He's always had a soft spot for classic love songs, and for the purpose of our "love team playlist" series, Jake Zyrus has dedicated some of his favorites to our beloved love teams.
Jake gave us his picks for KathNiel, JoshLia, JaDine, MayWard, KimXi, McLisse, ElNella, and LizQuen after his Star Music contract signing last March 22.
Have a listen, and prepare to abuse the loop button:
For Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla, one of the most enduring love teams in the industry, Jake chose Ed Sheeran's instant classic, "Perfect".
He explained, "Kasi bata pa sila, talagang mag-partner na sila. Kaya 'Perfect' [kasi] perfect talaga sila."
Jake dedicated the Barbra Streisand and Bryan Adams hit "I Finally Found Someone" for Joshua Garcia and Julia Barretto. And, ang accurate lang?
For millennial wonders James Reid and Nadine Lustre, Jake opted for "Earned It" by The Weekend, perhaps the most modern song in this playlist.
Why? Jake said, "Kasi nababalitaan ko na gusto nila mas daring na roles and everything, so I guess 'yung song ko for them dapat mas daring din nang kaunti."
Maymay Entrata and Edward Barber make quite the unexpected match, but we're sure glad they found each other. For this cute pair, Jake chose John Legend and Meghan Trainor's "Like I'm Gonna Lose You". Let's hope they never lose each other!
For Kim Chiu and Xian Lim, Jake chose the Peter Cetera and Cher classic "After All", praising their enduring love "after all" these years.
He explained, "Hindi naman ako chismoso, pero sometimes we don't know if they're really together or whatever, but they keep coming back to each other. Kahit kaninong ibang love team [sila mapunta], in the end [they come back to each other]."
Local music greats Martin Nievera and Vina Morales did a pretty powerful remake of "After All."
Jake dedicated a sweet song for McCoy de Leon and Elisse Joson, perfect for young people in love: Joe Cocker's "You Are Beautiful".
"Bagay sa kanilang dalawa 'yun, pero more like kanta ni McCoy sa kanyang partner," Jake said of his choice. Have a listen here:
For Elmo Magalona and Janella Salvador, whom Jake called one of the most "laid back" love teams on this list, he chose the David Pomeranz original "Got to Believe in Magic."
"Chill lang sila," Jake described ElNella, "May sarili silang mundo. They have their own magic."
You can listen to Juris' version here:
Jake chose the heartbreaking classic "Chasing Cars" by Snow Patrol, claiming that it's the perfect fit for Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil's team-up.
"It seems like sila 'yung dalawang tipong...they're very supportive of each other," Jake said, "if they do a music video to the song, sa kanila talaga fit 'yun."