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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Yumi Lacsamana Tops The FABE OPM Weekly Top 10 Countdown For the First Time


Newcomer Yumi Lacsamana gets her very first #1 hit in my OPM countdown this week as Dyosa, zooms from #5 to #1 this week.  The song comes from the Diary Ng Panget soundtrack.  It's already the second #1 song from that soundtrack album.

A few weeks ago, the duet between Nadine Ilustre and James Reid, No Erase, also went to #1.

Here are my ten favorite OPM songs for the week ending June 20, 2014 -


#10 Silent Sanctuary feat. Ashley - Meron Na Akong Iba (NEW)

This song from Silent Sanctuary was one of those slow burn songs for me.  The song was just steadily climbing my playlist until finally today, it reaches the #10 slot in my OPM countdown.  It's also the band's very first top 10 hit in my OPM countdown.





#9 Richard Yap - Promise Ain't Enough (NEW)

Local heartthrob Richard Yap gets his very first top 10 hit in my OPM countdown this week, with a remake from Hall and Oates, Promise Ain't Enough.  The song debuts at #9 this week.



#8 Jaya - Any Other Fool (#9)

Jaya's fifth top 10 hit from her Souled Out album, Any Other Fool, moves up a notch to #8 this week.



#7 Chris Cantada - Little Girl (Your Soul is Fine) (#8)


Chris Cantada's fourth top ten hit in my OPM countdown, Little Girl (Your Soul is Fine), moves up to #7 this week.





#6 Paolo Onesa - Which Way Robert Frost? (NEW)

Paolo Onesa's second top 10 hit in my OPM countdown, Which Way Robert Frost, zooms from #10 to #6 this week.  His first hit in my OPM countdown, Lucky in Love, went all the way to the top.





#5 Jonalyn Viray - Sa Piling Mo (#7) 


Jonalyn Viray's second top ten hit in my OPM countdown, Sa Piling Mo, moves up another two notches to #5 this week.



#4 XLR8 - I Wish Lang (#6) 


Local boy band XLR8's second top 10 hit in my OPM countdown, I Wish Lang, moves up from #6 to #4 this week. Their previous hit, Money Money, peaked at #6. 






#3 Juris - I Believe In You (#4) 


Moving up a notch to #3 is Juris' I Believe In You. It's her sixth top 10 hit in my OPM countdown.




#2 Maja Salvador - Dahan-Dahan Lang (#3) 


Actress-singer Maja Salvador's very first top 10 hit in my OPM countdown continues to move up, landing this week at #2.




#1 Yumi Lacsamana - Dyosa (#5) 

Newcomer Yumi Lacsamana gets her very first #1 hit in my OPM countdown this week, as Dyosa, from the soundtrack of the move Diary Ng Panget, zooms from #5 to #1 this week.



Maja Salvador


Maja Salvador has one top 10 hit in my OPM countdown.

2014 - Dahan-Dahan Lang (#2)

Richard Yap


Local heartthrob Richard Yap has one top 10 hit in my OPM countdown.

2014 - Promise Ain't Enough (#9)

Beyonce's 'Partition' Tops the FABE Weekly Top 10 Countdown This Week


Beyonce rules my countdown this week, as two songs from her latest album are in the top echelons.  Partition finally ascends to #1, making it the third straight #1 song from her latest album.  It's also her 21st #1 song all in all - and that is as a solo artist!  Amazing!

Also amazing is the ascension of Mine, which we danced in Ishii's GForce open class.  The song debuts high in this week's countdown.


Here are my ten favorite songs for the week ending June 20, 2014 -


#10 Jennifer Lopez feat. French Montana - I Luh Ya Papi (NEW)


Jennifer Lopez returns to my personal countdown this week with her latest single "I Luh Ya Papi".  It's her fifteenth top 10 hit in my personal countdown.


It's her first top 10 hit as well from her tenth album, AKA.


It's also French Montana's first top 10 hit in my personal countdown.





#9 Christina Perri - Human (NEW)


Christina Perri's Human reenters the chart this week at #9.  It's currently the peak position of this song.  It's Christina's second top 10 hit after A Thousand Years which reached #6 last year.





