Do you like Filipino songs?

Philippines
March 5, 2012 1:13am CST
I'm sorry but I don't like Filipino songs nowadays. Most of them are revivals. That is why I prefer American songs because they are original and the beat sounds good to my ear. I hope they will stop reviving old songs and make new original Filipino songs. Original Filipino music is dying.
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@beamer88 (4268)
• Philippines
6 Mar 12
It's really sad that we have probably the best singers in the world but maybe one of the worst in the originality department. I mean, we all know that Filipino singers could be at par if not better than foreign artists. We've seen such in the likes of Leah Salonga and Charice Pempengco who have broken into international stardom. Filipinos have got the voice. Our composers and writers should complement this with original music.
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• Philippines
6 Mar 12
I totally agree with you. Filipinos are one of the world's best singers. I feel so sad that there are only few composers left. If they will just keep on reviving old songs, they are proving to the world that Filipinos are great imitators. They can't create their own songs. Philippine Pop music will surely die.
@SIMPLYD (75885)
• Philippines
6 Mar 12
Just like you. i only like those originally written Filipino songs. I find it corny hearing English songs turned into Filipino. And i also don't like it that some original songs were revived and given a different tunes by the singer. There's nothing like the original indeed!
• Philippines
7 Mar 12
I agree with you simplyd. I also don't like hearing English songs translated to Filipino. It is a way of copying foreign songs and still there is no originality on that. Reviving foreign and old Filipino songs is not a healthy way to keep our music industry alive. I hope that they will be tired of reviving other artist's songs and come up with new, fresh and original Filipino songs. Happy mylotting!
@SIMPLYD (75885)
• Philippines
9 Mar 12
I guess, some of those artists have nothing more to think of writing for a song, hence they just have to translate. Sad indeed that the have no originality.
• Philippines
9 Mar 12
I think you are right or maybe they really don't want to make new ones because they know that they will not make any profit. One of the reasons is because of piracy. Piracy kills the industry.
@bing28 (3799)
• Philippines
5 Mar 12
I love Filipino songs sang by Ogie Alcasid, by Bamboo and other filipino singers like the late Francis M. I also love to listen to old filipino songs from time to time. I am filipina so I love filipino songs too.
@bing28 (3799)
• Philippines
5 Mar 12
correction; I am a filipina
• Philippines
6 Mar 12
I like Filipino songs no matter who sang it. Old Filipino songs are way better compared today. What I like about the songs before is that they are making their own songs. They are not just copying and reviving songs. I am Filipino but I don't like that much the songs nowadays. They are copycats. I'm sorry.
24 Mar 12
hello!yes your right! I hope there will be freestyle band, south border, side a, who are composing original songs. Nowadays almost a lot of song was revived only by the new singers.
• Philippines
10 Apr 12
I hope that they will stop reviving old songs. Instead, create new songs. Much better if they could make songs that can be exported to other countries. That way, our music industry will stay afloat and be more progressive. Happy mylotting!
• Philippines
8 Mar 12
You're definitely, right! Most of the songs are still a revival of the best music in the '70s or '80s. But it doesn't mean I have to dislike the Filipinos. The main reason why some wanted to revive old songs so that the younger generation can't forget those songs. As time passes by those old songs tend to be forgotten by the new generations. I do believe that there are still some great songs from the great musician but the problem is that younger generations loved the song of the foreign artist.
• Philippines
9 Mar 12
I don't think that is one of the main reason why they are just reviving old Filipino and English songs. I have watched a documentary about our music industry before. The main reason why they don't make new original Filipino songs is because of piracy. They are not making enough profit to pay for the producer, singer etc. Our music industry is dying. I hope that it will reign again someday.
@enelym001 (8333)
• Philippines
6 Mar 12
Revivals and English songs translated in Tagalog are corny. But I am not saying I don't like our own songs... there were new songs originally written and sung by our own artists that are also good. It is just that we can normally hear English songs been played on radio stations and they play less Tagalog songs.
