Songs 2011: Kolaveri Di ruled the roost

By Hindustan Times

The chartbusters in 2011 saw the likes of Bhaag D K Bose, Sadda Haq, Dhinka Chika and Chammak Challo fighting for supremacy until Dhanush crooned Kolaveri di and as the year drew to a close his soup song was on everyone's lips.

Controversial lyrics, inspirations from global folk, influence of Punjabi music were the order of the day. There was agony as well as the music world lost some of its best known names. Classical music maestro Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, legendary singer-composer Bhupen Hazarika, ghazal king Jagjit Singh, sarangi player and singer Ustad Sultan Khan and actors Shammi Kapoor and Dev Anand, on whom hundreds of Bollywoods songs were pictured, passes away during the year.

Of the films released in the year, the music of AR Rahman's Rockstar stood out. While Sadda haq became a virtual anthem of sorts, other songs