Top 10 Popular Chinese Songs 2018

In this post, we want to share with you, our Top 10 Popular Chinese / Mandarin Songs 2018 you must hear.

There are many good and beautiful Chinese songs released and reach it's popularity last year, such as Eric Chou's How Have You Been? , Hebe Tien's A Little Happiness, Mayday's Here, After, Us and much more. Some of them still popular now, but others are not anymore.

To make this list, we have summarized several Chinese music charts such as KKBOX, UFO Mandarin Chart, YinYueTai, social media, and our personal opinion.

(Please note that in this list, we don't just list 2018 released song, but also 2016,2015 songs which still popular in 2018.)

Last Update.
May 15, 2018
We have added latest some popular Chinese songs and removed the songs which are not popular anymore.

So, here we go:

Crowd Lu 盧廣仲 - You Complete Me 幾分之幾

Let's open the list about our favorite popular Chinese song 2018 with the amazing song from Taiwanese singer-songwriter, Crowd Lu. You Complete Me (幾分之幾) is the official theme song of movie called Back To The Good Times. The classic guitar sound really make this song even more better. This song is undoubtedly very nice, it's proved by became top 3 in some Chinese music chart for a long time.
Crowd Lu did a good work with his You Complete Me, after previously did the same thing with The Fish.

Namewee黄明志, Wang Lee Hom 王力宏 - Stranger In The North 漂向北方

A new song from Malaysian singer Namewee with Wang Lee Hom,
A great rap from Namewee and beautiful Wang Lee Hom voice makes this song become such an amazing song. This song tells about a migrant life in the Northern China (Beijing).
Stranger in the North become one of hottest Chinese song this year because it becomes #1 on several music charts, and it also still become one of the most read lyrics on Musicacrossasia this month,
For me, Stranger in the North is one of the best songs on Namewee's latest album, CROSSOVER ASIA.

See the lyrics here: Namewee 黃明志- Stranger In The North 漂向北方歌詞( feat. Wang Leehom 王力宏)

Jay Chou 周杰倫 - If You Don't Love Me, It's Fine  不愛我就拉倒

A new song from King of Mandopop, Jay Chou. "If you don't love me, it's fine" just released a few days ago. And in two days, the official music video of this song was viewed by 2 million viewers around the world. As the titled of the song said, this is song have sad heart break lyrics.  "If you don't love me, it's fine. I don't need a loving hug before you leave. Besides, it's like that nobody wants me ...., If you have the guts, then don't leave me."

JJ Lin 林俊傑 - Little Big Us 偉大的渺小

New hit from Singaporean JJ Lin 林俊傑. Little Big Us is part of his latest music album (Message In The Bottle) which released this month. This song is the perfect antidote to Chinese music lovers, especially fans of JJ Lin who miss his work after waiting for two years. JJ Lin unique voice blended with beautiful music arrangement make this song so amazing.

You should listen to another JJ Lin song on his latest album, such as Until The Day (The English version of Little Big Us), and Little Bottle (小瓶子).

See the lyrics here: JJ Lin 林俊傑 - Little Big Us 偉大的渺小

Listen and see the lyrics of his another song on his latest album here:
JJ Lin 林俊傑 - Until The Day lyrics
JJ Lin 林俊傑 - Message In A Bottle Lyrics

aMEI 張惠妹- Full Name 連名帶姓

"Full Name" is a new song from aMEI latest album, Story Thief which released at the end of last year. Almost all of track in her latest album became popular and #1 in lot of music charts in Taiwan and other countries. This ballad song tells us about how by just hearing the introduction to a song can bring back lot memories in the past. Until this article is posted, Full Name's official MV on Youtube has been watched over than 14 Million viewers. Another good song from aMEI from her new album is Left Behind.

Jam Hsiao 蕭敬騰 - A Love Song For You 讓我為你唱情歌 Lyrics 

A new song from Taiwanese Mandopop singer, Jam Hsiao. This is a new Chinese romance love song you should listen this month. "Let me sing a love song for you, say love to you. Please feel my sincere love. Don't be afraid when the sky fall, I will hold it for you."
After its released, this song hold top 5 in some Chinese music charts until now. Listen the song and tell me how do you feel about this song?

Eric Chou 周興哲 - The Chaos After You 如果雨之後

Eric Chou 周興哲 - The Chaos After You 如果雨之後

Another our favorite Chinese song these days is The Chaos After You from Taiwanese Pop Star, Eric Chou. The Chaos After You is the most popular song of his latest musical album. For me, this song is one of the best love-ballad songs which released last year.

"I have loved deeply,
In my heart, you never have left
If you want to leave, take me with you."

