50 Best Filipino (OPM) Love Songs in English (2023)

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50 Best Filipino (OPM) Love Songs in English (1)

About 80% of Filipino songs in the English language are about love. According to surveys, the Philippines is one of the countries where love and companionship are prominent. Filipinos are the type of people who would always look for songs that relate to their lives. They are obsessed with a certain romantic feeling, which occupies the whole entertainment and media industries in the Philippines. Most of the movies, series, and songs made in the Philippines are about love. Usually, official soundtracks from movies and TV series are the ones that are most popular. Here are the 50 best Filipino love songs in English from the '80s to the present.

1. "Forevermore"

Artist: Side A

Genre: Pop Music

Released: 1995

Background: This song is one of the biggest hits of Side A, a Filipino pop band formed in 1985. Starting in the 1980s, Side A was a big part of Filipino music. They became more popular after this hit single. This Filipino love song sold more than 90,000 copies and was covered by the American Idol pop star, David Archuleta when he visited the Philippines. The love song is about how the singer was dreaming of someone and can't believe that he finally has her by his side. The song describes the surreal feeling of finally having the one you love the most.

2. "Set You Free"

Artist: MYMP

Genre: Folk Music

Released: 2008

Background: "Set You Free" is one of the most popular love songs of MYMP. MYMP, short for Make Your Momma Proud is one the most respected acoustic bands in the Philippines. From 1996 to the present, they have released more than ten albums and received more than ten awards. This hit Filipino love song is one of their breakout songs in the 21st century. It is a song about letting go of someone you love. It explains that loving is the act of giving someone the freedom to be happy and, if letting go is the necessary path to his/her happiness, let it be.

3. "Your Love"

Artist: Alamid

Genre: Pop Music

Released: 2005

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Background: "Your Love" is Alamid's biggest hit single and received the Song of the Year award at the NU107 Rock Awards in 1995. Afterwards, multiple artists covered the song and it became even more popular. The song describes how sensational the love of a person towards someone can be.

4. "I'll Never Go"

Artist: Erik Santos

Genre: Pop Music

Released: 2005


Background: This Filipino love song, by Erik Santos, was one of the greatest hits of 2005. "I'll Never Go" is about not leaving someone and making the promise to never go away. It shows a message of commitment.

5. "Let Me Be the One"

Artist: Jimmy Bondoc

Genre: Pop Music

Released: 2005

Background: Together with "The Man I Was With You" and "Akin Nalang Sana Siya", "Let Me Be the One" is one of Jimmy Bondoc's original hit love songs. The song is an unusual breakup song. In this song, the one deeply in love is the one ending the relationship, kindly, so that it won't end with someone winning and the other suffering more.

6. "Only Reminds Me of You"

Artist: MYMP

Genre: Pop Music

Released: 2006

Background: "Only Reminds Me of You" is one the most tragic Filipino love compositions of MYMP. The lyrics reminisce about two lovers. The singer laments that in everything she does, every single thing reminds her of her lost love.

7. "I've Fallen for You"

Artist: Toni Gonzaga

Genre: Pop Music

Released: 2007

Background: "I've Fallen for You" is the official soundtrack of the 2007 film "I've Fallen for You", starring Kim Chiu and Gerald Anderson. Jamie Rivera originally sang the song in 2005, but the song was popularized by Toni Gonzaga in 2007. It is a Filipino love song about a confession of love.

8. "Don't Know What to Say"

Artist: Ric Segreto

Genre: Pop Music

Released: 2013

Background: "Don't Know What to Say" is one of Ric Segreto's first songs in his album Segreto. It is one of the most famous English original Filipino love songs of all time. The song is about someone who is intensely in love with someone and doesn't know what to do, or what to say, whenever that person is nearby.

9. "Till I Met You"

Artist: Angeline Quinto

Genre: Pop Music

Released: 2014

Background: Angeline Quinto is one of the most popular balladeers in the Philippines. The song "Till I Met You" has been covered by multiple artists, but her version is one of the most heartfelt. The song is about finally feeling what real love is.

10. "Love Moves in Mysterious Ways"

Artist: Nina Girado

Genre: Pop Music

Released: 2005

Background: "Love Moves in Mysterious Ways" is one of the most successful singles of Nina Girado. It is her first single and rose to the top of local music charts for twelve consecutive weeks.

