This has been my jam for over a month now. I have to say they all sound good! Listening to music can be very therapeutic, and in my case a cure for homesickness. Thanks to this wonderful selection of original, varied, funny, heartfelt, reflective, and relatable Filipino songs. Having them on repeat puts me in my happy state. And now after careful deliberation with esteemed panel of judges, critics, and composers😊, here is my top 3:
1. TRIANGULO, written by Thyro Alfaro and Yumi Lacsamana; interpreted by Thyro Alfaro, Yumi Lacsamana & Jeric Medina. If only the repeat button could talk, it would charge me multiple rape cases. Man, this song! It kept on playing in my head days and weeks after hearing it. I love the beat, the melody, and the recall it gave me. Very Pinoy. I am sure a lot of people will relate to it. And great job to the composers! I hope this can be their Dati number 2 and bag the grand prize again.
2. TANGING PAG-ASA KO, written by Paul Armesin; interpreted by The Company. The words alone are music to my ears. I can play this song the entire day and I wouldn’t get tired of it. But here’s a tip, try listening to this wonderfully written song whenever you feel like giving up or if you are losing hope. “Hanggang sa dulo ng nalalabing katatagan, ay kakayanin ang bigat nitong pasanin. At kung ang puso ay magapi ng kapagalan, ika’y sinlapit ng isang panalangin.” It will make you feel better, that’s a guarantee.
3. WALANG HANGGAN, written by Ramiru Mataro; interpreted by Ramiru Mataro and Donnalyn Bartolome. I don’t know if it’s just me but this song gives off some serious 80’s vibes. Which makes it an instant favorite the moment I heard it. I can imagine an old hipster movie with this song in the background. And this will make you realize, may forever.😊
The other notable ones are Sa Ibang Mundo which has a great sentiment; the funny and quirky Apat Na Buwang Pasko and Paratingin Mo Na Siya; and the upbeat Musikaw. Altogether a good batch this year. Great improvement on how the songs are sounding, and how varied the selection is. Download the album on Spinnr or stream via Spotify. Visit their website HERE for more details and to vote. Support our local artists! Mabuhay ang OPM!