With the seasons changing, we’re feeling a little nostalgic. We’re switching up our playlist and adding some of our favorite OG Youtube Songs to the mix. Whether it’s an original or a cover, you can’t mention OGs without including AJ Rafael, Jeremy Passion, Gabe Bondoc, Melissa Polinar, JR Aquino, and more!
Check out what we listed down and let us know if we nailed it or what else you’d add!
We gotta kick off with AJ Rafael & Jesse Barrera on the original, “She Was Mine.” Honesty, who doesn’t know the lyrics? We’re already singing along!
Okay, JR Aquino’s “By Chance (You & I)” immediately gets stuck in you head…*you and I could be like Sonny and Cher* and you know the rest.
Here comes the unofficial Filipino national anthem. Jeremy Passion’s “Lemonade.” We don’t think there’s anything else to say.
Melissa Polinar’s “Try” is 12 years old! On it’s 10-year anniversary, she re-released the song to commemorate not only the debut of the track but also her journey. We’re all feeling nostalgic.
Okay so this medley made all of us want to be part of this friend group. How many times have we gone to a family party and all the kids had to perform? Albert Posis originally posted this impromptu moment among friends and it definitely turned into a medley staple circa early 2010s.
We couldn’t leave out Gabe Bondoc and “You’re It.” Watching the video along screams OG. It was before all the fancy set ups, we see a lot now but it’s just Gabe, a mic, and his guitar. We couldn’t ask for anything more.
So who remembers “Hey Soul Sister” being played everywhere? We do! But Joseph Vincent’s acoustic cover showcases his natural talent. This was definitely on repeat when it first came out and it’s still on repeat.
We love, love Kina Grannis and although it’s not February yet, we have to include “Valentine.” The music video is one of the cutest you’ll see and the song is one you can’t get enough of.
You know we had to include a bonus track! It’s another mash up that includes Jeremy Passion, Inigo Pascual, and Gabe Bondoc. They myx it up with their original songs for a medley of “Catching One Lemonade.”
JR Aquino is back with a new track and blessing our ears. Although Attachment doesn’t release until November 25th, we are ready! The track features Venus and Reagan Capaci.
Who’s just as hyped as we are? What type of vibe do you think it’ll have?
Download / stream here when it releases
JR Aquino is a singer/songwriter from Anchorage Alaska who now resides in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was in the Top 44 of American Idol: Season 4 and was a member of Team Ceel-Lo on The Voice: Season 3. He continues to create and produce music to positively impact people all around the world.
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