Greatest party playlist for this New Year’s Eve

Greatest party playlist for this New Year’s Eve

Was 2016 a good year for you? Celebrate this fact with an amazing new year’s bash. Had a bad year? No issues, let’s party the night away in hopes of a good year ahead – This is what happens to most people at the end of every year. Whether 2016 was a good year for one or not, one cannot deny the excitement around the end of the year party! We present to you a list of songs that will help you in that exactly. Have a look:

  1. Work

This song began the long chain of ‘work’ songs that were released this year. The main USP of the song was the chemistry shared by Drake and Rihanna in both versions of the song’s video.

Artist: Rihanna

Featured artist: Drake

Album: Anti

  1. Nashe Si Chadh Gayi

From the film Befikre, this song quickly made its place in everybody’s dance playlists. Featuring Vani Kapoor and Ranveer Singh, this song is the perfect one for your NYE bash.

Singer: Arijit Singh

Music: Vishal and Shekhar

Lyrics: Jaideep Sahni

French Vocals: Caralisa Monteiro

  1. Do It Right

This peppy number was composed by French DJ, Martin Solveig and features the vocals of Australian singer, Tkay Maidza, and will definitely will get you on the dance floor.

Artist: Martin Solveig

Featured artist: Tkay Maidza

Album: Single

  1. The Breakup Song

We all have that one friend in every group who breaks up with their significant other right before 31st December. Well, they do not need to be sulking over this, as Bollywood as a solution to that too, in the form of ‘The Breakup Song’ from the film Ae Dil Hai Mushkil. The song features Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma along with cameos from a few other Bollywood celebs.

Singers: Arijit Singh, Badshah, Jonita Gandhi & Nakash Aziz

Music: Pritam

Lyrics: Amitabh Bhattacharya

  1. I Wanna Feel

This is probable one of those songs that has been played at almost every club ever since its release. The British producer made a line from Toni Braxton’s 1996 hit ‘You’re Makin’ Me High’ this song’s hook, which was widely appreciated.

Artist: Secondcity

Hook Vocals: Toni Braxton

Album: Single

  1. Kala Chashma

Yet another remake from what seems like a never ending list of song remakes this year, ‘Kala Chashma’ took the nation by storm when it released. The song features Katrina Kaif and Sidharth Malhotra and is from the film, Baar Baar Dekho.

Original Music Composition: Prem Hardeep

Recreated: Badshah

Singers: Amar Arshi, Badshah, Neha Kakkar & Indeep Bakshi (Rap)

Lyrics: Amrik Singh & Kumaar

  1. Into You

Ariana Grande’s 2016 album had something for everybody. This one song seemed to be a DJ favourite, being remixed by a whole lot of DJs. The one we loved the most that is best suited for a smashing NYE party would be by the American DJ 3LAU.

Artist: Ariana Grande

Album: Dangerous Woman

Featured Artist: DJ 3LAU

  1. Beat pe Booty

The film might have not done great at the box office, but that cannot be said about this song. The song featuring Tiger Shroff and Jacqueline Fernandez from the film A Flying Jatt, went viral and had a dance challenge around it too.

Singer: Sachin, Jigar, Vayu & Kanika Kapoor

Lyrics: Vayu

Music: Sachin-Jigar

  1. One Dance

This song, co-written by the artist himself, became a chart topper instantly in over 15 countries. No 2016 playlist can be deemed complete without the inclusion of this fun number.

Artist: Drake

Featured artist: Wizkid & Kyla

Album: Views

  1. Baby Ko Bass Pasand Hai

With its Haryaanvi slang and high bass, the song was an instant hit amongst dance lovers. It features Salman Khan and Anushka Sharma and is found in the film, Sultan.

Singer: Vishal Dadlani, Shalmali Kholgade, Isheeta, Badshah

Music: Vishal & Shekhar

Lyrics: Irshad Kamil

  1. Hype

This electro/dance song will surely energize your party. All you rap fans, who say they have no good songs to dance to will no longer have no complain, all thanks to this collaboration.

Artists: Calvin Harris, Dizzee Rascal

Album: Single

  1. Kar Gayi Chull

Every girl’s favourite song of this year will have to be this number from the film Kapoor & Sons. The song features Sidharth Malhotra and Alia Bhatt dancing the night away at a house party.

Singer: Badshah, Fazilpuria, Sukriti Kakar, Neha Kakkar

Lyrics: Badshah, Kumaar

Original Music Composition: Badshah

Music Composition and Recreation: Amaal Mallik

  1. Black Beatles

The duo Rae Sremmurd took the world by storm by their song that went on to become the backdrop for the #MannequinChallenge all over the internet.

