The Best Original Pilipino Music Bands/Artists of All Time Bands/Musicians

The Best Original Pilipino Music Bands/Artists of All Time

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The best OPM, or original Pilipino music artists list, including Eraserheads and Aegis as well as Sarah Geronimo and Yeng Constantino, ranked best to worst by votes. Original Pilipino music generally refers to pop songs and ballads that originate in Manila and spread through the rest of the country. This list of original Pilipino music bands includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Original Pilipino Music, now more commonly termed Original Pinoy Music or Original Pilipino Music or OPM for short, emerged in the 70s and grew more popular in the 80s and 90s when new filipino bands like Smokey Mountain and Donna Cruz came on the scene. Many of the songs are in English - but great tagalog music can also be categorized as OPM.

This list of OPM bands is shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. If available, you can also see information about where all original Pilipino music bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest original Pilipino music bands of all time, since the most famous artists are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans. If you are a fan and you see that your favorite band is missing from this original Pinoy music list, go ahead and add them!


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    added by EdwardJohnCampanero
    Synthpop, Pop music, Rock music

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  2. 2
    + 1512
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    Experimental classical music, Music of the Philippines, Comedy rock

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  3. 3
    + 1213
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    Indie pop, Ballad, Cello rock

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  4. 4
    + 1079
    - 174

    Indie pop, Pop music, Grunge

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  5. 5
    + 770
    - 146

    Pop punk, Heavy metal, Pop rock

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  6. 6
    + 963
    - 230

    Ballad, Pop music, Rock music

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  7. 7
    + 665
    - 129

    added by McTanBarbasa
    Experimental rock, Jazz fusion, Pop rock

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  8. 8
    + 673
    - 142

    Pop music, Manila Sound, Music of the Philippines

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  9. 9
    + 670
    - 144

    Acoustic music, Soul music, Music of the Philippines

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  10. 10
    + 479
    - 113

    Rock music, Alternative rock, Music of the Philippines

  11. 11
    + 405
    - 92

    Pop rock, Alternative rock, Music of the Philippines

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  12. 12
    + 444
    - 111

    Rock music, Pop rock, Alternative rock

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  13. 13
    + 510
    - 142

    Pop music, Reggae, Pop rock

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  14. 14
    + 495
    - 139

    Emo, Pop rock, Alternative rock

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  15. 15
    + 467
    - 143

    Pop rock, Alternative rock, Music of the Philippines

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  16. 16
    + 527
    - 207

    Hip hop music, Adult contemporary music, Ballad

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    + 238
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  18. 18
    + 285
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    Acoustic music, Pop rock, Alternative rock

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    + 362
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    Pop rock, Alternative rock, Music of the Philippines

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  20. 20
    + 332
    - 118

    Pop music, Musical theatre, Classical music

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    No image

    Contemporary R&B, Rhythm and blues, Jazz

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  22. 22
    + 262
    - 81

    Indie pop, Pop music, Pop rock

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  23. 23
    + 311
    - 112

    Music of the Philippines

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    + 259
    - 85

    Pop rock, Experimental music, Alternative rock

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    + 231
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    Experimental rock, Rhythm and blues, Alternative rock

  26. 26
    + 273
    - 103

    added by DougSchwartz
    Pop music, Dance music, Manila Sound Excellent Pop/Lite Rock, Ballad Singer. 

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  27. 27
    + 229
    - 75

    Acoustic music, Dream pop, Pop rock

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  28. 28
    + 242
    - 89

    Ballad, Pop music, Acoustic music

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    + 185
    - 62

    New Wave, Rock music, Alternative rock

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    + 222
    - 88

    Rock music, Post-grunge, Alternative rock

  31. 31
    + 211
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    Adult contemporary music, Ballad, Pop music

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    + 212
    - 84

    Pop punk, Pop rock, Alternative rock

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    + 214
    - 90

    Pop music, Emo, Pop rock

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    + 211
    - 90

    Music of the Philippines

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    + 189
    - 77

    Music of the Philippines

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    + 159
    - 57

    Ska, Rock music, Reggae

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    + 167
    - 63

    Indie pop, Pop music, Pop rock

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    + 151
    - 71

    Hip hop music, Pop music, Rap music

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    + 163
    - 81

    Pop music, Novelty song, Music of the Philippines

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    + 98
    - 29
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    Pop music, Grunge, Alternative rock

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    + 164
    - 85

    Rock music, Soft rock, Music of the Philippines

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    + 105
    - 37
  43. 43
    + 133
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    Hip hop music, Rap music, Pop rap

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    + 56
    - 7

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    Rock music, Jazz fusion, Alternative rock

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    + 119
    - 65

    Nu metal, Experimental rock, Heavy metal

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    + 131
    - 76

    Pop music, Rock music, Classical music

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  47. 47
    + 87
    - 37

    Pop music, Music of the Philippines

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    + 125
    - 74

    Ballad, Rhythm and blues, Pop rock

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    + 95
    - 51

    added by DougSchwartz
    Pop music Excellent, Pop/Lite Rock, Ballad Singer.

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    + 116
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    Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Dance music

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