Singing Along

@SIMPLYD (90852)
Philippines
November 15, 2016 12:19am CST
Last Monday as I was riding the jeepney going home from work , the music of Abba , Dancing Queen was being played on the radio . I was smiling , because most of the passengers were singing along with it . And to think that some of them were just college students . Well, I won’t wonder anymore , because for sure they have heard it being played over the radio , since most FM music would play those nice songs from long ago . And for sure they have heard it being sang by their parents when they sing along the videoke. When you are in a public transport and heard a nice song you are so familiar with , do you sing along with it ? Or when you are driving , do you sing along with the music ? Note : For those who haven’t seen a jeepney , it is like the running yellow vehicle in this picture I took
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@LadyDuck (401475)
• Switzerland
15 Nov 16
When the music plays in our car I sing along, but not in public.
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@fufurinha (11937)
• Portugal
15 Nov 16
Exactly the same. There's no need to let other people suffer ahaha
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@fufurinha (11937)
• Portugal
15 Nov 16
@LadyDuck people in switzerland are a bit odd lol
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@LadyDuck (401475)
• Switzerland
15 Nov 16
@fufurinha I could do that in the Caribbean, but here in Switzerland I am sure they will look at me with a funny look.
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@jstory07 (122910)
• Roseburg, Oregon
15 Nov 16
The jeepney looks like a bus in our country.
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@SIMPLYD (90852)
• Philippines
15 Nov 16
Really . It's actually a mini bus .
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• Philippines
15 Nov 16
the other yellow vehicle behind the jeepney is also a public transportation called tricycle @jstory07
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@crossbones27 (44371)
• Redlands, California
15 Nov 16
Nothing wrong with Abba, from a punk rocker. Stay true to you, which is why I have a problem with 95 percent of mainstream music these days. lol Dance and sing away
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@SIMPLYD (90852)
• Philippines
15 Nov 16
Yes, the songs of Abba are very nice songs , some are upbeat they can make one dance along actually .
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@hereandthere (45871)
• Philippines
15 Nov 16
actually, your picture captured two of our public transportation - the jeepney and the tricycle behind it. sometimes, when i'm bored due to the traffic, and a slow tagalog song is playing, i would translate it to english in my head.
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@SIMPLYD (90852)
• Philippines
15 Nov 16
Yes, because this is a highway going to Legazpi City and our side , going to the 2nd district of ALbay . Really you do that ! WOw ! Are you familiar with the songs of ABba too ?
@Madshadi (8863)
• Brussels, Belgium
15 Nov 16
I do sing along with my favourite music but only if I'm alone. I dont want to annoy others with my terrible singing lol
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@SIMPLYD (90852)
• Philippines
15 Nov 16
Yes , me too . I was also singing along but it is only in my mind , lest i might be out of tune .
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@Madshadi (8863)
• Brussels, Belgium
15 Nov 16
@SIMPLYD its more fun when you do it out loud though
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@SIMPLYD (90852)
• Philippines
15 Nov 16
@Madshadi Yes indeed . I just get contented singing it in my mind and tapping my fingers .
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@sunrisefan (28727)
• Philippines
15 Nov 16
Do you know that ABBA is reuniting in 2018 in a comeback concert?
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@SIMPLYD (90852)
• Philippines
15 Nov 16
No , i didn't know that . That is good because there are still a lot of ABBA music lovers . Having another nice song will surely be welcomed too . Do you like their songs ?
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@sunrisefan (28727)
• Philippines
15 Nov 16
@SIMPLYD Yes, I have some of their songs in my music file in my computer. They even have a song entitled with my name hahaha!
@sunrisefan (28727)
• Philippines
15 Nov 16
@SIMPLYD I also have music of Kenny G, Sitti, Whitney Houston, Piano Guys, Apo Hiking, and many oldies :)
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@salonga (27787)
• Philippines
16 Nov 16
It's nice to hear young ones singing a not so old but old song! I love to sing but when in public transport I refrain to sing along especially if I am alone but if with a group, I would readily sing with them.
