Mumbai: As 2017 comes to an end, Google has released its list of India’s Top 10 Most Searched songs for the year. While Mika Singh’s “Hawa Hawa” from Mubarakan surmounts the chart, other popular songs like “Mere Rashke Qamar”, “Kaabil” and “Raabta” follow closely behind. Surprisingly, Atif Aslam’s “Dil Diyan Gallan” which was released on December 2 also made it to the fourth spot.
Talking about international music, Louis Fonsi and Daddy Yanke’s “Despacito” and Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You” also make an appearance at No 3 and No 8, respectively. Google’s list is sure one of the best ways to rewind through the year. But worth noting is the fact that except for “Hawa Hawa”, Mubarakan title track and Ding Dang, all seven are romantic numbers here:
Mika Singh’s groovy number from Mubarakan is 2017’s most searched song on Google. Picturised on Arjun Kapoor and Ileana D’Cruz, the track has full-on Bollywood masala feels with catchy lyrics like ‘Mein Hoon Tera King Oye.’ Having 68 million views on YouTube, it is also voiced by Prakriti Kakkar who is the perfect addition to this peppy dance track.“Mere Rashke Qamar”
Late Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and nephew Rahat Fateh Ali Khan have weaved pure magic with this Sufi romantic number from Baadshaho. Manoj Muntashir’s profound lyrics are also well complemented with the tunes of harmonium and mandolin. “Mere Rashke Qamar” is the second most searched song on Google in India. It has a staggering 113 million views on YouTube.