More FM Networks Manileños Want To Hear

This is part two of my series regarding provincial networks that Manileños want to hear.

Everybody was surprised last June 30 when Home Radio went back to the thing that they were known for – being the #1 easy listening station, just three years after the ill-fated attempt to reformat to the masa format, and didn’t click at all after few months, and later becoming a CHR local station, but with varied results.

Without further adieu, I will continue with the series, with an update on one of my entries, concerning a certain station of Viva Live.

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After a disastrous attempt on being a Top 40 station, Viva Live decided to reformat Oomph! Radio into an all-OPM FM station named Halo-Halo Radio. (DISCLAIMER: The photo used is from 105.1 Halo-Halo Radio Cebu) (SOURCE: Viva Live)

Last time, I mentioned that Manileños want to hear Oomph! Radio just five months ago. Oh well, times have changed. Enter Viva Live’s Halo-Halo Radio. Similar to Pinas FM 95.5 of Eagle Broadcasting Corporation, Halo-Halo Radio plays only OPM hits throughout its broadcast day. It is currently available in Metro Cebu, Metro Davao and Zamboanga City. If Viva Live managed to secure a full-powered FM station in Metro Manila sometime in the future, we’re sure that Halo-Halo Radio will surely give Pinas FM its only all-OPM competitor.

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Puerto Princesa-based Radyo Bandera Network, founded by Elgin Robert Damasco, a former radio personality of RMN Gensan and Brigada News FM Puerto Princesa, emerged as the biggest threat to Brigada News FM’s superiority on the provincial news FM market, expanding to both big and small markets across the country within just over a year. (SOURCE: Radyo Bandera Network)

Another news FM outlet. Do I need to say more? Enter Radyo Bandera (no relation to the Inquirer-owned Bandera tabloid). It is actually based in Puerto Princesa City in Palawan, founded by another anchor-turned-media conglomerate owner Elgin Robert Damasco. After working in various radio stations in his native General Santos City and Puerto Princesa City (including a stint with Brigada News FM Puerto Princesa, owned by another Gensan native Elmer Catulpos), he launched Radyo Bandera and was serious to take on the news FM outlets in Puerto Princesa. He even expanded his network across Palawan and Mindanao (including his native General Santos City), put up a TV station in Puerto Princesa, and expanded his output in Visayas and putting one within Metro Manila’s doorstep, in Olongapo City. The closest station Manileños will hear a Radyo Bandera News FM station is in Olongapo, and is at 107.1 MHz, but good luck trying to receive that station, thanks to a pirate FM station invading the airwaves in Metro Manila, at 107.1 MHz playing Japanese music and even freaking Morse Code. The name is Radyo Kontra Weeaboo. Back to Radyo Bandera, since the airwaves in Metro Manila is way too crowded, they should do the same stop-gap solution Brigada News FM employed in Metro Manila with stations in Batangas, Pampanga and Olongapo, should they decide to expand to Metro Manila. Good luck with that anyway.

Just like the stations I’ve mentioned in the first part, I wish them the best of luck in trying to deal with Metro Manila’s already-overcrowded FM dial.

More FM Networks Manileños Want To Hear

Yabang Tales: Stations’ obsessions on being #1

Looks like the #1 obsession is contagious.

It seems that once na nagiging #1 ang himpilan mo, doon na naguumpisa ang pagmamayabang. I have to admit that it’s true, especially on stations which I will spotlight. Better stay tuned to find out why.

Kantar and Nielsen surveyed listeners and viewers on what station they listen or watch the most and the basis on their surveys will be forwarded to broadcasters and advertisers. Survey results will affect the outcome and performance of a certain station. Stations would be proud of being #1 on a certain time, but boasting about being #1 for a long time, pagmamayabang na yan.

Let’s talk about the stations that liked to boast about being the best, but survey results proved otherwise.

