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Note that this is a personal list. These songs may be those that affected me immensely, became an anthem of a certain period of my life, or just personal favorites.
Click the title to listen to the song.
85. The Pussycat Dolls – Stickwitu
I first heard this song when it hit no. 1 in Top of the Pops. The Pussycat Dolls performed it. And I was so blown out of my chair not because the performance was amazing but because I could not believe it was a Pussycat Dolls song.
I wasn’t really a fan then even though lead singer Nicole Scherzinger has Filipino blood. But with this song, I was turned into a Pussycat slave magically. It’s such a happy, feel-good, look-at-me-somebody-loves-me song. But after I listen to this record, I just can’t help wondering if this is really a joyful song. Never in the song, not even once, that the singer mentioned if she also loves the guy she is singing this to.
Nobody gonna love me better
I must stick with you forever.
Nobody gonna take me higher
I must stick with you.
You know how to appreciate me
I must stick with you, my baby.
Nobody ever made me feel this way
I must stick with you.
Er, well, she did say: I want you to know that you’re the only one for me. So I think that’s good enough.
Also listen to: “I Hate This Part”
84. Mariah Carey – We Belong Together
I was so very missing Mariah Carey before the release of Emancipation of Mimi. Its carrier single It’s Like That was catchy, I thought, but there was something missing. When this single came out, all I could utter was “Mariah is back.” And as a big Mariah fan, it was enough for me not the forget this song.
And yeah. The song is just sooo good. Yung tipong kahit hapong-hapo ka na sa pagkanta sa videoke, trying to keep up with Mariah, go ka pa rin hanggang sa last ulit ng chorus tapos gigil na gigil ka na sa part na WHEN — YOU — LEFT — I — LOST — A — PART — OF — ME. IT’S… tas ayaw mo na. Ipapasa na yung mic sa iba. Haha.
When you left I lost a part of me (Together)
It’s still so hard to believe
Come back baby, please
‘Cause we belong together
Also listen to: “Don’t Forget About Us,” “Bye Bye,” “Breakdown”
83. Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway – The Closer I Get to You
Over and over again
I try to tell myself that
We could never be more than friends
And all the while inside
I knew it was real
The way you make me feel
Lying here in you arms
Time just seems to fly
Needing you more and more
Let’s give love a try
Yeah, Beyonce and Luther Vandross covered this song. Nina and Thor also did a rendition and in all honesty, I loved it better. Hehe. And I can say that for a long period of my life, I could miserably, hopelessly, dangerously relate to this song. Eeeeeh, Yun yun eh. Ayan, naalala ko tuloy, kinilig ako bigla. Darn, nagblush ako bigla ngayon. *blushing emoticon*
Also listen to: Beyonce’s “Dangerously in Love,” “Till the End of Time”
82. Heart – Alone
You don’t know how long I have wanted
to touch your lips and hold you tight
You don’t know how long I have waited
and I was going to tell you tonight
But the secret is still my own
and my love for you is still unknown
Till now I always got by on my own
I never really cared until I met you
And now it chills me to the bone
How do I get you alone
How do I get you alone
The ultimate videoke song. Hehe. Ang sarap kasing ibirit eh. Parang wala nang bukas.
All at once, Im drifting on a lonely see
Wishing youd come back to me
And thats all that matters now
All at once, Im drifting on a lonely sea
Holding on to memories
And it hurts me more than you know
So much more than it shows
All at once
Another song that I really like belting out in videoke sessions. Tapos kelangan feel na feel.
Also listen to: “I Believe in You and Me,” “Where Do Broken Hearts Go,” “Didn’t We Almost Have it All”
I love you in a place where there’s no space or time
I love you for in my life you are a friend of mine
And when my life is over
Remember when we were together
We were alone and I was singing this song for you
Had Elliot Yamin not sung this on Idol, I wouldn’t have appreciated it. Since then, I started looking for other versions (Christina Aguilera, Michael Buble) and I just fall in love with the song more and more.
Also listen to: “Moody’s Mood For Love,” “Knocks Me Off My Feet”
Succinctly put, this has been my song for the past four months or so. 🙂
Looks like we made it
Look how far we’ve come my baby
We mighta took the long way
We knew we’d get there someday
They said, “I bet they’ll never make it”
But just look at us holding on
We’re still together still going strong
Also listen to: “From This Moment On”
78. Lea Salonga – On My Own
I’m not really a fan of musicals. I haven’t even seen Les Misarables. I don’t even know what it’s about. All I know is there might be some miserable characters. (WTF, haha.)