Artists: Rae Sremmurd

Featuring Artist: Gucci Mane

Album: SremmLife 2

  1. Let’s Nacho

Yet another fun number from the film Kapoor & Sons. This high-energy song features Sidharth Malhotra, Alia Bhatt & Fawad Khan letting loose and shaking a leg.

Artists: Badshah, Benny Dayal, Nucleya

Lyrics: Kumaar, Christopher Pradee

  1. Starboy

The Weeknd’s latest album is so different from his regular music but nonetheless a success. This song in particular was very well received by everyone worldwide.

Artist: The Weeknd

Featured artist: Daft Punk

Album: Starboy

  1. The Humma Song

This foot-tapping rendition of the hit song ‘Humma Humma’ from the film Bombay is slowly taking over the charts. The song is found in the upcoming film OK Jaanu and features Shraddha Kapoor and Aditya Roy Kapur.

Original music composition: A.R. Rahman

Music recreated by: Badshah & Tanishk Bagchi

Lyrics: Mehboob

Singers: Jubin Nautiyal, Shashaa Tirupati

  1. This Is What You Came For

Yet another party number from the Scottish record producer makes its way onto our list. This list would surely be incomplete without the inclusion of this song.

Artist: Calvin Harris

Featured artist: Rihanna

Album: Single

  1. Rock Tha Party

The song is one of the classic early-2000’s party songs by Bombay Rockers. It features John Abraham and Nora Fatehi from the film Rocky Handsome.

Original Composition and Vocals: Bombay Rockers

Lyrics: Kumaar

Mixed & Mastered By: Eric Pillai

  1. Closer

This song has played every night at every club since its release all over the globe, making Chainsmokers the new go-to party duo.

Artist: Chainsmokers

Featured artist: Halsey

Album: Single

  1. Dil Cheez Tujhe Dedi

A hit song from a hit film, this Ankit Tiwari composition adds a very exotic Middle Eastern flavour to a simple Hindi song. It showcases Akshay Kumar singing to his wife, portrayed by Nimrat Kaur in the film Airlift.

Singers: Ankit Tiwari and Arijit Singh

Music: Ankit Tiwari

Lyrics: Kumaar

Hollywood celebrities who’ve starred in music videos!

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Hollywood’s famous actors have a storied history of popping up in music videos, from Eddie Murphy’s campy turn alongside Michael Jackson to Jennifer Love Hewitt’s devastated ‘Hero’ heroine. Here’s presenting to you, a list of our favourite music video cameos:

  1. Rupert Grint

The Harry Potter actor can be seen as an obsessed fan, lip-syncing to Ed Sheeran’s Lego House in the music video of the same. The song is a play on the similar appearances of the two celebrities, and was a big hit when it first released.

  1. Elijah Wood

Elijah Wood can easily be given the title of ‘Music Video King’ for the number of features he has made over the years in music videos. However, the first time he popped up in a video was during his childhood, and that too for a Paula Abdul song. He can be seen in the video of her single Forever Your Girl.

  1. Alicia Silverstone

Silverstone gained further prominence as a teen idol when she appeared in three music videos for the band Aerosmith during her peak as a teenage actor. Her most memorable feature would probably be the cinematic Cryin clip, in which the young actress leaps off a ledge with a bungee and flips off her man instead of plummeting to her death.

  1. Scarlett Johansson

Get a taste of Justin’s seduction strategy as Justin Timberlake woos Scarlett Johansson in a retro mansion with a vintage microphone, in the music video of his single What Goes Around… Comes Around.

  1. Eddie Murphy

Do you remember the time Eddie Murphy starred in Michael Jackson’s music video? (Yes, pun intended) Eddie Murphy played a sultan trying to “entertain his queen,” and the only one who can impress him is Michael Jackson himself.

Does 2016 feel like the 90’s? We investigate!

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2016 is only halfway done and already seems so eventful! Some may agree, other may not; one thing that everybody can agree on however, is the fact that 2016 is the year of comebacks. #Throwback has been given a whole new meaning these past six months. With the return of trends in not only fashion, but also film, television, politics and lifestyle, 2016 is being called the new and improved late 90’s & early 2000’s. Here’s why:

Film

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An infant, adopted by apes eventually becomes the king of the jungle; everybody is familiar with this story. It is of course, the legend of Tarzan. Back in 1999, Disney came out with the animated version of the story by Edgar Rice, which would lead to numerous renditions of the story in film, TV and gaming, following its popularity among children.

