"Pusong Bato" (lit. Stone Heart) is a single originally released by Filipino singer Aimee Torres, in 2003.[1] After becoming a viral hit,[2] the record was re-released by Star Records in 2013 on the album The Original Pusong Bato, as well as on the official soundtrack to the Filipino television series Juan dela Cruz.

"Pusong Bato"
Pusong Bato Official cover.jpg
Single by Aimee Torres
from the album The Original Pusong Bato
ReleasedNovember 5, 2013 (2013-11-05)
FormatCD single, digital download
RecordedJuly 15, 2003 (2003-07-15)
GenreOPM
Length3:31
LabelStar Records
Songwriter(s)Renee dela Rosa
"Pusong Bato"
Single by Alon
from the album Pusong Bato
Released2012
FormatCD single, digital download
Recorded2012
GenreOPM
Length3:26
LabelAlpha Music Philippines
Songwriter(s)Renee dela Rosa
"Pusong Bato"
Single by Jovit Baldivino
from the album Juan dela Cruz Official Soundtrack
ReleasedFebruary 4, 2013 (2013-02-04)
FormatCD single, digital download
GenreOPM
Length3:31
LabelStar Records
Songwriter(s)Renee dela Rosa
Producer(s)Star Records
Jovit Baldivino singles chronology
"Ika’y Mahal Pa Rin"
(2012)
"Pusong Bato"
(2013)
"Sana'y Magbalik"
(2013)

PopularityEdit

The single resurfaced when Angelito Paudan uploaded Lexter Jimenez's version of the single on YouTube (it was recorded while Lexter was singing on a Videoke), and it became viral. The video showed Nigerian Maritime students at the University of Cebu singing the song.[2] According to their professors, the students were taught the song so that they could build a rapport with the locals.[2] Not long after, several versions of the single in different local dialects, such as Cebuano, Ilocano, and Kapampangan, were circulating on YouTube. The Kulaog Band, along with their two music video parodies, the Beki (gay) and Reggae versions, was also featured in a magazine show, Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho.

In other mediaEdit

After it became known, the song's composer, Renee de la Rosa, along with his band, Alon, released their own version of the song in 2012. It was included in the band's album Pusong Bato.

Several artists have also performed the song, including international Filipino singer Charice during her guest appearance on Kris TV,[3][4] actor Jericho Rosales on It's Showtime,[5] and Jed Madela.[6]

In 2013, Pilipinas Got Talent's Season 1 winner Jovit Baldivino re-released the track. It was then used as the theme song for ABS-CBN's series, Juan dela Cruz.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Basil, Timmy (28 September 2012). "Basil: Aimee Torres, original singer sa Pusong Bato". SunStar. Retrieved 26 February 2013.
  2. ^ a b c "Clip of Nigerians singing "Pusong Bato" goes viral". ANC. ABS-CBN. Retrieved 26 February 2013.
  3. ^ Sison, Zhyra. "Netizens expresses an appreciation of Charice's version of "Pusong Bato"". Pinoy Republic. Retrieved 26 February 2013.
  4. ^ "Charice sings Pusong bato". ABS-CBN. Retrieved 26 February 2013.
  5. ^ "Jericho, XB Gensan jan Pusong Bato". ABS-CBN. Retrieved 26 February 2013.
  6. ^ "Jed Madela sings version of Pusong Bato". ABS-CBN. Retrieved 26 February 2013.
  7. ^ Vivar, Vinia (7 February 2013). "Jovit walang naging problema sa Pusong Bato". Pilipino Star Ngayon. Retrieved 26 February 2013.

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