Greatest OPM Songs of All Time
Tayo'y Magsayawan is a greatest hit from VST & Co.

While some of you may not be familiar with these songs, it’s essential to recognize their immense impact on the Philippine music industry. These influential tracks have helped shape and define the diverse landscape of Filipino music, leaving a lasting legacy for generations to come. These iconic Filipino songs have left a lasting impact on OPM (Original Pilipino Music) and have become integral to the country’s musical landscape.

Here are the 10 Greatest All-time Classic OPM music

  1. VST & Co. – Tayo’y Magsayawan

    The original recording of the music video for “Tayo’y Magsayawan” in 1978 perfectly captures the essence of that era and continues to showcase the timelessness of a song. The name V.S.T., which stands for Val, Spanky, and Tito, is believed to be an acronym representing the three lead vocalists of the well-known all-male trio.

    Artist: VST & Company
    Album: The Greatest Hits

  2. Ipagpatawad Mo – VST & Co.

    “Ipagpatawad Mo” was a hit song for VST and Co. in the 1970s. The popularity of “Tayo’y Magsayawan” led to various artists covering the song, including Janno Gibbs, Nyoy Volante, Gloc-9, and Mayonnaise.

    Released: 1978
    Artist: VST & Company
    Album: VST
    Genre: Pop

  3. Ted Ito – Ikaw Pa Rin

    The song “Saigo no Iiwake” from Tokunaga’s 1989 album became well-known in the Philippines in the early 1990s when Ted Ito covered it as “Ikaw Pa Rin.” Ted Ito is a Japanese who also lives in the Philippines.

    Released: 1989
    Artist: Ted Ito

  4. Kung Kailangan Mo Ako – Rey Valera

    Kung Kailangan Mo Ako is a song that transcends nationalities and borders. Valera wrote and produced songs recorded by various singers, notably Sharon Cuneta.

    Released: 2005
    Album: Walang Kapalit
    Artist: Rey Valera

  5. Yakap by Junior

    Antonio Morales, also known as Junior, was a renowned Filipino singer and actor who gained popularity in Spain, where he resided. Junior captured the hearts of audiences and left a lasting legacy in the music scene with his powerful voice, captivating performances, and charismatic personality. His contributions to Filipino and Spanish music continue to be celebrated, making him a true icon in the industry.

    Artist: Junior
    Released: 2008
    Album: Ngayon at kailanman

  6. Panalangin by Apo Hiking Society

    Apo Hiking Society’s “Panalangin” was a popular song in the 1980s. The song is about faith and their desire for a second chance for their loved ones.

    Released: 1980
    Artist: APO Hiking Society
    Album: Ten Years Together
    Genres: Pop, Indonesian Jazz

  7. Learn to play another popular Filipino song on the guitar with its captivating lyrics and rhythmic melody. The song’s underlying rhythm makes it an ideal choice for guitar enthusiasts looking to enhance their skills and showcase their musical talent.

    Artist: Asin
    Album: Asin Collection

  8. Tuwing umuulan by basil Valdez

    This song is about how life is beautiful, even if not all days are bright and sunny. Despite the rain and darkness above, life is still good because of God’s great love for us, which he expresses through the people he sends us, such as family and friends, and even strangers at times.

    Released: 1994
    Artist: Basil Valdez
    Genre: Pop

  9. Bakit labis kitang mahal by Boyfriends

    The Boyfriends is a musical group from the Philippines. Their heyday was in the 1970s as one of the most prominent bands of the Manila sound, with pop and disco harmonies reminiscent of the Bee Gees.

    Origin: Quezon City, Philippines
    Released: 2001
    Artist: Boyfriends
    Genres: Manila sound, Disco, Pop

  10. Anak by Freddie Aguilar

    Freddie Aguilar’s “Anak” is an iconic masterpiece penned by himself. This heartfelt composition quickly skyrocketed to fame, captivating audiences around the world. Its universal appeal led to translations into 27 different languages, allowing people from diverse cultures to connect with the emotional depth of the song. “Anak” stands as a testament to the power of music to transcend language barriers and touch the hearts of listeners across the globe.

    Released: 1978
    Album: Anak
    Artist: Freddie Aguilar

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