Top Filipino Novelty Songs (OPM) of All Time

Updated on April 16, 2020
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Ray has been an online music writer for over two years. Having sung in multiple competitions as a youth, he has a passion for the art.

Filipino Novelty Songs (OPM)
Filipino Novelty Songs (OPM)

Novelty songs are a major part of Filipino music culture. These colorful songs show off just how creative and innovative the Filipino people are. Over the years, hundreds of novelty songs have been produced in the Philippines. They are catchy, lively, comedic, and easy to dance to. Novelty songs have been a part of the daily lives of Filipinos for years. They appear in movies, dramas, noontime variety shows, and even at school and corporate events. Below is a list of the best and most famous Filipino novelty songs of all time.

1. "Sasakyan Kita"

Artist: Gladys and the Boxers

Album: Best of OPM Novelty Hits & Bes of OPM Jukebox Hits

Released: 2004

Genre: Pop

Background: “Sasakyan Kita” is a novelty Filipino song composed by Mr. Lito Camo under Viva Music Publishing, Inc. This is one of the most popular novelty songs in the Philippines and is very well-known to '90s kids. “Saksakyan Kita” is about having fun with your partner.

2. "Pretty Little Baby”

Artist: SexBomb Girls

Album: Sumayaw, Sumunod: The Best of the SexBomb Girls

Released: 2005

Genre: Pop

Background: “Pretty Little Baby” is a novelty song that was popularized by SexBomb Girls, an all-female song and dance group in the Philippines. This song was composed by Lito Camo under EMI Music Publishing. It was administered by Verje Music Publishing and BMG Music Publishing.

3. “Ang Ganda Ko”

Artist: Sandara Park

Album: Star 15 Anniversary Collection (The Best of Dance & Novelty Songs)

Released: 2006

Genre: Pop

Background: “Ang Ganda Ko” is one of the few Filipino novelty songs popularized by the K-Pop band 2NE1's star, Sandara Park. It was produced by ABS-CBN Star Music and ABS-CBN Film Productions in 2006.

4. “Pamela One”

Artist: Vhong Navarro

Album: Alam Mo Na Yan (The Best Novelty Hits)

Released: 2004

Genre: Pop

Background: “Pamela One” is one of the most popular Filipino novelty songs of Vhong Navarro, a Filipino comedian, actor, dancer, singer, judge, and TV host of ABS-CBN’s Showtime. It was included on the soundtrack for the 2004 Filipino comedy film, Otso-Otso Pamela-Mela Wan, starring Bayani Agbayani and Vhong Navarro. This novelty song was produced under ABS-CBN Corporation Music, EMI Music Publishing, Sony ATV Publishing UMPI, and Broadcast Music Incorporated.

5. “Kung Ikaw”

Artist: Lito Camo

Album: Mystrio

Released: 1998

Genre: Pop

Background: “Kung Ikaw” was popularized by Lito Camo, who was also the song's composer. It was produced under BMG Records Philippines Inc.

6. “Itaktak Mo”

Artist: Joey de Leon

Album: Joey to the World 2

Released: 2007

Genre: Pop

Background: “Itaktak Mo” is one of the Joey De Leon songs that was popularized on the noontime Philippine television variety show, Eat Bulaga. It was awarded the Awit Award for Best Novelty Recording and Best Dance Recording at the 21st Awit Awards in 2007. The song is very catchy and anyone can dance to it.

7. “Kembot”

Artist: Amber Rowley

Album: Best of Pinoy Dance and Summer Songs

Released: 2013

Genre: Pop

Background: “Kembot” is a Filipino novelty song composed by George David Weiss, Luigi Creatore, and Hugo Peretti under ABS-CBN Star Music, Audiam Publishing, and Kobalt Music Publishing. It was one of the few songs on the Star 15 Anniversary Collection.

