Singapore is a centre of rock and punk culture. Although there are different music genres that are popular in the country, the people here love to rock and roll. Additionally, if there is one thing that Singaporeans love after cars and bike, it is their music. The top chartbusters see a change quite frequently, but there are songs which have been timeless and are a favorite among people even today.
1."Mr Twister" - The Crecendos: A heavy metal number, Mr Twister, by ‘The Crecendos’ from the 1960s is a rare piece for vintage collectors in Singapore and abroad. They were the band from Singapore to sign Philip, an international record label.
2."Shanty" - The Quests: Shanty is a signature tune of the band, ‘The Quests’ and was a popular pop song in the 1960s. This number makes you groove to its tune till this day. The band had recorded this song in 1964, and not one but three versions of it. Its instrumental version is played even today.
3. "Don't Play That Song" - The Quests: "Don't Play That Song" is The Quests at their best. It is one of the most popular tracks from the band and lives on even today. The song transports to the 60s when Quests were a dominant picture in the Singaporean music circuit. This was one of the songs that featured Keith Locke, a powerful singer who had a short association with The Quests.
4."Mr Rainbow" - The Quests : Another great number from The Quests, Mr. Rainbow is a real masterpiece.. It was recorded in 1960s when the band was at the "numero uno" spot in all local charts. When Mr. Rainbow was released, the band was in Hong Kong.
5."Happy Happy Birthday Baby" - Naomi & The Boys : This one is a number that not only topped the charts, but also rocked every household in Singapore. "Happy Happy Birthday Baby" by Naomi & the Boys was a gigantic hit in the 1965. This song is still considered to be one of the best birthday songs ever to be sung in the country.
6."My Lonely Heart" - The Thunderbirds: One of the longest lasting bands in Singapore, which played great music for over two decades, The Thunderbirds dominated the music scene of the 1960s. My Lonely Heart was one of their greatest hits of all times. It topped chart in not only Singapore but Malaysia as well.
8."First Cut Is The Deepest" - The Western Union Band: This was the most popular rock band of 1970s Singapore. The Western Union Band’ featuring Chris Vadham, Peter Mangkok, Abel Gan, Daniel Wee and Danny Lim more popularly known as WUB. They brought in a refreshing change from the 60s music.
9."Paper Roses Paper Dreams" – The Western Union Band : "Paper Roses Paper Dreams" is another smashing hit by The Western Union Band. It is one of their greatest numbers and was a massive hit in those days. It remains a favorite for many till this day.
10."Love In New Wave" – Electrico: "Love in New Wave" is from the Hip City, the album cut by Electrico after the band’s reformation. Electrico is a pop rock formed in 1996, but was disbanded shortly afterwards. In 2003, the band refrmed after lead guitarist Daniel Sasson joined the original founders. Love in New Wave was one of the first songs recorded by the new band. Electrico’s current members are David Tan, William Lim Jr, and Desmond Goh. The song also topped charts in Philippines.
If you have not heard these fantastic numbers yet, then wait no longer. Make sure you get these original tracks, avoid getting a pirated copy. Such classics deserve to be heard to in high quality tracks. So put on the head gear and groove to great music.
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