8 Pinoy Songs 99.9% Guaranteed
for LSS and Instant Sing-Alongs
By Janus Dosequis Harvey
Music is a great icebreaker in any awkward first meeting. There’s a saying that goes that you get to know a person much better with an hour of videoke between you than in a month of conversations—and to a large extent, it’s true.
Now, if you’re a Filipino, even one who is only mildly a fan of OPM, there are simply some songs you inevitably know the lyrics to. If not the whole song, at least, the verses.
If you ever wanted to get a videoke party rolling, or just catch someone singing along with you at random, try any one of these battle-tested songs:
8. Ispageti – Sexbomb Girls
Best Sung During: Christmas party presentations that involve cross-dressing.
7. Bakit Ngayon Ka Lang – Freestyle and Pops Fernandez
Best Sung During: Office karaoke.
6. Kunin Mo na Ang Lahat Sa Akin – Angeline Quinto
Best Sung During: Barkada karaoke.
5. Picha Pie – Parokya Ni Edgar
Best Sung During: Drinking sessions.
4. Christmas In Our Hearts – Jose Mari Chan
Best Sung During: Caroling.
3. Penge Naman Ako Niyan – The Itchyworms
Best Sung During: Someone’s birthday. Sharing is caring.
2. S2pid Luv – Salbakuta
Best Sung During: Your moments of sawi. For all its faults, this song is as cathartic as they come, and the utter cheesiness of it all keeps you from doing something dangerous to yourself.
1. Ang Huling El Bimbo – Eraserheads
Best Sung During: Anytime is good. “Ang Huling El Bimbo” is every bit the last El Bimbo as “Final Fantasy” is the final fantasy.
What are the songs you can’t help but sing to? Sound off in the comments section!