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    Default Can anyone recommend any good or popular cantonese or mandarin songs?

    I am from the UK, and my collection of chinese songs isn't that huge. Can anyone recommend any good songs? I don't understand chinese very well, so the song would have to be in english.

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    so...you want us to recommend cantonese or mandarin songs.... in english...? would you like me to recommend you some swedish songs in swahili as well?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pemberly View Post
    so...you want us to recommend cantonese or mandarin songs.... in english...? would you like me to recommend you some swedish songs in swahili as well?
    Sorry, I mean the cantonese or mandarin songs title translated in english.

    I hope thats clear?


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    well, what genre do you like? pop songs? ballads? dance? theme songs? and do you have a gender preference? solo, group, or duets, etc?

    bc if you don't specify, ppl are just gonna recommend you a lot of pop and old theme songs. be prepared for a lot of lyf.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pemberly View Post
    well, what genre do you like? pop songs? ballads? dance? theme songs? and do you have a gender preference? solo, group, or duets, etc?

    bc if you don't specify, ppl are just gonna recommend you a lot of pop and old theme songs. be prepared for a lot of lyf.
    Yeah, any type of song is fine

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    My recommendation:

    強 (Strong) - 郭富城 (Aaron Kwok)

    The lyrics is very positive, but even if u don't understand the lyrics, the music itself will live your spirit up.

    I remember during my uni days, we were playing this song quite loud one day, and one of my housemates suddenly felt the urge to study after listening to this song. He actually told us the song made him want to go study.
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    It does? I don't want to study after listening to it =P It makes me sad...I feel like writing fanfic after. But it is a nice song, and Aaron looks good

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    Any Jay Chou (Zhou Jie Lun) album is always a good start imo.. ^^ Eg. Fa Ru Xue (Hair like snow), Qian Li Zhi Wai (Beyond A Thousand Miles aka Faraway), Ting Ma Ma De Hua (Listen To Mother's Words)..

    I'm into er, I dunno, do u called it rnb?? I prefer like slow sentimental/ballads...
    there's really a lot out there.. i'm currently in to Nicholas Teo (Zhang Dong Liang)'s new album Wang Zi.. And also JJ's (Lin Jun Jie) song Xi Jie (West Side) and Sha Shou (Killer)
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    Also, Wang Lee Hom songs, like "Xin Zhong De Ri Yue": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dafYUX9JBQs, "Hua Tian Chou": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_TXOeGk3Cs, "Forever Love": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4u5_atghLJw, "Astrology": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYRPZl08zVw, etc.

    Slow sentimental ballad songs are confirmed RnB or pop; depends on the tune, of course.
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    Try Tao Zhe (David Tao) -- Tian Tian/close to you, angel, Hei se liu ding/black tangerine, melody or Sha Tan/Blue Moon

    Or Chen Qi Zhen (Cheer Chen) -- LŁ xing de yi yi (Meaning of travel) or Ji ta shou

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    Thanks for the replys, I like some of the songs you guys gave.

    One song I like alot at the moment is "one world one dream" by 5566. I think its in mandarin and english, can't understand it, but I still like the song.

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    id recomend jay chou lee hom n david tao but since all of em hav been reco oredi, il recomnd some more:

    songs of:
    nan qian mama
    shin yue tuan
    yu qian
    js
    fir
    fan wei qi
    zhang shao han
    yang nai wen
    yang pei an
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    ahah wang li hong and jay chou have a lot of good songs

    you might also wanna try-
    JJ (ling jun jie)
    tao zhe
    cai yi ling
    tank
    yu quan
    wu yue tian
    zhang shao han
    sun yan zi
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    try s.h.e
    fahrenheit

    theres this song in cantonese called 'hong ri'

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    Quote Originally Posted by libby96 View Post
    try s.h.e
    fahrenheit

    theres this song in cantonese called 'hong ri'
    I love HONG RI
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