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

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Do you love original Pilipino music, otherwise known as OPM? If so, you're at the right place. This is the best OPM, or original Pilipino music artists list, including artists such as the Eraserheads and Aegis as well as Sarah Geronimo and Yeng Constantino. OPM may also be read as original Pinoy music or original Philippine music, but they all refer to the same thing, and that is Filipino pop songs and ballads.

These are the best original Pilipino music artists of all time, ranked best to worst by fans. Originating in Manila, OPM 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.. This list of original Pilipino music bands includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution since that time and is an up-to-date list.

Many of the songs are in English--but great tagalog music can also be categorized as OPM. This list of OPM bands includes additional details about the artists, including other genres they play and a brief overview of them if available. These are truly the greatest original Pilipino music bands of all time, since true fans have voted for them.

So 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! After all, this is supposed to be a complete list of the best original Pilipino music artists and bands.

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5,119 987
The Eraserheads is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Original Pilipino Music Bands/Artists of All Time
EdwardJohnCampanero added Synthpop, Pop music, Rock music

2
3,309 600
Parokya ni Edgar is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Original Pilipino Music Bands/Artists of All Time
Experimental classical music, Music of the Philippines, Comedy rock

3
2,428 499
Rivermaya is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Original Pilipino Music Bands/Artists of All Time
Indie pop, Pop music, Grunge

4
2,557 631
Silent Sanctuary is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Original Pilipino Music Bands/Artists of All Time
Indie pop, Ballad, Cello rock

5
1,733 414
Kamikazee is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Original Pilipino Music Bands/Artists of All Time
Pop punk, Heavy metal, Pop rock

6
1,505 409
Up Dharma Down is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Original Pilipino Music Bands/Artists of All Time
McTanBarbasa added Experimental rock, Jazz fusion, Pop rock

7
1,446 440
Apo Hiking Society is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Original Pilipino Music Bands/Artists of All Time
Pop music, Manila Sound, Music of the Philippines

8
1,061 321
Moonstar88 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Original Pilipino Music Bands/Artists of All Time
Rock music, Alternative rock, Music of the Philippines

9
927 279
Itchyworms is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Original Pilipino Music Bands/Artists of All Time
Rock music, Pop rock, Alternative rock

10
1,776 646
Yeng Constantino is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Original Pilipino Music Bands/Artists of All Time
Ballad, Pop music, Rock music

11
949 302
Sponge Cola is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Original Pilipino Music Bands/Artists of All Time
Pop rock, Alternative rock, Music of the Philippines

12
1,263 445
M.Y.M.P. is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Original Pilipino Music Bands/Artists of All Time
Acoustic music, Soul music, Music of the Philippines

13
540 128
Bamboo is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Original Pilipino Music Bands/Artists of All Time
grxxxx added Rock music, Jazz fusion, Alternative rock

14
940 331
Callalily is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Original Pilipino Music Bands/Artists of All Time
Emo, Pop rock, Alternative rock

15
683 214
Siakol is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Original Pilipino Music Bands/Artists of All Time
AgentCiro added

16
906 323
6cyclemind is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Original Pilipino Music Bands/Artists of All Time
Pop music, Reggae, Pop rock

17
599 198
Sugarfree is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Original Pilipino Music Bands/Artists of All Time
Indie pop, Pop music, Pop rock

18
559 207
Hale is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Original Pilipino Music Bands/Artists of All Time
Acoustic music, Dream pop, Pop rock

19
824 353
Aegis is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Original Pilipino Music Bands/Artists of All Time
Pop rock, Alternative rock, Music of the Philippines

20
568 224
True Faith is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Original Pilipino Music Bands/Artists of All Time
Pop rock, Experimental music, Alternative rock

21
502 189
The Dawn is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Original Pilipino Music Bands/Artists of All Time
New Wave, Rock music, Alternative rock

