Since 2001, Jonathan Manalo has written about 200 songs but 37-year-old composer, who's also a record producer, humbly admitted that he can only consider about 20 of those have etched in the hearts of Filipino music fans.
Manalo, who is set to mark his 15th anniversary in the local music industry with a star-studded concert called KINSE: The Music Of Jonathan Manalo, shared that among the twenty, he has three most favorite songs and here they are:
1. Tara Tena
"It may not be a hit like "Patuloy Ang Pangarap" but it opened the doors for me during JAM: Himig Handog sa Makabagong Kabataan (2001)," he said. "It proved that aspiring songwriters like me that time can make it to the industry without using connections."
2. Pinoy Ako
Jonathan Manalo, once and for all, clarified that it was him who wrote the song and was popularized by Orange & Lemons, as they interpreted the song and used as the official theme of Pinoy Big Brother.
"Iba talaga ang naging impact ng song na 'yun, lalo na dahil sa PBB," he said. (That song has really made an impact)
3. Patuloy Ang Pangarap
"Of course, this won't be excluded in my list of most favorites. When I was writing it for Angeline during her time in Star Power, it really suits her," he said.
In KINSE: The Music Of Jonathan Manalo, which is happening on December 3 at the Music Museum, he assured OneMusicPH that all who will watch will hear all these songs.
The concert, according to Manalo, will be a celebration of his greatest and most favorite songs. This will feature performances from most of the artists Manalo has worked with, including Vice Ganda, Yeng Constantino, Gloc-9, Toni Gonzaga, Juris, Kyla, Marion,Lani Misalucha, Piolo Pascual, Angeline Quinto, Erik Santos, Aiza Seguerra, KZ Tandingan, and Gary Valenciano.
Tickets to the concert are available via Ticketworld (call 891-9999 for details).
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