11. "Stay"

Artist: Daryl Ong

Genre: Pop Music

Released: 2016

Background: The song "Stay" is one of the most popular Filipino love songs released by Daryl Ong. The song was the "Best Ballad Recording" of 2017 and nominated as "Best Wish Cover" and "Best Wishclusive Performance of a Male Artist." The love song is about the impossibility of wanting someone, who has left, to come back and stay forever. It is a song for people who are moving on from their past relationship.

12. "So It's You"

Artist: Raymond Lauchengco

Genre: Pop Music

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Released: 2009

Background: Raymond Lauchengco is a successful recording artist with roots in musical theatre. He popularized the song "So It's You," a Filipino love song for people deeply in love with someone. The song narrates how he waited for so long to find the perfect love.

13. "Before I Let You Go"

Artist: Freestyle

Genre: Pop Music

Released: 1998

Background: "Before I Let You Go" is one of the greatest hits of Freestyle, a Filipino band formed in 1996. They became famous in 1998. This song is in Viva Records' silver series of best songs of 2009.

14. "Closer You and I"

Artist: Gino Padilla

Genre: Pop Music

Released: 2006

Background: "Closer You and I" is one of the greatest hits in the history of Philippine Music. The love song, popularized by Gino Padilla, was originally written for a toothpaste commercial. Spongecola is one of the bands who made a cover of this song, which introduced the song to a much larger audience.

15. "Smile in Your Heart"

Artist: Ariel Rivera

Genre: Pop Music

Released: 1999

Background: This a lovely song from a Filipino recording artist and actor named Ariel Rivera. The song from Ariel Rivera's platinum album Aawitin Ko Na Lang. It became the official soundtrack of Enrique Gil and Liza Soberano's movie called Just The Way You Are.

16. "Say That You Love Me"

Artist: Martin Nievera

Genre: Pop Music

Released: 1989

Background: "Say That You Love Me" is a Filipino love song of hope, reminiscence, and unhappiness. It shows how hard it is to not be with someone you love.

17. "Till My Heartaches End"

Artist: Ella May Saison

Genre: Pop Music

Released: 2006

Background: Ella May Saison is a Filipino Singer who popularized the song "Till My Heartaches End". Before going to the United States, they included this love song in 1996's Best of Ella May Saison featured collection. Later on, Passage and Kyla covered the song and became even more popular in the Philippines.

18. "Say You'll Never Go"

Artist: Neocolours

Genre: Pop Music

Released: 1988

Background: "Say You'll Never Go" is one of Neocolours' English singles. The love song is about regrets and sorrow.

19. "The Way You Look at Me"

Artist: Christian Bautista

Genre: Easy Listening

Released: 2004

Background: Although Christian Bautista only ranked 4th in a reality singing competition called "Star In a Million," he still became famous. He released his first single, "The Way You Look At Me", under Warner Music Philippines.

20. "Jealous"

Artist: Nina Girado

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Genre: Pop Music

Released: 2002

Background: "Jealous" is Nina Girado's second official single. It became her second song to top various Philippine music charts. The love song is about the jealousy of a girl towards her ex-boyfriend's new girlfriend.

21. "214"

Artist: Rivermaya

Genre: Rock Music

Released: 1994

Background: It is mainstream in Filipino music to use numbers in representing the number of letters of the title. The title of the song "214" is the phrase "Am I Real", which is also found in the lyrics. This love song is different from other love songs in the Philippines because it is a rock song.

22. "Beautiful Girl"

Artist: Jose Marie Chan

Genre: Easy Listening

Released: 1989

Background: "Beautiful Girl" is one of the hit singles of Jose Marie Chan, a Chinese Filipino singer in 1989. In the official music video, Chan is wearing a dinner suit with some ladies appearing. Due to the song's popularity, Martin Nievera and Christian Bautista covered this song in early 2000.

23. "I'll Be There for You"

Artist: Martin Nievera

Genre: Pop Music

Released: 2014

Background: Martin Nievera is a Filipino singer and songwriter who made the song "I'll Be There for You" famous in the Philippines. It is a song of promise, support, and always being there for someone. Jake Zyrus, formerly known as Charice Pempengco, covered this love song for the hit Philippine TV Series, "The Good Son", as the official soundtrack.

24. "Tell Me Where It Hurts"

Artist: MYMP

Genre: Folk Music

Released: 2005

Background: "Tell Me Where It Hurts" is a Filipino love song of comfort and support. The lyrics of the song demonstrate unselfish love towards someone who feels worried.

25. "You Are My Song"

Artist: Regine Velasquez

Genre: Pop Music

Released: 2017

Background: "You Are My Song" is a theatrical Filipino love song from Regine Velasquez's romantic comedy film "Wanted Perfect Mother." It was the soundtrack's lead single and was her first song in a cinematic platform.

