7 P-pop song covers that are better than the originals

Dec 11, 2023 0 comments
Get ready to groove to the beat, because our local pop industry is taking over! The rising P-Pop groups have shown us how multitalented they are, serving up talent, skills, and passion that we can't get enough of. And they're not just stopping there - they're also giving us a fresh new take on some of the best pop songs. 

From kilig-inducing love anthems to pop-funk twists on classic hits, P-Pop groups are bringing new life to some of our favorite songs. Get ready to jam along with these dynamic renditions that will have you hitting repeat!

Da Coconut Nut by BINI


This cover may have been released two years ago, but it still feels like a fresh and exciting take on the iconic novelty song originally recorded by Smokey Mountain. BINI gives the song a new flavor with their contemporary beats and electronic elements, creating a fusion of classic and modern sound that will make you want to dance the night away.

And let's talk about the music video - it's an absolute blast! The girls of BINI show off their playful personalities and impressive dance skills, making it a fun and entertaining watch. It's clear that the group is having a blast with this cover, and their infectious energy is sure to make you smile.

With their rendition of Da Coconut Nut, BINI proves they are not afraid to take on classic Filipino hits and give them a fresh twist!

Natataranta by LITZ 


Released as their pre-debut single, LITZ’s Natataranta is a fierce upbeat pop rendition of the song originally recorded by the singer and actor, James Reid. Here, LITZ showcased their powerful vocals mixed with dynamic dance moves, giving the song a more pop and electric-funk vibe. LITZ really gave us a new flavor with this rendition! *chef’s kiss*

Hanap-Hanap by P-POP GENERATION



Who wouldn’t forget about the ultimate JaDine kilig anthem?  With their sweet vocals and harmonization, P-Pop Generation served us kilig overload with this cover. Hanap-Hanap is a catchy romantic single popularized by the former love team, James Reid and Nadine Lustre. Honestly, hearing this rendition still brings so much kilig feels until now. 

Bakit Ba Ikaw by SB19


Like many Filipinos, SB19 did not miss the chance to sing this famous ballad track, Bakit Ba Ikaw, by Filipino music artist Michael Pangilinan. With their leader, Pablo, who took charge of the song arrangement, this rendition of Bakit Ba Ikaw showcased each member's vocal range and harmonies. As one of the leading P-Pop groups in the industry, SB19 had everyone speechless again with their overflowing talents.

Bad Romance by PRESS HIT PLAY


Who wouldn’t think that Lady Gaga’s Bad Romance would be a part of the pre-debut journey of a P-Pop group? Now, that’s a little monster proud moment right there.

While sticking to the original vibe of the song, Press Hit Play’s members JP and Zi.O wrote additional Filipino lyrics and rap verses for this Bad Romance rendition. Giving this 2009 Lady Gaga hit song a fresh and new twist that’s totally captivating.

Porque by ALAMAT


This list would not be complete without Alamat’s rendition of Maldita’s hit single, Porque. As a group that sings in several local languages, Alamat remastered this Chavacano-Filipino hit song with a new rhythm and style. Here, Alamat brought out new colors to the track and showcased the singing prowess of each member.

Time After Time by MNL48



As one of the best pop and soft rock ballads of the 1980s, this Time After Time (Cyndi Lauper) cover by MNL48 proves that it is indeed a timeless hit. Here, MNL48 highlights how diverse and stunning the vocals of each member are. From bubblegum pop to soft and pop rock, MNL48 will serve it all.
Don’t forget to support these new rising groups. Go check out these P-Pop renditions now.




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