Patari Top 20: 15th-21st September, 2015

1 Tamasha – Khumariyaan
2 Rangeela (Ali Azmat) – Coke Studio
3 Hina Ki Khushbu (Samra Khan & Asim Azhar) – Coke Studio
4 Kinaray (Mekaal Hassan Band) – Coke Studio
5 Khalis Makhan (Bakhshi Brothers) – Coke Studio
6 Ae Dil (Ali Zafar & Sara Haider) – Coke Studio
7 Sammi Meri Waar (Quratulain Baloch & Umair Jaswal) – Coke Studio
8 Tajdar-e-Haram (Atif Aslam) – Coke Studio
9 Kadi Aao Ni (Mai Dhai & Atif Aslam) – Coke Studio
10 Ye Bhulo Na (Watan Ki Beti) – RockLite
11 Rabba Ho (Mulazim Hussain) – Coke Studio
12 Khayaal – Omer Chaudhry
13 Baaghi – Sikandar Ka Mandar
14 Dukhan Joon Galhyoon – The Sketches
15 Aah Ko Chahiye – Radio Edit (Jamal Rahman Ft. Ali Sethi) – Film OSTs
16 Bandook (Original Mix) – SomeWhatSuper
17 Ballay Ballay (Shiraz Uppal & Harshdeep Kaur) – Film OSTs
18 Khari Neem (Siege) – Coke Studio
19 Man Aamadeh Am (Gul Panra & Atif Aslam) – Coke Studio
20 Sufi Medley – Abdullah Qureshi

Welcome to the Patari Top 20, a weekly chart for the most played tracks on Patari.pk – a web and mobile app for Pakistani music. Each week, we will be sharing this chart which tracks the newest releases in Pakistani music ranked according to the number of times users listened to them on Patari during the given week. This week’s charts cover the period from the 15th to the 21st of September, 2015.

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This edition of the Patari Top 20 marks a momentous occasion, as for the first time since the season began, a song from Coke Studio is not the number one track at the end of the week. Instead, the honour goes to Khumariyaan, whose song Tamasaha was not only the most played, but also the most shared and favourited track for the week. The response to this song, which is a studio version of a single they had previously released, went a long way towards confirming Khumariyaan as one of Pakistan’s most cult acts.

The song that came second on all these measures was Rangeela by Ali Azmat, and indeed Coke Studio absolutely dominated the rest of the charts. It had all of the songs from last week’s episode in the top five, followed by three more entries from earlier in the season. At number 9 was Kadi Aao Ni, released only on the last day of the chart period. However, the undisputed frenzy created by a duet between two of the most iconic voices in Pakistan meant that it still ended at this position. There were three more Coke Studio 8 tracks out of the remaining eleven songs, which underlined the overwhelming impact of the show on the music scene.

The charts also features several bands from the colloquial underground which have significantly cult followings. The Sketches are at no. 14, while Karachi indie darlings Sikandar Ka Mandar have seen Baaghi stay almost a month at the charts, currently at 13. Rounding off the list at 20 is Abdullah Qureshi, whose Sufi Medley remains one of Patari’s all-time most played songs.

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Film and drama soundtracks have become both very lucrative and popular in the last few years, although there are only two such entrants here. Jamal Rehman’s work with the Manto soundtrack, which was released much earlier than the film, has continued to be popular with users. The same longevity is seen in the songs by Noori and Shiraz Uppal for Karachi Se Lahore. These two songs sandwich the all-time most played single on Patari since it was launched – Bandook by SomewhatSuper.

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Patari is a free music app for Pakistani music which pays artists for their music. You can download the app for Android devices here and for Apple devices here, or you can use the web app at www.patari.pk