8. “Otso Otso”

Artist: Bayani Agbayani

Album: Ito Gusto Mo

Released: 2004

Genre: Pop

Background: “Otso Otso” is perhaps the most popular Filipino novelty song of all time. It was sung by Bayani Agbayani, a Filipino host, actor, singer, and comedian. (He appeared in a lot of comedy movies during the early 2000s.) It became popular after being included on numerous movie soundtracks. This Filipino song was one of the theme songs for the 2004 Filipino comedy film Otso-otso Pamela-Mela Wan. At the Filipino music awards, the song was nominated for the Awit Award for Best Novelty Recording and the Awit Award for Best Dance Recording. I remember listening to this song as a child. It was played during morning ceremonies, morning exercises, dance competitions, Christmas parties, etc.

9. “Totoy Bibo”

Artist: Vhong Navarro

Album: Alam Mo Na Yan (Best Novelty Hits)

Released: 2008

Genre: Pop

Background: This song was very popular amongst '90s kids. It was produced by ABS-CBN Star Music and popularized by Vhong Navarro, also know as the “King of the Dance Floor.” This song has also been sung by Gloc 9 (rapper) and Leejay.

10. “In or Out”

Artist: Sandara Park

Album: Sandara

Released: 2004

Genre: Pop

Background: “In or Out” is one Filipino songwriter Sandara Park's catchiest tunes. It was written during her prime in the Philippine showbiz industry.

11. “Ye Ye Vonnel”

Artist: April Boy Regino

Album: Ang Tunay Na Idol

Released: 2004

Genre: Pop

Background: “Ye Ye Vonnel” was produced by ABS-CBN Film Productions Inc. and Star Songs. This Filipino novelty song was composed by great author and composer, Lito Camo, and sounds like a heavy metal song.

12. “Jumbo Hotdog”

Artist: Masculados

Album: Nakaka

Released: 2014

Genre: Pop

Background: “Jumbo Hotdog” was popularized by an OPM all-male song and dance group called Masculados. The group was composed of Zoltan Amore, Omar Principe, Bok, Kiro Amirati, Lexter Lazaro, Robin Robel, and Ailex De Asis. The song was produced by Believe Music on behalf of Universal Records.

13. “Cha-Cha-Cha”

Artist: Vhong Navarro

Album: Don Romantiko (Best Novelty)

Released: 2008

Genre: N/A

Background: “Cha-Cha-Cha,” a song by Vhong Navarro, is inspired by the Cha Cha, a Cuban Latin dance style. This Pinoy novelty song was produced under ABS-CBN Star Music, LatinAutor–Warner Chappell, Sony ATV Publishing, etc.

14. “SupahPapalicious Man”

Artist: Vhong Navarro

Album: SupahPapalicious Man Movie Soundtrack

Released: 2008

Genre: Pop

Background: “SupahPapalicious Man” was the hit soundtrack of the 2008 Filipino Star Cinema comedy movie entitled “SupahPapalicious,” which was directed by Mr. Gilbert Perez and starred Valerie Concepcion, Makisig Morales, and Vhong Navarro.

15. “Ispageti Song”

Artist: SexBomb Girls

Album: Spaghetti: Round 2

Released: 2003

Genre: Pop

Background: “Ispageti Song” is an iconic song in the Philippines. It was popularized by an all-female song and dance group called SexBomb Girls, who frequently performed on Eat Bulaga. The song is very popular to '90s Filipino kids. It was usually played during Christmas parties and at special events. It sparked during the early 2000s and became popular due to its easy, crazy, and groovy dance steps.

16. “Halukay Ube”

Artist: SexBomb Girls

Album: Bomb Threat

Released: 2004

Genre: Pop

Background: “Halukay Ube” was actually performed by SexBomb Girls (together with Mr. Joey De Leon). It was nominated for the Awit Award for Best Novelty Recording and the Awit Award for Best Dance Recording. The Filipino novelty song has an accompanying dance routine that's perfect for everyone.

