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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Songs of My Life

I was doing my usual blog hopping when I stumbled Frances’ blog  and read her entry about the Song of Her Life, which got me inspired to make my own list. I know this will be hard as I love music. I love to sing (my hidden talent that should be kept hidden).

I will try to make it as my top 10 because I know that 10 will not be enough (awww). So here it is, not in order:

If You’re Not Here By My Side – Menudo

If you’re not here by side
Can’t hold back the tears
I try to hide
Don’t think I can take it
I know I won’t make it
Make it without you

I know I know…I can clearly see Robby Rosa singing this (love the 80’s). Rewind to circa '87, I was on my 1st grade,  being the pabibo always, I had raised my hand when my teacher asked our class if somebody would want to participate in our school singing contest. I was like me me me!!! Pick me Teacher and luckily I got picked.

So there was I singing with so much gusto and suddenly stopped after chorus, looked at the audience, then scratched my head and said I don’t know the next lyrics anymore. I thank you.

Starting Over Again - Natalie Cole

And now we’re starting over again
It’s not the easiest thing to do
I’m feeling inside again
‘Cause every time I look at you
I know we’re starting over again
This time we’ll love all the pain away
Welcome home, my lover and friend
We are starting over again….

I guess I was in Grade 3 or 4 when I fell in love with this song. I also had my first crush then (Hello Jordan B!) who broke my heart into pieces (of course he didn't know) so this song was dedicated to him.

Heaven Knows – Rick Price


Maybe my love will come back some day
Only Heaven Knows
And maybe our hearts will find a way
Only Heaven Knows
And all I can do is hope and pray
‘Cause Heaven Knows…

That long haired falsetto singing guy. I fell in love with the singer first before falling in love with the song. Ohhh and this was dedicated to my crush before (J.O +). Oh well aside from that, the song was really nice. I was in 2nd year high school back then and I kept singing this in the bathroom.

I’ll Be Over You – Toto

It takes some time
God knows how long
I know that I can’t forget you
As soon as my heart stops breakin’
As soon as forever is true
I’ll Be Over you..

Scene: Intramuros Wall entrance with my Shawie. We were on our way to school on that fateful day (oh fateful day) and then I suddenly announced that this song was for whatever his name is and Shawie started laughing so hard and I was freaking serious like this is a matter of life and death.  You know to be young and in love...but cute kind of love. 

Is it OK if I Call You Mine – Paul McCrane

Is it Ok if I call you mine?
Just for a time
And I will be just fine
If I know that you know that I’m
Wanting, needing your love

Boom! I just love this song, and yes I am cheesy like that. This was my song to my should we say first boyf. So need I say more? Oh just hearing this song before made me so kilig and will start day dreaming. 

Looking Through the Eyes of Love – Melissa Manchester

Please don’t let this feeling end
It’s everything I am
Everything I wanna be
I can see what’s mine now
Finding out what’s true
Since I found you
Looking through to eyes of love…

Because I know I can sing this beautifully and this will be my wedding march (if ever I’ll get married which will NOT happen anytime soon). I just love it. The lyrics, the melody everything’s perfect.

In My Dreams – Reo Speedwagon

We climb and climb and at the top we fly
Let the world go on below us, we are lost in time
And I don’t know really what it means
All I know is that you love me, In My Dreams…

I love Reo Speedwagon! I love all of their song, but hands down to In My Dreams. It reminds of my early days when I was so carefree and just enjoying whatever life brings me. 

These Dreams – Heart

The sweetest song is silence
That I’ve ever heard
Funny how your feet
In dreams never touch the earth
In a wood full of princes
Freedom is a kiss
But the prince hides his face
From the dreams in the mist

Okay... it should have been Alone but it became so overrated when it was sang by Anne Curtis so i had picked These Dreams instead which I really really like. The video’s nice. Big hair, fish net stockings and red lipstick, what is not to love about the 80’s?

Swept Away – Christopher Cross

I never had anything happen so fast
Took one look and I shattered like glass
I guess I let it show
Cause your smile told me you knew
That you’re everything I ever wanted at once
There’s no holding this heart
When it knows what it wants
And I never wanted anything more than to know you

Because I am a cheese ball and I love this song and this melts every bone that I have in my body lastly it makes me happy, really really happy.  

