Believe it or not, your good taste in music is all because of your mom. Every household may have one or two radio sets, components, DVD/CD Players, Karaoke Machine or a combination of all. Those 70’s, 80’s, 90’s even early 2000’s hits that she introduced to us has leveled our standards in music, hence, our good taste. In celebration of all the talented and wonderful mothers out there, we’ve come up with a list of songs your mom might be listening to during an afternoon siesta or she has saved for a Night of Karaoke Fun:
- “You’re Still The One”, Shania Twain (1997)
Releasead in 1997, this song is definitely a banger for our moms! Either they have this saved on their phone or they sing their heart out to this song, surely Shania Twain channels how our moms feel deep inside!
MOM-ARABLE LYRIC: “They said “I bet they’ll never make it”, but just look at us holding on, we’re still together, still going strong.”
- “Starting Over Again”, Natalie Cole (1989)
We’ll always expect this song to be sung by a Filipino Mom through the Karaoke Machine, every single time! If only Spotify were available back in the 80’s, this song would be one of the most streamed song of all time!
MOM-ARABLE LYRIC: “This time I’ll love you even better, than I ever did before, and you’ll be in my heart, forevermore.”
- “Hindi Ako si Darna”, Jennie Desiderio (2007)
Hindi Ako si Darna is the Filipino version of the song Superwoman by Karyn White, emulates the feeling of every mom that gets to do all the things around the house, minus the appreciation they deserve. So kids, better start helping!
MOM-ARABLE LYRICS: “Hindi ako si Darna, wala akong lakas o kapangyarihan, upang hindi masasaktan.”
- “Get Here”, Oleta Adams (1990)
There’s a reason why our moms have this song in their playlists. I believe this song is a great reminder for all of us that wherever we are: our friend’s birthday, on your JS Prom, finishing your thesis at your classmate’s house, or even just staying late for school, there’s no reason that we can’t go home. Why? See the lyrics below:
MOM-ARABLE LYRIC: “You can reach me by caravan, cross the desert like an Arab man, I don’t care how you get here, just get here if you can.”
- “Heart Of Mine”, Boz Scaggs (1988)
This song is an ultimate senti song for all the moms out there. It speaks about finding someone, then you swore forever, but it doesn’t work out that way. Try asking your mom about their love life, and this song will automatically play in their hearts.
MOM-ARABLE LYRIC: “Sometimes you just can’t help but wonder, no, you can’t hold the hands of time, and you’ll always be the one she left behind.”
- “‘Till I Met You”, Kuh Ledesma (2008)
Many versions of this song has appeared through the years but the original version by Kuh Ledesma will remain number one in our moms’ hearts. The emotions of the song is enough to make this song a Karaoke hit.
MOM-ARABLE LYRIC: “Till I met you, this feelin’ seems to grow more every day, I love you more each day, till I met you …”
- “Friend Of Mine”, Odette Quesada
One thing that we’ve learned from our mothers is to keep on making friends. Sociability is one of the characteristics of our moms, which is evident wherever they meet a long-time friend; be it on the course of your grocery shopping or just walking home, expect a lengthy conversation from the moment they last saw each other.
MOM-ARABLE LYRIC: “I’ve known you for so long, you are a friend of mine, but is this all we’d ever be?”
- “Top Of The World”, Carpenters (1972)
Just play the intro of this song and expect your moms and her friends to stand up and start dancing. This feel good song of the Carpenters will definitely turn the party from jologs to lit!
MOM-ARABLE LYRIC: “I’m on the top of the world lookin’ down on creation, and the only explanation I can find, is the love that I’ve found ever since you’ve been around.”
- “Dahil Tanging Ikaw”, Jaya (1996)
Jaya has been serving us songs that definitely screams the 90’s and this particular song is one of her song that’s been a hit for all Karaoke-enthusiasts out there. This song also became the theme song of the movie with the same title, with Donna Cruz, Ian De Leon and Jao Mapa as the casts.
MOM-ARABLE LYRIC: “Bakit kailangang puso ay masaktan, bago maintindihan ang siyang nararamdaman”
- That’s What Friends Are For, Dionne Warwick (1985)
Every mom in this country definitely knows this one! Maybe because this was their graduation song or this could be their friendship theme song. It sends a positive message that whatever happens, friendships are forever.
MOM-ARABLE LYRIC: “Keep smiling, keep shining, knowing you can always count on me, for sure, that’s what friends are for.”
What a great way to celebrate the Mother’s Day with the tunes that are closest to their hearts. Do you know other song, not included in the list, that might be your mom’s fave? Share it with us!