Like Scraping on Blackboards
Now there's the mushy pop classic All of You by Julio Iglesias, sung with Diana Ross in the 80s when they were still an item. The recently released Filipino version has been getting some airplay, and I would cringe everytime I hear it because the singer tried to sound like Julio Iglesias while spewing the Pinoy lyrics. And the female voice didn't possess as much passion and sultriness as La Ross.' The arrangement sounded dated, too.
In jaw-dropping horror, I learned tonight through Good News Pilipinas that the singer was, indeed, Julio Iglesias. *slapping forehead* The "tagalized" version of All of You is part of his newest album, and he duets with no less than Lea Salonga. In fact, the Iglesias album features two songs in Filipino, both produced by Ryan Cayabyab.
Couldn't they have chosen a better song?