Which Pakistani song of 2014 is your favourite?

Published: December 4, 2014
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PHOTOS: EXPRESS

KARACHI: As 2014 comes to an end, The Express Tribune has combined a list of the Pakistani songs that stood out by a mile.

With Strings taking over as producers of Coke Studio and mega stars like Rahat Fateh Ali releasing his solo album ‘Back2love’, the year was full of hits and misses.

However, credit must be given to young acts like Jimmy Khan, Sibti & Spoonful and Naseer & Shahab for releasing some fresh music. And the likes of Zoe Viccaji and Abbas Ali Khan for actually having the courage to release whole albums when releasing singles has become the trend in Pakistani music industry.

Here is a list, in no particular order, of our top 10 picks for songs of 2014.

Who wins the top slot? Vote for your favourite song this year at the bottom of the page. Or leave us a comment if your favourite song is not included in the list.

1. Ghoongat — Mekaal Hasan Band


2. Nadya – Jimmy Khan


3. Zaruri Tha — Rahat Fateh Ali Khan


4. Mujhay Baar Baar — Abbas Ali Khan Ft Shallum (Coke Studio)


5. Badnaam — Sibti & Spoonful


6. Meena — The Sketches


7. Phir Mili Tanhai– Zoe Viccaji


8. Sanwre — Fariha Pervez  ft Saad Sultan and Rizwan Anwar


9. Sab Akho Ali  Ali — Asrar Ft Aamir Zaki (Coke Studio)

10. Ghalti Mein Shta — Naseer & Shahab


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Which Pakistani song is your favourite this year?

  • Ghoongat - Mekaal Hasan Band (24%, 1,105 Votes)
  • Mujhay Baar Baar - Abbas Ali Khan (24%, 1,079 Votes)
  • Nadya – Jimmy Khan (14%, 646 Votes)
  • Sab Akho Ali Ali - Asrar, Zaki (10%, 458 Votes)
  • Zaruri Tha - Rahat Fateh Ali Khan (9%, 409 Votes)
  • Meena - The Sketches (9%, 388 Votes)
  • Sanwre - Fariha Pervez, Rizwan (4%, 181 Votes)
  • Ghalti Mein Shta - Naseer & Shahab (3%, 138 Votes)
  • Phir Mili Tanhai - Zoe Viccaji (3%, 132 Votes)
  • Badnaam - Sibti & Spoonful (0%, 24 Votes)

Total Voters: 4,560

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Reader Comments (37)

  • Ali T.
    Dec 4, 2014 - 8:25PM

    Nimmi Nimmi ~ Overload

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  • Fatima Shah
    Dec 4, 2014 - 9:30PM

    Mitti da pehlwan (coke studio) by Jawad Ahmed. Also, Lethal Combination by Bilal Saeed. These are the real miss!

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  • Usaim
    Dec 4, 2014 - 9:37PM

    Best one is DOST by Abida Parveen in coke studio.

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  • ovais
    Dec 5, 2014 - 2:19AM

    Dost by abida parveen beats every other song

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  • Spyrogyra
    Dec 5, 2014 - 3:20PM

    Dost by Abida Parveen. Surprised it isn’t in this shortlist.

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  • Sagar Rafique
    Dec 5, 2014 - 7:13PM

    Meena Is The BEst one. Lyrics, Music and speciallly Saif Are Love…
    Love Sketches

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  • Dec 5, 2014 - 7:15PM

    Meena Is The Best
    Lyrics, Music and Saif.. Sketches is love

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  • fan
    Dec 5, 2014 - 7:16PM

    Tu mera nahi by rizwan anwar

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  • zahid
    Dec 5, 2014 - 9:23PM

    Meena – the sketches is great!! nice story!! love it.

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  • zahid
    Dec 5, 2014 - 9:29PM

    Meena – the sketches, little girl with her beautiful ambitions… lyrics, story, love it.

