I considered four languages for ‘South Indian’ – Tamil, Telugu, Kannada & Malayalam. The songs that are mentioned here are from movies that were released in the month of April 2011.
The selection and ratings are my own and I did not take any public poll or have a look at any popularity rating while deciding on the below positions. If I have left some songs, you have to understand that its not possible to listen to all the songs and some of them are not available online.
Do let me know what you think about the selection. You can just listen to the top four songs to understand how good Indian popular music is, and can be. Some songs (especially the two Malayalam songs) show extraordinary depth in the singers voice – Listen to them to understand how good pure vocals can be and how wonderful Indian traditional music is. And all this, is just for the albums released in one month in just four states of India, without even considering the wonderful Bollywood (Hindi) songs / songs from other Indian languages.
I think there are two things that India is impossible to beat – Depth in traditional music (Heck, even popular music) & the variety of vegetarian dishes.
Anyways, lets go to the countdown of my favorite top ten South Indian songs for April 2011:
Song No. 10 – Sanju Mattu Geetha (Language – Kannada; Movie – Sanju Weds Geetha)
Song No. 9 – Ore Oru Varthai Pesu (Language – Tamil; Movie – Tenkasi Pakkathule)
Song No. 8 – Jeevitham (Language – Malayalam; Movie – City of God)
Song No. 7 – Evan De Unna Pethan (Language – Tamil; Movie – Vaanam)
Song No. 6 – Edi Aa Vennila (Language – Telugu; Movie – Manchivadu)
Song No. 5 – Kaalangal (Language – Malayalam; Movie – City of God)
Song No. 4 – Nee Naade Naa (Language – Kannada; Movie – Murali Meets Meera)
Song No. 3 – Ennamo Edho (Language – Tamil; Movie – Ko)
Song No. 2 – Gaganave Baagi (Language – Kannada; Movie – Sanju weds Geetha)
Song No. 1 – Lokame Kothaga (Language – Telugu; Movie – Lokame Kothaga)