Thai pop music

Thai pop or T-pop, is a genre of Thai music roughly equivalent to western pop. It had a golden age during the 1970s–90s 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. Since 1980s it mixed with other genres, such as disco, funk, dance.

Bands & Artists[edit]

  • Pop bands
    • Hijack (1992-)
    • U-4 (1992-)
    • Boyscout (1993-)
    • UHT (1994-)
    • T-Skirt (1995-)
    • SaoSaoSao (1981-)
    • Bazoo (1998-)
    • Giant (1998-)
    • Project H (1999-)
    • D2B (2001-)
    • ZaZa (2001-)
    • Girly Berry (2002-)
    • B-Mix (2003-)
    • 001 (2003-)
    • Cinderella (2004-)
    • Pop Angels (2005-)
    • Dream II (2005-)
    • Preppy G(G-Junior 2) (2006-)
    • Power Pop Girls (2006-)
    • K-OTIC (2007-)
    • FFK (2007-)
    • Chilli White Choc (2007-)
    • Nice to meet U (2007-)
    • ALIZE (2007-)
    • C-Quint (2008-)
    • Candy Mafia (2009-)
    • G-Twenty (2009-)
    • Seven Days (2009-)
    • 3.2.1 (2010-)
    • Swee:D (2010-)
    • Kiss Me Five (2010-)
    • Sugar Eyes (2010-)
    • Rookie BB (2010-)
    • XIS (2010-)
    • Samosorn Chimi (2010-)
    • Blueberry Rsiam (2010-)
    • Olives (2011-)
    • Evo Nine (2013-)
    • Gaia (2013-)
    • Shuu (2013-)
    • VRP (2014-)
    • WHO (2014-)
    • Samosorn mini (2016-)
    • 9By9 (2018-)
    • SBFIVE (2018-)
    • DUST (2018-)
    • Hi-U (2019-)
    • KissBoysTH (2019-)
    • TEMPT (2019-)
    • TRINITY (2019-)
    • RedSpin (2019-)
  • Teen Music Labels (Lukkwad–pop)
  • Jpop style based (Japanese Entertainment as a co-sponsor)
  • Kpop style based (Korean Entertainment moved to thailand)
    • Three One Six (2016-)
    • RoseQuartz (2018-)
  • Idol bands
    • SY51 (2018-)
    • 7th sense (2018-)
    • Siamese kittenz (2015-)
    • Fever (2018-)
    • Siam☆Dream (2018-)
    • CmCafe (2018-)
  • Duo
  • Soloists
    • Tik Sero (1987-)
    • Touch Na Takuathung (1990-)
    • TaTaYoung (1991-)
    • Christina Aguilar (1990-)
    • Yayaying (1999-)
    • Katreeya English (1999-)
    • J jetrin (1991-)
    • Mos patiparn (1993-)
    • Jame ruangsak (1995-)
    • Katreeya English (2003-)
    • Chinawut Indracusin (2006-)
    • Ice Sarunyu(2006-)
    • Bie The Star (2006-)
    • Waii Panyarisa (2007-)
    • Payu clark (2007-)
    • Grand Kornpassorn (2008-)
    • BlackJack (2009-)
    • Jannine Weigel (2010-)
    • Timethai Plangsilp (2011-)
    • Thank you Silpchanok (2013-)
    • Third Lapat (2013-)
    • Gena Desouza (2016-)
  • Singers
    • Bird Thongchai (1986-)
    • Palmy (2001-)
    • New Jew (2003-)
    • Endorphine (2007-)
    • Aof Pongsak (2004-)
    • Noey senorita (2004-)
    • Gam wichayanee (2008-)
    • Lydia Sarunrat (2005-)
    • Nicole Theriault (1998-)
    • Joey Boy (1995-)
    • Preaw Kanitkul (1997-)
    • Mai Charoenpura (1989-)
    • Peck Palitchoke (2005-)
    • Boyd Kosiyabong (1994-)
    • Lanna Commins (2004-)
    • Tor Saksit (2007-)
    • Ben chalatit (2005-)
    • Pop Pongkool (2006-)
    • Stamp (2002-)
    • Gun Napat (2010-)
    • Noona Neungthida (2010-)
    • Peet peera (2003-)
    • Ake Surachet (2005-)
    • Keng Tachaya (2011-)
    • The Toys (2015-)
  • Pop-rock bands
    • Silly Fools (1996-)
    • Hi-Rock (1990-)
    • Carabao (1981-)
    • Asanee–Wasan (1986-)
    • Pause (1996-)
    • Moderndog (1994-)
    • Paradox (1996-)
    • Big Ass (1997-)
    • Black Head (1995-)
    • Patato (2001-)
    • Labanoon (1998-)
    • Clash (2001-)
    • Pru (2001-)
    • Bodyslam (2002-)
    • Zeal (2002-)
    • AB Normal (2002-)
    • Cocktail(2002-)
    • Slot Machine (2004-)
    • So Cool (2004-)
    • Black Vanilla (2006-)
    • Klear (2007-)
    • Getsunova (2008-)
    • The Mousses (2007-)
    • Mild (2008-)
    • La Ong Fong (1996-)
    • 25 hours (2009-)
    • Season five (2009-)
    • Armchair (2001)

T-Wind[edit]

T-Wind (Thai Wind) is a term used to describe the phenomenon of Thai pop culture in the international. It is a term created to compare Korean Wave. In the period since 2000, Thailand has been exporting many kinds of cultural products to many countries, especially in Southeast Asia[1], such as lakhon (television drama), movies and bl dramas from GMMGDH, lukkwad-pop (teen pop music) from Kəmikəze.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jirattikorn, Dr. Amporn (2015-11-26). "ละครไทยในอาเซียน" [Thai dramas in ASEAN]. Bangkokbiz (in Thai).