Malaysian Local Tamil Songs


When it comes to local Tamil songs, I am a huge fan of ’em and I dare to say that I have a huge collection of local songs stored in my hard drive. I do listen to them whenever I get the chance to fire up my Winamp and sometimes, I even end up listening to the same song over and over again.

Basically, the very first local Tamil song that I heard and loved would be “Akkamage” by “The Keys”. If I’m not mistaken, 1994 would be the year when the song was released. Those were the days when Samba Rock became the most famous and preferred genre in local Tamil music industry. Then, there was Lock Up, with some of their hit songs such as “Kokkorogiri”, “La La La”, “Sha Na Na” and some other great songs. Their genre would be focused more towards “pop” although there would be some minor mixtures from other genres. Talking about boy bands alone, how could we forget our beloved “The Girls“? “Manasukkul Kachal Adikirethe” would be one of the sexiest song sang by one of the girls, probably due to her westernised Tamil pronunciation. Ohh, what a song! =D

Then there was “Kashmir Stone”, my all-time favorite local Tamil band. I have listened to nearly all of their songs and until now, their songs are still listenable regardless of the place, situation and time. To name a few, “Neethane”, “Setiap Malam” and “Rosanna” would have my utmost respect, followed by their other songs. Believe it or not, the “Rosanna” song has been favored by many Malays due to the “jiwangness” of that song and thus, a lot of Malay guitarists started to practice its tune. Furthermore, they even composed the infamous “Mega Serial” song, dedicated to all those mommies who are glued to Tamil serials 24/7. If your mother haven’t heard of it, well, she really should. In addition to these artists, Hervin would also never fail to enthral me with his songs, such as “Kaiyeh” and “Vaadi Pache Pavadekari“.

Now the fact is, everything that you read previously was “history”. As of now, our local Tamil music industry is filled with huge influx of “rap” and “hip-hop” songs. You see, I’m not condemning them nor am I disliking their songs, but since many of them indulged in the same genre and contributing to a lot of competitors, why don’t they try digging into some other genres? Pop, rock, blues or even new age perhaps? Those who indulged and succeeded, well, congrats to you! But to those who indulged, failed miserably, and tries again in the same genre, well, the grass would always be greener on the other side boys. Please do not take this as an ‘advise’ since I’m not a professional hommie like some of you rappers and hip-hoppers out there, but I WOULD LOVE TO SEE you people doing some songs in genres that our local artists have never dominated before. See below for examples.

Reggae – Sasi The Don
Samba Rock – The Keys
Pop – Lock Up
Rap – Psycho.UNIT
Hip-Hop – Boomerangx
Unidentified sick songVeeramah
New Age – ?
Dance/Techno – ?

Dhilip Varman, Selva and Saran. There three artists would be some of those minorities that our Indian girls (even our Indian boys) would go crazy probably due to their mesmerizing lyrics, voice and melody. But, I don’t see the same Indian girls craving for other types of songs from other genres. Well, although some might say that it is their interest to choose what song they like, but when a vast majority of the girls prefer the same type of songs and hate the same genre, something is definitely wrong with their mindset. Could any of those girls enlighten me on why some of you girls hate some songs, or even all songs by Darkkey for instance, when some boys would love it? Or if Darkkey happened to be a girl and sings like him, would you love “her songs”? =)

To conclude this post, I hereby would love to hear some Tamil songs under the genre of New Age and Dance/Techno, preferably like those of Enya/Enigma and Vengaboys/Brooklyn Bounce. Come on makkals, bring out your hidden talents! Let us not circulate among those common genres (hiphop and rap) but instead, let us start broadening our horizons! Long live our mannin mainthargals and my support would always be there for each and everyone of you.

*Please correct some of my facts if they happened to be wrong

137 thoughts on “Malaysian Local Tamil Songs

  1. My most favourite local tamil song till now is “Uyirai Tholaithen” from the movie Kathal Vendum

    Regarding other genres of music i dont fancy much not because its local indian songs but same goes if its from else where.

    My favourites are more to pop and melody : )

  2. respek respek..
    the keys the pioneer la bro for malaysian tamil artist and lock up as well..both have their own genre..
    till now i still looking for some missing songs to complete to my collection…

  3. i support all our local music… especially the keys and kashmir stone!!!.. they rock!!..

    and yea, i agree that girls wont like them maybe bcoz they are ‘rough’ i guess…. they wud ony go for dhilip varman songs… biasalar, girls kan soft!!

    hidup makke!