But this song haunts me.
I love him
But every day I’m lonely
All my life I’ve only been pretending
Without me, his world will go on turning
The world is full of happiness that I have never known
I love him
I love him
I love him…
But only on my own…
77. Neocolours – Maybe
Grade School pa yata ako nung sumikat ‘to eh. Pero peborit ko pa rin hanggang ngayon.
Maybe, it’s wrong to say please love me too
‘Coz I know you’ll never do
Somebody else is waiting there inside for you
Maybe it’s wrong to love you more each day
‘Coz I know he’s here to stay
But my love is strong
I don’t know if this is wrong
But I know to whom you should belong
Also listen to: “Say You’ll Never Go”
76. Regine Velasquez – You’ve Made Me Stronger
Theme song ng mga sawing hindi bitter!
If you try to believe Im not over you
Theres nothing wrong with making believe
Cuz I used to pretend youd come back to me
But time has been such a friend
Brought me to my senses again
And I have you to thanked (I have you to thanked)
For setting me free (for setting me free)
Cuz you’ve made me stronger
By breaking my heart
You ended my life
And made a better one start
You taught me everything
From falling in love
To letting go of a lie
Yes, you’ve made me stronger
Baby, by saying goodbye
You go girl!
75. Colbie Caillat – Magic
You’ve got magic inside your finger tips
its leaking out all over my skin
everytime that i get close to you
you’re makin’ me weak with the way you
look through those eyes
And all i see is your face
all i need is your touch
wake me up with your lips
come at me from up above
yeaaaa, oh i need you
This song is from the album “Coco.” They did not release it. It was a shame, really. I think it’s the best track. It’s just so filled with positivity and light energy and love.
Also listen to: “Realize,” “Bubbly,” “Oxygen,” “One Fine Wire”
74. Norah Jones – Come Away with Me
Come away with me and we’ll kiss
On a mountaintop
Come away with me
And I’ll never stop loving you
And I want to wake up with the rain
Falling on a tin roof
While I’m safe there in your arms
So all I ask is for you
To come away with me in the night
Come away with me
This one is simple yet so romantic. I just love Norah Jones.
Also listen to: “Turn Me On,” “Don’t Know Why”
73. Katharine McPhee – Everywhere I Go
There was an entire week of my life when this song was the only song I would listen to. Track on loop mode all the darn time.
And I want this to be over
I so want this to be through
In the end somehow it always comes back to you
Cause everywhere I go
No matter what I do boy
I just can’t get you out of my head
So it annoys me
(You wasn’t man enough)
To come and tell me
(That I was never the one)
Like you said I was
(You could have told someone)
You knew you didn’t love me anymore
I still believe that Katharine McPhee‘s sef-titled debut album was the most underrated and unappreciated record of 2007. The album was soooo good. I don’t understand why it didn’t fly.
Also listen to: “Better Off Alone,” “Each Other,” “I Lost You”
72. Sinead O’Connor – Nothing Compares To You
It’s been so lonely without you here
Like a bird without a song
Nothing can stop these lonely tears from falling
Tell me baby where did I go wrong?
I could put my arms around every boy I see
But they’d only remind me of you
went to the doctor guess what he told me
Guess what he told me?
He said, girl, you better have fun
No matter what you do
But he’s a fool …
‘Cause nothing compares …
Nothing compares to you …
Ouch. Yung mga nakakarelate dyan, taas ang kamay.
71. New Order / Frente! – Bizarre Love Triangle
What makes this so very unforgettable is the fact that it probably was the first modern love song that I was able to memorize by heart. Ehehehe.
Every time i think of you
I feel shot right through with a bolt of blue
It’s no problem of mine but it’s a problem I find
Living a life that I can’t leave behind
There’s no sense in telling me
The wisdom of a fool won’t set you free
But that’s the way that it goes
And it’s what nobody knows
While every day my confusion grows
Every time I see you falling
I get down on my knees and pray
I’m waiting for that final moment
You’ll say the words that I can’t say
And it’s a good song, too.
So there. Oh God, I’m not even halfway yet and I’m tired doing it already. Ehehehe.