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Questionable Lyrics from Pinoy

Songs in the 2000s

by Sherry Tadeja, October 25, 2018 12:33pm

Art by Dani Elevazo

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Questionable Lyrics from Pinoy Songs in the 2000s

by Sherry Tadeja, October 25, 2018 12:33pm
Art by Dani Elevazo
 

Admit it, there's nothing better that could represent the Philippines in the 2000s' than our novelty songs. These comical tunes were often popularized through noon-time shows. They’re so catchy it’s LSS-inducing that people of all ages sing along to it at any given moment—including us when we were kids. Looking back at them now, we realize that the lyrics bore meaningless to very questionable phrases, here are a few of them:

Beep Beep Ang Sabi ng Jeep (2004)
Willie Revillame

"Doobi doobi dapp dapp

Doobi doobi dipp dipp

Doobi doobi dapp dapp

Du dapp da dapp

Bee-beep beep beep beep beep beep beep beep

Dibby dabba

Dooboo dabba"

The beep part is obviously the sound of a jeepney's horn but the rest...we lost track.

Bulaklak (2004)
Viva Hot Babes

"Bubuka ang bulaklak, papasok ang reyna

Sasayaw ng Cha-Cha, ang saya-saya

Boom-ti-ya-ya, boom-ti-ya-ya, boom-ye-ye

Boom-ti-ya-ya, boom-ti-ya-ya, boom-ye-ye"

The lyrics are straight from a childhood game and made it into the local pop music scene through Viva Hot Babes’ version of it.

Halukay Ube (2004)
Sexbomb Dancers

"A-tok

a-tok a-tok

A-pis a-pis a-pis

A-kiss a-kiss a-kiss

Apir apir apir

Aaayyy nabali?

Diligan mo"

We get that A-tok means knock, A-pis means kiss, and Apir means clap? But why the sudden need for gardening?

The Spaghetti Song (2003)
Sexbomb Dancers

“Spaghetting pababa, pababa ng pababa
Spaghetting pataas, pataas ng pataas
Spaghetting pababa, pababa ng pababa
Spaghetting pataas, spaghetting bababa
At pataas!”

We can definitely say the twirling of the hips is being like the spaghetti strand… Right? We tried.

Jumbo Hotdog (2014)
Masculados

"Jumbo hotdog

Kaya mo ba 'to?"

Ha? Hotdog. That’s all we could say.

Otso-Otso (2004)
Bayani Agbayani

"Tayo'y mag-otso-otso (otso-otso)

Otso-otso (otso-otso)

Otso-otso (otso-otso)

Otso-otso na"

We have all loved and danced to this song the question still remains: What's up with eight? Is it the way our backs curl when otso-otso is done?

Patcha (2007)
Mocha Girls

"Patcha pa'delante

Patcha pa'delante

Mobe el cabesa

Y también cadera

Buta arriba mano

Buta arriba mano

Bira bira bira bira

Man sakyut un poco"

The song lyric actually has a translation in the Patcha music video. According to this Reddit post, the Spanish-like lyrics is actually in Chavacano.

Questionable they may seem but no can deny these songs have made the 2000s a much memorable year to look from now. Did we forget some songs? Let us know in the comments!

 

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