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@SIMPLYD (90852)
• Philippines
16 Nov 16
That is true . I am amazed that they know the song very much . I guess that's because ABBA songs are always featured on radios when they are playing oldies . Nice to hear that when in a group , you can also sing with them . I feel that way too .
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@salonga (27787)
• Philippines
16 Nov 16
Dancing queen is actually one of their most popular songs and up to now is being played in radio even on TV shows.
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@SIMPLYD (90852)
• Philippines
16 Nov 16
@salonga I agree .
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@Bluedoll (16823)
• Canada
16 Nov 16
It nice to hear people are having a good time on the bus. Singing can really lift the spirits. Thanks for showing the picture because other pictures I've seen had so many cars and crowded. Really nice
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@SIMPLYD (90852)
• Philippines
16 Nov 16
That is true . That is why most of the jeepneys here have stereos so they can listen to radio while they travel . That's how it is here in the province , no traffic . Although , in some junctions in the city proper there would be a slight traffic . This one is going to the neighboring towns .
@Bluedoll (16823)
• Canada
17 Nov 16
@SIMPLYD It is amazing they can keep them going since they are come from a long time ago. In my neighbourhood there are all kinds of nationalities. The Philippines seem always cheerful for the most part and strong on family. I'm beginning to think this is more than a generalization or if not a really nice trend. The jeepneys are a great idea.
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@Bluedoll (16823)
• Canada
19 Nov 16
@SIMPLYD I've noticed. Last year a group at Christmas came to my door singing. They were also laughing and joking around.
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@simone10 (54805)
• Louisville, Kentucky
15 Nov 16
I don't sing along in public but if I am alone in the car, I will.
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@SIMPLYD (90852)
• Philippines
15 Nov 16
Yes me too . But these teeners they sing out loud with all there hearts .
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@SIMPLYD (90852)
• Philippines
16 Nov 16
Yes, that's understandable .
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@simone10 (54805)
• Louisville, Kentucky
18 Nov 16
@SIMPLYD Lol...they really do, don't they?
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@DianneN (243767)
• United States
15 Nov 16
I remember the song, and saw Mama Mia in London. You wouldn't want to hear me sing!!!!
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@SIMPLYD (90852)
• Philippines
16 Nov 16
@DianneN And i can feel what you felt by just reading your story of the experience. It must be so nice to see the play than the movie . You can really see their real acts and the songs are really sang by each of them .
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@SIMPLYD (90852)
• Philippines
16 Nov 16
Mama Mia the movie , or the play ? I saw the movie and i can say it's a beautiful movie . Really , you cannot sing ? I suppose you can , but is just ashamed to . Me, i can sing along the videoke , but with only my closest of friends seeing and hearing me.
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@DianneN (243767)
• United States
16 Nov 16
@SIMPLYD We saw the play before it went to Canada and the USA. We were rocking in the aisles, including the ushers. It was so much fun. I have a pitch problem and can't sing on key, although I used to sing in a Glee Club and at school functions with other teachers. I even made a cd. Still, I can't sing. My husband always makes fun of me. Lol!
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@just4him (264855)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
15 Nov 16
I do when I'm driving. It makes the drive so much nicer.
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@SIMPLYD (90852)
• Philippines
15 Nov 16
That's good . Indeed it makes any work lighter . For me , i whistle along the music when i am alone in our office room . It takes away the lonliness of being alone in the room when my boss isn't around ,
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@SIMPLYD (90852)
• Philippines
16 Nov 16
@just4him No . My boss is a woman of 42 year old . Younger than me by 15 years old . But she doesn't mind i have a music being played in my phone as long as it is of moderate volume .
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@just4him (264855)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
15 Nov 16
@SIMPLYD Has he ever caught you whistling? It would take the loneliness away.
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@Lucky15 (37363)
• Philippines
15 Nov 16
i always do, when i am in a private car,haha
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@Lucky15 (37363)
• Philippines
15 Nov 16
@sunrisefan ah, no no. my talent is for family viewing only :))
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@sunrisefan (28727)
• Philippines
15 Nov 16
@Lucky15 Hahaha!
