My Lockdown Playlist: Manila Sounds of the 70s & 80s

This has been getting some serious air time in this sunny weather...

By Ben Brown | 26 May 2020

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In between the endless Netflix binges and cans of Strongbow, this lockdown experience has seen me smash through a long list of Spotify playlists.

It has resulted in me listening to some seriously obscure stuff, including a day of Chief Ebeneezer Obey and a particularly dark evening listening to Cheryl Tweedy/Cole, which ended up mostly being (the brilliant) ‘Let You’ on repeat.

This last week though I’ve been solely concentrating on this: Manila Sounds of the 70s and 80s – a collection of random tunes from the Philippine capital that will have you toe-tapping and dancing in no time.

It includes such classics as Awitin Mo, Isasayaw Ko and Pinoy Ako, both of which are set to be your brand-new favourite songs of the summer.

Sat in your back yard (or your balcony), in the sun with a cider – this playlist is perfect and I guarantee you’ll be listening to it for the rest of lockdown.