Love Songs from the Manila Sound Era That We Can All Relate to
By Meg Santibanez
The songs from the Manila Sound Era in the early 1970s until late 1980s have stood the test of time when it comes to relatability. Decades on, may kirot pa rin sa puso, as they say.
Here are some handpicked songs that will still make you go ‘sakit bes.’
8. Ipagpatawad Mo (VST & Company)
Ipagpatawad mo, aking kapangahasan / Binibini ko, sana’y maintindihan / Alam kong kailan lang tayo nagkatagpo / Ngunit parang sa ‘yo, ayaw nang lumayo / Ipagtawad mo, ako ma’y naguguluhan
Whirlwind relationships are the best, but they also sting the most. It was true then, it is still true now.
7. Panaginip (Hotdog)
Hindi ako makapaniwalang / Pag-ibig mo’y hindi na lihim / Hindi ako makapaniwalang / Ako ang iyong napiling ibigin
The perfect song when finally, after years of being neither here nor there, you realize you two are in a serious relationship.
6. Dahil Mahal Kita (Boyfriends)
At dahil mahal kita handa akong magparaya / Kahit katumbas nito’y kasawian / Dahil mahal kita sa ‘yo lamang liligaya / At di na muling iibig pa, haa!
Letting someone go for the sake of their own happiness is the ultimate sacrifice. It’s only when you are singing to your liquor that you realize that Cupid has got a sick sense of humor.
5. Ikaw Pa Rin (Tito Mina)
Marami na akong nahalikan / Marami pang labing matitikman / Kay rami nang napusuan / Di na mabilang kung ilan / Ngunit ganoon pa ma’y ikaw pa rin
A song that will remind you of that one unforgettable person no matter how long it has been, or how many have come along since.