Finally we have an album that was a another departure from “typical filmi” music and introduced audiences to a newish genre, Hindi rock. Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy were the men behind the album and they delivered a jammin’ rock piece that was full of wicked tracks!! The soundtrack was surprising because not only was it filled with full-on rock songs, which are rarely heard on soundtracks, it also had the star of the film actually singing his own vocals. Farhan Akhtar, heard on 6 of the 9 tracks, was a revelation not only as an actor but also as a singer. He excelled at ‘Tum Ho To’, ‘Socha Hai’, ‘Sinbad the Sailor’, and of course the title song ‘Rock On!!’ Other fantastic songs on the album include ‘Ye Tumhari Meri Baatein’ sung by Dominique Cerejo and ‘Phir Dekhiye’ sung by Caralisa Monteiro. The album is so good that when we were doing our list of 25 best songs we had a hard time not including most of the songs on the album. With its new take on what a Hindi film soundtrack can be and with the vocals of Farhan, this album definitely was the one the Rocked our world in 2008.
There were many other great albums that had some amazing songs, but sadly we had to stop at 10. It is not only the composers and lyricists but also the singers that make the song, and Bollywood has some the best in the world. We love our Bollywood music and thank everyone in the music industry for giving us such amazing music to fill up our world!