Top hindi soundtracks of the past decade

I have been wanting to create this list for some time now. Listen anytime, anywhere albums which are contemporary yet evergreen and with no duds, meaning all (well most) songs in the OST are worth a listen with some obvious megahits.
 
 Who are the winners you ask? The usual suspects — Rahman and SEL, clearly our best musicians of the decade along with new recruits Amit Trivedi and Shilpa Roa. Aamir and Farhan Akhtar dominate in terms of star power.
 
 So without further adieu, here’s the list: (in descending order of release date)

Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011)
 
 Music director: Shankar Ehsaan Loy
 Best song: Khaabon Ke Parinday
 Dark horse: Background score
 Listen online: Google music, grooveshark, gaana.com
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Udaan (2010)
 
 Music director: Amit Trivedi
 Best song: Aazaadiyan
 Dark horse: Naav hai teri
 Listen online: Google music, grooveshark, gaana.com
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Wake Up Sid (2009)

Music director: Shankar Ehsaan Loy, Amit Trivedi

Dark horse: Ikatara (male version)

Rock On!! (2009)

Music director: Shankar Ehsaan Loy

Best song: Tum ho to

Dark horse: Phir Dekhiye

Listen online: Google music, grooveshark

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Delhi 6 (2009)

Music director: A.R. Rahman

Best song: Arziyaan

Dark horse: Dil Gira Dafatan

Listen online: Google music, grooveshark, gaana.com

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Life In A…Metro (2007)

Music director: Pritam Chakraborty

Best song: O Meri jaan

Dark horse: Baatein Kuch Ankahee Si

Listen online: Google music, grooveshark
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Dev D (2007)

Music director: Amit Trivedi

Best song: Duniya Ye Duniya Badi Gol

Dark horse: Dhol Yaara Dhol

Listen online: Google music, grooveshark, gaana.com
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Rang De Basanti (2007)

Music director: A.R. Rahman

Best song: Luka Chuppi

Dark horse: Khoon Chala

Listen online: Google music, grooveshark, gaana.com
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Taare Zameen Par (2007)

Music director: Shankar Ehsaan Loy

Best song: Taare Zameen Par

Dark horse: Maa

Listen online: Google music, grooveshark, gaana.com
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Lakshya (2004)

Music director: Shankar Ehsaan Loy

Best song: Lakshya

Dark horse: Kitni Baatein

Listen online: Google music, grooveshark
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Swades (2004)

Music director: A.R. Rahman

Best song: Yes Jo Des Hai Tera

Dark horse: Saawariya Saawariya

Listen online: Google music, grooveshark, gaana.com
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Dil Chahta Hai (2001)

Music director: Shankar Ehsaan Loy

Best song: Dil Chahta Hai

Dark horse: Akash’s Love Theme

Listen online: Google music, grooveshark, gaana.com

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Lagaan (2001)

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Roja (1992)

(This one’s purely for old time sake, 20 years…still good enough to make the cut!)

Music director: A.R. Rahman

Best song: Yeh Haseen Vaadiyan

Dark horse: Bharat Humko Jaan Se Pyara Hai

Listen online: Google music, grooveshark
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Notable mentions: 3 Idiots, Chak De India, Anjaana Anjaani, Jab we met, Omkara, Jodha Akbar, Kal Ho Naa Ho, Jaane tu na jaane na, Delhi Belly, The Legend of Bhagat Singh, Saathiya, Kaminey, Namastey London


Originally published at www.vaneetaggarwal.com on October 16, 2011.

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