juan karlos’ ERE is giving smash hit, and we love to see it.
When juan karlos released his first new album in three years, Sad Songs and Bullshit Part 1, last September, the OPM star probably imagined the LP would give a sense of comfort to those who may relate to the body of work’s themes. After all, the album is a commentary and reflection on love and loss as it follows a story of a persona speaking in a love lost, painfully questioning their self-worth and breaking down that ultimately concludes with a reformation and restoration of a renewed man. But the LP not only resonated with audiences, it did so on a mass scale, mainly thanks to the runaway success of ERE.
INIWAN SA ERE
The second track of the album, ERE is four minutes and forty-four seconds of everything we love about juan karlos, lyrics that hit extra hard about a man who felt left betrayed and vocals that bring out that pain and emotion. It’s no wonder then that the anthem has taken a life of its own, especially if you’ve been on TikTok as of late. And unlike most tracks that go viral on the platform, ERE has seen two sections of the track make the rounds.
With a push from juan karlos himself, the chorus line “Oh, di ba? Nakakaputangina” became a go-to for many to soundtrack the BS of life, whether that be floods or exuberant spending of public funds. Later in the song, the lyrics “Tatlong bilyon, ikaw lang nga ang aking gusto,” became its own viral trend on TikTok as the OST to celebrate milestones in a relationship. Two different parts of the same song that sound completely unalike without context going viral at the same time, we love to see it. Crisp cursing aside, the song also has that gave-you-motivation-but-is-not-actually-ready-to-commit energy that has us saying, ‘same’.
All that and more has led juan karlos’ ERE to not be left hanging as it has broken a slew of streaming records, both locally and abroad. Here’s a rundown of the achievements the chart-topper has earned.
BIGGEST SINGLE-DAY STREAMS FOR AN OPM SONG ON SPOTIFY PHILIPPINES
ERE overthrew fellow breakout hit, Lola Amour’s Raining in Manila, to hold the record as the biggest single-day streams ever recorded for an OPM song. The track then went on to break its own record multiple times.
FIRST OPM SONG TO RECEIVE ONE MILLION STREAMS IN A SINGLE DAY
Out of the tens of thousands of OPM songs on Spotify, ERE became the first local track ever to receive more than 1 million streams in a single day as well as on multiple days. At this rate, it might just crack the 2 million mark.
BIGGEST SINGLE-DAY STREAMS FOR ANY SONG ON SPOTIFY PHILIPPINES
With a current tally of 1.779 million streams, a number the song will probably surpass, ERE holds the record for the biggest single-day streams for any song on Spotify Philippines. The previous record holder? Taylor Swift’s Mine (Taylor’s Version). The Eres Tour when?
FIRST OPM SONG TO CRACK THE GLOBAL SPOTIFY CHART TOP 200
When the kids of 2050 ask you what the first Filipino song was to enter the Global Spotify Chart, you can tell them it was juan karlos’ ERE when it logged 1.22 million streams and debuted at #177.
FIRST OPM SONG TO REACH THE GLOBAL SPOTIFY CHART TOP 100
Clocking in at a jaw-dropping 1.4 million streams in a single day, ERE climbed up 90 spots to land at #87 on the Global Spotify Charts, making it the first OPM song to crack the Top 100. It has since climbed higher to #58, inching ever so closer to the Top 50 chart. If you want to know how big of a deal that is, it means ERE is one of the most streamed tracks on Spotify in the world right now.
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