Top 10 Most Streamed Nepali Songs on Spotify

Last updated on 2022-05-26
Top 10 Most Streamed Nepali Songs on Spotify

Spotify is the largest music streaming service worldwide, capturing 32% of all music streaming subscribers as of 2021. The platform launched in 2006, was just officially launched in Feb 2021 in Nepal. Available on iOS, Android and desktop, the app follows a freemium model, meaning that you have to pay for certain features like downloading songs. Although, the free version is available in Nepal, to get the premium version one has to have access to PayPal, Mastercard or a Visa/ American Express credit card. The number of streams compiled in this list is updated till the 19th of April, 2022.

*The data is ranked on the research of The Everest List team.

10. Maya (Ashutosh KC)

Maya (Ashutosh KC)
Image Source: Youtube

A cult hit, the lyrics of Maya explains love as if the artist themself thought of what love actually means. Lines like, love is smiling when you’re alone and love is garnering our lives with memories, expound on the melodic nature of the song. The song is produced by Foeseal and was released in April 2021. Although KC doesn’t have a huge discography releasing only one other song ‘Kurirahe Ma’, Maya itself is widely popular.

  • Artist : Ashutosh KC
  • Duration : 4:42
  • Year Released : 2021
  • Plays on Spotify : 2,025,549

9. Hataarindai, Bataashindai

Hataarindai, Bataashindai
Image Source: Spotify

Written, performed, and produced by Vaidya, ‘Hataarindai, Bataashindai’ was released in 2019. Initially renowned for the music video, the lyrics of the song are equally loved by the fans. The video and lyrics both convey two lovers missing each other but in the climax it is revealed that the protagonist is homosexual. The clip is directed by Nurbu Lama and was quite bold for the time as homosexuality is still not openly talked about in Nepal.

  • Artist : Sajjan Raj Vaidya
  • Duration : 5:30
  • Year Released : 2019
  • Plays on Spotify : 2,093,024

8. Mooskan

Mooskan
Image Source: Spotify

‘Smile’ or ‘Mooskan’ in Nepali, is a song written by Vaidya in 2010 but was released in 2018. The song is written, composed, and produced by Vaidya, however, the melodic flute that is essential to the song is played by Sumit Maharjan. The lyrics are composed in a way that describes, what the protagonist loves about their significant other. A slow song giving an offbeat indie vibe, Mooskan garners over 2.1 million/ 21 lakhs streams on Spotify.

  • Artist : Sajjan Raj Vaidya
  • Duration : 5:03
  • Year Released : 2018
  • Plays on Spotify : 2,228,097

7. Syndicate

Syndicate
Image Source: Youtube

The oldest song on the list, ‘Syndicate’ meaning ‘crossroad’ is an indie-pop hit by Bipul Chettri. His songs are well-known to have an old-school composition, similar to that of Nepali folk music but with modern and catchy lyrics. The single released in 2015 depicts a story about a guy in a public vehicle when a lady catches his eye. The song then moves on to express his sorrow and wonder as both of them would separate at the ‘Syndicate’, him off to Sikkim and her towards Siliguri. The single comes after Chettri’s famous album, ‘Sketches of Darjeeling’ which is on the way to Sikkim.

  • Artist : Bipul Chettri
  • Duration : 4:48
  • Year Released : 2015
  • Plays on Spotify : 2,242,090

6. Muskurayera

Muskurayera
Image Source: SoundCloud

Another song by KC with a very similar composition to ‘Maya Ma’, ‘Muskurayera’ was released four months after the song. A pop ballad, ‘Muskurayera’ translates to ‘smiling’. The song is co-written by Sushant Pokhrel and Bishow Pokhrel while being performed and composed by KC himself. Other than these two songs, KC’s other songs like ‘Behos’, ‘Sathi’, and ‘Gulabi’ are also well-received.

  • Artist : Sushant KC
  • Duration : 3:16
  • Year Released : 2018
  • Plays on Spotify : 2,271,720

5. Maya Ma

Maya Ma
Image Source: Spotify

A modern folk-pop, song released in 2018 is written and performed by KC and composed by Rahul Pradhan. Maya Ma or ‘In Love’ as you can guess, is about someone in love. Well received and sung by many the five-year-old song is sure to be nostalgic. Before being published on Spotify, a music video for the was released with co-directors Sarans Pandey and Avinash Malla.

