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September 21, 2021

Singing with Legends 3 (2021)《我們的歌》第三季

Season 3 of Our Song 我們的歌, or Singing with Legends, premiered on Spetember 19, 2021 and designated as the season of Young Forever 唱出青春樣. This year the legends or established singers include George Lam 林子祥, Chyi Chin 齊秦, Miriam Yeung 楊千嬅, Joker Xue 薛之謙, and Penny Tai 戴佩妮 (also lead singer of Buddha Jump 佛跳牆), and the new generation of singers include Calvin Hu Xia 胡夏, Eric Chou 周興哲, Sunnee 楊芸晴, Silence Wang 汪蘇瀧, Shan Yichun 單依純 and OST specialist Liu Yuning 劉宇寧. The rest are mainland Chinese singers I’ve never heard of, LOL…

Here are links to Episodes with English subtitles, however sometimes they are quite difficult to read, the links I’ve given below for each week have better English subtitles with black background (need to turn on the subtitles) which are easier to read.

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March 19, 2021

You Are My Hero (TV OST Songs) 電視劇《你是我的城池營壘》主題曲片尾曲插曲

This is a new 40-episode TV series that began airing on March 11, 2021. The TV series is based on the same-name novel by Mu Qing Yu 沐清雨. I only knew about this new series due to the closing theme song which appeared as a YouTube recommendation. I like the song, so I checked up on the series, and on Douban ratings, it is currently at 8.1/10 ratings after only a week from 42,496 viewers’ votes. It has been compared to the 2016 Korean drama Descendants of the Sun due to the two protagonists being a special forces personnel and a doctor.

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February 26, 2021

Word Of Honor (TV OST Songs) 電視劇《山河令》主題曲片尾曲插曲

2021 has been dubbed as the year of 耽改101, translated literally as “BL Adaptation 101”, in China due to a larger number than previous years of Chinese bromance TV series adapted from BL novels. The first-cab-off-the-rank Chinese BL adapted TV series for the year went online very unexpectedly without much ado on February 22, 2021. The trailer of the 36-episode webdrama, Word of Honor 山河令, premiered that afternoon with the announcement that the series would premiere that evening at 1800 hour online!

Click here for Full Episode Playlist with English Subtitles

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January 27, 2021

Heaven Official’s Blessing (Chinese Anime TV Theme Songs) 動畫《天官賜福》主題曲片尾曲插曲

Heaven Official’s Blessing 天官賜福 is a Chinese anime TV series that aired from October 31, 2020 and finished its first season on January 2, 2021. Season 2 is expected to air this year. The anime is based on the BL novel by 墨香銅臭 (Moxiangtongxiu), the author who also wrote the novel that the 2019 TV series, The Untamed 陳情令, was adapted from. Heaven Official’s Blessing is also expected to be filmed into a live action TV series this year. Below are the songs from the OST of the anime series.

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January 12, 2021

Shine! Super Brothers 追光吧!哥哥

This is a new singing variety show which began airing on December 5, 2020. I am still a bit confused with the concept of the show, LOL… Apparently it is to form a boy group, but all the contestants are either well-known artists from past years or new lesser-known artists from the past few years! I watched a bit of the first episode at the time, but lost interest after about 15 minutes because nothing happened, so I did not pay any attention to it, that is until last night… While browsing through some music videos, I caught a song from episode 6 of this show which aired a few days ago, and I enjoyed listening to it. Therefore I’ve decided to add a post here to embed some of the performances that I like…

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October 28, 2020

Singing with Legends (Our Song 2)《中國夢之聲~我們的歌》第二季

Season 2 of Chinese Idol – Our Song has been renamed as Singing with Legends and it started on October 11, 2020 with a total of 12 episodes and the finale episode to be aired on Boxing Day 2020. This season’s performers include Jeff Chang 張信哲, CoCo Lee 李玟, G.E.M. 鄧紫棋 and Zheng Yunlong 鄭雲龍. I will try to update some of my favourite performances here…

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October 17, 2020

Been Here Before 來過 (French Film “Dans la Brume” Mandarin Theme Song 電影《呼吸》中文主題曲) – Calvin Hu 胡夏 featuring Jia 孟佳

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This is the new Mandarin theme song to 2018 French film, Just a Breath Away (Dans la Brume), which is just about to to be released in China on October 23, 2020. SBS World Movies here in Australia screened the film last year and I did enjoy watching it. So I was quite surprised when this song popped up last night, a mandarin theme song for a French film! I quite like the song on first hearing, but only audio version is available at the moment…

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January 31, 2020

Most Popular Mandopop Music Videos (Part 1) YouTube 破億華語歌曲(一)

I can’t believe January 2020 is almost over, where has the time gone so quickly? I was going to do a post on most popular Chinese movie songs of the last decade since The Oscars is just around the corner, but as usual I got sidetracked while trying to compile a list, LOL. While doing some research, I came across a list of the Chinese songs that are the most watched music videos on YouTube. The list was for the Chinese songs that first hit 100 million views in the last ten years. So I thought, why not, and immediately abandoned my initial intention of just listing movie songs! This list is arranged by the first 20 Mandopop songs to achieve 100 million hits by timeline (that is when they first attended 100 million views), so they are not the on-going list of the current most watched music videos which will continue to change day by day.

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