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  • 1. The Phenomenon of 2011 Called Kolaveri DiNew Delhi: The chartbusters in 2011 saw the likes of Bhaag D K Bose, Sadda haq, Dhinkachika and Chammak Challo fighting for supremacy until Dhanush crooned Kolaveri di andas the year drew to a close his soup song was on everyones lips.Controversial lyrics, inspirations from global folk, influence of Punjabi music were the orderof the day. There was agony as well as the music world lost some of its best known names.Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, Classical music maestro; Bhupen Hazarika, legendary singer-composer; Jagjit Singh, ghazal king; Ustad Sultan Khan, sarangi player and singer and actorsShammi Kapoor and Dev Anand, on whom hundreds of Bollywoods songs were pictured,passes away during the year.Of the films released in the year, the music of A. R. Rahmans "Rockstar" stood out. WhileSadda Haq became a virtual anthem of sorts, other songs of the Ranbir Kapoor-Nargis Fakristarrer like the foot-tapping Tango for Taj and the Sufi Kun Faya Kun were quitehummable.The year also marked a new achievement for the double Oscar-winner, who collaborated withinternational names like Mick Jagger, Joss Stone, Dave Stewart and Damian Marley forSuperHeavy, taking Satyamev Jayate to the global audience in the bands first album.Raising hopes for the coveted Oscars, three songs from "Dam 999, which sparked theMullaperiyar dam controversy, are in the race in the Academys Original Song category.Dakkanaga Dugu Dugu, DAM999 theme song and Mujhe Chod Ke are penned by directorSohan Roy and set to tune by noted Malayalam composer Ousephachan.Some of the big names of the musical world came to India during the year -- Bryan Adams,Metallica, Lady Gaga, Shakira, Bob Sinclar and Pitbull. However, Delhiites missed their datewith Adams and Metallica as the concerts were postponed and cancelled due to variousreasons.Three of the years top songs were inspired by folk songs from abroad. The rumbustiousDarling from "Saath Khoon Maaf" sung by Usha Uthup and Rekha Bharadwaj was inspiredby the Kalinka song of Russia.Then there was Himesh Reshammiyas love song Teri Meri from " Bodyguard", which was arip off of Romanian folk song La Betleem (Down There in Bethlehem). The Senorita songfrom "Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara" had lots of Spanish elements infused in it.

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