THE ALBUMS OF 2016 (2016 MUSIC MASTANI ANNUAL WRAP-UP: PART 4)

We saw the best lyrics and singers of 2016, now it’s time to talk about the albums. So I decided not to do a separate work on composers as it gets way too personal that way, plus I have less time, plus I’ve done something similar to a composers article in the first part which was a composer-wise summary of each album, but with the composer’s works scattered across the article instead of under one heading. Anyway, this might be the last part of my Wrap-Up before we return to my usual reviews.

So this article will be about the albums of 2016 — the best, the worst, the underrated and the disappointing.

 

Best Albums of 2016 (Top 30)

(Click on the album’s name to hear the songs on YouTube)

• 30 – 21 (The ‘Could’ve-Been-Better’)

30. HAPPY BHAG JAYEGI

Music By: Sohail Sen
Lyrics By: Mudassar Aziz & Dee MC
Singers: Harshdeep Kaur, Shahid Mallya, Neeti Mohan, Mika Singh, Tarannum Malik, Danish Sabri, Altamash Faridi, Arijit Singh & Javed Ali
Music Label: Eros Music
Music Mastani Rating: 
Personal Favourite Song (a.k.a, A Song I Would Take With Me to 2017, If I Had To Pick Only One and Forget the Rest, Literally!): Zara Si Dosti

 

29. ROCKY HANDSOME

Music By: Sunny-Inder Bawra, Bombay Rockers & Ankit Tiwari
Lyrics By: Manoj Muntashir, Sagar Lahauri, Sachin Pathak, Shekhar Astitwa, Bombay Rockers & Abhendra Kumar Upadhyay
Singers: Shreya Ghoshal, Sunny Bawra, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Sunidhi Chauhan, Bombay Rockers & Ankit Tiwari
Music Label: T-Series
Music Mastani Rating: Not Rated, Would Be a ध
Personal Favourite Song: Rehnuma

 

28. AZHAR

Music By: Amaal Mallik, Pritam Chakraborty, DJ Chetas & Kalyanji-Anandji
Lyrics by: Rashmi-Virag, Manoj Yadav, Anand Bakshi & Kumaar
Singers: Armaan Malik, Arijit Singh, Antara Mitra, Sonu Nigam, Prakriti Kakar, Aditi Singh Sharma & K.K.
Music Label: T-Series
Music Mastani Rating: नी
Personal Favourite Song: Tu Hi Na Jaane

 

27. BANJO

Music By: Vishal-Shekhar
Lyrics By: Amitabh Bhattacharya
Singers: Vishal Dadlani, Hriday Gattani, Nakash Aziz, Shalmali Kholgade & Ajay Gogavale
Music Label: Eros Music
Music Mastani Rating: 
Personal Favourite Song: Udan Choo

 

26. BUDHIA SINGH: BORN TO RUN

Music By: Hitesh Sonik, Sidhant Mathur & Ishaan Chhabra
Lyrics By: Prashant Ingole, Gopal Datt, Abhishek Dubey & Kantakabi Laxmikanta Mohapatra
Singers: Siddharth Mahadevan, Arhaan Khan, Rituraj Mohanty, Mohan Kannan, Sidhant Mathur, Chintan Kalra, Aashna, Nanki, Jahnvi, Shairee, Kshitij & Malvika
Music Label: Zee Music Company
Music Mastani Rating: नी
Personal Favourite Song: Born To Run (Anthem)

 

25. NEERJA

Music By: Vishal Khurana
Lyrics By: Prasoon Joshi
Singers: Kavita Seth, Arun Ingle, Archana Gore, Pragati Mukund Joshi, Mayuri Patwardhan, Mandar Apte, R.N. Iyer, Mohan Kannan, Neha Bhasin, Shekhar Ravjiani, Shadab Faridi, Farhan Sabri & Sunidhi Chauhan
Music Label: T-Series
Music Mastani Rating: Not Rated, Would Be a नी
Personal Favourite Song: Gehra Ishq

 

24. RUSTOM

Music By: Ankit Tiwari, Jeet Gannguli, Arko Pravo Mukherjee & Raghav Sachar
Lyrics By: Manoj Muntashir, Mandar Cholkar & Arko Pravo Mukherjee
Singers: Ankit Tiwari, Shreya Ghoshal, Arijit Singh, Palak Muchhal, Jubin Nautiyal, Aakanksha Sharma, Sukriti Kakar, Jasraj Joshi, Atif Aslam & Arko Pravo Mukherjee
Music Label: Zee Music Company
Music Mastani Rating: 
Personal Favourite Song: Dekha Hazaro Dafaa

 

