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In 150 Words: Where are the Billboard Philippines Charts?

It has been a month since Billboard Philippines last posted its weekly charts.

As many readers know, From the Tube has been publishing the top 10 songs in the Billboard Hot 100 every week both from the U.S. and in the Philippines. The Philippines charts were introduced last June, and the country’s most popular songs are being tabulated via downloads and video and audio streaming from websites such as YouTube and Spotify.

Unfortunately, the last time they posted the Hot 100, the Philippines Top 20 and the Catalog charts was on January 15. They have not posted any since.

The No. 1 song on the Hot 100 that day was ‘Perfect’ by Ed Sheeran, while the top song on the Philippines Top 20 was ‘Titibo-tibo’ by Moira dela Torre. ‘Torete’ by Moonstar 88 topped the Catalog charts.

To the staff running Billboard Philippines, an explanation is definitely needed. The absence of any charts since January 15 is very baffling and it even makes the charts posted by MYX and some top 40 radio stations more legitimate in comparison.

For now, From the Tube will push through with the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 top 10 each week. Until then, wait for further announcements from Billboard Philippines, if there is one.


2 thoughts on “In 150 Words: Where are the Billboard Philippines Charts?

  1. B says:

    It’s kinda sad. I tried contacting them but haven’t received a reply. A lot have changed since they stopped charting. Major movements of “Hayaan Mo Sila” and “Cebuana” can possibly affect the top 10 positions if only they continued posting new charts. “Hayaan Mo Sila” could’ve been number one already.

    • So far, the only local song to top the Billboard Philippines Hot 100 was Titibo-tibo by Moira dela Torre. That was it. Perhaps some unexplained factors beyond their control are holding them back. Anyway, the guys running Billboard Philippines should explain and apologize. We must wait for them otherwise we need to demand their explanation ASAP.

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