Sunday Seven: My Videoke Playlist

I don’t know about you guys, but I love a good videoke session. Something about singing and dancing along with a group of friends or family really lifts my spirits. And just like every videoke enthusiast, I have my set of must-sing songs, or my videoke playlist, so to speak. Because everyone in my family loves to sing, my family and my in-law’s, everybody from both sets of parents to our Little MrC, the usual three hour singing session is not enough.

For my birthday last February, we decided to check out the newly opened Music 21 in Alabang. It’s oh so conveniently located down the street from our village gate, right across Alabang Zapote Road. The place was super clean and nice when we were there because it had only been open for a few weeks. Even the restrooms were really clean, and they even had toilet paper. I really hope that they manage to keep up the cleanliness coz that’s going to be a major factor for me on whether or not we ever go back.

As soon as we got there, we ordered some food and, well, MrC started to warm up his vocal chords.

I actually remembered my videoke celebration because I saw some of our photos from that night while cleaning up my laptop’s folders. So, for today’s Sunday Seven I thought I’d share the seven songs that absolutely positively must be on my videoke playlist, no matter what.

1. I Will Always Love You – Whitney Houston

I may not be thebest singer, but I know I can carry a tune. As far as range goes, well, let’s just say that I can manage this song on good days. The important thing is that I have fun with it anyway, right?

I’m so glad that my sister- and brother-in-law were able to join us, coz they’re from far, far away.

2. Love Will Lead You Back – Taylor Dayne

Honestly, I don’t know why I love singing this song, I just do. And not just at videoke. In the car, in the shower, in the supermarket, pretty much every time I hear it, actually.

3. Through The Fire – Chaka Khan

Through The Fire will always and forever be my grand finale videoke song. I don’t like the version of Nina though. Once I key this song in, you’ll know I’m planning to head home already haha!

See my mom in red? She’s out-singing me, even without a microphone. And that’s my dad next to her, holding a crispy pata bone.

4. A Very Special Love – Maureen McGovern

My mom thinks that I like this song because of the John Lloyd – Sarah Geronimo movie. Well, okay, maybe I do. But I don’t sing the Sarah G version, okay?

I’m also glad that the usually shy Koko, my sister’s boyfriend, actually sang a few songs, too. Yay!

5. Endless Love – Lionel Richie and Diana Ross

Let me ask you, what’s the point of having a husband who sings if you don’t duet with him? Sure, he may sound a whole lot better than I do, but overall, with his harmonizing and my emote singing, we do pretty well together. This is one of our favorite duets, and we sometimes play a videoke version at home on YouTube and sing in bed when we have nothing better to do. 

MrC did this really exaggerated version of Aerosmith’s Amazing, and we all thought it was funny. Even my brother.

6. I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor

I once sang and danced to this song on Just Dance at home, and I got really, really tired and short of breath in the process. Everyone thought it was hilarious. After that, I thought I wouldn’t want to sing this song anymore, but I was wrong. It’s still one of my videoke favorites.

Siblings + Significant others + Little MrC

7. I Think I’m In Love – Kuh Ledesma

Yay, an OPM song! I actually had trouble deciding between this and Dina Bonnevie’s Bakit Ba Ganyan for this list, but I Think I’m In Love wins because it’s my mom’s favorite also, and I love imitating her while singing this.

Do you like to videoke? What songs are your favorites? 

P.S. If you’ll notice, I didn’t so Sunday Seven last week. That’s coz I’ve decided to alternate my weekly features. Last week I posted a recipe for pork chops and skipped Sunday Seven. This week, I have the Sunday series but no recipe. So there. Hope you guys had an amazeballs weekend!

About MrsC | Patricia Cuyugan

I am a happy mom and housewife. Outside of this, I'm also a writer, a crocheter, and a self-taught home cook. I'm part of a book club, and I enjoy binge-watching my favorite TV shows. I'm super entertaining on Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat! Follow me: MrsPCuyugan.

45 thoughts on “Sunday Seven: My Videoke Playlist

  1. Wow, Through the Fire I love that song! Wish I could sing that without making the dogs bark violently! My favorite/signature videoke song naman is Insensitive by Jann Arden!

