OPM is on a roll and shows no signs of stopping. New and up-and-coming tracks are dominating Spotify’s OPM Rising playlist. This includes Pinoy favorites such as Iba by Zack Tabudlo, featuring Moira dela Torre; Ang Wakas by rising artists Arthur Miguel and Trisha Macapagal; and Mag-ingat, another fan-favorite by Ben&Ben. As local tracks continue to flourish, these fresh takes on OPM are seen to blow up the charts and swoon young Pinoy listeners in the next few months.
On the Rise: Spotify Originals and Exclusives podcasts to tune into
Introducing Spotify Original and Exclusive Spotify by young Filipino social media sensations that have taken over local and global charts during the month of love. Filmmakers and real-life friends Antoinette Jadaone and JP Habac let listeners listen in on their hilarious and sometimes insightful conversations with their guests as they make chika about love and hugot, pop culture and trending topics that make their and their audiences hearts a-flutter or a-angry. Given its comedic and authentic take on love and personal stories, this Spotify Original and Exclusive remain to be the top podcast for February.
Check out other Spotify’s Top podcasts this month, including:
- Weekly GG: Bringing in exclusive interviews with influencers and content creators, the gaming community that gives an insider look to the makings of the E-Sports in the gaming industry.
- Charot Readings with Macoy Dubs: Serving up your daily dose of astrology and all things charot-table.
- Pausecast with Hannah Pangilinan: Features guided “talk-throughs” with singer and content creator Hannah Pangilinan on all things that are YOU — mind, body, and spirit.
- Sounds and Stories of the Philippines: Brought by the GMA News and Public Affairs and Spotify Studio, this exclusive presents a collection of enchanting folktales told by veteran voice over artist Shirley Escalante.
Spotify Singles for the Singles…and Couples too!
Coldplay has released their inaugural Spotify Singles recording. Made up of two-parts, Side A is an intimate and stripped-down acoustic version of the band’s current single with Selena Gomez, “Let Somebody Go”. Side B is Coldplay’s playful rendition of Kid Cudi’s iconic track “Day ‘N’ Nite” – an upbeat, synthy cover sure to resurface the 2008 hit.
Driving more than five billion streams since the program began in 2017, Spotify Singles was created to give artists an opportunity to record new versions of their own songs, the songs of the artists they love, or an original song. To date, there have been over 600 recordings from more than 300 artists across all genres. The complete list of Spotify Singles can be found HERE.
Share the love with Spotify Lyrics
Love songs continue to be a cornerstone of Philippine culture, during the love month and beyond. And with Spotify Lyrics, it’s become much easier than ever to know more about the words behind one’s favorite songs and, in the process, their favorite artists. Top balladeers Moira Dela Torre and Zack Tabudlo recognize the power of lyrics that go with their music – the very same ones that launched a thousand hugot lines. “Lyrics give definition to love, and music gives more color and beauty to these words,” shares the crooner behind chart-toppers Pano and Give Me Your Forever. “A lot of times, we don’t know what we want to say until we write them down. And they are even better remembered when accompanied by a melody,” adds Dela Torre, the country’s most-streamed Filipina artist during the Valentine’s Day period.
This mutual and deep appreciation is on full display with their collaboration on Iba, fittingly featured in Hugot, one of more than 22,000 love-centric Spotify playlists originating from the Philippines. Discover tracks reflecting the broad spectrum of love, such as Arthur Miguel’s paraiso in Spotify’s Sappy and Senti playlist and Your Song by Parokya ni Edgar in Kilig Pa More playlist.
(Singing them out loud, with confidence and with the right words, is highly encouraged, too.)