Beautiful Mess – Jason Mraz
You've got the best of both worlds,
You’re the kind of girl, who can take down a man,
And lift him back up again,
You are strong but you’re needy,
Humble but you’re greedy,
Your style is quite selective,
Though your mind is rather reckless,
Well I guess it just suggest
That this is just what happiness is…

This is me, as simple as that (a tear fell).

Doing this made me so emotional (there's a lump in my throat as I am writing this)  though I tried hard not to be, it brought back some good ‘ol memories that I guess  will be with me for the rest of my life.


  1. I remember If You’re Not Here By My Side by Menudo. As in meron kami tape nyan na pinapatugtug ko lagi favorite na favorite ko as in. And also the Heaven Knows during high school days.. Love to reminisce the all-time favorite songs!

  2. i love this! haha. i was just thinking of making my own playlist after seeing that post of frances'. :D hopefully i can have it posted soon. but these are songs i'd choose myself too. ganda ng mga message noh? the lyrics will really affect you, not just the melody. hehe!

  3. Awww, we have the same reaction upon reading Ms. Frances' post. I also tried remembering the songs of my life - all I came up with were Eheads and Hilllsong songs!

  4. Favorite ng mom ko ang kanta na yan ng Menudo hehehe...syempre ako yung mga upbeat ang type ko lol!

  5. Grabe sobrang tanda.... Charrr... I love the song selection. So random. And I love old songs, lyrics are so meaningful.

  6. aww, nagbabad ako dito sa post mo sis. as in i played all the vids! hahaha! i'm an 80s girl too so most of the songs that i love are so 80s din! not to mention yung mga 80s movies din with soundtracks ng mga lovable songs din! ayayay! cheesy na kung cheesy, basta i like, haha! thanks for posting sis ha! p.s. i also love new wave songs, too!

  7. Beautiful song selections. Some of them are treated classic na but still good a played in most places.

  8. you've got great list of songs...i'm familiar with other artists, like christopher cross one of my mon's favorite

  9. The songs from before are very nice. The songs these days you cannot sing to. You don't even understand what they're singing about. Love your list and how you walked down memory lane with this post.

  10. Good choices! Medyo d ako maka relate sa Menudo. hehehe. But, I also like the old romatic love songs and Jason Mraz! :) Did you get to watch him perform live here in Dubai? I let his Jazz Fest concert passed. Sayang!

  11. nice choice of songs..meaningful


  12. you seem to be romantic at heart :) and clearly you love the 80s just like i do

  13. OMG! Menudo! soundtrack of my life too. Hehe. it will take a long time for me to build a list for the songs of my life, baka maiyak pa ko. hehe

  14. Menudo will always be a favorite of mine :)
    This song reminds me of my sisters as well.

  15. These songs (all of them really) are part of my playlist too! I loved Menudo and REO Speedwagon

  16. These songs bring back memories of my h.s. years. Love them all!

  17. Era ko ito, haha! I was in grade school when they were very famous and I admired Ricky Martin the most until he came out, revealing his gender preference.

  18. not familiar with the bands/singers but i can relate to all these songs and it brings back memories like a perfume would on a certain instance <3

  19. Love Cristopher Cross as always! :)

  20. haven't heard any of these songs.. will click on it to hear them :)

  21. Love most of the songs in your playlist. I took my own reminiscing as I read the memories you've written with some of these songs. Music and songs, play a great part in bringing memories afresh.

  22. Love the songs on your list. Funny that these songs have now become a Sunday radio staple. I am currently humming them in my head!

  23. I like these songs, too! :) Hmm... are of the same generation? :D

  24. I am familiar with all the songs. Does it shows how old I am now? hehehe

  25. love the choices of your songs...hmmmm parang kilala ko lang yun 2 crushes mo and the 1st boyfi pero ndi ko nalang imemention yun name ni 1st boyfi mo, peace yow, :)), ang alam ko kulang pa yang lists mo gawan mo din yun sa 90's, can't wait to read it on your blog.

    1. napa OMG ako ng ang aga aga sister!!!! nacacaloca ang comment mo! lakas maka throwback thursday!