Note: These are just my picks according to my taste in music. REMEMBER! Opinions differ!!
#20. Yuvan Shankar Raja - Oru Poramboku
Singers - Simbu, Yuvan Shankar Raja | Album-Kedi Billa Killadi Ranga
“Oru Poramboku” sung by the hit combo Yuvan-STR, patronize alcohol drinkers and its outcome the way you expect. It’s a fun filled song with top notch performance from Yuvan & STR.
#19. Devi Sri Prasad - Singam Dance
Singers - Devi Sri Prasad, Baba Sehgal, Sharmila | Album-Singam II
Got some trademark DSP music and groove with Baba Sehgal crooning it in a quite catchy way. This song in its way an enjoyable party song.
#18. D.Imman - Oodha Color Ribbon
Singer - Hariharasudan | Album - Varuthapadatha Valibar Sangam
A hit number from the album, entertaining to listen with enjoyable lyrics and beats.
#17. Yuvan Shankar Raja - Aanandha Yaazhai
Singer-Sriram Parthasarathy | Album - Thanga Meenkal
A pleasant song and impressive work from Yuvan, ear soothing to listen.
#16. G.V.Prakash Kumar - Avatha Paiya
Singers - Yasin, Vandhana Srinivasan | Album - Paradesi
G.V. Prakash Kumar has brought some amusing vibe to this song with Vandhana giving a vernacular performance. The flute note through the song really moved me.
#15. Yuvan Shankar Raja - Mella Sirithal
Singer - Yuvan Shankar Raja | Album - Aadhalal Kadhal Seiveer
Digital music, vocal effects and Yuvan's solo crooning with mesmerising chorus makes this song a beautiful one to listen.
#14. D.Imman - Othakada Machan
Singers - Sooraj Santhosh, Hariharasudan | Album-Pandiya Naadu
A lively performance from Sooraj & Hariharasudan with percussions and usual sounds of Imman makes this an ear friendly to listen.
#13. Siddhart Vipin - En Veetula
Singer - Gaana Bala | Album - Idharkuthane Aasaipattai Balakumara
A catchy Gaana song with some funny lyrics will leave you singing nursery rhymes in the end. You'll get addicted to this song if you watch its Music video.
#12. Yuvan Shankar Raja - En Fuse Pochu
Singers - Karthik, Ramya NSK | Album - Arrambam
A smooth composition with youthful lyrics presented by Yuvan in an enthusiastic way.
#11. Yuvan Shankar Raja - Azhago Azhagu
Singer - Naresh Iyer | Album - Samar
This is a typical Yuvan track which would remind you many of his earlier works. The much impressive music sways the track for a perfect love tune.
#10. G.V. Prakash Kumar - Yaro Ivan
Singers-G.V.Prakash Kumar, Saindhavi | Album: Udhayam NH4
G.V.Prakash Kumar once again gives out a beautiful melody number. This has Saindhavi and GV himself on the vocals and this duo has impressed with their emotions.
#9. Santhosh Narayanan - Kassu Panam
Singer - Gaana Bala | Album - Soodhu Kavvum
Santhosh Narayanan of Pizza fame has given some electronic and bouncy tunes. Sung by the latest sensation “Gaana” Bala and Anthony this is highly enjoyable hilarious song.
#8. G.V.Prakash Kumar - Yaar Indha Saalai Oram
Singers - G.V.Prakash Kumar, Saindhavi | Album - Thalaivaa
Another magical song from the real life couple GV and Saindhavi. In their vocal chemistry they have given another sparkling melody song
#7. G.V.Prakash Kumar - Chillena
Singers - Clinton Cerejo, Alphonse, Alka | Album - Raja Rani
A good blend of rock and folk with a Malayalam feel and touch in it. The nadhaswaram counterpart will leave you mesmerised.
#6. Rajesh Murugesan - Kadhal Ennule
Singer - Ranjith Govind | Album - Neram
Why I picked up this track instead of the Hit Number “Pistah”? You would know, ‘cause you would have listened to it already. Such an ear soothing melody number, beautifully crooned by Ranjith Govind. It would be my pick over “Pistah”
#5. Shankar-Eshaan-Loy - Unnai Kanatha
Singers - Shankar Mahadevan, Kamal Hassan | Album - Vishwaroopam
This songs starts with some Classical Carnatic music and Kamal Hassan reciting some divine lyrics. Shankar Mahadevan then carries out his riff incomparable singing and makes it such a pure one to listen.
#5. Anirudh Ravichander - Boomi Enna Suthudhey
Singer - Anirudh Ravichander | Album - Ethir Neechal
This song begins with some simple soft guitar notes and then moves on to some bouncy techno beats and bass instruments. Anirudh Surprises with his vocals matching the mood of the song and Dhanush’s lyrics.
#4. Harris Jayaraj-Vaan Engum Nee Minna
Singers- Aalap Raju, Harini, Devan, Praveen | Album - Endrendrum Punnagai
A peppy track from Harris Jayaraj, sweet to listen and impressive vocal performances makes it a catchy one.
#4. Harris Jayaraj - Mannavane En Mannavane
Singers - Gopal Rao, Shakthisree Gopalan | Album - Irandaam Ulagam
Probably the best song from the entire album, the strings, folky tunes, and Shakthisree and Gopal’s renderation makes this a master class song.
#3. Anirudh Ravichander - Osaka Osaka
Singers - Anirudh Ravichander, Pragathi Guruprasad | Album - Vanakkam Chennai
Percussions, flute solo, violin work and folk beats with melodic feel make this song a beautiful one to listen, Anirudh’s mesmerising vocals and Pragathi who joins later in this song makes it simple and amazing one.
#2. A.R. Rahman - Nenjukkule
Singers - Shakthisree Gopalan, A.R.Rahman | Album - Kadal
This song topped the charts even before the release of the entire album when A.R.Rahman and Shakthisree performed it in MTV Unplugged. The movie version with extra beats, flute tunes and A.R.Rahman's humming bit made it more pleasant to listen. Shakthisree has rendered her voice for a soulful song composed by Rahman.
#1. A.R. Rahman - Nenje Yezhu
Singer - A.R.Rahman | Album - Mariyaan
Nenje Yezhu is the hit single from the movie Maryan. The song is all about the struggle, love, passion and victory in the end backed up by strong performance by A.R.Rahman in vocals and music.
Not only has this song the whole album got some beautiful songs composed by A.R.Rahman in a mesmerising way. This album truly deserves #1 spot, and no wonder that this is my major pick, so will be yours too.
Like it? Hate it? You all know these are only my personal picks and might differ from your list and taste to music. This may not be the perfect list but sure it’s a genuine one.
-By Nirmalraj aka AK | Just for Movie Freaks