Year 2016 saw some of the best music albums, be it soothing romantic tracks or fast peppy party numbers. Be it Salman Khan's Jag Ghoomeya from Sultan, Akshay Kumar's Soch na sake song from Airlift, or then Sonam Kapoor's Jeete hain chal from Neerja, Alia Bhatt's Kar gayi chull from Kapoor & Sons or then Katrina Kaif's version of Kaala Chashma. However, there were only a few albums this year that worked. Let's take a look at the the best music albums of 2016.
# Udta Punjab
Shahid Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor's this film was one of the most controversial movies of the year. Right from its censor trouble to its leaked copy on the internet, two days before the film's release, this project faced it all. The films music score was an instant hit with the youth, be it the peppy tracks like Chitta Ve, Ud-Daa Punjab, Da Da Dasse or the much loved Ikk Kudi. The film's soundtrack hat it all. Composed by Amit Trivedi and Shiv Kumar Batalvi, Shellee and Varun Grover penned the lyrics of this superhit album.
# Ae Dil Hai Mushkil
Composed by Pritam, lyrics are by Amitabh Bhattacharya, ADHM music album was termed as the best album of the year by many. This Karan Johar directorial had most heartbreaking love ballads of all time. Channa Mereya struck a chord with almost all lovelorns around and was an instant hit. That along with its title track and Bulleya completes the trilogy of lovelorns. It's foot-tapping numbers like The Break Up Song and Cutiepie are pretty popular in party scenes. In fact its situational track Alizeh too managed to win over listeners.
# Dear Zindagi
Amit Trivedi treated his fans by composing one of the most refreshing and riveting soundtracks of the year. Be it Love You Zindagi, Tareefon Se, Tu Hi Hai, Let's Break Up, Just Go To Hell Dil or the recreated version of Ae Zindagi Gale Laga Le, every track on Shah Rukh Khan and Alia Bhatt's Dear Zindagi had something to offer.
If there is one film, which was the quintessential Bollywood release of the year then it was Salman Khan's Sultan. It had something for everyone be it dance, songs, action, emotion, drama. And deservingly this was the biggest blockbuster of the year and counted as one of the biggest of all times. And a large credit for its success goes to its music. Be it Baby Ko Bass Pasand Hai or the love track Jag Ghoomeya, Mika Singh's quirky rendition of 440 volt or the haunting Rise of Sultan, almost every song made it to listener's heart. The music is composed by Vishal-Shekhar and lyrics are penned by Irshad Kamil. Also read: Priyanka Chopra's Jai Gangaajal, Katrina Kaif's Baar Baar Dekho crowned as the worst movies of 2016
With Lyrics penned by Gulzar and music by Shankar Ehsaan Loy, this music album was one of the highest rated one before the release of the film and is my personal favourite. It was the visuals and situations in the film that ruined the movie for the audience. This has to be the most underrated soundtrack of the year. Be it Mirzya, Teen Gawah Hain Ishq Ke, Chakora, Ek Nadi Thi, Hota Hai, Aave Re Hichki etc, each song tells a story. Do check the songs out, if you already haven't.
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