The Hallyu wave is real in the Philippines, and these 5 songs can be thanked for it. Filipino fans and non-fans alike are likely to recognize these songs because they all became viral sensations in the country.
Check them out below!
1. Gangnam Style — PSY
People all over the world would recognize PSY’s “Gangnam Style”, and Filipinos are no exception.
When the song became viral, Filipinos of all backgrounds and ages were seen dancing to its signature move and singing along to its chorus.
2. Fantastic Baby — BIGBANG
BIGBANG’s “Fantastic Baby” wasn’t only popular in Korea but also in the Philippines.
It continues to be a popular song choice during performances, like this cover performed by popular Filipino boy group SB19.
3. Nobody — Wonder Girls
Wonder Girls’ “Nobody” is arguably their most famous song to date, and Filipinos would agree.
During its height of popularity, “Nobody” could be heard being played all over the country—especially in malls. Many people today still consider it an iconic song, and it is occasionally featured on television.
4. Fire — 2NE1
2NE1 released “Fire” in 2009, and it quickly became one of the most popular K-Pop songs in the Philippines.
Many Filipinos began their foray into K-Pop because of this song.
5. Bboom Bboom — MOMOLAND
Finally, MOMOLAND’s “Bboom Bboom” was a certified hit in the country.
At its peak, the song could regularly be heard being blasted in public. Many Filipinos uploaded their own parodies and covers of the song.
It’s easy to see why these addictive songs became popular in the Philippines!