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The theme song of Eat Bulaga! ​has been a constant part of the program since its debut in 1982, when the program was launched as one of RPN 9's domestic satellite programs and with Coney Reyes' entry in the Eat Bulaga! family that same period.

The lyrics were penned by Vincent Dybuncio and Pancho Oppus, while the melody was composed by Vic Sotto and musical arrangement by Homer Flores.

This famous theme song was revised many times, and was used to different opening billboards (OBBs) of Eat Bulaga!.

History[]

Until 1982, the show had no real theme song. Instead, a Tough Hits song by Tito, Vic and Joey-- 'It Bulaga' was used in its place. However almost three years since the programme's premiere, its production team and management had realised that it needed a theme song that should be easily recognisable and associable with the now number one noontime variety show. Before the theme song was released, rumours of a new co-host joining the programme was around after Chiqui Hollman left the show. This was confirmed when teasers of the new theme song kept playing the first line of the third stanza ("Sina Tito, Vic at Joey") but immediately cutting it at the end of the second line ("Kasama pati si ---").

Finally on 18 May 1982, the theme song was debuted in the television special Eat... Bulaga!: The DOMSAT Launch. In that same special, the person that for so long was kept a secret to the general viewing public was heralded as the newest part of the EB family— it was Coney Reyes-Mumar.

In 1987, Little Miss Philippines runner-up Aiza Seguerra joined the main cast. But until that time, the original lyrics still mentioned the main four hosts (Tito, Vic, Joey, and Coney). In 1988, on the show's 9th anniversary, the lyrics on the third stanza mentioning the names of the main hosts were revised to include Aiza.

The revised lyrics was unchanged even after the program's move to ABS-CBN 2 in 1989. However, as hosts like Jimmy Santos, Ruby Rodriguez, Christine Jacob, Rio Diaz and Lady Lee were added to the programme, it was clear that the theme was proving to be outdated, especially with the lines mentioning the hosts-- Coney had by now left Eat... Bulaga! in 1991. It was only in 1995, on the same day that EB left ABS-CBN for GMA, that the lyrics were revised to reflect that growing number.

The last major change to the lyrics were made sometime in 1998, coinciding with the centenary of Philippine independence. It is said to be caused by a letter of complaint from the government of Batanes (the northernmost province) concerning that the people there felt left out by the theme song, which had been broadcast there also. Thus, the first line, "Mula Aparri hanggang Jolo" (which is now an expression in itself referring to the whole Philippines) was changed to "Mula Batanes hanggang Jolo" in response to that, and now keeping with the accuracy of the country's "wholeness".

Use[]

Aside from being played over the programme's opening bill boards (as well as in closing bill boards, whenever air time permits), a notable use of the theme song was as an intermission to the jokes and skits made in the original format of the Bulagaan segment.

In this manner, the song was divided into its four stanzas, and usually played over with a laugh track (which for the longest time, had been that of a anonymous person's "bungisngis"), serving as an accompaniment to the dancers at time along with the hosts, all clapping or snapping fingers while swaying from one side to the other. However, since Bulagaan's adoption of the roulette/knock-knock joke mechanics, the theme song has been used only as the opening and closing for the segment. Eventually, as the song's rendition became more "modernised", it has fell into disuse.

For a time, the programme also used to open with the singing of the theme song, and as such, simple dance steps for the audience were supplied for this purpose.

Some variations of the theme song also served as a background theme to the programme's on-line segments produced on-line, most notably that of Kuwentong Eat Bulaga!, playing over whoever was being interviewed.

Even with the gradual nonuse of the programme's theme song, certain lines remain popular with the masses and clearly linked with Eat Bulaga!. A fine example is the line "Isang libo't isang tuwa", which has since become the host's unofficial motto and maxim. Another example is "Mula Batanes hanggang Jolo", usually used as a merism for the entirety of the Philippines (as Batanes is the northernmost province, and Jolo being close to the southernmost).

Lyrics[]

Changes in the lyrics are highlighted in bold.

1982-1988[]

1988-1995[]

1995-1998[]

1998-present[]

Mula Aparri hanggang Jolo

Saan ka man ay halina kayo
Isang libo't isang tuwa
Buong bansa, Eat... Bulaga!

