“Carnatic music is something only confined to the middle-aged”. This statement would have been true in the past, not anymore! The number of music artists who originate from Carnatic music is on the rise and this trend has inspired more youth to take Carnatic music and its fusion with contemporary styles of music seriously.
Sid Sriram (29) is one artist who shines like a bright diamond amidst this cultural shift. This young man has a magical voice which stimulates something in you with the first note itself. And when you sit down and try to rank his songs from 10 to 1, it’s quite an uphill task.
Anyhow, we went through a phase of decision paralysis and tried our best to come up with the list. Have a go and let us know in the comments whether you agree with us or not.
Note: This list considered only Telugu version of Sid Sriram songs.
10. Nuvvunte Naa Jathaga
Introduced by AR Rahman, Sid Sriram was very new to the industry and this is only the second song sung by him in Telugu. Penned by Ramajogayya Sastry, this melancholic number takes you on an emotional ride.
Music: Darbuka Siva. Lyrics: Ananta Sriram
It’s sad that this movie hasn’t seen the light of day yet but this song has been trending in Tamil for the last two years. The makers have recently released the Telugu version, to the joy of Sid Sriram’s fans. This song remains as one of the underrated numbers of the singer.
8. Adiga Adiga
Music: Gopi Sunder. Lyrics: Srijo
Another sad song from Sid Sriram which took the youth on a melancholic trip. This would be one of the songs with most cover versions as many YouTubers have made it their business to recreate this song during the release of Ninnu Kori.
Music: AR Rahman. Lyrics: Sreejo
This song comes up at a time when the hero and heroine are about to meet with an accident and the hero regrets that he hasn’t expressed his love yet. This rendition leaves you in an unknown mix of joy and sorrow and Sid Sriram pulled off the exact emotion, thanks to his remarkable voice.
6. Ninnu Chuse Anandam Lo
Music: Anirudh Ravichander. Lyrics: Ananta Sriram
Generally, Sid Sriram’s voice is a magnifier which pulls all your attention towards it that you neither concentrate on lyrics nor the music. But this song stands out for its heartwarming lyrics, versatile music and of course, Sid’s magical voice.
Music: Justin Prabhakaran. Lyrics: Rehman
The hero travels 600 km overnight on a moped to express his love to the heroine. And when he finally reaches her, she falls in love with him the minute she sees him. Cues the song. And a serene and peaceful celebration of love.
4. Maate Vinadhuga
Music: Jakes Bejoy. Lyrics: Krishna Kanth
“Thadi aare edha pai..musirenu megham. Manasanthaa thadiselaa kurise vaanaa.”
Maate Vinadhuga – a thought-provoking number which lets you think about all the hardships of life and how life is beautiful with a small job, a few friends, and love. Also, a perfect song to listen when you are on a long drive, or when it’s raining.
Music: Radhan. Lyrics: Kittu Vissapragada
Undiporaadhey is a surprise sensation which rocked social media and YouTube for a good few months. The sad version of the song is as sensational as the original one.
2. Inkem Inkem Inkem Kavale
Music: Gopi Sunder. Lyrics: Ananta Sriram
This is another sensation which reached all over South India. Inkem Inkem is as famous in Malayalam as it is in the Telugu states. Inkem Inkem Inkem Kavale translates into “What more could I ask for” and that’s what every music lover thinks when listening to this song.
Music: S Thaman. Lyrics: Sirivennela Seetharama Sastry
Samajavaragamana is the first song in the combination of Thaman and Sid Sriram. This song, which was released in September, is being loved by everyone cutting across age and location. Samajavaragamana is the perfect mixture of finest music, lyrics, and voice.
Aarerey Manasa – Falaknuma Das
Emai Poyave – Padi Padi Leche Manasu
Yadike – Kadali
Manasuke – 24