#8 Lady Gaga - Swine (RE)


Lady Gaga's Swine already peaked at #8 a few weeks back.  This week, it returns to the same peak position. It's already her 24th top 10 hit in my personal countdown, and the fourth from her album Artpop.






#7 James Blunt - Face the Sun (RE)





James Blunt's Face the Sun moves up my personal countdown this week to #7, its original peak position.  It's James second top 10 hit from his latest album, Moon Landing.  Bonfire Heart peaked at #5 earlier this year.  This is his eleventh top 10 song in my personal countdown.


#6 Kylie Minogue - Into the Blue (#9)





Kylie Minogue's 23rd top 10 hit in my personal countdown, Into the Blue, moves up this week from #9 to #6, its original peak position.  It's her first top 10 hit from her latest album Kiss Me Once.  


#5 Katy Perry - Birthday (#6)




Katy Perry's Birthday moves up from #6 to #5 this week. The song has already peaked at #3. It's also her 16th top 10 hit in my personal countdown.

#4 Vertical Horizon - Frost (#2)


Vertical Horizon's 14th top 10 song, Frost, stays at #4 for a second week. The song has already peaked at #2.  The band performed here in Manila a few weeks ago.  However, they did not perform this song.





#3 Beyonce - Mine (NEW)






The song that debuts the highest this week comes from Beyonce.  We danced to this song in my GForce class under Ishii and since I love the choreography so much, the song has just exploded in my personal countdown.


#2 John Legend - All of Me (RE)


John Legend's latest hit, All of Me, stays at #2 for another week.  We danced to this song in Ram's G-Force open class, that's why it has reentered again here at a very high place.  




#1 Beyonce - Partition (RE) 


Beyonce's Partition was used during my brother's fashion show at SM North EDSA Skydome, and it's one of my most favorite songs from Beyonce's latest album.  It becomes her 21st #1 song and the third straight #1 song from her latest album.

Christina Perri


Christina Perri has two top ten hits in my personal countdown.

2013 - A Thousand Years (with Steve Kazee) (#6)
2014 - Human (#5)

Chart Performance: Enrique Iglesias


Enrique Iglesias has six top 10 hits in the US including two #1 songs.  He also has top ten songs in three different decades!

1999 - Bailamos (#1)
2000 - Be With You (#1)
2001 - Hero (#3)
2010 - I Like It (with Pitbull) (#4)
2010 - Tonight (I'm Fuckin' You) (with Ludacris and DJ Frank E) (#4)
2010 - We are the World 25 for Haiti (with Artists for Haiti) (#2)


Chart Performance: Justin Timberlake


Justin Timberlake has sixteen top 10 hits in the US.  Four of them went to #1.

2002 - Cry Me A River (#3)

2003 - Rock Your Body (#5)

2006 - SexyBack (#1)

2006 - My Love (with T.I.) (#1)

2007 - What Goes Around Comes Around (#1)

2007 - Summer Love (#6)

2007 - Give It to Me (with Timbaland and Nelly Furtado) (#1) 

2007 - Ayo Technology (with Timbaland and 50 Cent) (#5)

2008 - 4 Minutes (with Madonna) (#3)

2009 - Dead and Gone (With T.I.) (#2)

2009 - Love, Sex and Magic (with Ciara) (#10)

2013 - Suit & Tie (with Jay-z) (#3)

2013 - Mirrors (#2)

2013 - Holy Grail (with Jay-z) (#4)

2014 - Not A Bad Thing (#8)

2014 - Love Never Felt So Good (with Michael Jackson) (#9)


He also has three top 10 albums in the US, two of them went to #1.


2002 - Justified (#2)

2006 - FutureSex/LoveSounds (#1)

2013 - The 20/20 Experience (#1)


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Chart Performance: Michael Jackson


Michael Jackson has an impressive 31 top 10 hits in the US.  He's one of the few artists who has a top 10 hit for the last five decades - starting from the 70s, 80s, 90s, 00's, and 10's!  He also has 15 number one songs!

Below is the list of all his US top 10 hits!

