Mumbai’s Favourite Playlist

On the 23rd of October, 2009, Hindustan Times, in it’s special supplement, HT café gave, an article listing “Mumbai’s Favourite Playlist” giving a line up of top 100 English tracks that have been playing in the city (and perhaps in India’s other metropolises too). I don’t know how far would one agree with this list but the list had some of the all time great English Songs ever, agreed.
Here is the line up: (according to htcafé 23rd October, 2009)
Summer Of ’69 – Bryan Adams
Hotel California – Eagles
November Rain / Sweet Child Of Mine – Guns ‘N’ Roses
Winds Of Change – Scorpions
Zombie – Cranberries
Brick In The Wall – Pink Floyd
Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton
YMCA – The Village People
Roadhouse Blues – The Doors
American Pie – Don McLean
That Thing You Do – Fountains Of Wayne
Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen
Smoke On The Water – Deep Purple
I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor
It’s My Life – Bon Jovi
Loosing My Religion – REM
We Will Rock You – Queen
We Didn’t Start The Fire – Billy Joel
Comfortably Numb – Pink Floyd
Every Breathe You Take – The Police
(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction – Rolling Stones
Nothing Else Matters – Metallica
La Bamba – Los Lobos
Eye Of The Tiger – Survivor
Dancing In The Dark – Bruce Springsteen
Pretty Women – Roy Orbison
I Want To Break Free – Queen
Billie Jean – Michael Jackson
More Than Words – Extreme
Staying Alive – Bee Gees
Sacrifice – Elton John
Beat It – Michael Jackson
Sultana Of Swing – Dire Straits
Don’t Speak – No Doubt
Everybody Hearts – REM
We Are The Champions – Queen
Hard Day’s Night – The Beatles
Free Fallin’ – Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers
Thriller – Michael Jackson
La Bamba – Ritchie Valens
Paradise (Original title: “Another Day In Paradise”) – Phil Collins
With Or Without You – U2
What’s Going On – For Non-Blondes
Cecilia – Simon And Garfunkel
Stairway To Heaven – Led Zeppelin
River Of Dreams – Billy Joel
You Sexy Thing – Hot Chocolate
Jeremy – Perl Jam
Sweet Dreams – Eurhythmics
Mama I’m Coming Home – Ozzie Osbourne
Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynrd
La Isla Bonita – Modonna
I Feel Good – James Brown
What If God Was One Of Us – Joan Osbourne
I Will Do Anything For Love – Meatloaf
Simply The Best – Tina Turner
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun – Cindy Lauper
Walk Like An Egyptian – Bangles
Wish You Were Here – Pink Floyd
Leaving On a Jet Plane – John Denver
Ice Ice Baby – Vanilla Ice
California Dreaming – Mamas And Papas
Proud Mary – CCR
What A Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
Right Here Waiting For You – Richard Marx
D.I.S.C.O. – Ottawan
Lady In Red – Chris De Burgh
Riders On The Storm – The Doors
Jailhouse Rock – Elvis Presley
Sexual Healing – Marvin Gaye
Imagine – John Lennon
Where The Streets Have No Name – U2
Take It Easy – Eagles
I Want It That Away – Backstreet Boys
Bittersweet Symphony – Verve
Living On The Edge – Aerosmith
Lean On Me – Bill Withers
Wonderwall – Oasis
Smells Like Teen Spirit – Nirvana
Iris – Goo Goo Dolls
Kung Fu Fighting – Carl Douglas
Uptown Girl – Billie Joel
Highway To Hell – AC/DC
I Love Rock And Roll – Joan Jett
Like A Prayer – Madonna
Love Is All Around – The Troggs
Somebody To Love – Jefferson Airplane
Smooth Operator – Sade
Unchained Melody – Air Supply
Light My Fire – The Doors
Gimme Hope, Joanna – Eddy Grant
Black Or White – Michael Jackson
Mama Mia – ABBA
Red Red Wine – UB40
I Just Called To Say I Love You – Stevie Wonder
Always – Bon Jovi
Words – Boyzone
Ain’t No Sunshine – Bill Withers
Heaven – Bryan Adams
Gangsters Paradise – Coolio
This list has some of the most outstanding songs ever, surprised to find a lot of songs here that I thought were rare 🙂

On the 23rd of October, 2009, Hindustan Times, in it’s supplement, HT café gave, an article listing “Mumbai’s Favourite Playlist” giving a line up of top 100 English tracks that have been playing in the city (and perhaps in India’s other metropolises too). These are the top requested songs in Mumbai

Here is the line up: (according to htcafé 23rd October, 2009)

