The selection of melodies this month features haunting sounds, upbeat tunes and original and refreshing voices. The songs crackle with energy and enthusiasm. If you listen to one song, you will want to buy the whole album.

Vidya Sridhar works at NASA and is a mom of two elementary school children. She lives and breathes all things filmi.

5.London Thumakda55

Movie: Queen; Music: Pritam; Lyrics: Amitabh Bhattacharya
Singers: Labh Janjua, Neha Kakkar, Sonu Kakkar

Sung with rustic flavor by Labh Janjua, I personally cannot get enough of this song or this movie. The picturisation of the song is unique and Kangana Ranaut’s simplicity is refreshing.

4.Vaada Vaada56

Movie: Kochadaiiyan; Music: A.R. Rahman; Lyrics: Irshad Kamil; Singers: Shashaa Tirupathi

The flute is mesmerising in this song and Shashaa’s voice is utterly beautiful. I found the male version sung by Karthik to be less potent than the female version. Try both you might have your own favorite.

3.Tu Sab Kuch Re57

Movie: Raanchi; Music: Ismail Darbar; Lyrics: Irshad Kamil;
Singers: Anweshaa and Ismail Darbar

Singer Anweshaa pairs up with Sonu Nigam, the master of romantic melodies, for this musical feast. The video takes the viewer through the intimate moments of the lead couple, Kartik Aryan and Mishti.

2.Offo58

Movie: 2 States; Music: Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy; Lyrics: Amitabh Bhattacharya; Singers: Aditi Singh Sharma & Amitabh Bhattacharya

Aditi’s voice has a spunky tone to it. The guitar riffs are innovative and this song has the ability to lift your spirits.  I think this melody will stay at the top of the charts for some time.

1.Tu Hi Hai Aashiqui59

Movie: Dishkiyaoon; Music: Palash Muchhal; Lyrics: Sanamjit Talwar; Singers: Arijit Singh & Palak Muchhal

It’s a slow, romantic number and is delivered beautifully by Arijit. The track is based on guitar arrangements and features the eye-candy duo Harman Baweja and Ayesha Khanna.

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