May 30th, 2007
No Chinese pop music collection would be complete without a song from Taiwanese pop star Jay Chou (Zhōu Jiélún). Discovered in 1998 in a talent search, he has since gone on to release an album each year since 2000, each of which has sold several million copies throughout Asia and the rest of the world. Chou was trained in classical music but is famous for fusing Chinese and Western music styles into one.
The song Cute Lady (”Keai Nuren” also known as “Adorable lady”) is from Chou’s first album, Jay.
May 21st, 2007
This song is by the Taiwanese female pop group S.H.E (The name represents the first three characters of their English names - Selina, Hebe and Ella) from their latest album ‘Play’. The song mixes Chinese tongue twisters (variants of which can be found in our Tone and Pinyin Practice section) with Western Rap style. Take a look at the English translations in the Simplified or Traditional links below to see their take on the Chinese language.
May 11th, 2007
Here’s a song for you pig lovers out there. It’s by a singer called Xiang Xiang who is famous for her “funny” and “off beat” tracks. Enjoy!
May 9th, 2007
The singer wrote this song for her boyfriend. She considers herself very pale and so represents the “white” while her boyfriend being quite tanned (apparently his nickname in real life is “black man”) represents the “black” side. So in her song she states that “black matches white” just like in their relationship and to not mind what others say.
April 6th, 2007
This song “Jintian ni yao jia gei wo” is a duet by two of the hottest artists in Chinese pop culture.
March 19th, 2007
This is a duet featuring “Wilber Pan,” better known as “Pan Wei Bo” who is usually known for his hip hop tunes. The title of the song is Bu de Bu Ai which translates into “Have to Love” or “Must Love.”