Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Breaking News: Tulisan Arrested


An alleged robber targetting lonely victims was finally nabbed by authorities in Cebu City yesterday afternoon. According to the suspect, he needed some money but couldn't borrow from his friends. He then turned on the radio and decided to rob people who looked sad and alone after hearing Air Supply's "Tulis Lonely People in the World."

In related news, the DJ who played the song has been summoned by the police to shed some light on the matter. The DJ says he only played the song because it was a request. The police is now having a manhunt to capture the texter who requested for the track.

The Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas has advised their member stations to ban the said song in order to prevent more crimes of this nature. Meanwhile, Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña has ordered the closure of the station which played the song. The station is owned by Henry Sy, who also owns SM and BDO.

Note: Obviously, this is a satire piece, or #FakeNews, as what they are called these days.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Crazy Horoscopes: EDSA Edition


The People Power anniversary is on Saturday, so the question is: What does EDSA mean to you? Well, find out as David Dash gives you this edition of Crazy Horoscopes!

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Sunday, February 19, 2017

Simple Plan, "Perfectly Perfect" [OPC Hits 2017.2.19]

Canadian rock band Simple Plan continues to stay strong in the OPC chart this week. They already had a song called "Perfect" in 2003, which is basically asking an apology from dad for not being perfect. This time, it's on a happier note, a song for a loved one telling her that she's "Perfectly Perfect." The former #1 track, now the current longest staying entry on the chart, is still at #2 on its seventh week in our Popsounds tally:


OPC Hits
February 19-25, 2017

TWLWPPWCARTISTTITLE
POPSOUNDS
112@12Nick FradianiLove Is Blind
221@17Simple PlanPerfectly Perfect
3333Marian HillDown
4-41Katy PerryChained to the Rhythm [feat. Skip Marley]
561@14StarleyCall on Me
6442QuestWalang Hanggan
751@13Hey Joe ShowMy Morena Girl
8-81Ariana GrandeBeauty and the Beast [feat. John Legend]
9772NickelbackFeed the Machine
10882Ariana GrandeEveryday [feat. Future]
PRAISE PARADE
141@12Jasmine MurrayFearless
2322Chris TomlinHome
312@13Awaken GenerationI Have a Song
4-41Hillsong UnitedHeaven Knows
5-51SelahUnbreakable
6222Tenth Avenue NorthI Have This Hope
7552KutlessKing of My Heart
8733Reba McEntireBack to God
9623Tauren WellsHills and Valleys
10853Jonny DiazJoy
PINOY PICKS
112@12QuestWalang Hanggan
221@13Hey Joe ShowMy Morena Girl
3-31JurisA Love to Last a Lifetime
4-41Sarah GeronimoKaibigan Mo [feat. Yeng Constantino]
531@14Parokya ni EdgarFriendzone Mo Mukha Mo

Monday, February 13, 2017

Crazy Horoscopes: Valentine's 2017


The David Dash Podcast presents Crazy Horoscopes: Valentine Good News Bad News Edition! Find out what fortune awaits your horoscope on Cupid's holiday.

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Nick Fradiani, "Love Is Blind" [OPC Hits 2017.2.12]

The second to last American Idol is our latest chart-topper here on OPC. Nick Fradiani joined America’s Got Talent with his band, but it was in Idol where he made it to the end and won. And much like his competition history, he first appeared briefly in our charts last year with “All on You,” but it’s his second attempt that puts him on top. Here’s “Love Is Blind” (perfect for Valentine’s week, don’t you think?) debuting at #1.



