“Catriona” song inspired by Filipina Miss Universe goes viral

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Original Pilipino Music (OPM) song “Catriona”, inspired by the fourth Filipina to win the Miss Universe title, has been taking the online world by storm.

The ‘feel-good’ song, written by rapper-songwriter Matthaios and released under MIDA$ Records, is obviously about Catriona Gray and how she captured the hearts of people across the world. The lyrics include: “I can see her winning the Miss Universe / And if heaven does exist it will most prolly look like her.”

There is a line saying everyone has a chance to meet the person who would make them feel like the queen of the world, like Catriona.

“Dadating ang panahon na makikilala mo ang taong itratrato kang Miss Universe ng buhay niya… Everyone is a Catriona.”

The “Catriona” music video show shows different women mouthing a line from the song, and at the end, another woman is shown – and she turns out to be Catriona Gray herself!

The “Catriona” official music video has already reached over 5 million views on YouTube as of this writing. The official lyric video posted earlier on December 1, 2019, has already amassed more than 21 million views.

Netizens are using the Catriona song’s bouncy tune in making their own versions of the “Catriona Dance” based on the choreography of Mannex Manhattan.

https://twitter.com/rockstarsmannex/status/1203332579207700482

Here are the lyrics of “Catriona” composed by Matthaios:

[Chorus]
I love the way she makes me smile, she makes me smirk (yes sir)
It gives me chills, it makes me blush, it gives me worth (worth)
And I can see her winning the Miss Universe
And if heaven does exist it will most prolly look like her, yeah
I love the way she makes me smile, she makes me smirk (yes sir)
It gives me chills, it makes me blush, it gives me worth (worth)
And I can see her winning the Miss Universe
And if heaven does exist it will most prolly look like her (switch it up, switch it up)

[Verse 1]
May babae ako nakitang kay ganda (shit)
Yung mga mata niya ay bibihagin ka (patay na)
Pag tumingin ka sakanya ay ‘matic na
Parang pinana ka ni Kupido, sapul na sapul ka (yuh, yuh)
Yung mga lakad niya ay grabe talaga
Pag umikot siya, sure ball maaakit ka
Dagdag pa diyan ang ngiti niya
Pag tiningnan ka pa niya, sure na sure na finish ka

[Chorus]
I love the way she makes me smile, she makes me smirk (yes sir)
It gives me chills, it makes me blush, it gives me worth (worth)
And I can see her winning the Miss Universe
And if heaven does exist it will most prolly look like her, yeah
I love the way she makes me smile, she makes me smirk (yes sir)
It gives me chills, it makes me blush, it gives me worth (worth)
And I can see her winning the Miss Universe
And if heaven does exist it will most prolly look like her (switch it up, switch it up)

[Verse 2]
Manalo o matalo, ‘kaw pa rin ang reyna ko
Para ka lang si Kuya Wil, win na win sa puso ko (yuh-yeet)
Hindi kita kailangan ikumpara kasi ikaw lang baby at wala na ngang iba (yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)
Pag tumawa ka (ooh), nakakatunaw na (yes sir) parang sorbetes na iniwan sa labas, ‘di ba? (hmm)
Kung ako na nga ang papipiliin, panalo ka na ‘matic, pwede mo pa ‘kong alipin (aye)

[Chorus]
I love the way she makes me smile, she makes me smirk (yes sir)
It gives me chills, it makes me blush, it gives me worth (worth)
And I can see her winning the Miss Universe
And if heaven does exist it will most prolly look like her, yeah
I love the way she makes me smile, she makes me smirk (yes sir)
It gives me chills, it makes me blush, it gives me worth (worth)
And I can see her winning the Miss Universe
And if heaven does exist it will most prolly look like her (switch it up, switch it up)

More OPM songs by Filipino artists are championing the unwavering Filipino spirit.

Glaiza de Castro recorded in early 2019 the song ‘Pamana: Saving our Heritage‘ that calls for Philippine heritage preservation. The song was used in the GMA News and Public Affairs special documentary featuring Calle Crisologo in Vigan, the Subterranean River in Puerto Princesa City in Palawan, and the Banaue Rice Terraces.

In mid-2019, OPM artists from different cultural backgrounds and political standpoints got together through the ‘Sana Naman Taumbayan‘, an advocacy song composed by Louie Ocampo with lyrics by Joey Ayala. The OPM song called for candidates in the then-ongoing national elections campaign period to always think of service to the people.

Just last December, the song “Bagani” of Anthony Castillo and Pinopella was launched to mark the 500-day countdown to the Philippine Quincentennial celebrations.

WATCH the official music video of “Catriona” and SEND cheers in the comments below to Matthaios and Filipino songwriters for spreading positive vibes and inspiration!

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Lorenzo Cruz
Lorenzo Cruz believes that the power of beauty could help the Philippines to rise to the top. He is a travel and fashion enthusiast who loves to explore Filipino culture.