Back in 2010, I absolutely fell in love with Rahat Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan's soulful song Dil To Bachcha Hai Ji from Ishqiya. I didn't expect to find anything remotely close to that magical number in a Bollywood or Hindi film in 2011. That proved to be the case but there were quite a few songs that caught my attention in 2011. Here are some of my favourites:
Saibo from Shor in the City
This was the closest song in 2011 that managed to evoke similar sentiments as Dil To Bachcha Hai Ji.
Ik Junoon -- Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
A fun light number that evokes memories of a warm relaxing holiday.
Sadi Gali -- Tanu Weds Manu
An infectious song that caught hold of me from the moment I heard it and wouldn't let go. I even tried to organize a flash mob dance to this song at my cousin's wedding. The flash mob experiment didn't come off as planned but everyone danced their heart out. With a song like this, it makes moving quite easy.
Chammak Challo -- Ra. One
There are no remarkable lyrics in this song but Akon's unique voice manages to make this a mesmerizing number.
Sadda Haq -- Rockstar
O Senorita -- Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
Haal E Dil -- Murder 2