  1. Summer Of ’69 – Bryan Adams
  2. Hotel California – Eagles
  3. November Rain / Sweet Child Of Mine – Guns ‘N’ Roses
  4. Winds Of Change – Scorpions
  5. Zombie – Cranberries
  6. Brick In The Wall – Pink Floyd
  7. Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton
  8. YMCA – The Village People
  9. Roadhouse Blues – The Doors
  10. American Pie – Don McLean
  11. That Thing You Do – Fountains Of Wayne
  12. Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen
  13. Smoke On The Water – Deep Purple
  14. I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor
  15. It’s My Life – Bon Jovi
  16. Loosing My Religion – REM
  17. We Will Rock You – Queen
  18. We Didn’t Start The Fire – Billy Joel
  19. Comfortably Numb – Pink Floyd
  20. Every Breathe You Take – The Police
  21. (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction – Rolling Stones
  22. Nothing Else Matters – Metallica
  23. La Bamba – Los Lobos
  24. Eye Of The Tiger – Survivor
  25. Dancing In The Dark – Bruce Springsteen
  26. Pretty Women – Roy Orbison
  27. I Want To Break Free – Queen
  28. Billie Jean – Michael Jackson
  29. More Than Words – Extreme
  30. Staying Alive – Bee Gees
  31. Sacrifice – Elton John
  32. Beat It – Michael Jackson
  33. Sultana Of Swing – Dire Straits
  34. Don’t Speak – No Doubt
  35. Everybody Hearts – REM
  36. We Are The Champions – Queen
  37. Hard Day’s Night – The Beatles
  38. Free Fallin’ – Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers
  39. Thriller – Michael Jackson
  40. La Bamba – Ritchie Valens
  41. Paradise (Original title: “Another Day In Paradise”) – Phil Collins
  42. With Or Without You – U2
  43. What’s Going On – For Non-Blondes
  44. Cecilia – Simon And Garfunkel
  45. Stairway To Heaven – Led Zeppelin
  46. River Of Dreams – Billy Joel
  47. You Sexy Thing – Hot Chocolate
  48. Jeremy – Perl Jam
  49. Sweet Dreams – Eurhythmics
  50. Mama I’m Coming Home – Ozzie Osbourne
  51. Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynrd
  52. La Isla Bonita – Modonna
  53. I Feel Good – James Brown
  54. What If God Was One Of Us – Joan Osbourne
  55. I Will Do Anything For Love – Meatloaf
  56. Simply The Best – Tina Turner
  57. Girls Just Wanna Have Fun – Cindy Lauper
  58. Walk Like An Egyptian – Bangles
  59. Wish You Were Here – Pink Floyd
  60. Leaving On a Jet Plane – John Denver
  61. Ice Ice Baby – Vanilla Ice
  62. California Dreaming – Mamas And Papas
  63. Proud Mary – CCR
  64. What A Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
  65. Right Here Waiting For You – Richard Marx
  66. D.I.S.C.O. – Ottawan
  67. Lady In Red – Chris De Burgh
  68. Riders On The Storm – The Doors
  69. Jailhouse Rock – Elvis Presley
  70. Sexual Healing – Marvin Gaye
  71. Imagine – John Lennon
  72. Where The Streets Have No Name – U2
  73. Take It Easy – Eagles
  74. I Want It That Away – Backstreet Boys
  75. Bittersweet Symphony – Verve
  76. Living On The Edge – Aerosmith
  77. Lean On Me – Bill Withers
  78. Wonderwall – Oasis
  79. Smells Like Teen Spirit – Nirvana
  80. Iris – Goo Goo Dolls
  81. Kung Fu Fighting – Carl Douglas
  82. Uptown Girl – Billie Joel
  83. Highway To Hell – AC/DC
  84. I Love Rock And Roll – Joan Jett
  85. Like A Prayer – Madonna
  86. Love Is All Around – The Troggs
  87. Somebody To Love – Jefferson Airplane
  88. Smooth Operator – Sade
  89. Unchained Melody – Air Supply
  90. Light My Fire – The Doors
  91. Gimme Hope, Joanna – Eddy Grant
  92. Black Or White – Michael Jackson
  93. Mama Mia – ABBA
  94. Red Red Wine – UB40
  95. I Just Called To Say I Love You – Stevie Wonder
  96. Always – Bon Jovi
  97. Words – Boyzone
  98. Ain’t No Sunshine – Bill Withers
  99. Heaven – Bryan Adams
  100. Gangsters Paradise – Coolio

This list has some of the most outstanding songs ever, surprised to find a lot of songs here that I thought were rare 🙂

8 thoughts on “Mumbai’s Favourite Playlist

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  2. ye mann i have listened and still love these songs.
    this playlist has many all time favorite songs!

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