Sarah Geronimo’s Tala single recently become one of the most best-selling international songs in the United States Billboard Charts this year. The epic song hit 12th spot in the popular music list, which was compiled by Nielson Music.
The Popstar Royalty is the only Filipino singer to make it to the global charts announced last January 17, 2020, side by side with other famous artists especially her Korean pop idols.
Tala Release in 2016
The song served as Sarah G’s lead single in her 12th studio album, The Great Unknown. It also become the most played Original Pinoy Music (OPM) song.
The song’s popularity didn’t stop there.
Tala also won the MYX Music Awards for Song of the Year in 2019.
The 2016 version of the song comprises of an upbeat rhythm partnered with an Aztec-style but beautifully elegant choreography.
The original music video also features Sarah clad in a tattooed bodysuit dancing with the equally amazing G-force group. Choreographer Georcelle Dapat-Sy arranged the dance moves.
Watch the original 2016 version of the music video of Tala here:
The Song Revisited as 2019 Viral Dance Craze
The dance infused in the song suddenly became a viral hit in late 2019. Netizens, groups, and celebrities immediately posted videos of themselves mimicking the upbeat and graceful dance moves popularized by the great Sarah G.
Different artists also accepted the dance challenge. Celebrities such as Maine Mendoza, Laureen Uy, and Yam Concepcion shared their own dance moves on social media which also went viral. Even the internationally famous Kpop group Momoland performed the Tala dance challenge.
On “Grand Tala Day,” Sarah Geronimo herself grooved her way onstage together with the viral Tala dancers at ASAP 25th Anniversary.
The Popstar Royalty also recently released a “sneak peak” of the new acoustic version of the song this year. Watch the video here:
#TalaparasaTaal Fund Raising
About 300 Popster fans recently conducted a charity dance flash mob to raise funds and follow an advocacy to help the evacuees affected by the Taal Volcano eruption.
Organizer of the Popster fans Barrie Juanico led the flash mob. The fans all wore pink and chipped in P100 each for the fund raising drive. He said he wanted to honor the song by “making the song ‘Tala’ more meaningful through helping those affected” by the calamity.