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Are You Man Enough To Listen To These Decade-Old OPM Sawi Songs Today?

‘Oo nga pala, di nga pala tayo’
by Khatrina Bonagua | Mar 2, 2017
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In 2007, the Philippines hosted the  Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit, and then-President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo granted full pardon to her ousted predecessor Joseph Estrada. It was also the year the first ever iPhone and the last Harry Potter book were released. We surmise that this could also be the year you and your girl broke up. We were there with you when these decade-old OPM anthems became the soundtrack of a love that could have been, after all.

1) “Magbalik” by Callalily

This song bagged the top spot in the MYX Hit Chart Yearend Countdown for 2007. The track reigned supreme at the top of the charts, and was even awarded “Song of the Year” by PAJA Awards and OPM Songhits Music Awards. Until today, this song remains the go-to break-up song of the heartsick.

2) “'Wag Ka Nang Umiyak” by Sugarfree

A lot of people associate this track with FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano, thanks to Gary V.’s riveting rendition of the song. But listeners first fell in love with the original version of this soulful song 10 years ago.  “Kung wala ka nang maintindihan/ Kung wala ka nang makapitan/ Kapit ka sa akin/ kapit ka sa akin/ Hindi kita bibitawan'” is one of our favorite lyrics of all time.

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3) “Loveteam” by Itchyworms

“Loveteam” was one of the Itchyworms' memorable hit songs alongside “Akin Ka Na Lang” and “Beer.” It was the 15th-ranked single honored at the MYX Hit Chart Yearend Countdown for 2007.


4) “Migraine” by Moonstar88

The ultimate song of the umaasa, Moonstar88’s “Migraine” also claimed a spot in MYX's Hit Chart Yearend Countdown 10 years ago. This iconic song is still a fan favorite to this day.

5) “Shooting Star” by Hale

Having already released hits such as “Kung Wala Ka” and “The Day You Said Goodnight” in 2006, Hale sustained its chart dominance a year later with this enduring ballad. 

6) “Aaminin” by 6CycleMind

An ode to those who could not move on, 6CycleMind’s “Aaminin” was all over the airwaves 10 years ago. Ney Dimaculangan's (the band’s original frontman) soulful voice and the heart-wrenching lyrics of this song perfectly encapsulated everyone’s intimate heartaches.

7) “Kismet” by Silent Sanctuary

“Kismet” was a huge hit, topping charts for consecutive weeks after its release. After hearing this lovelorn tune, we've never looked at Butterfingers the same way again. 

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(For the 2016 list. Click here.)


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