17. “Bakit Papa”

Artist: SexBomb Girls

Album: Unang Putok

Released: 2005

Genre: Pop

Background: “Bakit Papa” was a hit song popularized by SexBomb Girls in the early 2000s. It was written by Lito Camo and Erwin Dela Cruz and was produced under BMG Music Publishing.

18. “Kikay”

Artist: Viva Hot Babes

Album: Kikay

Released: 2003

Genre: Dance-Pop

Background: “Kikay” is one of the most famous Filipino novelty songs by Viva Hot Babes, a Filipino pop girl group composed of actresses and models. It was founded by Vicente Del Rosario in 2003. It was released as a CD by Viva Records. This song became huge, getting a lot of radio airplay for multiple years.

19. “Bulaklak”

Artist: Viva Hot Babes

Album: Bulaklak

Released: 2003

Genre: Dance Pop

Background: “Bulaklak” was the debut single of Viva Hot Babes and, due to its double entendre and daring themes, was one of the most controversial songs ever to be played on the radio in the Philippines. It was written by Lito Camo. For years, it was a very popular song on Filipino radio stations. The Filipino song was released under Viva Records.

20. “Basketbol”

Artist: Viva Hot Babes

Album: Bulaklak

Released: 2003

Genre: Dance Pop

Background: "Basketbol" was released in 2003. It was produced by Viva Records Corporation and is one of the most famous novelty songs in the history of the Philippines.

21. “Lagot Ka”

Artist: Masculados

Album: Masculados

Released: 2014

Genre: Pop

Background: “Lagot Ka” is one the most well-known Filipino Novelty songs. It was popularized by an all-male song and dance group called Masculados. The group was discovered by movie and television director, Maryo J. Delos Reyes. The song was produced by Believe Music on behalf of Universal Records.

22. “Kagat Labi”

Artist: Joey De Leon

Album: Kagat Labi

Released: 2008

Genre: Pop

Background: “Kagat Labi” was one of the best novelty songs ever. It was composed and popularized by Joey De Leon, after he performed it on Eat Bulaga. It was produced under PolyEast Records and released in 2008. Its accompanying dance routine has made it popular with audiences of all ages.

23. “Beep Beep Ang Sabi ng Jeep”

Artist: Vhong Navarro

Album: Don Romantiko (Best Novelty)

Released: 2008

Genre: Pop

Background: “Don Romantiko,” one of Vhong Navarro's hit songs, was composed by Christian Martinez. It was arranged by Dominic Benedicto and directed by Bb. Joyce Bernal. It was produced under ABS-CBN STAR Cinema and ABS-CBN Star Music.

24. “Boom Tarat Tarat”

Artist: Willie Revillame

Album: Star 15 Anniversary Collection (The Best of Dance and Novelty Songs)

Released: 2016

Genre: Dance/Electronic

Background: “Boom Tarat Tarat” was one of the few songs popularized by Willie Revillame on his noon time variety show (which aired on ABS-CBN from 2005 to 2010). The song was nominated for Best Christmas Recording and the Awit Award for Best Novelty Recording.

25. “Hindi Ako Bakla”

Artist: Michael V.

Album: The Bubble G Anthology

Released: 2006

Genre: Pop

Background: “Hindi Ako Bakla” was one of Michael V’s most popular singles. It was popularized on a Philippine comedy sketch show on GMA, on which Michael was featured. Michael V. is a Filipino comedian, actor, director, composer, singer, voice artist, and parodist. He composed this Filipino novelty song and placed it on an album together with his other song parodies from the TV show. The album was produced by GMA Records.

26. “Push Mo Yan ‘Te”

Artist: Vice Ganda

Album: #Trending

Released: 2014

Genre: Pop

Background: “Push Mo Yan ‘Te” was popularized by the Filipino comedian, television presenter, actor, and singer, Vice Ganda. The Filipino novelty song was arranged and directed by Rox Santos. The vocals were arranged by Asia’s Song Bird Regine Velasquez-Alcasid and supervised by Jonathan Manalo. The Filipino song was published under Star Songs Inc.

