[IFW 2017] “Passion” in Between with Maria Calista

Fashion show bertema passion ini memang dibagi menjadi 2 bagian. Selagi menanti bagian ke-2, kami dihibur oleh suara merdu seorang Maria Calista yang menyanyikan lagu singlenya berjudul “Satu kali lagi” dan cover lagu “Closer”.


Seorang penyanyi yang sosoknya sedikit mengingatkan saya kepada Agnes Monica, baik dari wajah maupun kemampuan menyanyinya (kebetulan saya pernah menonton penampilan live Agnes Monica).

Selama ini mendengar single “Satu kali lagi” melalui radio atau via youtube. Kali ini menyaksikan langsung penampilannya yang ternyata sungguh memukau. Menurut saya, suara live Maria lebih bagus daripada rekamannya.

What a talented singer.

Next, Fashion Show: “Passion” Part 2


Another Oh Hae Young List of OST and BGM

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Not long ago, I decided to give a break with TVN dramas because of one hell of rollercoaster and  a bit painful journey with their dramas, such as Reply 1988 and Cheese In The Trap. Actually, they are very good dramas, very very good indeed. It just somehow, along the way, there were so many things involved that make me think, “Aaah too bad, it could have been a great dramas ever.”

Anyway, I guess that just me being disappointed and hard to move on. Since I heard that Eric Mun comeback to kdramaland with Seo Hyun Jin, I really anticipate for it. I’ve known him since he is in Shinhwa and fell in love more when he play Super Rookie alongside Han Ga In. So, I can’t not really wait. But then, it will be in TVN. Darn! But, for the love of Eric, I decided to open my heart again for TVN * well, I always love TVN for their dramas and Music and Drama OST *

At first, Another Oh Hae Young or Another Miss Oh or Oh Hae Young Again is not quite known, especially when everyone in the galaxy still rooting for DOTS (descendant of The Sun). But me, I knew from the start that I will love this drama and it will be another good journey. I watch it because of the cast which I love for their acting in dramas. Let’s see, Kim Mi Kyung, my favorite actress which involved in many great dramas (The Heirs, Yong Pal, Can You Hear My Heart). Kim Ji Suk which I known from his role in Cheongdamdong Alice and Ye Ji Won from the latest Page Turner drama. As for the story, definitely refreshing, the whole family is entertaining. Not to mention, the idea that Eric is a sound producer, make it very interesting. The drama emphasize about sound a lot which a new knowledge and experience for drama viewers like me.

So, this drama currently airing and just reached episode 7 from the whole 18 episode. Pray that it will be a funny, romantic, and warm journey to the end. Just like the OST and BGM they had offered so far. A catchy, upbeat, warm, mellow song and music which now filling my playlist altogether with CITT OST, Goodbye Mr. Black OST, Beautiful Gong Shim OST, Coldplay, Adele and Shawn Mendez.

1. Wable – Little Miss Sunshine [OST Part 1]

2. Wable – Little Miss Sunshine [OST Part 1] – Instrumental

3. Ben – Just Like A Dream [OST Part 2]

4. Ben – Just Like A Dream [OST Part 2] – Instrumental

5. Seo Hyun Jin & Yu Seungwoo – What Is Love [OST Part 3]

6. Seo Hyun Jin & Yu Seungwoo – What Is Love [OST Part 3] – Instrumental

7. Roy Kim – Maybe I [OST Part 4]

8. Roy Kim – Maybe I [OST Part 4] – Instrumental

9. Jung Seung Hwan – If It Is You [OST Part 5]

10. Jung Seung Hwan – If It Is You [OST Part 5] – Instrumental

11. Sina & Pierre Faa – L’émerveillement (episode 4, Soo Kyung flashback of her time with her boyfriend)

12. Cheetah – Expectation (episode 2, at the club/bar when Do Kyung drink after P-OHY called him then he met J-OHY there)

13. Echae En Route – Uneasy Romance (episode 1 and episode 3, when Do Kyung met J-OHY in the street and when J-OHY saw P-OHY in the rain)

14. Kim Yoon A – One Fine Spring Day (episode 7, when J-OHY riding her bicycle while singing along the song from her earphone)

