Eight-division boxing world champion and congressman Manny Pacquiao has made it into various lists, from ESPN, Forbes to TIME magazine’s. This time, the Filipino boxer entered the US music charts.
Pacman’s single “Sometimes When We Touch” moved to No. 7 in the secondary adult contemporary rankings last Wednesday.
Last April 28, more than a week before his anticipated bout against American Shane Mosley, Paquiao has released his cover of the Dan Hill hit on iTunes.
The world first heard about Pacquiao’s singing talent when the boxing champion performed the same song on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” in late 2009. This paved way for Dan Hill, the writer/singer of the song, to reach out to Pacman.
They became fast friends, agreed to make the record and now it’s climbing the charts even without Pacquiao promoting it on radio stations and other media.
For a champion boxer, it’s definitely an amazing feat.