  • Artist : Sushant KC
  • Duration : 4:37
  • Year Released : 2018
  • Plays on Spotify : 2,309,599

4. Laakhau Hajarau

Laakhau Hajarau
Image Source: Youtube

Literally, the lyrical version of one in a million, Laakhau Hajarau is about finding one’s true love. Mixed and produced by Storenutter, the debut piece is written, composed, and performed by Yabesh Thapa. Some of his other popular songs on the site include Jhari, Ae Mutu, and Aakhale. Although not on Spotify his other songs like Firfirey, K Huncha Bhanera and Mayalu are also well received on Youtube.

  • Artist : Yabesh Thapa
  • Duration : 4:21
  • Year Released : 2020
  • Plays on Spotify : 2,770,294

3. Chitthi Bhitra

Chitthi Bhitra
Image Source: Lyrical Sansar

The last of the many Sajjan Raj Vaidya songs on the list, the song is written, composed, and performed by the artist himself. Chitthi is Nepali for ‘letter’. Likewise, bhitra is Nepali for ‘inside’, the song translates to the emotions in the contents of a letter sent to a loved one. The slow, folk melody has a classical feel to it with the songs of Madal as its backdrop.

  • Artist : Sajjan Raj Vaidya
  • Duration : 5:02
  • Year Released : 2018
  • Plays on Spotify : 3,395,297

2. Maya (Ayush Gauchan)

Maya (Ayush Gauchan)
Image Source: Genius

A song about love, ‘Maya’ by Ayush Gauchan ranks 2nd on the Spotify charts for most-streamed Nepali songs. The mellow-pop song is co-written by Gauchan and Adhar Sherchan and produced by Snjv and Storenutter. Although Gauchan does not have extensive discography, Maya and its many namesakes have become a household name.

  • Artist : Ayush Gauchan
  • Duration : 3:08
  • Year Released : 2021
  • Plays on Spotify : 3,536,367

1. Batash

Batash
Image Source: Songgit

An electro-pop song, ‘Batash’ translates to breeze in English. The lyrics speak about the artist being annoyed that he finds his love wherever he goes but without them knowing or reciprocating his feelings. The song equates unrequited love with the breezy wind. A music video of the song was released on youtube after 5 months of the audio track. The song is written and composed by Khadka and is produced by Sanjeev Tamang.

  • Artist : Shashwot Khadka
  • Duration : 3:00
  • Year Released : 2020
  • Plays on Spotify : 4,544,253

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10. Maya (Ashutosh KC)

Maya (Ashutosh KC)
Image Source: Youtube

A cult hit, the lyrics of Maya explains love as if the artist themself thought of what love actually means. Lines like, love is smiling when you’re alone and love is garnering our lives with memories, expound on the melodic nature of the song. The song is produced by Foeseal and was released in April 2021. Although KC doesn’t have a huge discography releasing only one other song ‘Kurirahe Ma’, Maya itself is widely popular.

  • Artist : Ashutosh KC
  • Duration : 4:42
  • Year Released : 2021
  • Plays on Spotify : 2,025,549

9. Hataarindai, Bataashindai

Hataarindai, Bataashindai
Image Source: Spotify

Written, performed, and produced by Vaidya, ‘Hataarindai, Bataashindai’ was released in 2019. Initially renowned for the music video, the lyrics of the song are equally loved by the fans. The video and lyrics both convey two lovers missing each other but in the climax it is revealed that the protagonist is homosexual. The clip is directed by Nurbu Lama and was quite bold for the time as homosexuality is still not openly talked about in Nepal.

  • Artist : Sajjan Raj Vaidya
  • Duration : 5:30
  • Year Released : 2019
  • Plays on Spotify : 2,093,024

8. Mooskan

Mooskan
Image Source: Spotify

‘Smile’ or ‘Mooskan’ in Nepali, is a song written by Vaidya in 2010 but was released in 2018. The song is written, composed, and produced by Vaidya, however, the melodic flute that is essential to the song is played by Sumit Maharjan. The lyrics are composed in a way that describes, what the protagonist loves about their significant other. A slow song giving an offbeat indie vibe, Mooskan garners over 2.1 million/ 21 lakhs streams on Spotify.

