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Top 40 Silent Sanctuary Songs

Lauriano has always been a lover of local and international musicians. He enjoys listening to music and writing about what he discovers.

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For many millennials, Silent Sanctuary songs serve as an anthem, a Band-Aid, and an escape from reality through their music. Silent Sanctuary is a five-person Filipino rock band founded in 2001 in Metro Manila, Philippines. The band has released several studio albums that made big hits in the OPM industry throughout its career. Here are their top 40 songs.

1. “Ikaw Lamang”

Genre(s): Alternative Rock, Pop Rock, Pinoy Rock

Album: Fuchsiang Pag-Ibig

Year Released: 2007

Song Facts About "Ikaw Lamang"

  • "Ikaw Lamang" is one of the most popular Silent Sanctuary songs ever recorded.
  • Silent Sanctuary won the In The Raw Award at the NU Rock Awards in 2006, and their songs “Ikaw Lamang” and “Rebound” placed second and fourth in RX 93.1's Top 7 OPM Year Ender Countdown in 2007.
  • “Ikaw Lamang” is performed at 115 BPM (Moderato) or 29 Measures/Bars Per Minute 4/4 time signature.
  • The song's story ends nowhere, and faith drives them, but the twist is even if it does not end the way they expected, in the end, there will be someone special for the dedicating lover, and they should wait and be happy for the other's lover.

2. “Sa’yo”

Genre(s): Pop, Pinoy Rock

Album: Monodramatic

Year Released: 2015

Song Facts About "Sa'yo"

  • Described as one of the best Silent Sanctuary songs, "Sa'yo" talks about the story of the songwriter's friend being ambiguously in love.
  • Silent Sanctuary comes back to its foundations of surreal melodies with the release of the new single “Sa'yo,” which led to the successful release of the first two singles from its album Monodramatic.
  • Sarkie on vocalists and stringed instruments, Chino David on violin, Anjo Inacay on cello, Jason Rondero on bass, and Allen Calixto on drums constitute Silent Sanctuary.
  • The four-minute song's album includes two versions, one with a full band and an orchestra.

3. “Hiling”

Genre: Rock

Album: Mistaken For Granted

Year Released: 2009

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Song Facts About "Hiling"

  • According to one member of the Silent Sanctuary band, “Hiling” expresses love for the girl he had an excellent feeling for until he realized she was no longer there because she had moved away.
  • The song emphasizes how difficult it is to fall in love with someone who can not even be yours. Mainly if you started as friends and then the feelings progressed into something you never expected to happen.

4. “Kundiman”

Genre(s): Alternative Rock, Pop Rock, Pinoy Rock Music

Album: Fuchsiang Pag-Ibig

Year Released: 2014

Song Facts About "Kundiman"

  • “Kundiman” is a traditional Filipino love song genre written in Tagalog.
  • The melody is distinguished by a smooth, flowing, and gentle rhythm punctuated by dramatic intervals. Dr. Francis Santiago, the “Father of Kundiman,” developed the genre Kundiman in the Visayas.
  • Silent Sanctuary is known for its broken-hearted ballad music, and “Kundiman” is one of their most well-known songs. The title encapsulates the entire concept of traditional Filipino love songs.
  • “Kundiman” was the conventional way of serenading in the Philippines — but the lyrics, unlike the whole idea of “Kundiman,” talk about a relationship that ends because they let faith rule them over.

5. “Pasensya Ka Na”

Genre: Indie Pop

Album: Langit at Luha

Year Released: 2015

Song Facts About "Pasensya Ka Na"

  • "Pasensya Ka Na," Silent Sanctuary's 2015 hit, is as sentimental, heartbreaking, and recognizable as their older songs.
  • Unlike many sad songs about heartbreak and rejection, it does not wallow in self-pity. Instead, it endears and apologizes for not being satisfactory enough and now wishing to be alone.
  • In the same year, they won the Favourite Group Title by Myx Music Awards.
  • The song "Pasensya Ka Na" got nominated for best performance by a group in 2016 and LSS hit of the year.

6. “14”

Genre(s): Indie Pop, Rock

Album: Fuchsiang Pag-Ibig

Year Released: 2007

Song Facts About "14"

  • The song "14" was dedicated to one of their group members. According to one of their interviews, the song "14" was dedicated to a person named "Tin."
  • This song can be played through acoustic guitar with the following chords Tuning: E A D G B E, and it has intermediate difficulty.
  • You can play this song using a ukulele with the following chords Tuning G C E A, and it has a beginner's level, a good song choice to learn using different instruments.

7. “Kismet”

Genre: Indie Pop

Album: Fuchsiang Pag-Ibig

Year Released: 2007

Song Facts About "Kismet"

  • "Kismet" is a Filipino song relaunched on March 23, 2021, through the record label's official channel, Universal Record PH.
  • "Kismet" is one of the well-known Silent Sanctuary songs that has been on major top charts such as the Top 100 Philippines Music Chart, Best 40 Filipino Music Chart, and many more.
  • “Kismet” is performed at 129 BPM (Allegro) or 43 measures/bars per minute and 3/4 time signature.

8. “Rebound”

Genre(s): Alternative, Indie Pop

Album: Fuchsiang Pag-Ibig

Year Released: 2007

Song Facts About "Rebound"

  • “Rebound” is conducted at 126 BPM (Allegro) or 32 Measures/Bars Per Minute.4/4 time signature.
  • You can also play this Silent Sanctuary song on different instruments like guitar, piano, etc.
  • The chord progression of this song on guitar is the following E A D G B E, with difficulty considered an intermediate level. In contrast, this song's chord progression on the ukulele is G C E A, considered a beginner level.

