Latest trends in Hindi music

Indian movie fans have always given their judgment on a movie based on the songs and not on the

Star cast or the story line. You may have noticed movies with a poor story line, and star cast becoming hits because of their songs. Music has a lot of power, especially in India with many youngsters who love to hum of these songs day and night.


Music composers and lyrists like R.D.Burman and Gulzar sahib have captivated audiences with their work till today. The music composers like Anu Malik, Anand, Milind, and others have been creating melodious numbers. Who can forget the 2008 blockbuster movie, Slumdog Millionaire? Even though this movie was a British production, it had some amazing Indian musical scores, which ultimately lead it to be a super hit worldwide.


Some of the new movie songs from India would be from films like Tees Maar Khan, Dabangg, Aisha, and Khatta Meetha. Hit songs for the year 2010 would include Tere Liye (Prince), Udi Tere Aankhoin Se (Guzaarish), Jab Mila Tu (I hate Luv Storys), Dhanno Aapka Kya Hoga (Housefull) and Uff Teri Adaa (Karthik Calling Karthik).


The film Dabangg also is noted for its amazing songs and caused the film to be a huge success in India. One of its songs ‘Muni badnam huyi tere liye’ was a super hit among the masses. That is the power of Indian music. Happy listening!


Pritam is another famous composer who has traveled a long way since his days of struggle. His hit list include, Dhoom, Bhool Bhulaiya, Pyar ke Side Effects, Welcome, Singh is Kinng to name a few. Songs like ‘Dhoom macha le, Teri Aankhein bhool bhulaiya, uncha lamba kad, singh is king, jaane kya chahe mann baawra etc ruled the music chart in last one and two years. Apart from them other emerging music composers are, Monty sharma, Sukhvindar singh etc.

Increasing number of music reality shows has given rise to many new talents.  Most of these talents belong to sub urban and rural areas. New talents are emerging every day in all aspects of entertainment.


Even in singing arena, several singers have created great impact amongst music lovers. Alisha chinai was one of the most famous pop singers in early 90s. After a prolonged hibernation, she made a strong comeback with “Ajnabi haan ajnabi” and thereafter stupendous hit song “Kajra re”. K K is another popular singer for songs like, “zindagi ne”, “Hai tujhe bhi ijazat” etc. Kailash Kher is another hugely liked singer his sufiana soul stirring songs like, “Babam bam ba bam”, Teri Deewani, Saiyyan, Tere Naina, Chak De etc. Music of current era is not only entertaining, but also very catchy and trendy. Youths of today find the reflections of their hearts, minds and thoughts in modern songs. 

The latest trend in Indian music world is merger of Sufism with Western beats and also folk with pop. One close look at most popular songs of today, one can find this contemporary trend which has managed to mesmerize music lovers all across India. This trend also involves heavy usage of digital technologies. Using these technologies has literally revolutionized Indian music scenario. The line between melodious, sweet and bitter is fast disappearing. Today, lyrics and music are equally important in the creation of a song. Different genres of music have different preferences. Sufiana songs have meaningful lyrics whereas indi-pop relies more on fast beats and musical effects.  


Recent popular Sufi songs are; Teri Yaad, Teri Deewani, Jhoomo Re, O Re Piya, Bulla di jana main kaun etc. other contemporary hits have mostly come from Himesh Reshammiya, Vishal- Shekhar and Shankar- Ehsaan- Loy. Himesh Reshamiya has enjoyed great run of popularity with his nasal twang and melodious musical compositions. His hit list includes Aap ka Suroor, Namaste London, Apne, Red, Fool n Final, Good Boy Bad Boy, Shaka Laka Boom Boom, Aksar, Tom Dick and Harry etc. the troika of Shankar- Ehsaan- Loy has churned out one hit after another. Post dil chahta hai era, they have gives Kal Ho Na Ho, Jhoom Barabar Jhoom, Don, Taare Zameen Pe to name a few. They have already been termed youth icon. Post famous ‘Allah ke Bande’, Vishal- Shekhar never looked back with their recent big hit Om Shanti Om breaking many records in the way.