15. Lee Seok Hoon – I’ll be there [OST Part 6]

15. Lee Seok Hoon – I’ll be there [OST Part 6] – instrumental

16. The Black Skirts –  Till the end of time [OST Part 7]

17. The Black Skirts –  Till the end of time [OST Part 7] – instrumental

18. Shin Seung Hun – Sorry (episode 13, the song J-OHY and her friend listen in the car)

19. Wishtree Project – Sleepless Night (episode 14, when J-OHY read love letter from highschool in front of PDK)

20. GGotJamProject – Scattered [OST Part 8]

21. GGotJamProject – Scattered [OST Part 8] – instrumental

22. Various Artist – 나 심심하다 진짜… (inst. track no. 17)

23. Various Artist – 이사도라 펑키  (inst. track no. 16)

24. Various Artist – 설렘is (inst. track no. 14)

25. Various Artist – mistery (inst. track no. 13)

26. Various Artist – 난 내가 여전히… (inst. track no. 12)

27. Various Artist – HUL music (inst. track no. 11)

28. Various Artist – 헐~~  HUL word (inst. track no. 10)

29. Various Artist – 소풍 (inst. track no. 9) [Seo Hyun Jin & Yu Seungwoo – What Is Love jazzy instrumental version]

30. Various Artist – 오메~~ (inst. track no. 15)

Goodbye Mr. Black List of OST

After Descendants of The Sun (DOTS) ended, I practically move on to other dramas. Fortunately, there is this one drama I watch along with  the DOTS. Which none other than Goodbye Mr. Black. Eventhough the drama is quite off radar or I may say underrated, but somehow I was curious enough to make me continue watching it I watched it silently because everyone eyes, heart, and soul was in DOTS.

Furthermore, this drama is a comeback drama for Moon Chae Won, one of actress that I fond of after watched The Princess’s man, Good Doctor, and Innocent Man. Ah, it also have Song Jae Rim in it and Im Se Mi, so yeah, I like them too.


This drama is based on the original Manhwa/Webtoon called Goodbye Mr. Black.” by Hwang Mi Na which was first published in 1983. The comic is motivated by French author Alexandre Dumas’s novel “The Count of Monte Cristo“.

After saw their first few episodes, I kinda liked it although not as far as crazy about it or ‘baper’ in Indonesian Language. It got me hook, at least until now. And the OST, off course I like the OST. That is why I decided to write this post. Especially the OST Part 4 which I kept replayed in my playlist along with CITT OST and DOTS OST.

So, here are some of the OST that captured my heart * tsaaah *

1. Baek Ji Young – Goodbye [OST Part 1]

2. Baek Ji Young – Goodbye [OST Part 1] – instrumental

3. Bae Su Jung – Walking In Place [OST Part 3]

4. Bae Su Jung – Walking In Place [OST Part 3] – instrumental

5. Song Yu Bin – Perhaps This Is… [OST Part 3]

6. Song Yu Bin – Perhaps This Is… [OST Part 3] – instrumental

7. 2BIC – Bear [OST Part 4]

8. 2BIC – Bear [OST Part 4] – instrumental





Descendants of the Sun OST List


Another kdramas in my waiting list for 2016 is finally airing, Descendants of the Sun. Really curious of how it will be since the writer is the great Kim Eun Sook. Not to mention the lead cast is our Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Kyo.

Both of them are my favorites. Love Song Hye Kyo since Autumn Tales era till now. While Song Joong Ki, well, first time I saw him was in Triple. And this is his new drama after serving his nation in Military. So, who is not gonna be excited to watch him again after 2 years, right.

One more thing, this drama shooting is already ended aka pre-produced, which is I believe, just like Cheese in The Trap, the cinematography and the editing or the scene showing will be just perfect since they have time to make it the best they can. Furthermore, from what I saw, we will be spoiled by many topless soldier scene, Oh dear…

After watching their first 2 episodes, I know I have been fallen in love. And fortunately, it aired during the time when I felt down because of the lack of JungSeol moment in Cheese In The Trap. Somehow, it lifted my kdramas spirit up.

But hey, it just been 2 episode, don’t know about the rest. But I like what I’ve seen so far. The drama kinda reminds me of “Tour of Duty” (a drama aired back in the eighties. beside about war, friendship, military, it also about love between a Liutenant and a doctor. What a memories).

Ah, I also like the OST, so here it is… another long list OST to add to my playlist.

1. Chen (EXO) and Punch – Everytime [OST Part 2] (episode 1, when Mo Yeon treated Shi Jin wound at the Hospital)

2. Chen (EXO) and Punch – Everytime [OST Part 2] – Instrumental

3. Yoon Mirae – Always [OST Part 1 – (episode 1, when Shi Jin left Mo Yeon in the rooftop)

4. Yoon Mirae – Always [OST Part 1] – Instrumental

5. Puff Daddy feat. faith Evans – I’ll Be Missing You (episode 1, when Shi Jin and Dae Young in the cafe with their stuffed doll)

6. Viktor Tsoi (rock band “Kino”) – Red and yellow Days (episode 2, when Shi Jin and Dae Young in some kind of bar)

7. Davichi – This Love [OST Part 3]

8. Davichi – This Love [OST Part 3] – Instrumental

9. Gummy – You Are My Everything (English version) [OST Part 4] 

10. Gummy – You Are My Everything (Korean version) – [OST Part 4]

11. Gummy – You Are My Everything – [OST Part 4] – Instrumental

12. Kim Na young ft. Mad Clown – Once Again [OST Part 5] (episode 6, when Myeong Joo is on a phone with Dae Young and Shi Jin on the bus)