OPC Hits
February 12-18, 2017

TWLWPPWCARTISTTITLE
POPSOUNDS
1-1@11Nick FradianiLove Is Blind
271@16Simple PlanPerfectly Perfect
3832Marian HillDown
4-41QuestWalang Hanggan
511@12Hey Joe ShowMy Morena Girl
621@13StarleyCall on Me
7-71NickelbackFeed the Machine
8-81Ariana GrandeEveryday [feat. Future]
9442One Ok RockAmerican Girls
10323James ArthurSafe Inside
PRAISE PARADE
112@12Awaken GenerationI Have a Song
2-21Tenth Avenue NorthI Have This Hope
3-31Chris TomlinHome
4-41Jasmine MurrayFearless
5-51KutlessKing of My Heart
6222Tauren WellsHills and Valleys
7332Reba McEntireBack to God
8552Jonny DiazJoy
9442Colton DixonAll That Matters
10662Kari JobeHeal Our Land
PINOY PICKS
1-1@11QuestWalang Hanggan
211@12Hey Joe ShowMy Morena Girl
321@13Parokya ni EdgarFriendzone Mo Mukha Mo
432@15Rico BlancoSorry Naman
5433UDDSigurado

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Ponder

So which "ponder" are you: English or Bisaya?

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Free Tea


Gentlemen, do this to your wife, girlfriend,
crush, even your mother or sister.
To someone you love, someone you like.
Hopefully, you could make them smile.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

When You're in a Tough Situation


When you are in a tough situation,
don't just get out of it, get something out of it.
Don't just live through it, learn from it.
(Steven Furtick, Good Morning Midnight)

Monday, January 9, 2017

OPC Praise 40 of 2016

American CCM artist Chris Tomlin takes the #1 spot on this blog's Praise 40 of 2016. After five weeks atop our weekly Praise Parade, the most by any artist this year, he was able to best other fave tracks such as "One Step Away" by the Casting Crowns and "Only You" by Hawk Nelson. What's really striking for me about this song is how it brings to attention how hurt God the Father must have felt when His Son was on the cross, he had to look away. As another year is under way, may we be reminded that of the sacrifice of the "God of Calvary." By His wounds, we are set free; By His blood, we have been redeemed! Praise Him!



OPC Praise 40 of 2016
  1. Chris Tomlin, "God of Calvary"
    FIVE WEEKS AT #1 • LYRIC VIDEO
  2. Casting Crowns, "One Step Away"
    FOUR WEEKS AT #1 • LIVE VIDEO
  3. Hawk Nelson, "Only You"
    ONE WEEK AT #1 • PSEUDO VIDEO
  4. Jordan Feliz, "Never Too Far Gone"
    FOUR WEEKS AT #1 • MUSIC VIDEO
  5. Big Daddy Weave, "The Lion and the Lamb" LYRIC VIDEO
  6. MercyMe, "Dear Younger Me"
    THREE WEEKS AT #1 • LYRIC VIDEO