  4. bro makkez……i fukin love local songs since i cud ever remember, used to steal monies from mama and papa(tats bad kids!!!) just so i cud buy empty cassettes to record new albums from my friends….
    i think it started when alai osai production made “the keys akkamage wit some other muvi album”…loved every one ever since

    the fuked up thing i feel, as a tamilan studying in the states, is tat the two(now three) main groups battling each other in malaysia, are trying to outdo each other by emulate the american hip-hop scene….

    they wanna rap bout hummers and lil jons’ spit cup…..fuk tat….
    tat shits not found in malaysia for gods sake
    y dont they rap bout poverty n shit like tat…..tats how biggie n tupac made it big…

  5. How true.

    Bro, Keys old songs during like their first album and a few albums after that was a good one. But I couldn’t interpret their lyrics in the last few albums. But, No 1 would always be The Keys.

    Samba Rock Machi!

    My all time favourite song is ” Kadalore Patheyil ” and “Nilla Meleh ” by Keys.

    Sotte Sotta Kadhal by Unknown group also stands in the my list of favourites. Have anyone heard this song? It’s superb ay.

    Hidup MM! ๐Ÿ˜†

  6. local artist rock the world.. malaysian indian’s r the 1st the bring a new genre of rap.. tamil rap… n im proud of it!

  7. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    tamil music industry getting developd and evolvd.
    but still in my memory is the keys and lockup..

    i still have the hot pie akkamage and maravana from the legends; the keys..damn nice songs..goyang kepala beb!!

  8. @rujj – Agreed, the best of the best! And, great article you have there bro.

    @Veni – That song is certainly a blast! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    @k3sh – Yea bro. Respekkkk!

    @tamilmagan – Girls soft va? That is something new.

    @sam_bboy – Click the following link to download it brother:

    @inba – Agreed bro. Instead of rapping by mocking and taunting each other, they might wanna consider re-phrasing their lyrics so that they could make the makkals to ponder on certain social issues, just by digesting their ‘improved’ lyrics.

    @Durai – Hidup Samba Rock! Sotte Sotta Kadhal arh? If there are any further lyrics, maybe it might help. =D

    @darkkey – I thought Sri Lanka made the first ever Tamil rap song. Correct me If I’m wrong brother.

    @navin – They would always be the legends. =)

  9. Wel, not to say al galz hate or ignore The Key’s or Darkey’s songs. Some of them luv me..i like ‘some’ of their Darajana..Nila Meleh..Fatimah..n now the remake of it by The’s really a hit song frenz..wel yea..girls are soft…but not every1 used to be lik tat.
    Long Live MM Songs! :mrgreen:

  10. hip hop is a culture in us.. was a battle between those black ppl, wha hve been discrimntd over n over.. they fight between them coz white ppl.. money make things go wrong.. nut here the two hip hoppers.. one hve made to india n bcme singer in tamil movie da other is sittng duck… both fight for sister ran away… holly shit… thirunthengada….n nwdz bunch of school boys wearng jz a stupid big extra xxxl shirt… y is tat for our indian.. y follown other’s cultre.. its bcme a cultre coz black ppl are bringed from their mtherland n lost their ancestor’s pride… v are indian bringed here but neva treated like black in us… wat u are tryn to do… show sometn for our public… dei u don even gt 6pax… go n c 2pac body in pic… fuck u all….

  11. i like all the hervin album’s songs.can u plz send it’ all hervin’s songs to my

  12. ๐Ÿ˜ก cn smbody tel me a webside where i can download nambe oooooooooo songs x……. i desperately need it laaaaaa……. dah cari mcm org gila la..

  13. i only listen to rock songs..i like kashmir stone since they able to show their skills and talents with their guitar and drum. I’m a die hard fan of heavy metal such as deep purple,scorpions,black sabbath,dio,rainbow,saxon,msg,acdc and lot more.

