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How's the weather wherever you are in the world? Where I am, it's going to be nothing but sun and blue skies for the next four days at least! In celebration of this, APW's treating you to a sunny surprise, with our four-part Sunshine Collection; with one sunshine-themed song a day to keep your spirits up no matter how you're feeling each day.
First up, it's 张韶涵Angela Chang's <Sunshine Air> which has been picked for quite obvious reasons. This is one of my favourite songs from her latest album for its magical uplifting qualities. The song is charged with crackling, almost tangible electricity in its atmosphere, and when paired with Angela's soaring vocals (check out her serious improvisation in the bridge), it's like an espresso shot of happiness charging through your veins.
Although the sunshine and blue skies have already said goodnight for today, it doesn't mean I can't still introduce the second song in our Sunshine Collection to you guys! Today we have Lara梁心頤's <Darling>, one of my favourite songs ever. Although it doesn't have an outwardly sunny personality, to me it sounds like the verses are clouded with uncertainty, which part in the chorus to reveal sunshine in Lara's clear and beautiful voice; a reflection on revelation and clarity in the relationship between two people. So even though it's night over here, may this song bring sunshine to your heart anyway!
Welcome to Day 3 of APW's #SunshineCollection! Today we have for you a real treat to once again brighten up your day, no matter what the weather is like where you are! A-Lin's <Big Hug>(大大的拥抱) is another one of my favourite songs written by the awesome Skot Suyama, and like the music video itself, the song is bursting with warmth and happiness, as if A-Lin's voice is coming in for a huge bear-hug! Happiness is all around you, if only you know where to look! Hope you guys enjoy the third installment in the Sunshine Collection!
Welcome to the fourth and final day of our #SunshineCollection series! I hope that you enjoyed reading each of them as much as I did writing them! For the last one, here's Xiao Yu doing it for the boys with his song simply titled<海>(Sea). Whenever I think of the sea, I think of sunshine bouncing off the waves with a gentle but upbeat energy; and that's exactly what Xiao Yu's song reflects. The arrangement bounces up and down like waves overlapping, with bass beats and guitar pluckings resonating off each other, as different as sunlight and waves,creating a sparkling brilliance that just lights up your day. Have a great day, and thanks for reading and listening to APW's #SunshineCollection !
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The results for the nominations for the 2013 Golden melody awards(that is , the best albums from 2012) are in! I am pleased to anounce that some of my favourites such as producer Skot Suyama , all the male nominees (jay Chou , Yoga Lin , Jam Hsiao , Khalil Fong and Xiao yu) as well as Jolin Tsai and lala hsu have been nominated for the big awards! However , I was a little disappointed that some of the albums that I felt were some of the best were not nominated.
So I will be holding my own awards , where some of MY picks will be showcased , for Best Male Mandarin Album , Best Male Mandarin Singer , best Female Mandarin Singer and Best group. More updates soon! First up , Best Male Mandarin Singer nominations !
Hi all , this is going to be a new addition to Asian pop weekly's nuggets of news blog . I was just listening to the radios top 40 and just thought , why don't I create my own top 40 of my favourite most recent songs to share with you guys? So I did ! These songs are constantly on my Now Playing list and I hope you guys appreciate them too. song translations are available next to each song!
Asian pop weekly's top 40 (December 2012)
01.白安：是什么让我遇见这样的你 (bai Ann : what is it that allowed me to find you)
02.张韶涵：淋雨一直走 (Angela Chang: walking in the rain)
03.严爵；火上加油 (Yen-J: add oil to the fire)**
04.郭静：我们都能幸福着 (Claire kuo: we can all be happy)
05.梁心颐：不敢哭 (Lara liang:afraid to cry)
06.萧敬腾：爸爸 (Jam Hsiao : Pa Pa)
07.小宇：再一次 (Xiao Yu: one more time)
08.王力宏：十二生肖 (Wang leehom: 12 zodiacs)
09.方大同：爱立刻 (Khalil fong: love instantly)
10.杨丞琳：离开动物园 (rainie yang : leaving the zoo)
11.韦礼安：印象派 (William Wei: impressionist)
12. 张云京：小女孩 (Jing Chang: little girl)
13.梁文音：黄色夹克 (Rachel liang: yellow jacket)
14.S.H.E:还我 (S.H.E: give it back)
15. dream Girls: Dying for Love
16.曹格：谁来陪我唱完这首歌 (Gary chaw:who will accompany me to finish singing this song)
17.梁心颐，Gary yang：黑色静态 (Lara liang , Gary yang: black static state)
18.杨丞琳：想幸福的人 (rainie yang: wanting happiness)
19.林宥嘉：I wish you love (yoga Lin: I wish you love)
20.黄美珍：途中 (Jane Huang: journey)
21.家家：忘不记 (jia jia : unforgettable)
22.A-Lin:幸福了 然后呢 (A-Lin: we are happy what next)
23.倪安东：Wake Up (Anthony Neely: Wake up)
24.林凡：痛痒 (freya lin: their primary concern)
25.曲碗廷：drenched (Wanting Qu: drenched）
26.梁文音：心里的孩子 (Rachel liang: the inner child)
27.范玮琪：宝贝我们都不哭 (Fan fan: baby we both shouldn't cry)
28.梁静茹：爱久见人心 (fish leong : love will reveal a persons heart)
29.S.H.E:心还是热的 (S.H.E: heart is still warm)
30.王心凌：变成陌生人 (Cyndi Wang: becoming strangers)
31.蔡依林：我 (jolin tsai: me)
32.严爵：单细胞 (Yen-j: unicellular)
33.韦礼安：累 (William Wei: tired)
34.萧敬腾：Marry Me (jam hsiao: marry me)
35.陈芳语：爱你 (Kimberley Chen: love you)
36.曹格：不好吗 (gary chaw: is this not good?)
37.萧亚轩：Super Girl (elva hsiao: super girl)
38.wanting qu:在我歌声里 (wanting qu: in my voice)
39.周杰伦：明明就 (jay Chou: its obvious)
40.mixion:爱你为什么 (mixion: why do I love you)
This is Xiao Yu's second music video and single to be released for his upcoming album named <再一次>(One more time). This track is a classy ballad with a little bit of a retro feel to it. Listening to his voice which is not the most powerful , but so very unique , I feel that it is a little overpowered by the strings especially , but otherwise works really well with the song. Hope you guys like it too!
Show Luo will be releasing a greatest hits album sometime late this year , and for it he has released a single called <舞极限〉 (No restrictions). Enjoy!
Also , another new song that I am decidedly more excited about purely because it has been so long since he has released an album , is Singer-songwriter X-Producer Xiao Yu's newest single <再一次>(one more time) that is for his upcoming album of the same name. I really do love this song and encourage each of you to at least have a listen to it as not only is the song really nice , the lyrics are really touching as well! The official MV also starrs his buddies from the boyband 4ever , one of the members also ehlped to direct the video which is actually pretty cool.
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** If there are any particular lyrics/pinyin from artists that you would like up here don't hesitate to just comment on any of the posts!