MBC FM TRIO (Love Radio, Yes The Best/Yes FM and Easy Rock)

First on the spotlight is the MBC FM trio. DZRH might be home to Mocha Uson and Greco Belgica, but they will be discussed on another time. Let’s spotlight the MBC FM triopoly first. First up on the MBC FM trio is MBC’s flagship FM station, Love Radio.

Love Radio loves to boast about being #1 for 15 years already, especially to its loyal listeners, as well as advertisers. But boasting about it for a long time actually hurt the station’s portfolio, as MOR and Barangay LS have beat them in Metro Manila Kantar and Nielsen surveys. Even their provincial FM stations have suffered ratings slump, as well, being defeated by stations like MOR (in Puerto Princesa, Legazpi and Davao), Barangay (in Cebu (Nielsen)) iFM (in Gensan (Kantar)), or even Brigada News FM (in Cebu (Kantar), Gensan (Nielsen), Zamboanga and Koronadal). Reason to blame? The loss of Papa Jack (he resigned his post on Love Radio and has since moved to Energy FM (as Papa J)) did hurt Love Radio. Even with the addition of Lloyd Cadeña, Love Radio slumped to #3 on the January 2017 Kantar Media survey, and we are certain for sure that Love Radio will stop boasting about being #1 and accept the fact that MOR and Barangay LS are the kings of FM radio in Metro Manila.

The second on the MBC trio is Yes The Best. Yes FM Manila changed its branding to Yes The Best to target millenials, while provincial stations kept the Yes FM name. Despite its focus to target millenials, Yes The Best even boasted about being #2.

So much for being The Millenial’s Choice. Based on January 2017 Kantar Media survey, Yes The Best is actually #6, trailing behind iFM (#5) and its own sister stations Love Radio (#3) and Easy Rock (#4). Even their playlist is actually masa-based and targeted jejeje millenials, not the real millenials. If you’re a real millenial, there are other options for your music mix. There’s Home Radio, or even music streaming sites you can listen to, if you’re sick and tired of Yes The Best’s masa playlist.

The third station on the MBC trio is Easy Rock. Even on the January 2017 Kantar survey, Easy Rock is #4 among all FM stations surveyed in Metro Manila. Want to know why? Their playlist is almost identical to its sister stations Love and Yes, and more and more PUJs and PUV drivers listen to that station. Even Ralph talked about why WRock is way better than Easy Rock. If you missed WRock, you can still listen to their Cebu station online.

GMA 7: NUMBER 1???

Another station who loved to boast being #1 is GMA 7. They have Nielsen ratings survey to back it up, but they insist on being #1 nationwide, especially in Mega Manila and Urban Luzon, without any regard to the rest of Luzon, as well as Visayas and Mindanao, where there are several major markets on these areas. Kapuso fanatics will defend their beloved network till death, but TV observers noticed problems the network must face: their beloved weekday Astig Authority block is sinking, lack of talent development, as referenced by negative reviews of Full House Tonight and overemphasis on veteran talent, especially ignoring younger talent, blurred lines between GMA Entertainment (producing a public affairs program) and GMA Public Affairs (producing much-criticized entertainment programs), closure of originating regional stations, producing expensive programming, and questions surrounding GMA’s digitalization plans. With GMA facing a lot of problems, the only way to save GMA is for Gozon to give up his controlling stake and to fire Rasonable for good.

OTHER YABANG STATIONS

Even some provincial stations are not safe on the yabang craze. They still claim that they’re #1 from here and there, but ratings figures proved otherwise. Even on my home market, Koronadal, Happy FM Koronadal boasted on being #1 (just like their sister stations in Cotabato and Kidapawan) but have not even reached #1 for five years already since 2011, either from Kantar or Nielsen (and they finished #2 on Q4 2016 Kantar ratings on that market, which I will tackle soon).

As a listener myself, I have the right to make choices on my music mix. If these stations insist on their pagmamayabang mantra, it might end up on their downfall. Just stop boasting and make quality listening and viewing choices more convenient to Filipinos. So stop boasting.

