If you’re one of the 90’s kids and you are a Filipino, you most probably have grown up listening to really really OLD songs (songs mostly from 50’s, 60’s and 70’s) during Sunday. If you, would contradict the previous statement and you’d look into my eyes and tell me that you haven’t: I have a 2 conclusions, either:
A. Your family doesn’t have radio (which is impossible… how about your neighboors then? We Filipinos, we breathe music!) or
B. You belong to those kids who grew up in the 90’s, are a Filipino buttttttt you lived ABROAD.
There is no way, you can escape them Sunday songs!
Up to this day, whenever I go back to the Philippines, I don’t need to be told that it is Sunday, because music will just wake me up, not just the ordinary Beibery songs or WERK, WERK, WERK but really the ancient ones, full blasted from the neighboors. These songs are the ones that our parents danced into long before they know we are going to exist.
I just wonder if they are/were autoplayed because it is/was always a Sunday when all of the radio station would play these songs. Is it because Sundays are DJs day off too? Hmm.. that makes a lot of sense now… or?
The following songs didn’t only find their way into my ears but they crawled into my subconscious mind, so whenever I hear them, the blood in my veins screams “HOME” and trust me, I find myself humming them like an old lady for at least 48 hours.
Wait no more. These songs are not only for the 90’s kids who got to listened to them, (even if we didn’t want to) but to all the Filipinos who enjoyed their slow Sundays.
1.Rhythm of the Rain – Cascades
The tropical girl in me insisted this.
2. Crying in the Rain – The Everly Brothers
It involves rain + Sentimental Filipino = Classic
3. I’ve Got You Under My Skin – (Uncle) Frank Sinatra
4. Can’t Help Falling In Love – Elvis Presley
Enjoy Elvis’ baritone voice that made the ladies melt.
5. Stand By Me – Ben. E. King
A Filipino favorite.
6. I’m Sorry – Brenda Lee
7. Misty – Ella Fitzgerald
8. Tie a Yellow Ribbon ’round the ol’ Oak Tree – Tony Orlando
No offense. I don’t belong to yellow team.
9. It’s Not Unusual – Tom Jones
The crowd drive me crazy.
10. Twist & Shout – The Beatles
Another cute crowd during 60’s
So there! I do have loooooong lists but I don’t want to bore you with that. How about you? What are the old songs that reminds you of your childhood Sunday?