Happy, sad, brokenhearted, or in love? No matter how you feel, OPM from the 2000s will surely have something to offer. In this post, we’ll go over the nostalgic Tagalog OPM songs from the 00s and give you some inside scoop about each. Let’s begin!
Original Pilipino music is a big part of the culture and character of the Philippines. Over the years, OPM has changed, drawing on many different styles and sounds to create a unique sound that is easy to recognize. Technically, Original Pilipino Music or Original Pinoy Music, which is now more often called “OPM,” is used just to mean a style of pop songs from the Philippines, mostly ballads, that became famous after the Manila sound of the late 1970s faded out.
Top OPM Hits From The 2000s
The music of the 2000s included many iconic moments in the music industry that will remain in our memories long after we’ve forgotten the words to the songs that made them so iconic. In the 2000s and the 2010s, leading OPM artists include Sarah Geronimo, Kitchie Nadal, Moonstar88, Itchyworms, Rocksteddy, Aiza Seguerra, Hale, Spongecola, Mark Bautista, Silent Sanctuary, Parokya Ni Edgar, Kamikazee, and Callalily among many others.
The OPM from the 2000s has surely been the anthem of the lives of the people from that generation. Whether for lovers, childhood friends, or just for your life, there has been a great song or album that will best match what happened. If you want a trip down memory lane and feel nostalgic, here is a list of OPM from the 2000s that you can listen to. You can also use the music video for additional nostalgic feels.
“Magbalik” – Callalily
Tulad ng mundong hindi
Tumitigil sa pag-ikot
Pag ibig di mapapagod
Here’s a song for most Filipino high school students’ love life. In the middle of the 2000s, the song “Magbalik” was one of the most distinctive noises you would have heard in a classroom or hallway. Ex-campus sweethearts and hopeless romantics alike listened to this song again and over as if they had already experienced the worst heartbreak possible. Callalily frontman Kean Cipriano’s regretful vocals soar over a calm opening bass line and the unexpected wailing of guitars in this tune.
“Jopay” – Mayonnaise
‘Wag ka nang mawala (‘wag ka nang mawala)
‘Wag ka nang mawala (‘wag ka nang mawala)
Dadalhin kita sa aming bahay
‘Di tayo mag-aaway
Aalis tayo sa tunay na mundo
Jopay is a member of the famous girl group Sexbomb Girls, who was the inspiration for this timeless song. Speaking of the song being so timeless, just recently, this song was put in the spotlight again after one video of a man singing it differently went viral. This gave way to the song’s popularity among the young generation today.
“The Day You Said Goodnight” – Hale
Take me as you are
Push me off the road
I need this time to be with you
I’m freezing in the sun
I’m burning in the rain
I’m screaming, calling out your name
If you’re looking for a go-to karaoke song filled with such emotions and great lyrics, “The Day You Said Goodnight” is definitely a song to consider. It is a song by the band Hale, who is known for their elegantly-crafted songs like “Sandali Na Lang,” “Blue Sky,” and “Broken Sonnet.” While these three songs are great, “The Day You Said Goodnight” is arguably one of their most iconic songs that you can still hear even up to this day. Some might say that “The Day You Said Goodnight” was the song that showed how different OPM was in the 2000s.
“Hanggang Kailan” – Orange and Lemons
Umuwi ka na baby
‘Di na ako sanay ng wala ka
Mahirap ang mag-isa
At sa gabi’y hinahanap-hanap kita
The band Orange and Lemons wrote a song called “Hanggang Kailan.” This song is about a man who is longingly waiting for someone but doesn’t know for sure if they will get back together. This sweet song about missing your special someone always makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. It still resonates today; in fact, Dan Ombao, a singer from Idol Philippines, gave his rendition of this song, making it also popular with the younger generations.
“Spageti (Spaghetti) Song” – Sexbomb Girls (Feat. Joey De Leon)
Apir tayo, sumakit ang ulo ko, sumakit ang bewang ko
Sexbomb, Sexbomb, Sexbomb (O, tuluy-tuloy lang, ha?)
Apir tayo, sumakit ang dibdib ko, sumakit ang tuhod ko
Sexbomb, Sexbomb, Sexbomb (Oh, sabay-sabay)
Spaghetting pababa, pababa nang pababa
Spaghetting pataas, pataas nang pataas
Of course, the year 2000s will never be complete without the novelty songs that also defined the generation. One of the most iconic novelty songs is the “Spaghetti Song” by the Philippine girl group called Sexbomb Girls. This song, along with their other songs, is phenomenal and iconic that even today, you can still see people dancing or talking about it.
Other OPM Songs From The 2000s
Aside from the five songs above, there are lots of music that were born in the 2000s like the following:
|Akin Ka Na Lang||Itchyworms|
|Forever’s Not Enough||Sarah Geronimo|
|From The Start||Rachelle Ann Go|
|Gitara||Parokya Ni Edgar|
|Hawak Kamay||Yeng Constantino|
|Huwag Ka Nang Umiyak||Sugarfree|
|Huwag na Huwag Mong Sasabihin||Kitchie Nadal|
|Ikaw Lamang||Silent Sanctuary|
|I’ll Never Go||Erik Santos|
|Kahit Isang Saglit||Martin Nievera|
|Kung Ako Na Lang Sana||Bituin Escalante|
|Kung Wala Ka||Hale|
|Miss Kita Pag Tuesday||RJ Jimenez|
|Nobela||Join The Club|
|Oo||Up Dharma Down|
|Pagdating ng Panahon||Aiza Seguerra|
|Sana||Up Dharma Down|
|Same Ground||Kitchie Nadal|
|Sundo||Aia De Leon|
|Suntok Sa Buwan||Session Road|
|Tabing Ilog||Barbie’s Cradle|
|Tell Me Where It Hurts||MYMP|
|This Guy’s In Love With You Pare||Parokya ni Edgar|
|We Belong||Toni Gonzaga|
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