  • Artist : Sajjan Raj Vaidya
  • Duration : 5:03
  • Year Released : 2018
  • Plays on Spotify : 2,228,097

7. Syndicate

Syndicate
Image Source: Youtube

The oldest song on the list, ‘Syndicate’ meaning ‘crossroad’ is an indie-pop hit by Bipul Chettri. His songs are well-known to have an old-school composition, similar to that of Nepali folk music but with modern and catchy lyrics. The single released in 2015 depicts a story about a guy in a public vehicle when a lady catches his eye. The song then moves on to express his sorrow and wonder as both of them would separate at the ‘Syndicate’, him off to Sikkim and her towards Siliguri. The single comes after Chettri’s famous album, ‘Sketches of Darjeeling’ which is on the way to Sikkim.

  • Artist : Bipul Chettri
  • Duration : 4:48
  • Year Released : 2015
  • Plays on Spotify : 2,242,090

6. Muskurayera

Muskurayera
Image Source: SoundCloud

Another song by KC with a very similar composition to ‘Maya Ma’, ‘Muskurayera’ was released four months after the song. A pop ballad, ‘Muskurayera’ translates to ‘smiling’. The song is co-written by Sushant Pokhrel and Bishow Pokhrel while being performed and composed by KC himself. Other than these two songs, KC’s other songs like ‘Behos’, ‘Sathi’, and ‘Gulabi’ are also well-received.

  • Artist : Sushant KC
  • Duration : 3:16
  • Year Released : 2018
  • Plays on Spotify : 2,271,720

5. Maya Ma

Maya Ma
Image Source: Spotify

A modern folk-pop, song released in 2018 is written and performed by KC and composed by Rahul Pradhan. Maya Ma or ‘In Love’ as you can guess, is about someone in love. Well received and sung by many the five-year-old song is sure to be nostalgic. Before being published on Spotify, a music video for the was released with co-directors Sarans Pandey and Avinash Malla.

  • Artist : Sushant KC
  • Duration : 4:37
  • Year Released : 2018
  • Plays on Spotify : 2,309,599

4. Laakhau Hajarau

Laakhau Hajarau
Image Source: Youtube

Literally, the lyrical version of one in a million, Laakhau Hajarau is about finding one’s true love. Mixed and produced by Storenutter, the debut piece is written, composed, and performed by Yabesh Thapa. Some of his other popular songs on the site include Jhari, Ae Mutu, and Aakhale. Although not on Spotify his other songs like Firfirey, K Huncha Bhanera and Mayalu are also well received on Youtube.

  • Artist : Yabesh Thapa
  • Duration : 4:21
  • Year Released : 2020
  • Plays on Spotify : 2,770,294

3. Chitthi Bhitra

Chitthi Bhitra
Image Source: Lyrical Sansar

The last of the many Sajjan Raj Vaidya songs on the list, the song is written, composed, and performed by the artist himself. Chitthi is Nepali for ‘letter’. Likewise, bhitra is Nepali for ‘inside’, the song translates to the emotions in the contents of a letter sent to a loved one. The slow, folk melody has a classical feel to it with the songs of Madal as its backdrop.

  • Artist : Sajjan Raj Vaidya
  • Duration : 5:02
  • Year Released : 2018
  • Plays on Spotify : 3,395,297

2. Maya (Ayush Gauchan)

Maya (Ayush Gauchan)
Image Source: Genius

A song about love, ‘Maya’ by Ayush Gauchan ranks 2nd on the Spotify charts for most-streamed Nepali songs. The mellow-pop song is co-written by Gauchan and Adhar Sherchan and produced by Snjv and Storenutter. Although Gauchan does not have extensive discography, Maya and its many namesakes have become a household name.

  • Artist : Ayush Gauchan
  • Duration : 3:08
  • Year Released : 2021
  • Plays on Spotify : 3,536,367

1. Batash

Batash
Image Source: Songgit

An electro-pop song, ‘Batash’ translates to breeze in English. The lyrics speak about the artist being annoyed that he finds his love wherever he goes but without them knowing or reciprocating his feelings. The song equates unrequited love with the breezy wind. A music video of the song was released on youtube after 5 months of the audio track. The song is written and composed by Khadka and is produced by Sanjeev Tamang.

  • Artist : Shashwot Khadka
  • Duration : 3:00
  • Year Released : 2020
  • Plays on Spotify : 4,544,253