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

2
2,904 544
Parokya ni Edgar is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Original Pilipino Music Bands/Artists of All Time
Parokya ni Edgar Experimental classical music, Music of the Philippines, Comedy rock

3
2,110 444
Rivermaya is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Original Pilipino Music Bands/Artists of All Time
Rivermaya Indie pop, Pop music, Grunge

4
2,286 558
Silent Sanctuary is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Original Pilipino Music Bands/Artists of All Time
Silent Sanctuary Indie pop, Ballad, Cello rock

5
1,529 376
Kamikazee is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Original Pilipino Music Bands/Artists of All Time
Kamikazee Pop punk, Heavy metal, Pop rock

6
1,375 349
Up Dharma Down is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Original Pilipino Music Bands/Artists of All Time
McTanBarbasa added Up Dharma Down Experimental rock, Jazz fusion, Pop rock

7
1,279 386
Apo Hiking Society is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Original Pilipino Music Bands/Artists of All Time
Apo Hiking Society Pop music, Manila Sound, Music of the Philippines

8
1,638 574
Yeng Constantino is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Original Pilipino Music Bands/Artists of All Time
Yeng Constantino Ballad, Pop music, Rock music

9
938 287
Moonstar88 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Original Pilipino Music Bands/Artists of All Time
Moonstar88 Rock music, Alternative rock, Music of the Philippines

10
1,173 397
M.Y.M.P. is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Original Pilipino Music Bands/Artists of All Time
M.Y.M.P. Acoustic music, Soul music, Music of the Philippines

11
810 249
Itchyworms is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Original Pilipino Music Bands/Artists of All Time
Itchyworms Rock music, Pop rock, Alternative rock

12
843 265
Sponge Cola is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Original Pilipino Music Bands/Artists of All Time
Sponge Cola Pop rock, Alternative rock, Music of the Philippines

13
439 97
Bamboo is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Original Pilipino Music Bands/Artists of All Time
grxxxx added Bamboo Rock music, Jazz fusion, Alternative rock

14
841 298
Callalily is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Original Pilipino Music Bands/Artists of All Time
Callalily Emo, Pop rock, Alternative rock

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15
827 294
6cyclemind is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Original Pilipino Music Bands/Artists of All Time
6cyclemind Pop music, Reggae, Pop rock

16
584 189
Siakol is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Original Pilipino Music Bands/Artists of All Time
AgentCiro added Siakol

17
534 181
Sugarfree is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Original Pilipino Music Bands/Artists of All Time
Sugarfree Indie pop, Pop music, Pop rock

18
755 321
Aegis is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Original Pilipino Music Bands/Artists of All Time
Aegis Pop rock, Alternative rock, Music of the Philippines

19
518 198
True Faith is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Original Pilipino Music Bands/Artists of All Time
True Faith Pop rock, Experimental music, Alternative rock

20
488 186
Hale is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Original Pilipino Music Bands/Artists of All Time
Hale Acoustic music, Dream pop, Pop rock

21
450 166
The Dawn is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Original Pilipino Music Bands/Artists of All Time
The Dawn New Wave, Rock music, Alternative rock

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829 399
Sarah Geronimo is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Original Pilipino Music Bands/Artists of All Time
Sarah Geronimo Hip hop music, Adult contemporary music, Ballad

23
513 212
Kitchie Nadal is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Original Pilipino Music Bands/Artists of All Time
Kitchie Nadal Acoustic music, Pop rock, Alternative rock

24
527 221
Imago is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Original Pilipino Music Bands/Artists of All Time
Imago Music of the Philippines

25
404 158
Urbandub is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Original Pilipino Music Bands/Artists of All Time
Urbandub Experimental rock, Rhythm and blues, Alternative rock

26
529 238
Rocksteddy is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Original Pilipino Music Bands/Artists of All Time
Rocksteddy Pop rock, Alternative rock, Music of the Philippines

27
490 223
Freestyle is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Original Pilipino Music Bands/Artists of All Time
Freestyle Contemporary R&B, Rhythm and blues, Jazz

28
355 138
Introvoys is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Original Pilipino Music Bands/Artists of All Time
pmoronce added Introvoys New Wave, Pop music, Rock music

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29
375 151
Neocolours is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Original Pilipino Music Bands/Artists of All Time
Neocolours Music of the Philippines

30
520 245
Lea Salonga is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Original Pilipino Music Bands/Artists of All Time
Lea Salonga Pop music, Musical theatre, Classical music

31
273 92
Teeth is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Original Pilipino Music Bands/Artists of All Time
easelmanes added Teeth Pop music, Grunge, Alternative rock

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347 143
Orange and Lemons is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Original Pilipino Music Bands/Artists of All Time
Orange and Lemons Indie pop, Pop music, Pop rock

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461 221
Gary Valenciano is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Original Pilipino Music Bands/Artists of All Time
DougSchwartz added Gary Valenciano Pop music, Dance music, Manila Sound - Excellent Pop/Lite Rock, Ballad Singer. 

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348 165
Mayonnaise is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Original Pilipino Music Bands/Artists of All Time
Mayonnaise Pop punk, Pop rock, Alternative rock

35
365 182
Franco is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Original Pilipino Music Bands/Artists of All Time
Franco Rock music, Post-grunge, Alternative rock

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365 193
Regine Velasquez is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Original Pilipino Music Bands/Artists of All Time
Regine Velasquez Adult contemporary music, Ballad, Pop music

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356 190
Juris Fernandez is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Original Pilipino Music Bands/Artists of All Time
Juris Fernandez Ballad, Pop music, Acoustic music

38
363 196
Cueshé is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Original Pilipino Music Bands/Artists of All Time
Cueshé Pop music, Emo, Pop rock

39
281 137
Brownman Revival is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Original Pilipino Music Bands/Artists of All Time
Brownman Revival Ska, Rock music, Reggae

40
329 185
Shamrock is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Original Pilipino Music Bands/Artists of All Time
Shamrock Music of the Philippines

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133 32
Wolfgang is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Original Pilipino Music Bands/Artists of All Time
John Ray SF Aventino added Wolfgang Grunge, Heavy metal, Hard rock

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206 98
After Image is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Original Pilipino Music Bands/Artists of All Time
After Image Pop music, Rock music, Alternative rock

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287 167
Ogie Alcasid is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Original Pilipino Music Bands/Artists of All Time
Ogie Alcasid Pop music, Novelty song, Music of the Philippines

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216 110
Sampaguita is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Original Pilipino Music Bands/Artists of All Time

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150 58
Asin is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Original Pilipino Music Bands/Artists of All Time
RodPatrick added Asin Rock music, Folk rock, Manila Sound

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119 35
South Border is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Original Pilipino Music Bands/Artists of All Time
Jhonny Co added South Border Pop music, Neo soul, Contemporary R&B

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244 143
Andrew E. is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Original Pilipino Music Bands/Artists of All Time
Andrew E. Hip hop music, Rap music, Pop rap

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118 36
Juan De la Cruz Band is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Original Pilipino Music Bands/Artists of All Time
RodPatrick added Juan De la Cruz Band Blues-rock, Rock music, Manila Sound

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113 38
Alamid is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Original Pilipino Music Bands/Artists of All Time
Jhonny Co added Alamid

50
245 160
Michael V is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Original Pilipino Music Bands/Artists of All Time
Michael V Hip hop music, Pop music, Rap music