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Top 35 Rivermaya Songs

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Rivermaya Songs

Rivermaya Songs

Rivermaya is a Filipino alternative rock band established in 1994 and one of the bands that pioneered that decade's alternative rock surge. The band's current lineup includes original members, Mark Escueta and Nathan Azarcon, and longtime guitarist, Mike Elgar. Former members include primary songwriter Rico Blanco and vocalist Bamboo Maalac, who later formed the band Bamboo, and eventually moved on to establish a solo career.

We cannot deny that many Rivermaya songs make us feel a sense of joy and pain in loving someone. We all have our favorite song by the band and "214" is mine. That's why I put it at #1. Listed below are the 35 best Rivermaya songs, with special attention paid to the Top 12.

1. "214"

Genre: Alternative Rock

Album: Rivermaya

Year Released: 1994

Song Facts About "214"

  • "214" is a Rivermaya song with an unusual title; it is a debut album tracklist. It is a traditional love song regarding someone to be by their side forever as the album's eighth track and second single.
  • According to a 2004 PinoyExchange discussion, the song title stemmed from bassist Nathan Azarcon's amusing attempt to provide a label to the then-nameless tune, which the rest of the band subsequently chose due to its tremendous potential for open interpretation.
  • "214" is performed at 78 BPM (Andante) or 20 Measures/Bars Per Minute 4/4 time signature.

2. "Kisapmata"

Genre: Pinoy Rock

Album: Trip

Year Released: 1996

Song Facts About "Kisapmata"

  • Rico Blanco wrote the song "Kisapmata" for the Filipino rock band Rivermaya. It was released in December 1995. he leads the single from their second album, Trip.
  • It's one of Rivermaya's tracks on whose original leader Bamboo Maalac sang lead vocals, and it was the band's first hit after founding guitarist Perf de Castro quit.
  • "Kisapmata" is performed at 136 BPM (Allegro) or 34 Measures/Bars Per Minute. 4/4 time signature.

3. "You'll Be Safe Here"

Genre: OPM

Album: You'll Be Safe Here

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Year Released: 2005

Song Facts About "You'll Be Safe Here"

  • The song debuted at number one on the Philippine music charts. It became successful in Asia two years after its publication and was sent for a European release.
  • "You'll Be Safe Here" was also performed at the 2006 MTV Asia Awards, where Rivermaya was the sole Filipino band to perform.
  • It got nominated for the music video of the year NU Rock awards 2005. It won the 2006 MYX Music Awards for the category of the favorite music video.

4. "Balisong"

Genre: Alternative Rock

Album: Between the Stars and Waves

Year Released: 2003

Song Facts About "Balisong"

  • This is one of the last Rivermaya songs they co-wright with Kakoy Legaspi, who left a few months after the Between the Stars and Waves album was released.
  • Balisong is performed at 79 BPM (Andante) or 20 Measures/Bars Per Minute. 4/4 time signature.
  • The song's backstory is that the composer fell in love with a woman who later announced their relationship in Bali, Indonesia.

5. "Elesi"

Genre(s): Alternative Rock, Pop

Album: Atomic Bomb

Year Released: 1997

Song Facts About "Elesi"

  • "Elesi" is performed at 150 BPM (Allegro) or 38 Measures/Bars Per Minute.4/4 time signature.
  • This song can be played through acoustic guitar with G, Dsus, Em7, D, C, and Em. It has intermediate difficulty.
  • Rivermaya's third studio album, Atomic Bomb, is their third studio album. It featured 16 tracks and was released on January 31, 1997, by BMG Records (Pilipinas) Inc. "Elesi" was the second track from this album.

6. "Hinahanap-hanap Kita"

Genre(s): Rock, Pop

Album: Atomic Bomb

Year Released: 1997

Song Facts About “Hinahanap-hanap Kita”

  • "Hinahanap-Hanap Kita" is a 1997 song by the Filipino rock band Rivermaya. This was released as the first single from Atomic Bomb, their third studio album.
  • Regine Velasquez sang the song in 2003, Sitti in 2007, Jolina Magdangal and Dennis Trillo in 2009, Rey Cantong in 2014, and Harana in 2015. (2017).
  • Rivermaya's positive song “Hinahanap-Hanap Kita” has a tempo of 105 BPM. It can also be utilized in half-time mode at 53 BPM or double-time mode at 210 BPM. The tune has a D key and a meaningful manner and lasts 5 minutes and 58 seconds. It features a time signature of four beats per bar. It has a lot of energy and is danceable.

7. "Himala"

Genre: Rock

Album: Trip

Year Released: 1996

Song Facts About "Himala"

  • Rico Blanco anchored Rivermaya's most notable tracks, like "Himala," "Awit ng Kabataan," "Ulan," etc.
  • "Himala" is performed at 173 BPM (Presto), or 43 Measures/Bars Per Minute. 4/4 time signature.
  • This song can be played through acoustic guitar with the following tuning D9, G, F#m, D, Am, Em, F. It has a beginner's difficulty.

