Sandalwood In 2020: Ranking The Top 10 Kannada Songs Of The Year

Songs were very important to our lives in 2020. For a year that went by chiefly at residence, entertainment was welcomed from all corners. And for a year that bequeathed most of us pessimistic, motivation was also wanted for, in sufficient supplies.

Despite less activity, Sandalwood did do well in delivering a few songs in 2020. There were actually quite a few good ones, but here we are, ranking the best ten of them in this article.


10. Nee Hinga Nodabyada – Single

A single, Nee Hinga Nodabyada went viral within no time. Sangeetha Rajeev was the voice behind the song, and it was the North Karnataka flavor in the lyrics that impressed the most.

Singer: Sangeetha Rajeev

9. Hogbitta Charles Hogbitta (French Biriyani)

From the film French Biriyani, this song comes in the movie when an important character breathes his last. We have seen dark comedy films, but this song can be considered as one of the first ones, which made us crack despite the background being the procession of a dead body.


Singer: Vasuki Vaibhav

Music: Vasuki Vaibhav

Lyrics: Vasuki Vaibhav, Avinash Balekkala 


8. Karabbu (Pogaru)

The commercial mass number of the year, Karabbu from Pogaru broke multiple records on YouTube. Crooned and composed by Chandan Shetty, the fans of Dhruva Sarja were thrilled to bits after listening to the song.

Singer: Chandan Shetty

Lyrics & Music: Chandan Shetty


7. The Bengaluru Song (French Biriyani)

The Bengaluru Song, a rap sung by Adithi Sagar was a big promotional boost for the film. A song that incorporates several slang-words and has references to a few Bengaluru-exclusive-cultures, Vasuki Vaibhav was also appreciated for his music.

Singer: Adithi Sagar

Music: Vasuki Vaibhav

Lyrics: Vasuki Vaibhav, Avinash Balekkala 


6. Power of Youth (Yuvarathnaa)

Although the film could not find a way to the theater in 2020, the makers of Yuvarathnaa managed to stay in the news with a peppy number. Likely to be the hero’s intro song, ‘Power of Youth’ has music composed by SS Thaman.

Singer: Nakash Aziz

Music: SS Thaman

Lyrics: Santosh Anandaram

5. Nee Parichaya (Ninna Sanihake)

A number from famed-composer Raghu Dixit, Nee Parichaya from the yet to be released flick ‘Ninna Sanihake’ did well on YouTube. The song was received well, and it did deserve the praise.


Singer: Siddhartha Belmannu and Rakshita Suresh

Music: Raghu Dixit

Lyrics: Vasuki Vaibhav

4. Maley Maley (Ninna Sanihake)

Maley Maley is also a song from the film ‘Ninna Sanihake’. Sung by Raghu Dixit, the number was a trademark Raghu Dixit offering. Hence, it is no surprise that it did well on several playlists.

Singer: Raghu Dixit

Music: Raghu Dixit

Lyrics: Vasuki Vaibhav

3. Soul of Dia (Dia)

The trio of talent – B Ajaneesh Lokanth, Sanjith, and Chinmayi assured that the mood of the film was felt in this song. All three had an equal contribution to the success of the song, and hopefully, they collaborate again in 2021.

Singer: Sanjith Hegde and Chinmayi Sripaada

Music: B Ajaneesh Loknath

Lyrics:  Dhananjay Ranjan

2. Love You Chinna (Love Mocktail)

This song was a rage at the start of the year. Composed by Raghu Dixit, Love You Chinna’s soothing music and catchy lyrics had many of them playing the song on loop. There were also other songs from this album which did well.

Singer: Shruthi Vs and Nakul Abhyankar

Music: Raghu Dixit

Lyrics: Raghavendra V Kamath 

1. Maadeva (Popcorn Monkey Tiger)

Charan Raj and Duniya Soori enjoy a good rapport, and with this song, this was proved again. Not only the music, but even the lyrics in this song are hummable and have a deep meaning.

Singer: Sanjith Hegde, HanuManKind and Charan Raj

Music: Charan Raj

Lyrics: Rithwik Kaikini