• Philippines
7 Mar 12
I also don't like foreign songs translated to Tagalog. I don't find it good for the industry. There are just copying other's songs. It is not healthy. I also observed that most radio stations now are playing more English songs than Tagalog. I guess it is because there are only few Tagalog songs nowadays. But I still hear radio stations playing old Tagalog songs. Those are way better than today's Filipino songs. Happy mylotting!
• Philippines
6 Mar 12
I like the old songs in Filipino but not the newer ones. Especially those songs they have tagalized from english. I just htink it's really stupid.
• Philippines
7 Mar 12
Yes you are right. I like the old Filipino songs rather than the new ones. I find those 70's - 90's songs timeless because the songs are still great even though we are already in the new millennium. Reviving old songs is stupid to me. Happy mylotting!
• India
6 Mar 12
You are right my friend. I also think that and agree with you.
• Philippines
7 Mar 12
Thanks tamosree for sharing your view on this topic. I hope that they will produce original songs rather than reviving old Filipino and English songs. It is good at all. They are just killing the industry. Happy mylotting!
@SIMPLYD (75885)
• Philippines
6 Mar 12
Just like you. i only like those originally written Filipino songs. I find it corny hearing English songs turned into Filipino. And i also don't like it that some original songs were revived and given a different tunes by the singer. There's nothing like the original indeed!
• Philippines
7 Mar 12
I agree with you. I prefer to listen to original Filipino songs even though the singers are not popular. Most of the singers we see in the television are just reviving songs. Most of them are copycats but they are still popular. . I'm sorry but I guess that is the fact. Original is still the best.
6 Mar 12
of course i love filipino songs cause im a filipino,, theres a lot of songs by the filipino. you just not need to focus on those songs that are revival,,filipino is very creative,,most of our singer are great than the foreign singer,. you just need to appreciate some things before you say that.
• Philippines
6 Mar 12
Yes, there are a lot of beautiful songs before. I like it because those are original and not just a copycat. Filipinos are one of the greatest singers in the world. We have many great singers with superb voices. The problem is that they are just keep on reviving old songs. It seems like our trend now is going backward. I hope they will create new, fresh and original songs.
@ybong007 (6659)
• Philippines
6 Mar 12
It's a matter of taste. There are Filipino songs that I like and there are also Filipino songs that I don't like. it really boils down on the artist and how good he is in interpreting the songs. Be it revival or not, it depends on who the target market is. Some songs may sound aweful to some but it's the other way around to others and that applies to foreign singers as well.
• Philippines
6 Mar 12
I also like Filipino songs. What I really don't like is that most of the songs nowadays are revivals. They just recycle the old songs to make it something new to my ear. That is what I hate most. I want something new and fresh. I hope they will stop reviving songs. It is not healthy for the industry. I guess that is also one of the reasons why most Filipino teens nowadays are so hooked with K-pop.
• United States
6 Mar 12
I totally agree with you in regard to today's Filipino music. I remember the good days from Martin Nievera, Sharon Cuneta, Carol Banawa, Ogie Alcasid, Wency Cornejo and many other pioneer artists of our time. We all can trace back and relate to the classic songs such as "Huwag Ka Lang Mawawala", "Hanggang", "Hanggang Ngayon", "Narito Ang Puso Ko", "Sayang" and many others we can relax, enjoy and even sing to the nearest karaoke/videoke bar in the Philippines. Today's so-called OPM music isn't the same, lost its touch of like you mentioned -- being original. The truth is spoken, these revived songs from these new artist are killing the classics with their revamped versions and sounds corny.
• Philippines
6 Mar 12
I can also remember when I was a kid there are many original Filipino songs. I rarely heard revived songs before. It sad that the trend nowadays is just recycling old songs and make a little twist. This is killing the industry. They are loosing our identity in music industry. I hope they will stop this and make new original songs.
