Commuting is an essential part of the Filipinos' daily grind. Sometimes, even more so than breakfast - depending on how late you woke up this morning. And while it has a tendency to be dull and lifeless, for most of us, it's really the only option. However, jumping from jeep to jeep to FX to MRT/LRT doesn't have to be such a drag. Why not turn the sidewalk into your own personal runway? With the right music and attitude, your 45-minute long commute can become an adventure that's worth a 12-episode season.
So until teleportation devices are invented, spice up your commute with "Sidewalk Runway": a 10-track playlist of fierce upbeats to listen to when walking to the next sakayan. Plug in your earphones, turn up the volume, throw your shoulders back, and think "MURDER" with every step. You're ready to take on the world!
1. Masquerade - Nicki Minaj
Fun Fact: "Masquerade" was used in an advertisement which inspired this playlist!
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2. Run The World (Girls) - Beyoncé
Listening to this song makes you wanna dance, but on the sidewalk, that'd be odd. So just be fierce.
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3. Bad Girls - M.I.A.
Live fast, die young, bad girls do it well. Repeat this to yourself until it becomes your new mantra in life.
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4. Clique - Big Sean, Kanye West, and Jay-Z
This song just screams power - everything about it makes you feel victorious. Ain't nobody f***ing with my clique.
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5. Go (Feat. Blood Diamonds) - Grimes
Best for those days when you feel like a secret agent in disguise.
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6. Bad Romance (Skrillex Remix) - Lady Gaga
Listen to this. You won't regret it.
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7. Salute - Little Mix
When listening to this song, you don't just walk. you walk.
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8. Opulence - Brooke Candy
You know those days when you feel like a million bucks? This song, right here.
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9. Controversy - Natalia Kills
To all the haters who tell you you don't belong: keep being you.
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10. Numb/Encore (Mashup) - Linkin Park/Jay-Z
Old-but-gold. And badass. Which is what you are.
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What song would you add to this playlist? What sort of theme do you want for another playlist? Tell us your suggestions in the comments!