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The Top Play Views Of Himig Handog P-Pop Love Songs 2014 Music Videos On YouTube

September 30, 2014
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Daniel Padilla’s Simpleng Tulad Mo and Janella Salvador’s Mahal Kita Pero, both of which were the two song entries of the recent Himig Handog P-Pop Love Songs 2014, tops the two music videos in terms of higher play view count on YouTube with a projected 1 million. (Screenshot courtesy of ABS-CBN Star Music thru YouTube.)

Not only we would desire to see a current number of play views of various music videos owned by Vevo (a collaboration with MCA Universal, Sony, and EMI) on YouTube, but we might ever desire to see a current number of play views on Philippine-based commercial music videos on the said popular video sharing site as of today. One of the recent example was the hit Korean music video of Psy’s Gangnam Style in 2012, registered a total of over 1 billion play view count with an estimate of over hundreds of million Internet media audiences around the world.

Here I visit YouTube and I research the current number of play views of feature music videos of Himig Handog P–Pop Love Songs 2014. Just as we would read on Billboard charts or even locally–made music charts by means of song request, this blog will only mention these title feature videos—without mentioning its number values—from lesser number of play views to a greater number of play views. Some feature music videos that have had a highly registered number of play views may reflect on depending an estimate number of Internet media Filipino audiences—say, only tens of thousands—as well as the majority of the supporter of fans of the artists being performed on video. On the other hand, some feature videos that had lesser play view count may have a possibility of high quality “song theme message” as an important winning piece to have a bigger award on the finale of performance night. So here are the list with a remark of the impact of the contents:

TOP 15: JOVIT BALDIVINO – Dito. Though the quality of every theme of song lyrics was so much better as well as its music video, the song having with sentimental soft musical piece may not so attractive to every upbeat music-conscious young listeners of the new generation.

TOP 14: JED MADELA – If You Don’t Want To Fall. Very orchestrating to hear Jed Madella’s powerful singing skills that’s applausable to good reviews. But were there someone applause for the fans of other artists on the said song festival?

TOP 13: EBE DANCEL and ABRA – Halik Sa Hangin. An interesting song dedicated for the fans of said two respective artists, one who was a former lead singer of the band Sugarfree, and another a well-performed fliptop rapper seen on YouTube.

TOP 12: MARION AUNOR featurig RIZZA CABRERA and SEED BUNYE – Pumapag-Ibig. The bossa nova music style may be ideal for rich-income class community, if someone would be interested to hear whether the content may have world-class quality.

TOP 11: JESSA ZARAGOZA – Bumabalik Ang Nagdaan. A song ideal for the said artist, will the former fans be able to inform and support her special comeback to entertain for every Filipino masses, just as she became famous in the ’90s?

TOP 10: BUGOY DRILON – Umiiyak Ang Puso. A very emotional song, there may be a gradual apreciation on the majority of the audience to support its content being performed by this artist who had a further improvement of his singing skills.

TOP 9: JURIS – Hindi Wala. A very refreshing song, the fans of this female artist may have had a fair nod to hear that.

TOP 8: HAZEL FAITH DELA CRUZ – Everything Takes Time. Remember this candidate artist who was also appeared as a co-star on Be Careful With My Heart as a lyricist for the song festival? I often got informed on an informercial before a break of the said daytime family TV soap (in some episodes before the target date of the songfest finale concert) together with Janella Salvador.

TOP 7: JUGS and TEDDY – Walang Basagan ng Trip. Dedicated for the fans of respective rock group Itchyworms and Rocksteady, the music was much a craze; much banging to hear the song as a wake-up call for person’s emotional frustration.

TOP 6: ANGELINE QUINTO – Hanggang Kailan. Though her powerful loud voice with high notes carrying with that feature song had controlled so much, some had often criticized that they don’t like such kind of her singing skills but rather wanted a simple and refreshing singing vocalization.

