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Recycled Teleserye Theme Songs: An Observation

j5bataj5bata PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
As the input of Pinoy soaps increased in the 1990's onwards to the new millenium, so are the ways and means for producers to get people hooked on whatever soap being shown on our TV screens. Other than the glossy title cards, the cheesy storylines, the glamorous stars with oozing seks appeal, and the "showbiz-branded" titles to the casted soap/movie veterans, the one thing that serves as the primary heart nad soul is the theme music that accompanies a drama serial, as with any TV show found on any other genre.

May it be an instrumental tune composed for the show (Hindi Ka na Mag-iisa, Sinner or Saint) to a lyrical song written FOR the show (Mara Clara), as well as a mainstream/commercial song that was licensed to soap producers (Pangako Sa'yo), a theme song is part of a soap opera's over-all package and without it, it is nothing.

Unfortunately, if anyone didn't already notice, there seems to be a rising trend among today's soaps from the past ten years onwards of recycling each other's theme songs to the point that there is no longer anything that could help regular viewers like me, to differentiate one drama to another. Yes, a show's title and its basic premise is something to consider, but reusing/rehashing/over-recycling another soap's theme tune is just as worse as having soaps copying each other's stories. It kinda ruins the whole soap viewing experience if you think about it. With the quantity of soaps churned out in the dozens every year, it's getting difficult to identify them right after they end their run.

Using commercial songs is one thing, but this one is a whole lotta different.

Here's a list of a some significant TV theme songs that have made the rounds of being used by at least more than one teleserye as it's main theme:

1. Ngayon at Kailanman by Basil Valdez
-used by: Ina Kapatid Anak, PHR: Martha Cecilia's Kristine, andSinenovela Presents: Ngayon at Kailanman

2. Natutulog Pa ang Diyos by Gary Valenciano
-used by Cielo de Angelina, and Sineserye Presents: Natutulog Ba ang Diyos?

3. Please Be Careful with My Heart by Jose Mari Chan
-used by Be Careful with My Heart, and Your Song Presents My Last Romance

4. Hanggang sa Dulo ng Walang Hanggan by Basil Valdez
-Walang Hanggan, Sa Dulo ng Walang Hanggan

5. Maging Sino Ka Man by Rey Valera
-used by Juan de la Cruz, Maging Sino Ka Man, Te Amo: Maging Sino Ka Man

6. Patuloy ang Pangarap by Angeline Quinto
-used by May Isang Pangarap and Maria la del Barrio

7. Saan Darating ang Umaga? by Raymond Lauchengco
-used by Budoy, Sinenovela Presents: Saan Darating ang Umaga?, Darating ang Umaga

8. Sana'y Wala Nang Wakas by Sharon Cuneta
-used by Anna Karenina 2013, Sana'y Wala Nang Wakas

9. Sana'y Maghintay ng Walang Hanggan by Zsa Zsa Padilla
-used by Luna Blanca, Kay Tagal Kitang Hinintay

10. Habang May Buhay by Wency Cornejo
-used by Bukod Kang Pinagpala, Habang May Buhay

11. Babalik Kang Muli by Regine Velasquez
-used by Unforgettable, and Your Song Presents: Babalik Kang Muli

12. Narito by Gary Valenciano
-used by Hiram na Puso, and Narito ang Puso Ko

13. Hulog ng Langit by Donna Cruz
-used by Mundo Man ay Magunaw, and Langit sa Piling Mo

14. Ikaw na Sana by Kristine and Butch Montejo
-used by Sana ay Ikaw na Nga 2012, and Ikaw na Sana

15. Ikaw ang Pag-ibig by la Diva
-used by Magdalena: Anghel sa Putikan, and Ang Babaeng Hinugot sa Aking Tadyang

16. Pangarap na Bituin by Sharon Cuneta
-used y Mundo Mo'y Akin, and Pangarap na Bituin

So far, here are all the songs used as themes for at least 2 shows. What do you think? Adik ba ako to even come up with such a list? Bweehehehe!

It's either the networks making these soaps don't have the time and money to invest a new song for a majority of the shows they produce every year or that they need an all-too familiar tune to bring viewers in, even if it has been heard before in another soap.

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  • xzzzxzzz 10th PEx Oscar Pool Top 10
    Nagkakakuripot ang mga networks, ayaw na mag license ng ibang songs or even compose a new one
  • j5bataj5bata PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Oo nga. It's them playing safe 90% of the time. Buti may ilang original songs pa ring lumalabas gaya ng sa Princess and I.
  • cutieplx16cutieplx16 Hermosales♥Labers♥KN PEx Icon 🎖️🎖️🎖️
    Correction lang sa Sanay Wala Nang Wakas, nauna siyang gamitin sa pelikula ni Sharon nung 1980's tapos sa phenomenal Sanay Wala Nang Wakas ng ABS-CBN starring Kristine and Jericho nung 2003 tapos sa AnnaKarenina. Si Sharon Cuneta rin ang kumanta ng teleserye version.
  • j5bataj5bata PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    cutieplx16 wrote: »
    Correction lang sa Sanay Wala Nang Wakas, nauna siyang gamitin sa pelikula ni Sharon nung 1980's tapos sa phenomenal Sanay Wala Nang Wakas ng ABS-CBN starring Kristine and Jericho nung 2003 tapos sa AnnaKarenina. Si Sharon Cuneta rin ang kumanta ng teleserye version.