1971 - Got to Be There (#4)
1972 - Rockin' Robin (#2)
1972 - Ben (#1)
1979 - Don't Stop Til You Get Enough (#1)
1979 - Rock With You (#1)
1979 - Off the Wall (#10)
1982 - The Girl is Mine (with Paul McCartney) (#2)
1982 - Muscles (with Diana Ross) (#10)
1983 - Say Say Say (with Paul McCartney) (#1)
1983 - Billie Jean (#1)
1983 - Beat It (#1)
1983 - Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' (#5)
1984 - Somebody's Watching Me (with Rockwell and Jermaine Jackson) (#2)
1984 - Human Nature (#7)
1984 - P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Things) (#10)
1984 - Thriller (#4)
1985 - We Are the World (with USA For Africa) (#1)
1987 - I Just Can't Stop Loving You (with Siedah Garrett) (#1)
1987 - Bad (#1)
1987 - The Way You Make Me Feel (#1)
1988 - Man in the Mirror (#1)
1988 - Dirty Diana (#1)
1988 - Smooth Criminal (#7)
1991 - Black or White (#1)
1992 - Remember the Time (#3)
1992 - In the Closet (#6)
1993 - Will You Be There (#7)
1995 - Scream (with Janet Jackson) / Childhood (#1)
1995 - You Are Not Alone (#1)
2001 - You Rock My World (#10)
2014 - Love Never Felt So Good (with Justin Timberlake) (#9)

Michael Jackson's lucky thirteenth UK Top 10 album, Michael, a collection of unreleased singles, slips from #4 to #5 this week.  Below are his other Top 10 albums in the UK -

1979 - Off The Wall (#3)
1982 - Thriller (#1)
1983 - 18 Greatest Hits (#1)
1984 - Farewell My Summer Love (#9)
1987 - Bad (#1)
1991 - Dangerous (#1)
1995 - HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book 1 (#1)
1997 - The Best of Michael Jackson & the Jackson 5ive (#5)
2003 - Number Ones (#1)
2005 - The Essential Michael Jackson (#1)
2007 - Les 50 Plus Belles Chansons (#4)
2008 - King Of Pop (#3)
2010 - Michael (#4)
2001 - Invincible (#1)

In the US, the same album debuts at #3.  That was his ninth Top 10 album in the US.  Below are his Top 10 albums in the US -

1972 - Ben (#5)
1979 - Off The Wall (#3)
1982 - Thriller (#1)
1987 - Bad (#1)
1991 - Dangerous (#1)
1995 - HIStory:  Past, Present and Future (#1)
2001 - Invincible (#1)
2009 - Michael Jackson's This Is It (#1)
2010 - Michael (#3)

Also, he gets his first posthumous Top 10 hit in the UK singles chart this week, as Hold My Hand, his collaboration with Akon, enters at #10.  This is also his forty-second Top 10 hit in the UK!  This brings his chart span in the UK Top 10 singles chart to forty years from his first Top 10 hit in 1971 to this year.  That is an impressive statistic!  Here are the Top 10 songs of Michael Jackson in the UK -

1971 - Got To Be There (#5)
1972 - Rockin' Robin (#3)
1972 - Ain't No Sunshine (#8)
1972 - Ben (#7)
1979 - Don't Stop Til You Get Enough (#3)
1979 - Rock With You (#7)
1979 - Off the Wall (#7)
1980 - She's Out of My Life (#3)
1981 - One Day in Your Life (#1)
1982 - The Girl Is Mind (#8)
1982 - Billie Jean (#1)
1983 - Beat It (#3)
1983 - Say, Say, Say (with Paul McCartney) (#2)
1984 - Thriller (#10)
1984 - Farewell My Summer Love (#7)
1984 - Somebody's Watching Me (with Rockwell and Jermaine Jackson) (#6)
1985 - We Are the World (with USA For Africa) (#1)
1987 - I Just Can't Stop Loving You (#1)
1987 - Bad (#3)
1987 - The Way You Make Me Feel (#3)
1988 - Man In the Mirror (#3)
1988 - I Want You Back (with the Jackson 5) (#8)
1988 - Dirty Diana (#4)
1988 - Smooth Criminal (#8)
1989 - Leave Me Alone (#2)
1990 - Do the Bartman (with the Simpsons) (#1)
1991 - Black or White (#1)
1992 - Remember the Time (#3)
1992 - In the Closet (#8)
1992 - Who Is It (#10)
1992 - Heal the World (#2)
1993 - Give In to Me (#2)
1993 - Will You Be There (#9)
1995 - Scream (with Janet Jackson) (#3)
1995 - You Are Not Alone (#1)
1995 - The Earth Song (#1)
1996 - Why (with 3T) (#2)
1996 - I Need You (with 3T) (#3)
1997 - HIStory/Ghosts (#5)
2001 - You Rock My World (#2)
2003 - One More Chance (#5)
2010 - Hold My Hand (with Akon) (#10)