9. “Summer Song”

Genre(s): Alternative/Indie, Pop Music

Album: Monodramatic

Year Released: 2007

Song Facts About "Summer Song"

  • "Summer Song" is one of Silent Sanctuary's most beloved early singles, getting a lot of airplay on radio stations and music channels worldwide.
  • When the band entered the OPM scene, "Summer Song" on their first album was one of the songs that made them famous. As a result of the song's popularity with our country's youth, it became an iconic piece of music.
  • The melodies in "Summer Song" are both sweet and smooth. In addition to its catchy tune, the song depicts how simple life was during the 1990s and 2000s.
  • As part of the promotion for their album under Ivory Music, the band performed the song on Umagang Kay Ganda in 2016.

10. “Parol”

Genre(s): Alternative/Indie, Pop

Album: Fuchsiang Pag-Ibig

Year Released: 2007

Song Facts About "Parol"

  • "Parol" is not strictly a Christmas song, as it's mostly another Silent Sanctuary love song.
  • It is a song appropriate for the Christmas holidays, but it also works as a year-round love song.
  • Those who have heard it say it's an LSS-inducing track with a fantastic violin sound that can keep you humming it for quite some time.
  • The song got nominated for the Awit Award for Best Christmas Recording and played at 115 beats per minute.

11. “Bumalik Ka Na Sa Akin”

Genre(s): Pop Rock, Indie Pop

Album: Monodramatic

Year Released: 2013

Song Facts About "Bumalik Ka Na Sa Akin"

  • This upbeat pop-rock song's catchy chorus and melody express an earnest desire to reunite with someone after a break-up. As they say, loving and being loved brings the deepest of joys and the darkest of pains.
  • In this song, Silent Sanctuary plays about this heartbreaking experience and other topics. Their music became unique as they fused rock and classical instruments, writing based on their encounters with love and ideas of their experiences.
  • The music is fused with cello and violin, combined with the guitar, bass, and drums, and resonates with the stories of ex-lovers and hopeless romantics and other love stories.
  • Silent Sanctuary's members had no idea that "Bumalik Ka Na Sa Akin" would become many people's anthems.

12. “Meron Nang Iba”

Genre: Pop

Album: Monodramatic

Year Released: 2013

Song Facts About "Meron Nang Iba"

  • "Meron Nang Iba" is one of the well-known Silent Sanctuary songs co-written by Raymund Sarkee Sarangay and Silent Sanctuary on the 10th of June, 2013.
  • The duration is around 4 minutes and 00 seconds.
  • With intermediate difficulty, you can play "Meron Nang Iba" on acoustic guitar with the following chord progression E A D G B E.

13. “Tuyo Na’ng Damdamin”

Genre(s): Pinoy Pop, Alternative Indie

Album: Kami nAPO Muna

Year Released: 2006

Song Facts About "Tuyo Na'ng Damdamin"

  • "Tuyo Na'ng Damdamin" is one of the most notable Silent Sanctuary songs in the pop and R&B soul genre. Other recordings of this song were by APO Hiking Society in 1982.
  • The OPM song "Tuyo Na'ng Damdamin" conveys how it feels when your loved one is gone. It reflects the feeling of pain, but there's nothing you can do but take each day as it comes, knowing that when you wake up, nothing is the same, and only a catastrophe can return you to the past.
  • The song has a duration of 3:12 minutes with a tempo of 119 beats per minute in G major.

14. “Ingat Ka”

Genre(s): Alternative/Indie, Pop-Rock Music

Album: Fuchsiang Pag-Ibig

Year Released: 2007

Song Facts About "Ingat Ka"

  • The song "Ingat Ka" is a simple way of telling and showing your loved ones (family, relatives, friends, special someone, or whatever) that you care for them.
  • Anyone missing their loved ones after a long period of separation will appreciate this song.
  • The piece lasts for four and a half minutes and features 121 beats per minute in the key of B major.

15. “Sa Piling Mo”

Genre(s): Alternative/Indie Music

Album: Langit. Luha.

Year Released: 2015

Song Facts About "Sa Piling Mo"

  • "Sa Piling Mo," composed by Sarkie Sarangay, is one of the most notable Silent Sanctuary love songs about tough and unconditional love.
  • It was released in 2015 with an overall 3:39 minutes duration.
  • The music video has a vibrant and fresh feel that shows how two lovers grew up together.
  • The song peaked at #29 on Radio Top 100 Alternative Songs Chart.

25 More Silent Sanctuary Songs

Song Title(s)Year Released

16. “Di Na Kita Mahal”

2015

17. “For Tonight”

2007

18. “Abot Langit”

2013

19. “Sandali Lang”

2007

20. “Ngiti Sa Ulan”

2019

21. “Maalala Mo Sana”

2006

22. “Balang Araw”

2015

23. “Bulalakaw”

2016

24. “Huli Na Ang Lahat”

2015

25. “Nagtahan”

2007

26. “Lambing”

2015

27. “Paalam”

2018

28. “Baka Sakali”

2015

29. “Parol”

2006

30. “Masanay Ka Muna”

2013

31. “Pink 5Ive”

2007

32. ”Dambana”

2018

33. “Malayo Na Tayo”

2017

34. “Sama-Sama”

2013

35. “Mawala Ka”

2015

36. “Broken In Silence”

2004

37. ”Dahilan”

2019

38. “Balewala”

2019

39. “Pangako”

2019

40. “Di Ka Mahirap Mahalin”

2019

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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