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Arabic Kuthu, Thaai Kelavi to Mallipoo: Most popular Tamil songs of 2022

Here is a list of a few Tamil songs that topped the charts in 2022

Arabic Kuthu, Thaai Kelavi to Mallipoo: Most popular Tamil songs of 2022
Stills from Arabic Kuthu, Pathala Pathala, Thaai Kelavi and Mallipoo
  • P SangeethaTeam OTTplay

Last Updated: 04.07 PM, Dec 26, 2022

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​When it comes to music buffs, the year 2022 has been quite an enriching one. Here's a list of songs that made everyone get up and take to the dance floor as the actors danced on screen.

Vijay and Pooja Hegde in Arabic Kuthu
Vijay and Pooja Hegde in Arabic Kuthu

​Arabic Kuthu

This peppy number sung by Anirudh Ravichander and Jonita Gandhi featured in Vijay's Beast. With lyrics by Sivakarthikeyan, it achieved the rare feat of becoming the most viewed South Indian song within 24 hours.

Pooja Hegde in Jolly O Gymkhana
Pooja Hegde in Jolly O Gymkhana

Jolly O Gymkhana


This groovy number sung by Thalapathy Vijay himself grabbed the limelight for its popular hook step, which had the entire world dancing to its tunes.

Dhanush and Nithya Menen in Megham Karukatha
Dhanush and Nithya Menen in Megham Karukatha

Megham Karukatha


Yet another song that shot to fame for its hook step, this slow-paced dance number from Dhanush's Thiruchitrambalam,had almost everyone copying the step and dancing like there's no tomorrow.

Silambarasan dancing to Mallipoo in Vendhu Thanindhathu Kaadu
Silambarasan dancing to Mallipoo in Vendhu Thanindhathu Kaadu

Mallipoo


The immaculately shot Mallipoo sung by Madhushree and composed by AR Rahman, was a welcome relief in the otherwise serious flick Vendhu Thanindhathu Kaadu starring Silambarasan TR.

A still from Pathala Pathala
A still from Pathala Pathala

Pathala Pathala


When Ulaganayagan Kamal Haasan writes and performs a kuthu number, it has to stand apart, isn't it? This energetic number from Vikram was a visual delight for Kamal fans.

A still from Thaai Kelavi
A still from Thaai Kelavi

Thaai Kelavi


This energetic number sung by Dhanush and Anirudh Ravichander in Thiruchitrambalam, was the highlight of every party. The hook step became the center of attraction.

Dhanush in Veera Soora
Dhanush in Veera Soora

Veera Soora


Composed and sung by Yuvan Shankar Raja himself, this high-powered number induced goosebumps in many and had then dancing along with Prabhu (Dhanush's ) character in Naane Varuvaen.

A poster of Karthi in Ponni Nadhi single
A poster of Karthi in Ponni Nadhi single

Ponni Nadhi


Fans of eponymous novel Ponniyin Selvan couldn't have asked for more as this song sung by AR Rahman, AR Reihana and the late Bamba Bakya, took them on a journey to the Chola Kingdom. They stated that with the song, the Rahman of the '90s was back.

Samantha and Vijay Sethupathi in Dippam Dappam
Samantha and Vijay Sethupathi in Dippam Dappam

Dippam Dappam


This upbeat number by Anthony Daasan and Anirudh Ravichander from Kaathuvaakula Rendu Kadhal, became so popular that children, too, shook a leg to the rendition.

Kamal Haasan in Vikram
Kamal Haasan in Vikram

Once Upon a Time


This goosebump-inducing number from Kamal Haasan's Vikram was easily one of the most popular ringtones of 2022. With lyrics by Heisenberg and sung by Anirudh, the song brought an instant energy in everyone.

Vikram in PS-1
Vikram in PS-1

Chola Chola


A perfect song dedicated to the victory of the Cholas had Aditha Karika​lan (Chiyaan Vikram) dancing like there's no tomorrow on screen. The song was sung by Sathyaprakash, VM Mahalingam and Nakul Abhyankar, and had lyrics by Ilango Krishnan.

Dhanush and Nithya Menen in a still from Thiruchitrambalam
Dhanush and Nithya Menen in a still from Thiruchitrambalam

Thenmozhi


Dhanush wore his lyricist hat once again for Thiruchitrambalam and penned the catchy lyrics for this song, which was sung by Santhosh Narayanan. The result was this chartbuster.

Sivakarthikeyan in Don
Sivakarthikeyan in Don

Jalabulajangu


Anirudh's vocals (along with Rokesh) did its magic once again in Sivakarthikeyan's Don and this number set the dance floor on fire.

A still from Two Two Two
A still from Two Two Two

Two Two Two


As Samantha, Nayanthara and Vijay Sethupathi, danced on screen, it seemed like everyone danced along with them to this song from Kaathu Vaakula Kadhal, which was sung by Sunidhi Chauhan, Sanjana Kalmanje and Anirudh Ravichander.

A still from Vendhu Thanindhathu Kaadu
A still from Vendhu Thanindhathu Kaadu

Marakkuma Nenjam


This melodious number from Vendhu Thanindhathu Kaadu sung by AR Rahman himself, captured the journey of Muthu and became the ideal companion for solitude.

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