2022 Round Up : TOP 5 Musician’s of Tollywood

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In the year 2022, Tollywood created incredibly great music that broke down all barriers, entered mainstream Hollywood, and gave westerns a rhythm.

Tollywood musicians have done a fantastic job of elevating our art. Let's look at the top 5 musicians for 2022.

SS. Thaman had another glorious year in Tollywood; he got the Telugu audience grooved to his leg-tapping songs and soothing melodies.


Thaman's film scores include "Radhe Shyam," "Sarkaru Vaari Paata," "Thank You," "The Godfather," "Prince," "Ghani," and "Varisu."

Kalavathy, from Mahesh Babu’s "Sarkaru Vaari Paata," is the most streamed song of Thaman for the year 2022. The song has over 300 million views on YouTube.

The legend of new-age Telugu cinema music, Keeravani, has produced another classic this year in the form of "RRR."


The soundtrack of RRR has taken the world by storm and it’s a strong contender for ‘Best Original Song at the Oscars which are just two months away. Apart from RRR, he also composed the music for the films "Jayamma Panchayathi" and "Bimbisara."

"Naattu Naattu" from RRR is Keeravani's most popular song in 2022; the song has over 300 million views on YouTube.

The "Rockstar" DSP had a thumping 2021 with the "Pushpa" music album. Four songs from ‘Pushpa: The Rise’ album have made into Top 10 most listened songs for the year 2022.

Devi Sri prasad

But he had a mediocre year in 2022. Devi composed the music for eight films this year. The list includes the movies "Rowdy Boys," "Good Luck Sakhi," "Khiladi," "Aadavallu Meeku Joharlu," "F3, "The Warriorr," "Ranga Ranga Vaibhavanga," "Drishyam 29 (Hindi)," and "Waltair Veerayya."

‘Bullet’ song from The Wariorr is the most popular song of DSP for the year 2022. The song has over 200 million views on YouTube.

Young music director is carrying forward his father Keeravani’s legacy, Kala bhairava has stolen the hearts of music lovers all over the world with his intriguing vocals in ‘RRR’ in which sang many songs.

Kala bhairava

He also proved himself as a composer with the film ‘Karthikeya 2.’  He composed music for the films "Karthikeya-2," "Bloody Mary," "Happy Birthday," "Dongalunnaru Jaagratha," "Bhaag Saale," "Gurthunda Seethakalam," and "Mukhachitram."

In the year 2022, the most popular Kala Bhairava track is 'Krishna Trance' from Karthikeya 2.

‘Melody Brahma’ Mani Sharma has yet again showcased his magic this year. He has brought his vibe back by composing music for major films like "Acharya" and "Yashoda."

Mani Sharma

"Bhale Bhale Banjara" is the most popular track by Mani Sharma this year; the song has over 45 million views on YouTube.

Honorable Mentions

Sricharan Pakala

Vivek Sagar

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