We have been experiencing a change in the world of Bangla music nowadays. The long-standing frustration of the audience with the Bangla music industry is also getting soothed away slowly.
However, the changes that are being played out are on many levels. Not only the taste of the Bangla music lovers are getting refined, the way of accessing the musical contents has also changed a lot. We no more buy CDs nor evaluate the popularity based on the number of copies sold of the CD albums. Instead, all the music lovers now flock to YouTube to enjoy music from all over the globe.
In this line, through being imposed to all the best quality music from all over the globe the Bengali audience is realizing how pure and original music is about and how music is a matter of dedication and perseverance. So, we have seen some great Bangla songs surfacing all throughout the passing year 2016. We have seen many beautiful and original songs being created and getting the popularity and coverage they deserve.
So, we from The Daily Star thought of bringing to you the top ten Bangla songs on YouTube coming out of the Bangla music industry this passing year.
“Jhoom” by Minar Rahman is the most viewed Bangla song of the year 2016. It is from the album “Jhoom” from Gaanchill Music. The voice, lyrics and music of the song are done by Minar Rahman and the music video stars Minar, Mousum and Ashfaq Rana. The video was directed by Taneem Rahman Angshu. It had 8,014,209 views on YouTube when the report was being filed.
2. “Fire Esho Na”
The second most viewed song of this year is “Fire Esho Na” by Imran Mahmudul. It’s from the album “Bolte Bolte Cholte Cholte”. The singer and composer of the song is Imran Mahmudul and the lyrics came from Snahasish Ghose. The music video directed by Chandan Roy Chowdhury features Imran and Peya Bipasha.
3. “Reshmi Churi”
“Reshmi Churi” of Kona is just behind “Fire Esho na” at the third place based on YouTube popularity. The music of the song was done by Akassh and the lyrics came from Priyo Chattopadhyay. The music video stars Kona herself and was directed by Shibram Sharma.
4. “Dil Dil Dil”
At the fourth place, we see a song from the cinema industry taking place. The song is “Dil Dil Dil” from the movie “Boss Giri”. It is sung by Imran and Kona. The music was composed by Shouquat Ali Imon and the lyrics are from Kabir Bokul. The movie stars Shakib Khan, Bubly, Amit Hasan, Rajabh Datta, Mizan, and Miju Ahmed.
5. “Ichchey Manush”
“Ichchey Manush” from Shawon GaanWala is at the fifth place on the list. Amzad Hossain composed the music and Tushar Hasan gave the lyrics of the song. The music video features Sallha Khanam Nadia, Farhan Ahmed Jovan and is directed by Shahrear Polock.
6. “Local Bus”
“Local Bus” of Momtaz Begum was a massive hit this year and it is at No 6 on the list. This offbeat song was sung by Momtaz and Pritom Hasan. The rap portion was sung and written by Shafayat Hossain. Apart from that, the music was done by Pritom Hasan & Lutfor Hasan and the rest of the lyrics are from Golam Rabbani and Lutfor Hasan. The eccentric music video starred Adit Rahman, Shoumik Ahmed, Mumtaheena Chowdhury Toya, Shafayat Hossain, Pritom Hasan and Momtaz Begum; and it was directed by Taneem Rahman Angshu.
7. “Tui Amar Mon Bhalo Re”
“Tui Amar Mon Bhalo Re” from the singer Autumnal Moon is the 7th popular bangle song on YouTube of the year 2016. The music and the lyrics of the song are also done by Autumnal Moon. The music video features Arjeeta & Azad and is directed by Imran Kabir Himel.
8. “Tumi Chara”
“Tumi Chara” from Arfin Rumey is another great hit of the year 2016 and it is at No 8. It is from the album “Tomari name”. The song is composed by Arfin Rumey himself and the lyrics came from Faisal Rabbikin.
“Besamal” from Asif Akbar and Akhi Alamgir is not lagging far behind this year. With more than 2,161,977 views on YouTube, it is at the 9th place of our list. The song from the album titled “Project Akhi Alamgir” is written and composed by Shree Pritom and the music video was made by E-music.
10. “Mon Najehal”
The last song of the list of the most popular Bangla songs on YouTube is “Mon Najehal” from the movie “Rana Pagla The Mental”. The singers of the song are Shaan & Porshi. The lyrics were written by Proshen Jeet. The movie stars Shakib Khan, Tisha, Porshi, Achol & Misha and it was directed by Shamim Ahmed Roni.