8. “Ulan”

Genre: Pinoy Rock

Album: Rivermaya

Year Released: 1994

Song Facts About "Ulan"

  • Rico Blanco, the band's rhythm guitarist and pianist, and Nathan Azarcon, the bassist, wrote the song. The instrumental break featured Blanco's keyboard solo. Blanco and Perf de Castro played the guitars in the intro.
  • Janine Teoso covered the song for the 2019 film adaptation. With the same title.
  • "Ulan" is performed at 138 BPM (Allegro) or 35 Measures/Bars Per Minute.4/4 time signature.

9. "Awit Ng Kabataan"

Genre(s): Hard Rock, Pop

Album: Rivermaya

Year Released: 1994

Song Facts About “Awit Ng Kabataan”

  • The album earned favorable reviews from critics, who appreciated keyboardist Rico Blanco's songwriting. Upon its initial release, the album earned well thanks to hitting singles such as Awit ng Kabataan." 214," and "Ulan."
  • Rivermaya's "Awit Ng Kabataan" is a pleasant song with a speed of 133 BPM. It can also be utilized in half-time mode at 67 BPM or double-time mode at 266 BPM. The music has a G key and a primary way and lasts 4 minutes and 49 seconds. It features a time signature of four beats per bar. Lot of energy and is relatively danceable.
  • Jason Fernandez, former Rivermaya frontman, plays "Awit ng Kabataan" at a Uniteam event. of the Philiipines presumptive president Ferdinand Bongbong Marcos Jr.

10. “Liwanag Sa Dilim”

Genre(s): Pop Rock

Album: Ayuz! (Pinoy Alternative”s Power Cuts)

Year Released: 2005

Song Facts About “Liwanag Sa Dilim”

  • Rivermaya's song “Liwanag Sa Dilim” does have a tempo of 108 BPM. It can also be used in half-time mode at 54 BPM or double-time mode at 216 BPM.
  • The track has a D/E key and a primary way, lasting and lasting 3 minutes and 41 seconds. With such a rhythmic pattern of four beats per bar, it has average energy and is quite danceable.
  • Initially penned by former leader Rico Blanco, the band recently reworked the song in collaboration with pop-rock royalty Yeng Constantino. The Rivermaya popular song "Liwanag Sa Dilim" has become the sole legitimate rock anthem of Vice President Leni Robredo's Presidential and Vice Presidential campaigns
  • With the fresh version on YouTube to support soap brand Safeguard's "BayaniHands" initiative to help frontliners through the Philippine Red Cross, singer-songwriter Rico Blanco released a "quarantine version" of classic Rivermaya hit "Liwanag Sa Dilim" to help raise funds for frontliners amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

11. “Umaaraw, Umuulan”

Genre(s): Pop Rock

Album:Tuloy ang Ligaya

Year Released: 2001

Song Facts About “Umaaraw, Umuulan”

  • "Umaaraw, Umuulan" was nominated for Song of the year in the NU Rock Awards in 2002.
  • “Umaaraw, Umuulan” is performed at 134 BPM (Allegro) or 34 Measures/Bars Per Minutes 4/4 time signature.
  • "'Umaaraw, Umuulan' is a reminder that existence isn't always a calm sea. Storms will always be a threat to us. Suffering from it would yield nothing, but facing it would take us to a better and sunnier place," he added in a statement.

12. “Panahon Na Naman”

Genre: Alternative Rock

Album: Trip

Year Released: 1996

Song Facts About “Panahon Na Naman”

  • Rivermaya's "Panahon Na Naman" is a melancholy tune with a pace of 140 BPM. It can also be utilized in half-time mode at 70 BPM or double-time mode at 280 BPM.
  • The song has a G key and a primary method, lasting 5 minutes and 59 seconds. With a rhythmic pattern of four beats per bar, it lacks vitality and is unsuitable for dancing.
  • Rivermaya's second studio album, Trip, is their second studio album. It featured 13 tracks and was released in 1996 by BMG Records (Pilipinas) Inc. After the departure of Perf de Castro the previous year, this is the first album to feature Rico Blanco as the band's full-time guitarist. "Panahon Na Naman" was the album's final tune, and Rico Blanco sang the song's original vocals.
  • This song can be played through acoustic guitar with the following tunings G, C9, Em, D/F#, D, Dsus4, C, Csus, Eb, F,.

23 More Rivermaya Songs

TitleYear Released

13. "A Love to Share"

2003

14. "Sunday Driving"

2003

15. "One Good Afternoon"

2003

16. "Take My Cue"

2003

17. "Table for Two"

2003

18. "Atat"

2003

19. "She"

1994

20. "Noontime Show"

2003

21. "I Can't Let Go"

2003

22. "Pinaiyak Mo Nanaman Ako"

2003

23. "Squeezy"

2003

24. "Home"

2003

25. "Bye Bye Na"

2005

26. "Can't Hide It Anymore"

2014

27. "Checkmate"

2020

28. "Closer"

2020

29. "Come Se Non Fossi Stato Mai Amore"

2004

30. "Olats"

2007

31. "Dangal"

2009

32. "Desperado"

2001

33. "Di Mo Ba Alam"

1994

34. "Di Sole D'Azzurro"

2018

35. "Fever"

1997

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2022 Lauriano Lim V

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