Thai pop music
Rhythm and blues
|Cultural origins||1970s–1980s Thailand|
|Typical instruments||drums, bass guitar, keyboard, guitar, synthesizer, vocals|
|Phleng phuea chiwit - Phleng Thai sakon|
Thai pop music is a genre of Thai music roughly equivalent to western pop. It emerged during the 1970s–80s, and was during that period known as String music (Thai: เพลงสตริง). It took over mainstream popularity during the 1990s, and has since dominated the Thai music industry.
String's origins lie in American R&B, surf rock artists like The Ventures and Dick Dale, Exotica, rockabilly and country and western brought to Thailand by American and Australian soldiers serving in Vietnam in the late 1950s and early 1960s. It also drew heavily on British invasion rock'n'roll, garage rock and Hollywood film soundtracks. The term is extremely broad, covering Thai rock, dance music, rap and western-influenced popular music in general. It normally excludes the folk rock phleng phuea chiwit.
In the 1980s it mixed with other genres, such as disco, funk, dance and rock. Early string artists and bands include The Impossibles, and Grand Ex'. Later popular artists in 1980s include: Thongchai McIntyre, Pumpuang Duangjan, Asanee-Wasan Micro, Ploy, The Innocent most successful during the 90s. their artist include Christina Aguilar, Tik Shiro, J Jetrin, Boyscout, Nuvo, Lift-Oil, Joey Boy and Tata Young.
Top 10 Thai music
This web site is for people who want to listen to Thai music. Every week, we showcase new Thai songs for you. With audio streaming you can listen to the songs straight away with no need to download onto your computer. You can read the lyrics in Thai, or in Roman letters if you cannot read Thai yet. Many of the songs have been translated into English. If you like the music you are listening to, then there are links to online music stores. Please enjoy these examples of music from Thailand.
|1||Poom Pae Grung Tayp||Nakarin Kingsak|
|2||Kwaam Jep Yang Kong Haai-Jai||Pongsak Rattanapong|
|3||Mai Bok Ter||Bedroom Audio|
|Last update: December 1, 2013|