23. AIRLIFT

Music By: Amaal Mallik & Ankit Tiwari
Lyrics by: Kumaar
Singers: Arijit Singh, Tulsi Kumar, Ankit Tiwari, Brijesh Shandilya, Divya Kumar & K.K.
Music Label: T-Series
Music Mastani Rating: Not Rated, Would Be a नी
Personal Favourite Song: Tu Bhoola Jise

 

22. WAITING

Music By: Mikey McCleary
Lyrics by: Manoj Muntashir, Mikey McCleary & Ankur Tewari
Singers: Nikhil D’Souza, Anushka Manchanda, Mikey McCleary, Vishal Dadlani & Kavita Seth
Music Label: Zee Music Company
Music Mastani Rating: सां
Personal Favourite Song: Zara Zara

 

21. TE3N

Music By: Clinton Cerejo
Lyrics by: Amitabh Bhattacharya
Singers: Clinton Cerejo, Amitabh Bachchan, Benny Dayal, Divya Kumar, Bianca Gomes & Vishal Dadlani
Music Label: T-Series
Music Mastani Rating: नी
Personal Favourite Song: Rootha

 

• 20 – 11 (The ‘Just-A-Tad-Less’)

20. MOHENJO DARO

Music By: A.R. Rahman
Lyrics By: Javed Akhtar
Singers: A.R. Rahman, Sanah Moidutty, Arijit Singh, Bela Shende, Shashaa Tirupati, Shashwat Singh & Arjun Chandy
Music Label: T-Series
Music Mastani Rating: नी
Personal Favourite Song: Sarsariya

 

19. A FLYING JATT

Music By: Sachin-Jigar
Lyrics By: Vayu Shrivastav, Raftaar, Priya Saraiya & Mayur Puri
Singers: Mansheel Gujral, Raftaar, Tanishkaa Sanghvi, Atif Aslam, Sumedha Karmahe, Kanika Kapoor, Vayu Shrivastav, Sachin Sanghvi, Jigar Saraiya, Vishal Dadlani, Divya Kumar, Asees Kaur, Daler Mehndi & Navraj Hans
Music Label: Zee Music Company
Music Mastani Rating: नी
Personal Favourite Song: Toota Jo Kabhi Taara

 

18. DEAR ZINDAGI

Music By: Amit Trivedi & Ilaiyaraaja
Lyrics By: Kausar Munir & Gulzar
Singers: Jasleen Kaur Royal, Sunidhi Chauhan, Arijit Singh, Vishal Dadlani & Alia Bhatt
Music Label: Sony Music
Music Mastani Rating: नी
Personal Favourite Song: Tu Hi Hai

 

17. KAPOOR & SONS (SINCE 1921)

Music By: Amaal Mallik, Badshah, Tanishk Bagchi, Arko Pravo Mukherjee, Benny Dayal & Nucleya
Lyrics by: Badshah, Kumaar, Dr. Devender Kafir, Abhiruchi Chand, Christopher Pradeep & Manoj Muntashir
Singers: Badshah, Fazilpuria, Sukriti Kakar, Neha Kakkar, Arijit Singh, Asees Kaur, Armaan Malik, Benny Dayal & Arko Pravo Mukherjee
Music Label: Sony Music
Music Mastani Rating: Not Rated, Would Be a नी
Personal Favourite Song: Saathi Rey

 

16. JAI GANGAAJAL

Music By: Salim-Sulaiman
Lyrics by: Manoj Muntashir & Prakash Jha
Singers: Pravesh Mallick, Sukhwinder Singh, Udit Narayan, Keerthi Sagathia, Richa Sharma, Divya Kumar, Bappi Lahiri, Sugandha Date, Arijit Singh & Amruta Fadnavis
Music Label: Zee Music Company
Music Mastani Rating: Not Rated, Would Be a नी
Personal Favourite Song: Maai

 

15. SANAM TERI KASAM

Music By: Himesh Reshammiya
Lyrics By: Sameer Anjaan, Shabbir Ahmed, Himesh Reshammiya & Subrat Sinha
Singers: Ankit Tiwari, Palak Muchhal, Neeti Mohan, Akasa Singh, Darshan Raval, Himesh Reshammiya, Arijit Singh, Sreeram Chandra & Mohammed Irfan
Music Label: Eros Music
Music Mastani Rating: Not Rated, Would Be a नी
Personal Favourite Song: Haal-e-Dil (Female)

 

