FILIPINO boy band 1:43 delivers the biggest Original Pilipino Music (OPM) hit today with the ballad “Sa Isang Sulyap Mo” according to the Philippine Music Charts (PMC), a respected online tally of radio and music channel charts nationwide.
“Sa Isang Sulyap Mo” interpreted by 1:43 composed of Anjo Resurreccion, Goldmon Aquino, Kim Nicolas and Yuki Sakamoto, dominated the OPM Top 20 Chart of the PMC for two consecutive weeks from June 7 to 13 and July 14 to 20 after reaching the No. 1 spot in almost all OPM-friendly radio charts from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. It is now considered as the “love song ng bayan.”
“Until now, we are in disbelief that our song topped the OPM Top 20 of Philippine Music Charts. The clamor for our song on television, radio, and most especially in social media is just overwhelming,” says Anjo.
Composed by singer-songwriter Myrus, “Sa Isang Sulyap Mo” was initially released as part of the Mang Inasal Mang Aawit Music Advocacy Program. It was eventually picked up by various Metro Manila radio stations and eventually became the official sound track of the reality TV show Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition 4. The regular television exposure helped popularize the song, resulting to massive radio airplays and sharing of its music videos in Youtube, Facebook, and Twitter.
So far, the official music video and user-generated videos of “Sa Isang Sulyap Mo” have garnered over 15 million views in Youtube and likewise ruled the Top 20 Favorite Videos of videokeman.com for over a month. Likewise, the ballad was likewise hailed as one of the most downloaded songs today by www.mymusicstore.com.ph and was included in the weekly Pinoy MYX Countdown.
As testament to its popularity, 1:43′s first hit song became background music for various televisions shows including Gandang Gabi Vice, KrisTV, and The Buzz of ABSCBN and Party Pilipinas, Together Forever, and Walang Tulugan in GMA 7.
Aside from delivering the most memorable song of the first half of the year, the boys of 1:43 are happy to have received two nominations from the prestigious Awit Awards for the “Best New Group” and “Best Christmas Song” categories. Too, its member Anjo was named as one of the finalists in the MYX VJ Search.
“Indeed, 2012 has been a great year for 1:43! We hope that music lovers continue to support our brand of OPM,” relates Gold.