90s boyband A1 arrives in Manila for PH leg of Here We Come-Back! Tour

A1—composed of Ben Adams, Mark Read and Christian Ingebrigtsen—have returned to the Philippines for their Here We Come-Back! Tour. The Manila leg will take place on October 23 at the Kia Theater, Cubao while the Cebu leg will take place at the IEC Pavilion on October 25.



Remember that three-member British-Norwegian boyband you used to scream your lungs out for? Yup, that's A1!

The boy band that was popular in the late 1990s and early 2000s is composed of Ben Adams, Mark Read and Christian Ingebrigtsen.

They are now here in Manila to perform for their Filipino fans!

The members arrived at the NAIA terminal at 7:30 pm last night, October 19.

A1 returned to the Philippines for their Here We Come-Back! Tour happening this October 23 at the Kia Theater in Quezon City and the IEC Pavilion in Cebu City on October 25.

Read: 90s band A1 to hold Manila and Cebu concerts this October

We have listed down some fan-favorite songs we might hear them perform at their Philippine concerts. Check them out below!


1. "Everytime" from Here We Come (1999)

TRIVIA: Music videos for "Everytime" and "Ready Or Not" were released at the same time back in 1999. The two songs peaked the highest in the UK Singles Chart among the tracks included in their debut studio album Here We Come.


2. "Like A Rose" from The A List (2000)

TRIVIA: The band performed an a capella version of the song during their guest appearance on ABS-CBN's noontime show It's Showtime. They performed this in February 2012 to promote their comeback concert The Greatest Hits Tour along with British boyband Blue and Jeff Timmons of 98 Degrees.


3. "Same Old Brand New You" from The A List (2000)
TRIVIA: This is the band second No. 1 single in the UK Singles Charts following the success of their cover of A-ha's "Take On Me." Both songs were included on their sophomore studio album The A List that was released in 2000.

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4. "Take On Me" from The A List (2000)
TRIVIA: Norwegian trio A-ha orginally performed the song back in 1984. A1 did a cover of the song that was included in their second studio album The A List released in 2000. A1's music video was inspired by the 1982 sci-fi film Tron. This is the band's first No. 1 single in the UK Singles Charts.


5. "Summertime of Our Lives" from Here We Come (1999)
TRIVIA: This is one of the two songs all four members of A1 wrote from their debut album Here We Come (1999) along with a track titled "If Only." The song peaked at the No. 5 spot in UK singles charts.


6.
"One More Try" from The A List (2000)
TRIVIA: All four members of A1 wrote the lyrics for this song. The music video for "One More Try," which features footage from their visit in Thailand, was released a little later to promote their compilation album The Best of A1 (2004).
The band performed this song along with "If You Were My Girl" and "Take On Me" during their first visit in Manila in 2002 for GMA-7's noontime show Eat Bulaga.


7. "Ready or Not" from Here We Come (1999)
TRIVIA: The song peaked at the 3rd spot with "Everytime" in the UK Singles Charts in November 1999.


8. "Caught In The Middle" from Make It Good (2002)
TRIVIA: "Caught in the Middle" is the band's first single from their third studio album Make It Good (2002). The song peaked at the 2nd spot in UK's Singles Charts, making it one of their most successful single.
In July 14, 2002, the boy band performed the track along with "One Last Song" during their guest appearance on the Kapuso network's now defunct Sunday variety show SOP.


9. "Heaven By Your Side" from The Best of A1 (2004)
TRIVIA: The song didn't have an official single release but was included in their 2004 compilation album titled The Best of A1. The band performed the song live as part of their set list during The Greatest Hits Tour in Manila in February 2012.


10. "Make It Good" from Make It Good (2002)
TRIVIA: This is one of the last few music videos Paul Marrazzi appeared on before he decided to quit the band and due to "personal reasons" in October 2002.


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