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Huling El Bimbo - Eraserheads
This song won the MTV Asian Viewer's Choice Award in 1997, making the Eraserheads the first and only Filipino artists to have ever won the award
There are two known versions of the song. The first one has the singer continuing to chant the chorus until the song fades. The second version replaces the monotonous chant with a guitar solo and an orchestra ensemble playing the chorus. The music video uses the 2nd version.
The first and second verses tell about the narrator's youth, when he would frequently visit his childhood friend, a girl, by hanging around in her huge house after school. The girl was a good dancer, but she was at her best when dancing the el bimbo. The boy would often visit the girl after school to learn the dance, and always felt awkward doing it. It was at this point that the boy realized he was in love with the girl.
The third verse fast-forwards to the present, after the narrator and his childhood friend had not met for a long time. The girl, according to gossip, became an unwed single mother and apparently earned a living as a dishwasher in the then-seedy district of Ermita, Manila. Finally, the narrator reveals that his childhood friend had died after being hit and run by an unnamed vehicle.
At this point, the narrator regrets not being open with his feelings. He ultimately realizes that his feelings will remain forever unrequited and that the only time he'll be able to dance with her again will be inside his dreams.
The events of the narrator's childhood seem to be set before or around the 1960s or 1970s, as he mentions that his childhood friend looks like a Filipina actress popular in the 1940s named Paraluman, portrayed by stage & movie actress, Wena Basco.
The music video, directed by AURAEUS SOLITO, basically retells the lyrics of the song.
There are some additions, though:
After the four boys (who become the Eraserheads) and their childhood friend, Paraluman make a ruckus after their dance, the friend's mother comes in, and in sheer anger she breaks the El Bimbo vinyl record into pieces and takes her daughter away.
The Eraserheads dance with their childhood friend, now wearing white. But she tells them that it is their last dance ("Ito na ang huling El Bimbo," "This is our last El Bimbo"). She then collapses in their arms.
The Eraserheads bury their childhood friend in a spot filled with leaves afterwards each of them threw pieces of broken El Bimbo vinyl record they used during their childhood days, while uttering parting words to their beloved friend
ELY: Ang gabi ay natulog.
MARCUS: Ang araw ay ok.
BUDDY: Si Paraluman ay magaling
RAYMUND: Ang pag-ibig natunaw
As they turn their backs, the woman rises like a zombie and styrosnow falls. Later, the burial spot is in flames.
At the end of the video, the childhood friends continues to dance until the song ends.
Female lead role by theater artist WENA BASCO
Cinematography by LOUIE QUIRINO
Production Design by KARISSA VILLA
"ANG HULING EL BIMBO" Released 1996
by: BMG RECORDS (Pilipinas), INC.
Retrieved from "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ang_Huling_El_Bimbo"
Music video by Eraserheads performing Ang Huling El Bimbo. (C) 1995 BMG Records (Pilipinas), Inc.
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Kamikazee - Ang Huling El Bimbo
Kamukha mo si Paraluman
No'ng tayo ay bata pa
At ang galing-galing mong sumayaw
Mapa-Boogie man o Chacha
Ngunit ang paborito
Ay pagsayaw mo ng El Bimbo
Pagkagaling sa 'skwela ay didiretso na sa inyo
At buong maghapon ay tinuturuan mo ako
Magkahawak ang ating kamay at walang kamalay-malay
Na tinuruan mo ang puso ko na umibig na tunay
Naninigas aking katawan
'Pag umikot na ang plaka
Patay sa kembot ng bewang mo
At pungay ng 'yong mga mata
Lumiliwanag ang buhay
Habang tayo'y magkaakbay
At dahan-dahang dumudulas
Ang kamay ko sa makinis mong braso, hooh
Sana noon pa man ay sinabi na sa iyo, hoh
Kahit hindi na uso ay ito lang ang alam ko
La la la la, la la, la la, la la la
Lumipas ang maraming taon
'Di na tayo nagkita
Balita ko'y may anak ka na
Ngunit walang asawa
Tagahugas ka raw
Ng pinggan sa may Ermita
At isang gabi'y nasagasaan
Sa isang madilim na eskinita, hah
Lahat ng pangarap ko'y bigla lang natunaw
Sa panaginip na lang pala kita maisasayaw
La la la la, la la, la la, la la la [2x]
Directed by: Auraeus Solito
Location: the director's residence
Filmed in: February 1996
(audio track re-dubbed by Schizo)
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*This is just a simplified version of the song for Beginner - Intermediate level guitarists. I hope this helps.
**Check the link below for the pre chorus breakdown.
Here's the strumming pattern: D for Down, U for UP
| D D U U D D D U | repeat
Here's a breakdown of the pre chorus strumming pattern
This is for educational purposes.