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Chart Performance: Snoop Dogg



Snoop Dogg has fourteen top 10 hits in the US.  Three of them went all the way to #1.  Below are his top 10 hits in the US -

1993 - Nuthin But A G Thang (with Dr. Dre) (#2)
1993 - Fuck with Dr. Dre  Day and (Everybody's Celebratin') (with Dr. Dre) (#8)
1993 - What's My Name (#8)
1994 - Gin and Juice (#8)
2003 - Beautiful (with Pharrell and Charlie Wilson) (#6)
2003 - Holidae In (with Chingy and Ludacris) (#3)
2003 - P.I.M.P. (Remix) (with Dr. Dre, Lloyd Banks, and Young Buck) (#3)
2004 - Drop It Like It's Hot (with Pharrell) (#1)
2006 - I Wanna Love You (with Akon) (#1)
2006 - Buttons (with the Pussycat Dolls) (#3)
2007 - Sexual Eruption (#7)
2010 - California Gurls (with Katy Perry) (#1)
2012 - Young, Wild and Free (with Wiz Khalifa  and Bruno Mars) (#8)
2014 - Wiggle (with Jason Derulo) (#5)

He has eleven Top 10 songs in the UK -

1999 - Still D.R.E. (with Dr. Dre) (#6)
2000 - Bow Wow (That's My Name) (with Lil Bow Wow) (#6)
2000 - The Next Episode (with Dr. Dre and Nate Dogg) (#3)
2003 - P.I.M.P. (Remix) (with 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks and Young Buck) (#5)
2004 - Drop It Like It's Hot (with Pharrell) (#10)
2005 - Signs (with Justin Timberlake and Charlie Wilson) (#2)
2006 - Buttons (Remix) (with Pussycat Dolls) (#3)
2006 - I Wanna Love You (with Akon) (#3)
2010 - Wet (#4)
2010 - California Gurls (with Katy Perry) (#1)
2011 - Sweat (with David Guetta) (#4)

He has twelve Top 10 albums in the US -

1993 - Doggystyle (#1)
1996 - Tha Doggfather (#1)
1998 - Da Game Is to be Sold, Not to be Told (#1)
1999 - No Limit, Top Dogg (#2)
2000 - Tha Last Meal (#4)
2000 - Snoop Dogg Presents Tha Eastsidaz (with The Eastsidaz) (#8)
2001 - Duces 'n Trayz: The Old-Fashioned Way (with The Eastsidaz) (#4)
2004 - The Hard Way (with 213) (#4)
2004 - R&G (Rhythm & Gangsta) The Masterpiece (#6)
2006 - Tha Blue Carpet Treatment (#5)
2008 - Ego Trippin' (#3)
2011 - Doggumentary (#8)


Chart Performance: Jason Derulo



Jason Derulo has five top 10 hits in the US, with one of them going all the way to #1.

2009 - Whatcha Say (#1)

2009 - In My Head (#5)

2010 - Ridin' Solo (#10)

2013 - Talk Dirty (with 2 Chainz) (#3)

2014 - Wiggle (with Snoop Dogg) (#5)

He has had more success in the UK where he has 8 top ten hits, three of them going all the way to #1.

2009 - Whatcha Say (#3)

2009 - In My Head (#1)

2010 - Ridin' Solo (#2)

2011 - Don't Wanna Go Home (#1)

2013 - The Other Side (#2)

2013 - Talk Dirty (with 2 Chainz) (#1)

2014 - Trumpets (#4)

2014 - Wiggle (with Snoop Dogg) (#8)

Chart Performance: Pharrell Williams


Pharrell has nine top 10 hits in the US, four of them went all the way to #1.