  2. Cool playlist. Talagang pang videoke master.

    Here’s mine:
    1. Closer you and I
    2. Hiling
    3. Thank God I found you
    4. Piano in the Dark
    5. Till my heartaches end

    Doesn’t matter if I dont have a good singing voice, I just enjoy times like these with my family and friends.:)

  3. Haha! This list was funny! My top picks will be

    1. Total eclipse of the heart
    2. Bring me to life – Evanescence
    3. Bakit Ngayon Ka Lang/Hanggang Ngayon – for duets

  4. I love videoke when everyone’s there to have fun. I steer clear of my usual gig repertoire and choose songs I dont really get to sing on stage. songs like la isla bonita, dress you up, material girl, and lots and lots of OPMs, hihihi.:D

  5. I love your list! We’re such videoke fanatics too. I guess, that’s really not surprising coz hubby and I really sing. So, as can be expected, the kids love singing too. As for my top 7 videoke songs, here goes:

    1) Feels Like Home by Chantal Kreviazuk (my love song to hubby, haha!)
    2) Angel by Sarah McLachlan
    3) Sana Maulit Muli (Lea Salonga version)
    4) Kailan by Geneva Cruz
    5) Can This Be Love by Geneva Cruz
    6) Nandito Ako (Lea Salonga version)
    7) I’ll Never Love This Way Again by Dionne Warwick (reminds me one college experience, hehehe)

    Okay, so now I wanna check out Music 21 too!

  6. nice selection of songs, i like a very special love and i love the movie too, i like Sarah G. , i find her cute, looking forward seeing you singing in a video πŸ™‚

  7. Hmmmm…. on top of my mind are these….

    How did you know
    A very special love (sorry but sometimes it’s the Sarah G version)hehe
    I will survive
    uhmm.. Zombie even…because it’s easy to sing

    My psychologist friend told me there’s a lot to say about a person’s videoke song selection…..hee hee πŸ™‚

  8. Cool list! I enjoy listening to people singing in videoke. I, on the other hand, don’t have the guts to announce my out-of-tune voice to the world. LOL. Thanks for sharing! πŸ™‚

  9. OH MY. GUILTY AS CHARGED AS WELL :)) I love to sing. I love videoke sessions! Haha I can’t say I’m a good singer, though, everyone from my mom and dad’s sides sing really well, but I love to just “lose myself in the song”. Hihi, super cool na bonding moment ito with friends.

  10. Whatever that is new! But my constant pieces are It’s Raining Men, Bukas Na Lang Kita Mamahalin and I Will Survive. My husband loves it when I sing anything from the Aegis. Fan ko yun when I make fun of myself kasi. Haha!

  11. looks like you really had fun! everybody loves videoke since that is i think already a filipino culture. a celebration wont be complete without it. I love to sing miley cyrus’ and taylor swifts’ songs in videoke,., πŸ˜€

  12. You can never ever make me sing in a public. Never! Singing is just not for me and TBH, it’s for the listener’s own good because my voice sounds terrible.

  13. I really can’t sing so I am not confident to sing even if I’m with my friends. I am too shy! Haha I can only sing when I’m alone at home hahaha though I like going to videoke with my friends, I just have fun and listen to them while they sing hehe

  14. Hi Patty! You know what, I was planning on writing an entry like this! Haha. I love videoke sessions as well! Ang senti ng list mo! πŸ™‚ Here’s mine:

    1) At the Beginning – from the movie Anastasia
    2) Please Be Careful With My Heart – I usually sing this with a friend
    3) I Have You – Carpenters
    4) Moon River – Audrey Hepburn/Andy Williams
    5) Any song by the 90s girl or boy bands I listened to growing up (Spice Girls, BSB, Nsync)
    6) Defying Gravity
    7) How Did You Know – Chiqui Pineda

    The list goes on, but these are my top of mind songs! πŸ™‚

  15. Oh, I love a good videoke session too! πŸ™‚ And yes, I dance and move while I sing, never mind what anyone says. hahaha! πŸ™‚ Here are my favourites:
    1. I Will Survive. this is my national anthem. hahaha.
    2. Don’t Speak.
    3. Sowing the Seeds of Love.
    4. Isn’t it Ironic.
    5. Kiss Me.
    6. Get Here.

  16. I dont do videoke. Grabe mapapatakbo tao sa boses ko at hindi keri ng powers ko ang kahihiyang aabutin ko. Pero fave ko si hubby kumanta, kilig lang ang peg. Haha! Pero pang all time videoke talaga ang Carpenters dito sa bahay.

  17. Kib’s playlist:
    Pusong Bato
    Bring Me To Life (minus the rap part)
    Close To You by Carpenters
    Downtown by Petula Clark
    any Bruno Mars song
    Just Give Me a Reason
    and the latest….Let It Go, waaah!

    favorite mo pala si Inday, ahahaha….”Inday….will always love you” lol

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