Golden Oldies Songs

Sha October 1, 2007 40

Someone just commented it has gone pass the two week mark for the fasting month. I didn’t even feel it has passed-by that quickly. Maybe it’s because, to me abstaining from food and water is not as bad as the last time when I was young.

On a usual day, I don’t really have a heavy lunch nor do I snack much in the day anyway, so I don’t really feel the pinch now. It’s like I don’t even realise I’m fasting on certain days, as to me it’s like any other normal day, well except on days when I’m training. I’ll write about that soon enough on another time

Anyway today’s entry is a bit nostalgic emo … so bear with the nostalgia

For now, let’s go retro!

I just don’t know why, but I feel so so nostalgic around this holy month. I even to an extent, downloaded plenty of Malay oldies from YouTube. I of course converted the video to mp3 so as I can listen on my iPod. Thanks to the fellas at YouTube, I can reminisce the good ol days, of my mat hey-days

Feminin in the house

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Back in the 1990′s, emerged this all girl band called Feminin from Malaysia. I totally dig them man! Their songs are just so refreshing, catchy and upbeat. A plus point is that they’re hot too.

Well to me they are. With their short crop hair and lovely smiles, you couldn’t help but love them. I got the hots for one of the supporting singers in fact. Hey I was young, crushes comes and goes lah


Out of the four in the band, only the lead can sing. Reminds you of PussyCats Dolls hur … The rest are just extras to make up the number I guess. Nevermind as long they look good, I’m ok with the band.

There was actually five initially, but one left for reason unknown. Anyway listen to this song without looking at the retro video first. You might think it’s from this era. It still sounds as good then as it is now I feel. The song is ahead of it’s time back then


Kini by Feminin (In English it means ‘Now’)

Maybe I just have a thing for girls with short hair hur. I think they look sexay sporting short hair. Kinda reminds me of someone who is active and outdoor kinda gurl. Maybe that’s why I like the group. Well I don’t really know what has happened to the band now. Probably married, with kids and having a successful career perhaps

Also another favourite song from their album is this Untukmu, or loosely translated into English ‘For You’. Kinda lovey-dovey of a song, and the tune is melodic, at times I find myself humming to the chorus, hours after I heard the song. It just stucks in your head. Here’s the video below


Untukmu by Feminin

Terence Trent D’Arby

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Let’s move on. Another one of my favorite singers back in the 90′s is Terence Trent D’Arby. He still is my favourite. Although he has not been in the media much, he’s still around somewhere, producing music and such. The last I heard he changed his name to Sananda Maitreya. A reborn buddist of sorts. I just love the below song so much, that it was on replay on my cassette tape for most of the time back then


Let her down easy by Terence Trent D’Arby aka Sananda Maitreya

4U2C

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Another old school group I totally dig then, was this all-boys rap group made up of seven boys from Malaysia. They’re 4U2C. Such a clever acronym eh, kinda cheesy but it works, as it’s not hard to forget the name. They all looks so young, looking at their photos. Very da mat Malaysia right …

Their biggest hit would be this Fiona song. The sliding dance move they revolutionize. Watch the video below at 1:15 minute mark for the sliding move. It is so so hot back then. I got caught up in the sliding revolution too! Looking back I just cringe lah! Maybe on retro clubbing night in the future, I’ll try it out one day! Hahaha. Well the song is about boy-girl relationship. The guy kena play out. Damn bitch


Fiona by 4U2C

Mamat

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Another hit song from my era in the 90′s is the ‘Untukmu Ibu’ song by all-guys band Exist. The below video I’m showing however is a song sung by Mamat, the lead singer who has left the band to pursue his solo career, singing it alone. Back then, every Malays boys trying out for talentime, sang this over airplay song. Kinda like Rihanna’s Umbrella … which has been played far too many times in my opinion on the radio

Albeit it’s numerous airplay, there’s a certain classic feel to the song. Then I didn’t quite understand the very meaning of the lyrics, but I do now

Now in my room as I karaoke to the song, I shall belt it out with such emo, I would even make the emo singer Cat Stevens looking like Kitten Stevens! This song, I can’t play it during the Raya time lah, confirm I’ll shed tear man …


Untukmu Ibu by Mamat (For you mom)

Well that’s my few selected songs from my era that made an impact on my life. I hope sharing these few personal favourite, that you would share yours too. Any songs that made your day?

