Jolina Magdangal is a certified icon. From the moment she first appeared on TV in 1992, until her career skyrocketed in the late 1990’s up to the continuous success of her projects now, Jolina is a true performer who made an impact to audiences.
Celebrating her 40th birthday, Jolina had a special interview on Tonight With Boy Abunda recently. Along with this, Jolina also shared the playlist of her life on the late night show’s TWBA Online Exclusives!
First off, Jolens revealed that the song titled “Kahapon Lamang” by Sharon Cuneta reminds her of her childhood. The George Canseco-penned tune was in Sharon’s 1983 album, Sharon and Love and the compilation Special Collector’s Edition: Sana’y Wala Nang Wakas in 1994. Jolina shared that this song has always been her piece whenever she joins their town’s singing contests.
Next, the Magandang Buhay host said that instrumental pieces of American New Age and Jazz pianist Jim Chappell are the songs that motivates her. It’s particularly the songs in his album titled “Night Songs and Lullabies”. Another song that inspires Jolina is the contemporary Christian gospel song “Thy Will Be Done” by Kyle Vorkink.
When it comes to her go to karaoke song, Jolina said it’s Clair Marlo’s “Till They Take My Heart Away,” which was revived by Kyla in 2004, and by the acoustic act MYMP in 2011.
Meanwhile, Jolens shared that the song “I Will Be Here” is the song that she’ll play over and over in the morning. Originally sung by Steven Curtis Chapman, the touching tune was popularly covered by Gary Valenciano in 2000.
Jolina revealed that the classic song “Moon River” is the song she dedicates to husband Mark Escueta. Jolina shared that this theme song from the Audrey Hepburn movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s was also their wedding song.
Lastly, the song for her daughter Vika and her son Pele, Jolina said it’s definitely the song “I Will Be Here,” which she truly dedicates to her family.