KKBOX's Weekly Mandopop Music Chart - 2010 March Week 3






1. (+11) A-Lin - 現在我很幸福 (I'm Very Happy Now)
Genre: Pop Ballad

Album: Before, After
Watch: MV
Comment: One of the more unique sounding songs from A-Lin’s latest album, the sound mixes haunting harp-like strings with light electrical guitar interludes, before a fuller band cues in later in the song. All this playing background to the rich vocals of A-Lin. Truly an unique, yet beautiful, song.

2. (-1) Tiger Huang - 沒那麼簡單 (Not That Simple)
Genre: R&B Ballad

Album: Simple / Not Simple
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Comment: Veteran pub singer Tiger Huang releases a brand new album, “Simple / Not Simple,” after becoming popular as a judge on the hit singing competition show, “Million Star.” In contrast to her poisonous tongue image on the competition show, Tiger Huang softens her image with a new wig and demonstrates her powerful vocal in this soothing love ballad, “Not That Simple.”

3. (-1) Show Luo - 愛不單行 (Love Doesn’t Travel Alone)
Genre: Pop Ballad

Album: Rashomon
Watch: MV
Comment: Show Luo may be known as the dance king to many Mandopop fans, but his "Love Doesn’t Travel Alone" proves that he has fans that adore his ballads as well. The song has become widely popular as the insert song to the hit drama, "Hi! My Sweetheart," which also stars this hearthrob singer.

4. (-1) Rainie Yang - 雨愛 (Rainie Love)
Genre: Pop Ballad

Album: Rainie Love
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Comment: Following the success of “Take Me Away” in her previous album, Rainie Yang presents us with yet another drama ending theme song, “Rainie Love” (Hi! My Sweetheart). This debut song is also her debut track and most well-known from her latest album.

5. (-1) Nicky Lee - Making Love Out Of Nothing At All
Genre: R&B Ballad

Album: Monga Movie OST
Watch: Song
Comment: British soft rock duo Air Supply's 1983 megahit song receives a modern update for 2010's Taiwanese blockbuster flick Monga. The song, which is featured on that movie's soundtrack, was sung by none other than veteran Korean-American Mandopop singer Nicky Lee, who retains the original English lyrics while prevailing to transition this song successfully to a Mandarin-speaking audience. An excellent ballad that has had a long international journey.

6. (+1) A-Lin - 分手需要練習的 (Need Practice Breaking Up)
Genre: Pop Ballad

Album: Before, After
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Comment: In A-Lin’s second single, “Need Practice Breaking Up,” she invited Eddie Peng and Alice Ke to star in the scripted 7 minute long music video. This heartbreaking single has less groundbreaking high notes that was in her first single “Before, After,” but it still showcases A-Lin’s wide-ranged vocals.

7. (-2) Rainie Yang - 匿名的好友 (Anonymous Friend)
Genre: Pop Ballad

Album: Rainie Love
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Comment: “Anonymous Friend” is another single of Rainie’s that continues to stay in the top 10. Not only is this an insert song to “Hi! My Sweetheart,” which Rainie stars in with Show Luo, it is also the Mandarin opening theme to the Korean drama, “Brilliant Legacy.” With the support of the dramas, the idol drama star, Rainie Yang, continues to have success with ballads.

8. (-2) Della - 我愛他 (I Love Him)
Genre: Pop Ballad

Album: Night Cat
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Comment: “I Love Him” was released almost a month before “Autumn’s Concerto” started broadcasting and didn’t achieve outstanding results until the drama came on TV. Due to the drama’s popularity, the single has risen back up to top 10 in the music chart. Despite the drama being a massive hit, it has yet to top the chart. Its highest ranking is third place and has been in the chart for 22 weeks and counting. The music video does not feature any scenes from the drama, but instead, Ding Dang has specially invited Xiu Jie Kai, who was in Black & White, to star in it.

9. (--) A-Lin - 以前, 以後 (Before, After)
Genre: Pop Ballad

Album: Before, After
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Comment: A year since her last album, A-Lin comes back with a new look after losing some weight and releases the title track, “Before, After.” A-Lin reaffirms the fans of her skillful singing in this strong ballad. A-Lin has been nominated for Golden Melody’s Best Female Performer twice, and we’ll have to wait and see if she’ll receive a nomination again for her third album this time round.

10. (-2) Show Luo - 習慣就好 (I’ll Be Used to It)
Genre: Pop Ballad

Album: Rashomon
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Comment: After Show Luo’s usual dance song in his first single release, his second single in his latest album, Rashomon, is “I’ll Be Used to It.” The song and lyrics were written by F.I.R.’s guitarist, Ah Qin. Show challenges the wide vocal range in this ballad. The music video was also specially filmed in New York.

11. (-1) Della - 你為什麼說謊 (Why Did You Lie)
Genre: Pop Ballad

Album: Night Cat
Watch: MV
Comment: A typical Della-style song, the mainland singer provides a tune whose instrumentals flourish at pivotal moments of the hugely popular Autumn’s Concerto idol drama, whose soundtrack is already populated by songs from her latest album. The MV itself is also interesting, as it was shot entirely in New York, bringing an “exotic” location, in East Asian terms, to an epic ballad.

12. (-1) Show Luo - 愛的主場秀 (Love’s Home Turf)
Genre: Dance

Album: Rashomon
Watch: MV
Comment: Like always, Show Luo releases a dance song as his first single in the latest album, Rashomon, resonating his status as a dancer-singer. “Love’s Home Turf,” similar to his previous major album dance singles, contains a specially choreographed dance. Featured in the music video, Show does a “sunglass dance” after half-way through the song.

