Filipino icon Nonito Donaire is one of boxing's real good guys and his boxing ability, along with his personality have made him one of the most well liked fighters in the sport.
Outside of the ring Donaire has been part of songs and music videos, and had a number of tracks recorded for him. They include "In a Flash", recorded by Q-York, Jay R, Kris Lawrence and featuring Donaire himself in the video.
This isn't our type of music, but it is catchy enough and does show quite a bit of Donaire in the official video. Not great, but certainly not the worst thing we've seen in the series of music themed videos.
We end our supposed Manny Pacquiao month of this series with his most famous track, "Sometimes When We Touch". The song is, by far, the most well known of Pacquiao's music career and given how out of tune his mother was in "Wrecking Ball", which we posted last week, this will be a pleasure to ears.
Pacquiao, and the song, were derided in some corners for being poor but in reality it's a pretty harmless and average track that's nothing great but certainly not as harmful to the ears as his mother's singing. It's clear the "Pacman" has put thought and effort into this and there is certainly a lot worse out there.
We promise that in October we will look to shake things up a little after some months that have been focused around mostly one thing, such as Guts Ishimatsu, Thai greats and Manny Pacquiao.
Right, we promise to leave Thai boxing icons alone for a while after this one, as we again include a cheesy song from Samart Payakaroon, who is joined by Khaosai Galaxy and Somluck Kamsing, a trio that have previously been included in one of these articles in the past.
The song is called "เมียพี่ไม่รู้", which translates as "I Don't Know" is again pure cheesiness and clearly seems to have had it's video done with the fighters having their tongues well in their cheeks. It's based mostly around a somewhat aging Samart being flanked by women, before talking to Khaosai and Somluck in some speaking segments. Parts of the video wouldn't look out of place on a modern day R'n'B video, but that's juxtaposed against the 3 fighters who are all showing their ages.
The humour here is great and the story of the video is certainly a funny one that ends with Samart sporting a black eye from his wife.
It's silly, it's daft, it's cheesy and it's different. Compared to the other Thai video's we've included this month the is one of the longer ones, but we have no issue with that. Sadly, however, we have no idea what the lyrics mean!
It really feels like we're picking on Thai greats this month with another cheesy music video used to promoter a a song from Samart Payakaroon. Despite that we love cheesiness and as a result we absolute love these videos from Thailand and from what must have been a very weird time in Thai music.
Unlike some songs that are pretty cheesy by accident we suspect this one was deliberate made to be silly given it was titled "N̂ảphrik plā thū", which roughly translates as "Spicy Mackerel"...we've not translated the lyrics but that would suggest the song is about fish...at least that's the idea we're sticking with!
Very silly again from the Thai legend, but very much good for 2020 after the horrors we've had already this year.
Last week we included a song that saw a trio of Thai's singing a rather terrible song together, of course that wasn't the only time where we saw some Thai boxing icons singing, and needless to say many of the songs weren't great.
The song for this week is Samart Payakaroon's "อ่อนซ้อม", which translates roughly as "Soft rehersal".
The video and the song all sort cheesy and a mess.
Don't expect any musical mastery here, but it is a rather humourus video and one that sees one of the greatest kick boxers in history not taking himself too seriously. A bit of silliness is never a bad thing and this is certainly silly.
When three of the baddest mofo's in Asia team up you'd expect something brilliant, exciting and hard hitting. Instead we saw Khaosai Galaxy, Samart Payakaroon and Somluck Kamsing give us something that was...unique.
The trio, which are genuine combat sport royalty in Thailand, come together to give us something rather bizarre. We can only assume this has come about from either at the pub or a crazy bet.
Not is the song...not very good musically, but the outfits the three men are wear are just bizarre.
Khaosai Galaxy is often regarded as one of the best Super Flyweights in history, Samart Payakaroon is one of the greatest Muay Thai fighters ever, and a damn good boxer as well, and Somluck Kamsing won an Olympic gold medal. This is not a trio of men you can push around, so we really need to wonder who came up with this idea....and whether they are hiding following this mess.
Somewhere in the weird world that we live in a Thai singer, who is credited as Anna, or Anna Curry, recorded this masterpiece of comedy.
The song "Khaokor, Khaosai", which is presumably dedicated to the Khaokor Galaxy and Khaosai Galaxy, is less than 2 minutes long, and we don't really know what she's saying but the video for the track is absolute gold and one of the best things we have seen in a very, very long time.
Imagine Peter Gabriel's legendary "Sledgehammer" music video, with worse production values and a lot of magic mushrooms.
We're not going to guess the lyrics on this song we implore you to give the video a watch, it's so fun, enjoyable and silly.
Recently we've shared a few videos of songs that have some connection with boxing but not an an actual fighter being involved. That changes today as we turn to Thailand and the legendary Khaosai Galaxy, and his song "ขอบคุณครับ", pronounced k̄hxbkhuṇ khrạb". The name literally translates as "Thank You".
Given that Galaxy was a notoriously heavy handed boxer with a tough chin and was dubbed the "Thai Tyson" this song is pretty odd. The song is just pure, wonderful, unadulterated, cheese.
Khaosai sounds less like a feared boxer and more like a rising male child star.
This is...certainly a weird one...but one well and truly worthy of a listen. It's so odd to hear this sort of a song come from Khaosai.
For the second week running we're not getting a music video with any actual boxer's in it, but instead "Boxer" in the title with Yamaarashi's hard rock "Boxer's Road".
With the title being in English, and being repeated numerous times, we can't deny the song's links to boxing but it's actually a song we suspect will have more of an appeal with American rock fans than many other tracks we include here.
Fans of bands like Disturbed, System of a Down or even Limp Bizkit are likely to enjoy this one. As Yamaarashi combine rock and rap in a really interesting track.
Don't get us wrong this wasn't what we were looking for for this section but given we've actually enjoyed the song we felt it was a worth inclusion in this rather eclectic weekly addition to the site.
Next week we promise we will bee back to normal service with a music video featuring a boxer, or a song sung by a boxer!
For a second week running we've not got a video with an actual boxer in it, but this is a song called "Boxer" by Japanese rock band Nitroday.
The song sort of gives us vibes of English rock band Placebo, in terms of vocals at least.
Whilst not the best video, in fact the acting in the fight scene is nothing short of hammy and the sort of thing you'd see in a 1980's B movie, there song it's self is pretty decent.
Despite being called "Boxer" we only actually see a replica wrestling title, with a WWE title being flashed on screen.
If nothing else we suggest a few will get a laugh out of how poorly choreographed the fight at the end of this is.
Some things don't fit in elsewhere on the site so have been put here as a result.