By: Joginder Tuteja, IndiaFM
Friday, September 29, 2006
Top Ten Albums of the Week:1. Don - The Chase Begins Again2. Woh Lamhe3. Bas Ek Pal4. Omkara5. Jaan-e-mann6. KANK7. Fanaa8. Lage Raho Munnabhai9. Gangster10.Khosla Ka Ghosla
||Don - The Chase Begins Again
||Mother of all songs from the original 'Don', 'Khaike Paan' is about to be unleashed soon. Before a full fledged assault, the teaser has arrived that has raised the curiosity level of the album to an all time high. Looking set for a success, 'Khaike' is destined to further consolidate the album's position at the top
||Hard to find!
||Slow and steady is actually winning the race here. Like every Bhatt product, whether it is movie or music, which grows through word of mouth rather than an intense publicity blitzkrieg, 'Woh Lamhe' too has followed and same route. The result is for everyone to see as the album reaches # 2 position in the week of the film's release
||Though the album is in a safe position and should continue to register brisk sales if the film turns out to be a success [which is likely], 'Jaan-E-Mann' is fast catching up and should be a tough competitor at the top
||Bas Ek Pal
||'Bas Ek Pal' remains steady in Top 3 even though the film has crashed in a big way. Songs from the film, especially 'Tere Bin', continue to be aired hence keeping the superb music alive
||If only the film would have been a success, the album would have gone on to scale unimaginable heights!
||Vishal Bhardwaj, Ajay Devgan and Kumar Mangat must be grinning from ear to ear as the music has literally fought its way up the ladder and is now sitting pretty inspite of being on stands for more than 15 weeks. One of the longest sustaining music in recent times, it has defied all speculations and predictions
||None....what with the music turning out to be a success!
||Finally 'Jaan-e-Mann' breaks into Top 5 though the music deserves to be placed much higher. After pure melody in the form of 3 songs being aired, one awaits the rhythmic dance numbers to arrive any time now
||Songs were always expected to grow on a listener but with just about 20 days to go for the film's release, tempo of the film and music promotion needs to be pushed in a big way
||One expected KANK to fall in rankings at a brisk pace in last couple of weeks but to one's pleasant surprise it is still one of the preferred albums for a music lover. Each of the songs from the film has been a success to some degree at the least due to which the entire soundtrack has turned out to be one wholesome entertainer
||Audience may now be looking for a change from Karan Johar and Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy in their next outing
||Steady at #7, 'Fanaa' refuses to move out of the charts. This Jatin Lalit score has been around for 6 months and since then has maintained its place in the Top 10 rankings
||With biggies like 'Umrao Jaan' and 'Dhoom 2' arriving soon, 'Fanaa' may just have a month or two more to make hay!
||Lage Raho Munnabhai
||While the film continues to break records all over the country, the album actually slips down by a couple of places in the charts. It shouldn't be a point of worry though for composer Shantanu Moitra since just like 'Munnabhai MBBS', LRM too is a kind of album that continues to sell consistently over the months [and years] irrespective of whether the film is on or off the theatres
||Situational tracks that start connecting with the listener once seen on the big screen
||Breathing its last in the charts, ironically 'Gangster' sits at the bottom when 'Woh Lamhe' by the same team is at #2. Nevertheless 'Gangster' is a milestone in the career of everyone involved in the project since it has been widely appreciated by the 'junta janardan'!
||'Ya Ghali', the song on which 'Ya Ali' is supposed to have been based, is on air all over. Well, the fact is for everyone is to be seen
||Khosla Ka Ghosla
||"Oye Chak De Phattey" - sooner or later yeh hona hi tha! Album's USP was always meant to be Kailash Kher's 'Chak De Phatte' and the promotion was bang on with the song being all over the music channels. Appreciation of the film has made sure that the song has become popular too, hence resulting in the album entering the charts
||Except for 'Chak De Phattey', there is no other potential chartbuster in the entire album
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