Gulper Fish is Ours Tonight | The Throwback Thursday Videoke Song List

De-stressing is a must!

That is why, after what seemed like ages of sleepless nights and strained days, we met for a rip-roaring time on the dance floor of the arcade. When they had sweated all the stress out, we went to have pasta for dinner, which was followed by a trip to the videoke machine to belt out the last of our voices.

If you’ve seen how videoke machines (or KTV) work here in the Philippines, they usually use colorful videos as the background while the lyrics are in the foreground. Last night’s backdrop was underwater creature fest. And most were in a killing mood, like famished star fishes chasing slugs and octopi tackling crabs. One friend had just begun singing when the video showed a particular animal I verbally identified as the gulper fish, which—upon hearing me—caused my friend to sing these words: Every fish is ours tonight, my love. We broke into a laughing fit and so did the singer, who finished the song. And with a high score to boot!

To make things more interesting, we weren’t allowed to sing anything that was released beyond 2010. Since it was a Thursday, we dubbed it the Throwback Thursday songs. And here they are, in the order they were sung. [And I just realized that the three songs I picked had a commonality: they repeated their last lines.]

1. Colorblind – Darius Campbell

2. Angels Brought Me Here – Guy Sebastian

3. Your Body is a Wonderland – John Mayer

4. 25 Minutes – Michael Learns to Rock

5. Your Love – Jim Brickman featuring Michelle Wright

6. Last Thing on My Mind – The Steps

7. If I Ain’t Got You – Alicia Keys

8. Nothing in This World – Paris Hilton

9. Got to Believe in Magic – David Pomeranz

10. Porque – Maldita

11. Reaching Out – Gary Valenciano

12. I’ll Never Go – Erik Santos

13. What Can I Do – The Corrs

14. Insensitive – Jann Arden

15. Unwell – Matchbox 20

Bonus songs

Hanggang Dito na Lang – Jimmy Bondoc

Miss Taken – Blue Ketchup and Danita Paner

I’m Not the Only One – Sam Smith  

Skyfall – Adele

I’ll Cover You – Rent Cast

You Haven’t Seen the Last of Me – Cher

Even if – 2BE3

All I Want – Toad the Wet Sprocket

Over the Mountains – Bosson

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