Fast forward 17 years, those very children have made sure that Tarzan is still running in theatres. Now don’t get us wrong, it might not be the same film, but the 2016 take on the legendary story won the hearts of critics and audiences alike.

Television

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‘I’ll be there for you’ has become synonymous with the hit TV series that aired from 1994 to 2004. F.R.I.E.N.D.S. gained popularity in the mid 90’s and it seems as though this popularity is in no mood to go away from the show. Though it has been over 12 years since the last episode aired, the show is becoming more and more popular, even with the youngsters, who were infants when the show was being aired!

In February 2016, the cast of FRIENDS (barring Matthew Perry) had a small reunion of sorts during the show organized as a tribute to director James Burrows, where they shared a few memories from their time together on set.

Lifestyle

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When somebody says ‘return of trends’, one’s mind automatically goes to fashion. There have been a lot of fashion trends that are making a comeback this year. During the 90’s we would see young girls with butterfly clips and scrunchies in their hair, chokers around their necks, trying to copy the plaid ensembles donned by Cher and Dion in Clueless.

It seems like not just these, but many other fashion trends are making a comeback since the beginning of the year. Soon, we shall witness boys and girls looking like they’ve stepped out of a scene from The Breakfast Club, with flared jeans, dungarees, crimped hair, bandana patters and chokers taking over the fashion world by storm.

Gaming

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Back in 2000, 5 pm meant only one thing for every school going child – Pokémon! The year after that saw a flood of Pokémon merchandize hitting the shelves of stores worldwide. What stood out the most was probably the game played with the Pokémon trading cards. They were all the rage in 2001!

15 years after a Pokémon game being released, you would think the Pokéfever would have reduced if not completely cured. Here’s where we all were wrong. 2016 gave us one of the most trending things ever – Pokémon Go! ; a location-based augmented reality (AR) game supported by both Android and IOS and one that allowed its players to catch Pokémon around the world. Everybody’s childhood dream of being the best, the very best Pokémon trainer came true, thanks to Niantic’s AR game!

Music

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Every time you think of 90’s music you automatically think Blink 182. The American rock band formed in Poway, California in 1992, currently consists of bassist and vocalist Mark Hoppus, drummer Travis Barker, and guitarist and vocalist Matt Skiba. In 2001, their hit song, Take Off Your Pants and Jacket (sometimes referred to simply as ‘Take Off’) topped the US, UK and Canadian charts!

It seems like even after 15 years, the rock band hasn’t lost its touch. Their new album, California has managed to top every chart, just like their 2001 studio album.

Politics

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When we say politics, we are referring only to the elections going on out West! The US elections have always been the talk of the town all over the world; this year is no different. Why are we saying this year feels like 2001? Well, back in 2001, there was a Clinton running for President, just like how this year there is one. Back in 2001, Bill Clinton was the 42nd President of the United States from 1993 to 2001, and it seems like his wife, Hilary Clinton is not very behind when it comes to the political front. She is the nominee of the Democratic Party for President of the United States in the 2016 election; giving us yet again, a déjà vu feeling!

Rewind: Best of 2015!

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The year 2015 finally came to an end a couple of days ago, and like each year, we look back to see what gems the year had to offer. Without any further ado, AISFM presents ‘Best of 2015’. Our list includes the most downloaded apps, music, films, TV shows, and much more. There are a few surprises on it, but for the most part it’s pretty straightforward and you’re probably already a fan of most of the mentioned items.

Most Downloaded Song
(Mark Ronson’s ‘Uptown Funk’ featuring Bruno Mars)uptown funk
The track, which features Bruno Mars, notched up a combined sales and streaming total of 1.76 million to finish at the top of the end of year chart. The song’s total combined sales since its release in November 2014 stand at 2.25 million! This was followed by Ed Sheeran’s ‘Thinking Out Loud’, and Adele’s ‘Hello’ which, to be fair, came out a lot later in the year than the aforementioned tune, which came in at #6.

Most Downloaded TV Show
(Game of Thrones)
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On the small screen ‘Game of Thrones’ (Season 5) was the #1 download. Here’s a nerdy statistic for you ‘Game of Thrones’ fans: There are more illegal downloads of the show every week than there are people in King’s Landing. That’s according to piracy monitoring service Irdeto, which monitored illegal TV downloads for two months earlier this year, and found GoT to be increasingly popular. Around 116,000 copies of the show were downloaded each day on an average. (King’s Landing, according to the George R.R. Martin books, has a mere 500,000 souls.)

Most Downloaded Movie
(Interstellar)
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According to figures from Excipio, which tracks BitTorrent downloads, the Matthew McConaughey flick got a whopping 46.7 million downloads from the start of this year to December 25. Compared with ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’, which was number one on the same list in 2014, with 30 million downloads, 56% more copies of the film were downloaded. This is so out of this world!

