There are songs that just really get to the core of who you are and describe what your journey has been, as if they are written just for you. If your life’s a movie, these songs would make up the soundtrack.
We asked your favorite Kapamilya stars about their life anthems, and here are their revelations.
Angeline Quinto’s “Patuloy Ang Pangarap,” her winning piece in Star Power, will always be special. But at the moment, “Nag-Iisa Lang” resonates with her more as a new mom. “Ikaw ang dinadalanging kong natupad. At kung sa habambuhay ikaw ang kapiling, wala ng kahit na ano pang nanaiisin,” says the lyrics of the song which she dedicates to her child.
Just like Angeline, Erik Santos will never get tired of singing the song that made him a champion – “This Is The Moment” which he performed in the Kapamilya singing competition Star In A Million.
When she was younger, Jolina Magdangal interpreted her single “Kapag Ako Ay Nagmahal” in a romantic light. Now as a mom, she relates the song to her selfless love for her family, “Gagawin ko naman talaga lahat. Kahit magkasakit-sakit ako, gagawin ko lahat para sa kanila.” It also speaks of her love for her craft, “Kumabaga, ang tagal ko na sa industriya, ito na rin ‘yung masasabi ko na kung hindi ko siya minahal nang buo-buo at mas sobra pa, I don’t think nandito pa ako hanggang ngayon.”
Play Rihanna’s “Work” for the feisty, hot, and gorgeous working mom Janella Salvador.
Women empowerment is Charlie Dizon’s ‘hugot’ with “I Am Woman” by Jordin Sparks. Boldness and self-sufficiency are likewise the themes for Daniela Stranner’s life, hence, Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way.”
We imagine the sass whenever Isabelle Daza sings her personal anthem “Love On Top” by Beyonce. Of course, we can also expect Iza Calzado to pick a song related to living life on her own terms, which would be “I Was Here,” also by Beyonce. She says “I Will Survive” and “My Way” are forever in her playlist as well.
The ‘girl power’ vibe continues with Anji Salvacion’s life theme song, “Rise Up” by Andra Day, declaring to the world, “Babangon ako kahit ilang beses man ako binugbog o nadapa.”
For AC Bonifacio, “Hall of Fame” by The Script is her song about chasing her dreams, “Just because I feel like I’m living in a hall of fame. It says what I’ve always dreamed of. Pinapanood ko na po ang ABS-CBN dati pa po noong nasa Canada pa ako. So, this is my dream and I’m living it.”
Darren Espanto considers “Patuloy Ang Pangarap” his life’s OST. It’s his favorite song to perform on his front-act gigs.
Jed Madela expresses his vulnerability with Gary Valenciano’s “Warrior Is A Child,” which speaks of who he is as a performer, “Nakikita nila in front of the camera na sobrang lakas o sobrang powerful ‘pag kumakanta pero normal din akong tao na nasasaktan. Behind the camera, I go through a lot of things too. I find strength in the Lord.”
If he could blast any song on the speakers, Ogie Alcasid would go for a track that celebrates his love for God. Piolo Pascual is likewise pretty obsessed with worship songs and “Take All of Me” by Hillsong is a specific favorite. But if he’s in the mood for poetry, there’s a Coldplay song to describe his life.
“Be yourself no matter what they say,” Ian Veneracion sings a few lines from his life’s theme song, “Englishman in New York”.
Like most 2 Good 2 Be True fans out there, Moira dela Torre got her song “Kumpas” stuck in her head.
Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” is what KD Estrada’s life is all about these days. As for Jameson Blake, “That’s What Friends Are For” reminds him of the essence of friendships and family.