22
563 234
Kitchie Nadal is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Original Pilipino Music Bands/Artists of All Time
Acoustic music, Pop rock, Alternative rock

23
570 242
Imago is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Original Pilipino Music Bands/Artists of All Time
Music of the Philippines

24
887 436
Sarah Geronimo is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Original Pilipino Music Bands/Artists of All Time
Hip hop music, Adult contemporary music, Ballad

25
443 176
Urbandub is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Original Pilipino Music Bands/Artists of All Time
Experimental rock, Rhythm and blues, Alternative rock

26
397 157
Orange and Lemons is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Original Pilipino Music Bands/Artists of All Time
Indie pop, Pop music, Pop rock

27
531 244
Freestyle is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Original Pilipino Music Bands/Artists of All Time
Contemporary R&B, Rhythm and blues, Jazz

28
562 267
Rocksteddy is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Original Pilipino Music Bands/Artists of All Time
Pop rock, Alternative rock, Music of the Philippines

29
414 174
Neocolours is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Original Pilipino Music Bands/Artists of All Time
Music of the Philippines

30
388 161
Introvoys is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Original Pilipino Music Bands/Artists of All Time
pmoronce added New Wave, Pop music, Rock music

31
309 110
Teeth is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Original Pilipino Music Bands/Artists of All Time
easelmanes added Pop music, Grunge, Alternative rock

32
551 269
Lea Salonga is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Original Pilipino Music Bands/Artists of All Time
Pop music, Musical theatre, Classical music

33
498 246
Gary Valenciano is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Original Pilipino Music Bands/Artists of All Time
DougSchwartz added Pop music, Dance music, Manila Sound - Excellent Pop/Lite Rock, Ballad Singer. 

34
391 180
Mayonnaise is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Original Pilipino Music Bands/Artists of All Time
Pop punk, Pop rock, Alternative rock

35
392 203
Franco is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Original Pilipino Music Bands/Artists of All Time
Rock music, Post-grunge, Alternative rock

36
399 212
Regine Velasquez is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Original Pilipino Music Bands/Artists of All Time
Adult contemporary music, Ballad, Pop music

37
171 45
Wolfgang is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Original Pilipino Music Bands/Artists of All Time
John Ray SF Aventino added Grunge, Heavy metal, Hard rock

38
311 150
Brownman Revival is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Original Pilipino Music Bands/Artists of All Time
Ska, Rock music, Reggae

39
389 215
Cueshé is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Original Pilipino Music Bands/Artists of All Time
Pop music, Emo, Pop rock

40
377 207
Juris Fernandez is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Original Pilipino Music Bands/Artists of All Time
Ballad, Pop music, Acoustic music

41
189 66
Asin is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Original Pilipino Music Bands/Artists of All Time
RodPatrick added Rock music, Folk rock, Manila Sound

42
352 198
Shamrock is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Original Pilipino Music Bands/Artists of All Time
Music of the Philippines

43
229 113
After Image is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Original Pilipino Music Bands/Artists of All Time
Pop music, Rock music, Alternative rock

44
237 121
Sampaguita is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Original Pilipino Music Bands/Artists of All Time

45
145 47
South Border is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Original Pilipino Music Bands/Artists of All Time
Jhonny Co added Pop music, Neo soul, Contemporary R&B

46
145 49
Juan De la Cruz Band is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Original Pilipino Music Bands/Artists of All Time
RodPatrick added Blues-rock, Rock music, Manila Sound

47
306 183
Ogie Alcasid is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Original Pilipino Music Bands/Artists of All Time
Pop music, Novelty song, Music of the Philippines

48
129 38
Gloc-9 is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Original Pilipino Music Bands/Artists of All Time
Chester Alan Martin added Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop

49
269 156
Andrew E. is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Original Pilipino Music Bands/Artists of All Time
Hip hop music, Rap music, Pop rap

50
141 49
Alamid is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Original Pilipino Music Bands/Artists of All Time
Jhonny Co added