With albums titled Khangkhungkherrnitz and Buruguduystunstugudunstuy, tracks like Orange, Papa Cologne, Don’t Touch My Birdie, Akala, and Macho, and a lot of baon comical skits when performing live, the guys of Parokya Ni Edgar sure do know how to use humor to get women’s hearts.
But they’ve got a romantic, sweet side, too. After all, this is the band behind Harana, Gitara, Para Sa’Yo, and Halaga—songs that have saved us through our years of heartbreaks and pains.
Here, 8 more reasons to fall in love with them:
“Paparap”, Khangkhungkherrnitz (1996)
Remember coming into a classroom (or even the office) with zero interest on the guys you meet? We probably even found ourselves annoyed at one of them. But then fate happens and, boom, we find ourselves in love!
Upbeat and fast-paced, the song definitely reminds us of that fleeting feeling we’re actually shy to admit at first.
“Gising Na”, Gulong Itlog Gulong (1999)
All girls dream of having a BAE who’s a gentleman, protective and, most of all, watches over her as she sleeps. This song is romantic to its core, and metaphoric, too, of a guy’s feelings for a girl he cares deeply for, but has yet to confess to.
“Wag Kang Mag-Alala”, Edgar Edgar Musikahan (2002)
Know how guys always want to play knight in shining armor and make everything all right for his girl? And girls love it (however self-sufficient and independent they are) when their prince charming actually steps up his game, never leaves her side, promises her forever—and actually makes all of that happen.
“Ted Hannah”, Bigotilyo (2003)
Sometimes, it’s being romantic. Sometimes, it’s being stupid. Or sometimes, it could be plain stubbornness of believing in a love worth fighting for. And sometimes, it’s the guys who persist and stay who wins.
Betting on the hand of fate to help him, the song is about a guy who believes in taking a chance on girl he thinks is his MTB.
“Nandito”, Halina Sa Parokya (2005)
More than feelings and promises of love, in the end, it’s loyalty that counts. Lucky for us if we find the one to grow old with, who changes with the times but whose heart stays the same. Might be one in a million, but like the song, he’s worth falling in love with.
“How To Make A Love Song”, Solid (2007)
To “sing from the heart” and “as beautiful and true” is actually possible when you’re inspired and teeming with so much love, and this song definitely proves it. While it’s supposed to be about grasping the right words to profess his love, it serendipitously finishes the love song that turns out to be “beautiful as you”.
“Ok Lang Ako”, Middle-Aged Juvenile Novelty Pop Rockers (2010)
Ever been called a “martyr”? Or maybe you’re just really, really in love. As with the song, the lover would rather get hurt many times over than completely lose the love of his life. Right or wrong, a lot of us love-struck ones are actually guilty of this.
“Lagi Mong Tatandaan”, Pogi Years Old (2016)
This is probably the mature version of Halaga, where a man tells a woman the kind of love she deserves and that she shouldn’t settle for anything less. It summarizes everything a man in love can offer—fight for her, protect her, and do everything in his power to make her happy by his side.
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