Rewind 2016: Bollywood soundtracks that rocked!

Updated: 02 January, 2017 09:37 IST | Soumya Vajpayee Tiwari |

From soulful 'Pashmina' and 'Tu Safar Mera' to the peppy chartbusters 'Baby Ko Bass Pasand Hai' and 'Kar Gayi Chull', here are the the top Bollywood film songs of 2016


'Fitoor': The soundtrack was all about Amit Trivedi's brilliance — soulful tracks with unforgettable hooks and brilliant orchestration.
Faves: 'Pashmina', 'Yeh Fitoor Mera', 'Tere Liye'

Ae Dil Hai Mushkil
'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil'

'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil': Composer Pritam, lyricist Amitabh Bhattachrya and the team of singers delivered some of the most memorable songs this year.
Faves: 'Tu Safar Mera', 'Bulleya', 'Channa Mereya'


'Sultan': Nine-track album composed by Vishal-Shekhar and penned by Irshad Kamil packed a punch.
Faves: 'Baby Ko Bass Pasand Hai', 'Jag Ghoomeya', 'Bulleya'

Udta Punjab
'Udta Punjab'

'Udta Punjab': Among the boldest soundtracks this year with trippy beats, sporadic hooks and melodious choruses. It was Trivedi, once again.
Faves: 'Chitta Ve', 'Ikk Kudi', 'Da Da Dasse'

Baar Baar Dekho
'Baar Baar Dekho'

'Baar Baar Dekho': The tracks showcased distinct personalities of different composers. From party songs and wedding tracks to heartbreak fixes, the album has it all.
Faves: 'Kala Chashma', 'Nachde Ne Saare', 'Teri Khair Mangdi'

'Dear Zindagi': Breezy music by Trivedi and soothing lyrics by Kausar Munir was all that one needed as an instant mood lifter.
Faves: 'Love You Zindagi', 'Just Go To Hell Dil', 'Tu Hi Hai'

'Kapoor & Sons': From hummable, soft numbers to brilliant catchy tracks, the film had a diverse range of songs. With multiple composers, every track was different from the other.
Faves: 'Kar Gayi Chull', 'Buddhu Sa Mann', 'Let's Nacho'

'Dishoom': The soundtrack by Pritam was action-packed. It had striking sounds to please the crowds.
Faves: 'Sau Tarah Ke', 'Toh Dishoom', 'Jaaneman Aah'

'Dangal': Songs of this sports drama are currently topping music charts. Pritam and lyricist Amitabh Bhattacharya spent time at Aamir Khan's Panchgani bungalow to work on the soundtrack, and the hard work seems to have paid off.
Faves: 'Haanikaarak Bapu', 'Dhaakad', 'Gilehriyaan'

'Airlift': All the songs in the film have a fresh vibe, courtesy young composer Amaal Mallik. It had soft, romantic ballads, an upbeat number with western and Arabic influence and a Punjabi track, making it a mix of everything.
Faves: 'Soch Na Sake', 'Dil Cheez Tujhe Dedi', 'Tu Bhoola Jise'

First Published: 30 December, 2016 08:26 IST

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