    Yeah I know. Mahirap lang hanapin iyung mismong ginamit na version para sa show nina Echo. Notice I couldn't find song for the other shows.

    As for Anna Karenina 2013, may version ng SWNW na narinig sa AVP ng show. That's more than the likely song they'll use as the reboot's theme. :)
  • YoowehYooweh Ang Reyna at Dyosa ng PEX! PEx Expert 🎖️
    cutieplx16 wrote: »
    Correction lang sa Sanay Wala Nang Wakas, nauna siyang gamitin sa pelikula ni Sharon nung 1980's tapos sa phenomenal Sanay Wala Nang Wakas ng ABS-CBN starring Kristine and Jericho nung 2003 tapos sa AnnaKarenina. Si Sharon Cuneta rin ang kumanta ng teleserye version.

    OMG! :eek:

    Salamat, cutie! :hiya:

    Hinahanap ko rin 'tong version na 'to! :lol:
  • j5bata wrote: »
    Oo nga. It's them playing safe 90% of the time. Buti may ilang original songs pa ring lumalabas gaya ng sa Princess and I.

    Idagdag mo na rin ang theme song ng Annaliza. Sobrang ganda. It's perfectly GRAND for this revived classic soap opera.
  • j5bataj5bata PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Idagdag mo na rin ang theme song ng Annaliza. Sobrang ganda. It's perfectly GRAND for this revived classic soap opera.


    Dagdag din natin iyung sa Imortal, Ligaw na Bulaklak, Indio, Mulawin, Encantadia at Darna 2005.
  • cutieplx16cutieplx16 Hermosales♥Labers♥KN PEx Icon 🎖️🎖️🎖️
    Yooweh wrote: »
    OMG! :eek:

    Salamat, cutie! :hiya:

    Hinahanap ko rin 'tong version na 'to! :lol:

    Ito pala yun! :lol: You're welcome!
  • j5bataj5bata PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Bago:

    17. Huwag Ka Lang Mawawala
    -used by Huwag Ka Lang Mawawala, and Hanggang Kailan
  • YoowehYooweh Ang Reyna at Dyosa ng PEX! PEx Expert 🎖️
    18. Ikaw Lang Ang Mamahalin
    - used by Babaeng Hampaslupa (2011, TV 5), and Ikaw Lang Ang Mamahalin (2001)

    19. Hiram
    - used by The Sisters (2011, TV 5), Palimos ng Pag-Ibig (2007), and Hiram (2004)

    Wala lang akong links ng songs :hiya:
  • YoowehYooweh Ang Reyna at Dyosa ng PEX! PEx Expert 🎖️
    And yung sa No. 2 na "Natutulog Ba Ang Diyos?", ito na ang mga seryeng gumamit ng song...

    1.) Noel (2006, QTV)
    2.) Sineserye Presents: Natutulog Ba Ang Diyos? (2007, ABS-CBN)
    3.) Cielo de Angelina (2012, GMA)
    4.) Mga Basang Sisiw (2013, GMA)
  • j5bataj5bata PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Yooweh wrote: »
    18. Ikaw Lang Ang Mamahalin
    - used by Babaeng Hampaslupa (2011, TV 5), and Ikaw Lang Ang Mamahalin (2001)

    19. Hiram
    - used by The Sisters (2011, TV 5), Palimos ng Pag-Ibig (2007), and Hiram (2004)

    Wala lang akong links ng songs :hiya:

    Iyung original na Hiram ni Zsa Zsa Padilla, ginamit pareho ng Hiram at Palimos ng Pag-ibig. Bwehehehe!
  • edrianiswhaackedrianiswhaack PEx Veteran ⭐⭐
    I know you're talking about theme songs, but I also find it annoying when they use the same background songs from other shows from the same station. It doesn't make sense to me why others would do it.
  • j5bataj5bata PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    ^Minsan ang pinaghuhugutan nilang incidental tunes ay galing sa iisang music library.
  • edrianiswhaackedrianiswhaack PEx Veteran ⭐⭐
    j5bata wrote: »
    ^Minsan ang pinaghuhugutan nilang incidental tunes ay galing sa iisang music library.

    Makes sense I suppose. Shows like Magkaribal, Princess & I and IKA has had some of their own shares of original music compositions. I also understand, if it's a budget thing.
  • j5bataj5bata PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Green Rose had one of the worst choices of incidental tunes. Mga galing Garageband (Mac users should be familiar about this :D)
  • j5bataj5bata PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    20. Kahit Isang Saglit by Verni Varga
    -used by Cassandra: Warrior Angel, and Kahit Isang Saglit.
  • kyupaybkyupayb PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    oo nga. wala na bang ibang kanta? madami namang magagandang kanta jan eh. hehe.
  • darnas_daughterdarnas_daughter PEx Veteran ⭐⭐
    ^ tinatamad na siguro mag-compose ng original theme song
  • j5bataj5bata PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    ^In fairness sa ilang nagutuilized ng gasgas ng kanta for theme, they still do theme tunes (no lyrics, whatever) para sa opening titles nila. Dugong Buhay is one fine example, at bihira lang rin sa soaps ngayon ang magkaron ng 30 to 45-second na opening credits sequence. :D
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