Top 50 Kannada songs in 2009

THERE’S nothing better than being in demand, and that’s something the team behind Hey Paaro knows all about. That’s because, according to the Radio Mirchi Top 50, which tracks the top songs of Sandalwood based on Radio Mirchi’s robust parameters, the song from the film Raaj... The Showman was requested the most in 2009.

Next in line is the romantic tune Madhura Pisu Maathige from Birugaali. Chetan, who played the leading man in Birugaali, is thrilled about the song being such a hit with listeners. “The music directed by Arjun was catchy and had a certain energy. The lyrics by Jayant Kaikini made the song very pleasant and meaningful. The two newbies who lent their voices to the song — Sharmita Malnad and Mohit Chauhan — gave it a certain freshness,” says the actor.

Holding the No. 3 position is Ale Ale from Savari, and Manikanth Kadri who scored the music for the song is thrilled. “I never thought it would be so popular. I thank Radio Mirchi for promoting this song as well as other Kannada songs,” says the music director.

Ele Kenchi Taare from Ambaari grabbed the at No 4 position, and the sakkath Hale Patre Hale Kabna from Junglee rounded off the top five. “It’s like chilli chicken,” says Yograj Bhat, who wrote the lyrics for the song. “I was worried about how listeners would react to this song, but the song fit Vijay’s character perfectly,” he says.

At the other end of the spectrum is the No. 6 song Ello Malleyagide from YB’s directorial Manasaare, which was written by Jayant Kaikini. “What worked for this song is that it was simple and didn’t have sound effects,” he says.

Other popular new songs on Radio Mirchi’s Top 50 are Yaare Nee Devateya from Ambaari and Nadedaaduva Kamana Billu from Parichaya. Halada from Maleyali Jotheyali and Hosa Gaana Bajana were also among the songs most in demand in 2009. And, they continue to rock in 2010!