The Spinners

♪ Love Has Come My Way (Heart Evangelista, 2002) ♪

In Compilation, OPM, Pop, Richard Bolisay, Track Reviews on December 8, 2010 at 5:02 am

The first Himig Handog Love Songs spawned a lot of hits: “Hindi Na Bale” (Jessa Zaragoza), “Kung Ako Ba Siya” (Piolo Pascual), “This Guy’s In Love With You, Pare” (Chito Miranda), “Hanggang” (Wency Cornejo), “Kung Ako Na Lang Sana” (Bituin Escalante). Basically all the songs in the compilation, hearing them for the first time on the radio, were fresh and interesting, but it was Heart Evangelista’s “Love Has Come My Way” that easily became a classic. At the time Heart was managed by Star Magic, a bubbly if not trying hard host of Myx, and still hadn’t ruined her life being involved with Jericho Rosales. That’s when we really took her seriously, and this song seemed to close that part of her for good. Even when she screams “I LOVE YOUU!” in the bridge, we sing along with her and think she’s just being sweet. And when she tells And itch will always be a happy day / because love has come my way . . . how perfect can it get for an honest-to-goodness hearty laugh?

*included in the upcoming “A Decade in POP: OPM in 50 Songs”

– Richard Bolisay

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