TOP 5: MORISSETTE AMON – Akin Ka Na Lang. A possible winning piece, the majority of the audience could be hardly applause and amaze for her powerful very high notes, a difficult skill that other ordinary first-time female singers can’t.

TOP 4: MICHAEL PANGILINAN – Pare Mahal Mo Raw Ako. According to a reliable exposé, this song that was intentionally dedicated for most lesbians-gays-bisexual-transgender (LGBT) community seemed so little sensitive when observing the content of its lyrics.

TOP 3: KZ Tandingan – Mahal Ko o Mahal Ako. As she gradually improve her singing skills with some portion of high notes and effective emotion to sing, the supporter of this artist based in Mindanao as well as many critics often satisfied to hear such refreshing song melody.

TOP 2: JANELLA SALVADOR – Mahal Kita Pero. Whether this song would be effective as a typical themesong for a pair-up with Janella Salvador and Marlo Mortel in future TV or movie projects after a near conclusion of two-year run Be Careful With My Heart in November 2014 as speculated, we’ll find out soon. [Or you may check out my Twitter post on my song craft to the artist as an alternative for her future TV or movie show project.] Thanks for the support of her fans.

TOP 1: DANIEL PADILLA – Simpleng Tulad Mo. The KathNiel fans fever continues to support for outshining this feature song being performed by this artist as their favorite, giving a intense impact of perception to the audience.

Best Song Standings And Special Standings

For those who missed to watch the TV special of recent song fest contest, here are the list of feature songs that gave best song standing and special standing:

5th Best Song: Hindi Wala
4th Best Song: Walang Basagan ng Trip
3rd Best Song: Mahal Kita Pero
2nd Best Song: Halik Sa Hangin
Grand Best Song Winner: Mahal Ko o Mahal Ako
Star Records CD Buyer’s Choice: Bumabalik Ang Nagdaan
Star Studio Magazine Voter’s Choice: If You Don’t Want To Fall
MOR FM Listener’s Choice: Simpleng Tulad Mo Online Voter’s Choice: Mahal Ko o Mahal Ako
ABS-CBN Mobile Voter’s Choice: Simpleng Tulad Mo
TFC Viewer’s Choice: If You Don’t Want To Fall
Star Cinema Moviegoer’s Choice: Halik Sa Hangin
MYX Best Music Videos (thru YouTube): Mahal Kita Pero


An Overview Of ABS-CBN Himig Handog P-Pop Love Songs 2013 Song Finalists

February 26, 2013

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I often rememberered the years of Metro Pop Song Festival—a classic singing and/or songwriting competition in the Philippines that enhances the industry of a known music genre called Original Philippine Music (OPM)—from the 1980s until early decade 2000s that was organized by GMA Network and the now defunct BMG Records Pilipinas (later named as Sony BMG in mid-decade 2000s after negotiations with rival Sony Music, slashing out “BMG” in late-decade 2000s, until mandatory management with Ivory Records in the Philippines in 2012). In the following early mid-decade 2000s ABS-CBN introduced a specialized, yearly seasonal, respective songwriting competition called Himig Handog Sa Bayaning Pilipino, Himig Handog Sa Kabataang Pilipino, and Himig Handog Love Songs. And now in 2012, ABS-CBN has had revived their signature songwriting competition from the past season as mentioned earlier, entitled as Himig Handog P-Pop Love Songs. The purpose of that season is that not only give an even more popular and more twisting sentimental love songs but also give an upbeat, youthful melodic tunes.