Yabang Tales: Stations’ obsessions on being #1

Four FM Networks Manileños Want to Hear

As government-owned 104.3 Business Radio relaunches as FM2 since February 2, the FM landscape in the Metro has become more and more competitive. As for the FM brands like Brigada, Oomph, Mom’s and Wild, having a full-powered FM frequency in Metro Manila is very far from being possible, thanks to the tough competition on Manila airwaves.

Manileños even want Bombo Radyo or even 8TriMedia to set up an AM station due to available AM frequencies. So, here are the reasons why I think Brigada, Oomph, Mom’s and Wild deserve a full-powered FM frequency in Metro Manila.

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Brigada News FM is close to achieving a full-powered FM frequency, thanks to their Makati studios and their well-known personalities like Weng Dela Peña, but they’re forced to use their frequency from Batangas to broadcast its programs to listeners in parts of Metro Manila. (Source: www.brigada.ph)

The first network is Brigada News FM. They’re so close, but yet so far. Why? They’re broadcasting on 104.7 out of Batangas, transmits from Mt. Banoy from Batangas and its signal in the Metro is somewhat weak, despite its 25,000-watt transmitter power, Makati studios and prominent personalities. They’re the supposed alternative from the already-established Radyo5 92.3 News FM despite the obvious problems from PBA to reluctance to air important news stories in favor of regular programming to vacant slots filled with Easy Rock-esque music, but the signal is hampering those hopes. Brigada airs your typical news/talk format, commonly heard on AM, in the mornings and on late afternoon, and airs music programming similar to masa stations on the rest of the broadcast day, plus programs from the company-owned Brigada Healthline like Lunch Date and Drivemax Nationwide (sponsored by Guard-C and Drivemax), as well as Brigada News program (sponsored by the company’s flagship product Powercells Herbal Capsule). Brigada might be successful in areas like Metro Cebu, Zamboanga, Koronadal or its home base in General Santos, but as far as Metro Manila is concerned, it might not happen anytime soon unless one of the low-rated FM stations might consider selling their station to Brigada Mass Media Corporation. If that happens, Brigada might give Radyo5 a run for its money.

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Oomph! Radio might have its highs and lows on its stations in Cebu, Davao and Zamboanga, but with its unique CHR/OPM (mostly dominated by Viva artists) format, Viva Live might pour in money to invest on its future station in Metro Manila. (Source: Viva Live)

The second network that I think deserve a full-powered Metro Manila FM frequency is Viva Live’s Oomph! Radio. After acquiring Ultimate Entertainment’s franchise, Viva Live invested on Ultimate’s three FM stations and gave them a fresh start as Oomph! Radio. The three stations briefly struggled last year as they dropped Oomph! branding and began to brand as UR (in Cebu and Davao) or UE (in Zamboanga) and added classic hits, but their station in Davao struggled the most, in part due to the dominance of Wild 92.3 WT on the CHR/OPM format, and the departure of the jocks (from now-defunct 105.9 Mix FM) who made Oomph! Radio possible. The Oomph! branding returned last July and are now gaining back lost momentum. As far as having Oomph! in Metro Manila, the station might give 97.9 Home Radio a run for its money, but with the CHR market getting more and more competitive and with the impending launch of government-owned FM1 on 87.5, Viva should be cautious on investing a Metro Manila FM station.

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Mom’s Radio might be a good alternative to already-established but ratings-hungry 96.3 Easy Rock (thanks to the playlist being almost similar to 90.7 Love Radio), as long as Solar Entertainment Corporation (now owning SBN) makes the right moves on putting its own Metro Manila FM station in the future. (Source: Solar Entertainment Corporation/SBN)

The third network is Solar-owned Mom’s Radio. The relaunched and re-energized Mom’s Radio, now partnered with Estima, have recaptured the hearts of mommies in Cebu, Davao and Bacolod, just like the first incarnation of Mom’s Radio a decade ago, with better and newer programming. Just recently, Mom’s Radio flagship morning program “Breakfast With Moms” is also aired on Solar-owned home hopping channel Shop TV, aside from its stations in Cebu, Bacolod and Davao, and was dubbed as “the first radio program to air on national television”, but radio and TV critics were quick to dispute that claim. As far as getting a Metro Manila FM station, introducing Mom’s Radio to Manileños via Shop TV is a good start, but as far as Solar is concerned, they might wait for a right time to purchase a low-rated Metro Manila FM station soon.

