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25 Best Tagalog Karaoke Songs for Filipino Karaoke

November 6, 2023
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I’ve compiled the best Tagalog karaoke songs perfect for any Filipino gathering.

This ultimate playlist features classic and contemporary hits across genres from OPM legends.

Top picks of the best Tagalog karaoke songs

  • “Halik” by Aegis
  • “Ang Huling El Bimbo” by Eraserheads
  • “Sandalan” by 6cyclemind
  • “Dadalhin” by Regine Velasquez
  • “At Ang Hirap” by Angeline Quinto
  • “Narda” by Kamikazee
  • “Bebot” by Black Eyed Peas
  • “Kahit Ayaw Mo Na” by This Band
  • “214” by Rivermaya
  • “Natutulog Ba Ang Diyos?” by Gary Valenciano

1. “Halik” by Aegis

This beautiful and heart-touching song by Aegis is a love song, with the protagonist singing about how she misses her ex-lover’s touch and kiss and asking why he left her. 

“Halik”, which means “Kiss” in Tagalog, was released as the lead single on the studio album of the same name in 2000 and sets the perfect tone for the gut-wrenching, passionate album.

It’s a popularly chosen karaoke song and can act as a love message or a great breakup song to get your feelings off your chest.

Just make sure you sing it with passion!

2. “Ang Huling El Bimbo” by Eraserheads

“Ang Huling El Bimbo”, which means “The Last El Bimbo” in English, is a Pinoy rock song that was written by Ely Buendia, Eraserhead’s lead vocalist.

The Filipino pop/rock band released the song on their studio album Cutterpillow in 1995.

The song became a karaoke sensation in the Philippines, reaching success throughout Asia after winning the International Viewer’s Choice Awards for Asia at the MTV Video Music Awards in 1997.

3. “Sandalan” by 6cyclemind

“Sandalan” is a 2005 Tagalog song by 6cyclemind, a Filipino rock band comprised of six members.

It appeared as the lead single on their second studio album Panorama and helped the band’s rise to prominence in the Tunog Kalye Era.

The Pinoy rock song is now a karaoke favorite, with many choosing to belt out the hit at celebrations.

4. “Dadalhin” by Regine Velasquez

Regine Velasquez released the tagalog pop song “Dadalhin” in 2002 on her third studio album Regine.

It appears as the second single on the album and has versions in English and Tagalog.

The hit became an important part of Philippine history, garnering the biggest-ever airplay on local radio stations.

It sat at number one for four months and eventually became the Philippines 2002 song of the year.

It is one of Velasquez’s most acclaimed songs, and fans are quick to perform her signature song as karaoke bashes.

5. “At Ang Hirap” by Angeline Quinto

“At Ang Hirap” is a Tagalog language song released as the third track on Angeline Quinto’s studio album @LoveAngelineQuinto in 2017.

The song is now known as one of her signatures, amassing over sixteen million streams on Spotify.

The breakup song will bring a tear to everyone’s eye at a karaoke party and is great for letting out pent-up emotion.

6. “Narda” by Kamikazee

“Narda” is a passionate Tagalog love song released by Kamikazee in 2006.

It details a man who is mesmerized by a mysterious woman, and he is entrapped by her beauty. 

Be warned, it’s a little gutwrenching – in the end, he decides not to try winning her over, for fear of losing her to another man.

It has become a classic love song in Filipino culture and is a great choice for karaoke since it tells a story.

7. “Bebot” by Black Eyed Peas

“Bebot” was released in 2006 by American group the Black Eyed Peas as the final track on their studio album Monkey Business.

The song became well known around the world, being one of the only of their songs to be sung completely in Tagalog.

The term ‘bebot’ is Filipino slang for ‘pretty woman’, ‘hot chick’, ‘baby’, ‘babe’, or ‘hottie’.

The song is largely rapped by, one of the group’s members, and draws on his experience as a Filipino immigrant.

The hit is a great choice for a funky, upbeat karaoke song at a gathering, and is sure to get everyone in the mood to party!

8. “Kahit Ayaw Mo Na” by This Band

This Band, an indie Filipino rock band, released “Kahit Ayaw Mo Na” in 2018.

It rose to popularity as the lead track on the soundtrack to the movie of the same name, along with three other songs.

With nearly one hundred and twenty-five million listens on Spotify, the song is their most popular and is regularly chosen as a karaoke song since everyone knows the words, thanks to the movie!

9. “214” by Rivermaya

The Filipino rock band Rivermaya released their debut studio album RiverMaya in 1994, and it was highly popularised by the eighth track “214”.

It has been named one of the band’s most memorable hits, receiving a large amount of radio airplay.

The song has been covered many times, meaning that if you decide to perform it as a karaoke song, there are lots of different versions to choose from!

10. “Natutulog Ba Ang Diyos?” by Gary Valenciano

Gary Valenciano, a Filipino singer, released “Natutulog Ba Ang Diyos?” in 1990.

The Tagalog song is one of his many popular hits and even got covered by Lani Misalucha to be the theme song of the Filipino soap opera of the same name.

The soap opera was extremely popular, and thus everyone knows the words to this song! If you were to sing it at a karaoke party, people couldn’t help but sing along.

11. “Bakit Ngayon Ka Lang” by Ogie Alcasid

“Bakit Ngayon Ka Lang” is a Tagalog song released by Ogie Alcasid in 1993.

The pop vocal ballad also appeared as the fourteenth track on his compilation album All the Classics in 2007 and also his greatest hits album Ogie Alcasid Greatest Hits. 

The song is his second most streamed to date, amassing nearly six million listeners. 

