Five of the Hottest Songs in China Right Now
Five of the Hottest Songs in China Right Now
Chinese Culture,Life in China,Uncategorized
13/02/2015

Learning through music is always a great way to learn a language, so we put our heads together and came up with our top five favourite songs in China right now. Feel free to send us an email if you have any more songs to suggest and we will put it in the next addition.

1) 筷子兄弟 Chopstick Brothers 《小苹果 – xiǎo píng guǒ – Little Apple》

Little Apple, by the Chopstick Brothers, was released in May 2014 on the soundtrack for the movie Old Boys: The Way of the Dragon – 老男孩之猛龙过江 lǎo nán hái zhī měng lóng guò jiāng. Since its release, the song has become a great online sensation.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZvC6HGujPUs

Lyrics:

我种下一颗种子

wǒ zhǒng xià yī kē zhǒng zǐ

I planted a seed

终于长出了果实

zhōng yú zhǎng chū le guǒ shí

It finally bore fruits

今天是个伟大日子

jīn tiān shì gè wěi dà rì zi

Today is a great day

摘下星星送给你

zhāi xià xīng xīng sòng gěi nǐ

Pluck a star and give it to you

拽下月亮送给你

zhuāi xià yuè liàng sòng gěi nǐ

Pull down the moon and give it to you

让太阳每天为你升起

ràng tài yáng měi tiān wèi nǐ shēng qǐ

Let the sun rise for you every day

变成蜡烛燃烧自己只为照亮你

biàn chéng là zhú rán shāo zì jǐ zhǐ wéi zhào liàng nǐ

Turn into a burning candle, just to light for you

把我一切都献给你只要你欢喜

bǎ wǒ yī qiè dōu xiàn gěi nǐ zhǐ yào nǐ huān xǐ

To give you everything as long as it makes you happy

你让我每个明天都变得有意义

nǐ ràng wǒ měi gè míng tiān dū biàn dé yǒu yì yì

You make every tomorrow have meaning

生命虽短爱你永远

shēng mìng suī duǎn ài nǐ yǒng yuǎn

Life is short, I will love you forever

不!离!不!弃!

bù! lí! bù! qì!

Never leave!

你是我的小呀小苹果

nǐ shì wǒ de xiǎo ya xiǎo píng guǒ

You are my little apple

怎么爱你都不嫌多

zěn me ài nǐ dōu bù xián duō

I can’t love you any more than I do

红红的小脸儿温暖我的心窝

hóng hóng de xiǎo liǎn er wēn nuǎn wǒ de xīn wō

Your little red face warms my heart

点亮我生命的火

diǎn liàng wǒ shēng mìng de huǒ

You are the fire that lights my life

火火火火火

huǒ huǒ huǒ huǒ huǒ

你是我的小呀小苹果

nǐ shì wǒ de xiǎo ya xiǎo píng guǒ

You are my little apple

就像天边最美的云朵

jiù xiàng tiān biān zuì měi de yún duǒ

Like the most beautiful of clouds in the sky

春天又来到了花开满山坡

chūn tiān yòu lái dào le huā kāi mǎn shān pō

Spring is coming and flowers bloom on the hillside

种下希望就会收获

zhǒng xià xī wàng jiù huì shōu huò

Sow the seed then reep


2) 约瑟翰·庞麦郎 Joseeh Punmanlon 《我的滑板鞋 – wǒ de huá bǎn xié – My Skate Shoes》

Released in 2014, My Skate Shoes was another unexpected internet viral sensation in China – which catapulted its singer Joseeh Punmanlon (Pang Mailang) into stardom.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUcY4gSMo4M


 

 

3) 大张伟 Wowkie Zhang 《胡撸胡撸瓢儿 – hú lū hú lū piáo er – Caressing Your Head》

Another of last year’s top hits.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZSXFx8DxMM


4) 至上励合 Top Combine 《鸭梨大 yā lí dà  – Big Chinese Pear (phonetically sounds like 压力大 – yā lì dà- under great pressure)》

We find this one rather punny…


5) 王菲 Wang Fei 《匆匆那年 – cōng cōng nà nián – Fleet of Time》

Last but not least, here’s Wang Fei’s catchy and melodic ‘fleet of time’.

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