In the past season, amateur Filipino song writers—mostly a loyal ABS-CBN TV viewers—may submit their original song craft by snail mail or participating event kiosks through the network. In the new season in 2012, they can now submit their song craft by e-mail or online submission from downloading a form from the official website. Of over thousands of submitted song craft for a thorough judging from secret office meeting for months, only twelve songs have been qualified for the finals match concert on February 24, 2012. So here are the list of competing twelve songs being created by a promising candidate of amateur composers and performed to sing by various ABS-CBN singing artists:

  • Alaala. As an alternative hip of hit song offering to Yeng Constantino aside of her past hit youth-oriented-rock-love songs as well as her latest fifth studio album Metamorphosis with her carrier single Babay and recently Chinito that already released this 2013, the theme of the song is about a flash-back and remembrance of their past youthful romantic experience, trying to reunite together.
  • Anong Nangyari Sa Ating Dalawa. Former Little Miss Philippines contestant of longest running noontime show Eat Bulaga as child co-host in mainstream and singer Aiza Seguerra, who was behind her hit sentimental OPM song Pagdating Ng Panahon and Akala Mo in early mid-decade 2000s, had often felt emotional and teary eyed of such dramatic love song about long-distance romantic relationship who were worried their concerns in security and safety of their lives in spite of danger.
  • Hanggang Wakas. Former MYMP lead singer Juris had excited to sing a dramatic song about a lady who was ready for passing her life because of uncurable sickness such as cancer, even though she often missed her beloved boyfriend because of their momentuous good moral romantic experience.
  • If You Ever Changed Your Mind. The first of the song performed by a candidate singer-composer Marion Aunor who had a limited breathing and lowered tone with flats of her singing skills (relative to the voice of a singer Colbie Callat), this was based on her real romantic life that often occurred a break-up with her boyfriend during college years in Manila, of which its theme is about a tough decision whether the romantic life of a man and a woman would reunite again in spite of their life problems.
  • Kahit Na. Known as a modified version of hit classic OPM rap song Humanap Ka Ng Pangit by Andrew E in the 90s, the theme of the song is about a guy (not indicating an ugly physical looks of his, compared to the classic ones about the advice for a lonely guy to love an ugly lady) who had frivolous emotional feelings being consoled by a diligent lady ready to welcome to love each other with every trials of life. Added up with world-class upbeat pop-dance background electronic music and enhanced bass-boost sound, giving up to awake the industry of making such genre, as well as other past OPM dance songs. Singer-host-actress Toni Gonzaga had often felt crazed to sing it with a little embarrassment for her chasteness.
  • Nasa Iyo Na Ang Lahat. As a typical theme song performed by Daniel Padilla for an upcoming movie with Kathryn Bernardo coming in March of 2013, this funky melodic tune of the song having with a music piece of ukelele and other acoustic instruments may be compared to the hit song Billionaire by Bruno Mars, whose theme is about a sincere grant of diligent romantic affair.
  • One Day. Singer Angeline Quinto had excited to sang that song piece that have a typical “Regine Velasquez-style” sentimental melody tune for the first time. The theme of the song is about a typical “once-upon-a-time and one-day” romantic tale in spite of their distant place and even realistic life trials.
  • Puwede Bang Ako Na Lang Ulit. The song, in which its theme is about a man who wanted to love and trust again for his beloved lady by chance, was suited to sing for Bugoy Drillon who had only a soft breathing and tone of his singing skills.
  • Sana’y Magbalik. Singer and former Pilipinas Got Talent Season One finalist Jovit Baldivino could rock his singing skills to sing a song about a man who wished to come back his beloved woman in long distance relationship.
  • Scared To Death. This typical funeral song that—as we ever wished to hear that song in mainstream airwaves very soon—may be ideal to play with built-in car stereo over “car delivery coffins” on ordinary funeral march in local communities in the Philippines. As with other classic funeral songs and some religious songs on every funeral rites, the theme is about a single man or single woman who was struggling to face every emotional trials even if he or she would wished to have a romantic affair. Singer and former finalist and winner of The X Factor Philippines KC Tandingan, who had limited breathing and tonal intensity of her singing skills due to medical operation that suffered vocal cord cancer since she was in teen years, had tried to sing this for the first time even though she does not have a pending recording project for a few years.
  • Tamang Panahon. The second of the song performed by a candidate singer-composer Wynn Andrada for ABS-CBN Star Records, the theme is about a memorable moment of a teen romantic affair waiting to love again for a right time to marry at their mature age.
  • This Song Is For You. A modified Philippine version from the classic 80s sentimental love song by Barry Mannilow, the lyrics, the melodies, and themes of the song were different from original ones. I can’t able to explain this fully (as singer Erik Santos had often satisfied to sing that song piece), but probably the quality of its content is often far unique.