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UMBN-owned Wild FM is already successful in Mindanao as the younger alternative to the already-established masa stations, thanks to its CHR format and the unique disco mix they popularized. (DISCLAIMER: The logo used is from UMBN’s flagship FM station Wild 92.3 WT in Davao City) (SOURCE: UMBN)

The fourth network Manileños want to hear is the already-popular Wild FM, owned by Davao-based University of Mindanao Broadcasting Network (UMBN). After finding success in Davao City just years after the EDSA People Power Revolution thanks to its CHR format and the popular dance re-mixes, Wild FM expanded to places like General Santos, Cagayan de Oro, Butuan, Iligan, Zamboanga (now known as Mango Radio), Valencia, Bukidnon, Cebu (now known as Retro Cebu) and Bacolod (now in Iloilo), and proved to be popular in those markets. As far as Manila airwaves is concerned, Wild FM might be successful among Mindanaoans and Ilonggos, as well as Cebuanos living in Metro Manila, but as far as Manila’s already-competitive CHR market is concerned, it might easily outrank its already-established competition in the CHR format thanks to its hybrid CHR/Dance/OPM format, as long as UMBN has enough money to invest a Metro Manila FM station.

 

These FM networks might have a bright future ahead, but as far as Manila airwaves is concerned, they’re already overcrowded and the FM networks mentioned above might have a hard time penetrating the hearts of Metro Manila listeners anytime soon. Libre ngang mangarap, pero hanggang blueprint lang ang post na ito.

Four FM Networks Manileños Want to Hear

New Kid in Town in Koronadal FM

Looks like Brigada, Happy, Gold and Love are now bracing for a new, albeit low-powered competitor. Koronadal City, a bustling city of 158,000 (2010 NSO Census) and an hour and a half away from General Santos City, now has five FM stations. The sixth FM station, 97.9 Spring Radio, is licensed in nearby Tampakan, South Cotabato.

Enter 93.9 Marvelous Radio. The said FM station is owned and operated by Marvelous College of Technology, Inc. and its campus is located at M.H. Del Pilar St., Brgy. Zone IV, in this city. The said station is now in test broadcast since May 13 and is now airing the same music offered by its FM competitors. It is Koronadal’s first campus-owned station since 104.1 Wow Radio owned by Green Valley College Foundation, Inc., which signed on last December 2012 (the said station signed off last 2013, thanks to the entry of 95.7 Brigada News FM). As a campus-owned FM station, the said station is low-powered and its signal is best heard within the 300-meter radius of the said campus, which includes Protech Center, South Cotabato Provincial Capitol, Rizal Park, South Cotabato Sports Complex and Notre Dame of Marbel University. If you want to try to listen to that station in areas like Ace Centerpoint and KCC Mall of Marbel, you need a bigger antenna to pick up the said station.

Let’s see if that station will hold on for a long time, even when its four full-powered FM competitors are stepping up in order to become the top station in Koronadal.

New Kid in Town in Koronadal FM

Dance Kids Ends, I Love OPM Begins

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After the success of Dance Kids, I Love OPM is the latest of ABS-CBN’s weekend offers, a singing search for foreigners who love and appreciate Original Pilipino Music. (Photo: ABS-CBN)

After the success of Dance Kids, which saw the dance duo Lucky Aces won last Sunday, ABS-CBN will launch its new offering, a singing search for foreigners who really love Original Pilipino Music.

Enter I Love OPM.

