Alapaap

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"Alapaap"
Single by Eraserheads
from the album CiRcuS
Released 1994
Format 7"
Recorded 1994
Genre Alternative rock, indie rock
Length 4:23
Label Musiko
Writer(s) Ely Buendia
Producer(s) Robin Rivera
Eraserheads singles chronology
"With a Smile"
(1995)
"Alapaap"
(1995)
"Minsan"
(1995)
Circus track listing

"Alapaap" (English: Skies) is a song by the Eraserheads from the album Circus. The song was the band's ninth hit single and the fourth hit single from the album. The song has been covered by 6cyclemind twice (in 2005 with Ney Dimaculangan and 2012 with Tutti Caringal). The song starts with a bass riff by Buddy Zabala.

Controversy[edit]

Senator Vicente Sotto III called for the banning of "Alapaap" from airplay, claiming that the song is drug oriented. The band, however, replied to the allegations through a letter to the lawmaker.

Performances[edit]

The band performed the song in their historical reunion concert last August 30, 2008 as an opening song.

The band last performed the song in their Final Set concert last March 7, 2009 wherein they played the song in a different rendition.

Notes[edit]

  • The intro of the song is used as the melody for "Whole Lotta Lovin'", a song by the late rapper Francis Magalona.
  • One may think that the song is about a deceased person in the heavens who's inviting his friend to join him. Perhaps what lead to the drug allegations of the song was the line "masdan mo ang aking mata" ("notice my eyes").
  • No music video was made for the song.

Covers[edit]

  • 6Cyclemind covered the song from the OPM Various Artist Album, UltraElectroMagneticJam fronted by former vocalist Ney Dimaculangan in 2005, 7 years later, the band covered the song again but it was now vocalize by new frontman Tutti Caringal (formerly from Protein Shake) and duet with Eunice Jorge of the pop rock band Gracenote from the compilation album, The Reunion: An Eraserheads Tribute Album in 2012.

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