13. Kim Na young ft. Mad Clown – Once Again [OST Part 5] – instrumental

14. K.Will – Talk Love [OST Part 6]

15. K.Will – Talk Love [OST Part 6] – instrumental

16. Lyn – With You [OST Part 7]

17. Lyn – With You [OST Part 7] – instrumental

18. SG. Wannabe – By My Side [OST Part 8]

18. SG. Wannabe – By My Side [OST Part 8] – instrumental

19. Epik High – Love Love Love (episode 4, when Myeong Joo confront Dae Young about the ‘rumor’)

20. WHAM! – last Christmas (episode 4, when Myeong Joo confront Dae Young about the ‘rumor’)

21. Виктор Цой – Печаль (episode 5, when Mo Yeon and Shi Jin at the restaurant)

22. Junsu ft. Song Joong Ki – How Can I Love You (unreleased OST, cut from the drama, episode 8, from Mo Yeon phone during broadcast before her confession)

23. Maroon 5 – Sugar (episode 13, at Subway Sandwich)

24. MC THE MAX – Wind Beneath Your Wings [OST Part 9] – (preview episode 14)

25. Ellie Goulding – How Long Will I Love You (episode 15, at cafe when they both share their mutual feeling)

26. XIA Junsu [JYJ] – How Can I Love You  [OST Part 9]

26. XIA Junsu [JYJ] – How Can I Love You  [OST Part 9] – instrumental

27. Various Artists – Mission Part 2 [OST Vol 01 – Track 14] – instrumental – (episode 6, after Urk’s earthquake when the doctors embark to save victims and episode 2 at cafe when Shi Jin and Mo Yeon separate)

27. Various Artists –  I Love You [OST Vol 01 – Track 15] – instrumental

28. Various Artists –  Mission Part 1 [OST Vol 01 – Track 7] – instrumental – (episode 6, when Shi Jin met his father to take a picture and when Onew cried)

29. Various Artists –  Aroma [OST Vol 01 – Track 16] – instrumental

30. Various Artists –  The Lover [OST Vol 01 – Track 15] – instrumental

31. Various Artists –  My Everything [OST Vol 01 – Track 11] – instrumental

32. Various Artists –  Save The Day  [OST Vol 01 – Track 6] – instrumental – (episode 1, at the helicopter and landed in Afghanistan)

33. Various Artists –  Time Is Running Out [OST Vol 01 – Track 8] – instrumental

33. Various Artists –  Hidden Genius [OST Vol 01 – Track 9] – instrumental

33. Various Artists –  Endless War [OST Vol 01 – Track 10] – instrumental

33. Various Artists –  Heart Break [OST Vol 01 – Track 12] – instrumental

33. Various Artists –  Military Dignity [OST Vol 01 – Track 13] – instrumental

33. Various Artists –  War of Tomorrow [OST Vol 01 – Track 17] – instrumental

34. Various Artists –  No More War [OST Vol 02 – Track 6] – instrumental

35. Various Artists –  Always I Love You [OST Vol 02 – Track 7] – instrumental

36. Various Artists –  Fighter [OST Vol 02 – Track8] – instrumental

37. Various Artists –  Mission 2 Epic Tension [OST Vol 02 – Track 9] – instrumental

38. Various Artists –  Lonely Road [OST Vol 02 – Track 10] – instrumental

39. Various Artists –  Vital Fantasy [OST Vol 02 – Track 11] – instrumental

40. Various Artists –  Love You 2 [OST Vol 02 – Track 12] – instrumental

41. Various Artists –  Don’t Forget Me [OST Vol 02 – Track 13] – instrumental

42. Various Artists –  Time Is Running Out (Ver.2) [OST Vol 02 – Track 14] – instrumental

43. Various Artists –  Attention Mission Ver. [OST Vol 02 – Track 15] – instrumental

44. Various Artists –  Move Forward [OST Vol 02 – Track 16] – instrumental

45. Various Artists –  Freedom  [OST Vol 02 – Track 17] – instrumental

46. Various Artists –  Attention O.R.I [OST Vol 02 – Track 18] – instrumental

47. Korean Army Song – Mochin Sanain

48. Red Velvet – Dumb Dumb Dumb

Cheese In The Trap List of OST

As per usual, when I am hooked in a drama, it will shown in my passion to find all the OST or even all the song included in the drama. And obviously there is no exception for this pretty ‘infamous’ drama called Cheese In the Trap.

ost part 1ost part 2

It only just 4 episode on air, but dang the OST is already worth listen for. The background music (BGM) also addicting and refreshing. And the song, no words can describe, love all the song. This drama really trapped me through its everything, just like I stated in my previous post about this drama.

