“Ispagheting pababa at pataas!”

“Spaghetti Song” by Sex Bomb Girls | Well, yeah, we had to go there. We had to go there. This was popular, admit it – that weird phase in Philippine pop music where the front lines were the noontime variety shows. We featured, two years ago, Bayani Agbayani’s “Otso Otso” and that certainly went head to head with the Sex Bomb Girls’ “Spaghetti Song” – Magandang Tanghali Bayan versus Eat Bulaga on yet another front. (We know who ultimately won that battle.) It was a weird era, wasn’t it? Childish-sounding songs with weird innuendo, although most of the time it’s really the visuals that pile on the supposed smut. Remove that prejudice, so to speak, and you have a song with a dance routine that kids can do. Remove the visuals altogether, and you have a… well, a dinky song that makes you cringe because it is dinky. Yeah. It was a weird time. But these were popular songs nonetheless. Tells you about the power of television, again. [NB]

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