#ThrowbackThursday: 10 Popular Pinoy Bands In The 90s

The 90s was one of the best decade when it comes to the Philippine music scene. Local bands thrived in the fervor of the Filipinos fans.
posted on: Thursday, July 17, 2014
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The 90s was a decade of cassette tapes and Betamax.

I’m pretty sure you or your parents or your kuya/ate owned some cassette tapes containing the songs of their favorite 90s band.

Do you still remember the most popular local bands in the 90s? Here are some of them:

1. Aegis

A karaoke session won’t be complete without a single song from Aegis.


Halik. Basang-basa Sa Ulan. Luha. Sinta. You’ve probably heard each of these songs being sung in karaoke.

2. April Boys


Their most popular song is probably ‘Sana Ay Mahalin Mo Pa Rin Ako’.

Do I need to say that this musical duo are April Boy Regino’s brothers? He used to be a part of the group but decided to go on a solo career in 1995.

3. Jeremiah


Who could forget their most popular song ‘Nanghihinayang’?

4. Wolfgang


One of the most popular Filipino rock band. You’ve probably heard of their hit song ‘Halik ni Hudas’.

5. Yano


 ‘Banal na Aso Santong Kabayo’ and ‘Esem’ (Nakakainis ang ganitong buhay) are some of their hit songs.

6. Teeth


I know you’ve sung to the lyrics of “Kabilin-bilinan ng lola, ‘wag kang uminom ng serbesa…

‘Laklak’ ang ‘Prinsesa’ are some of their popular songs.

7. Siakol


Some of their hit songs are ‘Lakas Tama’, ‘Peksman’ and ‘Bakit Ba’.

After a long hiatus, they were back in 2010 with their new album, ‘Tropa’.

8. Rivermaya

One of the most popular 90s band, Rivermaya has had already several vocalists including Bamboo Mañalac and Rico Blanco.


Currently, the only original member remaining in the band is Mark Escueta, who married actress Jolina Magdangal in 2011.

Do I need to list some of their songs? Well, there’s ‘Ulan’, ‘214’, ‘Awit ng Kabataan’, ‘Kisapmata’ and many more.

9. Parokya ni Edgar


Their novelty songs which are often satirical in nature captured the hearts of the Filipinos.

One of the greatest feat this band has performed was to remain intact despite being in the industry for more than 20 years.

10. Eraserheads

Inarguably one of the most successful and critically acclaimed local bands in the 90s, Eraserheads was so well-remembered because of their songs which accurately reflects the heart and mind of the Filipino youth at that time.


Eraserheads disbanded in 2002, much to the disappointment of the fans. On their 2009 reunion, their concert was attended by 100, 000 people, a proof of their unparalleled success as a local band.

What about you? What’s your favorite 90s local band?