Most Downloaded App
(Trivia Crack)
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When it comes to free iPhone apps, social media definitely ruled. If you had a hunch that Instagram and Snapchat were in the top 10, you’re right. They were #5 and #4 respectively. The #1 spot in this category went to Trivia Crack. When talking about paid iPhone apps, the games ruled. Heads Up!, Minecraft: Pocket Edition, and Trivia Crack were the top three downloads.

Most Visited Website
(Google)
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Alexa ranks websites based on a combined measure of page views and unique site users. Alexa creates a list of “top websites” based on this data, time-averaged over three-month periods. Only the site’s highest-level domain is recorded, aggregating any sub-domains. According to Alexa Internet, google.com is the most visited website of 2015.

Most Used Instagram Hashtag
(Love)
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Instagram is slowly but surely becoming the new Facebook. With hash-tagging becoming the most used thing with every passing day on instagram, we just could not complete this list without including the most used hashtag of the previous year. According to Webstagram, in 2015 the hashtag used the most was #love. This was followed by #instagood, #me and finally #tbt.

‘United State of Pop’ – DJ Earworm releases his 2015 Pop Mashup!

With 2015 almost coming to an end, DJ Earworm has unleashed his annual “United State of Pop“, a five-minute mega mash-up that incorporates 50 of the year’s biggest hits into one seamless ode to what has dominated radio for the past 12 months!

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Right from T Swift’s Wildest Dreams, to Drake’s Hotline Bling, to Adele’s Hello, every major Pop song of 2015 has been able to get a get a spot in this epic mash-up. What’s more? The video is released with a montage of all those things that went viral this year and yes, it obviously includes Drake’s gif-worthy dance! Have a look at the songs that were included:

Adele – “Hello”

Aluna George and DJ Snake – “You Know You Like It”

Andy Grammer – “Honey, I’m Good.”

Ariana Grande feat. The Weeknd – “Love Me Harder”

Big Sean feat. E-40 – “I Don’t F**k With You”

David Guetta feat. Nicki Minaj & Afrojack – “Hey Mama”

Demi Lovato – “Cool For The Summer”

Drake – “Hotline Bling”

Ed Sheeran – “Photograph”

Ed Sheeran – “Thinking Out Loud”

Ellie Goulding – “Love Me Like You Do”

Fall Out Boy – “Centuries”

Fetty Wap – “Trap Queen”

Fetty Wap feat. Remy Boyz – “679”

Fifth Harmony feat. Kid Ink – “Worth It”

Flo Rida feat. Sage The Gemini – “GDFR”

Jason Derulo – “Want To Want Me”

Justin Bieber – “Sorry”

Justin Bieber – “What Do You Mean”

Major Lazer feat. MO & DJ Snake – “Lean On”

Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk”

Maroon 5 – “Sugar”

Meghan Trainor – “Lips Are Movin”

Meghan Trainor feat. John Legend – “Like I’m Gonna Lose You”

Natalie La Rose feat. Jeremih – “Somebody”

Nick Jonas – “Jealous”

Nicki Minaj feat. Drake & Lil Wayne – “Truffle Butter”

Omarion feat. Chris Brown & Jhene Aiko – “Post To Be”

OMI – “Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn Remix)”

One Direction – “Drag Me Down”

Pitbull feat. Ne-Yo – “Time Of Our Lives”

City feat. Adam Levine – “Locked Away”

Rachel Platten – “Fight Song”

Rihanna – “B Better Have My Money”

Rihanna feat. Kanye West & Paul McCartney – “FourFiveSeconds”

Sam Smith – “I’m Not The Only One”

Selena Gomez feat. A$AP Rocky – “Good For You”

Shawn Mendes – “Stitches”

SIlento – “Watch Me”

Skrillex & Diplo feat. Justin Bieber – “Where Are U Now”

Taylor Swift – “Blank Space”

Taylor Swift – “Style”

Taylor Swift – “Bad Blood”

Taylor Swift – “Wildest Dreams”

Tove Lo – “Talking Body”

Walk The Moon – “Shut Up And Dance”

Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth – “See You Again”

The Weeknd – “Earned It”

The Weeknd – “The Hills”

The Weeknd – “Can’t Feel My Face”

From crashing wedding ceremonies, to talking about the preference of snakes, this mash-up, subtitled ’50 Shades of Pop’ contains it all. Check out the amazing video down below! We give it to you coz you’re worth it. Hope to see you again soon! 😉

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