Forever 81By Gilda Cordero-Fernando
The first recorded song I ever heard when I was 4 or 5 years old was “Ang Bibingka” by Vicente Ocampo and Atang dela Rama. My yaya played the big breakable disc over and over on our 1930s crank-up phonograph. The iconic Atang dela Rama and the comedian, Vicente Ocampo, were vod-a-vil performers, and the song was terribly raunchy.
By Angela V. Ignacio
This year, it’s all about contradictions. Songs that sneak up on you when you’re not listening. Songs that confuse you, annoy you even. Some that mislead you with their upbeat vibe when the lyrics are anything but happy, others that are sad and sappy but give you hope, even when you think you’re done with the whole love thing. This is a funny little playlist for all those who enjoy a good love song, and the best part is that these songs can have so many different meanings. Especially after a few rounds of beer. No prejudices, no preferences, just some hot new tunes waiting to be heard.