14. SARBJIT

Music By: Shail-Pritesh, Amaal Mallik, Jeet Gannguli, Shashi-Shivamm & Tanishk Bagchi
Lyrics by: Rashmi-Virag, Sandeep Singh, A.M. Turaz, Jaani, Late Haider Najmi & Arafat Mehmood
Singers: Arijit Singh, Tulsi Kumar, Sonu Nigam, Sukhwinder Singh, Shail Hada, Sunidhi Chauhan, Kalpana Gandharv, Shafqat Amanat Ali, Munnawar Masoom, Shashaa Tirupati, Altamash Faridi, Rabbani Mustafa Khan, Arsh Mohammad & Supriya Pathak
Music Label: T-Series
Music Mastani Rating: नी
Personal Favourite Song: Allah Hu Allah

 

13. UDTA PUNJAB

Music By: Amit Trivedi
Lyrics By: Shellee, Late Shri Shiv Kumar Batalvi & Varun Grover
Singers: Shahid Mallya, Bhanu Prtap, Babu Haabi, Kanika Kapoor, Diljit Dosanjh, Vishal Dadlani & Amit Trivedi
Music Label: Zee Music Company
Music Mastani Rating: नी
Personal Favourite Song: Ikk Kudi

 

12. BAAR BAAR DEKHO

Music By: Jasleen Kaur Royal, Amaal Mallik, Arko Pravo Mukherjee, Prem Hardeep, Badshah & Bilal Saeed
Lyrics By: Prateek Kuhad, Kumaar, Arko Pravo Mukherjee, Aditya Sharma, Bilal Saeed, Amrik Singh, Badshah & Indeep Bakshi
Singers: Jasleen Kaur Royal, Prateek Kuhad, Neeti Mohan, Armaan Malik, Arko Pravo Mukherjee, Badshah, Amar Arshi, Neha Kakkar, Bilal Saeed
Music Label: Zee Music Company
Music Mastani Rating: नी
Personal Favourite Song: Nachde Ne Saare

 

11. M.S. DHONI: THE UNTOLD STORY

Music By: Amaal Mallik
Lyrics by: Manoj Muntashir
Singers: Armaan Malik, Palak Muchhal, Arijit Singh, Siddharth Basrur, Adithyan A. Prithviraj & Ananya Nanda
Music Label: T-Series
Music Mastani Rating: नी
Personal Favourite Song: Kaun Tujhe

 

• 10 – 1 (The ‘Yes-We-Made-It’)

10. NIL BATTEY SANNATA

Music By: Rohan-Vinayak
Lyrics By: Manoj Yadav, Nitesh Tiwari & Shreyas Jain
Singers: Neuman Pinto, Rohan Utpat, Aarti Shenai, Nandini Srikar, Mohan Kannan & Hariharan
Music Label: Eros Music
Music Mastani Rating: सां
Personal Favourite Song: Maula

 

9. FITOOR

Music By: Amit Trivedi
Lyrics by: Swanand Kirkire & Caralisa Monteiro
Singers: Arijit Singh, Amit Trivedi, Jubin Nautiyal, Sunidhi Chauhan, Nandini Srikar, Zebunissa Bangash & Caralisa Monteiro
Music Label: Zee Music Company
Music Mastani Rating: Not Rated, Would Be a नी
Personal Favourite Song: Hone Do Batiyaan

 

8. BOLLYWOOD DIARIES

Music By: Vipin Patwa
Lyrics By: Dr. Sagar
Singers: Arijit Singh, Javed Bashir, Pratibha Singh Baghel, Jyoti Nooran, Sultana Nooran, Papon & Soumen Chaudhary
Music Label: Zee Music Company
Music Mastani Rating: Not Rated, Would Be a सां
Personal Favourite Song: Titli

 

7. BEFIKRE

Music By: Vishal-Shekhar
Lyrics by: Jaideep Sahni
Singers: Arijit Singh, Caralisa Monteiro, Benny Dayal, Sophie Choudry, Sunidhi Chauhan, Vishal Dadlani, Nikhil D’Souza, Rachel Varghese, Papon, Gippy Grewal & Harshdeep Kaur
Music Label: YRF Music
Music Mastani Rating: सां
Personal Favourite Song: Labon Ka Karobaar

 

6. JUGNI

Music By: Clinton Cerejo & Kaashif Sahib
Lyrics By: Shellee, Baba Bulleh Shah, Kaashif Sahib, Clinton Cerejo & Waris Shah
Singers: Javed Bashir, Vishal Bhardwaj, Clinton Cerejo, Bianca Gomes, Rekha Bhardwaj, Nakash Aziz, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Jazim Sharma, Neha Kakkar & A.R. Rahman
Music Label: Sony Music
Music Mastani Rating: Not Rated, Would Be a सां
Personal Favourite Song: Bolladiyaan

 

