KKBOX's Weekly Mandopop Music Chart - March 28 - April 3, 2010






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

Album: Together
Watch: Song
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".

2. (+1) S.H.E - 愛上你 (In Love With You)
Genre: Pop

Album: SHERO
Watch: song
Comment: “In Love With You” is a light beat song with a catchy chorus and some rapping involved. The song is probably best known as the ending theme to the Ella and Jerry Yan’s idol drama, “Down With Love.”

3. (+210) BY2 - 這叫愛 (This Is Called Love)
Genre: Pop

Album: Grown Up
Watch: MV
Comment: The female twins that make up musical duo BY2 not only matured physically from girls to ladies since their last album following their 18th birthday, but so has their sound. Their song "This is Called Love" marks the first song off their 2010 album, and with it brings a sound that's more reminiscent of late 90s American pop than the sound typically defined in Mandopop ballads.

4. (-2) 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.

5. (+4) The Drifters 浪花兄弟 - 想你就寫信 (Write to You When I Think of You)
Genre: Pop

Album: The Drifters
Watch: MV
Comment: The Drifters is a new duo group created by Jay Chou. The group is made up of 2 male members, Darren (邱凱偉) and Chang Qing (楊常青). Under the JVR label, they released their debut album on March 16th, containing 11 tracks. "Write to You When I Think of You" (想你就寫信) was produced as a collaboration between Jay and Vincent Fang and is accompanied with a MV directed by Jay and shot in Japan.

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

Album: Simple / Not Simple
Watch: MV
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.”

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

Album: Before, After
Watch: MV
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.

9. (-4) S.H.E - SHERO
Genre: Pop

Album: SHERO
Watch: MV
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.

10. (--) Rainie Yang 楊丞琳 - 雨愛 (Rainie Love)
Genre: Pop Ballad

Album: Rainie Love
Watch: MV
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.

11. (-5) Show Luo 羅志祥 - 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.

12. (+177) S.H.E - 我愛雨夜花 (I Love Rainy Night Flowers)
Genre: Pop

Album: SHERO
Watch: MV
Comment: S.H.E always seem to find some way to pump out hits that continue to sound fresh, despite being one of the longest running Asian girl groups currently active. Their song “I Love Rainy Night Flowers” is no different, as it showcases their first-time studio album vocals in the Taiwanese language and pays homage to the Taiwanese classic tune “Rainy Night Flowers”.

13. (NEW) Kenji Wu 吳克群 - 寄生(Parasitism)
Genre: Pop Ballad

Album: Parasitism
Watch: MV
Comment: Since his last album from two years ago, Kenji releases his latest digital single, “Parasitism.” He was inspired to write this ballad after reading the novel, “The Host.” The song is about the deepest pain of still loving someone that has broken up with you – leaving you helpless and only able to think back on the sweet moments in order to hide from reality.

14. (-3) Della 丁噹 - 我愛他 (I Love Him)
Genre: Pop Ballad

Album: Night Cat
Watch: MV
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.

15. (-3) Rainie Yang 楊丞琳 - 匿名的好友 (Anonymous Friend)
Genre: Pop Ballad

Album: Rainie Love
Watch: MV
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.

16. (+136) Xian Zi 弦子 - 你是你的 (You Are Yours)
Genre: Pop Ballad

Album: Innocent
Watch: MV
Comment: It's been two years since her last album is Xian Zi is back with "Innocent." This first single, "You Are Yours," is a ballad about a girl's sudden realization of the heartbreaking truth at the end of a relationship. The MV has sparked a lot of discussions due to its sexual content.

17. (-4) Show Luo 羅志祥 - 習慣就好 (I’ll Be Used to It)
Genre: Pop Ballad

Album: Rashomon
Watch: MV
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.

18. (-3) Kevin Lin 林隆璇 ft. Chang Yun-jing 張芸京 - 怎麼開始忘了 (When Did We Forget)
Genre: Pop ballad

Album: When Did We Forget...?
Watch: MV
Comment: After regaining his popularity as one of the main judges on the singing competition show, Super Idol, Kevin Lin comes back with a new album. He specially invited Super Idol season 1 winner, Chang Yun-Jing, to sing this duet, “When Did We Forget…?” with him. Kevin revealed that it took him a year to finalize the song. The duet also samples a famous line from Kevin’s previous 90’s mega hit duet, “Rumors” – Rumors spreading here and there, when will it stop. Although there wasn’t any feeling of romance between Kevin and Chang Yun-Jing, Kevin still hopes that the song did spark a different kind of chemistry.

19. (-2) Chang Yun-jing 張芸京 - 偏愛 (Preferred Love)
Genre: R&B Ballad

Album: Unprecedented
Watch: MV
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.

20. (-4) Della 丁噹 - 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.

21. (-2) Magic Power - 我是誰我是誰我是誰 (Who Am I Who Am I Who Am I)
22. (+252) S.H.E - 你不會 (You Don't Know)
23. (-9) Nicky Lee 李玖哲 - Making Love Out Of Nothing At All
24. (+253) S.H.E - 兩個人的荒島 (Two Person Island)
25. (-5) Rachel Liang 梁文音 - 三個願望 (Three Wishes)
26. (-8) Show Luo 羅志祥 - 愛的主場秀 (Love’s Home Turf)
27. (+252) S.H.E - 少了一個人 (Missing A Person)
28. (-7) JJ Lin 林俊傑 - 背對背擁抱 (Back to Back Hug)
29. (-5) Jam Hsiao 蕭敬騰 - 王妃 (Princess)
30. (+263) S.H.E - 如果你是女孩 (If You're A Girl)
31. (+322) S.H.E - 愛就對了 (Loving Is Right)
32. (+342) S.H.E - 收留我 (Take Me In)
33. (-8) Yoga Lin 林宥嘉 - 說謊 (Fairy Tale)
34. (-12) Show Luo 羅志祥 - 愛瘋頭 (Head Over Heels in Love)
35. (-12) Della 丁噹 - 親人 (Dearest)
36. (-10) Da Mouth 大嘴巴 - 喇舌 (French Kiss)
37. (NEW) S.H.E - 超可能 (Super Impossible)
38. (-10) The Drifters 浪花兄弟 - 說好的幸福呢 (The Happiness That Was Promised)
39. (+17) The Drifters 浪花兄弟 - 你是我的OK繃 (You Are My Band Aid)
40. (-7) Jeno Liu 劉力揚 - 禮物 (Present)
41. (-14) A-Do - 没什麼好怕 (Fear No More)
42. (-11) Chase Chang 張傑 - 重播 (Replay)
43. (-14) Jay Chou 周杰倫 - 說好的幸福呢 (Where is Our Promised Happiness)
44. (-14) Victor Wong 品冠 - 我以為 (I Thought)
45. (-13) Rainie Yang 楊丞琳 & Show Luo 羅志祥 - In Your Eyes
46. (-11) JJ Lin 林俊傑 - 第幾個100天 (100 Days)
47. (-11) Della 丁噹 - 猜不透 (Can’t Guess)
48. (-7) A-Lin - P.S.我愛你 (P.S. I Love You)
49. (-15) Show Luo 羅志祥 - 生理時鐘 (Biological Clock)
50. (-11) Alien Huang 黃鴻升 - 不屑 (Disdain)

Blue: Songs Re-/Entering the Top 50

Source: KKBOX



 
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