From Mohit Chauhan’s soulful melodies to Mika Singh’s tadkedaar party numbers and Himmesh Reshammiya’s urbane tracks, 2012 was the perfect year of the mix and match – high on romance and party.
Looking back at the year gone by, we recognize the best male voices that shot these songs to the ultimate crescendo.
Mika Singh for Chinta Ta (Rowdy Rathore)
A hippy desi masala track could only be brought into the spotlight by the voice that rocks the party charts nationwide. Yes, Mika Singh who has dominated the rooster for years now mesmerized us with an amazingly versed Chinta Ta, blended in typical Dosa-idli style.
Ayushmann Khurrana for Pani Da Rang (Vicky Donor)
A teenage composition took the shape of a soulful rendition when director Shoojit Sircar let open the treasure trove that Ayushmann Khurrana chests within. And Pani Da Rang became a phenomenon since the inception, much due to the lovely romantic connect attached with the song.
Mohit Chauhan for Ala Barfi! (Barfi!)
A movie that characterized the strength of silence and emotions through expressions, the leading man in the field today, Mohit Chauhan did full justice to the song that paved the pathway for the film’s main character. What Mohit did to Ala Barfi!, no one possibly could have done that.
Sonu Nigam for Abhi Mujh Mein Kahi (Agneepath)
With Abhi Mujh Mein Kahi from Agneepath, Sonu Nigam re-proved his mettle and rose like a phoenix and soared high up in the sky! The song was a tearjerker, bringing in the perfect use of our lachrymal glands.
Arijit Singh for Raabta (Agent Vinod)
A reality show contestant some few years back, assistant to Pritam and an extremely versatile singer, Arijit Singh set the nation swaying to his tunes with the romantic ballet Raabta.
Vishal Dadlani for Jee Le Zara (Talaash)
Ram Sampath created magic with his music genes as she spelled beauty with the Talaash numbers. And Vishal, the rock-star resorted to a nice, lovely, yet agonizing number. Jee Le Zara ranked high on creativity and emotional values.
Mohit Chauhan for Saans (Jab Tak Hai Jaan)
An album that had a masterpiece written on it with A. R. Rahman, Gulzar and Yash Chopra teaming up together for the first and unfortunately the last time, the Saans number from Jab Tak Hai Jaan raised the barometric level with a sparkling chemistry between the lead vocalists Mohit and Shreya.
Himmesh Reshammiya for Hookah Bar (Khiladi 786)
You love him, you hate him but you simply can’t ignore him, and after all the melodious renditions he came up with the party anthem of the year. Himmesh Reshammiya set the balls rolling with his Hookah Bar.
Rahat Fateh Ali Khan for Dagabaaz Re (Dabangg 2)
Rahat Fateh Ali Khan encompassed his level of supremacy with the ultimate romantic saga of all, Dagabaaz Re from the Dabangg 2 album. Innocently cute and cutely adorable, this song was more than an auditory treat to the ears!