2003 - Frontin' (with Jay-z) (#5)
2003 - Beautiful (with Snoop Doggy Dogg and Charlie Wilson) (#6)
2003 - Excuse Me Miss (with Jay-z) (#8)
2003 - Change Clothes (with Jay-z) (#10)
2004 - Drop It Like It's Hot (with Snoog Dogg) (#1)
2006 - Moneymaker (with Ludacris) (#1)
2013 - Blurred Lines (with Robin Thicke and T.I.) (#1)
2013 - Get Lucky (with Daft Punk) (#2)
2014 - Happy (#1)

He also has eight top 10 hits in the UK, three of them went all the way to #1.

2002 - Boys (with Britney Spears) (#7)
2003 - Frontin (with Jay-z) (#6)
2004 - Drop It Like It's Hot (Snoop Doggy Dogg) (#10)
2005 - Can I Have It Like That (with Gwen Stefani) (#3)
2010 - One (with Swedish House Mafia) (#7)
2013 - Get Lucky (with Daft Punk) (#1)
2013 - Blurred Lines (with Swedish House Mafia) (#1)
2014 - Happy (#1)


Chart Performance: MAGIC!


MAGIC! is a Canadain reggae fusion band which has one top 10 hit in the US.

2014 - Rude (#2)

Chart Performance: Nico and Vinz


Norwegian duo Nico Sereba and Vincent Dery, more popularly known as Nico and Vinz, has one top 10 hit in the US.

2014 - Am I Wrong (#4)

Chart Performance: Sam Smith


British singer-songwriter Sam Smith has one top 10 hit in the US.

2014 - Stay With Me (#10)

He also has one top ten album in the US.

2014 - In the Lonely Hour (#2)


Isabelle De Leon Tops the FABE OPM Weekly Top 10 Countdown Once Again


Isabelle de Leon gets her second #1 hit in the FABE OPM Weekly Top 10 countdown this week, as Friendzone, moves to the top.  Last year, she got her very first #1 song with 1 Week to Move On.


Here are my ten favorite OPM songs for the week ending June 13, 2014 -


#10 Paolo Onesa - Which Way Robert Frost? (NEW)

Paolo Onesa gets his second top 10 hit in my OPM countdown as Which Way Robert Frost, debuts at #10.





#9 Jaya - Any Other Fool (#10)


Jaya's fifth top 10 hit from her Souled Out album, Any Other Fools, moves up a notch to #9 this week.





#8 Chris Cantada - Little Girl (Your Soul is Fine) (#8)


Chris Cantada's fourth top ten hit in my OPM countdown, Little Girl (Your Soul is Fine), stays at #8 for another week.




#7 Jonalyn Viray - Sa Piling Mo (#9) 


 Jonalyn Viray's second top ten hit in my OPM countdown, Sa Piling Mo, moves up two notches to #7 this week.



#6 XLR8 - I Wish Lang (NEW) 


 Local boy band XLR8 gets their second top 10 hit in my OPM countdown this week, as I Wish lang debuts high at #6. Their previous hit, Money Money, peaked at #6. 







#5 Yumi Lacsamana - Dyosa (NEW)

Newcomer Yumi Lacsamana gets her very first top 10 hit in my OPM countdown this week, as Dyosa, from the soundtrack of the move Diary Ng Panget, debuts at #5.



#4 Juris - I Believe In You (#7) 

Moving up three notches to #4 is Juris' I Believe In You. It's her sixth top 10 hit in my OPM countdown.


#3 Maja Salvador - Dahan-Dahan Lang (#6) 

Actress-singer Maja Salvador's very first top 10 hit in my OPM countdown continues to move up, landing this week at #3.


#2 Jay-R - Parachute (#5) 

 Jay-R's very first top 10 hit in my OPM countdown moves up 3 places this week to #2.




#1 Isabelle de Leon - Friendzone (#2)

Yumi Lacsamana


Yumi Lacsamana has one #1 hit in my OPM countdown.

2014 - Dyosa (#1)

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Hillsong United's 'Oceans' Tops the FABE Weekly Top 10 Countdown


Due to their two sold out shows here in Manila last week, the contemporary Christian group Hillsong United tops the FABE Weekly Top 10 countdown.  It's their first song to top my personal countdown - and they join a distinguished list of contemporary Christian acts who have topped my personal countdown since the 80s - Michael W. Smith, Amy Grant, Kathy Troccoli, Jars of Clay and Switchfoot.


