Boyfriends (Filipino band)

Boyfriends is a musical group from the Philippines. Their heyday was in the 1970s as one of the most prominent bands of the Manila sound,[1][2] with pop and disco harmonies reminiscent of the Bee Gees.[3] Several of their recordings are among the most popular Tagalog and English songs of the Philippines from the late 1970s and early 1980s, and have since been covered by a number of the Philippines' most popular singers, among others.[4]

Boyfriends
OriginQuezon City, Philippines
GenresManila sound, disco
Years active1970–present
LabelsPolyEast Records
MembersGary Ariola
Bob Guzman
Artie Ilacad
Lloyd Sale
Past membersJoey Abando

DiscographyEdit

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  • Dahil Mahal Kita (Canary Records, 1978) (FORMATS: LP record, cassette tape) (TRACK LIST: Side A: 1) Dahil Mahal Kita; 2) Nais Kong Malaman Mo; 3) Sa Tuwing Ako Ay Nag-iisa; 4) Pag-ibig o Paghanga; 5) Hanggang Wakas. Side B: 1) Di Na Mababago; 2) Bistado Na Kita; 3) Mula Ng Makilala Kita; 4) Ibigin Mo Ako; 5) Puso Ko'y Umiibg Sa 'Yo)
  • With Love (Canary Records, 1978) (FORMATS: LP record, cassette tape) (TRACK LIST: Side A: 1) Sumayaw Sumunod; 2) Pagtibok Ng Puso; 3) Alaala; 4) Araw-araw; Side B: 1) Pag-ibig Ko; 2) Sha, Na, Na, Tayo'y Magsaya; 3) Mamahalin Kita; 4) Kay Ganda Palang Umibig; 5) Kapag Kasayaw Kita)
  • 3 (Canary Records, 1980) (FORMATS: LP record, cassette tape) (TRACK LIST: Side A: 1) Bakit Labis Kitang Mahal; 2) Umaapoy; 3) Huwag Ka Naman Ganyan; 4) Seksing-Seksi. Side B: 1) Dance With Me; 2) Salawahan; 3) Palikero; 4) Ikaw Ang Buhay Ko)
  • Best of the Boyfriends (Canary Records, 1980) (FORMATS: LP record, cassette tape) (TRACK LIST: Side A: 1) Salawahan; 2) Bumalik Ka Lamang; 3) Araw Araw; 4) Bistado Na Kita; 5) Sumayaw, Sumunod; 6) Dahil Mahal Kita. Side B: 1) Bakit Labis Kitang Mahal; 2) Pag-isahin Natin; 3) Dance With Me; 4) Nais Kong Malaman Mo; 5) Pagtibok Ng Puso)
  • Forever (Canary Records, 1981) (FORMATS: LP record, cassette tape) (TRACK LIST: Side A: 1) Kailan; 2) Kung Liligaya Ka; 3) Boyfriends Medley; 4) Kahit Iniwan Mo; 5) Huwag Mong Pilitin. Side B: 1) Kung Maaari Sana; 2) Ikaw Pala'y Nagtataksil; 3) Oras-Oras; 4) Bakit Umibig Sa Iba; 5) Paano Ko Sasabihin)
  • First Love (Canary Records) (FORMATS: LP record, cassette tape) (TRACK LIST: Side A: 1) First Love Never Dies; 2) Love Me; 3) Don't Stop The Music; 4) Never Let Her Go; 5) Maybe You Should Now. Side B: 1) I Think I'm Fallin' In Love; 2) Everyone Needs Someone To Love; 3) Got To Believe In Magic; 4) Feel My Love; 5) Lady Disco)
  • Greatest Hits (Canary Records) (FORMATS: LP record, cassette tape) (TRACK LIST: Side A: 1) Dahil Mahal Kita; 2) Nais Kong Malaman Ko; 3) Sumayaw Sumunod; 4) Bakit Labis Kitang Mahal; 5) Salawahan; 6) Sa Tuwing Ako ay Nag-iisa; 7) First Love. Side B: 1) Mamahalin Kita; 2) Dance With Me; 3) Pagtibok Ng Puso; 4) Bistado Na Kita; 5) Araw Araw; 6) I Think I'm Falling In love; 7) Oras-Oras)
  • Unplugged Reunion Album (OctoArts/EMI Music, 1995) (FORMATS: LP record, cassette tape, CD) (TRACK LIST: 1) Isang Ngiti Mo Lang; 2) Bakit Labis Kitang Mahal; 3) Salawahan; 4) Oras-oras; 5) Nais Kong Malaman Mo; 6) Ibigin Mo Ako; 7 )Damdamin Ko Sa'yo; 8) Dahil Mahal Kita; 9) First Love; 10) Sa Tuwing Ako ay Nag-iisa; 11) Bistado na Kita; 12) Pagtibok ng Puso)

