Plenty — omnipresence, singability, quotability — but what makes a Filipino love song remarkable amongst all other love songs is hugot. Bear with me. Hugot: to yank out, to pull from deep within.
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The Ultimate OPM Karaoke Playlist
Karaoke as a national pastime is in the fabric of what it means to be Filipino. It may have been Japanese businessman Daisuke Inoue who got the ball rolling with his Juke 8, but it was Filipino inventor Roberto del Rosario who spun this into a patented Karaoke Sing-Along System and revealed one conclusive thing following its widespread success: Filipinos really, really, really love to sing. And the best part is talent is absolutely optional. Think of this as the stretch before the marathon. In the old normal at the KTV, this means the night is young. Not to mention: you and your company are likely working your way through the first two buckets of beer. These songs are familiar and easygoing and perfect for getting those vocal cords revved up. Are they a birit queen? R akista at heart? Are they going through some things and are actually here for a little karaoke therapy?
S inging karaoke can be exhilarating. It can also be incredibly stressful. These are some of the most played songs at karaoke parlors across the country. Read the room and then dive in. But she calmly gains momentum and power, mixing pathos and ecstasy, resulting in a modern soul classic and one of the towering musical accomplishments of the last decade. Replicate her epic ascent at your own peril. The song is an astonishing snapshot of ; it also happens to possess one of the most rousing and operatic choruses in pop history. Bust out your vibrato and get everyone on the dance floor. This upbeat disco anthem has one of the greatest bass lines ever; it deserves to be the song of any summer. There are fun call-and-response vocal parts, and the main melody gives you a chance to push the upper bounds of your register.
Kuala Lumpur. There are so many great karaoke tunes but we think this list will keep you occupied for at least a couple of sessions. Quick tip: pretend to hyperventilate in between verses to achieve that tremulous, Barry Gibb effect. Kong Wai Yeng. Sneak in a bit of Disney with this duet. Bonus points if you get the music video with the original movie scenes. Joyce Koh. Alison Khong. Every karaoke playlist needs a lull in between those dance numbers and our pick is this country song about heartbreak.