In 2002, the year Sponge Cola was born, a bootlegged copy of their version of Madonna's Crazy For You ended up in Internet and became an underground hit. Many people think it's original. Because of this and the popularity it created, they pushed original songs to the forefront to remove the stigma of being a cover band.
Sponge Cola's Three Best Selling Album
Sponge Cola (2008)
Only one of the few bands that couldn’t help but hit, Sponge Cola went on to producing chart-topping singles such as KLSP, Gemini, Jeepney, Bitiw, Tuliro, Movie, Pasubali, Puso, Ayt!, Makapiling Ka, Di Na Mababawi and so on.
Just recently, Sponge Cola’s Tambay (EP) earned the band a diamond record in sales.
The band released its newest and 4th album Araw Oras Tagpuan. Armo said they just wanted to create something that strings their ideas on space, time, fate and choice together.
Araw Oras Tagpuan consists of 12 tracks that include massive hits Tambay, Regal and the new hit single Kay Tagal Kang Hinintay. Other songs included are Walang Wakas which became the theme song of ABS-CBN’s series Wansapanatym: Rod Santiago’s Buhawi Jack; New Steel which features Paolo Valenciano of Salamin, Ria Redulla, and Los Magno of Out of Body Special; and Warning featuring Norma Love, Iwa Motor, and Mowmow of Tanya Markova.
The album Araw Oras Tagpuan is out now in all major record bars nationwide under Universal Records.
Trivia. The group got their name after R.S. Surtee's Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour. They won several competitions that made them popular. Soon after that, they learned that there's an existing band using the same name. Instead of changing their band name, they decided to just add a word and keep the name since they were already known and related to Sponge. And why Cola? Yael said that Cola is an everyday thing for Filipino and this word is easy enough to remember, thus named their band Sponge Cola.
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