2018 in Music: Top 25 Songs in Hindi

2018 was Amit Trivedi's year, and of course Tanishk Bagchi's too, whose prolific track record with remixes is fast approaching its saturation point. At what point does 'Oh god, one more remix!' become 'Oh god, no more remix!'?


Naina Da Kya Kasoor, Hallaa, Achche Din - Amit Trivedi unleashes his creative juice in full flow, and the result is by turns catchy and spectacular.

Bol Ke Lab Azaad Hain - Sneha Khanwalkar's hypnotic prayer-like melody sung effortlessly by Rashid Khan and Vidya Shah.

Tum, Aahista, Sarphiri - Goosebump-inducing melodies from the zitar maestro Niladri Kumar.

Dhadak - The orchestral grandeur that seeps through Ajay-Atul's compositions is unmatched and indubitably the best thing about this song.

Chota Sa Fasana - Anurag Saikia ropes in a fantastic-sounding Arijit Singh for a twinkling breezy melody.

Saansein - Another song from Karwaan, because why not? And Prateek Kuhad does a stellar job crafting and singing the dreamy composition.

Ishq Di Baajiyaan, Raazi - Voiced by Diljit Dosanjh and Arijit Singh, the folky melodies are right up in Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy's alley, and the music trio knock it out of the park in their trademark style.

Mujhe Chaand Pe Le Chalo - Nikhita Gandhi oozes retro charm by the bucketloads in this ethereal melody set to tune by A. R. Rahman.

Tumse Hi - Lovely as it is heart-touching, this gentle hymnal melody by Mangesh Dhakde is as much a showcase for Javed Ali's splendid vocals.

Theher Ja - Abhishek Arora's ambient score and Armaan Malik's singing, what's there not to like?

Bas Tu Hai, Azaadiyaan - Clinton Cerejo. Clinton Cerejo. Clinton Cerejo.

Meri Khamoshi Hai - Anupam Roy's mesmerising esraj-led piece gets its pitch-perfect accompaniment in singer Ishan Mitra.

Challa Chaap Chunariya - Sandesh Shandilya treads the Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy folk territory, and wows and how!

Bohot Dukha Mann - Rachita Arora's astounding puriya dhanashree raga-based composition is a stunner all the way, at once haunting and sensuous, and beautifully rendered by Arora and Dev Arijit.

Nainowale Ne - A gorgeous sitar-backed melody from Sanjay Leela Bhansali, and Neeti Mohan's singing makes it all the more captivating.

Ajnabi - Mohan Kannan's vocals fit oh-so-well with Ajay Govind and Nitin Krishna Menon's ghazal-like tune.

Rain - Joi Barua captures a downpour of emotions in this sublime jazzy melody.

Mujhme - Samuel Shetty and Akanksha Nandrekar rope in Shilpa Rao for a heady rock number and she totally kills it.

Akh Lad Jaave - In a year overrun with Tanishk Bagchi's remixes, the man turns in a sexy slow burn of a dance-floor number, with Badshah, Asees Kaur And Jubin Nautiyal for company.

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