In the female playback singing it is local singer Anuradha Bhat song Marali Mareyaagi….shot on actress Kamalini Mukerjee in the film Savaari remained in the memory and popularity chart in 2009. Music for this film was scored by newcomer Manikanth Khadri.
Close runner-ups were Eddelu Manjunatha song Arathi Ethire Kal Manjanige….sung by Anoop Seelin, Jassie Gift two songs in Parichaya are also well-received.
Sonu Nigam"s Ello Maleyagidhe Indhu….for the film 'Manasaare" and Shreya Ghoshal"s song in 'Male Barali Manjoo Irali", Hale Pathre Hale Kabbina….in Junglee sung by Kailash Kher and Sowmya Rao for Junglee were among the best.
V Harikrishna, the number one music director of 2009 scored music for top films like Raj the Showman, Ambari, Junglee, Rajakumari, Vaayuputra, Abhay and Maleyali Jotheyali.