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04 July 2007 @ 07:19 pm
001: toss-up of 10  
First post for this lovely new community! Hello, my name is Louise [suxing] and I am the resident Chinese music enthusiast, so you can expect most of my rotations to be CPOP/ROCK-oriented.

Please read the rules carefully before downloading and comment if you take anything. That said, enjoy the music~

title: 杀手 ("Sha Shou" - "The Killer")
artist: JJ林俊杰
genre: cpop
comments: Although the music video got a mixed reception, 杀手 is undoubtedly one of JJ's best compositions. Like many of his songs, there is the ever present piano which weaves throughout the hauntingly beautiful melody. I personally love this song and I really like the idea of JJ exploring the darker side of life with his music. Highly Recommended!

title: 宁夏 ("Ning Xia" - "Peaceful Summer")
artist: 梁静茹 AKA Fish Leong
genre: cpop
comments: This song is so cute! It's very characteristic of Fish's songs - not too fast, not too slow, very simple, melodically, but very pleasant to listen to. It's not my favorite song by Fish Leong, but it's very easy on the ears and very reminiscent of summer.

title: 花田错 ("Hua Tian Cuo" - "Flower Field Mistake")
artist: 王力厷 AKA Wang Leehom
genre: cpop
comments: The first time I heard this song was on a Chinese singing competition and I couldn't get the chorus out of my head for weeks. A year later, I still love it, even though it probably isn't considered one of Leehom's best works. Regardless, it's a very catchy composition, mixing traditional Chinese instruments in with a little bit of R&B-ish flair.

title: 不可思议 ("Bu Ke Si Yi" - "Unbelievable"/"Incredible")
artist: 金沙 AKA Kym
genre: cpop
comments: Kym is so overlooked! It's ridiculous! She has more than what it takes to be wildly popular - a very nice voice, great singing ability and talent, a pretty face - yet very few people seem to know her. As for this song, it's tinkly, pop-y, and cute, and that's really all I can say. It's a very pretty song that really deserves a chance.

title: 过火 ("Guo Huo" - "Go Too Far")
artist: 张信哲 AKA Jeff Chang
genre: cpop
comments: More obscure artists! :( Well, not really. Jeff Chang's actually very well known back in the motherland, but he's more often than not obscured by big names like Jay Chou and David Tao. Known as the "Prince of Love Songs," he has a very expressive voice which is well showcased in this song. The song it self is very pretty and melodic with very lovely instrumentals.

title: 遇见 ("Yu Jian" - "To Meet")
artist: 孙燕姿 AKA Stephanie Sun
genre: cpop
comments: Another simple, but terribly pretty ballad with piano and acoustic guitar. Normally, I try to steer clear of extremely mainstream singers, but this song made me change my mind and give Stephanie Sun a chance. This song is so simple, but it's so touching. The music video's gorgeous too, definitely one of my all-time favorites. Highly Recommended!

title: 妹妹 ("Mei Mei" - "Little Sister")
artist: 方大同 AKA Khalil Fong
genre: chinese r&b?
comments: This song is so addictive! I don't even know why. Something about it is just terribly catchy and makes me want to bob my head along with the music. Nothing more to say, really. It's kind of bouncy, but mostly laid-back, and just fun to listen to.

title: 悲伤的秋千 ("Bei Shang de Qiu Qian" - "Sad Swing")
artist: 金海心 AKA Rebecca Jin
genre: cpop
comments: More obscure singers, hooray! Rebecca's voice is actually very similar to Faye Wong's voice and it surprises me that Rebecca Jin, much like Kym, isn't that popular internationally. Her voice is very pretty, very easy on the ears, and this particular song is very catchy, especially during the chorus.

title: 快乐崇拜 ("Kuai Le Chong Bai" - "Happy Worship")
artist: 潘玮柏 AKA Wilbur Pan feat. 张韶涵 AKA Angela Chang
genre: cpop
comments: This. Song. Is. So. Freaking. Catchy. I don't usually listen to rap (there are exceptions, but even then, they are far and few in-between), but this song! God, I don't even know. It's just so incredibly happy and bouncy and PEPPY, I can't help but bob my head along. Highly Recommended!

