Star Records celebrates 15 years with Mr. Papabol, Vhong Navarro

Vhong Navarro’s upbeat songs such as "Pamela," "Totoy Bibo" and "Mr. Papabol" are included in the 18-track album titled I.Star Best of Dance/Novelty.

Through the years, Star Records has churned out dance and novelty songs that has become part of Filipino pop culture.

Brandishing the "best of dance & novelty songs," the recording company celebrates its 15th anniversary by releasing a new album that will surely make listeners groove once more. When Mr. Vhong Navarro learned about the plans to release the track "Mr. Papabol," his initial reaction was: "Una sabi ko, Joke, joke, joke ’to? Joke ’to?"

The dancer-turned-comedian actor chose the most memorable song among the ditties that he popularized in the past: "Ang di ko malilimutan ang ’Pamela.’ Kasi yun yung una kong kinanta, e."

The song triggered a dance craze in the country and it earned for him a triple Platinum award. It even inspired a movie titled Otso Otso Pamela-mela Wan, which was topbilled by Vhong and Bayani Agbayani.

He recalls: "Ayokong gawin, pero sobra sina Kuya Nix [Nixon Sy, Star Records Promo Unit Head], sina Tita Annabelle [Regalado, managing director of Star Records] ang nangungulit sa ’kin, pati si Direk Chito [Roño, Vhong’s manager].

"Kasi nga hindi ako kumpiyansa dun sa gagawin ko. Kasi talagang hindi naman ako singer e, di ba? I mean, ang maganda kasi dito novelty, kumbaga kahit sino pwede kumanta, kailangan lang may dating, so talagang pinipilit nila ako na gawin yun. Di ba dapat pag singer inom kang tubig, salabat...ang ininom ko, beer. Beer kasi para lumakas yung kumpiyansa ko kasi nanonood sa ’kin si Direk Chito, e. Binabantayan ako tapos magaling na composer, Christian Martinez nanonood sila. Talagang nanginginig ako di talaga ako kumpiyansa para dun."

Get ready to bring out your dancing shoes as you listen to the second of the five compilation albums (CD-serye) to be released by Star Records in time for its 15th anniversary. It features upbeat songs from various artists such as Willie Revillame’s "Boom Tarat Tarat," which is always played during Wowowee; Sandara Park’s first single "In Or Out;" and the "Bonggacious" song popularized by Pokwang and a lot more.

One I.Star Best of Dance/Novelty songs CD is available in record bars for only P99. Tracks from the album may also be downloaded via Star Records’s website.


1. Mr. Papabol - Vhong Navarro
2. Boom Taratr Tarat - Williw Revillame
3. Kembot - Amber
4. Dulce Tira Tira - Diorap Etc
5. In Or Out - Sandara
6. Sana Kunin Ka Na Ni Lord - Pokwang
7. Ang Ganda Ko - Sandara
8. Totoy Bibbo - Vhong Navarro
9. Don Romantiko - Vhong Navarro
10. Ako’y Napapa Uhh - Gladys and the Boxers
11. Otso - Otso - Bayani Agbayani
12. Pamela - Vhong Navarro
13. Ye Ye Vonel - April Boy
14. Tanging Ina N’yo - Ai Ai Delas Alas
15. Walang Iwanan - Lito Camo
16. Wowowee - Willie Revillame
17. Chickboy - Vhing Navarro
18. Bonggacious - Pokwang



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