Pacquiao's 'Sometimes When We Touch' cracks Billboard list


Posted at Jun 29 2011 09:34 AM | Updated as of Jun 30 2011 07:18 AM

MANILA, Philippines - Boxing champion and Sarangani Congressman Manny Pacquiao is now a top 20 recording artist.

"Sometimes When We Touch", Pacquiao's duet with singer-songwriter Dan Hill, reached number 19 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary top 20 list.

The song has been climbing up the list up from the number 25 spot last week. It has become the third most added song on radio playlists in the US.  

In an article on, Hill's radio promotion guy, Tom Mazetta, said the song is one of Hill's biggest hits and one that still gets a considerable amount of airplay decades later.

"Last but certainly not least, there is undeniably a 'novelty' factor at play here. Manny Pacquiao, I mean come on!! I want to know what this guy CANNOT do!!!"

Made popular by his rendition on the Jimmy Kimmel live show, Pacquiao recorded this latest version with the song's original writer Dan Hill, and released the track earlier this year.  A portion of the song was also featured in Pacquiao's ad for HP. Report by Nadia Trinidad, ABS-CBN News