There are five kinds of videoke songs that Pinoys love to sing: "todo biritan," "sayawan," "banda," "senti," and "duet. Take note: these types of songs are only based on observation by a frequent videoke sessionista who misses the booth. Any karaoke singer is welcome to hit those big notes—the songs of pop rock band Aegis immediately come to mind. Todo Biritan songs are also the melodramatic power ballads or hits that allow singers to emote. The recent catalogue of Sarah Geronimo songs offers a different take on todo birit songs. Hits like "Ikot-ikot" and "Kilometro" lets one sing it all out while grooving to a beat.
15 All-Time Favorite Karaoke Hits Pinoys Love To Sing
'Dadalhin' - Regine Velasquez
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. Hugot, as a process and not yet the product, is violent. While not all hugot becomes a Filipino love song, all Filipino love songs are hugot. The most admirable quality of hugot is that it is essentially avowal upon avowal, and the most admirable quality of a Filipino love song is its core of hugot: guileless in the confessional, sans irony, sans armor.
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.
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.