27. “Babae Po Ako”

Artist: Raisa Dayrit

Album: Babae Po Ako

Released: 2004

Genre: Pop

Background: “Babae Po Ako” was originally sung by Raisa Dayrit and popularized by Tuesday Vargas. It is a novelty revival of the song “STMS Comedienne Princess.” It was composed by Edwin Marollano, arranged by Albert Tamayo, and produced by Secarats Talent Management Services. It was awarded the Awit Award for Best Novelty Recording.

28. “Para Sa Iyo Ang Laban Na ‘To”

Artist: Manny Pacquiao

Album: Laban Nating Lahat Ito

Released: 2006

Genre: Melody

Background: “Para Sa Iyo Ang Laban Na ‘To” is the one and only hit song of the boxing world legend, Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao. In English, the song title is “This Fight Is for You.” The song was published under GMA Music Philippines.

29. “Wag Kang Pabebe”

Artist: Vice Ganda

Album: Wag Kang Pabebe

Released: 2015

Genre: Pop

Background: “Wag Kang Pabebe” is one of Vice Ganda's many hit singles. It was composed by Ganda with help from Jonathan Manalo and Rox Santos. The beat of this song was arranged by KidWolf and was produced by Jonathan Manalo under ABS-CBN Star Music.

30. “Boom Panes”

Artist: Vice Ganda

Album: Boom Panes

Released: 2014

Genre: Pop

Background: “Boom Panes” was composed by Vice Ganda, Jonathan Manalo, and Rox Santos and was arranged by Paulo Zarate. The song was produced by Star Songs Inc. It was nominated for the Awit Award for Best Novelty Recording.

Song Title
Artist Name
31. "Boom Karakaraka"
Vice Ganda
32. "Pers Lab"
Hotdog
33. "Papa Boogie"
Willie Revillame
34. "Buksan Mo"
Willie Revillame
35. "Bikining Itim"
Bert Dominic
36. "Masculados"
Masculados
37. "Kendeng Kendeng"
Willie Revillame
38. "DJ Bumbay"
Michael V.
39. "Jok Jok Jok"
Willie Revillame
40. "May Pulis sa Ilalim ng Tulay"
D' Big 3 Sullivans
41. "Juntis Ka Na Pala"
Willie Revillame
42. "Wag Kang Makulit"
Vhong Navarro
43. "Chikboy"
Vhong Navarro
44. "May B.O. Na Ako"
Michael V.
45. "Crush Kita"
SexBomb Girls
46. "Dulce Tirah Tirah"
Denelle F.
47. "Tinamaan Ako"
Anne Curtis
48. "Mr. Kupido"
Myrtle Sarrosa
49. "Annie Batungbakal"
Hotdog
50. "Yun Ka"
Willie Revillame
51. "Awitin Mo at Isasayaw Ko"
SexBomb Girls
52. "This Guy's in Love With You Pare"
Parokya ni Edgar
53. "Ang Kulit"
Vice Ganda
54. "Gigil Si Aquo"
54. Gigil Si Aquo
55. "Ang Tanging Ina N'yo"
Ai-ai Delas Alas
56. "Beep Beep Ang Sabi ng Jeep"
Willie Revillame
57. "Shembot"
Joey De Leon
58. "Jump Brother"
Joey De Leon
59. "Whoops Kirri"
Vice Ganda
60. "Window Shopping"
Lito Camo
61. "Miss Na Miss Kita"
Lito Camo
62. "Pandesal"
Viva Hot Men
63. "Iyugyog Mo"
Willie Revillame
64. "Hep Hep Hooray"
Willie Revillame
65. "Giling-Giling"
Willie Revillame
66. "Ang Kawawang Cowboy"
Fred Panopio
67. "Mag-Exercise Tayo"
Yoyoy Villame
68. "Korona Bye Bye Na"
Vice Ganda

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