1. Twenty – Cheese in The Trap [OST Part 1 – Track 1]

2. Cosmos Hippie – Maybe I like You [OST Part 1 – Track 2] – (episode 2, when Seol printing her report)

3. Tearliner – Golden Coconut Club (Sentimental Scenery Mix) – Instrumental [OST Part 1 – Track 3] – (episode 2, when Bora dressed up and make over Seol for blind date)

4. Tearliner – Our Whispering (Sentimental Scenery Mix)- Instrumental [OST Part 1 – Track 4] – (episode 2, in the beginning)

5. Tearliner feat. Yozoh – I am Love  [OST Part 2 – Track 1] – (episode 1, when Seol met Jung and monologue that she isn’t ready to trust his answer, yet)

6. Tearliner – Einfuhlung  [OST Part 2 – Track 2] – (episode 1, ending)

7. Tearliner – Cat and Nap [OST Part 2 – Track 3] – Instrumental (episode 3, BGM when Seol met In Ho, while Jung watching from behind them)

8. Tearliner – Warm Winter Latte [OST Part 2 – Track 4] – Instrumental – (episode 3, BGM when Seol being the only one who came to the presentation meeting)

9. Tearliner – It’s Partly Cloudy Today [OST Part 2 – Track 5] – Instrumental

10. 10 cm – Love Forms a Drop (episode 1, BGM when Seol met Jung in coffee shop and Jung ignored her)

11. Mountain Mocha Kilimanjaro – Sympathy [fast forward to 8:16] (episode 1, when Seol running to Uni after Bora called her about their early class)

12. Zion T – No Make Up (episode 1, at Coffee Bay when Bora give Seol her saving)

13. Needle & Gem – Dawn (episode 1, at Coffee Bay when Yoo Jung buy americano for himself and strawberry shake for Seol, episode 4 when Jung asked Seol for a date)

14. Slow 6 – Aloha (episode 2, when Jung attended Prof. kang class and sat next to Seol)

15. 316 – Cappucino (episode 2, BGM when Seol try to set up Jung with Ah Young in Uni cafetaria)

16. Zee Avi -Madness (episode 2, BGM when Inho almost fight with Seol’s blind date)

17. POE (Band) – Prelude (episode 2, BGM when Jung met In Ho for Seol handphone)

18. No Respect for Beauty – I am A Shadow (episode 4, during flashback, BGM when Jung said he don’t want to see Nam Jo Yeon ever again after homeless incident with Seol)

19. Love X Stereo – Hide and Seek (original)

20. Vanilla Acoustic – xx (unreleased OST, when Jung follow behind Seol)

21. Kang Hyun Min feat. Jo Hyun Ah of Urban Zakapa – Such [OST Part 3] – (episode 2, ending)

22. People and People – No Sorrow Words [OST Part 3] – (episode 3, when Seol recalled what prof. kang said and when she called ‘sunbae’ after he give a coin to the vending machine for Seol)

23. Needle & Gem – Walls (episode 4, BGM when Seol met Jung on their first date)

24. Tearliner – xx [OST Part 3] – Instrumental (episode 4, BGM Seol starving after first date with Jung)

25. F(x) – 4 Walls (episode 4, in store where In Ha shopping)

26. Sunday2pm – 어떻게 (episode 4, in restaurant, Jung and Seol first date)

27. Tearliner – xx [OST Part 3 – Track 4] – Instrumental (episode 5, when Seol and Jung talked outside the hospital)

28. Tearliner – xx [OST Part 3 – Track 5] – Instrumental (episode 3, BGM when Seol’s presentation group member text her to cancel off their meeting)

29. Biggi Hilmars – Shortcut to Happiness (BGM opening)

30. Rocoberry – I’m Fine (episode 5, BGM in the beginning when Jung saved Seol from Falling and their quarrel under the rain)

31. Hyukoh – Comes and Goes (episode 5, BGM in the bar when Jung met Joo Yong)

32. No Respect For Beauty – Day of Departure (episode 5, BGM when Teacher Assistant Heo told Seol about Jung behind her Scholarship and her office job also during Seol confronted Jung about it)

33. The Solutions – (I Couldn’t be) Your One (episode 5, when Jung at the Gym)

34. Vanilla Acoustic – Our Time [OST Part 1 – Track 1] – (episode 3, when Jung following Seol from behind)

35. Tearliner feat. 5urprise – Delete You. Erase You [OST Part 1 – Track 2] – (episode 6, ending song)

36. Tearliner – Powder Sugar lowering [OST Part 2 – Track 3] – Instrumental

37. Tearliner – xxx  [OST Part 2 – Track 4] – Instrumental (episode 1, when EunTaek took the attendance list and run with it to help Seol reach the class on time)

38. Tearliner – Perception Today  [OST Part 2 – Track 5] – Instrumental (episode 5, when Jung and Seol under the rain)

39. Scentimental Scenery – First Kiss [OST Part 5] – Instrumental

40. Salt n Paper – Go (English Version) – [OST Part 5]

41. Salt n Paper – Go (Korean Version) – [OST Part 5]

42. Tearliner – The end is near [OST Part 5] – Instrumental

43. Tete – 그냥 좋은데 [OST Part 5]

44. Salt n Paper – One Heart (episode 9, when Jung part with Seol after Seol confront him about the text messages between him and Young Gon)

45. Bye Bye Badman – (episode 8, when Jung drunks in the bar and sniffling in Seol’s hair)

46. Min Chae – La la la (episode 8, when Seol ask for coffee in Seol’s uncle restaurant)

47. Sweden Laundry – A Little Bit More [OST Part 6] – (episode 9, when Seol thinking, can she even break up with Jung)

48. Monkeyz – Perhaps This is Love [OST Part 6] – (episode 11, when Seol excitedly met Jung who visit her in campus)

49. Tearliner – 밤의 편의점 [OST Part 6] – instrumental (episode 11, when Seol brought her mom and Jun to see his dad giving flyers for their restaurant)

