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.
15 All-Time Favorite Karaoke Hits Pinoys Love To Sing
Let It Go - Frozen. Happy - Pharrell Williams. Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars. Shake It Off - Taylor Swift.
If You Can Actually Sing
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.
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. Before the word was appropriated to mean watery slam poetry and Twitter tautology, hugot was the core of the Filipino love song. Lack is its animating, fundamental constituent. The beloved object is far from you, and so you pull the feeling from within yourself with even greater force.