Movie Music: 愛你愛到死 (Ai Ni Ai Dao Si) by 同恩, 夏宇童, & 大大 (Rebecca, Xia Yu Tong, and DaDa)

October 5, 2010 at 11:40 am (* Easy, Chinese lyrics, Female Singers, Movie soundtracks, Pinyin lyrics) (, , , , , , , )


This song appeared with 無樂不作 in the film Cape No. 7 (海角七號) in one of the film’s most memorable musical moments. If you’ve forgotten the scene, here is scene-stealer 楊蕎安 (DaDa) rocking out:

The  actual music video for the song is just as memorable, with its juxtaposition of cute and emo, complete with a guitar-playing bear. That’s not to say that this is a particularly great song, but it’s catchy and silly, making it great for KTV. It’s also fairly easy song, since it contains only a few advanced words, and contains only one verse. Make sure to sing “Amen” after you finish!

Intro (DaDa):
喔~ 愛你愛到不怕死 Baby 愛我請你讓我瘋狂一次
Oh ~ ai ni ai dao bu pa si Baby ao wo qing ni rang wo feng kuang yi ci

Verse:
愛是什麼東西 不過就是種遊戲
ai shi shen me dong xi  bu guo jiu shi zhong you xi

情是什麼玩意 不就是玩玩而已
qing shi shen me wan yi  bu jiu shi wan wan er yi

Honey Darling Baby 或是叫我小親親
Honey Darling Baby huo shi jiao wo xiao qin qin

只要哄我高興 冥王星都陪你去
zhi yao hong wo gao xing  ming wang xing dou pei ni qu

Chorus:
喔~ 愛你愛到不怕死 但你若劈腿 就去死一死
Oh ~ ai ni ai dao bu pa si  dan ni ruo pi tui  jiu qu si yi si

喔~ 愛你愛到不怕死 Baby 愛我請你讓我瘋狂一次
Oh ~ ai ni ai dao bu pa si Baby ai wo qing ni rang wo feng kuang yi ci

Repeat verse 1x

Repeat chorus 2x

Lyrics at KKBOX: http://tw.kkbox.com/song/r85cVAa01Tp1l6lNV6lNV0P4-index.html

同恩’s Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/tong-en-Rebecca/196103839114

夏宇童’s Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/xia-yu-tong/119746658059906

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Movie Music: 我的名字 (Wo de Ming Zi) by 伍佰 (Wu Bai)

January 27, 2010 at 12:03 am (* Easy, Chinese lyrics, Male Singers, Movie soundtracks, Pinyin lyrics) (, )


In 2000, Taiwanese rock star Wu Bai appeared in a Hong Kong movie called Time and Tide (順流逆流) and recorded a few songs for its soundtrack. I have to admit I’ve never seen the film, but I’ve heard this song and really like the way it sounds. On top of that, it’s slow and the vocabulary is mostly easy – perfect for someone wanting to add an unusual (read: a little old and not incredibly popular, so people will think you really know your music) song to their KTV repertoire. Can’t believe I never thought to try it out at KTV before, but it’s on my list now.

And here’s a tip… if you want to sing it like Wu Bai, just perform the whole song with your mouth hanging open. Otherwise, drink a lot of alcohol first, and you’ll probably end up slurring your words just the right amount.


花會開 春會來    還在期待些什麼
hua hui kai  chun hui lai    hai zai qi dai xie shen me

該放的是否已經放手    我還要什麼理由
gai fang de shi fou yi jing fang shou      wo hai you shen me li you

輕輕說 悄悄說     微風一樣的輕柔
qing qing shuo  qiao qiao shuo      wei feng yi yang de qing rou

或許妳也曾經經歷過      知道我沒有把握
huo xu ni ye ceng jing jing li guo     zhi dao wo mei you ba wo

Chorus:

我的名字 飛進了雨中
wo de ming zi  fei jin le yu zhong

慢慢浮現在我心口
man man fu xian zai wo xin kou

請妳原諒我的無法捉摸
qing ni yuan liang wo de wu fa zhuo mo

因我不曾愛過
yin wo bu ceng ai guo

想忘的 遺忘的          總有湧現的時候
xiang wang de  yi wang de      zong you gan xian de shi hou

該不該讓妳來擁抱我        我知道我沒把握
gai bu gai rang ni lai yong bao wo        wo zhi dao wo mei ba wo

Chorus 1x

眼前的妳 竟讓我難過          還有溼紅了我眼眸
yan qian de ni  jing rang wo nan guo              hai you shi hong le wo yan mou

我要全部放棄全部從頭           因我握妳的手 已經足夠
wo yao quan bu fang qi quan bu cong tou       yin wo wo ni de shou  yi jing zu gou

已經足夠 已經足夠
yi jing zuo gou   yi jing zi gou

Lyrics at KKBOX: http://hk.kkbox.com/song/2fk2dby034nWXBx5xBx5x0P4-index.html#lyrics

