Malta is the land of inspiration. It’s very easy for us as people to find our muse in the little things over here, it’s always sunny, the sea is amazing and the whole country vibe screams high AF.
Our land has seen many great musicians, and with them also many great songs. Here’s our top picks of forgotten songs this country needs to bring back ASAP.
1. Viva Malta — Freddie Portelli
This cool classic should strictly be played for bike rides. It has the perfect soundtrack for long rides and days at the beach.
Freddie is Malta’s better answer to Elvis, thank you for the beautiful gift of music, Freddie.
2. Rajt Raġel — Mary Rose Mallia
This haunting song will drive you straight into melancholy mode. Mary Rose’s wondrous and powerful voice is super under-appreciated. This woman is a blessing.
The emotional voice and powerful tune will put you in the most pensive mood ever, but it’s totally worth it.
3. Fejn Tħobb Il-Qalb — Mike Spiteri
Malta’s answer to Meatloaf is the king of husky voices. This is the song you need to play for that girl who got away. We guarantee you’ll get her back.
If she likes Maltese music, of course. Go ahead and buy that boombox buddy.
4. Għall Dejjem — Freddie Portelli
Malta’s OG panty-wetter will be having very frequent mentions in this list.
This romantic classic is a timeless song which everyone should be belting out sadly from rooftops. Such passion is seldom found nowadays.
5. Il-Ferrovija — The Greenfields
The Greenfields were proper country S2G.
Is there anything in this universe Malta doesn’t have a local version of? No.
This catchy AF tune will have you screaming like a train in no time, we promise.
6. The Girl I Had — New Cuorey
These guys are what Maltese psychedelic funk sounded like back in the day. Their music is catchy AF and they seriously knew what made up a good song.
They have a couple of other super cool tunes, you should definitely check out if this is your cup of tea.
7. L-Għajn – The Greenfields
Abba and Boney M move over. The Greenfields are constantly proving themselves as the royalty of choruses.
We’re just kind of a bit creeped out by this super weird eye slideshow accompanying the otherwise cool song.
8. Wied ta’ Dmugħ — Freddie Portelli & The Black Train
This should be the national sad song. If you feel like you need to cry over someone, this is your current theme.
Freddie’s musical genius speaks volumes, and this song is clear proof of that.
9. Niftakar Fik — The Followers
Another groovy song about heartbreak. It seems like we’re a nation of wee babies, but that’s ok. At least our heartbreak makes us good musicians.
This song about love is another timeless classic from the bowels of our islands.
10. Tgħidx Le — Freddie Portelli
Do you need more proof that Freddie is Malta’s Elvis? After listening to this sick tune all your doubts will be destroyed.
This song reminds us of Presley’s classic All Shook Up, maybe that’s why it’s so catchy.
11. X’Fettilek Tlaqt — Joe Cutajar, Falconiers & The Incorvaja Twins
Another heartbreak tune from Malta’s archives. This blast from the past is another tear-jerking song which speaks volumes.
This list is slowly turning into the saddest thing ever, we’re sorry guys.
12. L-Ewwel Tfajla Li Ħabbejt — The Malta Bums
An upbeat song about the one who got away. This tune is a local favourite and will probably survive like, eight apocalypses. It’s a jolly tune which will literally have you singing along in no time.
13. Bħalek Hawn Kemm Trid — Freddie Portelli
It seems like Freddie got over his heartbreak and is totally ready for a rebound.
This Maltese diss track is about a girl who this guy is totally over. Freddie, we know you’re finally over her but you literally wrote like, ten songs about heartbreak before this. Chill out.
14. Bħal daż-Żmien Konna Flimkien — New Cuorey
Ok the heartbreak theme is getting a bit old now, but it’s still a really cool tune you will totally want to play in your car. The Beach Boys feel this song has gives it proper summer vibes.
15. Aħseb fit-Tifel — Shazam
The whiniest song of all time is coincidentally also the catchiest one. The song speaks about a parent who leaves their child, making it one of the saddest in Maltese history.
Still extremely catchy though. This needs to be on every bar’s karaoke list ASAP.