The year 2020 was a challenging year for the music industry, as the world was hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. The lockdowns, social distancing measures, and canceled live events had a significant impact on the music scene. Despite this, the Indian music industry continued to produce and release new music, and the India Top Charts for 2020 reflected the diverse range of music that was popular in the country.
The India Top Charts for 2020 were compiled by various platforms, including Gaana, Apple Music, Spotify, and YouTube. The charts were based on a combination of streaming numbers, radio airplay, and online purchases. Let's take a closer look at some of the top charts for 2020.
"Genda Phool" by Badshah featuring Payal Dev
"Genda Phool" was one of the biggest hits of 2020, with over 700 million views on YouTube. The song was composed by Badshah and featured Payal Dev, and it was a fusion of traditional Bengali folk music and modern rap beats. The song topped the charts on various platforms, including Gaana, Apple Music, and Spotify.
"Burjkhalifa" by Shashi and DJ Khushi
"Burjkhalifa" was a popular dance track from the Bollywood movie "Laxmii," starring Akshay Kumar and Kiara Advani. The song was composed by Shashi and DJ Khushi and featured vocals from Nikhita Gandhi. The song was a massive hit, with over 200 million views on YouTube.
"Shayad" by Arijit Singh
"Shayad" was a romantic ballad from the Bollywood movie "Love Aaj Kal," starring Kartik Aaryan and Sara Ali Khan. The song was composed by Pritam and featured vocals from Arijit Singh. The song was a hit, with over 200 million views on YouTube.
"Dil Bechara" by AR Rahman
"Dil Bechara" was the title track from the Bollywood movie of the same name, starring Sushant Singh Rajput and Sanjana Sanghi. The song was composed by AR Rahman and featured vocals from Sunidhi Chauhan and Hriday Gattani. The song was a tribute to Sushant Singh Rajput, who passed away in 2020, and it was a hit, with over 100 million views on YouTube.
"Bella Ciao" by Manu Pilas
"Bella Ciao" was a Spanish-Italian folk song that became popular in India after it was featured in the Netflix series "Money Heist." The song was composed by Manu Pilas, and it was a protest song that became popular during the Italian anti-fascist resistance movement. The song was a hit on various platforms, including Spotify and YouTube.
The India Top Charts for 2020 reflected the diversity of music in the country, with a mix of Bollywood hits, independent music, and international tracks. The charts also showed the impact of digital platforms on the music industry, with streaming numbers playing a significant role in determining the most popular songs of the year.
In conclusion, despite the challenges faced by the music industry in 2020, the India Top Charts showed that music continued to be a source of comfort and inspiration for people around the country. As we look forward to the future, it will be interesting to see how the music scene in India evolves and how new artists and genres will emerge and capture the hearts and ears of listeners.