The Top Twenty Tracks of 2014 – Compiled by Nash Aujla
As 2014 draws to an end, we at Punjab2000 bring you our top 20 songs of the year. It’s no surprise that singers like Diljit Dosanjh and Jazzy B have more than 1 entry in the top 20 for 2014 for the men, while for the ladies it’s Kanika Kapoor (no surprise there), but what is the biggest surprise of the year is newcomer Nesdi Jones (Nêst Aneirin) who has 2 songs in the top 20.
1) Patiala Peg – Diljit Dosanjh (Century Records)
Lyrics by Veet Baljit. It’s been a great year for Diljit Dosanjh with not only Hit films but his first UK tour too. This song has gone viral on social networks with people posting clips singing ‘Patiala Peg’ from all around the world.
2) Mitran Da Boot – Jazzy B and Kaur B (Speed Records)
Jazzy B singing with Kaur B for the first time and featuring Dr Zeus. A lethal combination that has produced one of the most memorable tracks of the year with plenty of swag.
3) Das Ja 2 – ft Lehmber Hussainpuri DNA (Moviebox)
After the smash hit Das Ja released in 2006, Moviebox, DNA And A S Dhami Proudly present the sequel Das Ja 2, which has become a dance floor anthem just like the original Das Ja was.
4) Baby Doll – Kanika Kapoor (T Series)
One of the most popular songs of the year from Ragini MMS2 which helped rank Kanika Kapoor as one of the best Asian female singers in Bollywood.
5) Make It Clap – Jags Klimax ft Lehmber Hussainpuri (VIP Records)
Taken from his latest album Electric by Jags Klimax, this track has become an instant dance floor smash hit, with music by one of the UK’s top Asian DJ’s and the powerful vocals of Lehmber Hussainpuri.
6) Lovely – Kanika Kapoor (T Series)
From the film Happy New Year, the song produced by Dr Zeus and sung by Kanika Kapoor was number 1 in the charts for many weeks following her smash hit Baby Doll. This has been a successful year for the model turned singer.
7) London – Money Aujla ft Nesdi Jones and Yo Yo Honey Singh (Speed Records)
This song beautifully launches the singing career of Nesdi Jones who is a White Welsh Girl (with no Asian heritage). This is her debut track and has launched her into the Punjabi Music scene. The song has a soulful melody, gorgeously sung, with the perfect blend of English and Punjabi lyrics.
8) Mera Dil Vanjara – Northern Lights (Black Label Records)
Singer Peji Shahkoti (the brother of master Saleem) and Northern Lights first single from a forthcoming album. A magical track that sees this combination of artists coming together for the first time.
9) Nath Dig Pey – PBN (Playblack Records)
Team PBN ft Bambi And Raj Bains, take lead vocals on this upbeat dance floor hit. This is the fourth single from team PBN camp with lead vocals from PBN’s Bambi.
10) Lethal Combination – Billa Saeed ft Roach Killa (Speed Records)
A sing-a-long song that lingers at the back of the mind that’s definitely a Lethal Combination of artists, a nice easy listening track with music and lyrics by Billa Saeed.
11) Galliyan – Ankit Tiwari (T Series)
A beautiful and romantic song from the movie Ek Villain, by Sunn Raha Hai(Aashiqui 2) singer and composer Ankit Tiwari who’s an extremely talented Indian playback singer and music director on television and Bollywood films. This song has received worldwide acclaim and named the best love anthem of 2014.
12) Akhiya Udeek Diyah – Northern Lights ft Avneet and Nesdi Jones (Organised Rhyme)
Produced by Northern Lights, this song is a tribute to the Late Great Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and features the vocals of newcomers Avneet and Nesdi Jones.
13) Kamli – Sunidhi Chauhan (Yash Raj Films)
This is from the action movie Dhoom 3 sung by Sunidhi Chauhan. Lyrics written by Amitabh Bhattacharya. Katrina Kaif does an amazing acrobatic dance routine to the song in the movie.
14) Soorma – Diljit Dosanjh (Speed Records)
Diljit Dosanjh is back with another hit, with music by Sachin Ahuja and lyrics by Jagroop Sarabha, this Soorma Punjab Nu Belong Karda.
15) Mera Diwanapan – Amrinder Gill (Speed Records)
From the album Judaa 2 by Amrinder Gill ft Dr Zeus, Mera Diwanapan (my madness) is another super hit with beautiful lyrics.
16) Singha Diyan Gadiyan – Jazzy B ft Popsy (Moviebox)
This is singer Jazzy B’s collaboration with Popsy the Music Machine. The duo have once again produced a super hit after their last meeting on the smash hit ‘Naag2’ which was Jazzy B’s biggest ever single.
17) Kawan 2 – Bikram Singh ft Gunjan (Inar Records)
The New York Punjabi Artist Bikram Singh also features the sultry vocals of Gunjan and music by Tigerstyle. They have delivered a charming and relaxed production, one to sit back and enjoy.
18) Mentah – Foji Gill ft Gurlej Akhtar (VIP Records)
Birmingham Bhangra Artist Foji, wrote this song himself and the concept for the video came from the film Who Framed Roger Rabbit? The female starring with Foji is an animated cartoon version in Indian attire. Mentah is a polite plead to ask someone to dance.
19) Phatte Chuk Di – PBN and Raj Bains (Playback Records)
PBN have produced another fast paced dance floor hit which will get the crowd doing Bhangra as she lifts the floor boards. as the title of the song translates.
20) Gal Sunja – San2 (Virtual Records)
After his debut single ’Nayo Lagda’ San2 is back with this dance floor filler which was written by his father Deedar Singh over 10 years ago but only released the single this year.