|Ang big hair! Ack!!! 😀 | 1992
I was not more than 23 here but, man, the stylist made me look older than my mom! Hahahahahahaha!!!
The above photo was my very first ‘glamour shot’ for a newspaper article they were going to write about me. It was a feature on the San Miguel Beer Ad’s Centennial Jingle – 100 Years of San Mig – which featured the late great Fernando Poe Jr. as the hero on a horse. I got to sing the jingle. I don’t have a recording of it. Sayang.
Anywoohoo, the song for Throwback Thursday is a (not so) old one from 1996. I got to record this pop OPM for my debut self-titled album, Chiqui Pineda. It was written by dear friend, Mr. Vehnee Saturno and his brother Freddie Saturno. Vehnee is one of the reasons I was able to break into the recording world back in Manila in the early 90s and I owe him so much of my earlier success. Salamat, Kuya Vehn!
As most romantic and senti Pinoys know, the one song from my first album, How Did You Know – composed by Ms Cecile Azarcon Inocentes – was promoted first. I wanted it that way and was so glad I picked a winner. It went on to become the huge hit that it is now. This song I’m sharing with you didn’t get to see the light of day much. Or so I thought. A few years later, a powerful singer named Jaya re-recorded her own version and it became her very first big hit.
The rest is history. Here is Tanging Ikaw by the original singer…me! 😉