I Love OPM is a singing search like no other. Unlike most singing search that we see on TV (the latest is the revival of Born To Be A Star which aired on TV5), this singing search features foreigners who loved and appreciate Original Pilipino Music (OPM).

The said singing search is hosted by It’s Showtime mainstay Anne Curtis and comedian Eric Nicolas. The judging panel includes Toni Gonzaga, Lani Misalucha and Martin Nievera.

Catch the journey of these aspiring foreign singers starting this Saturday right after Maalala Mo Kaya and this Sunday right after Rated K on ABS-CBN.

 

 

Dance Kids Ends, I Love OPM Begins

95.7 Brigada News FM is Koronadal’s new overall #1 radio station; Bombo Radyo Koronadal still #1 on AM

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More than two years after it first signed on, 95.7 Brigada News FM Koronadal is the new overall #1 FM station as per Kantar-RRC survey. (Photo: Brigada Mass Media Corporation)

The media landscape in Koronadal City (just an hour’s drive north of General Santos City) just gets more interesting. Kantar Media/KBP-RRC has surveyed some households last September and the results are released just this week.

95.7 Brigada News FM Koronadal signed on last February 2013 and it wasn’t included in the 2013 Kantar Media survey, which hailed Bombo Radyo Koronadal as the overall #1 radio station and 100.1 Love Radio Koronadal as the #1 FM station.

Things have changed since then.

Kantar Media just declared 95.7 Brigada News FM Koronadal as the new overall #1 radio station, dethroning Bombo Radyo Koronadal on the overall #1 crown and Love Radio as the #1 FM station (the crown that station achieved since the 2011 Nielsen survey, thanks to Nicole Hyala, Chris Tsuper and Papa Jack). 95.7 Brigada News FM achieved the rating percentage of 7.085% and the audience share of 63.613.

100.1 Love Radio Koronadal, the former king of Koronadal FM, achieved the rating percentage of 2.111% and the audience share of 18.951. 91.7 Happy FM Koronadal (the oldest FM station in the city) achieved the rating percentage of 1.885% and the audience share of 16.919. 97.3 Gold FM (signed on last November 2013) achieved the rating percentage of 0.044% and the audience share of 0.3191. 97.9 Spring Radio (based in Tampakan, South Cotabato, but is included on the survey) achieved the rating percentage of 0.015% and the audience share of 0.126.

On Koronadal AM, 1026 Bombo Radyo Koronadal achieved the rating percentage of 0.95% (4th overall radio station) and the audience share of 59.38, hence retaining as the #1 AM station. RMN Koronadal 639 (having recovered from being #3 AM station on the last Kantar Media survey last 2013) achieved the rating percentage of 0.32% and the audience share of 19.79. Radyo Bida Koronadal 963 (which signed on this year) achieved the rating percentage of 0.29% and the audience share of 18.21. 1062 DXKI (the oldest AM station in the city) achieved the audience share of 0.04% (was #2 AM station at the last Kantar Media survey last 2013) and the audience share of 2.62.

(The data provided above are based from Kantar Media.)

Just as you thought that things get more interesting, Bombo Radyo Koronadal demanded an explanation on why Bombo Radyo Koronadal is the overall #4 radio station on the 2015 Kantar Media survey and a hard copy of the 2015 Kantar Media survey, like the hard copy of the 2013 Kantar Media survey that they received last January 2014, demanding “justice for all radio stations in South Cotabato.”

My opinion is that listeners in Koronadal made the verdict and we should respect the decision. Radio stations should respect the verdict of the listeners on the latest Kantar Media survey. Just show some respect and avoid arguing on social media about what radio station ahould they listen to. Ratings are just numbers, but what’s important is that the radio stations serve their listeners across Koronadal City, South Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao and Cotabato Province with balanced programming, latest news, the hottest music and the important information people need in their daily lives.

