How a Tamil song got to #1

The Indian Music Charts Podcast

Aug 22 2023 • 28 mins

After last week's Independence Day special, we return to regular programming with a look at key movements on the Spotify Weekly Top Songs India chart. We talk about the accomplishment of a significant chart milestone on the survey published on August 18, 2023, when "Hukum" from Rajinikanth starrer 'Jailer' became the first south Indian-language track to hit #1. We discuss the factors that led to this moment, why composer and singer Anirudh Ravichander was poised to be the musician to achieve this, and why the song's rise to the summit was somewhat unique.

Also, we have an announcement: The Indian Music Charts Podcast is going to be live at All About Music 2023! All About Music takes place between 7 -9 th September at Grand Hyatt, Mumbai. Know more and get tickets: