Take a look at the below list of Top 10 Best Chinese Songs of All Time till 2017. China has produced many famous artists over the year, with their music becoming very successful. Most of them use traditional Chinese instruments that make song tune sound wonderful. Different types of music have been recorded in historical documents developing music culture in China. Artist have collaborated will other musician from different countries. Here are some of best songs of all time.
List of Top 10 Best Chinese Songs of All Time till 2017
10. The moon represents my Heart by Teresa Teng
She is famous for her sweet voice that can melt everyone’s heart. It is written by Sun Yi and composed by Weng Ching-his. Originally, it was sung by Chen Fen-Ian but made famous by Teresa Teng in 1970s. It is described as a love song. This song is one of her best known song worldwide. For many years china had prohibited romantic songs because there were considered decadent before her music arrived. Jia Zhangke directed it. After she died in 1995, this song was performed in Asia in 21st century, in places like Singapore, Taiwan and Malaysia. Famous artist like Andy Lau, Jon Bon Jovi, Faye Wong and Hong Kong group Metro Vocal Group has covered it. In China it is popular song for karaoke.
9. Childhood by Lo Ta-yu
It is originally song from Sylvia Chang album that was released in 1981 in Taiwan by Rock Records. It then became collaboration between C hang and Lo Ta-yu in 1982, making it Lo’s first album as a producer. She wrote some other songs under this album. This song reminds many people of their childhood life.
8. Nothing to My Name by Cui Jian
It is a rock song also known as I Have Nothing. People of China consider it most influential song in history. Chinese youth takes it as an unofficial anthem and activists during Tiananmen Square protests of 1989. Its lyrics and instrument features traditional Chinese style with modern rock elements. The lyric speaks about a girl who is scorning speaker because he has nothing. Western artist such as Bob Dylan has influenced him, The Beatle in late 1980’s performing in a modeled hairy style that of John Lennon. He is labeled as ‘The Father of Chinese Rock’.
7. Silence is Golden by Leslie Cheung
It was released in 1988 as a pop song. He is a Hong Kong singer and also an actor. In China he is considered one of founding fathers of Cantopop by bring together a successful films and music careers. He has received a number of music awards in 1988 and 1989 including Most Popular Male Artist Awards in Jade Solid Gold Best Ten Music Awards. In 1989, he announced his retirement from music industry. This track won him a huge market success and in 1999, he became first Chinese musician to win a Golden Needle Award. On April 1, 2003, he committed suicide by jumping off 24th floor of Mandarin Oriental hotel in Hong Kong. Here is the list of : Latest English Songs 2017
6. As Sweet As Honey by Teresa Teng
This song talks about romance and love. It has become famous in years known as household name in China. Teresa is well known for her beautiful folk songs and romantic ballads. She has recorded his songs in Mandarin, Japanese, Indonesian, Taiwanese Hokkien and English. This album was recorded under Life Records Label. She was named Best New Singing Star for her success in Japan. This is one of the Top 10 Best Chinese Songs of All Time till 2017.
5. Hope by Mao Amin
It is a famous song released in 1990. Amin is well known as a female pop star in China by mid-1990’s. It was released as a theme song on TV series with same title. She is a famous senior female pop stars. She also participated in 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. Along with his fellow singer Liu Huan, both were named among Chinese disciples of renowned vocal educators. She received criticism for lacking spirit and power like the one she had in 1980’s.
4. Nan She Nan Fen by Alan Tam
A Hong Kong pop singer performed it in 1990. His first album as a solo artist was Naught Boy in 1979. He won his first major individual song award in 1981 RTHK Top 10 Gold Songs Award. He has been winning top 10 awards since 1981 to 1988. Leslie Cheung and 17 other singers participated in Album ‘Paying Tribute to Alan Tam’’ and came together to produce single remix of his popular songs ‘’illusion’’ and ‘’Foggy Love’’. He has sold more than 20 million albums by 1995. His contributions to Hong Kong and China music industry won him a Fame Award from Composers and Authors Society of Hong Kong (Cash).
3. Women Flower by Anita Mui
This is one of her most classic works that was released in 1997. Lyrics talks about a woman who longs for love and keeps failing and getting hurt in relationships. She was awarded RTHK Golden Needle Award in 1998, being the youngest musician to achieve it. This track sold over 400,000 copies in market. This is a typical Taiwanese style love song.
2. The Ocean by Zhang Yusheng
It is also known as Big Sea. It was released in 1992 and was first song that made him famous in China. He is a songwriter, composer, singer and music composer. On November12, 1997 he was pronounced dead after he was involved in a car accident and stayed in a comer for two weeks. He dead at the age of 31.
1. Blue and White Porcelain by Jay Chou
This was released in 2008. A unique song combines a number of Chinese popular and traditional music styles. This track was nominated for Golden Melody Awards and won for best Song of the Year. In 2008 he won for Best Composer Award. It was his first album to record under his own company JVR Music and was distributed by Sony Music Taiwan. Onda Media Players promoted his album, which part of album cover was printed on front, his signature on media player.
These are some of best Chinese songs; you can listen to and fall in love with them.