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Friday Song: MC HotDog’s ode to Beijing’s Fifth Ring Road

In this song from the 2015 superhero parody film Jianbing Man (煎饼侠 jiānbing xiá), Taiwanese rapper MC HotDog and…

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Friday Song: A song for your future self, by Fish Leong

“To My Future Self” (给未来的自己 gěi wèilái de zìjǐ), sung by Malaysian-Chinese star Fish Leong 梁静茹 (Liáng Jìngrú) and…

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Friday Song: ‘I love, therefore I exist’

If Stevie Wonder and the Backstreet Boys came together to create a Chinese pop band, the result would be…

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Friday song: Vava, queen of Chinese hip-hop, demands ‘look at me’ on Crazy Rich Asians soundtrack

From its first line, you know exactly what Vava’s hit song, “My New Swag” (我的新衣 wǒ de xīn yī),…

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Friday Song: Soft Lipa is pissed off, seriously pissed off

In 2009, Taiwan native Soft Lipa (蛋堡 dàn bǎo) released his debut album, 收敛水 (shōulián shuǐ). Since, he has…

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Friday Song: Wishing You Well

Have a great weekend, everyone — here’s Sun Yue 孙悦 sharing our sentiments, with her 1994 hit Wishing You Peace/Well 祝你平安. “Your…

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Friday Song: “Friends,” by Zang Tianshuo, the old Beijing rock star

“Pengyou” 朋友, literally translated as “Friends,” is a 1987 hit from the Beijing rock star Zang Tianshuo 臧天朔 —…

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Friday Song: Yellow, by Katherine Ho, from ‘Crazy Rich Asians’

Of all the things Crazy Rich Asians has going for it — critical acclaim, strong earnings, cultural impact — let’s…

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Friday Song: A Chinese rap that pays homage to Bart Simpson

Rap shows in Beijing often feel a little like high school talent shows. Yet a few months back, when…

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Friday Song: A summer song for hot summer romance

At the very beginning of “1234567,” an upbeat gem by the Taiwanese singer-songwriter Cheer Chen 陈绮贞, a well-crafted montage…

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Friday Song: Because of Love 因为爱情…

“Because of Love” (因为爱情 yīnwéi àiqíng) is performed by Eason Chan 陳奕迅 and Wang Faye 王菲, known as, respectively, the King of…

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Friday Song: Luhan at his most vulnerable: ‘Catch Me When I Fall’

When Lu Han 鹿晗 released “Catch Me When I Fall” (某时某刻 mǒu shí mǒu kè) in October 2016, it…

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Friday Song: Put a smile on your face and ‘Haha’ (from ‘Legend of the Camel Bells’)

I’m sitting in a theater with three friends watching the new, critically acclaimed production Legend of the Camel Bells (驼铃传奇…

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Friday Song: ‘Your So-Called Freedom and Democracy’

“Bombard the Headquarters,” or 炮打司令部 (pào dǎ sī lìng bù), was a document written by Chairman Mao Zedong during a…

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Friday Song: Kehlani drops some serious Mandarin Chinese in ‘Just My Luck’

Last month, American R&B singer Kehlani and Chinese singer-songwriter Tia Ray 袁娅维 dropped a surprise collaboration — two versions…

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