Since Vertical Horizon swept all the ten spots in my personal countdown last week, five songs reentered the top 10, with the Hillsong United song, Oceans as the only new entry.

Here are my ten favorite songs for the week ending June 13, 2014 -


#10 James Blunt - Face the Sun (RE)





James Blunt's Face the Sun reenters my personal countdown this week at #10.  The song has already peaked at #7.  It's James second top 10 hit from his latest album, Moon Landing.  Bonfire Heart peaked at #5 earlier this year.  This is his eleventh top 10 song in my personal countdown.


#9 Kylie Minogue - Into the Blue (RE)





Kylie Minogue's 23rd top 10 hit in my personal countdown, Into the Blue, reenters this week at #9.  It's her first top 10 hit from her latest album Kiss Me Once.  The song has already peaked at #6.


#8 Vertical Horizon - South for the Winter (#6)





Vertical Horizon has four songs in my personal countdown this week - holdovers from last week's complete top 10 sweep. Coming in at #8 is South for the Winter.  The song has already peaked at #6.


#7 Vertical Horizon - A Song For Someone (#4)





Another Vertical Horizon song stays at #7.  A Song for Someone has already peaked at #4.  The band performed this song during their concert here at the Newport Theatre.



#6 Katy Perry - Birthday (RE)


Katy Perry's Birthday reenters this week's countdown at #6. The song has already peaked at #3. It's also her 16th top 10 hit in my personal countdown.


#5 Vertical Horizon - Consolation






Coming in at #5 is another song from Vertical Horizon, Consolation.  The song has peaked at #2.  


#4 Vertical Horizon - Frost (#2)


The fourth song from Vertical Horizon comes in at #4.  All four songs come from their latest album Echoes from the Undergroun.  Frost has already peaked at #2.



#3 John Legend - All of Me (RE)

John Legend's latest hit, All of Me, reenters at #2.  We danced to this song in Ram's G-Force open class, that's why it has reentered here at a very high place.  


#2 Beyonce - Partition (RE) Beyonce's Partition was used during my brother's fashion show at SM North EDSA Skydome, that's why it has again, reentered at a very high place.


#1 Hillsong United - Oceans (NEW)

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Casey Kasem, king of the Top 40 countdown, dies

Casey Kasem, king of the Top 40 countdown, dies



RIP Casey Kasem, you were such a part of our Sunday afternoon routines when I was growing up - I would never go out of the house from 2-6 every Sunday afternoon, just so I won't miss your show!
However, your era of gentle, life-affirming radio has sadly changed. Radio now is aiming more for shock value and crassness and green jokes which would have been better heard in the privacy of one's home. Even here in Manila, it seems like the more balahura the DJ, the more listeners that DJ gets.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

It's An All Vertical Horizon Week in My Personal Countdown


Due to their concert here last week, all the ten spots in my personal countdown is ruled by the band Vertical Horizon.  Their song, Instamatic, becomes their 6th #1 hit in my personal countdown and also brings their count of top 10 hits to 17!

Here are my ten favorite songs for the week ending June 6, 2014 -

#1 Vertical Horizon - Instamatic (NEW)

#2 Vertical Horizon - Frost (NEW)

#3 Vertical Horizon - Consolation (NEW)

#4 Vertical Horizon - A Song for Someone (NEW)

#5 Vertical Horizon - Broken Over You (NEW)

#6 Vertical Horizon - South for the Winter (NEW)

#7 Vertical Horizon - Half-Light (NEW)

#8 Vertical Horizon - Lovestruck (NEW)

#9 Vertical Horizon - You Never Let Me Down (NEW)

#10 Vertical Horizon - I Free You (NEW)

FABE Weekly Top 10 June 6, 2014: #1 Vertical Horizon - Instamatic




Vertical Horizon's 17th top 10 hit, Instamatic, is also their sixth #1 song in my personal countdown.  This was their first song during their concert setlist here in Manila last week.

