Chito has spent majority of his four-decade existence making sweet music with his bandmates-slash-buddies Vinci, Gab, Darius, Buwi, and Dindin. However, as the group's primary songwriter, he probably has struck a chord in the hearts of their fans the most through his long list of 'hugot' songs even before the term blew up.
As FHM's tribute to the middle-aged juvenile novelty pop rocker, here are our picks for the best of Chito's iconic opuses that defined criticial junctures of our life stories.
Every time shit gets real
In Chito's own words: "Unfortunately, tinotoo ni Buloy yung kanta a few months after we released the song...but that's a different story."
Every time you realize how lucky you are with your partner
In Chito's own words: "Dati, may girlfriend ako na isang med student na doctor na ngayon. Tapos awang-awa ako sa kanya tuwing gabi kasi kahit antok na antok na sya, di sya pwedeng matulog kasi kelangan nya pa mag-aral."
Every time you symphatize with a friend
In Chito's own words: "Nakaka-awa kasi yung roommate niya (his gf at that time)—at medyo nakaka-inis kasi ang tigas ng ulo—kasi sobrang sama ng bf niya at lagi na lang syang umiiyak...pero di naman niya maiwan. And I wanted her to realize that she was more than that."
Every time boredom strikes you
In Chito's own words: "It is a song about me not being able to come up with a song. Wala akong maisip na kanta so I wrote a song about not being able to come up with one...."
Every time you admit you're wrong
In Chito's own words: "I thrive on my ability to express myself during the peak of my emotional outbursts, but it does get me into trouble sometimes..."
Every time you bump into an ex
In Chito's own words: "Sobrang affected ako sa kwento nya (Darius) at nalungkot ako sa love story nila...kaya pag-uwi ko, ginawan ko agad ng kanta."
Every time you're being an asshole to your partner
In Chito's own words: "I was still young and immature when I did those things...nung tumanda na ko at nag-mature ng konti, I realized my mistakes and decided to write this song...acknowledging the fact that the things I did were wrong."
Every time your relationship hits a rough patch
In Chito's own words: "More than 20 yrs ago, bago ko pa masulat yung 'Buloy', I got a 4 am call from a girl I was dating. Delayed daw sya. I started to write a song about it. After a couple of days, we found out na false alarm."
Every time you're being stubborn for love
In Chito's own words: "Para sa mga kaibigang nagta-tanga-tangahan sa pag ibig at in denial pa rin na hindi na sila mahal ng mahal nila."