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@sunrisefan (28727)
• Philippines
15 Nov 16
What about in the mall? You might be featured on Youtube hehehe!
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@Dextoi (1849)
• Philippines
16 Nov 16
Your public road seems pretty clean... :)
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@SIMPLYD (90852)
• Philippines
16 Nov 16
That is in the outskirt of the city going to the neighboring towns . The road were widened just last year. No traffic .
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@SIMPLYD (90852)
• Philippines
16 Nov 16
@Dextoi Before when my parents were younger we would always go to my uncles and aunties from other provinces . Then father when he visits the different stations of Philtranco (he was their retainer) , he would let us go with him in his office ranger .
@Dextoi (1849)
• Philippines
16 Nov 16
@SIMPLYD Based on this picture and your previous post, I guess you do travel a lot in our country... :)
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@Yadah04 (3028)
• Philippines
16 Nov 16
I love to simg, but only to muself, or with my family. That is a very uplifting scene you described, i am imagining it and somehow i think i happen to sing along songs during some of my jeepney ride as well.
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@SIMPLYD (90852)
• Philippines
16 Nov 16
I guess you have a nice voice and is good at memorizing lyrics of the song , so you can sing along during some jeepney ride of yours . Actually , i can sing a long although softly , but because i didn't memorize the lyrics , i keep the singing along in my mind . But my fingers are tapping along .
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@SIMPLYD (90852)
• Philippines
16 Nov 16
@Yadah04 (3028)
• Philippines
16 Nov 16
@SIMPLYD uhm, i sure wish i have a nice voice. If then, i could sing out loud, but then i can only whisper. But i love to sing. Only problem is that singing does not love me very mich. lol. So i end, tapping along or whispering too.
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@Shellyann36 (11458)
• United States
21 Nov 16
I sing and dance along in my seat when a good song comes on. I never ride public transportation but when I am in a good mood and the music is good, I am not afraid to roll down my windows and sing as loud as I can!!
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@SIMPLYD (90852)
• Philippines
22 Nov 16
Really , you roll down your windows and sing as loud as you can when the music is good . I certainly would do that too when i know how to drive our car . But then , hubby doesn't mind if i sing along a good music while he drives .
@allknowing (104064)
• India
16 Nov 16
I would but not when others are around unless they join too (lol)
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@SIMPLYD (90852)
• Philippines
16 Nov 16
So you are game if others would join your singing along . Actually , if i have companions who can sing along with me , why not ?
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@responsiveme (23152)
• India
16 Nov 16
We sing along when we hear those old song on FM
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@SIMPLYD (90852)
• Philippines
17 Nov 16
Yes . That one at the jeepney is actually an FM station playing ABBA music .
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@anymore (40)
• Enshi, China
16 Nov 16
How beautiful a mountain and blue sky!
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@SIMPLYD (90852)
• Philippines
16 Nov 16
Thank you . So it's what attracted you .- the Mayon Volcano . That's the famous landmark here in our province of Albay .
@mysimplelot (1338)
• Calcutta, India
16 Nov 16
It must have been a lot of fun. Riding with your college guys is always a fun.LOL. Thnx for Jeepney info.
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@SIMPLYD (90852)
• Philippines
16 Nov 16
Yes . During those times when i was with my college friends , we do sing along with whatever is being played inside the jeepney . But not when i am riding alone in a jeepney . I can only tap my fingers and sing along in my mind.
@FayeHazel (39143)
• United States
16 Nov 16
Lol, I might sing along alone in my car or with friends or people I know, but not in public. Don't like to sing. Jeepny I didn't know... thanks for sharing
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@SIMPLYD (90852)
• Philippines
17 Nov 16
I feel the same way as you . But then in a jeepney or a public transport that will only be possible if most of the passengers are singing along . At least , my voice cannot be heard well. It will just mingle .