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40 Comments »

  1. Zuni October 1, 2007 at 2:35 pm - Reply

    oh yeah!! i remember those days!! watch their mtv countless times jus to copy the dance steps and sing along.. hahah.. even perform ‘Untukmu’ on Teachers’ Days… hahaha, so cheesy lah..

  2. eddyboi October 1, 2007 at 3:11 pm - Reply

    hahahahah.. i rmb 4u2c.. they were LIKE HUGE BACK then… i rmb KRU and 4U2C, trying and vying hard to compete in the music industry…

    • Uncle Sha October 2, 2007 at 9:40 am - Reply

      The fledgings all-girl & all-boys band was the thing back then eh eddy

  3. yanni October 1, 2007 at 4:12 pm - Reply

    feminin!!! hahah!!! i used to perform in a group performance UNTUKMU when im in primary school, talentime and we won first place back in 1993. i like res-2, feminin, elite. i always sing their songs actually until now.

    • eddyboi October 1, 2007 at 9:52 pm - Reply

      oh yes!!!! RES2!!!! those girls are HOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! especially that BABY REEN…

    • Uncle Sha October 2, 2007 at 9:43 am - Reply

      hi5!

      i play it often too. i like to be reminded of my so called cool days back then! haha

  4. @znur October 1, 2007 at 4:50 pm - Reply

    Oh my gawd~! Nostalgia…. Damn I miss my tweeny days… sighs.

    • Uncle Sha October 2, 2007 at 9:44 am - Reply

      Hi there, i guess you’re in my age range eh :p

      Thanks for commenting

  5. teeshah October 1, 2007 at 5:13 pm - Reply

    LOLOLOL. pakai seluar so kental sia.

    • Uncle Sha October 2, 2007 at 9:44 am - Reply

      eh perli kita-kita kaper ni :p

  6. cicak October 1, 2007 at 5:14 pm - Reply

    dude…we must be from very different era becos i’ve not heard of any of them! but then again, i dun listen to malay songs. hehe

    • Uncle Sha October 2, 2007 at 9:46 am - Reply

      Not even one song? Bedek dot com la you

      maybe you just forget or dunno the title

      you must specify we from different era eh, our age gap not that big per. around 6 years kan? … oh gosh … hmm i take my comment back :p

      • cicak October 2, 2007 at 11:10 pm - Reply

        i am serious.

        which is even more scary.

        • Uncle Sha October 3, 2007 at 9:44 am - Reply

          now you’re really scaring me!

  7. M Hidayat October 1, 2007 at 9:01 pm - Reply

    Fiona is a super old classic. I too got caught up in the sliding thingy! wahahahaha… What I like most is the part where they go “Bisikan suara mu bak buluh perindu…”

    And sometimes when you got enough ppl to sing along and you do that particular part, fuuuuuh throughly orgasmic. Coupled with the sliding thingy. Dang! That’ll hit the spot.

    • Uncle Sha October 2, 2007 at 9:48 am - Reply

      Hahaha you mat you! .. yeah hi5 dude!

      maybe put your sliding video dance move on wackysingapore.com if you have it record down. now thats wacky

  8. eyeshack October 1, 2007 at 9:08 pm - Reply

    other than Terence and 4U2C, the songs you highlighted by Exists and Feminin are still my favourite songs. both had significant impact on my life as well. ok now i want to emo oredi. -_-

    • Uncle Sha October 2, 2007 at 9:48 am - Reply

      Let’s emo emo together ok

  9. khairul neezam October 1, 2007 at 9:48 pm - Reply

    Arrgh nostalgia. Hahahhaha I loved that Fiona song, but Fiona looks urgly. Maybe it was the in-thing then. lol