  7. Kerrie Roberts, "Upside Down"
    ONE WEEK AT #1 • AHG VIDEO
  8. David Dunn, "I Wanna Go Back" MUSIC VIDEO
  9. 7eventh Time Down, "Lean On" MUSIC VIDEO
  10. Britt Nicole, "Through Your Eyes"
    TWO WEEKS AT #1 • ACOUSTIC VIDEO
  11. Stars Go Dim, "Walking Like Giants"
    ONE WEEK AT #1 • LYRIC VIDEO
  12. Audio Adrenaline, "World Changers" PSEUDO VIDEO
  13. Group 1 Crew feat. My Kid Brother, "Power" MUSIC VIDEO
  14. Ryan Stevenson feat. GabeReal, "Eye of the Storm"
    ONE WEEK AT #1 • ACOUSTIC VIDEO
  15. Kutless, "Bring It On"
    ONE WEEK AT #1 • MUSIC VIDEO
  16. Skillet, "Stars" MUSIC VIDEO
  17. Bethel Music & Leeland Mooring, "Lion and the Lamb"
    FOUR WEEKS AT #1 • LIVE VIDEO
  18. TobyMac, "Move (Keep Walkin')"
    TWO WEEKS AT #1 • LIVE VIDEO
  19. Zach Williams, "Chain Breaker" MUSIC VIDEO
  20. Chris Tomlin feat. Danny Gokey, "Impossible Things"
    THREE WEEKS AT #1 • LYRIC VIDEO
  21. Every Nation Music feat. Bryson Breakey, "Author of My Life" MUSIC VIDEO
  22. Sidewalk Prophets, "Impossible"
    ONE WEEK AT #1 • MUSIC VIDEO
  23. Matthew West, "Unto Us" ACOUSTIC VIDEO
  24. Newsboys, "You Hold It All (Every Mountain)" LYRIC VIDEO
  25. Citizen Way, "On My Side"
    TWO WEEKS AT #1 • AUDIO
  26. Matthew West, "Untold" MUSIC VIDEO
  27. Building 429, "Be with Us Now (Emmanuel)"
    ONE WEEK AT #1 • LYRIC VIDEO
  28. Jason Gray, "Celebrate"
    ONE WEEK AT #1 • LYRIC VIDEO
  29. The Afters, "Battles" LYRIC VIDEO
  30. Jordan Smith, "Stand in the Light" MUSIC VIDEO
  31. Meredith Andrews, "Soar" LIVE VIDEO
  32. Rend Collective, "Joy of the Lord" LIVE VIDEO
  33. Hillary Scott & The Scott Family, "Thy Will" MUSIC VIDEO
  34. Tauren Wells, "Love Is Action" MUSIC VIDEO
  35. Hawk Nelson, "Live Like You're Loved" LYRIC VIDEO
  36. Francesca Batistelli, "Giants Fall" LIVE VIDEO
  37. 7eventh Time Down, "God Is on the Move" MUSIC VIDEO
  38. Matthew West, "Mended" LYRIC VIDEO
  39. Phil Wickham, "Your Love Awakens Me" MUSIC VIDEO
  40. Planetshakers, "Stronger Than a Thousand Seas" SPOTIFY
Notes:
  • Four artists have multiple entries this year: 7eventh Time Down, Chris Tomlin and Hawk Nelson each have two, but Matthew West has three.
  • Eighteen artists return from last year, including Danny Gokey who is featured in Chris Tomlin's "Impossible Things."
  • Five artists have been present in every edition of the year-end charts since 2013: Big Daddy Weave, Building 429, Matthew West, MercyMe and Newsboys.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

