Rewind 2021 | Favourite Hindi Songs

2021 has been a disappointing year as far as Hindi film music is concerned. In fact, we can extend it to say that 2021 was as such disappointing for Hindi films too (other than one exceptional film, and a few good ones), but more on that later. Coming back to music, there wasn’t one single album which could even claim that it had three or four real good songs. Most of the times it was one good song here, another decent song there. Even the albums like Atrangi Re that had solid names associated with it finally delivered only a couple of good songs. As an album, Meenakshi Sundareshwar was possibly the best of lot with two or three very good songs, lot of freshness, but then there was so much mediocre and forgettable music all around, that anything slightly more melodious than the rest stayed back. One has to mention about the background score of Sardar Udham though, that was as brilliant as the film was, even though it didn’t have good songs in the offer and rightfully so. There were a few surprises thrown in from unlikely quarters, but overall the music scene was just dull. So much so that when I sat down to compile the best hindi songs of the year, I could not get to 10 songs even. So, here goes my pick of 7 Best Hindi Songs of 2021. It is of course a very personal list, and your choices could be very different than mine. Also it is not a ranked list in any chronology.

But as we step into the holiday mood for the end of the year, here’s hoping that this playlist at least brightens up some of your lazy mornings or pleasant evenings. Happy listening, and do not forget to share your favourite songs of the year as well.

Tu Yahin Hain | Meenakshi Sundareshwar | Madhushree, Abhay Jodhpurkar | Justin Prabhakaran | Raj Shekhar

Ram Sita | 14 Phere | Rekha Bhardwaj | Mukul Suryawanshi | Shloke Lal

Sang Rehna | Geeli Pucchi | Ronkini Gupta | Alokananda Dasgupta | Varun Grover

Tumhein Mohabbat Hai | Atrangi Re | Arijit Singh | A.R. Rahman | Irshad Kamil

Ananya | Toofaan | Arijit Singh | Shankar Ehsaan Loy | Javed Akhtar

Lamha | Pagglait | Antara Mitra | Arijit Singh | Neelesh Mishra

Hu Tu Tu | Mimi | Shashaa Tirupati | A R Rahman | Amitabh Bhattacharya

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