WBO Welterweight World Champion Manny Pacquiao is a man of many talents. In addition to boxing, the renowned “People’s Champ” is also a congressman in his native Philippines, an actor, and a singer.
And what’s the pound-for-pound best boxer in the world’s favorite song to sing? Why it’s the 1977 ballad “Sometimes When We Touch” by Dan Hill, of course. It’s even been released as a CD/DVD combo, complete with five dance remixes and a Behind the Music-style documentary, minus tales of drug abuse and car crashes:
Now, this is how a politician woos women – not by tweeting nude pictures of yourself holding your junk while facing the bathroom mirror; or humping the maid when she bends over to clean the lint under the refrigerator.
Even so, with a voice resembling a mangled kazoo, I wouldn’t advise Pacquiao to quit his day job. But do you think Dan Hill was going to tell him that? My guess is this whole production was based on Hill not wanting to get his ass kicked.
“You want to sing my song? Sure thing, Mr. Pacquiao. Whatever you want.”
This is not Pacquiao’s first foray into the music business.
His first CD, “Pacman Punch” was a bomb due to its similarity to “Pacman Fever” by Buckner & Garcia. He followed that up with “Para Sa’yo Ang Laban Na’to, which loosely translated means, “I Will Sing for You or Punch Your Face In. It’s Your Choice.”
Therefore, it’s little surprise that “Sometimes When We Touch” has been his most successful music venture to date. According to JSF sources, it’s even inspired a soon-to-be-released follow-up CD between Pacquiao and Hill.
In fact, our crack JSF sources have even obtained a working copy of the chorus lyrics:
And sometimes when we punch
The swelling’s just too much
And I have to treat my eyes with ice
I wanna bash you ‘til you die
‘Til you just fall down and cry
I wanna bash you, ‘til heartbeats in you, subside
True poetry. Just like Pacquiao in the ring.