And we are all set to welcome 2022 with open arms and a warm heart! For Tollywood, 2021 has been a satisfactory year to a considerable degree. Though the Telugu movie buffs witnessed several expected and unexpected hits and misses this year, what caught their attention are the update releases of various films. Talking about it, more song updates were released this year as a measure to keep fans engaged.
The plan of action actually succeeded most of the time, as it not only caused commotion among fans and music aficionados but also turned out to be chart-topping hits that even gave thrust to the films they represented. Well, as we come close to the end of 2021, it is only befitting to share a few tracks that made the internet go gaga and received millions of views on YouTube.
Love Story's 'Saranga Dariya' lyrical track is on the top spot with 352 million views and 1.9 million likes on YouTube (at the time of writing). The folk song crooned by Mangli garnered a great deal of attention soon after its release, and it is all thanks to the singer's soulful voice, captivating music and of course the very beautiful Sai Pallavi, who featured in it. With lyrics penned by Suddala Ashok Teja, the popular track has music composed by Pawan CH.
2021 has indeed been the year of folk numbers. Soon after its release in April 2021, the song went viral on social media in no time. Crooned and performed by Mohana Bhogaraju, the folk song has got over 187 million views on the video streaming platform. 'Bullettu Bandi' is still trending on the internet and thousands of people have been posting videos of them dancing to the song on Instagram and YouTube reels. So far, the song has 1.4 million likes.
Oke Oka Lokam
Though Sashi received a lukewarm response from the audiences, one of its romantic tracks titled 'Oke Oka Lokam' managed to keep everybody hooked throughout the year. Featuring Aadi and Surbhi, the lyrical track has garnered over 150 million views and 1 million likes since its release in January 2021. The romantic number composed by Arun Chiluveru has lyrics penned by Chandra Bose. Sid Sriram has rendered the soulful track.
And we can't afford to miss Allu Arjun's 'Srivalli' from the list of top chartbusters of 2021 (YouTube). The soundtrack (lyrical) was released on October 13 and needless to say, it was instantly made viral by the leading man's fans. His confessions to his ladylove Srivalli, portrayed by Rashmika Mandanna and his subtle gestures are the high points of the song. The hook step of the film that shows Allu Arjun losing one of his slippers while swaying to the tune has already become the talk of the town for all obvious reasons. Performed by Sid Sriram, the song is composed by Devi Sri Prasad. So far, the film has got 112 million views and 1.3 million likes on YouTube.
Another folk number of the year, 'Laahe Laahe' has taken the fifth spot on the list. Featuring Chiranjeevi, Kajal Aggarwal and Sangeetha, the song is composed by Mani Sharma. The foot-tapping track has surely struck a chord with the audience with many appreciating the catchy lyrics, effortless moves of the actors and vibrant visuals. Along with the dance sequences, the 4-minute-10-second video also shows some behind-the-scene visuals featuring Ram Charan, which interested fans. With 105 million views, the song has received 778 k likes on the video streaming platform.