5. SULTAN

Music By: Vishal-Shekhar
Lyrics By: Irshad Kamil & Badshah
Singers: Vishal Dadlani, Shalmali Kholgade, Isheeta Chakravarty, Badshah, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Mika Singh, Harshdeep Kaur, Mohit Chauhan, Sukhwinder Singh, Shadab Faridi, Jyoti Nooran, Sultana Nooran, Papon, Neha Bhasin & Shekhar Ravjiani
Music Label: YRF Music
Music Mastani Rating: नी
Personal Favourite Song: Bulleya

 

4. AE DIL HAI MUSHKIL

Music By: Pritam Chakraborty
Lyrics By: Amitabh Bhattacharya & Badshah
Singers: Arijit Singh, Amit Mishra, Shilpa Rao, Jonita Gandhi, Nakash Aziz, Badshah, Pardeep Singh Sran, Meenal Jain, Antara Mitra, Ash King & Shashwat Singh
Music Label: Sony Music
Music Mastani Rating: सां
Personal Favourite Song: Bulleya

 

3. DHANAK

Music By: Tapas Relia
Lyrics By: Manoj Yadav, Mir Ali Husain & Tapas Relia
Singers: Shivamm Pathak, Papon, Vibha Saraf, Chet Dixon, Devu Khan Manganiyar, Monali Thakur, Anwar Khan Manganiyar, Swaroop Khan & Niyaz Khan
Music Label: Times Music / Junglee Music
Music Mastani Rating: सां
Personal Favourite Song: Dhanak

 

2. DANGAL

Music By: Pritam Chakraborty
Lyrics By: Amitabh Bhattacharya
Singers: Sarwar Khan, Sartaz Khan Barna, Raftaar, Jonita Gandhi, Daler Mehndi, Arijit Singh, Jyoti Nooran, Sultana Nooran & Alia Bhatt
Music Label: Zee Music Company
Music Mastani Rating: सां
Personal Favourite Song: Dangal

 

1. MIRZYA

Music By: Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy
Lyrics By: Gulzar
Singers: Daler Mehndi, Akhtar Chanal, Saieen Zahoor, Jyoti Nooran, Sultana Nooran, Mame Khan, Siddharth Mahadevan, Suchismita Das, Shankar Mahadevan, Mohan Kannan, Kaushiki Chakraborty & The Salvation Singers
Music Label: T-Series
Music Mastani Rating: सां
Personal Favourite Song: Aave Re Hitchki

 

 

Those were the Top 30 albums of 2016!!

 

– 5 WORST ALBUMS OF 2016

(In other words, zero expectations and zero delivery)

• Santa Banta Pvt. Ltd. (Music by Jaidev Kumar, Jassi Katyal, Amjad-Nadeem & Millind Gaba)

• Direct Ishq (Music by Tanishk Bagchi, Vivek Kar & Raeth Band)

• Veerappan (Music by Jeet Gannguli & Sharib-Toshi)

• Mastizaade (Music by Amaal Mallik, Meet Bros. Anjjan & Anand Raaj Anand)

• Housefull 3 (Music by Sharib-Toshi, Sohail Sen, Millind Gaba, Mika Singh & Tanishk Bagchi)

 

– 10 Underrated Albums of 2016

• Dhanak (Music by Tapas Relia)

• Bollywood Diaries (Music by Vipin Patwa)

• Mirzya (Music by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy)

• Jugni (Music by Clinton Cerejo)

• Nil Battey Sannata (Music by Rohan-Vinayak)

• Sarbjit (Music by Shail-Pritesh, Amaal Mallik, Jeet Gannguli, Tanishk Bagchi & Shashi-Shivamm)

• Jai Gangaajal (Music by Salim-Sulaiman)

• Te3n (Music by Clinton Cerejo)

• Waiting (Music by Mikey McCleary)

• Budhia Singh: Born To Run (Music by Hitesh Sonik, Sidhant Mathur & Ishaan Chhabra)

 

– 5 Disappointing Soundtracks of 2016

• Rock On 2 (Music by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy)

• Force 2 (Music by Gourov-Roshin & Amaal Mallik)

• Kahaani 2 (Music by Clinton Cerejo)

• Dishoom (Music by Pritam Chakraborty)

• Wazir (Music by Shantanu Moitra, Rochak Kohli, Advaita, Gaurav Godkhindi & Prashant Pillai)

 

 

And with that, we come to the end of my 2016 Wrap-Up! I hope you enjoyed it, and do leave your comments below about any way to improve it next year! 🙂

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One thought on “THE ALBUMS OF 2016 (2016 MUSIC MASTANI ANNUAL WRAP-UP: PART 4)

  1. The list to which i could relate the most compared to the other lists by you. Analysis veey well done by u. Keep up the good work 🙂

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