FABE Weekly Top 10 June 6, 2014: #2 Vertical Horizon - Frost




The 16th top 10 hit from Vertical Horizon is Frost, and it debuts this week at 2.  This song is from the Echoes from the Underground album.

FABE Weekly Top 10 June 6, 2014: #3 Vertical Horizon - Consolation




Vertical Horizon's 15th top 10 hit in the FABE Weekly Top 10 is Consolation, which debuts this week at #3.  It's from their Echoes from the Underground album.

FABE Weekly Top 10 June 6, 2014: #4 Vertical Horizon - A Song for Someone





Vertical Horizon's 14th top 10 hit is A Song for Someone, which debuts this week at #4.  The band played this song during their show here in Manila last week.

FABE Weekly Top 10 June 6, 2014: #5 Vertical Horizon - Broken Over You





Vertical Horizon's Broken Over You is their 13th top 10 hit in my personal countdown.  It's also their first single from their Echoes from the Underground album.

FABE Weekly Top 10 June 6, 2014: #6 Vertical Horizon - South For the Winter




Vertical Horizon's 12th top 10 hit in  my personal countdown is South for the Winter, which debuts this week at #6.

FABE Weekly Top 10 June 6, 2014: #7 Vertical Horizon - Half-Light




Vertical Horizon gets their 11th top 10 hit in my personal countdown this week, as Half-Light debuts at #7.  It's from their new album Echoes From the Underground.

FABE Weekly Top 10 June 6, 2014: #8 Vertical Horizon - Lovestruck




The song at #8 is Vertical Horizon's Lovestruck.  They performed this song during their show here in Manila.  It's also from their latest album Echoes From the Underground.

FABE Weekly Top 10 June 6, 2014: #9 Vertical Horizon - You Never Let Me Down




The song at #9 is You Never Let Me Down by Vertical Horizon.  It's also from their latest album Echoes From the Underground.

FABE Weekly Top 10 June 6, 2014: #10 Vertical Horizon - I Free You




All the songs in my weekly top 10 this week are from Vertical Horizon!  I just love their new material, and there's enough there to fill my top 10 this week.  It also helped that the band performed here in Manila for the third time!!  

This is only the second time that I've seen them live though.

Coming it at #10 is I Free You, a track from their new album Echoes from the Underground.

Karylle Tops My OPM Countdown For the Third Time

Karylle gets her third #1 song in my OPM countdown this week, as Sa Yo Na Lang Ako moves from #2 to #1.  In 2011, Basically and OMG both went to #1.

This song is also from the 2013 Philpop competition which has produced several other #1 hits in my OPM countdown, so I'm really looking forward to the batch of 2014!!

Here are my ten favorite OPM songs for the week ending June 6, 2014 -

#1 Karylle - Sa Yo Na Lang Ako (#2)

#2 Isabelle de Leon - Friendzone (#3)

#3 Six Part Invention - Time Machine (#5)

#4 Xian Lim - Pag May Time (#4)

#5 Jay-R - Parachute (#6)

#6 Maja Salvador - Dahan-Dahan Lang (#7)

#7 Juris - I Believe In You (#8)

#8 Chris Cantada - Little Girl (Your Soul Is Fine) (#9)

#9 Jonalyn Viray - Sa Piling Mo (#10)

#10 Jaya - Any Other Fool (NEW)


FABE OPM Weekly Top 10 June 6, 2014: #1 Karylle - Sa Yo Na Lang Ako




Karylle gets her third #1 song in the FABE OPM Weekly Top 10, as Sa Yo Na Lang Ako, moves from #2 to #1 this week. It's another #1 hit from the Philpop 2013 batch.

Her first two #1 songs came in 2011 when Basically and OMG went to the top spot.

FABE OPM Weekly Top 10 June 6, 2014: #3 Six Part Invention - Time Machine






Local pop-rock band Six Part Invention's very first top 10 hit in my OPM countdown, Time Machine, moves this week from #5 to #3.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

FABE OPM Weekly Top 10 June 6, 2014: #2 Isabelle de Leon - Friendzone




Isabelle de Leon's return to my OPM countdown, gives her another huge hit as Friendzone zooms from #3 to #2.  Her first top 10 hit in my OPM countdown was 1 Week to Move On which went all the way to #1.

