Manny Pacquiao and original singer Dan Hill have teamed up for a new version of what would appear to be Manny's favorite song, "Sometimes When We Touch," and Pacquiao will be back on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" on Thursday, April 28 to perform. And to plug his May 7 fight with Shane Mosley, I guess. That, too.
Pacquiao and Hill teamed up after Hill saw the Filipino phenom on Kimmel's show singing the song, which Hill sent to No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1978. Other artists who have covered the awful, awful song include Tina Turner, Tammy Wynette, Rod Stewart, Barry Manilow and Engelbert Humperdinck.
So there's at least one thing that Manny Pacquiao, Tina Turner, Tammy Wynette, Rod Stewart, Barry Manilow and Engelbert Humperdinck all have in common.
In all candor, this is about the goofiest thing ever, but part of Manny's charm is that he's goofy -- in a good way -- and seems to just plain enjoy himself and his life. He's made bundles of money, become revered as one of the greatest fights to ever walk the earth, and now he can do things like hang out with Dan Hill and record oddly sincere versions of one of the worst hit singles of the 1970s, perhaps ever.
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