Biggest concerts held at old National Stadium

The new National Stadium has drawn some flak for its hosting of concerts by Mariah Carey and Jay Chou, as critics insist that the multi-purpose venue should be used only for sports, even though the old stadium had hosted its fair share of concerts as well. Do you agree?

Football was not the only cause of the Kallang Roar. Here's a look at the biggest concerts that rocked the old National Stadium.

David Bowie (1983, 1986)

As the first musician to perform at the stadium, the British rock star’s Serious Moonlight Tour will always have a special place in Singapore’s history. He returned to the same venue three years later to offer more renditions of Fame, Ashes To Ashes and other Billboard hits.

Stevie Wonder (1988)

The man behind countless R&B classics such as You Are The Sunshine Of My Life and Superstition lit up Kallang with his inspiring set.

Michael Jackson (1993, 1996)

Pop legend Michael Jackson in concert at the National Stadium in October 1996. -- PHOTO: ST FILE

Singapore had not one but three sold-out performances by arguably the greatest entertainer of all time, as the American superstar sang and danced as only he can as part of the Dangerous and HIStory world tours.

Bon Jovi (1993)

Livin’ On A Prayer and You Give Love A Bad Name echoed across Kallang as the popular American rock band jammed to their classic hits.

Elton John (1998)

The British icon was joined on stage by best-selling singer-songwriter Billy Joel on an unforgettable evening.

A*Mei (1999)

Taiwanese singer A-mei at her concert at the National Stadium in September 1999. -- PHOTO: ST FILE

To the delight of her fanatical followers across the region, the Taiwanese diva became the first Asian artist to perform at the stadium.

Mariah Carey (2000)

Mariah Carey's concert at the National Stadium in March 2000. -- PHOTO: ST FILE

At the peak of her prowess, the multi-platinum pop sensation delivered endless hits for hopeless romantics and hopeful admirers.