Notes from 2012’s gaana diary

Deepika Padukone, Shreya Ghoshal

Notes from 2012’s gaana diary
For the music maniacs, here’s’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.

Top 5 genres in 2012
: 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!

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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
Vicky Donor
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

Top 5 Tamil singers
Aalaap Raju
Naresh Iyer
Shreya Ghoshal

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

Shreya Ghoshal
Shreya Ghoshal (born 12 March 1984) is an Indian playback singer, composer and music producer. She has received four National Film Awards, four Kerala State Film Awards, two Tamil Nadu State Film Awards, seven Filmfare Awards including six for Best Female Playback Singer and ten Filmfare Awards South. She has recorded songs for films and albums in various Indian languages and has established herself as a leading playback singer of Indian cinema.

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Ghoshal aspired to become a playback singer from an early age. At the age of four, she started learning music. At the age of six, she started her formal training in classical music. At the age of sixteen, she was noticed by the mother of film-maker Sanjay Leela Bhansali when she entered and won the television singing reality show Sa Re Ga Ma. Following that, she made her Bollywood playback singing debut with Bhansali’s romantic drama Devdas (2002) for which she received a National Film Award, a Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer and a Filmfare RD Burman Award for New Music Talent.

Apart from playback singing, Ghoshal has appeared as a judge on several television reality shows and she also appears in music videos. She performs in musical concerts around the world. She has been honoured by the United States state of Ohio, where Governor Ted Strickland declared 26 June 2010 as “Shreya Ghoshal Day”. In April 2013, she was honoured in London by the selected members of House of Commons of the United Kingdom. She has also featured five times in the Forbes list of the top 100 celebrities from India. In 2017, Ghoshal became the first Indian singer to have her wax figurine in Madame Tussauds Museum.

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