Arts, Culture & Media

Pop Yeh Yeh, 1960s Music from Singapore and Malaysia


Pop Yeh Yeh: Psychedlic Rock from Singapore and Malaysia, 1964-1970 (Credit:

Pop Yeh Yeh was a musical movement in Singapore and Malaysia in the 1960s.

Player utilities

Listen to the Story.

The “Yeh Yeh” came from a Malaysian journalist who took it from The Beatles “She Loves You.”

This collection shows how kids from Singapore and Malaysia were influenced by pop music from the 1960s and made it their own.

You’ll have something that sounds like a Beach Boys or Beatles song and all of the sudden you’ll hear an Arabic mode or something that sounds more like a Bollywood, Indian song style.

There is this wonderful mixture and synergy that makes this music so much fun.