How’s your 2020 so far, everyone? Well, mine is just happening so fast. There are a lot of good and nerve-wracking things that have been falling on my lap lately. Let’s hope we’ll continue to survive throughout the year (especially with all of these natural disasters and political turmoil going on around the world).
By the way, my year-end lists were already done, but I still want to do this post since I’m aware that there weren’t a lot of OPM songs on my Favorite 2019 singles post. Filipino music was great last year, and there are a lot of songs that need to be in everyone’s attention.
So before we get to the new projects of the 2020s, I’m sharing my 21 (+4 to make them 25 where I’ll show later) favorite OPM songs of 2019 in alphabetical order. Some of them were already in my previous list, and most of them were on my drafts when I was boiling it from 100 singles. I just thought it would be nice to share this to you in a form of recommendation in case you missed some of these songs. I’m putting one track per artists for variety, so you can check out their other works.
Without further ado, here are the songs!
Because – Direk
Ben&Ben – Masyado Pang Maaga
The Bloomfields – Tutut
Clara Benin – I Rose Up Slowly
ena mori – Break
half-lit, b.p. valenzuela – cruising on a wavelength
Ian Penn – A Love Like Yours
Kamara – Makalimutin
Kolateral – Boy
Mazerboy – Artificial Dreams
MNL48 – Ikaw Ang Melody
Munimuni – Bawat Piyesa
(I know there were technically no 2019 singles by Munimuni [Kalachuchi and Oras initially came out in 2018], but I still want to give them a nod for this one. It’s my personal fave on the album.)
No Rome – Cashmoney
Oh, Flamingo! – Four Corners
Orange & Lemons – Ikaw Ang Aking Tahanan
Ourselves the Elves – Shellfish
Shanti Dope – Amatz
Skusta Clee – Zebbiana
syd hartha – paruparo
Tanya Markova – Stranded
Unique Salonga – Lamang Lupa
Also shout out to the Pop Machine project where various artists were performing their own renditions of the hit songs of Eraserheads. They were so goooood. Here’s my top four:
Reese Lansangan – Huwag Kang Matakot
Munimuni – Minsan
Ciudad – Tindahan ni Aling Nena
Oh, Flamingo! – Julie Tearjerky (this one is my favorite among the four covers)
What are your favorite OPM songs of 2019?