Tired of Filipino singers covering foreign hits? You'll definitely get a kick - and a sense of pride - out of these OPM classics which were recorded by some of the biggest international artists!
Mexican superstar Thalia endeared herself further to Filipino fans when she recorded Ogie Alcasid's first hit at the height of MariMar fever. She also covered "Hey, It's Me" by Jamie Rivera and "Tell Me" by Joey Albert in her 1997 album which was released exclusively in the Philippines.
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"Nandito Ako" was also sung by David Archuleta for his 2012 teleserye with Jasmine Curtis! It was part of the American Idol runner-up's OPM covers album which included his version of "Rainbow" by South Border and this eternal Side A love song.
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The songs of our 2016 MYX Magna awardee definitely have universal appeal! The Korean version of Ogie Alcasid's "Pangako" - "For Your Love" sung by Jang Hye Jin - was part of the soundtrack of the 2002 K-drama Glass Slippers.
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This Jose Mari Chan classic was recorded by Hong Kong superstar Aaron Kwok in his debut album! The Mandopop and Cantopop singer was eventually hailed as one of the Four Heavenly Kings in the HK entertainment scene.
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Freddie Aguilar's anthem is the most recognized OPM song in the world! It has been translated into more than two dozen languages including German and Japanese. Most recently, it was featured in the 2015 Korean action movie Gangnam Blues starring Lee Min Ho.
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Were you aware that these OPM classics were recorded by international artists? Tell us in the comments!