95.7 Brigada News FM is Koronadal’s new overall #1 radio station; Bombo Radyo Koronadal still #1 on AM

Today In Billboard Hot 100 History – October 18

We will take you back again today for the hits that were #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 era. Make sure to catch us every Sunday.

We’ll take you back to 2008. The #1 song on Billboard Hot 100 on that day was “Life Your Life” by T.I. featuring Rihanna.

“Live Your Life” is a song by American rapper T.I., from his sixth studio album, Paper Trail, and features Barbadian singer Rihanna. It was released as the seventh single from that album on September 23, 2008. The song’s lyrics speak of T.I.’s rise to fame and optimism of the future. It also gives dedication to the American troops fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan. It peaked the Billboard Hot 100 charts for six weeks (Oct. 18, Nov. 15-Dec. 13 & Dec. 20). That song was T.I.’s third number-one single and Rihanna’s fifth. That song also attained top ten placements in twelve other countries, reaching the top five in Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. That song also topped the US Mainstream Top 40 and Rap Songs charts and reached number two on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles Chart.

That’s it for now. See you again next week for Today in Billboard Hot 100 History. Catch us every Sunday. Special thanks to Billboard for Today in Billboard Hot 100 History.

Today In Billboard Hot 100 History – October 18

Today in Billboard Hot 100 History – October 11

We will take you back again today for the hits that were #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 era.

We’ll take you back to 1975. The #1 song on Billboard Hot 100 on that day was “Bad Blood” by Neil Sedaka.

“Bad Blood” is a popular song written by Neil Sedaka and Phil Cody, with Elton John on backing vocals. It was certified gold by the RIAA and was the most successful individual commercial release in Sedaka’s career. That song’s reign on Billboard Hot 100 lasted for three weeks.

We’ll also take you back to 1986. The #1 song on Billboard Hot 100 on that day was “When I Think Of You” by Janet Jackson.

“When I Think Of You” is the third single from Janet Jackson’s third studio album Control. Written by Jackson and Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, and produced by Jam and Lewis, the song is about a person who finds relief and fun in a lover. It is Janet Jackson’s first #1 hit on Billboard Hot 100 on her entire career and peaked at #10 in the United Kingdom. That song’s reign on Billboard Hot 100 lasted for two weeks.

We’ll also take you back to 1997. The #1 song on Billboard Hot 100 on that day was “Candle In The Wind 1997″/”Something About The Way You Look Tonight”, both sung by Elton John.

“Candle In The Wind 1997” is a song by Elton John and Bernie Taupin, a re-written and re-recorded version of the song Elton released in 1973, “Candle in the Wind”. It was released on September 13, 1997 as a tribute single to the late Diana, Princess of Wales, with the global proceeds from the song going towards Diana’s charities. That song was the “best-selling single of all time”, according to the Recording Industry Association of America. That song was “the best-selling single since UK and US singles charts began in the 1950s, having accumulated worldwide sales of 33 million copies”, according to Guinness World Records. That song entered #1 in UK Singles Chart, John’s fourth UK number one single, and became the best-selling single in UK history. It is John’s ninth U.S. number one single, where it topped Billboard Hot 100 charts for fourteen weeks, and is the best-selling single in Billboard history, and was the first single certified Diamond in the U.S. It also topped the German Singles Charts for seven weeks, the Australian ARIA charts for six weeks, reached number one in Japan, Canada, France and music charts around the world. This version of “Candle In The Wind” won a Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance in 1998 and was nominated at the BRIT Awards for Best British Single, also in 1998.

“Something About The Way You Look Tonight” is a song by Elton John, released in 1997 as the first single from his 26th studio album The Big Picture. The song and its video were dedicated to the memory of Diana, Princess of Wales, who died that year, with proceeds from the sale of the song going towards Diana’s charities. It is released as a double-A-side single with “Candle In The Wind 1997”. Both songs reached #1 at Billboard Hot 100 for fourteen weeks. Both songs reached #1 at the end-of-year Billboard Hot 100 charts in 1997, #5 at the end-of-decade Billboard Hot 100 charts, and is #41 on all-time songs of Billboard Hot 100.

