Top 10 Popular Chinese Songs 2019

In this post, we want to share with you, our Top 10 Popular Chinese / Mandarin Songs 2018 - 2019 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 2019 released song, but also 2018,2017 songs which are still popular in 2019.)

Last Updated
February 3, 2019

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

So, here we go:

A-Lin - A Kind of Sorrow 有一種悲傷

There are lot new popular Chinese song which rocked Mandopop lovers badly, A Kind of Sorrow is one of them. This A-Lin's latest single is a sad song which also became official theme song of Taiwanese movie, More Than Blue. We hope you don't shed a tears while enjoying this amazing song. 

Eric Chou 周興哲 - What's Wrong 怎麼了

The latest song from new-gen king of the lovelorn people, Eric Chou 周興哲. The 怎麼了 (What's Wrong) is part of his new album, 終於了解自由 (Freedom) which just released on January 10, 2019. Only in 24 hours after its release, The song official music video that released on Youtube has been watched by nearly 500k viewers. The perfect combination between a smooth RnB touch and Eric Chou's warm voice surely will make both of your heart and ears delighted.

See the lyrics here: Eric 周興哲 - What's Wrong 怎麼了Lyrics

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 Lyrics

Don't miss this new JJ Lin 林俊傑 single: JJ Lin 林俊傑 - Resurgence 進階 Lyrics

Ronghao Li 李榮浩 - If I Were Young 年少有為

Ronghao Li is definitely getting more and more attention in the Mandopop universe with his If I Were Young. A learn-from-youth themed song which make lot of people can't hold their tears down. If I Were Young ("If I have achievements when I was young" if I translate by its meaning) tells us a story about a man who isn't rich in his youth, he is broken up with his girlfriend because of his lack of money. And then, when he gets old, he became a rich man, marry a girl and have a family. But his wife isn't same as his past girlfriend, she couldn't understand him. Even now he is rich, have a lot of money, houses and cars, he isn't happy. He was wondering that his life wouldn't be like this if he was rich when he was young. Such a sad song. Do you like it?

G.E.M 鄧紫棋 - Love Finds Way 岩石裡的花

A new song from famous Mandopop singer, G.E.M. This is a new Chinese song you should listen this month. A new song which will suit best for a slow-song lovers, perfectly blended with G.E.M high-tone beautiful voice. The music video is great too, it has been watched by more than 4 millions people now. Are you one of them?

Jolin Tsai 蔡依林 - Ugly Beauty 怪美的

Ugly Beauty is part of his fourteenth studio album. The Ugly Beauty marks the grand return of the Queen of Chinese Pop after her 2014's "Play" This amazing song has been doing very good and got #1 position in some Chinese music charts.
What makes this song so special is, besides the quality of the song, that this song is an answer from Jolin to all of her haters. She can through all of the criticism from the haters, medias, netizens and make her became a stronger person.
Absolutely one of the best Chinese song and music video I've ever listened.

"Who are you to say, beautiful or ugly, if you ask me I would say Im insanely beautiful.."

See the lyrics here: Jolin Tsai 蔡依林 - Ugly Beauty 怪美的 Lyrics

Chen Ke Yu 陳柯宇 - Sheng Pi Zi 生僻字

Sheng Pi Zi is sure-fire one of the most popular Chinese song in 2019. This song contains a lot of uncommon Chinese characters, some people even say that this song is the most difficult Chinese song in history. The example is: 魃魈魁鬾魑魅魍魎 (bá xiāo kuí jì chī mèi wǎng liǎng). This uniqueness, combined with the catch Chinese style tunes attracting people to listen this song. How do you think?

See the lyrics here: Chen Ke Yu 陳柯宇 - Sheng Pi Zi 生僻字 Lyrics

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.

Eve Ai 艾怡良 - Forever Young

Our last favorite of popular Chinese songs in 2019 is Forever Young. Part of Eve Ai's new album which released on the 21st of December 2018, Forever Young will warm and move your hearts with its full of beautiful atmospheric piano and strings. The music video of this song has been watched by 2 million viewers.

See the lyrics here: Eve Ai 艾怡良 - Forever Young Lyrics

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Another our personal Chinese songs favorite:

*the MV is below the lyrics.

Xiao Feng Feng 小峰峰 - Xue Mao Jiao 學貓叫: See the MV and the lyrics here.
Zhang Zi Zhao 張紫豪 - Ke Bu Ke Yi 可不可以 : See the MV and the lyrics here.
展展與羅羅 - Sha Mo Luo Tuo 沙漠駱駝: See the lyrics here.
Liu Zhe 六哲 - Bi Jing Shen Ai Guo 畢竟深愛過: See the MV and the lyrics here.
Eason Chan 陳奕迅 - Us 我們: See the MV and the lyrics here.
Ann 白安 - Escaping the Mediocre Life 讓我逃離平庸的生活: See the MV and the lyrics here.
R-chord 謝和弦 - Spare Tire 備胎: See the MV and lyrics here.

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So, that is our top 10 popular Chinese/Mandarin songs in 2018 - 2019. Do 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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30 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. I also don't know Chinese but I love them. They are best for me when I am studying because as I don't know language my mind don't distract with lyrics and they just feel melodic. Well I will learn Chinese some day in future. I love it.

  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.

  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

  13. I am a chinese's student, and I really appreciated all those songs above.
    I wish next times you could post not only songs, but also its lyrics in pinyin it will be great for chinese's students like me.

    1. Hello,
      Sure, we have added the lyrics with pinyin too.
      You can click the link below the song in the list to see the song's lyrics post.

  14. I m surprised that "we are different" wo meng bu yi yang is not in the top ten list. I hear this song everyday at least 4 to 5 times from the radio.

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  17. 第一個是什麽鬼啊,這些歌都只是臺灣流行的吧,大陸和香港被你吃了嗎

  18. Hello, can somebody help me find a chinese song. It’s a duet with a man and a woman and it has a black and white mv and they were sitting across each other!

  19. Thank you so much for this list! Not only it's full of great songs to listen to, it's always keep updating! which is great, but there are so many amazing songs that used to be on this list and are now nowhere to be seen (for example Joker Xue's Actress, A-Mei's Full Name , Eason Chan's Let Me Stay By Your Side, Li Yu Gang etc...), do you think you can separate the list according to years? that way there'll be a list for each year which will make it easier to follow:)
    Thank you so much:)

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