title: 一眼万年 ("Yi Yan Wan Nian" - "One Look, Ten Thousand Years")
artist: S.H.E
genre: cpop
comments: One of my favorite S.H.E songs. Evar. Based on the Chinese Valentine's Day myth, 牛郎织女 ["niu lang zhi nu" - "cowherd and weaving girl"], which you can read about here. I just... love the story, love the song, love the music video, love the tragedy, the angst... so gorgeous! That's all I can say, really. Written by JJ Lin, sung by S.H.E. Nothing more to say. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. Highly Recommended!

Again, please comment if you take anything! Input on your part helps me decide what to put on the next rotation~
Current Mood: jubilantjubilant
Current Music: JJ林俊杰 - 西界
Silhouette in a Window Frame: kick ass stills Rainiecelerywench on July 5th, 2007 02:34 am (UTC)

you know how addicted i am to hyper duet songs ♥
麥艷華mistakened on July 5th, 2007 03:33 am (UTC)
fdlskslflsglhsghsghaghshglksfslf JJ LIN. WTF <3
[michi]dumbstruckk on July 5th, 2007 11:16 am (UTC)
snagging SHE, stephanie sun, kym :) thank you!:)
(Anonymous) on July 5th, 2007 03:16 pm (UTC)
This is a great collection. Thanks so much!
placidian on July 5th, 2007 04:21 pm (UTC)
Hi, congratulations on your new rotation! I took Stephanie Sun, Kym, Angela Chang, Fish Leong and Rebecca Jin. Thank you!
(Anonymous) on July 6th, 2007 07:32 am (UTC)
don't have a lj, so i guess i have to settle for being incognito; thanks for the reviews, and for introducing me to lesser-known singers! i'm a huge jj fan, so that's what brought me here first, but i'm following your recs and trying other artists too, thanks.
(Anonymous) on July 6th, 2007 12:08 pm (UTC)
(Anonymous) on July 7th, 2007 09:16 am (UTC)
SHE - thank you!
(Anonymous) on July 8th, 2007 04:49 pm (UTC)
snagged khalil fong and jeff chang : )
Lettasuisei_tsuki on July 9th, 2007 12:44 am (UTC)
I grabbed JJ Lin's song and.. am thinking of grabbing S.H.E's, too ^^~ Thanks for uploading!

..might grab a few more though. All of these sound pretty good^^~
l i n d a ♡ileia on July 9th, 2007 10:46 pm (UTC)
hehe i havent listened to cpop in a long while~ so im gonna snag a few songs! thanks so much for sharing! =3
eyanne 熙艳 ♫ 音乐狂: bumpeyannis on July 10th, 2007 03:57 am (UTC)
I can't believe you have Jeff Chang up there. :) Not taking because being the super fan I am, I have it, but props to you for uploading him!

Grabbed myself some Kym, Rebecca and Wilbur. Thanksss!!
brokeneverbrokenever on July 11th, 2007 01:18 am (UTC)
My Chinese music folder is *seriously* lacking, so really - thank you for posting!!
kyandeekyandee on July 11th, 2007 03:03 pm (UTC)
I'm taking 一眼万年, 遇见 , and 悲伤的秋千~ Thanks ^ ^
brokeneverbrokenever on July 11th, 2007 03:23 pm (UTC)
I'm REALLY liking JJ Lin - just for future reference =D
{如果的事}: beautiful dayfishingfor on July 13th, 2007 03:17 pm (UTC)
Steaing S.H.E & J.J. Lin for now. May come back later for more (oh Chinese music!) but askdjfldk. Idk. ♥
calmenvy on August 29th, 2007 05:53 am (UTC)
Is there anyway these links could be refreshed?

Please :)
bemyharmony on December 16th, 2008 07:39 am (UTC)
Would it be possible to refresh the links ? They have all expired by now and I can't seem to find those songs anywhere else !