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.
January 18, 2018
We have added latest some popular Chinese songs and removed the songs which are not popular anymore.

So, here we go:

Li Yu Gang 李玉剛 - Gang Hao Yu Jian Ni 剛好遇見你 

Our first favorite Chinese songs 2018 is Gang Hao Yu Jian Ni 剛好遇見你 (Just met you) from Li Yu Gang 李玉剛.
This song was released in May this year and became one of the most popular Chinese songs. One of Gang Hao Yu Jian Ni 剛好遇見你 video which was uploaded to Youtube by Seanchou music Channel hit 20 Million viewer until now. It's a beautiful song, for sure. Listen to this song and tell us what is your opinion about it on the comment section.

See the lyrics: Li Yu Gang 李玉剛- Gang Hao Yu Jian Ni 剛好遇見你 Lyrics ( + English Translation )

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 - Confession Balloons 告白氣球

Confession Balloons is a song which I loved most from Jay Chou's Bedtime Stories album.
After almost one year after the first debut, Confession Balloon still becomes Chinese music lovers favorite.
With cherish music, beautiful MV, and lovely lyrics make this song still become top 10 popular Chinese song on some charts.
Confession Balloon is a romantic song which will make every people (especially girl) who hears it will 'melting'.

See the lyrics here: Jay Chou 周杰倫 - Gaobai Qiqiu 告白氣球 with English Translation

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.

Yoyo Sham 岑寧兒 - The Light Runner 追光者

Maybe Yoyo Sham / Cen Ning Er isn't so popular than others singer in this list, but who cares about that, she, with her The Light Runner is made me sure-fire to put it to this list. This amazing song from Yoyo Sham was released last year. This song is the official soundtrack of Chinese Drama "夏至未至/Rush to The Dead Summer."
What do you think 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

aMEI 張惠妹 - Story Thief 偷故事的人

The new slow song from Taiwanese pop star aMEI Chang, Story Thief. Story Thief is a lead single from his latest album which will be released on December 12th. This song is composed by Eve Ai, and combined by lovely aMEI's voice make this song is simply a masterpiece. Not surprisingly that this song became favorite and so popular in Chinese speaking countries such as Taiwan, Malaysia, and Singapore.
See the lyrics here: aMEI 張惠妹 - Story Thief 偷故事的人

Joker Xue 薛之謙 / Hebe Tien 田馥甄 - Actress 演員

For me, 演員/ Actress is the best song from Joker Xue,
Actress/Actor originally sung by Joker Xue Zhi Qian which released two years ago and I can't deny that this song is still popular until right now.
Moreover, Taiwanese pop star Hebe Tien also sung this song on Chinese music show, Sound of My Dream makes this song reach its popularity again in 2017.

Another songs from Joker Xue which gone popular this year are 曖昧 Ambiguous Love and 我害怕 I'm Afraid.

See the lyrics here: Xue Zhiqian 薛之謙 - Yan Yuan 演員, Ambiguous Love 曖昧 LyricsI'm Afraid 我害怕 Lyrics

Da Zhuang 大壯 - We're Different 我們不一樣

If you like the rock-ish or friendship-themed song, you will love this song for sure!
The quality of this song is unquestionable. Da Zhuang great work made this song became #1 in some music charts in China, Taiwan, and even Singapore and Malaysia. He got it with the unfamiliar song genre, so this achievement is just awesome. So what do you think, do you like this song?

See the lyrics here: Da Zhuang 大壯 - We're Different 我們不一樣 with English Translation

Another our personal Chinese songs favorite:

*the MV is below the lyrics.

R-Chord ft. Z-Chen - Without You: See the MV and the lyrics here.
Ronghao Li - Quit Smoking: See the MV and the lyrics here.
Nicky Lee - Will You Remember Me: See the MV and the lyrics here.
Stefanie Sun - Windbreaker: See the MV and the lyrics here.
Jay Chou - Waiting for You: See the MV and the lyrics here.


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!
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8 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)

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