50. Tearliner – 장화 속 무당벌레 [OST Part 6] – instrumental (episode 11, when Seol family asked Inho to join their family dinner)

51. O.O.O. – Gold Dust (episode 11, when Seol tutoring InHo in the library and Inho look so out of it)

52. No Respect For Beauty – Owls On the Ground (episode 12, flashback during Inho’s hand incident in Highschool)

53. Seoha – Cheese in The Trap female version [OST Part 7] – (episode 5, when Jung and Seol sleep in the hospital waiting for Bora’s dad)

54. Tearliner Feat. Taru – 살랑 어쩌면 사랑 (perhaps love) [OST Part 7] – (episode 2, when Seol met Jung during his graduation photoshoot and Jung took selfie of him with Seol)

55. Tearliner – Natural Curl [OST Part 7] – instrumental

56. Tearliner – Dream Inside of You [OST Part 7] – instrumental

57. eAeon – My Anniversary (episode 7, Seol monolog after the incident with the thief, scene where Jung out from police station)

58. Tearliner – 방황하는 파도 [OST Part 5] – Instrumental – (episode 9, during the flashbacks of Jung, Inha, Inho playing fireworks and episode 13, when jung offered money to Inho)

59. Tearliner feat. Kim Go Eun – Attraction (in many episode, when Jung backhug Seol, when they hug each other after the cool off phase aka JungSeol moment.)

60. Love X Stereo – Hide And Seek OST VERSION [OST Part 8] – (episode 14, ending)

61. Low-End Project – 첫만남 [OST Part 8] – Instrumental

62. Tearliner – 첫만남 [OST Part 8] – Instrumental

63. Sister’s Barbershop – Dancing Alone (episode 6, When Seol and Inho drinks at the Bar before Jung join in)

One of The Greatest Man in The World: Rhoma Irama


One day, someone asked me about one of the greatest man in the world. Someone that became my idol, my inspiration, or my addiction. When I think of it, there would be more than one person came into my mind. But when I look it more deeply into my heart, one of them would be Rhoma Irama. Rhoma Irama is the one and only. He is a legend in music industrial, especially dangdut. He is the one who struggle, to make dangdut more popular, get more respect, and became a part of Indonesian music. The reason I choose him is because his performance in stage are very unique. The songs that he sing are very inspiring. Moreover, his relationship with others making me very respect and admiring him.


As an entertainer, Rhoma Irama is a very talented person. During his performance on stage, whether it is on air or off air, he always showing the best of him. Start from his wardrobe, movement, and off course his voice. Everytime I saw him on stage, his dress always unique, kinds of reminds me with the way that Elvis dressed up. With long dress, ‘cut bray’ long pants, and some accessories such as bracelet, tasbih, or scarf. His movement is also entertaining, because he dances the same movement with his band member and in the same time using his guitar as a part of his movement. This kind of movement became his trademarks. Then his voice, undoubtly, has his own character. With his deep voice and segmented words, he reach everyone heart, especially me.




Out of his life as musician, as a person, he have a good relationship with others. I could see that from the bond that unite Soneta Group for over than 40 years and also from his own family. Eventhough, his relationship with some other is not too good, but it’s okay, he is only a human and human do have some mistakes. I remember that one day, some of his band members told me that Rhoma is a very kind, firm, religious, and loyal person. He always thinks his band members as his own family. Not only the band members, but also the whole family of his band member. In the same time, his son said that Rhoma is very caring, motivating, and religious to all of his children.


For all the reason that I already mention, I think I would love him even more. I regard him as the greatest man in the world. I thank him for his hardship in dangdut music, not only in Indonesia but all over the world. Because of him, I see dangdut from different perspective and enjoy dangdut even more. Also because of him, me and my whole family * especially my dad, who is his die hard fan * became more close, for we all love him. I hope, in the future, he could make more song that would be his masterpiece and make dangdut more popular all around the world.

Rhoma Irama said these sentences before,

Music is not just for fun. There are responsibilities on it.

In front of people and in front of God.”

So, Bung Rhoma Irama, fighting!


25 Boyband Tahun 90-an Yang Pernah Menghiasi Hidupku

Ketika saya sedang menonton drama korea Yongpal, tiba-tiba muncul sepenggal lagu yang dinyanyikan oleh boyband Westlife * Yongpal memutar lagu tersebut dari HP-nya untuk Yeo Jin. *. Sejak saat itu, entah mengapa, saya jadi mengubek-ubek database mp3 hanya sekadar untuk mendengarkan semua lagu Westlife. Rasanya, nostalgia banget.