Buong bansa ay nagkakaisa
Sa tuwa't saya na aming dala
Isang libo't isang tuwa
Buong bansa, Eat... Bulaga!

Sina Tito, Vic, at Joey
Kasama pati si Coney
Apat silang nagbibigay
Ligaya sa ating buhay

Buong bansa ay nagkakaisa
Sa tuwa't saya na aming dala
Isang libo't isang tuwa
Buong bansa, Eat... Bulaga!

Mula Aparri hanggang Jolo

Saan ka man ay halina kayo
Isang libo't isang tuwa
Buong bansa, Eat... Bulaga!

Buong bansa ay nagkakaisa
Sa tuwa't saya na aming dala
Isang libo't isang tuwa
Buong bansa, Eat... Bulaga!

Sina Tito, Vic, at Joey
Si Aiza at si Coney
Silang lahat ay nagbibigay
Ligaya sa ating buhay

Buong bansa ay nagkakaisa
Sa tuwa't saya na aming dala
Isang libo't isang tuwa
Buong bansa, Eat... Bulaga!

Mula Aparri hanggang Jolo

Saan ka man ay halina kayo
Isang libo't isang tuwa
Buong bansa, Eat... Bulaga!

Buong bansa ay nagkakaisa
Sa tuwa't saya na aming dala
Isang libo't isang tuwa
Buong bansa, Eat... Bulaga!

Sina Tito, Vic, at Joey
Barkada'y dumarami
Silang lahat ay nagbibigay
Ligaya sa ating buhay

Buong bansa ay nagkakaisa
Sa tuwa't saya na aming dala
Isang libo't isang tuwa
Buong bansa, Eat... Bulaga!

Mula Batanes hanggang Jolo

Saan ka man ay halina kayo
Isang libo't isang tuwa
Buong bansa, Eat... Bulaga!

Buong bansa ay nagkakaisa
Sa tuwa't saya na aming dala
Isang libo't isang tuwa
Buong bansa, Eat... Bulaga!

Sina Tito, Vic, at Joey
Barkada'y dumarami
Silang lahat ay nagbibigay
Ligaya sa ating buhay

Buong bansa ay nagkakaisa
Sa tuwa't saya na aming dala
Isang libo't isang tuwa
Buong bansa, Eat... Bulaga!


Special variations[]

Changes in the lyrics are highlighted in bold.

SexBomb Girls version[]

In 2003, Eat Bulaga! modified its opening billboard, logo, and theme song to highlight the rising popularity of the SexBomb Girls. The SexBomb Girls performed the remix of the Eat Bulaga! theme song for its new opening billboard.

Eat... Bulaga! Aww!
Yehey! Ang saya-saya!
Pekmo? Pekmo!
Pwede? Pwede!
Get get aww!

Mula Batanes hanggang Jolo
Saan ka man ay halina kayo
Isang libo't, isang tuwa
Buong bansa
(Oy, oy, oy, oy, aww!)
Eat... Bulaga!

Sina Papa Vic at Joey
Buong tropa ay kasali
Silang lahat ang nagbibigay
Ligaya sa ating buhay

Pwede?

Buong bansa ay nagkakaisa
Sa tuwa't saya na aming dala
Isang libo't, isang tuwa
Buong bansa
(Oy, oy, get get aww!)
Eat... Bulaga!

Kapuso niyo, kasama niyo
Pilipinas
Laban, laban o bawi, bawi
Get get aww!
Eat... Bulaga!

Aww!

Silver Special version[]

Mula Batanes hanggang Jolo
Saan ka man ay halina kayo
Isang libo't, isang tuwa
Buong bansa
Eat Bulaga!

Buong bansa ay nagkakaisa
Sa tuwa't saya na aming dala
Isang libo't, isang tuwa
Buong bansa
Eat Bulaga!

Isuda Tito, Vic, ken Joey
Barkada'y umad ado dan
Silang tanan ay naghahandog
Kalipayan sa atong buhay

Union el entero pais para
Del alegria te lleva kame
Sarong ribo, sarong ogma
Gabos kita
Eat Bulaga!

