Thai international superstar BamBam is coming to Manila! A few weeks before his show, he took to X to ask what Filipino songs he should perform—and his fans gave him plenty of options.
Three things you should know about soloist and GOT7 member BamBam: first, he’s having a concert here in the Philippines on September 22 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum with special guest Sandara Park! AREA 52 is his first solo world tour, with stops in Manila, Seoul, Bangkok, Macau, and more.
2023-2024 BamBam THE 1ST WORLD TOUR [AREA 52] IN MANILA— iMe Philippines (@ImePhilippines) September 1, 2023
Guess who will be the guest artist for [Area 52] in Manila?
None other than our beloved….Sandara Park!
Wondering what special performances will they prepare for Philippines fans?🤔#BAMBAM #THE1STWORLDTOUR #AREA52 #GOT7 pic.twitter.com/vaJrq6YwPE
Second, along with Dara, he could also be an honorary Filipino with the way he partakes in our meme (and drinking) culture. He says “shot puno” almost every chance he gets! And third, BamBam has been immersed in OPM for a while now. He’s performed Filipino song Ngiti by Ronnie Liang several times over the years, including during KPOP Masterz Manila last year.
So, when he asked his fans on X for Filipino song suggestions to sing at his concert, Bammies jumped at the chance to recommend upbeat dance songs, emotional ballads, and even threw in some joke songs for the idol to consider. Below are some of the frequently-suggested and top-liked songs that we hope he performs at the concert!
Any philippine song you want to hear at #AREA52 ?— BamBam (@BamBam1A) September 3, 2023
GENTO – SB19
Gento with performance please— ◡̈ PALOY✿🛸✿AREA52 ◡̈ (@japan_ploy) September 3, 2023
Following the trend of K-Pop idols dancing to SB19’S Gento, so many fans suggested the song to the idol, hoping for a full performance complete with the powerful choreo. If he does pick Gento, we know he’ll kill it.
RAINING IN MANILA – LOLA AMOUR
Raining in Manila by Lola Amour 🌧️— 𝙏𝙚𝙖𝙢 𝘽𝙖𝙢𝘽𝙖𝙢 𝙎𝙥𝙖𝙘𝙚 (@TeamBamBamSpace) September 3, 2023
Clear skies or otherwise, a Raining in Manila performance will surely brighten up our day. We’d love to see the idol sing it with a stadium full of people screaming it at the top of their lungs.
I WANT YOU – SB19
I want you by SB19 with full choreo 👀👀👀👀🤣https://t.co/c0u7U4PQcX— ZelAtin ⚠️ ❖ (@ZelAtin10) September 3, 2023
Another SB19 song makes it to BamBam’s replies! The R&B track would 100% be right up BamBam’s alley, as the artist’s solo music, like his track Subliminal, is infused with R&B and just as smooth.
BIBINGKA – BEN&BEN
sweet song with Christmas vibe: Bibingka – Ben and Ben— GOT7 lockscreens (@screensevens) September 3, 2023
fun song with dance performance: Gento – SB19
fun song with dance (with Dara? 😁): In or Out – Sandara Park
Kicking off the Christmas season, this fan suggested Ben&Ben’s Bibingka, a wistful song that will surely make the night just that much sweeter.
MABAGAL – MOIRA DELA TORRE & DANIEL PADILLA
BamBam, please sing Mabagal 🏻https://t.co/0jSpymlGKO— 𝑗𝑢𝑣𝑦 (@sevendless) September 3, 2023
This slow, nostalgic hit performed by Moira Dela Torre and Daniel Padilla in the 2019 Himig Handog music competition is soothing and romantic, and hearing BamBam sing it would totally be swoon-worthy.
CHUVA CHOO CHOO – JOLINA MAGDANGAL & NIKKI VALDEZ
Chuva choo choo by jolina magdangal— AHGASISters ➐ BamBam in Manila (@AHGASISters_) September 3, 2023
The star, a jokester himself, is not safe from his own fans’ pranks, and suggestions like Jolina Magdangal’s upbeat Chuva Choo Choo would make for a hilarious moment in the show.
LEAVES – BEN&BEN
Leaves by @BenAndBenMusic— AHGASISters ➐ BamBam in Manila (@AHGASISters_) September 3, 2023
IKAW – YENG CONSTANTINO
Ikaw by Yeng Constantino ☺️— 𝙏𝙚𝙖𝙢 𝘽𝙖𝙢𝘽𝙖𝙢 𝙎𝙥𝙖𝙘𝙚 (@TeamBamBamSpace) September 3, 2023
Ikaw is an emotional Filipino ballad by singer-songwriter Yeng Constantino, emotional and romantic. Actor and artist Seo In-Guk also covered the song during his 2023 Manila fanmeeting as did Stray Kids’ Bang Chan during the group’s concert earlier this year! We can already see BamBam wholeheartedly throwing himself into singing those scream-worthy lyrics.
PASILYO – SUNKISSED LOLA
pasilyo by sunkissed lola— ً (@jackbboms) September 3, 2023
This wedding-themed love song is perfect for the idol who’s known to be a big flirt as he matches his own fans’ energy. Once he sings a song like this with his signature playful charm, it’s over for everyone in that stadium.
CHRISTMAS IN OUR HEARTS – JOSE MARI CHAN
it's christmas time already in the philippines so if u want… u can sing thishttps://t.co/I0gwCqfmlk— elle 𓅪 (@GOT7isOT7) September 3, 2023
And of course, what’s an event in the Ber months without the Filipino Christmas song? Hopefully BamBam gets wind of our rich Christmas culture and he and his Bammies turn the Araneta Coliseum into one big caroling session.