Before the finals night held in SM Mall of Asia Arena in February 24, 2013 and during a rehersal at ABS-CBN Studio 10 in a press interview from ABS-CBN News, singer-host-actress Toni Gonzaga had said the Himig Handog P-Pop Love Songs “serves as a reunion and joint-forces of various ABS-CBN Star Records artists and a revitalization of Philippine music entertainment industry” in spite of rampant mainstream Korean pop music invasion that would be unhealthy in fair trade and competition. Other ABS-CBN artists were also satisfied and excited to sing the crafted song from promising candidate composers, saying there’s “always be friends and not to beat each other” in order to cooperate their music business.

There were three options to vote: one by means of SMS voting after listening a featured song on DWRR-FM 101.9 MHz or MOR regional FM radio stations or watching a featured music video on MYX Channel; second by means of voting slip from official CD release at leading music record bars; and thirdly by means of online overseas vote from affiliate website of leading Philippine overseas TV channel The Filipino Channel. The highest number of votes of featured song craft and music video on the aforementioned competition will win a special prize of only tens of thousands of pesos, while the majority judging for best featured song craft will win one million pesos.

But in spite of the fact that all twelve songs were in high-quality and high-popularity state and that would possibly become mainstream in various high-rated FM radio stations through a majority of oridinary Filipino listeners, the judges—such as various ABS-CBN management and guests Ogie Acasid and Sarah Geronimo—during the finals have had often difficult to regulate the score concerning the quality of the content of various song craft finalists that often gave a mere 100%, so therefore, I thought, the organizer had decided to make a majority judge vote rather than to include a full basis from majority SMS, CD Audio case-enclosed slip, or overseas online votes from loyal ABS-CBN TV viewers. Before they vote wisely, they discussed in secret meeting on which song would deserve as momentuous and highly appraised song content. (See list below the complete results after the finals.)

ABS-CBN RNG MOR FM Listener’s Choice: Nasa Iyo Na Ang Lahat

DWRR-FM Tambayan 101.9 MHz Manila Listener’s Choice: Nasa Iyo Na Ang Lahat

CD Audio Album Buyer’s Choice: Nasa Iyo Na Ang Lahat

TFC Online Vote Choice: This Song Is For You

Best Music Video Produced by Colleges/Universities: Nasa Iyo Na Ang Lahat

Best Song by Majority Judging: Kahit Na (5th place), Scared To Death (4th Place), If You Ever Changed Your Mind (3rd place), Hanggang Wakas (2nd place), Anong Nangyari Sa Ating Dalawa (grand winner)

Whether the rest of the eleven out of the twelve songs aside from the winning ones would not deserved to win a grand prize, the most important is that all featured songs of the aforementioned song festival in the Philippines of 2013 produced by ABS-CBN deserves to be a winner of listening taste to every Filipino audience, outleading other song festival for the past few decades.

Himig Handog P-pop Love Songs CD Audio album may be either still out or quit to release in some leading record stores after the March 2013 mainstream release, but it is still available on online music downloads such as or iTunes, or you may check out my bittorrent downloads available only if my home mobile broadband Internet connection is running in some time (Himig Handog Ppop Love Songs 2013.torrent). We will have to wish for listening to play various songs featured on aforementioned song festival of ABS-CBN of 2013 after the finals all over high-rated FM radio stations such as Love Radio, Yes! FM, iFM, Home Radio, Pinas FM 95.5 Manila, Bombo Radyo Star FM, WOW FM, Energy FM, BIG Radio, and WIN Radio aside from DWRR-FM and MOR FM. In the meantime, if you want to watch free-to-air ABS-CBN Channel 2 in Mega Manila, click here to download in PDF format.