Listen the song and see the lyrics here: Eric Chou 周興哲 - The Chaos After You 如果雨之後 with English Translation

Jay Chou 周杰倫 - Waiting For You 等你下課 

Waiting for you is the latest song from Mandopop King, Jay Chou. In this song, he make a collaboration with his mate, Gary Yang. The song's arrangements are simple, smooth, and it's more beautiful with the addition of Chinese traditional music in some part of the song. About the lyrics, it tell us about the secret love story of young man towards the girl.
This song is released his 39th birthday, Jay Chou said that this song is a birthday gift for his fans and himself. Until now, this song is still trending at top three in some Chinese music chart after released in last January.

See the lyrics here: Jay Chou 周杰倫 - Waiting For You 等你下課 Lyrics with English Translation

Kelly Yu 於文文 - Decent 體面

Kelly Yu was born in China and grew up in Canada. Her latest single "Decent" is one of most popular Chinese song this month. This song reach 20 million views just 2 month after the video released in Youtube. That is proof that "Decent" is loved by Chinese music lovers. Even more, this song also became #1 in KKBOX chart Taiwan for one last month.

Hebe Tien 田馥甄 - Miserable Warmth 最暖的憂傷

This song is the official theme song of TV Chinese TV series "Here to heart" (溫暖的弦). With his warm voice, Hebe Tien tell us about the inevitable warmth and sadness in love and put in in 最暖的憂傷, the one of the most touching song in this year. I personally love this song so much, it's really the Hebe-style song with his amazing voice. How about you, do you like it?

See the lyrics here: Hebe Tien 田馥甄 - Miserable Warmth 最暖的憂傷 Lyrics

Another our personal Chinese songs favorite:

*the MV is below the lyrics.

Joker Xue - The Mute: See the MV and the lyrics here.
買辣椒也用券 - Qi Feng Le 起風了: See the MV and the lyrics here.
Nine Chen 陳零九 - Messages Seen 有去無回 : See the MV and the lyrics here.
Bii - Scars: See the MV and the lyrics here.
Eason Chan 陳奕迅 - Us 我們: See the MV and the lyrics here.
Han Hong 韓紅 x JJ Lin 林俊傑 - Under The Cloud 飛雲之下: See the MV and the lyrics here.
Kris Wu 吳亦凡 - Tian Di 天地: See the MV and lyrics here.

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So, that is our top 10 popular Chinese/Mandarin songs in 2017 - 2018. Are you have listened to it all? how do you think?  Do you have your favorite song this year? let's share it with us! And..., don't forget to share this post with your friend and make sure he/she know these good mandarin songs!
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19 comment:

  1. I wish I knew chinese then I might have interest in chinese songs as well. Any how, I have many chinese friends will share it with them and hope that they will love it

    1. Well, you don't have to know the language to like the song. There are millions of kpop fans and most of them aren't Korean

  2. One of my previous favorites by Craig Huo 霍經倫. (霍经纶).

  3. Da Zhuang 大壯 - We're Different 我們不一樣 is brilliant!
    2nd favorite: JJ Lin 林俊傑 - Little Big Us 偉大的渺小
    Thank you so much for making this list!!! Chines people have talent! (Sammi Chang is my No1)

  4. A correction here, Xue Zhi Qian changed his name to Joker years ago. By the way, thanks for sharing. (Thumbs up)

  5. Hi fellas,
    Thank you so much for this wonderful article really!
    If you need to know more about the Greatest new song 2018 I think this is the right place for you!

  6. Hello,

    Heard this song while I was in Beijing last week. Trying to find out what it was. Tried Shazzam with no luck. Not sure how else to find it. Anyone heard it before? Not sure if it's C-pop or what. Link below to some video we captured while it was playing.

    1. Hi Mike,
      Sorry, I can't open your link.

  7. Thanks! I really love all these songs that you put in here. Although I am Chinese, I grew up in Hong Kong so I don't really know much Chinese songs. And you introduced me to so many more new Chinese songs. My favorite song is Jay Chou's 告白氣球! I love all Jay Chou's song! Here are some other really awesome songs that he sang: 青花瓷
    9 and 菊花台 (
    Once again, thankyou!

    1. Hello Moon,
      Glad you like our list.
      I'm Jay Chou fans too, both of 青花瓷 and 菊花台 are Jay Chou's Chinese Style Song (中國風). If you like that songs, I'm sure you will like another Jay Chou 中國風 song.
      Anyway, thank you for came to my blog.
      Have a nice day, Moon.

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  9. I am also looking for Kenji Wu his song in pinyin. The 3rd song from his Humorous Life album. Any help with that is appreciated.

    1. Hi Caspar Ter Horst,
      The 3rd song from his latest album is "Humorous Life 人生超幽默" right?
      you can see the lyrics + pinyin here:

  10. Thank you for the list. I’m trying to learn Mandarin and having music to listen and read in English helps.

  11. This is such a cool page! I'm studying Chinese and this helps a lot :)

  12. Thank you for sharing.. Need more mandarin good songs in 2018.. hehe