12 Signs You Loved The Moffatts While Growing Up in the Philippines

12 Signs You Loved The Moffatts While Growing Up in the Philippines

In the ’90s, we didn’t have One Direction, 5 Seconds of Summer or The Vamps. But we had our share of boybands who make our hearts flatter even today. There were those who sing and dance, and then those who tout an instrument in hand. Such is the case ofThe Moffatts, who pretty much ruled my childhood up to my early teens.

The Canadian band consisted of four brother who had been performing together since they were six years old. With the eldest Scott on guitar and the triplets Clint, Bob, and Dave on bass, drums and keyboards, respectively, they serenaded us from the late ’90s to the early ’00s. From Girl of My Dreams to I’ll Be There for You to Misery, these songs were the anthem of our teen years.

But just like everyone who loved them (and still loves them!), they grew up and started wanting to try new things, which sadly involves leaving the band. Unfortunately, the eargasmic Submodalities was their last album and also their last tour.

Here’s a little trip down memory lane. Because who knows, we might be seeing them again soon. *crosses fingers*

1. You have no problem memorizing long names, and you definitely still remember the boys’ full names.

the moffatts foreverImage credit: Onehallyu.com

I mean, what’s so difficult in remember that Clint is the nickname of a certain Clinton Thomas John Moffatt. Easy, right?

2. You save your allowance just so you can buy all the song hits that have their faces on the cover.

moffatts song hits

It’s your proudest collection.

3. But of course, most of your savings really go to buying their concert tickets.

They graced us with their preciousness a couple of times, but it was never enough.

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4. You plastered every inch of your wall with their posters.

the moffatts posterImage credit: Pinterest

Not freaky in the slightest bit.

5. After all these years, you still remember the lyrics to their songs by heart.

the moffatts canadian bandImage credit: Aux

And you make sure to sing at least one every karaoke night! Listed to their songs here.

6. Girls of the World is one of your favorite songs, simply because the Philippines was in the lyrics.

You replayed that part repeatedly.

7. You believed The Moffatts was faaar better than the Hanson.

the moffatts juno awards (1)Image credit: The Star

Despite the two bands being friends then, you still actively joined the war between Moffattians and Hansonians. The song hits back then encouraged these fan wars, and fans just blindly joined in. Fun times, really.

8. The Submodalities album may be different from their other ones, but it has to be their best.


You were shocked how different they sounded, but still pleased because it felt like you’re maturing with them.

9. Years later, you still check what they’ve been doing lately.


Are they married? Have they released any new music? Are they as amazing as you remember?

10. You’re happy to know that they’re still releasing pretty good music.


Amen for Women is just the icing on the cake.

11. You start saving just in case the news of the brothers having a reunion concert in Manila is true.

moffatts concert ticketsImage credit: The Moffatts in Manila

JUST IN CASE.

12. And you wait patiently till they finally come back to the Philippines for another concert.

the moffatts reunion youtube (1)Image credit: The Moffatts Home for Christmas

You’ll be there for them like they’ve been there for you, and your teenage self would be happy to know that you kept the love alive.

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It has been more than a decade since they last released an album, but hearing the first chords of I’ll Be There for You can immediately get you singing along. You may be older now, but you can never say no to shouting Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na at the top of your lungs.

(Image credit: Indonesia Cinta The Moffatts)

Did you love The Moffatts, too? Share your stories with us on the comments below!

15 Comments

  • Kaedie Lee
    September 6, 2016

    The Moffatts will always be a huge part of my grade school and high school years (and some college years). Among the many groups, they are my favorite coz their songs simply captured me not just coz of the beat but also coz of the lyrics. And unlike most boybands in the 90’s(I never saw them as a boyband though), they are the ones who stood out coz they were so young (probably younger than most of the boybands) and yet, they put so much effort in writing, producing and performing their songs. They also have influenced me a lot in terms of writing and even music. Call this OA pero really, they will always have that lasting impact in my life. ♥

  • Myla
    September 8, 2016

    They will definitely the only musician/boyband/singers/guys/celebrity/all-in-all that i love forever!!! They are close to my heart and forever in my heart! ❤️❤️❤️ I love them to pieces…

    • Manillenials
      September 9, 2016

      Us too!! Fan girls unite!

  • Frank
    September 23, 2016

    Thanks 🙂 Nice job for a wannabe writer 🙂 Keep smiling!!

    • aiza herrera
      September 23, 2016

      Hi dad frank i hope i got a chance to meet the moffatts nxt year i love them so much

  • Irish Landig-Percy
    September 23, 2016

    love the moffatts until now and their music is amazing and still know then even the lyrics… mas maganda parin mga music sa 90s kaysa ngaun para sa akin…MOFFATTS RULES!!!

  • aiza herrera
    September 23, 2016

    I love moffats since 1998 im also dream that one day i will meet them in person.hope this feb 2017 i got a chance to meet and watch them.i love moffatts always and forever

  • bernadette labide
    September 23, 2016

    i remember during my highschool days, that i didn’t attend my classes for the whole day just to watch their mall tour at SM North Edsa. and when they started singing, i just cant stop my tears from falling.. still inlove with Bob…

  • Charmaine Sumilang
    September 23, 2016

    Yeah all that 12 are facts. Haha i will forever love them!!!!

  • Ems
    September 23, 2016

    I just simply love them…

  • Litchy
    September 23, 2016

    ive also been one of the huge fans of The Moffatts,, honestly i keep watching their videos on you tube while singing their songs too,…im so glad to see them again on stage here in Manila.. just in case.

    thank you to the writer!!

  • Mimay
    September 23, 2016

    I have so many memories way back then and all of it are so great! I also get to meet a lot of new friends (not online) but thru eyeballs, songhits, net25 & snail mails and until now we still talk thru fb. Hah fun times!

  • Marivic Aduana
    September 24, 2016

    I was all smile upon reading this.. I kinda ‘introduced’ them to my classmates..if it’s the moffatts that means me… How could i forget them.. I was born three days later the triplets were born.. Geezzzzz… Kinikilig pa rin ako.

  • Raynesha Mcghee-Reed
    October 22, 2016

    I have been a fan of the moffatts when they were making a cool impression in the U.S. & I had their u.s. version album of chapter 1:a new beginning on cassette when I was 16.i have the hots 4 Scott because he looked sexy when he was shirtless on stage

  • hazel
    February 14, 2017

    Moffatts has a been a big part of my teen years! what you have written here is all true. my sisters and i went gaga for them. plastering our room with all their best posters. crying for them while singing their songs.. hahaha seriously we cried alot. and after all these years, the feeling is the same. we know all the lyrcis and we know it by heart.

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