Welcome back to our series of best songs of a musical artist in his career. we’ve been longpursuing the best of the lot among the Indian musical industry and listing them along with their best creations. Adhering to the new segment, we’ve taken up a keen view on the career of Shankar Mahadevan for today. We’ll be presenting the ‘top 10 Songs of Shankar Mahadevan’ down on the blog.
Shankar Mahadevan is a widely famed name among the Indian musical industry. He has been part of the new change of face in the musical stream and has coasted along with great numbers. Normally faced off as a team of Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, he along with his mates has provided multiple hit songs and music till date.
He has been awarded the National for a whopping 4 times, three as the Best Male Playback Singer and once as the Best Music Director. He is also the founder of Shankar Mahadevan Academy, the one that teaches music as online lessons to students all over the globe.
Well, it’s time we go ahead with the list, then! Shall we?
10) Bunty Aur Bubbly (Bunty Aur Bubbly)
The theme song of the movie Bunty Aur Bubbly, this one was sung by Shankar Mahadevan, Blaaze, and Loy Mendonsa. The music was composed by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, while the lyrics were penned down by Blaaze. The soundtrack of the movie featured six tracks which were all composed by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy. The song had wide acclaim adhering to the infused beat used in the song. The song went on to hit the charts as the foremost songs.
9) Tere Naina (Chandni Chowk to China)
Part of the movie Chandni Chowk to China, this one was sung by Shankar Mahadevan and Shreya Ghosal. The song was composed by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy. The movie had a wide arrayed collection of songs featuring music by multiple artists and composers.
8) Dil Dhadakne Do (Zindagi Na Milegi Doobara)
One of the main theme songs of the movie Zindagi Na Milegi Doobara, this one was co-sung by Shankar Mahadevan, Suraj Jagan, and Joi Barua. The song and the whole soundtrack album was composed by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy. This particular song has a zingy beat and provides punchy beat-line to groove with.
7) India Waale (Happy New Year)
One of the major premier songs of the movie Happy New Year, this one is sung in co-operation by Vishal Dadlani, Shankar Mahadevan, K.K and Neeti Mohan. The song was composed by Vishal-Shekar while the lyrics were penned down by Irshad Kamil. The song had a dance beat with catchy track and added the charm to the movie.
6) Noor-E-Khuda (My Name is Khan)
My Name is Khan was another great composition of thesoundtrack by the acclaimed group Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy. The movie featured six tracks with each acclaiming wide praise. This specific song featured in our list is co-sung by Adnan Sami, Shankar Mahadevan, and Shreya Ghosal. The song was penned down by Niranjan Iyengar and was composed by the aforementioned group Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy.
5)Wake Up Sid! – (Wake Up Sid)
The theme song of the coming-of-age movie Wake Up Sid, this one has an urban and bubbly tone to it. The song is sung by Shankar Mahadevan and is composed by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy. The lyrics of the song were penned down by Javed Akhtar. The song turned out to be the perfect for the narrative of the movie and was loved by the youths and masses alike.
4) Uff Teri Adaa (Karthik Calling Karthik)
A movie featuring Farhan Akhtar and Deepika Padukone, this one had many songs that hit the chartbusters. The one we’d grooved up in our list is Uff Teri Adaa, the one that created waves in the Indian music and topped the charts for many months. The song was sung by Shankar Mahadevan and Alyssa Mendonsa. The song was composed by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy and was written by Javed Akhtar.
3) Mitwa (Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna)
The power-packed vocal performance of Shankar Mahadevan in this song is all to see. The song is part of the super hit movie, Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna. The featured song in our list was co-sung by Shafqat Amanat Ali, Caralisa Monterio, and Shankar Mahadevan. The song was composed by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy and the songs were penned down by the great lyricist Javed Akhtar. Mitwa was praised for its evocative Sufi rock ballad and had a different genre to the rest of the songs Bollywood had witnessed till date.
Although, not a part of the Bollywood movie, this one is from an album titled Breathless. But we couldn’t resist dipping our hands on this one. This one features 8 tracks in the album and we’d be talking about the famed ‘Breathless’ song that made Shankar Mahadevan a household name. The lyrics were penned down by Javed Akhtar. This particular song was famed for its steady stream of song that goes without a break, stanza, verse or even pausing for a breath.
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1)Maa (Taare Zameen Par)
The eccentric song from the movie Taare Zameen Par takes the top spot on our list. The song is part of the delicate and whimsical creations made for the movie. The music for the movie was given by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy and was written by Prasoon Joshi. The song was sung by Shankar Mahadevan. He even won more the ‘National Film Award for Best Male Playback Singer from the song.
Shankar Mahadevan is truly a majestic personality to have graced the Bollywood realm and we hope long may it continue. Certainly can’t get enough of it, can you?