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Billboard Hot 100 – October 17, 2015

Here are the Top 10 songs from the Billboard Hot 100 for the week of October 17, 2015.

1. The Weeknd – The Hills. No. 1 last week.

2. Justin Bieber – What Do You Mean?. No. 2 last week.

3. Drake – Hotline Bling. No. 4 last week.

4. The Weeknd – Can’t Feel My Face. No. 3 last week.

5. Fetty Wap feat. Remy Boyz – 679. No. 6 last week.

6. R. City feat. Adam Levine – Locked Away. No. 7 last week.

7. Silento – Watch Me. No. 5 last week.

8. Taylor Swift – Wildest Dreams. No. 10 last week.

9. Shawn Mendes – Stitches. No. 11 last week.

10. Selena Gomez feat. A$AP Rocky – Good for You. No. 8 last week.

All videos of the Top 10 songs can be viewed above. Our thanks to Billboard for this week’s Hot 100 Top 10.

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Bubble Gang Parodies Eat Bulaga’s Kalyeserye

Juancho Trivino and Denise Barbacena as Albert and Badel, aka the AlBad tandem. (Photo credit: GMA Network/Bubble Gang Official Twitter)

‘Bubble Gang”s list of parodies continue to grow.

Just recently, the long-running GMA gag show capitalized on the popularity of ‘Eat Bulaga”s Kalyeserye by creating a parody called ‘Istambay-serye’. In the skit ‘Istambay sa Looban’, Denise Barbacena and Juancho Trivino were cast as Badel and Albert, respectively, and the tandem were dubbed as AlBad.

The duo spoofed the mannerisms of the AlDub (Alden Richards and Maine ‘Yaya Dub’ Mendoza) tandem, from the ‘pabebe wave’ to the use of Dubsmash. Even Lolo Nidoro/Antoinetta (Betong), a parody of Lola Nidora (Wally Bayola), was introduced to give Badel and Albert some trouble.

Though the ‘Istambay-serye’ became the main focus of the skit, Michael V, Sef Cadayona and Antonio Aquitania continue to narrate the story via a song, with the squatters interrupting in between. This unique wrinkle helps ‘Istambay sa Looban’ maintain its unconventional style.

Within weeks, the AlBad tandem became successful, and AlDub fans gave the parody mostly positive reviews. AlBad even plans to spoof the AlDub-starred commercials in future episodes.

The skit only shows that after 20 years, ‘Bubble Gang’ continues to be the ultimate source for the best pop culture parodies. And speaking of 20 years, please stand by for a future article that will commemorate the show’s 20th anniversary.