The devoted ALDUB nation faithful have started assembling the ALDUB KalyeSerye Playlist. There would be favorites and there would be songs largely based on which songs got used on a certain episode. Eventually some of these songs have been attached to the ALDUB phenomenon. Who would have thought that Dubsmash’s penchant for attracting lip synch enthusiasts would cause rediscovering old favorites?
ALDUB KalyeSerye Playlist: Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now
ALDUB (Alden Richards and YayaDUB) has yet to meet. But for a couple whose communication stayed stuck on monitors. It enthralled a nation accustomed to love teams and reel tandems. And it did not stop them from having a ready playlist from which they can farm their ready-made responses. These go hand-in-hand with the handwritten signs they let each other read. In a sense, the ALDUB nation has assembled their ALDUB KalyeSerye Playlist too. No wonder MYMP’s cover of Starship’s “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now” fitted the ALDUB situation.
ALDUB KalyeSerye Playlist: Bahala Na
“Bahala Na” literally means “So be it”. When YayaDUB went for the jugular and went all out in letting Alden know her true feelings. YayaDUB didn’t know at that time if Alden felt something more. Besides his Dubsmash responses in the early days were limited to “Twerk It Like Miley”. A gesture that Lola Nidora despised. Then Alden started becoming “cooperative” to YayaDUB’s affections. They threw caution to the wind when they decided to become a couple despite never meeting in person. It just felt so right. The fact that “Bahala Na” got included in the ALDUB KalyeSerye Playlist even endeared the ALDUB nation to the JADINE nation. This is because “Bahala Na” was sung by James Reid and Nadine Lustre.
ALDUB KalyeSerye Playlist: Ngiti
“Ngiti” by Ronnie Liang is one of the underrated OPM love songs. It doesn’t talk much of unrequited love. Just an ode to a beloved whose smile got him smitten. Alden Richards would get more than a “ngiti” (smile) from YayaDUB with all the affections and sweetness he shows him. Also, he did not assume that he immediately knew what would make YayaDUB smile. Instead of immediately sending her chocolates, he asked her first what her favorite food is. YayaDUB then answered “isaw ng manok” (chicken intestines). The next episode, Alden had the boxes of grilled chicken intestines to her. And Alden received more than a smile in return. Fans still swoon to “Ngiti”. Getting it associated with ALDUB made it an automatic inclusion into the ALDUB KalyeSerye Playlist.
ALDUB KalyeSerye Playlist: God Gave Me You
It doesn’t matter what you religion is. If you are a devoted ALDUB fanatic, you know how Brian White’s “God Gave Me You” brought out the believer in everyone. In a nation still largely religious, despite the youth’s tendency to feel giddy first and be logical later. They still ask for God’s guidance. A sign that someone right for them would come along. Someone that can sweep them off their feet and make everything feel right. To a point it may seem like an overused cliche to use God in thinking that there is someone out there meant for you. But songs like these caused hashtags like #ALDUBKeepTheFaith. Praying does not mean staying down on your knees. Including this in the ALDUB KalyeSerye Playlist meant working your ass off to make that love work too. Then throw a prayer for some spiritual guidance.
ALDUB KalyeSerye Playlist: Sa Yo
Silent Sanctuary‘s “Sa Yo” confirmed the pop band’s reputation. This band makes the most heartbreaking yet underrated love songs EVER!!!! It might actually be the main reason why not everyone is so comfortable listening to their songs. The songs are so beautiful that they hurt. It almost bordered on being emo. The kind of songs that make some listeners grab a blade and slash their wrists. And this was the song used in the Eat Bulaga Facebook Page when it uploaded a recap video of the ALDUB Maybe This Time episode. It friggin’ hurt to see Alden chase YayaDUB all the way to the road. The moment the line “Tumingin sa ‘king mata. Magtapat ng nadarama” (Look right through my eyes. Tell me your feelings.) Every time the ALDUB nation would relive the meeting that never was. This song immediately comes to mind.
ALDUB KalyeSerye Playlist: Thinking Out Loud
The song in the ALDUB KalyeSerye Playlist that annoyed Lola Nidora so much. (Apart from “Twikilay! Twikilay!”) She called it the “Dalinay! Dalinay!” song. Of course, for comic purposes, it showed how Lola Nidora’s rich exterior might just be a facade. Otherwise, she could manage to pronounce it correctly. “Darling I will be loving you ’til we’re seventy”. Then again, Alden is unfazed. YayaDUB’s giddy reactions to his efforts are enough to keep him motivated. Frankie would occasionally sing this slurred just to mock Alden. While everyone is still wondering what happened to Lola Nidora’s “Countdown to Tamang Panahon”. ALDUB would stay sweet to one another. And it really proved Lola Nidora’s claim that despite everything, Alden remained polite and respectful. Alden is focused on YayaDUB. Focused enough to keep on loving her until Lola Nidora’s alleged age – 70.
ALDUB KalyeSerye Playlist: Haplos
Of course, the main song that would top our chart would that song that Alden Richards himself sung – Haplos. A song originally performed by pop band Shamrock, one line hit the spot. “Sabihin mo sa akin. Kelan mali ang pag-ibig?” (Tell me. When is love wrong?) Alden released this song way back when not even Dubsmash existed. And fans are rediscovering it now that either version gets used in the ALDUB KalyeSerye Playlist now. With Alden getting signed up with GMA Records, surely more songs would follow the likes of “Haplos” The kind that would have space in an updated version of the ALDUB KalyeSerye Playlist.
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