Continuation of the List of Filipino Love Songs in English

Song TitleArtistYear Released

26. Rainbow

South Border


27. The Past

Jed Madela


28. Hold On



29. I Feel for You



30. A Little Bit



31. All This Time

Side A


32. You've Made Me Stronger

Regine Velasquez


33. If the Feeling Is Gone



34. Maybe



35. I Didn't Mean to Make You Mine

Nina Girado


36. How Could You Leave

Regine Velasquez


37. Hard to Believe



38. When I Met You

APO Hiking Society


39. Cold Summer Nights

Francis Magalona


40. How Did You Know

Gary Valenciano


41. Say That You Love Me

Martin Nievera


42. Let the Love Begin

Gino Padilla


43. It Is Over Now



44. Heart of Mine

Janno Gibbs


45. Got to Believe in Magic

Christian Bautista


46. Foolish Heart

Nina Girado


47. Forever Stay

Side A


48. Dream Without You



49. I'll Be Over You



50. Each Passing Night

Gary Valenciano


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Questions & Answers

Question: Who is the writer of "Stay" by Daryl ong?

Answer: "Stay" by Daryl Ong was the theme song of the hit Teleserye "On the Wings of Love" starred by James Reid and Nadine Lustre. Unfortunately, I do not know the name of the writer of the song.

Question: Which song can be sung in P-pop?

Answer: I guess, all songs can be sung in P-pop style as long as you innovate the song perfectly and apply your creativity on it.

Question: How can I download Filipino love songs in English for free?

Answer: Most of the videos are on Youtube. You can download it using a mobile app or an online downloader available on the internet. These songs are available in Spotify as well.

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Question: MYMP wrote, "Only Reminds Me Of You"? Are you sure they wrote that and that they're the original composers?

Answer: The song "Only Reminds Me of You" was originally sung by St. Paul Peterson and was written by Carl Sturken and Evan Rogers. But, don't you love MYMP's rendition? Well if not their original song, yet it is one of the most iconic renditions of MYMP.

Question: What is the meaning of South Border's song "Rainbow"?

Answer: "Rainbow" is a song that shows the true color of life. It tells us that we must not think too much problems in life, because these are just tests given by God and assess us on how much we have learned on his subject called life. It's true that life is full of challenges. There would come a time that we feel like giving up. But as the song said, there's always rainbow after the rain. Problems will just all pass, as long as you believe in yourself.

Question: Do you have Best Filipino songs that are Tagalog?

Answer: Yes, on its way. Soon, I'll be releasing articles inclusive of Tagalog songs. I'll attach the links here in this articles.

Question: Who wrote Noli Me Tangere?

Answer: I believe its Jose Rizal who wrote Noli Me Tangere. Although it's off-topic, let's still enjoy OPM music.

© 2018 Ray

Win on July 22, 2020:


Ray (author) from Philippines on March 08, 2020:

Thanks, John. I'll check on the songs again and try to highlight the original artists.

Doe on February 06, 2020:

Misleading and incomplete facts. Do some research first.

John on September 16, 2019:

Great list. It's just disrespectful to highlight the cover artists than the original artist.

2) Set You Free was originally sang and composed by SIde A

4) I'll Never Go was originally sang by Nexxus

and so on....

Chris on March 19, 2019:

Only Reminds me of you was not a original compistion of MYMP it was covered from artist St. Paul

Ray (author) from Philippines on July 10, 2018:

Hi, Patricia! Thank you for stopping by. These Filipino love songs in English are big hits here in the Philippines. I am glad you enjoyed listening to some of these love songs. Have a great day!

Patricia Scott from North Central Florida on July 10, 2018:

Music is a passion of mine and I certainly enjoyed listening to some of these...wow...thanks for sharing them with us. Angels are on the way to you this evening. ps

Ray (author) from Philippines on July 03, 2018:

Hi, Ma'am Maria Cecilia. Thank you for your comment. Yes, I really love Filipino music. In fact, I prefer OPM than International Music. I hope I was able to include your favorite Filipino love song in English. Have a great day!

Maria Cecilia from Philippines on July 03, 2018:

Hi obviously you belong to a younger generation. Most of the songs you mentioned were revived by younger artist. I am glad to see songs its original artists... you must be a music lover to take note of those songs. Good Job..


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Pearl of the Orient/Pearl of the Orient Seas (Spanish: Perla de oriente/Perla del mar de oriente) is the sobriquet of the Philippines.


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