OPC Pop 40 of 2016

A newcomer has topped the sixth year of this blog's year-end charts, and she's no other than Kelsea Ballerini, a 23 year-old American country pop singer-songwriter of Italian descent. Tagged as Taylor Swift's pop-country heir apparent, she won New Female Vocalist of the Year in the 2016 American Country Music Awards. She claims the #1 spot on the annual tally, after reigning for six weeks in the weeklies. Check out "Dibs," and the rest of the entries that made it to the OPC Pop 40 of 2016.



OPC Pop 40 of 2016

  1. Kelsea Ballerini, "Dibs"
    SIX WEEKS AT #1 • MUSIC VIDEO
  2. Keith Urban feat. Carrie Underwood, "The Fighter"
    SIX WEEKS AT #1 • AUDIO
  3. Justin Timberlake, "Can't Stop the Feeling"
    ONE WEEK AT #1 • MUSIC VIDEO
  4. Kenny Chesney feat. Pink, "Setting the World on Fire"
    THREE WEEKS AT #1 • AUDIO
  5. Kira Isabella, "I'm So Over Getting Over You"
    ONE WEEK AT #1 • MUSIC VIDEO
  6. The Corrs, "I Do What I Like"
    TWO WEEKS AT #1 • MUSIC VIDEO
  7. Cash Cash & Digital Farm Animals feat. Nelly, "Millionaire"
    ONE WEEK AT #1 • MUSIC VIDEO
  8. Florida Georgia Line, "H.O.L.Y."
    TWO WEEKS AT #1 • MUSIC VIDEO
  9. Switchfoot, "Live It Well"
    ONE WEEK AT #1 • MUSIC VIDEO
  10. Simple Plan feat. R. City, "Singing in the Rain" MUSIC VIDEO
  11. Skillet, "Feel Invincible"
    ONE WEEK AT #1 • MUSIC VIDEO
  12. X Ambassadors, "Unsteady"
    ONE WEEK AT #1 • MUSIC VIDEO
  13. Thousand Foot Krutch, "Running with Giants" MUSIC VIDEO
  14. Christina Grimmie, "Without Him"
    ONE WEEK AT #1 • MUSIC VIDEO
  15. Goo Goo Dolls, "So Alive" MUSIC VIDEO
  16. Rob Thomas, "Hold on Forever"
    LAST YEAR'S #5 • MUSIC VIDEO
  17. Jonas Blue feat. Raye, "By Your Side"
    THREE WEEKS AT #1 • MUSIC VIDEO
  18. Jamie Grace, "Party Like a Princess" LYRIC VIDEO
  19. Nathan Sykes feat. Ariana Grande, "Over and Over Again"
    TWO WEEKS AT #1, LAST YEAR'S #25 • AUDIO
  20. Shakira, "Try Everything" MUSIC VIDEO
  21. Daya, "Sit Still, Look Pretty"
    TWO WEEKS AT #1 • MUSIC VIDEO
  22. Tryon, "Somebody to Love Me" LYRIC VIDEO
  23. Olly Murs, "Grow Up"
    TWO WEEKS AT #1 • MUSIC VIDEO
  24. Babyface, "Exceptional"
    THREE WEEKS AT #1, LAST YEAR'S #12 • AUDIO
  25. We the Kings, "The Story of Tonight" MUSIC VIDEO
  26. Nichole Nordeman, "Slow Down" LYRIC VIDEO
  27. Clean Bandit feat. Sean Paul & Anne-Marie, "Rockabye" MUSIC VIDEO
  28. David Archuleta, "Numb" MUSIC VIDEO
  29. Sia feat. Kendrick Lamar, "The Greatest" MUSIC VIDEO
  30. Taylor Swift, "Out of the Woods" MUSIC VIDEO
  31. Ben Haenow feat. Kelly Clarkson, "Second Hand Heart" MUSIC VIDEO
  32. Maroon 5 feat. Kendrick Lamar, "Don't Wanna Know"
    TWO WEEKS AT #1 • MUSIC VIDEO
  33. Lukas Graham, "Mama Said" MUSIC VIDEO
  34. Bastille, "Good Grief" MUSIC VIDEO
  35. Michael Bublé, "Nobody But Me" MUSIC VIDEO
  36. Robbie Williams, "Love My Life" MUSIC VIDEO
  37. Matoma feat. Yeng Constantino, "Wonderful Life (Mi Oh My)" MUSIC VIDEO
  38. Phoebe Ryan feat. Kid Ink, "Dollar Bill" MUSIC VIDEO
  39. Kelly Clarkson, "Piece by Piece" MUSIC VIDEO
  40. Cassadee Pope, "Summer" MUSIC VIDEO
Notes:
  • Simple Plan makes it two straight years in the Top 10 with "Singing in the Rain" at #10. "Boom" was last year's runner-up.
  • No two songs are from the same main artist this year, although Kelly Clarkson and Kendrick Lamar have multiple entries, counting their featuring credits.
  • Twelve artists return from last year's chart, with three songs staying to make it to two year-end charts, headed by Rob Thomas who tried to "Hold on Forever" at #16.
  • It's the third straight year with an entry for Maroon 5 and Carrie Underwood, but Taylor Swift has the current longest streak as she's been on the OPC year-end chart for four straight years.
  • There were 29 number one hits in 2016, but only 18 made it to the final Top 40. Here are the entries that topped our weeklies but failed to make it to the year-end chart: (45) Meghan Trainor, "Me Too"; (46) Lady Gaga, "Million Reasons"; (48) Ben Rector, "Brand New"; (51) One Direction, "History"; (52) Lukas Graham, "You're Not There"; (53) Sofia Carson feat. J Balvin, "Love Is the Name"; (58) Before You Exit, "Clouds"; (59) Against the Current, "Wasteland"; (64) Kelsea Ballerini, "Peter Pan"; (72) Against the Current, "Young and Relentless"; (94) Skillet, "I Want to Live."