This is my list of the best Kadazan / Dusun songs that were released beginning in the year 2001, songs that have blared on the car audio quite a few times.
It is in no way complete – so your suggestions & comments are most welcome.
The hugely popular song Sayang Kinabalu does not make this list because it was originally released in 1997, and was re-released in 2001 with Malay lyrics – I only heard the fully Kadazan/Dusun lyrics later.
Fabian William – Id Pagandadan (song/lyrics: Fabian William)
Ridah Malanjang – Sopirosi-rosi (songwriter: Peter Poninting)
Ronn – Esther (song/lyrics: Ronn)
Jovell – Sosol Ku Doho
Jimisius Manggata – Pinupusan Nu Piginawaan
Fhilix Don – Iso Konoh Id Ginawoku
Benn S Bukag – Piombolutan Au Kosiliu Piupusan (music: himself) [this is probably the longest Kadazan/Dusun pop song ever, at well over 5 minutes]
Benn S Bukag – Noromuk Piupusan [off the Yahai LP]
Hain Jasli – Nokuro
Petronella Suan – Insan Tadau Kopiruba Wagu
Please remind me what year the following were released
George Lian – Aiso Katapatan (2003?) (words/lyrics: himself)
Ateng – Norubat Piginawaan (words/lyrics: himself)
John Moduli – Nung Karati Ko (2004?) (words/lyrics: himself)
Clare Petrus Edwin – Id Topiumananku (song/lyrics: Petrus Edwin Edin)
If I had to choose the best of the lot, it would have to be Petronella Suan’s Insan Tadau Kopiruba Wagu.