“Till I Met You: A Collection Of Classic Musical Works of Odette Quesada,” the musical accompaniment to the hit teleserye, is “a collection of classic musical works of Odette Quesada,” which simply means that Odette is perhaps the reason why “Till I Met You” exists in the first place. Because without her, whose song served as inspiration for the teleserye, the JaDine favorite would not have been made into reality.
The graceful and talented Fil-Am wrote songs that countless OPM artists across the years have performed: “Friend Of Mine,” “To Love Again,” and even “Growing Up.” She’s written songs for artists which many songwriters only dream about, like Gary V., Kuh Ledesma, Sharon Cuneta, and even Ric Segreto, all higly-respected singers, until today. Her talent and influence has been so evident in much of OPM that “Till I Met You,” the teleserye is as much about JaDine as it is about Odette herself.
In fact, the Philippine Daily Inquirer recently wrote about her works being performed by the renowned Filipino American Symphony Orchestra in their recent concert, “Faso Goes Pops!,” last November 14 in Glendale, California. According to Odette, who was simply floored by the honor of being the centerpiece of the orchestra, “No matter how many years you have been in the music industry… getting to hear your songs played by a 55-piece orchestra is still a rare treat.”
Even CNN Philippines appreciates her amazing talent, writing about her last September, creating an ode to all her best works, which, according to them, were all made during her “peak” years in the 1980’s. These songs included “Till I Met You,” “Give Me a Chance,” and “Friend of Mine," which easily sounded as good as their western counterparts at the time.
Though Odette is known to the youth nowadays because of her work in the teleserye, “Till I Met You,” Odette will always be known to the whole OPM industry as the one woman whose songs will always be part of the soundtracks of our lives. Watch Odette perform “Friend of Mine” in the video below:
What do you miss most about Odette’s love songs from the 80’s? Tell us down in the comments, or tweet them to us via @onemusicph!
Raf rarely gets bored. However, when he does get bored, he works out his mind by dissecting the hidden and subtle meanings of songs. He enjoys philosophizing on pop songs, traveling the Metro in his hatchback, exercising constantly, and collecting leather bags.