It’s not too late to add our Top 10 Songs of the Week (November 17-23) to your playlists!
It’s Friday everyone and that means it’s time for a recap of the songs that made it to our Top 10 Songs of the Week (November 17-23)! As usual, every Friday we give you the full run-down of our Top 10 Songs of the Week. And we know you’re just itching to get your hands on some top-shelf OPM music. So here’s the official line up of the songs that made it on our Top 10 Weekly!
1. Kahit Sa Panaginip by December Avenue
Every time we hear someone say ‘December Avenue‘, we immediately think about their sad songs for the heartbroken or sawi. You may know ‘Huling Sandali‘, ‘Dahan‘, and ‘Kung ‘Di Rin Lang Ikaw‘ just to name a few. Recently, they have released a new single titled ‘Kahit Sa Panaginip‘, and it is again, an anthem for all you broken-hearted people.
For us, the very specific part of the lyrics that really hurt was the question “babalik ka ba?” (“will you return?”). There’s just something really painful about the feeling of both longing and uncertainty in asking that to someone. The whole song really hits us, and we are sure that a lot of people felt the same way. And that’s why ‘Kahit Sa Panaginip’ is on the top of our Top 10 Songs of the Week!
2. Kwarto Waltz by Halina
A few months ago, O/C Records welcomed Halina under their wing as a new artist or as they like to call it, an Odd Creature. If you aren’t familiar yet, they are a four-piece band with a unique sound, diving into the baroque pop genre. Last November 15, two previous singles, ‘Kwarto Waltz’ and ‘Ukay Tamis’ by Halina, have been re-released under their new record label.
With ‘Kwarto Waltz’, you can surely hear a lot of interesting elements in the music. It gives you that ‘festive’ yet romantic vibe as if a suitor is serenading you from beneath your windows while the town festival goes on. We really like it, especially with the way the vocalist just seems to whisper into our ears.
3. Hawak Bitaw by LaLuna
Honestly, what’s really painful in a relationship is when the two people involved try to move on, just because they have no other choice but to do so. A lot of precious yet painful memories can’t help but be remembered because it is just a part of the excruciating process of letting go and moving forward.
The official music video for ‘Hawak Bitaw’ effectively shows us that process. Feeling all that pain and just doing your best to cope with it — that’s how moving on is. It is an emotional journey, but one that people have to go through.
4. Lust by Soulthrll and J. $wish
Starting off as slow chill song but as soon as you reach the chorus, a sick beat comes off from ‘Lust’ and we’re definitely vibing with it. It’s the perfect track to enjoy with your friends or when you’re feeling a bit badass.
5. Di Ka Mawalay by Epaphras Band
Epaphras Band is a Baguio based band that calls their signature sound as Nostaljam. They are also devout Christians that infuse their faith into their music, making the category of their music God-inspired, as well as Gospel Music.
But ‘Di Ka Mawalay’ by Epaphras Band has no direct blatant reference to God. And therefore we can interpret the song as about a love that is always there. Although we have to admit that it sounds like only a love God can give. A love that is always there despite difficult times. So whether or not you’re religious, give ‘Di Ka Mawalay’ by Epaphras Band a listen!
6. Langit at Dagat by Martin Riggs
‘Langit at Dagat’ by Martin Riggs is more than it seems. At a first listen it seems like the song is about the struggles of a couple in an LDR (long-distance relationship). And how they survive through it because that’s what people do when they’re in love.
But further probing, we found that the song is about more than the struggles caused by geography. But can also talk about the tragedy of people who live in different worlds altogether. And we take that to be people from different social classes, races, or religions.
7. Kalawakan by Juan Karlos
From the band that gave us ‘Buwan’, Juan Karlos just released their latest single ‘Kalawakan’! But unlike the intensity that ‘Buwan’ brings, ‘Kalawakan’ is a chill and mellow track, in the beginning. Although don’t get us wrong, Juan Karlos still serves some major vocals and an expert blend of instrumentals. And what starts out as a sweet-sounding and chill track, somehow evolves into mania and possessiveness. It’s just like the cryptic themes of insanity we got from the ‘Buwan’ MV. ‘Kalawakan’ by Juan Karlos is definitely an intriguing and beautiful track. Listen to it now!
8. Falling For U by Fern.
Running on artistry and passion, Fern. is out with yet another popping single! Once again, this new release is done in his signature cool pop style, we give you ‘Falling For U’ by Fern! It was just officially released on Spotify today, November 8, 2019.
‘Falling For U’ tackles yet another complicated fraction in the many circumstances of love. And this time it’s about stopping yourself from catching feelings.
Overall, the lyrics of ‘Falling For U’ by Fern. is something that hits a bit too close to home for us, and not exactly in a good way. It’s that part of yourself where you reject offerings of love simply because you feel like you don’t deserve it.
Read more: Catch feelings for ‘Falling For U’ by Fern.
9. Kailangan by Johnoy Danao featuring Angel Aquino
This one is truly a treat for all Filipino Acoustic love song enthusiasts! The “Filipino Troubadour” himself has just released his newest single. We present, ‘Kailangan’ by Johnoy Danao featuring Angel Aquino!
‘Kailangan Kita’ by Johnoy Danao featuring Angel Aquino is a simple but beautifully done love song. Truthfully, another emotional addition to wedding-worthy songs! We find that it’s important to express that his voice truly has become iconic and calmingly beautiful. And add in Angel Aquino’s equally angelic voice as well.
10. T.Y.T. by LUNARLIGHTS
‘T.Y.T.’ is the second single of Lunar Lights under Tower of Doom Records. It follows the major success of their previous single, ‘Pangungusap’ that was released earlier this year. But unlike ‘Pangungusap’, that honors our mother tongue, ‘T.Y.T.’ is sung in English. Although what they do have in common is the theme, love. ‘T.Y.T.’ sings about one person’s attempt to stay with a person that wants to let go. It’s that stage where you know things aren’t working out but you refuse to give up and still give your all. ‘T.Y.T.’ by LUNARLIGHTS is heartbreaking, relatable, and catchy. So it’s definitely a must-listen!
Add these to your Spotify playlists now!
And that ends our weekly recap with the songs that made it on our Top 10 Songs of the Week (November 17-23)! Make sure to stay tuned on Monday to check whether your current OPM fave made it to our list!
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