Which are the best Vidya Vox Songs ?

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Which are the best Vidya Vox Songs ? YouTube’s Indian-American sensationalist Vidya Iyer, better known as Vidya Vox, is a YouTuber, singer, and song-writer. She’s well known for her amazing cover songs which is a blend of classical Indian music, Western pop, and dance. The transition from classical to western and vice-versa is what makes her viewers eager for more! She also sings songs from different languages like Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, and Malayalam.

Her two albums – Mad Dreams, Kuthu Fire

Here are some of Vox’s MUST HEAR songs-
  1. The Chainsmokers- Closer | Kabira (Hindi) (ft. Casey Breves) (Mash-up)

2016’s hit song Closer combined with Yeh Jawaani Hai Dewani’s Kabira (by Tochi Raina and Rekha Bhardwaj) received upto 20 Million views and is one of her best covers.

  1. Justin Bieber- Let Me Love You | Tum Hi Ho (Hindi) (Mash-up)

Aashiqui 2’s splendid song Tum Hi Ho (by Arijit Singh) and Popular Canadian singer-songwriter J-Beebs’ Let Me Love You is another great mash-up which hit upto 14 Million views!

  1. Ed Sheeran- Shape of You | Cheez Badi Hai Mast (Hindi) (Mash-up)

Ed Sheeran’s Shape of You isn’t just any normal song. This song reached so many parts of the Earth and countless mash-ups were made by so many artists. This song was fused with classical music from different countries, especially India. Vidya Vox’s simple yet nice cover, combined with the all-time favorite ‘Cheez Badi Hai Mast’ (by Neha Kakkar and Udit Narayan) from Mohra, reached up to 2.6 Million views and is one of my favorites.

  1. Kuthu Fire (Fusion)

Kuthu Fire is an original song by Vidya where she makes use of South India’s Dabankuthu music along with Western music. The lyrics is a mix of English, Hindi and Tamil and BGM is a fusion of pop and dabankuthu. She also dances in the entire song, making it even more fun to watch and listen to! This song hit up to 27 Million views!

  1. Taylor Swift- Blank Space | Mental Manadil (Tamil) (Mash-up)

To all the Swifties out there! This must be on your playlist! World famous A.R. Rahman’s Mental Manadil from OK Kanmani and Blank space, who would’ve thought of such an amazing combination? This cover is also one of her bests with up to 20 Million views.

  1. Diamonds (ft. Arjun) (Fusion)

Diamonds is her second original from the album ‘Kuthu Fire.’ The music is again a combination of Indian music and western music. Vidya and Arjun rocked the video with pop music and dance that the views hit 29 Million! This one of her videos that reached a large number of people.

  1. Cold Water- Major Lazer (ft. Justin Bieber and MØ (Fusion)

Beliebers who once went crazy for this song will go crazier if they hear this mash-up of Cold Water with Indian percussion instrument- the Tabla.

Total views- 4.2 Million

  1. John Legend- All of Me | Main Hoon Hero Tera (Hindi) (Mash-up)

“Cauze all of me, loves all of you”

There possibly can’t be any soul who wouldn’t love this song! The transition from Main Hoon Hero Tera (by Salman Khan) from Hero to All of Me is the perfect song to play when you’re feeling low. This song is a ‘MUST listen to!’ Total views- 144K

  1. Come Alive (original) | Hasi (Hindi) (Mash-up)

Come Alive an original by Vidya and her music partner Shanker Tucker. Inspired to write songs, they wrote Come Alive and combined the tune with the heart-melting song, Hasi, from ‘Humari Adhuri Kaahani’ by Ami Mishra.

Total views- 12 Million

  1. Charlie Puth- We Don’t Talk Anymore (ft. Selena Gomez) | Pani Da Rang (Hindi)

This mash-up by Vidya Vox was accompanied by Saili Oak who sang Pani Da while Vox song We Don’t Talk Anymore. Pani Da by Ayushmann Khurrana from Vicky Donor.

Total views- 19 Million

  1. Justin Bieber- Sorry | Kandukondain Kandukondain (Mash-up)

Another song for the JB fans! Kandukondain Kandukondain is a lovely Tamil song by Hariharan from the film Kandukondain Kandukondain. The movie was released in 2000. This mash up of Sorry with a pretty old song turned out to be just GREAT!

Total views- 23 Million

  1. Adele- When We Were Young | Jashne Bahara (Hindi) (Mash-up)

Jodha Akbar’s best song ‘Jashne Bahara’ by Javed Ali. This amazing Indian-Classical-Wester-Music was accompanied by Shanker Tucker on the keyboard and Jomy George on the Tabla.

Total views- 4 Million

  1. Selena Gomez- Same Old Love | Mere Sapno Ki Rani (Hindi) (Mash-up)

Bollywood’s evergreen ‘Sapno Ki Rani’ by Kishore Kumar from Aradhana was released in 1969! The mash up of Same Old Love and Sapno Ki Rani gives you the nostalgic feel!

Total Views- 18 Million

  1. Sandcastles (original) | Tere Kahir Mangdi (Hindi) (ft. Devender Pal Singh) (Mash-up)

This collaboration with Devender resulted in such a smashing song. Vidhya and Shankar, inspired by Tere Kahir Mangdi, wrote sandcastles to fit the tune.

Total views- 44 Million!

  1. Ellie Goulding- Love Me Like You Do | Hosanna (Tamil) (Mash-up)

“You’re the light, you’re the night”

Who doesn’t love this song! We start singing this song the moment we hear it!

Hosanna from Vinnaithaandi Varuvaya by the great A.R. Rahman, is the one of Tamilian’s favourites! “En maru idhayam, tharuvane ne udikavae”

Total views- 38 Million

  1. Sia- Cheap Thrills (Cover)

I LOVE CHEAP THRILLS!

This cover song was accompanied by Shankar Tucker on the Keyboard and Akshaya Tucker on the Electric Cello. This is a must-hear cover.

Total views- 37 Million

  1. Calvin Harris- How Deep Is Your Love | Balam Pichikari (Hindi) (Mash-up)

Balam Pichikari by Vishal Dadlani and Shalmali Kholgade from Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani. This is one of her old covers yet amazing!

Total views- 948K

  1. Zayn Malik- Like I would | Sun Saathiya (Hindi) (Mash-up)

Sun Saathiya from ABCD 2 sung by Divya Kumar and Priya Saraiya and Like I would is also a mood pep-up cover, with Shankar Tucker for music and video production.

Total Views- 7.5 Million

  1. Nico and Vinz- Am I wrong | Yeh Dooriyan (Hindi) (Mash-up) (ft. Rohan Kymal)

Yeh dooriyan is a beautiful song from the movie Love Aaj Kal by Mohit Chauhan. Rohan and Vidya just rocked the mash-up! This is a must on your playlist!

Total views- 11 Million views

  1. Delicate (Taylor Swift) (Cover) (ft. Sam Tusi)

Sam Tusi is one of the best cover artists who has worked with Max Schneider, Kurt Hugo Schneider and Chrissy Constanza. This cover is beautiful too.

Total Views- 848K

  1. James Arthur- Say You Won’t Let Go | Adele- Someone Like You (Mash-up)

This is another fantastic cover by Vidya Vox and Sam Tusi.

Total views- 2.2 Million

  1. Sam Smith- Lay Me Down | Ennodu Ne Irundhal (Tamil) (Mash-up)

Ennodu ne irundhal is a super hit song from the move ‘I’, sung by Sid Sriram and Sunitha Sarathy. This song has won the hearts of many and this cover will too!

Total views- 3.9 Million

Vidya Vox is an amazing singer so do make sure to check out her songs!


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