    • Uncle Sha October 2, 2007 at 9:49 am - Reply

      keke you sure are blunt bro

      yeah fiona was on the heavy side … not ugly la

      maybe its their sister or someone they know u’re using

  10. shakirrah October 1, 2007 at 10:22 pm - Reply

    hello there, nice meeting you today dude!

    lol, sorry i wasnt talking much to you just now cos something happened beforehand. nontheless quite excited to meet you (: HAHAH.

    talk to you more next time okay? dont worry, i’ll be chattier than a chatter box! set?

    errmmmm, and i cant seem to recognise any of the bands that uve put up above. LOL. GENERATION GAP kottt??

    • Uncle Sha October 2, 2007 at 9:51 am - Reply

      Hi, nice meeting you too … I was also abit blur coz had a long lect and braindead

      next time we chatter more ok :)

      of course la, you born in 90′s kan … i 70′s!! haha

      • shakirrah October 2, 2007 at 11:01 pm - Reply

        EH WHAT LA!! i am not that young! im born in the 80s la dude!

  11. Hidayah October 1, 2007 at 10:48 pm - Reply

    OMG i love Feminin and 4U2C, and I even bought their cassette tapes. Hahaha.. And recently, I’ve made a new friend, called Johari aka Jo.. So ya, totally.. reminds me of 4U2C’s song, Fiona. haha

    • Uncle Sha October 2, 2007 at 9:52 am - Reply

      You can still recall those songs when you’re young … wow!

  12. silentvisual October 2, 2007 at 12:50 am - Reply

    don’t forget NICO ! Freshies ! Elite !!

    HAHA !!

    zaman gemilang siaaa…

    lol…

    • Uncle Sha October 2, 2007 at 9:53 am - Reply

      aaah yes them

      wasn’t really into them but they’re ok :)

      yes the golden era of funkness

  13. asilah October 2, 2007 at 1:18 am - Reply

    wow.. i was very very very young when these songs were out.. but boy OH boy did i love my exist.. hahahaha i had 3 copies of their cassette.. hahaha.. and the ibu song was my favourite.. even to this day i love it a lot..

    • Uncle Sha October 2, 2007 at 9:55 am - Reply

      another one ni ah … must say very very very young

      i know la i old-timer … haha

      nak kena geletek budak ni

  14. malique October 2, 2007 at 5:05 am - Reply

    *slideeeeeeeee*

    amacam ok tak?

    • Uncle Sha October 2, 2007 at 9:55 am - Reply

      slideeeeeee back

      steady ah bro … we’re uber cool

  15. salyly October 2, 2007 at 3:32 pm - Reply

    thanks for that nostalgic emo trip..

    i’m 35 and Feminin is still my fav girl group.

    That song Untukmu still rocks my senduk.. LOL

    Whenever I hear that song or any other song by Feminin, cair akak :)…

  16. purplejanzz October 4, 2007 at 11:38 pm - Reply

    hahah i usually jez scroll by ur entries due to lack of time, but THIS i had to read!! wahahah!!!

    i remember my pri sch seniors performing countless songs by them all during some talentime competition and hari raya concerts, happening siaa!!!

    but actually ah, i wasn’t that into them, cuz my mom then introduced me to Aisyah and MLTR. Now, that’s old school!! Quality tho… =)

    • Uncle Sha October 5, 2007 at 10:05 am - Reply

      Keke, everyone has their own priceless memories eh

      Oooh i remember Aisyah and MLTR. Your mum is hip seh

  17. aLiaS October 5, 2007 at 2:49 pm - Reply

    Sha, I was in Sec 1(i think) when Fiona was a hit. So jiwang song i must say. Was also into this 2 duo (guys), singing,,”I give you my love, an eternal love”. I believe the song titled Eternal Love.hahaha..

    • Uncle Sha October 5, 2007 at 11:48 pm - Reply

      elo … long time no comment here!!

      isn’t that ant & dec “eternal love” song. now i think they hosting some kind of popular entertainment show

      you were sec1, i was sec 4 or 5 i think!!

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