Back in the day, Bollywood had all kinds of songs. Romantic songs, happy songs, fast songs, slow songs, sad songs, songs on the beach, songs in pouring rain. And then one day, one nice man suggested they have item songs and from then there was no looking back! Here’s a list of the best item numbers of the year so far. the list was made in no particular order but the song number 1 and 2 are my current favourites!
Ghagra – YEh Jawaani hai dewaani
This has to be my favourite item song of the year! The dhak dhak girl made her debut as an item dancer in this song and true to its word, the song has all the characteristics of an item number. A guy acting posh, the lady wearing amazing yet sexy dresses, a catchy tune and a surrounding that makes you question your judgement of watching the song. But then, your eyeballs are stuck at Madhuri and you cannot see anything else except for the diva. You glance at Ranbir at times but Madhuri steals the show.
dhating naach – phata poster nikla hero
One thing I love about this song? Shahiddddd! and his amazing expression. Well they are two different things but whatever. Dhating Naach is my song of the month. The lyrics are so meaning less and the tune so catchy. Once you hear it, you will find yourself murmuring ‘Udan chu chu..Main chidiya firangi’ and then you play the song and start dancing! Its unfair to give all the credit to Shahid because even Nargis did an amazing naaach!
jadoo ki jhappi – Ramaiya Vastavaiya
Who knew Jacqueline Fernandez would look so pretty dolled up as a desi gaon ki chori? Hell! Who knew she could matkaofy her kammar like that? The first time I watched the song I was like wow, this girl looks so much like Jacqueline Fernandez and when I found out she was indeed Jacqueline I was well surprised. Actually even surprised doesn’t justify to what I felt.
one two three four – chennai express
Another catchy number! We didn’t think SRK would need an item song to sell his movie. Well I don’t know who the girl is nor do I wanna know. Shahrukh Khan hogged all the screen space and to be quite honest it must have been unfair to the lady waltzing in pink knee length ghagra. Keeping all the differences aside, the song was very good and well choreographed.
Thank God It’s Friday – HIMMATWALA
Shotgun Jr reminds me so much of Zeenat Aman in this song. Its like Laila mai laila all over again! Specially the sequined dress and the glittery band on her forehead. Ohhh! How can we miss the slit in the dress? This is just so Zeenat Aman! Thank God its Friday is another preppy item song which I love! its too bad that such an awesome song couldn’t save Himmatwala from being an utter flop at the box office. Well just like money can’t buy everything, item songs can’t guarantee the success of the movie.
Laila – Shootout At Wadala
Speaking of Laila mai laia here’s another song that I liked a lot! Sunny did a very good job and if the big guys in the industry weren’t so biased Sunny would actually shine in the industry. If it weren’t for her prior choice of work even the biased audience would love her! She has such a pretty India face and a million dollar smile.
Babli Badmaash Hai – Shootout At Wadala
How can we not talk about Babli when we are praising Laila? They both go hand in hand. Priynaka looked like the female counterpart of Shahenshah and we loved her look! The song too was good and was a pretty good item number!