This is the Yamaha Motors newest commercial jingle sung and performed by multiple Michael V's in different characters. It's catchy and enough to be your next LSS (Last Song Syndrome) song. Are you happy ???
The 1st jingle belongs to Manny Villar. Throughout the jingle, children are singing the song which makes it easy to sing along since you don't need to be at par with a professional singer. The song starts slow and the lyrics are easy and clear to listen to so the message is well heard and delivered. The music video also ads to the jingle's emphasis with less fortunate children singing the jingle in their environment and depicting their way of life. The jingle ends with Manny's full name being sung (as the answer to the country's poverty).
In 1986, the song Magkaisa was performed by Virna Lisa. People weren't familiar with Virna as an artist. However, the song became a symbol of the 1986 EDSA Revolution and People Power. It was a time where the Filipino people wanted an end to the Marcos regime and usher in a new democratic government. The lyrics symbolized what all Filipinos wanted: unity and peace towards a bright future.
Magkaisa - Virna Lisa
Ngayon ganap ang hirap sa mundo
Unawa ang kailangan ng tao
Ang pagmamahal sa kapwa"y ilaan
Isa lang ang ugat ng ating pinagmulan
Tayong lahat ay magkalahi
Sa unos at agos ay huwag padadala
Panahon na (may pagasa kang matatanaw)
Ng pagkakaisa (bagong umaga, bagong araw)
Kahit ito (sa atin Siya"y nagmamahal)
Ay hirap at dusa
Magkaisa (may pagasa kang matatanaw)
At magsama (bagong umaga, bagong araw)
Kapit kamay (sa atin Siya"y nagmamahal)
Sa bagong pagasa
Ngayon may pag-asang natatanaw
May bagong araw, bagong umaga
Pagmamahal sa Diyos, isipin mo tuwina
This goes to show that music in a universal language. You don't need to learn an entire language to learn a song, especially one, as beautiful as Ikaw Lamang.
I'm hooked to watching the telenovela "Tayong Dalawa" on ABS-CBN. I'm not really a fan of Gerard Anderson and Kim Chiu. But I love the story and plot because it's not predictable. The more twists and turns there are, the better it gets.
Tayong Dalawa - Rey Valera
A couple of weeks ago, I was at Robinsons Galleria and happened to pass by a crowd of people lined up. As I got to the front, I realized they were lined up to buy authentic shirts from FrancisM's clothing apparel.
You got to give it up for Charice who sang the Star Spangled Banner at a football stadium during the opening day of the Dodgers against the San Francisco Giants.