FABE OPM Weekly Top 10 June 6, 2014: #4 Xian Lim - Pag May Time





Xian Lim's very first top 10 hit in my OPM countdown, Pag May Time stays at #4 this week for another week.

FABE OPM Weekly Top 10 June 6, 2014: #5 Jay-R - Parachute





Jay-R's very first top 10 hit in my OPM countdown, Parachute, moves from #6 to #5 this week.

FABE OPM Weekly Top 10 June 6, 2014: #6 Maja Salvador - Dahan Dahan Lang





Maja Salvador's very first top 10 hit in my OPM countdown, Dahan-Dahan Lang, moves up from #7 to #6 this week. 

FABE OPM Weekly Top 10 June 6, 2014: #7 Juris - I Believe in You





Juris returns to my OPM countdown this week, with I Believe in You.  The song moves up a notch from #8 to #7 this week.  It's her fifth visit to my OPM countdown.

FABE OPM Weekly Top 10 June 6, 2014: #8 Chris Cantada - Little Girl (Your Soul is Fine)





Chris Cantada's fourth top 10 hit in my OPM countdown, Little Girl (Your Soul is Fine), moves from #9 to #8 this week. His last appearance was last January with January, his #1 hit.

FABE OPM Weekly Top 10 June 6, 2014: #9 Jonalyn Viray - Sa Piling Mo




Jonalyn Viray's second top 10 hit in my OPM countdown, Sa Piling Mo, moves up from #10 to #9 this week.  Help Me Get Over You was her first hit and the song peaked at #3 this year.

Monday, June 9, 2014

FABE OPM Weekly Top 10 June 6, 2014: #10 Jaya - Any Other Fool





Jaya's All Souled Out continues to churn out hits from her All Souled Out album.  Any Other Fool is the fifth top 10 single from that album and it debuts at #10 this week.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Vertical Horizon Gave Everything We Wanted







There are pros and cons to holding a rock concert in an intimate venue like the Newport Performing Arts Theatre which kind of affected how I enjoyed their show last night.

Not to take anything away from Vertical Horizon, the band was as solid-sounding as ever and they were in full form last night - and I loved their playlist as well - a mix of the old and the new songs.

However, since the seats in the theater were pretty comfy, and I was a bit tired, the rock show could easily turn into a hotel lounge show!! And I think it did, as Sam, the lead singer churned out story after story after each song, to keep everyone entertained and to be in tune with the intimacy of the venue.

One bad thing though is I couldn't sing out loud even if I wanted to. It's ok to be out of tune singing in a big venue like the Araneta or MOA Arena. Try doing it in an enclosed theatre like Newport - and you'd hesitate if you think you're off key. Dinig na dinig e! And dyahe sa katabi hahaha

Anyway, mushy is as Filipinos are, it's not surprising to hear everyone singing to Best I Ever Had! Their other hits were well-received as well like Everything You Want and Send it Up. 

As for me, I particularly like their new album, Echoes from the Underground, and they sang some songs from it like A Song for Someone, Broken Over You, Lovestruck and Instamatic. They all sounded good live which is kudos to the band!

The place was full since Newport naman is not so big so there were enough kids who grew up in the early 2000's to remember the band 14 years later. It was also a pretty well-dressed crowd!! I was expecting guys in rock shirts but I guess everyone has grown up and gotten themselves a job!

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Pharrell Makes It Four Number One Songs in My Personal Countdown

Grammy-winning producer Pharrell gets his fourth #1 song in my personal countdown this week, as Happy, reenters at #1.  This song was such a slow boil for me but it does eventually reach my top spot.

Here are my ten favorite songs for the week ending May 30, 2014 -

#1 Pharrell - Happy (RE)

#2 DVBBS and Borgeous - Tsunami (NEW)

#3 Katy Perry - Birthday (#3)

#4 Keith Urban - Cop Car (#1)

#5 Revolverheld - Ich lass fur Dich das Licht An (#5)

#6 Gary Barlow - Requiem (#4)

#7 Kylie Minogue - Into the Blue (#6)

#8 James Blunt - Face the Sun (#7)

#9 Lady Gaga - Swine (#8)

#10 Mali Music - Beautiful (#9)