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Weekend Playlist: Indonesia's most popular hits from the 90's

Ni Nyoman Wira
Ni Nyoman Wira

The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Sat, May 21, 2016  /  09:55 am

Let's turn back time to the 1990s when the Indonesian music collection was filled with memorable and catchy tunes.

Get ready to feel nostalgic and be reminded of the good old days when playing these five music videos.

Bermimpi by Base Jam

Established in 1994, Base Jam achieved respectable fame in Indonesia’s 90s hit list. The band's most popular single, Bermimpi (I’m Dreaming), was taken from its first album released in 1996.

Consisting of Adon, Sigit, Adnil, Aris, BS, Anya and Sita, the band had a reunion while performing at a music festival last year.

(Read also: Dhani putting Dewa 19 to rest, for now)

Kirana by Dewa 19 

Formed in 1986, Dewa 19 is one of the country's most renowned bands thanks to its distinctive and bold music.

Composed by Ahmad Dhani and Erwin, Kirana was released in 1997 as part of the album Pandawa Lima. Whether a comeback is on the cards for Dewa 19 remains to be seen.

Bila Kuingat by Lingua 

Lingua is an Indonesian trio established in 1996. The band of Amara, Frans and Arie owes its popularity to this particular single, titled Bila Kuingat (If I Remember).

After a hiatus that seemed endless, the three joined forces with local boy band Coboy in 2015. Lingua then performed with Coboy as well as another boy band, M.E., at this year's Java Jazz Festival.

Inikah Cinta by M.E.

You may often hear this song played by some Indonesian radio stations today. Inikah Cinta (Is This Love) is a song performed by five-member boy band M.E.

Formed in 1997, M.E. consisted of Denny, Didan, Iravan, Ferry and Widi. They actually had released songs prior to Inikah Cinta, but it was this catchy hit that hooked music listeners across the country.

M.E. recently staged a comeback with Lingua and Coboy at the 2016 Java Jazz Festival.


Cerita Cinta by Kahitna

Written and composed by Yovie Widianto, one of the country's most renowned musicians, Cerita Cinta (Love Story) became a must-hear for lovebirds up and down the country. 

(Read also: Kahitna's enduring love stories)

The song was released in 1994 and performed by Kahitna, a band that still actively performs today. Its latest album, Rahasia Cinta Kahitna, was released this year. (kes)

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