Sina Tito, Vic at Joey
Barkada'y dumarami
Silang lahat ay nagbibigay
Ligaya sa ating buhay

Buong bansa ay nagkakaisa
Sa tuwa't saya na aming dala
Isang libo't, isang tuwa
Buong bansa
Eat Bulaga!

Isang libo't, isang tuwa
Buong bansa
Eat Bulaga!

2006 version[]

Mula Batanes hanggang Jolo
Saan ka man ay halina tayo
Isang libo't, isang tuwa
Buong bansa
Eat Bulaga!

[RAP]
Bulagaan sa tanghali lalong umiinit
Laging ginagaya dahil puno ng gimik
Sa puso mo'y walang dala kundi saya
Tumutok na kayo buong bansa

Buong bansa ay nagkakaisa
Sa tuwa't saya na aming dala
Isang libo't, isang tuwa
Buong bansa
Eat Bulaga!

Sina Tito, Vic, and Joey
Barkada'y dumarami
Silang lahat ay nagbibigay
Ligaya sa ating buhay

Buong bansa ay nagkakaisa
Sa tuwa't saya na aming dala
Isang libo't, isang tuwa
Buong bansa
Eat Bulaga!

2007 version[]

On New Year's Day in 2007, Eat Bulaga! unveiled a new opening billboard along with a new version of the theme song whose verse are performed in different musical genres. A rap verse performed by Michael V and Francis Magalona was also added to the lyrics.

Mula Batanes hanggang Jolo
Saan ka man ay halina kayo
Isang libo't, isang tuwa
Buong bansa
Eat Bulaga!

Sina Tito, Vic, at Joey
Barkada'y dumarami
Silang lahat ay nagbibigay
Ligaya sa ating buhay

Buong bansa ay nagkakaisa
Sa tuwa't saya na aming dala
Isang libo't, isang tuwa
Buong bansa
Eat Bulaga!

[RAP]
Eto na, humanda ang lahat
Sa dami ng pa-buena, 'di magpapaawat
Tatlong bituin at isang araw
Sa Luzon, sa Visayas, at Mindanao
Isa ang sinisigaw

Isang libo't, isang tuwa
Buong bansa
(Buong mundo)
Eat Bulaga!

Timeline[]

Year of composition/inception Description of variation Link
1982 The original composition, as launched in Eat... Bulaga!: The DOMSAT Launch television special
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1988 Change in lyrics, first performed in Eat... Bulaga!'s 9th Anniversary Special
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1989 (February) Change in arrangement; first performed in Eat... Bulaga!: Moving On! television special
1989 (September) Change in arrangement; first performed in Eat... Bulaga!'s 10th Anniversary Special
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1995 (January) Change in lyrics and arrangement; first performed in Eat... Bulaga!: The Moving! television special
1995 Standard arrangement of the theme song (inspired by the 1982 arrangement), usually referred to as the "old version"
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1998 Change in lyrics
1999 Change in arrangement in time for the programme's re-branding as "Eat... Bulaga! 2000"
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2003 Changed arrangement as covered by the SexBomb Girls, used in the programme's opening billboard from 2003 to 2004
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2004 Silver Special arrangment with multi-lingual lyrics, used in the programme's opening billboard until 2005
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2006 Change in arrangement, added with rap lines by Francis Magalona
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2006 (December) Slight change in arrangement in time for Christmas; used in the programme's videoke style opening billboard
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2007 Change in arrangement (with varied genres), launched with the programme's New Year opening billboard
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2009 Change in arrangement (inspired by the Black Eyed Pea's "I Gotta Feeling", first performed in Eat Bulaga!'s 30th Anniversary Special, December 12th, 2009)
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2012 (July) "Standard" instrumental version, modernised version of the standard 1995 arrangement
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2014 Change in arrangement, excluded some lines, used in an opening billboard until 2020
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2018 Lyrics are not in Tagalog but in another dialect, exclusively on the opening billboard
2020 Arrangement based on various TikTok songs, exclusively used in the show's 41st anniversary opening perfomance
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Dubstep-like arrangement of the 2014 version, debuted in the show's 41st anniversary, and officialy used with the program's New Year opening in 2021
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