Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy score a hit with World Cup song


New Delhi: The ICC World Cup song De Ghuma Ke, a peppy foot-tapping number composed by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, has already become quite popular within barely two days of its release, judging from the many hits it has got on YouTube.

Many, who have heard the number, say it is notches above the Commonwealth Games anthem. Released on New Yearโ€™s Day, the song has already got around 7,000 hits on YouTube.

Lyricist Manoj Yadav has peppered De Ghuma Ke with commonly used Hindi terms like, aare paare (this way or that), guthi gutham (fisticuffs), juta hausla badla faisla (buck up and change the game) and jiyo khiladi wah re wah re.

The World Cup is starting February 19 and India is co-hosting the event along with Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. The song will be performed at the opening ceremony in Bangladesh.

De Ghuma Ke will also be dubbed in Bengali and Sinhalese.

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