Di saat anak-anak remaja, ABG, alay, atau apalah sebutan anak muda jaman sekarang lebih menggandrungi boyband asal negeri ginseng, Korea dengan aliran musik mereka yang terkenal sebagai Kpop, saya dengan bangganya ingin memproklamirkan bahwa saya dengan ini, lebih dulu mengenal Boyband daripada kalian semua * hahaha, terus kenapa coba. * Tapi, boyband jaman saya dulu tentu saja didominasi oleh boyband besutan Amerika atau Eropa, terutama Inggris * Saat itu, MTV sedang dalam masa kejayaannya di Indonesia. Sehingga saya terekspos dengan banyak musik barat asal US dan UK. *

Kalau boyband jaman sekarang identik dengan yang namanya ketampanan alias kegantengan para anggotanya * suara mah nomor ke berapa kali ya, yang penting kemasan luarnya, * boyband jaman saya tumbuh besar dulu didominasi juga sama yang namanya ketampanan dan kegantengan.

Nah loh, apa bedanya coba?

Letak perbedaannya adalah tingkat ketampanannya. Kalau jaman dulu kayanya Jordan Knight, Joey McIntyre, Nick carter, Ronan Keating, Robbie Williams, Justin Timberlake itu udah pool bangets guantengnyah. Kalo diliat anak jaman sekarang palingan mereka dibilang biasa aja kali ya, atau bahkan culun kali ya * maklum beda generasi, beda tren, beda style. * Maklum aja sih, boyband jaman sekarang emang saya akui cakep-cakep bener anggotanya, bahkan kadang lebih cakep ketimbang saya.

Anyway, setidaknya bagi saya, mereka cakep semua * buktinya saya sampai menempel poster mereka dikala saya muda belia kekekeke. *

1. New Kids On The Blocks (1984)


Ini adalah boyband pertama yang saya kenal. The one and only, NKOTB. Anggotanya Donnie Wahlberg, Jordan Knight, Jonathan Knight, Danny Wood, Joe McIntyre. Boyband terkeren sepanjang masa. Siapa coba yang ga kenal “step by step. oh baby… ” Aaah… very nostalgic. My bias in this group is Jordan and Joey * kyaaaa… fangirling mode: ON *

Check this: Step by step, Tonight

2. All 4 One (1994) AS

all 4 one

Jamie Jones, Delious Kennedy, Alfred Nevarez, dan Tony Borowiak. Ini adalah salah satu boyband yang menjual suara dibanding tampang. Jujur, saya cuma kenal 2 lagu dari grup ini. Lagu yang paling terkenal adalah “I swear” sampai-sampai kayanya ini lagu sering dipakai pada saat acara ‘nembak,’ pernikahan, sampai prom night karena liriknya yang bikin klepek-klepek. This song still remain in my playlist until now.

I swear….by the moon and the stars in the sky… I’ll be there, for better or worst, till death do us part. I’ll love you with every beat of my heart and I swear.”

Check this: I swear

3. Boyzone (1993) Inggris


Keith Duffy, Mikey Graham, Ronan Keating, Shane Lynch, dan Stephen Gately (RIP). Di jamannya, boyband ini cukup merajai di dunia. Saya pribadi masih mendengarkan puluhan lagu mereka hingga saat ini. Teramat cintanya saya sama mereka, sampai-sampai saya setia mengikuti kiprah si vokalis utama Ronan Keating yang bersolo karier. Dunia saya sempat runtuh ketika Stephen mengakui bahwa dirinya Gay, dan semakin runtuh lagi ketika Stephen meninggal dunia di tahun 2009.

Check this: All that I need, Love me for a reason, Picture of you

4. Backstreet Boys (1993) AS

backstreet boys

Keep The Backstreet Pride Alive!

Nick Carter, Kevin, Howie Dorough, Brian Littrell, dan A.J is the Backstreet Boys. I don’t think they ever been forgotten. Pertama kali mengenal boyband ini, yang ada dipikiran waktu itu cuma, “Ya Allah, ganteng-ganteng banget” dan orang-orang ganteng ini bilang, “I’ll never break your heart…” * huhuhuhu melted * Alhasil, poster mereka memenuhi dinding kamar saya saat itu juga. My bias in here, definitely Nick and Kevin * meskipun porsi menyanyi si Kevin sangat minim. *

Check this: I’ll never break your heart, as long as you love me.

5. NSYNC (1995) AS


Here come the amazing NSYNC! I can write pages about them.

Lance Bass, JC Chasez, Joey Fatone, Chris Kirkpatrick, dan Justin Timberlake are my men. Saat saya mengira kalau Backstreet Boys is the best that I have, datanglah NSYNC. Ini adalah boyband pertama yang membuat saya benar-benar terkagum-kagum. Satu-satunya boyband yang semua anggotanya menaklukkan hati saya * I don’t have specific bias here since they all great.”

Betapa tidak, bagi saya mereka adalah cikal-bakal boyband-boyband KPOP saat ini. Boyband yang menawarkan paket lengkap, mulai dari wajah, penampilan, suara, musik, dance yang sinkron, koreografi, outfit, dan musik video. Benar-benar sebuah paket lengkap. Sampai-sampai saya selalu tidak mau ketinggalan setiap kali TV menyiarkan konser mereka secara LIVE, hanya karena they are the best when they are LIVE.

