KKBOX's Weekly Mandopop Music Chart - 2010 March Week 4






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

Album: Before, After
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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. (--) Tiger Huang 黃小琥 - 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. (+10) 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.

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

Album: Rashomon
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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.

5. (-1) Rainie Yang 楊丞琳 - 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.


6. (--) 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) 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.

8. (-1) Rainie Yang 楊丞琳 - 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.

9. (-4) Nicky Lee 李玖哲 - 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.

10. (+16) Chang Yun-jing 張芸京 - 偏愛 (Preferred Love)
Genre: R&B Ballad

Album: Unprecedented
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Comment: Jing has been the darling of the Taiwanese media after her win from Season 1 of Taiwan's popular talent show Super Idol, but it was her rock vibe vocals that enticed listeners to beautiful, yet powerful, melodies. Her latest tune Preferred Love is no exception, as the song gives us both a soaring and a soothing experience that touches on Jing's talents.

11. (-3) Della 丁噹 - 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.

12. (NEW) René Liu 劉若英 - 我們沒有在一起 (We're Not Together)
Genre: Pop Ballad

Album: Together
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Comment: While Taiwanese actress René Liu has had an illustrious film career, she may be better known to western audiences for her song "Black Black Heart" due to a famous lipsynched internet meme from Chinese duo Back Dorm Boys. René makes another musical contribution with her recent contribution "We're Not Together", which is also the ending theme to SETTV's idol drama "PS Man".

13. (-3) Show Luo 羅志祥 - 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.

14. (-3) Della 丁噹 - 你為什麼說謊 (Why Did You Lie)
Genre: Pop Ballad

Album: Night Cat
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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.

15. (-1) Rachel Liang 梁文音 - 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.

16. (-4) Show Luo 羅志祥 - 愛的主場秀 (Love’s Home Turf)
Genre: Dance

Album: Rashomon
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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.

17. (+1) JJ Lin 林俊傑 - 背對背擁抱 (Back to Back Hug)
Genre: Pop Ballad

Album: 100 Days
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Comment: Singaporean RB 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.

18. (-2) Da Mouth 大嘴巴 - 喇舌 (French Kiss)
Genre: Pop / Dance

Album: One, Two, Three
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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.

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

Album: Rashomon
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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.

20. (-1) Della 丁噹 - 親人 (Dearest)
Genre: Pop Ballad

Album: Night Cat
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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.

21. (NEW) Kevin Lin 林隆璇 ft. Chang Yun-jing 張芸京 - 怎麼開始忘了 (When Did We Forget)
22. (+345) The Drifters 浪花兄弟 - 想你就寫信 (Write to You When I Think of You)
23. (-8) A-Do - 没什麼好怕 (Fear No More)
24. (-2) Magic Power - 我是誰我是誰我是誰 (Who Am I Who Am I Who Am I)
25. (NEW) S.H.E - 愛上你 (In Love With You)
26. (-6) Yoga Lin 林宥嘉 - 說謊 (Fairy Tale)
27. (-6) Jam Hsiao 蕭敬騰 - 王妃 (Princess)
28. (-3) Show Luo 羅志祥 - 生理時鐘 (Biological Clock)
29. (-6) Rainie Yang 楊丞琳 & Show Luo 羅志祥 - In Your Eyes
30. (-6) Victor Wong 品冠 - 我以為 (I Thought)
31. (-4) JJ Lin 林俊傑 - 第幾個100天 (100 Days)
32. (-4) Della 丁噹 - 猜不透 (Can’t Guess)
33. (+2) Jeno Liu 劉力揚 - 禮物 (Present)
34. (+5) A-Do 阿杜 - 聽見牛在哭 (Crying Ox)
35. (-1) Chase Chang 張傑 - 重播 (Replay)
36. (-5) Alien Huang 黃鴻升 - 不屑 (Disdain)
37. (-7) Cindy Yen 袁詠琳 & Jay Chou 周杰倫 - 畫沙 (Sand Painting)
38. (+2) Jay Chou 周杰倫 - 說好的幸福呢 (Where is Our Promised Happiness)
39. (-6) A-bin 阿鑌 - 遺憾 (Regret)
40. (-3) Harlem Yu 哈林 - 無盡透明的思念 (Endless Memories)
41. (+187) Show Luo 羅志祥 - 舞法舞天 (Dance Without Limits)
42. (-13) Magic Power 魔幻力量 & Amber Kuo 郭采潔 - 專屬魔力 (Exclusive Magic)
43. (+6) A-Lin - 勇敢的不是我 (Bravery Isn't Me)
44. (-4) Show Luo 羅志祥 - 羅生門 (Rashomon)
45. (+11) A-Lin - P.S.我愛你 (P.S. I Love You)
46. (-10) Alien Huang 黃鴻升 - 地球上最浪漫的一首歌 (The Most Romantic Song in the World)
47. (-1) Rachel Liang 梁文音 - 哭過就好了 (It’s Okay to Cry)
48. (-4) Della 丁噹 & Ah Shin 阿信 - 花火 (Hanabi)
49. (-17) Tiger Huang 黃小琥 - 伴 (Companion)
50. (-7) Della 丁噹 & Emil Chau 周華健 - 突然想愛你 (I Suddenly Want to Love You)

Blue: Songs Re-/Entering the Top 50

Source: KKBOX



 
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