Wu Bai’s & China Blue’s Official Website (Chinese): http://www.wubai.com/wubai2004/home.asp

Wu Bai on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wu_Bai

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Movie Music: 菊花台 (Ju Hua Tai) by 周杰倫 (Zhou Jie Lun/Jay Chou)

January 18, 2010 at 7:38 pm (*** Difficult, Chinese lyrics, Male Singers, Movie soundtracks, Pinyin lyrics) (, , , )


More Jay Chou. This one is from the film Curse of the Golden Flower (滿城盡帶黃金甲), a visually spectacular film that was otherwise not very spectacular. Actually, this song was released on one of Jay Chou’s earlier albums, but was used in this 2006 film, and thus the video contains scenes from the movie. Pay attention to the scenes in the opening sequence, and you’ll see why this film was the most expensive Chinese film of all time at its release (though it has since been outdone by Red Cliff [赤壁]).

As for the singing difficulty, it’s a somewhat difficult tune in terms of vocabulary, but is definitely a hard one if you happen to be a man. Work on your falsetto, or leave the chorus to the ladies.

妳 的淚光 柔弱中帶傷 慘白的月彎彎勾住過往
ni de lei guang rou ruo zhang dai shang   can bai de yue wan wan gou zhu guo wang

夜 太漫長 凝結成了霜 是誰在閣樓上冰冷的絕望
ye tai man chang ning jie cheng le shuang  shi shei zai ge lou shang bing de jue wang

雨 輕輕彈 朱紅色的窗 我一生在紙上被風吹亂
yu qing qing tan zhu hong se de chuang  wo yi sheng zai zhi shang bei feng chui luan

夢 在遠方 化成一縷香 隨風飄散妳的模樣
meng zai yuan fang  hua cheng yi lu:  xiang  sui feng piao san ni de mu yang

Chorus:

菊花殘 滿地傷 你的笑容已泛黃
ju hua can man di shang  ni de xiao rong yi fan huang

花落人斷腸 我心事靜靜躺
hua luo ren duan chang wo xin shi jing jing tang

北風亂 夜未央 你的影子剪不斷
bei feng luan  ye wei yang  ni de ying zi jian bu jian

徒留我孤單 在湖面 成雙
tu liu wo gu dan  zai hu mian  cheng shuang

Instrumental break

花 已向晚 飄落了燦爛 凋謝的世道上命運不堪
hua yi xiang wan  piao luo le can lan  diao xie de shi dao shang ming yun bu kan

愁 莫渡江 秋心拆兩半 怕妳上不了岸一輩子搖晃
chou mo du jiang  qiu xin chai liang ban pa ni shang bu lai le an yi bei zi yao huang

誰 的江山 馬蹄聲狂亂 我一身的戎裝呼嘯滄桑
shei de jiang shan ma ti sheng kuang luan  wo yi shen de rong zhuang hu xiao cang sang

天 微微亮 妳輕聲的嘆 一夜惆悵如此委婉
tian wei wei liang  ni qing sheng de tan  yi ye chou chang ru ci wei wan

Repeat chorus 2x

Lyrics at KKBOX: http://tw.kkbox.com/song/xW7ZnVX070G0lQjRjQjRj0P4-index.html

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Movie Music: 不能說的秘密 (Bu Neng Shuo de Mi Mi) by 周杰倫 (Zhou Jie Lun/Jay Chou)

January 18, 2010 at 4:16 pm (** Medium, Chinese lyrics, Male Singers, Movie soundtracks, Pinyin lyrics) (, , , )


Next in the soundtrack series is another song from Jay Chou. There will be a number of Jay Chou soundtrack pieces, of course, since he has scored several films in recent years.

While the instrumental pieces are arguably the most fabulous part of Jay Chou’s soundtrack to his 2007 film Secret (不能說的秘密), this title song is quite catchy, not to mention fairly easy to sing. It might even be a decent song for a KTV newbie to learn, though some of the vocabulary is a little advanced. Even better, the background music is rather simple, so it would be a good song to try out if you’re interested in showing off your singing and piano playing at the same time.

And if you haven’t seen Secret, you’re really missing out. Jay Chou’s turn at writing, directing, and starring in his own film turned out far better than one might have predicted, and is nothing like the goofy flicks he normally participates in. Especially watch out for the piano battle near the beginning of the film. Impressive!

Like Cape No. 7 did in 2008, this film won Outstanding Taiwanese Film of the Year at the 2007 Golden Horse Awards. Furthermore, this song won Best Original Film Song, beating out Sodagreen’s 小情歌 (which was featured in the film Exit No. 6, a silly movie shot in my neighborhood).

PS: Be sure to check out Jay Chou in his Hollywood debut this year, when he will star as Kato in The Green Hornet with Seth Rogen and Cameron Diaz. I can’t say I expect anything amazing, but it’s a great chance to expose America to Jay Chou, and thus to Taiwan’s music industry.