12. “Bukas Na Lang Kita Mamahalin” by Lani Misalucha

“Buka Na Lang Kita Mamahalin” was released by Lani Misalucha in 2000 on her studio album All Heart.

It is a great karaoke song when you’re in need of a passionate tune.

It is a heartfelt love song about falling in love at the wrong time, and the protagonist sings soulfully about how she wishes she had met her lover when her heart was still free to love.

13. “Pare Ko” by Eraserheads

“Pare Ko”, which in English means “My Pal”, is a Pinoy rock song by Eraserheads.

It appeared on their debut studio album Ultraelectromagneticpop!, and quickly became their third hit single before being adapted into a movie.

It was a groundbreaking song due to its use of Tagalog profanity which was unheard of in Filipino music at the time.

It was nearly censored by local radio stations, but instead, Eraserheads chose to release a radio edit.

Whether you are comfortable with profanity or not, either version of this song is sure to be a great karaoke choice! Everyone knows it, and the lighthearted vibe will make a great addition to any party.

14. “Sundo” by Imago

“Sundo” is a Tagalog song released by Filipino rock/alternative band Imago in 2007 on their studio album Blush.

The hit is their most popular to date, earning over forty-three million streams on Spotify and becoming one of their signature songs.

The passionate love song is a great choice for karaoke and will help you release any pent-up emotion.

15. “Tadhana” by Up Dharma Down

“Tadhana” was released by Dharma Down in 2012 as the eighth track on their studio album Capacities.

Their signature song, has amassed over one hundred and ninety million Spotify listens and has contributed heavily to Pinoy music.

Everyone is bound to sing along if you choose to sing this at a karaoke party.

16. “Someday” by Nina 

Filipino singer Nina released “Someday” in 2006 on her self-titled fourth studio album.

The hit is credited to be the reason that the album received a Platinum certification from the Philippine Association of the Record Industry.

The pop hit topped the Philippine music charts for an impressive eight weeks and was her biggest hit up to that point.

Any Nina song is a great choice for karaoke, but this has to be one of the best.

17. “Same Ground” by Kitchie Nadal

Kitchie Nadal released “Same Ground” in 2005 on her self-titled debut studio album.

Produced by Ricky Ilacad, the song is a ballad about a lost love, with the protagonist lamenting over letting go of her lover.

It is Nadal’s most popular hit, receiving over thirty million streams on Spotify and becoming one of the most commonly chosen karaoke songs in the Philippines.

18. “Gitara” by Parokya Ni Edgar

“Gitara” is a song by Filipino rock band Parokya Ni Edgar, released as the fifth track on their studio album Halina Sa Parokya in 2005.

The song has amassed nearly sixty million digital streams, making it their fourth most listened-to track.

Gitara is all about the crushes that were never pursued, and people who were admired from afar due to lack of courage.

Singing this as a karaoke song may give you the courage to push through this and grow in confidence.

19. “Migraine” by Moonstar88

The Tagalog song “Migraine” is a song that was released by the Filipino rock band Moonstar88 in 2008 as the third track of their studio album Todo Combo.

Written by Herbert Hernandez with lead vocals by Maychelle Baay, it has been coined one of their best-selling songs.

The rock song ended up in the soundtrack for the film When I Met U a year later. 

20. “Itsumo” by Dice & K9

Dice & K9, a hip-hop collective better known as Mobbstarr, released “Itsumo” in 2004 as the seventh track on their studio album Mobbstarr.

The song became a hit in the Philippines and elsewhere, and includes verses in English with choruses in Tagalog.

The love song is a great choice for a karaoke song, mixing the two languages together to produce a beautiful love song.

21. “Harana” by Parokya ni Edgar

“Harana” is a dreamy love song by Filipino rock band Parokya ni Edgar, released in the nineties.

It is about a man who is professing his feelings for a woman and doesn’t care how he looks doing it.

It is an OPM song that everyone knows the words to, and you just can’t help but sing along! Its touching message makes it the perfect karaoke choice for some lighthearted fun. 

22. “Iniibig Kita” by Roel Cortez

“Iniibig Kita” is one of Filipino singer Roel Cortez’s most popular songs, released in 1992 on his compilation album Best of Roel Cortez.

The song amassed over five and a half million streams on Spotify.

23. “Ikaw At Ako” by Moira & Jason

Moira Dela Torre and Jason Marvin teamed up to release the single “Ikaw At Ako” in early 2019.

The love song details a person’s fear of losing their lover, and how they have found the person that they wish to be with for eternity.

If you choose this for a karaoke song, you may just bring a tear to everyone’s eye!

24. “The Day You Said Goodnight” by Hale

“The Day You Said Goodnight” is a song that was released and produced by Hale in 2005 as the fourth track on their self-titled studio album.

It is a heartfelt song about a lost love, and how the protagonist wishes for her lover to come back.

25. “Hari Ng Sablay” by Sugarfree

“Hari Ng Sablay” is a Tagalog song by Filipino band Sugarfree, released in 2004 as the fifth track on their studio album Dramachine.

The hit is a play on reacting to failures in life and even earned a Filipino comedy film in its honor.

If you choose this as a karaoke song, it is sure to make people laugh and lighten the mood.

Best Tagalog Karaoke Songs – Final Thoughts

Those were some of the best Tagalog Karaoke songs that are bound to be a surefire hit at a Filipino karaoke party!

These karaoke songs are well-loved hits that have been used for decades to brighten up celebrations and spread cheer.

We hope you found something in this list to help you do just that!

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Will Fenton

Will, the founder of MIDDER, is a multifaceted individual with a deep passion for music and personal finance. As a self-proclaimed music and personal finance geek, he has a keen eye for futuristic technologies, especially those that empower creators and the public.

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