'Mitulo na, mitulo na': 7 hugot Cebuano songs to listen to this love month

CEBU. Pilita Corales, Max Surban and Kurt Fick. (SunStar file/Kurt Fick Facebook page)

LIKE ma's fever soup, music helps give comfort to those who are recovering from a sick feeling (broken hearts included).

Cebuanos are known to have a special affinity for music, especially with love songs. If someone just broke your heart or just want rhythm and harmony to be your companions this love month, here are some Cebuano songs that you should definitely add to your senti playlists.

1. Gugmang Giatay by The Ambassadors

This straightforward love letter is for all those who have experienced the different colors of love. That even though they can't give the world to someone, they know to themselves that they gave their all -- and that's something.

2. Gihidlaw na Intawon Ako (Mitulo Na) by Max Surban

Although many people often smirk at this song for its cheesy, novelty-goodness delivery, the song's lyrics are deeper than one might think. "Gihidlaw na Intawon Ako" talks about one's longing for a lover that's no longer with them. "My life is nothing without you," Surban cries.

3. Usahay by Pilita Corales

This song can be interpreted both as an unrequited love or a broken love that still haunts their memory. "Usahay" or "Sometimes" in English, captures in words and music how it feels when someone we love could not reciprocate it back to us.

4. Hahahahasula by Kurt Fick

Being stuck in the friendzone sucks. People who lead us on sucks even more. We often ask ourselves, how could Cupid let out his bow and arrows when he only plans to hit one? This song perfectly encapsulates that feeling.

5. Pero Atik Ra by Jacky Chang

Letting go is one of the hardest decisions one can ever do. Our mind tells us to leave, but our heart is telling us to stay. "Pero Atik Ra" narrates a person at the crossroads, still unsure of the decision she has to make.

6. Usa Ka Libo'g Usa Ka Panamilit by Cattski

Translated as "A Thousand and One Goodbyes," this poetic song uses the sea and the shore as imageries of a distant (and probably failed) love. The song is simple but has many layers to it. This writer thinks it's about letting go and how it takes time. That little by little, one must let memories, feelings and sighs drift away into uncharted places of the sea.

7. Duyog by Jewel Villaflores

Duyog is the grand prize winner at the first Visayan Pop Music Awards. This song is about unconditional love and being faithful to a person who changed their life. Sana all!


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