Singing
Police officer sings Lionel Richie’s song in squad car and earns 7.7 million views
Msgt. Phil Paz of the Oklahoma City police force was in his squad car when it just hit him. He wanted to sing. And it turns out that he's unimaginably good at it.
Ma Fatima Garcia
12.29.21

“A true police officer fights not because he hates what’s in front of him, but because he loves who stands behind him.” -Unknown

Police officers don’t have ‘days off.’

Even when they are at the park playing with their kids, and something happens, a cop will still fulfill his sworn duty.

There are times where the entire police force can be judged because of one person’s wrongdoing. However, we have to understand that most police officers are here to help us.

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Heroes and humans. Cops are both.

At the end of the day, all they want is to have a safe place for all of us.

It’s easy for us to judge or comment on the things that the police could do to be better, but we often forget that they, too, are humans.

With all the crimes, chaos, and tasks that they have to fight for peace, do they still have time for themselves?

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YouTube Screenshot/Philip Paz

All of us need some time for ourselves. This will keep us sane and fully functional. These police officers also need to let go of all the stress and just enjoy.

Msgt. Phil Paz of the Oklahoma City police force did exactly that. Paz was in his squad car and it just came to him.

He wanted to sing.

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YouTube Screenshot/Philip Paz

He chose the song “Easy Like Sunday Morning,” by Lionel Richie. While nobody was watching, Paz recorded himself singing.

What he didn’t expect was for his video to go viral.

For all those people who know this classic, you’ll know it’s not an easy song.

Paz nailed it.

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YouTube Screenshot/lionelrichie

Once you press that play button, you will be surprised to hear his voice.

You might even think he’s lip-syncing.

The viral video starts as Paz fixes the camera, then he gives his audience that adorable smile. Soon, we hear the music play, and then he sings.

Wait. Was that really him singing?

Smooth like silk

His voice is so smooth, like someone who had pre-recorded the song.

Did you hear that smooth, “yyyeaaaahhh bbabbyyy”?

Close your eyes and listen as this police officer nails every note, high and low.

At first, you’d feel that he’s still testing the waters, but soon, you’ll hear how confident he is.

He doesn’t miss a single note.

How awesome is that? Definitely, this police officer must be a pro, don’t you agree?

What we love about his performance is that you can clearly see and hear him enjoying it.

Comments poured in, asking Paz to join The Voice or other prestigious singing contests.

Turns out, Paz is multi-talented.

But as it turns out, Paz can also act. He has several short film videos and commercials on his YouTube channel, and he’s very good at them too.

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YouTube Screenshot/Philip Paz

If you’re intrigued, then you can check out his funny commercials on his YouTube channel, Philip Paz .

After the viral video, Paz started singing more and with more people requesting songs, he decided to start uploading his song covers on his YouTube account, too.

He’s worth a listen.

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YouTube Screenshot/Philip Paz

See Paz singing Lionel Richie’s “Easy Like Sunday Morning” below!

You can follow his account here.

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By Ma Fatima Garcia
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Ma Fatima Garcia is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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