Some Unexpected Performances from OPM Artists

I’m not quite updated with the latest music videos, but back then (i.e. before I reached the age of 21 *cough* *cough*), I watch MTV, Channel V, and MYX a lot. During those times, there were occasional shocks and awes that I get from some of the music videos that I see as out of character, based on how I know the artist. I can’t say I didn’t enjoy them XD. Here are some of the OPM music videos that surprised me in more ways than one.

Halaga – Parokya ni Edgar

Boy band formation set in a beach, that’s not the first thing that crosses my mind when I think of  Parokya ni Edgar. Released in 1999 under album Gulong Itlog Gulong, this song became famous not only because of the appealing lyrics but also because of the dance moves that were associated with it. There were more unorthodox performances that came after this, but the music video showed how far the band’s wise antics can bring them. Everything else was less unexpected.

Doobidoo – Kamikazee

From a band with equally crazy antics as Parokya ni Edgar, Kamikazee made their own rendition of Doobidoo, originally popularized by the APO Hiking Society. I remember during one of their live performances, Gim Paredes was shocked when he heard the scream after the first line of the song. That moment was priceless (lol). Just when I thought the cover was surprising, the music video was insane to say the least, but it’s the entertaining type of insanity. Yeah, Indian theme for the win! (lol)

Limang Dipang Tao – Barbie’s Cradle

I know Barbie’s Cradle with their feel good and soothing melodies like Torpe and Tabing Ilog. However, I was surprised to see this jumpy music video of their own version of Limang Dipang Tao, a song composed by Ryan Cayabyab. I never thought that Barbie Almalbis could pull off ballet and sharona dance moves. This is probably her cutest performance ever! (*_*) Sorry, I got carried away. Just see the video so you’ll know what I mean.

Well, I guess that’s my top three. Anything else I can think of has not much of an impact. Besides, I posted something about Barbie, so I’m happy already (hahaha spare my fanboy side XD). Anything I missed? Please post in the comments section. I would love to see more surprising music videos. (~^_^)~

My Work Music

There are times when you have to be “in the zone” , but your focus is just too rebellious to stay in one place. In such cases, a good music can help us create a barrier from the outside world, set our pace, and push ourselves back on  what we’re suppose to do. Here are some of my sample work music to keep me pumped in my tasks XD.

Sad Run – City Hunter OST

This song only lasts for one minute and 42 seconds, but that length is enough to give me the productivity rush I need. By the way, the Korean version of City Hunter also knows how to program, so it adds to the immersion. Okay LMH fangirls, no need to complain, I’m only immersing myself to the character and not the actor :P.

Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Main Theme

Skyrim fans will all agree that this main theme is one of the reasons that makes Skyrim a great game (among other things).  The song is geared towards  the epic theme complete with battle-cry accompaniment. This is just right to set the mood in battling the big tasks ahead.

I’ll Make a Man out of You – Mulan

This is the best music to listen to if you want to feel like a soldier preparing for a war. It’s suitable since most of our work is deadline-driven, so consider this as your motivational speech to take the challenge.

Guren no Yumiya – Attack on Titan

The first time I watched Attack on Titan, I repeated the opening song like three times before proceeding to the rest of the episode. The music is just too awesome to play it once. Okay, the song is in Japanese, so if you don’t want to listen to something you don’t understand, then you can pass on this. As for the others who are contented to hear great tunes or patient enough to look for the translation, savor yourself into this heart-pounding piece that will keep your blood running.

Shaider (Tagalog Version)

All Filipino children of 90’s should recognize the memorable tokusatsu series like Maskman and Shaider. What makes it more awesome that time were the tagalized versions of the opening songs. The lyrics’ translation for Shaider just describes how bad-ass he is in so many ways. Imagine comparing yourself as a thunder summoned from the heavens, durable tree under a typhoon,  and a great and noble police, how can you possibly beat that??? It can almost make you scream “I can do this!” to every obstacle that you face. Well, almost.

I have a lot more work songs that I can include, but might as well limit this post to five. Just remember, listening to music at work should help you focus more with the tasks at hand and not give you more distractions. Now, I’m curious on the songs that you guys listen to (~^_^)~