Melodious Shreya: The Best of Shreya Ghoshal Numbers

The Queen of Melody Shreya Ghoshal remains everyone’s favourite. Check out her best tracks so far.

By Neha Jha

May 16, 2018

She was first seen as a 13-year-old contestant in the singing talent show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa back in the 1990s. And now, she is probably the most successful singer of Bollywood as well as Bengali cinema. Her melodious voice, classical singing training, and versatility made her popular instantaneously.

Her Versatility

Despite new talent coming into the industry every other day, Shreya Ghoshal has made her mark and continues to be a hot favorite with music directors. And she has worked with almost all of them – from Vishal-Shekhar, AR Rahman to newbies Anupam Roy and Armaan Malik.

In this edition, we give you top songs of the melodious Bong talent Shreya Ghoshal

Bairi Piya (Devdas) –

Isshhh!!! You got to give due credit to Shreya for the popularity of this expression! This was her debut song and, to this day, she credits Sanjay Leela Bhansali for it. The crispy, thin voice found its takers soon and before one knew it, Shreya was flooded with offers, so much so that her voice came to be reckoned with Lata Mangeshkar.

Jaadu Hai Nasha Hai (Jism) –

This beautiful, sensual track is Shreya’s hot favorite even today. Beautiful lyrics and her melodious voice! There’s hardly anything that is needed in this song. When it comes to depicting love-making from a female point of view, this song does the trick! It also has a duet version. However, it could not come anywhere close to the original one.

Sunn Raha Hai (Aashiqui 2) –

The song came as a surprise since most other songs of the movie were sung by Palak Muchhal. However, Shreya worked her magic once again. No wonder she was awarded the Filmfare Award for Best Singer.

Agar Tum Mil Jao (Zeher) –

Shreya had no competition here. A decade ago, she and Sunidhi were the two most happening and popular voices in Bollywood. This romantic number is one of the most popular ones and continues to be a favorite with listeners. Well, most of her songs have stood the test of time, haven’t they?

Rozana (Naam Shabana) –

This romantic number works magic on you since it has the least interference with too much background music. One of her popular recent numbers, Shreya herself claims to be proud of this song. In fact, it has been integrated with other romantic numbers many times by other artists apart from Shreya.

Teri Meri (Bodyguard) –

A duet with Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, the song was on top of chartbusters that year. It is also one of the audience favorites. And the makers of the movie as well as the song were more than happy to have Shreya on board for one of their most popular songs. You simply can’t classify it as a happy or sad one. That’s its biggest magic.

Chalo Tumko Lekar (Jism) –

You are humming it already, aren’t you? Why wouldn’t you? The haunting lyrics, Shreya’s sweet, soft voice add feelings to the song. One of the best songs from the album of Jism, it has attained cult status and an on-demand song from her fans. That kind of classical touch to modern songs has become so rare these days, no?

Deewani Mastani (Bajirao Mastani) –

The first song to be released from the film, Shreya’s voice worked like magic for this beautiful track. Singing for a period film is never easy. But when it comes to the toughest of songs, you have Shreya Ghoshal to crack it. Of course, she was the first choice for all the awards that came her way that year.

Mohe Rang Do Lal (Bajirao Mastani) –

This classical number was achievable only by Shreya Ghoshal. No wonder she won yet another Filmfare Award for the song. It also remains a special one for her, as she said because it is so completely classical! And we all know how rare it is to find songs which are completely classical and unhampered with!

Saans (Jab Tak Hai Jaan) –

Yash Chopra did make Shreya sing for his last film. And the song reached such great heights in such a short time. For a romantic date or a romantic night, you have this song which contains both new world order and old world charm. Who else could have woven such magic?

Barso Re (Guru) –

Bollywood never had a dearth of rain songs before. But it seems climate change has had its impact here as well. One of the last rain songs to have been picturized, this one had Shreya’s sweet voice connoting the onset of monsoons. Nothing too special about the lyrics, but with Shreya, it becomes doubly soothing.

Manwa Lage (Happy New Year) –

One of the few good things about the film and its album, this romantic number was a duet with Arijit Singh. The thing with Shreya is she can let her voice do all the wonders that are possible. And that makes her a hit with her fans for so long.

Teri Ore (Singh is King) –

This song was on number one position for almost the entire year. And if you get the chance to attend one of her concerts, she’d always have this song in her playlist. That can be hard for most singers these days. But, not for Shreya Ghoshal.

Ghoomar (Padmaavat) –

Shreya said that singing this song was difficult and required a lot of practice. She had to rehearse with Rajasthani folk singers to get the feel of the song. When you sing for a perfectionist like Sanjay Bhansali who is a music director himself, there needs to be double the effort to get the feel right! But Mr. Bhansali knew his discovery would not disappoint him.

Dola Re Dola (Devdas) –

Sung as a duet with much experienced Kavita Krishnamurthy, the song proved how versatile Shreya really is. And, let us tell you, she was only 15 when she came on board Devdas. In an interview, she recalled how she was preparing for her board exams when she received a call. Of course, the makers arranged for her to study in between breaks during recording. With both these songs, she proved she can sing all kinds of songs.

Kismat –

A collaboration with AR Rahman, Shreya is immensely proud of this song. The perfect rhythm with great lyrics and a combination of Indian and western music, this is a perfect album cover song. If you haven’t heard it yet, do so.

Which Shreya Ghoshal song has remained on your playlist for long?

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