Bahkan ketika di MTV ada acara yang namanya Battle of Boybands antara Backstreet Boys dan NSYNC, I definitely chose them as the winner * sorry BSB, doesn’t mean that I don’t love you though. Cos I do.

One last thing. Ini adalah boyband yang melahirkan Justin Timberlake * walaupun Justin sudah terkenal bahkan sebelum ia bergabung dengan NSYNC. * Tapi, boyband inilah yang membuat namanya makin mendunia dan dicintai jutaan gadis belia termasuk saya, sampai saat ketika saya mengetik tulisan ini * I am a die hard fan. *

Check this: Bye Bye Bye, Tearin’ up my heart, This I promise you.

6. Hanson (1992) AS


Isaac Hanson, Taylor Hanson, dan Zac Hanson is not literally a boyband * tapi dari kacamata saya yang masih remaja saat itu, mereka tampak bagai boyband. * Saya memang bukan penggemar berat berat mereka. Tapi, mau tidak mau saya jadi suka lantaran teman sebangku saya ketika SMA * sebut saja namanya Erry * tergila-gila sama yang namanya Taylor Hanson.

Sampai-sampai yang dibicarakan selalu saja Taylor. Sampai-sampai nama belakangnya ditambahin Taylor Hanson. Sampai-sampai mengaku-ngaku kalau dia adalah istrinya Taylor * OMG. * Sementara saya, sering minder sama si Taylor karena dia lebih cantik daripada saya T_T

Check this: Mmmbop, I will come to you.

7. The Moffats (1990) Kanada

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Scott Moffatt, Clint Moffatt, Bob Moffatt, dan Dave Moffatt. Uh huh, another siblings as a band. The moffat sebenarnya lebih merupakan band daripada Boyband karena mereka semua bisa memainkan alat musik, sama seperti Hanson. Daya tarik mereka * selain lagunya tentu saja * adalah kenyataan bahwa ada kembar 3 digrup mereka. I mean, kembar 3, identic pula, super mirip. Jadi, ketika band ini muncul dalam hidup saya, saya merasa mendapat durian jatuh, 3 orang sama gantengnya disatu grup * what a treat. *

Check this: I’ll be there for you, Miss you like crazy.

8. 98 degrees (1995) AS

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Nick Lachey, Drew Lachey, Justin Jeffre, dan Jeff Timmons.  “You’re my sunshine after the rain… ” is some of lyrics from their song. Bagaimana tidak meleleh coba dengernya. I love all their song. Meskipun gaungnya tidak terlalu terdengar di dunia * kecuali untuk Nick Lachey yang pernah menikah dengan Jessica Simpson, * but they will remain in my playlist ’till now.

Check this: Because of you, Invincible man.

9. Westlife (1998) Irlandia


Shane Filan, Kian Egan, Nicky byrne, Mark Feehily. Pertama kali mendengar lagu swear it again langsung suka. Awalnya bukan karena mereka boyband * mengingat era boyband sudah mulai memudar saat itu. kecuali untuk NSYNC dan BSB yang memang merajai dunia, * tapi memang karena lagunya yang mellow dan mudah dicerna. Selain NYSNC dan BSB, mungkin westlife lah boyband yang hampir semua lagunya saya punya dan suka hingga saat ini. Not just 1 or 2 song, I mean, lots of songs.

Jujur, my bias here is Mark. Akan tetapi, hati saya hancur berkeping-keeping ketika ia mengumumkan bahwa dirinya adalah gay T_T. Sejak saat itu, saya tak sanggup melihat musik video ataupun poster mereka * maklum, hati remaja macam saya saat itu masih teramat rapuh. *

Check this: Swear it again, Fool again, uptown girl.

10. Plus One (2000) AS

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Nate Cole, Nathan Walters, Jason Perry, Gabe Combs, dan Jeremy Mhire. Saya tidak terlalu tahu mengenai boyband ini. But one thing for sure, saya suka banget sama lagu mereka Last flight out.

Check this: Last flight out

11. Boyz II Men (1988)

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Nathan Morris, Shawn Stockman, dan Wanya Morris. Wohoo, ini adalah boyband veteran. Tidak ada yang tidak kenal Boyz II Men. Grup hitam manis bersuara emas. All their song are amazing. Bahkan sampai sekarang, banyak lagu-lagu mereka yang masuk ke dalam everlasting love song dan masih sering diputar di radio maupun di TV.

Check this: I’ll make love to you, A song for mama, water runs dry.

12. Color Me Badd (1987) AS

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Bryan Abrams, Mark Calderon, Sam Watters, dan Kevin Thornton.Ini juga salah satu boyband veteran. Lagunya yang close to heaven sangat terkenal di Indonesia, sampai-sampai dibuat versi plesetannya sama P-project dengan judul Kop dan haden.

Check this: Close to heaven, Remember when.

13. Take That (1990) Inggris

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Gary Barlow, Howard Donald, Jason Orange, Mark Owen, dan Robbie Williams. Okay, who don’t know Robbie Williams who make a hit with ‘Millenium’ and “Something stupid” with pretty Nicole Kidman. Ini dia boyband yang melahirkan yayang Robbie ke dunia entertainment.