13. (NEW) S.H.E - SHERO
Genre: Pop

Album: SHERO
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Comment: S.H.E’s newest single, “SHERO,” debuts at number 13 on the chart. “SHERO” repeats the feminist theme that has been apparent in S.H.E’s previous albums. S.H.E enriches the pop-rock song with their harmonized vocals.

14. (+3) Rachel Liang - 三個願望 (Three Wishes)
Genre: Pop Ballad

Album: Love Poem
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Comment: Rachel Liang’s rise to stardom has been a bumpy one since her runner-up placing on Season 2 of Taiwan’s talent show One Million Star. But despite her recent disastrous acting career from ratings bomb “Roseate Love”, the singer’s singing career has more than compensated with another wonderful soft ballad of hers.

15. (+3) A-Do - 没什麼好怕 (Fear No More)
Genre: Pop Ballad

Album: Fear No More
Watch: Song
Comment: While A-Do recently made news for a group of hikers confusing him for famed idol Ken Chu of F4 fame, A-Do is making a resurgent rise up the charts again with his soaring vocals as can be seen in his title track "Fear No More". The tune is a beautiful ballad that compliments his raw yet powerful vocals, and tells us once again that A-Do still has it.

16. (-3) Da Mouth - 喇舌 (French Kiss)
Genre: Pop / Dance

Album: One, Two, Three
Watch: MV
Comment: The second song to be released in MV form by urban music outfit Da Mouth, the track is one of the few dance tunes to populate this ballad-infested chart. Less auto-tune and more instrumental this time around, the beat-thumping tune has an old-school feel with the turntables scratching and the trumpet syncopation.

17. (-2) Show Luo - 愛瘋頭 (Head Over Heels in Love)
Genre: Pop Rock

Album: Rashomon
Watch: MV
Comment: “Head Over Heels in Love” is the opening theme to the popular drama “Hi! My Sweetheart,” which is a light fast tempo pop rock song. The song is also companied with a light romantic music video where Show plays himself as a singer in love with a girl. It has been in the chart for 5 weeks and has yet to move higher than the number 9 spot.

18. (-1) JJ Lin - 背對背擁抱 (Back to Back Hug)
Genre: Pop Ballad

Album: 100 Days
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Comment: Singaporean R&B and pop singer JJ Lin contributes his own ballad to the list with a song that provides his trademark soft RB vocals with a sad feel. The song showcases one of but many genres that JJ has excelled at, as his latest album features diversity that few artists in the Mandopop industry can claim to match, much less beat.

19. (-3) Della - 親人 (Dearest)
Genre: Pop Ballad

Album: Night Cat
Watch: Song
Comment: One of the softer songs from Della's latest album, this song is also featured on the idol drama Autumn's Concerto's soundtrack.  This tune is appropriately played during whenever something heartfelt occurs, and it's quite understandable considering the beautiful combination of light piano playing and guitar strumming combination.

20. (-1) Yoga Lin - 說謊 (Fairy Tale)
Genre: Pop Ballad

Album: Senses Around
Watch: MV
Comment: Another product of Taiwan’s televised, talent show competitions very first winner Yoga Lin serenades us with his vocals that led him to go on for the win on One Million Singer’s very first season. The beautiful melody has a deeply emotional sound that makes us feel for him at times. It’s no surprise why he’s well-loved in Taiwanese music fans.

21. (-1) Jam Hsiao 蕭敬騰 - 王妃 (Princess)
22. (+1) Magic Power - 我是誰我是誰我是誰 (Who Am I Who Am I Who Am I)
23. (+1) Rainie Yang & Show Luo - In Your Eyes
24. (-2) Victor Wong - 我以為 (I Thought)
25. (-4) Show Luo - 生理時鐘 (Biological Clock)
26. (-1) Chang Yun-jing - 偏愛 (Preferred Love)
27. (-1) JJ Lin - 第幾個100天 (100 Days)
28. (--) Della - 猜不透 (Can’t Guess)
29. (-2) Magic Power & Amber Kuo - 專屬魔力 (Exclusive Magic)
30. (--) Cindy Yen & Jay Chou - 畫沙 (Sand Painting)
31. (--) Alien Huang - 不屑 (Disdain)
32. (+1) Tiger Huang - 伴 (Companion)
33. (+3) A-bin - 遺憾 (Regret)
34. (-5) Chase Chang - 重播 (Replay)
35. (+4) Jeno Liu - 禮物 (Present)
36. (+4) Alien Huang - 地球上最浪漫的一首歌 (The Most Romantic Song in the World)
37. (+18) Harlem Yu - 無盡透明的思念 (Endless Memories)
38. (-4) Show Luo - 羅生門 (Rashomon)
39. (-7) A-Do - 聽見牛在哭 (Crying Ox)
40. (-2) Jay Chou - 說好的幸福呢 (Where is Our Promised Happiness)
41. (+21) Claire Kuo - 心牆 (Heart Wall)
42. (-7) Rainie Yang - 青春鬥 (Tick Tock/Youth Bucket)
43. (-1) Della & Emil Chau - 突然想愛你 (I Suddenly Want to Love You)
44. (-1) Della & Ah Shin - 花火 (Hanabi)
45. (-8) Show Luo - 危險的念頭 (Dangerous Idea)
46. (-1) Rachel Liang - 哭過就好了 (It’s Okay to Cry)
47. (--) Peter Pan - 近在眼前 (Sight)
48. (--) Abin Fang - 壞人 (Bad Guy)
49. (+14) A-Lin - 勇敢的不是我 (Bravery Isn't Me)
50. (-9) Rainie Yang - 折疊式愛情 (Folding Love)

Blue: Songs Re-/Entering the Top 50

Source: KKBOX



 
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