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Throwback: OPM Bands and Their Songs

Throwback: OPM Bands and Their Songs

Who says that only an old picture of you can be throwback? OPM Bands and their songs also deserve to be throwback! Whether you are a 70s, 80s, 90s or 2000s baby, we can all still feel nostalgic whenever we hear those songs from the past. Here are some OPM Bands and their famous songs that will forever have an impact on us.

This famous band from the 1970s which consists of Gary Ariola, Bob Guzman, Artie Ilacad and Lloyd Sale will always be a crowd favorite. It’s been decades since their prime year but until now, Pinoys can’t still get over with their songs especially “Sumayaw, Sumunod” – which has also been used as an OST of many Filipino comedy movies.

I personally think that no matter how old you are, it is not possible that you do not know the tune of “Ang Boyfriend Kong Baduy” and the lovely lovely and sentimental song “T.L. Ako Sa’yo”. Though I was not born in the time of their prominence, I am still in love and I still appreciate these songs from Cinderella. Unfortunately, Yolly Samson, their vocalist died from brain cancer 17 years ago, making it hard for the Cinderella to replicate those OPM hits they had. That is okay, though, their songs are enough to have a part in our heart.

This band formed by brothers Dennis and Rene Garcia surely made every disco-goers in the 70s to dance in their famous hits such as “Annie Batungbakal” and “Bongga Ka, Day!”. I still remember seeing many versions of choreography with these songs. Truly, they touched and caught the Pinoy hearts and they surely know our kiliti when it comes to OPM hits by having a plain lyrics but accompanied with a great melody and catchy tune.

Apo Hiking Society
Aaaaahh, the good ‘ol times! Notably known for the lovely and fun trio composed of Jim Paredes, Danny Javier and Boboy Garavillo, this band proved to us that they are not only the best song-wise but also appeal-wise. “Batang Bata Ka Pa”, “Syotang Pa-class” and “Doo Bi Doo” are just some of the songs that we are still enjoying even up to now. Luckily, this trio appears and sings their songs live on national TV every once in a while.

Parokya ni Edgar
I know that this band is not that throwback-material as they are still very very active even up until now but admit it, we miss their late 90s songs like “Buloy”, “Picha Pie” and that sentimental and heartwarming song – with a great guitar solo, mind you – “Halaga”. We are indeed so lucky that Parokya ni Edgar is still making new songs that will indeed be enjoyed by Pinoys again.

Hale, Imago, Spongecola, Callalily, Silent Sanctuary
Fast forward to mid-2000s, these boy bands with cute members who can sing and play guitar became a hit again. Hale’s “The Day You Said Goodnight”, Imago’s “Taralets!”, Spongecola’s “Tuliro”, Callalily’s “Magbalik” and Silent Sanctuary “Ikaw Lamang” were the songs that accompanied us through our good and rough times and we’re glad to have them.