Ini adalah boyband yang teramat sukanya sampai saya relakan menabung uang jajan untuk membeli kasetnya * yup, kaset ya, tau kan kaset kaya apa, bukan CD loh. * Jatuh cinta sama suaranya Gary Barlow dan tentu saja sama yayang Robbie. Love all their songs, especially in their first album.

Check this:  Pray, Never forgetBack for good

14. Code Red (1996) Inggris

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Phillip Andrew Rodell, Neil James Watts, Lee John Missen, dan Roger Ratajczak. Not really remember about them, just that I still have their songs in my PC and still listening to it till now.

Lagu: Can we talk

15. Blue (2000) Inggris


Antony Costa, Duncan James, Lee Ryan, dan Simon Webbe. Here come another era of boyband. Pertama kali dengar lagu Blue yang “all rise” saya langsung ter-wow. Maklum, suaranya bagus, pembagian suara di antara mereka bagus banget. Lagu mereka yang mellow, R & B, sedikit Hip Hop, pokoknya musik jaman sekarang banget, berhasil menarik hati penggemarya di Indonesia kala itu. Apalagi lagunya yang bareng Elton John ” sorry seems to be the hardest words, ” keren banget. Sedih sih, tapi keren banget.

Check this: All Rise, One love

16. 911 (1995) Inggris

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Lee Brennan, Jimmy Constable, dan Simon “Spike” Dawbarn. Boyband ini juga pernah menggaet hati saya, tapi tidak sedalam boyband sebelumnya.

Check this: The day we find love

17. O-Town (2000)

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Erik-Michael Estrada, Trevor Penick, Jacob Underwood, dan Dan Miller. Boyband ini sampai sekarang, lagu-lagunya masih menggema ditelinga saya, terutama “all or nothing.”

Check this: Liquid dreams, All or nothing

18. A1 (1998) Inggris – Norwegia


Paul Marazzi, Christian Ingebrigtsen, Mark Read, dan ben Adams. Not quite remember also about them. But the song ‘like a rose’ is quite remembering.

Check this: Like a rose               

19. Caught In The Act (1992) Belanda

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Lee Baxter, Benjamin Boyce, Eloy de Jong , dan Bastiaan Ragas. Not quite remember also about them, except for the fact that Eloy de Jong had relationship before with Stephen Gately (RIP) from Boyzone. The song called “babe” meskipun lagu lama yang dirilis ulang, cukup menarik perhatian.

Check this: Baby comeback, Babe

20. East 17 (1991) Inggris

music-east-17east 17 skrgJohn Hendy, Terry Coldwell, Robbie Craig, Brian Harvey, dan Tony Mortimer. Boyband ini salah satu favorit saya juga. Saya suka dengan karakter suara masing-masing personilnya dan juga dengan lagu yang mereka nyanyikan. Terutama “each time” entah kenapa selalu saya putar diplaylist. I think I just really love the beat.

Check this: All around the worldEach time

21. Blackstreet (1991) AS

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Not really a fan of them, but I do love all their song. “No digitty” is one of my all time favorite. Bahkan ketika lagu tersebut dicover oleh penyanyi lain pun, saya tetap suka. Satu lagi yang ngehits banget adalah “In a rush.” Lagu ini cocok banget buat kamu yang lagi jatuh cinta dan ingin mengekspresikan cinta kamu ke orang yang kamu suka * tsaaaaah terbang melayang *

It came over me in a rush when I realize that I love you so much,  that sometimes I cry but I can’t tell you why, why I feel what I feel inside…”

Check this: No diggityIn a rush

22. Get Ready (1995) Belgia

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Got hook with this boyband just because they are not coming from US or UK. Ketika boyband ini muncul, kesan pertama yang muncul adalah penasaran, ” wow, dari Belgia. ” Saya saja sampai susah menyebutkan nama personilnya kala itu.

Check this: Half way there

23. LFO (1995) AS

LFO (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)

LFO (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)

Rich Cronin, Devin Lima, and Brad Fischetti, Lima  Brian Gillis ( “Brizz”). Not really remember them also, except the fact that their song still playing in my playlist.

Check this: Summer girlsEvery other time

24. Five or 5ive (1997)

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Sean Conlon, Ritchie Neville, Scott Robinson, Abz Love, Jason “J” Brown. Suka banget sama boyband ini. Personilnya cakep, suaranya okelah, dan lagunya, ah lagunya enak didengarkan berulang-ulang.

Check this: Closer to me, until the time is through

25. C21 (1998) Denmark

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Søren Bregendal, Esben Duus, dan David Pepke. Ini kasusnya sama seperti pertama kali saya kenal Get Ready. Got hook with this boyband just because they are not coming from US or UK. Sementara selama ini kebanyakan boyband berasal dari kedua Negara tersebut. Makanya ketika boyband ini muncul, kesan pertama yang muncul adalah penasaran, ” wow, dari Denmark.

Check this: Stuck in my heart,  When I look in your eyes