• Philippines
5 Mar 12
Like you said, I don't like the songs these days because of remix and everything else. If you like to hear original compositions which are not famous, go to some bars or shops which features some unknown band who does gigs. They have the best songs. If I had time, I go to eastwood mall because some unknown singers sing there and when you hear their songs, it is really original composition and all. :)
• Philippines
6 Mar 12
You are right. Our singers nowadays are just recycling those old songs. It is so ridiculous that many singers are making their own renditions in a single song. It is really funny. I prefer to listen to unpopular bands. At least their songs are original and not just a copycat. I like to hear Visayan music from our local bands here. Happy mylotting!
@anne25penn (3310)
• Philippines
5 Mar 12
I love original pinoy music especially from the 70's and 80's. What you said is true. Most songs or albums brought out by our singers nowadays are just revivals from the era I mentioned or worse, English or American songs. My hubby is older than I am but and I am amazed every Sunday when he can name the title of the old songs being played on this radio station that plays old Filipino songs. He even sings with the songs just to prove to me that he really knows it. The music industry managers are actually blaming piracy over the decline of good Filipino songs being produced. They say that they cannot produce songs like they did ten or fifteen years ago because the studio is losing money because they don't get any royalties from pirated CDs. I think this is a little false in my perspective. In my youth, cassette tapes were also expensive and if you wanted to have a copy of songs that you liked, you would record them as they were playing on the radio. You can even make copies of these and give them to your friends as mixed tapes. I know a lot of people did this, but it never stopped the OPM singers and composers from producing the best songs of that time. I guess it was also because our government at that time (Marcos regime. That's how old I am) actually encouraged and even funded the arts. I know that the Metropop song Festival is the brainchild of either Imelda or Imee. Nowadays it's either you revive a song just to say that you produced an album which is sad.
• Philippines
6 Mar 12
Wow, he can still remember the titles of the songs after four decades. That's pretty amazing. I've watched a documentary and what you said is true. They blame this on piracy. Many composers and produces are loosing a lot of money because of piracy. I don't know if that is the real reason. Or is it because there are only few composers left nowadays. What I've observed on Filipino pop music is that it is not competitive. That's why it is overshadowed by Korean songs. A lot of Pinoy teens are hooked to K Pop. I hope that they will take this a challenge to make Filipino music more competitive.
@choybel (5059)
• Philippines
5 Mar 12
Some songs Filipino songs are good while others are just okay. The same could be said to songs from other countries. I think that some music are good and some are not that great, regardless of where they come from or who made them.
• Philippines
7 Mar 12
There are also many good Filipino songs. Most of them are from 70's to 90's. Our songs nowadays are not so good. Most of them are revivals. I hope they could produce more original songs. Our identity in the music industry will surely be gone if they still reviving other's songs.
@mensab (4208)
• Philippines
5 Mar 12
the thing is that the fashionable and profitable for musicians, artists and producers are these revival songs. if the market is rejecting these songs, these people will be forced to create their original music because they need to survive and keep the industry going. as long as the market accepts revival music, we will have these in the airwaves.
• Philippines
6 Mar 12
I think you are right mensab. The people still accept this kind of music even though they are not original. One good reason for this is that the singer is their idol. So no matter what song their idol sings, they will still accept it. I hope that one day these people will change their mind. Happy mylotting!
@chiyosan (29388)
• Philippines
5 Mar 12
i agree with you. there are a lot of good songs, but just nowadays they are all revivals, and nothing new is coming out. =( but then i think it is also very great to be able to hear the old songs being revived once again. At least we get to hear them again.
• Philippines
7 Mar 12
I don't like hearing old songs being revived once again. It makes me feel like we going backwards. It is so funny when multiple singers are reviving one song. I prefer to hear new songs. I hope they will stop reviving old songs either Tagalog or English. I guess it is not good for the industry.
@dilrajj57 (1759)
• Pakistan
5 Mar 12
hi friend, please if you mentioned some good songs title then i will watch that songs. what you want more near to heart songs title here to watch. please.
• Philippines
7 Mar 12
There are lots of good old Filipino songs. I can't give you some good songs because I don't know their titles. I think other mylotters can give you some good Filipino songs. Happy mylotting!
• India
6 Mar 12
You are right my friend. I also think that and agree with you.