冷咖啡離開了杯墊
leng ka fei li kai le bei dian

我忍住的情緒在很後面
wo ren zhu de qing xu zai hen hou mian

拼命想挽回的從前
pin ming xiang wan hui de cong qian

在我臉上依舊清晰可見
zao wo lian shang yi jiu qing xi ke jian

最美的不是下雨天
zui mei de bu shi xia yu tian

是曾與妳躲過雨的屋簷
shi ceng yu ni duo guo yu de wu yan

回憶的畫面 在盪著鞦韆 夢開始不甜
hui yi de hua mian zai dang zhe qiu qian meng kai shi bu tian

Chorus:

妳說把愛漸漸 放下會走更遠
ni shuo ba ai jian jian fang xia hui zou geng yuan

又何必去改變 已錯過的時間
you he bi qu gai bian yi cuo guo de shi jian

妳用妳的指尖 阻止我說再見
ni yong ni de zhi jian zu zhi wo shuo zai jian

想像妳在身邊 在完全失去之前
xiang xiang ni zai shen bian zai wan quan shi qu zhi qian

妳說把愛漸漸 放下會走更遠
ni shuo ba ai jian jian fang xia hui zou geng yuan

或許命運的籤 只讓我們遇見
huo xu ming yun de qian zhi rang wo men yu jian

只讓我們相戀 這一季的秋天
zhi rang wo men xiang liang yi ji de qiu tian

飄落後才發現 這幸福的碎片
piao luo hou cai fa xian  zhe xing fu de sui pian

要我怎麼撿
yao wo zen me jian

Repeat chorus and verse

Lyrics at KKBOX: http://tw.kkbox.com/song/DPd.oXw071GH1QtJ9QtJ90P4-index.html

Jay Chou on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jay_chou

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Movie Music: 無樂不作 (Wu Le Bu Zuo) by 范逸臣 (Fan Yi Chen/Van Fan)

January 18, 2010 at 2:08 pm (** Medium, Chinese lyrics, Male Singers, Movie soundtracks, Pinyin lyrics) (, , , , )


Although Van Fan was a singer before the hit movie Cape No. 7 (海角七號), it was only with the success of this 2008 film that he really skyrocketed to fame. As a result, this song was playing all over Taipei, in stores, in clubs, by cover bands, and at KTV. It has an angry rockin’ quality that most other Taiwanese music doesn’t have.

Of course, the hype over both the movie and its star have since calmed down, but Van Fan is still out there making music with his band. Expect some new things from him in 2010.

Incidentally, besides containing scenes from Cape No. 7, this video was shot on the road that swings around Taiwan’s most southern reaches. If you visit Kenting, rent a scooter and head south on the main road out of town and you’ll end up where this video was filmed. It’s a nice drive with breathtaking views, so take a camera! You can also head back north to Hengchun and see some of the locations featured in Cape No. 7.


享受今夏天的熱 穿越條幸福的河
xiang shou jin xia tian de re     chuan yue tiao xing fu de he

想做吞大象的蛇 不自量力說真的
xiang zuo tun da xiang de she   bu zi liang li shuo zhen de

有何不可 我想寫歌
you he bu ke    wo xiang xie ge

Chorus:

當天是空的 地是乾的
dang tian shi kong de  di shi gan de

我要為你 倒進狂熱
wo yao wei ni   dao jin kuang re

讓你瘋狂 讓你渴
rang ni feng kuang  rang ni ke

讓全世界知道 你是我的
rang quan shi jie zhi dao   ni shi wo de

天氣瘋了 海水滾了
tian qi feng le  hai shui gun le

所以我要 無樂不作
suo yi wo yao  wu le bu zuo

不要浪費 每一刻快樂
bu yao lang fei  mei yi ke kuai le

當夢的 天行者
dang meng de tian xing zhe

像你這樣的天使 該有翅膀和名字
xiang ni zhe yang de tian shi   gai you chi bang he ming zi

該美麗中帶著刺 該很認真的屬於我一次
gai mei li zhong dai zhe ci   gai hen ren zhen de shu yu wo yi ci

Repeat chorus 1x

當天是空的 地是乾的
dang tian shi kong de  di shi gan de

我要為你 倒進狂熱
wo yao wei ni   dao jin kuang re

讓你瘋狂 讓你渴
rang ni feng kuang  rang ni ke

讓全世界知道 你是我的
rang quan shi jie zhi dao   ni shi wo de

世界末日 就儘管來吧
shi jie mo ri jiu jin guan lai ba

我會繼續 無樂不作
wo hui ji xu  wu le bu zuo

不會浪費 愛你的快樂
bu yao lang fei  ai ni de kuai le

當夢的天行者 要快樂
dang meng de tian xing zhe   yao kuai le

Van Fan on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Van_Fan

Van Fan’s blog: http://vanmusic.pixnet.net/blog

Lyrics on KKBOX: http://tw.kkbox.com/song/ht.8ky907CoDXRybPRybP0P4-index.html

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