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  • Sabahat Azam
    Dec 5, 2014 - 10:34PM

    Saanware ~ Fariha parvez ft Rizwan Anwar and Saad Sultan

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  • Shumi
    Dec 5, 2014 - 11:50PM

    **Meena The Sketches is great!!

    Awesome Lyrics
    Awesome Story behind this song just superb

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  • fareeha
    Dec 6, 2014 - 1:57PM

    i think ranjha jogi by uzair khan was a big hit bt missing here..

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  • Atif Sukhera
    Dec 6, 2014 - 3:15PM

    Nadia by Jimmy Khan

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  • FaiselH
    Dec 6, 2014 - 4:29PM

    Nadya – Jimmy Khan.

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  • immortal_soloist
    Dec 6, 2014 - 4:36PM

    Ghoongat — Mekaal Hasan Band.

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  • Ammar Ali
    Dec 6, 2014 - 5:23PM

    i wonder how did you miss Rahat & Abida’s Chaap Tillak?

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  • Megha Bhardwaj
    Dec 6, 2014 - 7:45PM

    Absolutely LOVE ‘Ghoonghat’ by Mekaal Hasan Band. The musicianship of each of these people individually is excellent. Together they create magic :)

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  • Megha Bhardwaj
    Dec 6, 2014 - 7:47PM

    Ghoonghat by Mekaal Hasan Band anyday. Everday.

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  • Dec 6, 2014 - 8:51PM

    Ghoongat — Mekaal Hasan Band.

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  • Maggie gyllen
    Dec 6, 2014 - 9:36PM

    Love Ghoongat. Great music. Cheers

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  • Shahzad Hameed
    Dec 6, 2014 - 10:00PM

    Ghoongat – Mekaal Hasan Band

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  • Dec 6, 2014 - 11:12PM

    1 GHOONGAT BY MEKAL HASSAN BANDRecommend

  • Laveena
    Dec 7, 2014 - 10:42AM

    Ghoongat by mekaal hassan band

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  • jattkill
    Dec 8, 2014 - 3:41AM

    Xavia by Bubber Sher

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  • Dec 8, 2014 - 11:59AM

    PAKISTAN’S National Anthem.

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  • Sunil Inayat
    Dec 8, 2014 - 8:22PM

    Ghoongat – Mekaal Hasan Band…. Very Nice Song…Recommend

  • Sunil Inayat
    Dec 8, 2014 - 8:24PM

    Ghoongat — Mekaal Hasan Band…Recommend

  • Babu Shahzad
    Dec 8, 2014 - 8:29PM

    Ghoongat — Mekaal Hasan Band… I really love this song…

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  • zeeshan Rafiq
    Dec 8, 2014 - 8:32PM

    Mekaal Hasan Band’s Song Ghoongat… 100%

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  • raanajamil
    Dec 9, 2014 - 9:15AM

    Naddiya—the best so far!

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  • Haris
    Dec 9, 2014 - 11:37PM

    Asrar- Sub Akho Ali Ali

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  • Dec 10, 2014 - 7:24PM

    Are these the BEST OF THE YEAR? interesting then. I’d go for Mujhay Bar Bar any way!Recommend

  • Boca
    Dec 12, 2014 - 3:28PM

    Well if we’re being truly honest, Ghoongat is not pakistani. Its a cross border collaboration. The vocalist isnt Pakistani… slightly unfair.

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  • The Flourist
    Dec 16, 2014 - 12:03AM

    This is very confusing..why is “ghoongat” leading?
    Q-tips on deck!! If anyone wants to clean they’re ears out!!!Recommend

  • ila
    Dec 30, 2014 - 11:56PM

    i wanted to vote. but since i could not find how to, so i am writing. i vote for Mujhay Baar Baar – Abbas Ali Khan. thank you.

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  • Umar
    Jan 27, 2015 - 11:37PM

    marvelous singing by Abbas in mujhy bar bar

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