I heard it. It was not only the melody that touched me and but its presentation too."


Mast Magan
'Mast Magan'

Aadesh Shrivastav
Song: 'Mast Magan' ('2 States')
Music: Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy
Lyrics: Amitabh Bhattacharya
Singers: Arijit Singh and Chinmayi
Right note: "It is a soothing track with soulful lyrics. It is very well sung too. Overall, a beautiful composition."

Rahul Pandey

Mileya Mileya
'Mileya Mileya'

Rahul Pandey     
On his playlist: 'Mileya Mileya' ('Happy Ending')
Music: Sachin-Jigar
Lyrics: Priya Saraiya
Singers: Rekha Bhardwaj, Jigar Saraiya and Priya Andrews
Right note: "The track perfectly blends soulful melody with a contemporary touch."

Himesh Reshamiya


Himesh Reshamiya     
On his playlist: 'Ranjha' ('Queen')
Music and singer: Rupesh Kumar Ram
Lyrics: Anvita Dutt Guptan
Right note: "This number is high on emotion which is why I like to hear it often."

Rahul Vaidya

Manali Trance
'Manali Trance'

Rahul Vaidya  
On his playlist: 'Manali Trance' ('The Shaukeens')
Music: Yo Yo Honey Singh
Lyrics: Sahil Kaushal
Singers: Yo Yo Honey Singh and Neha Kakkar
Right note: "I like this party song because of the way it has been written and the powerful rendition by Yo Yo Honey Singh."

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