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Chinese Movies and C-Pop Thread, Let's take a break here from the politics
qwerty2010
post Jun 17 2011, 08:01 AM
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I don't see any thread for Chinese Pop Music or Good Movies, which is a travesty as we have some outstanding artists, and there are three distinctive pop culture markets, PRC, HK and Taiwan, some of which do not cross over,...pity. I'll start by posting one of my current favorites, Jam Hsiao, 蕭敬騰, a Taiwanese even though I'm not too into traditional rock. He's small in stature but he has a great deep voice that sounds much bigger, I just *LOVE* his voice :

http://www.jamsclub.net/

This song reminds me of Inception/Michael Jackson:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=playe...p;v=qTQkaDoeaGQ

This song, The Prince's New Clothes, has really interesting lyrics:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6dvplFTGUM...feature=related

王妃 reminds me of an old rock hit, but I can't pin it down:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOoHEZ9uZas...feature=related

Ok, ENJOY. If you have any favorite music or movies, let's share them!
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post Nov 20 2011, 07:51 AM
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QUOTE (doggyji @ Nov 20 2011, 12:34 AM) *
^ Thanks, I see the chart now! No, I'm not professionally involved in any music or entertainment industry unless you count the fact that I'm a pro-SONE.

Thanks for the beautiful songs. I looked up the translated lyrics. I know 王菲 is a big name in C-pop but I haven't really checked her discography extensively. She's released so many songs so far. What are your favorites of hers besides 但願人長久?


You're most welcomed! icon_wink.gif I'm glad you liked them, as they're really old and classic.

Btw, what is pro-SONE?

I've translated 但願人長久, it is worth the effort. I should translate the other songs I posted too, for the non-Chinese AF members, they are quite meaningful. Will add them to the posts.

When did the moon first appear? I raise my wine and ask the sky. Which year is it, high above in the heavenly palaces?
I long to ride home with the wind, but I fear the opulent towers and jade terraces are too high and chilly to reside.
I dance with my lone shadow, it is as if not on earth.
The moon moves round the cinnabar court, shining through the low carved windows on the sleepless.
The moon should not dislike man,but why is there always a full moon when loved ones are separated?
Among men there is happiness and sadness, union and parting.
The moon has phases, clouded and clear, round and fragment.
Perfection is not possible, it has been thus for the ages.
Hope we have many years more, through thousands of miles, we are reunited in the same moon.

何日君再来 When will you return? Modified from the lyrics on the net

好花不常开,
Beautiful flowers do not always bloom.
好景不常在。
Beautiful scene is not always present.
愁堆解笑眉,
Sorrow burdens smiling brows
泪洒相思带。
Tears fall on..?
今宵离别后,
After parting tonight,
何日君再来?
When will you return?
喝完了这杯,
After you have finished this cup of wine,
请进点小菜。
do have a little dish.
人生难得几回醉,
In life seldom it is to indulge in inebriation,
不欢更何待?
So why wait for such enjoyment?
【白】来来来,喝完这杯再说吧。
[Speaking] Come, let's finish this cup, talk can wait.
今宵离别后,
After parting tonight,
何日君再来?
When will you return?

停唱阳关叠,
Stop singing on this farewell journey,
重擎白玉杯。
Raise again the white jade cup,
殷勤频致语,
Speak softly and tenderly,
牢牢抚君怀。
Hold onto you tightly.
今宵离别后,
After parting tonight,
何日君再来?
When will you return?
喝完了这杯,
After you have finished this cup of wine,
请进点小菜,
do have a little dish.
人生难得几回醉,
In life seldom it is to indulge in inebriation,
不欢更何待?
Why wait for such enjoyment?
【白】唉,再喝一杯,干了吧。
[Speaking] Ah, have another cup, kan bei,
今宵离别后,
After parting tonight,
何日君再来?
When will you return?




Faye Wong is one of the few female artists who has some true talent, "實力", not just a pretty face. Usually, C-Pop is split into 實力派 and 偶像派 (idols), and I prefer the former. Does K-Pop categorize in a similar way?

Another favourite Faye Wong is this:

Passenger 乘客:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJPancFmo4g...mp;feature=fvwp

I'm Willing 我願意 This is one of her oldest, and a favourite of mine:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyNIlRNiVR4...feature=related

Missing you懷念
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NiMaUHoGxVs...feature=related

Love Letter to Self 給自己的情書 Sang in Cantonese, see if you can tell the difference:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwySuoBtvv0...feature=related

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post Nov 21 2011, 06:17 PM
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Poetic songs sound way better after you know the lyrics. 但願人長久 has really grown on me. I also got hooked on 我願意 and 給自己的情書. qwerty2010, I think you can add a directory to your OP like the one in my signature so we can keep listening to the songs with lyrics you've posted even after the thread has grown bigger.

QUOTE (qwerty2010 @ Nov 20 2011, 07:51 AM) *
Btw, what is pro-SONE?
SONE is someone who appreciates the meaning of Soshibond. In other words, 少女時代 fan. embarassedlaugh.gif

QUOTE (qwerty2010 @ Nov 20 2011, 07:51 AM) *
Faye Wong is one of the few female artists who has some true talent, "實力", not just a pretty face. Usually, C-Pop is split into 實力派 and 偶像派 (idols), and I prefer the former. Does K-Pop categorize in a similar way?
The distinction between artists and idols in K-pop has gotten weaker lately as "talented idols" have gained popularity. My relevant posts are here and here. K-indie as opposed to K-pop is a broad term that lumps independent non-dance pop artists who determine the orientation of their own music. Who would you pick for the most popular C-pop idol/group today?

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