  14. gayu;wow i love manal metule songs…really superb yar.hervin voice is so so chwit…..and got i songs lar.the title of the songs is kathaliye en uyir katheli unakaga thane naan piranthene…………devathai en asai devathai……..if any1 noe the mane of this songs album pls send it to me email is…tc…………

  15. hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii hmmmmmmmmmm i love dilip varman voice n hz sgz………….like in heaven..hope u guys enjoy it too……….. :mrgreen:

  16. Hi…..makkez……anyone heard of a local solo artist named S.Thiagu….only heard his song ‘Jackpot Saali’ (i think thats what its called ๐Ÿ˜€ ) once on THR sometime around 2003. Had a really catchy tune to it…. really funny lyrics…. would love to hear it again…. can anyone help me locate it? Thanks a million!! ๐Ÿ˜›


  18. i like your songs very much and i love your hair style all the best and may god bless you ๐Ÿ˜ณ ๐Ÿ˜• โ—

  19. ๐Ÿ˜Ž …… MAN!!!!!!!!! THe songs are rock & rolling man….. Im waiting to be impressed by our MM….

  20. hi to all ………….i wish thanks 4 all the comment s about the malaysian tamil songs…but….give positive answerlah…..its our kaigel….and one more thing…please e-mail me the song sungai petani….i love the song and the singer ragu….please e-mail me to……..sorry if i give some rude comments…..thanks ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜†

  21. i love our local songs very100 much……bt i dnt kno how 2 download d songs…anybody can help me gv d website…….plz lar….

  22. ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜Ž i kaigaleeeeeeeeee….., i love local song, malaysia indian makkal boleh…………..,

  23. i love ur songs anne i hope u ill gv somemore songs wt beautyfull lyrics malaysia makkal waithing for album i hope gv urs a nice songs in tis year tc

  24. hi…..2 all hervin’s fanz….i really luv his voice in manal metele song n dam chunnn la…i also luv sottu sotta song very much :smile: ๐Ÿ˜Ž

  25. ๐Ÿ˜ก MAKKALEY….. PLZ LA,



  27. hai guys….got 1 song the lyrics like tis….ORE PAVAM ARIYAMAL SIRU PILLAY ENA NINDREN…..who sg the song….

  28. thing different to be a star ,
    ,,learn ,,,,no copycat.
    make it your choice people fave.

  29. :mrgreen: Bro i wan to download Kadalore Patheyil song,did anyone know where to download, or May I know it from which Album

  30. hi, i want to download urumi melam group’s mp3 songs. could you please help me to email the link or playlist for me?

  31. Hi, im looking for mannellam ratha aare of Hervin. Could any1 help me to tell which album is tiz song from? is there any video clip of tiz song?

  32. conratzzzzz 2 ol malaysian artist …… ๐Ÿ˜ณ : ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜ฎ ๐Ÿ˜ฏ ๐Ÿ˜ˆ ๐Ÿ˜•

  33. ๐Ÿ˜ก namma tamil hip hop kainga mst incrse thier oppurtny 2 get do more album /;’/my support fr u kainga alwys

  34. Hi friends,
    Can any one send “Manasukkul kachal adikkirathey” song. Pls help me to get this song. Here, it’s my mail id, kindly send that song to (

  35. Please guys don’t support piracy…. If you guys love ‘n’ like your favorite artiz songs please buy original CD… It is only make your favorite artiz leave and can stick in this Industry… So Support ou Malaysian Song’s, Support our Malaysian artiz to leave a better life…. PLEASE GUYS…..
    Its all our mannin maintargal… Don’t kill your favorite artiz when you support piracy…. Thanks to everyone who can change your attitude after this… Thanks a lot… ๐Ÿ˜ก ๐Ÿ˜ก ๐Ÿ˜ณ :smile:

  36. malaysian songs area awesome… no 1 can bit malaysian indian rapers…. rabbit mac, harvin, darkey, shezzay, dhilip varman, sain, jesz, dr burn, n all others ull rock guys…

  37. ๐Ÿ˜Ž i think dhilip varman is the best singer tat malaysia tamil industri have…please darkey dont open ur mouth anymore..’save music kill darkey’

  38. i still remember those days where me and my bro listens to the keys, darkey and kashmir stone.. love their songs.. but i think the trend changes and all the rap and hip-hop took over which i still enjoy listening esp yogi B, Mc jezz, mista G, Physcho Unit team. they are simply superb. But i wish the samba rock and heavy metal team could make a come back.. My support will always there for our local industry.

  39. Hi All…the keys..waillers…vyrus…appachean…satriya…rudra…kashmir entry…are those days legend…they always the best…and the best hip hop album..Yogi B and Natchtra..Boomerangx Nil.Gavani….Dr. burn done a good job..

    Any 1 interested in doing an album or short

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