Notes from 2012’s gaana diary
indiatimes.com – TNN | Jan 1, 2013, 12.00 AM IST

For the music maniacs, here’s gaana.com’s list of all the music – hit songs, albums and singers – that played on loop on our playlists in the year gone by:

Shreya Ghoshal
She was the most popular female vocalist on gaana. She topped the list in Bollywood and is on No 5 in Tamil.

Justin Bieber
Bieber dominated the top global music listened to in India. He beat all other international artists hands down.

Highlights of 2012
Ayushmann Khurrana’s Pani Da Rang was the top-played song and the favourite song in 2012, with 3.57 million listens.

Cocktail was the top album of the year, with 6.4 million listens.

Dhanush (with Kolaveri Di) dominated Tamil music.

Rajesh Khanna’s music was the most popular among celebs who passed away in 2012, but Remembering Jagjit Singh was the most popular playlist.

Deepika Padukone, Shreya Ghoshal

Top 5 genres in 2012
Bollywood
: Filmi songs clocked nearly as many streams as all other genres put together.
English Pop : Given the number of Bieber and Akon hits, this was expected.
Tamil : Tamil came in third, and why not, Dhanush’s Kolaveri Di was a sensation.
Indipop : If you thought pop was dead, it was a hot favourite in 2012.
Devotional : Shivratri and Navratri specials were in the top 10 playlists. OMG!

Top 5 songs in 2012
Pani Da Rang : Vicky Donor 3.57 million listens
Tum Hi Ho Bandhu: Cocktail
Daaru Desi: Cocktail
Chinta Ta Ta Chita Chita: Rowdy Rathore
Why This Kolaveri Di?: 3

Top 5 albums in 2012
Cocktail 6.4 million listens
Rockstar
Vicky Donor
Barfi
Student Of The Year

Top 5 love songs in 2012
Paani Da Rang: Vicky Donor
Pareshaan: Ishaqzaade
Deewana Kar Raha Hai: Raaz 3
Tu Hi Mera: Jannat
Main Kya Karoon: Barfi!

Top 5 English singers
Justin Bieber
Enrique Iglesias
Rihanna
Pitbull
Akon

Top 5 Tamil singers
Dhanush
Karthik
Aalaap Raju
Naresh Iyer
Shreya Ghoshal

Popular playlists
Remembering Jagjit Singh
Best of Shaan
Best of Kavita Krishnamurthy Subramaniam
Shivratri Special
Best of SRK