Compilation albumsEdit

Notable songsEdit

  • "Bakit Labis Kitang Mahal"
Covered by Lea Salonga on her album Lea,[9] as well as by Dingdong Avanzado and Martin Nievera.
  • "Dahil Mahal Kita"
Listed by Ogie Alcasid as one of the ten "most memorable songs of his life".[10] He recorded it as the theme song for the Vilma Santos movie Dolzura Cortez Story.[10] It was also used as the theme song for the TV series Guns and Roses, in a recording by Jovit Baldivino.[11] A notable cover version sung in the drama Be My Lady on ABS-CBN performed by the fictional Crisostomo family portrayed by Erich Gonzales, Al Tantay, Janice de Belen, Yves Flores, RK Bagatsing and Nonoy Frolian.
  • "Nais Kong Malaman Mo"
Covers by Manilyn Reynes, Keempee de Leon, and, most recently, Ken Chan.
  • "Sumayaw, Sumunod"
Anthologized in Bongga (The Biggest OPM Retro Hits).[12] Covered by Ogie Alcasid.,[13] and also covered by Sexbomb Girls.
  • "Salawahan" Composed by Victorio "James" Guiwan
Covered by Ogie Alcasid feat. Urban Flow, from Alcasid's 10th Anniversary album (1998).
  • "Sa Tuwing Ako'y Nag-iisa"
  • "First Love Never Dies"
Covered by Filipino Jukebox Rock Band White Lies
  • "Mamahalin Kita"
  • "Dance With Me"
  • "Pagtibok Ng Puso"
  • "Bistado Na Kita"
  • "Araw-Araw"
  • "I Think I'm In Love"
  • "Kay Ganda Palang Umibig"
  • "Oras-Oras"
  • "Bumalik Ka Lamang" Composed by Victorio "James" Guiwan
  • "Paano Ko Sasabihin"
  • "Umaapoy"

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Dalton, David (2007). The Rough Guide to the Philippines. Penguin. p. 544. ISBN 9781405380447.
  2. ^ Alama, Rudolph Ian (2010-11-14). "Manila Sound". Sun Star. Archived from the original on 2011-08-22. Retrieved 17 October 2011.
  3. ^ "Bossa Nova". Bulalo Soup for the Pinoy Soul. 2007-05-25. Retrieved 17 October 2011.
  4. ^ Villanueva, Pamela (2008-05-24). "Bakit Labis Kitang Mahal - The Boyfriends Cover". YouTube. Retrieved 17 October 2011.
  5. ^ "My OPM LP Collection - Boyfriends, Part 1". My OPM LP Collection. Retrieved 23 September 2017.
  6. ^ "My OPM LP Collection - Boyfriends, Part 2". My OPM LP Collection. Retrieved 23 September 2017.
  7. ^ "The Boyfriends (3) - Best Of The Boyfriends". Discogs.
  8. ^ "The Ultimate Opm Collection - The Boyfriends". Allmusic. Retrieved 17 October 2011.
  9. ^ Panaligan, Jojo P. (6 July 2009). "Lea Salonga returns compliment to Nicole Scherzinger". Manila Bulletin. Archived from the original on 16 November 2012. Retrieved 25 November 2011.
  10. ^ a b Lo, Ricardo F. (2002-10-02). "The songs of Ogie's life". Philippine Star. Retrieved 17 October 2011.
  11. ^ "Guns And Roses Theme Song "Dahil Mahal Kita" Lyrics Video". MattsCradle. pp. 2011–05–17. Archived from the original on 2011-10-25. Retrieved 17 October 2011.
  12. ^ "Bongga (The Biggest OPM Retro Hits)". Titik Pilipino. Archived from the original on 21 March 2011. Retrieved 17 October 2011.
  13. ^ "All the Classics - Ogie". Allmusic. Retrieved 17 October 2011.

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