That’s it for now. See you again next week for Today in Billboard Hot 100 History. Catch us every Sunday. Special thanks to Billboard for Today in Billboard Hot 100 History.

Today in Billboard Hot 100 History – October 11

Today in Billboard Hot 100 History – October 4

We will take you back again today for the hits that were #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 era. Make sure to catch us every Sunday.

We’ll take you back to 1980. The #1 song on Billboard Hot 100 on that day was “Another One Bites The Dust” by Queen.

“Another One Bites The Dust” is a song by the British rock band Queen. It is written by the band’s bass guitarist John Deacon, and it is featured on the group’s eighth studio album The Game. This song is a worldwide hit. Aside from being #1 on Billboard Hot 100 for three weeks, it peaked at #2 on the Hot Soul Singles chart and peaked at #7 on the UK Singles Chart. It is credited as Queen’s best-selling single with sales of over seven million copies. It won an American Music Award for Favorite Rock Single back in 1981 and it is also nominated for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal in the Grammy Awards back in 1981.

We’ll also take you back to 1997. The #1 song on Billboard Hot 100 on that day was “4 Seasons Of Loneliness” by Boyz II Men.

“4 Seasons Of Loneliness” is a R&B and pop ballad by Philadelphia-based vocal quartet Boyz II Men. Written and produced by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, the song was issued as the first single from the Evolution album in 1997. It is Boyz II Men’s fourth (and fifth overall) and last chart-topper to date. This song lasted for one week as the #1 song on the Billboard Hot 100.

We’ll also take you back to 2003. The #1 song on Billboard Hot 100 on that day was “Baby Boy” by Beyoncé feat. Sean Paul.

“Baby Boy” is a song recorded by American recording artist Beyoncé, featuring Jamaican reggae singer Sean Paul. It was composed by Knowles, Paul, Scott Storch, Robert Waller and Jay-Z for her 2003 debut studio album Dangerously in Love. It topped the Billboard Hot 100 charts for nine weeks and was Knowles’ longest-running solo number-one single until 2007.

That’s it for now. See you again next week for Today in Billboard Hot 100 History. Catch us every Sunday. Special thanks to Billboard for Today in Billboard Hot 100 History.

Today in Billboard Hot 100 History – October 4

Today in Billboard Hot 100 History – September 27

As far as you have heard, Brigada News FM National recapped the #1 hits of Billboard Hot 100 throughout its history on the segment “Powercells Flashback #1 Song” during the program “Brigada Balita Nationwide sa Umaga.” Listen to that program every Mondays-Saturdays, 7:00-7:15am on Brigada News FM stations nationwide. As for the Sunday edition, I will post the hits that were #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 era.

We’ll take you back to 1975. The #1 song on Billboard Hot 100 on that day was “I’m Sorry”/”Calypso” by John Denver.

“I’m Sorry” was John Denver’s final number one pop hit released throughout his career, while “Calypso” was written as a tribute to Jacques-Yves Costeau and his research ship Calypso. Both tracks lasted one week on the top of Billboard Hot 100 charts.

We’ll also take you back to 2008. The #1 song on Billboard Hot 100 on that day was “So What” by P!nk.

“So What” is a song recorded by Pink for her fifth studio album “Funhouse.” It was written by Pink, Max Martin, and Shellback, and produced by Martin. The lyrics of that song was based on Pink’s separation from motocross racer Carey Hart, which occurred six months before the song’s release. It became Pink’s highest selling single in the United States, with sales of over four million downloads. It lasted one week on the Billboard Hot 100 charts.

That’s it for now. I will post Today in Billboard Hot 100 History every Sunday and it will be my new tradition on this blog. For the current Billboard Hot 100 charts, go to this blog. Special thanks to Billboard for Today in Billboard Hot 100 History.

Today in Billboard Hot 100 History – September 27