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 are still popular in 2018.)

Last Updated
October 15, 2018

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

So, here we go:

S.H.E - 17 十七

17 is a new single from Taiwanese group, S.H.E to celebrate their 17th debut anniversary this year and as a precious souvenir to their superb fans who always support their career these years. This song's music video will take you back to 17 years ago, and follow S.H.E journey step by step. It will be very emotional for you who are S.H.E fans, and it was make us to raise a smile to see Ella with her short hair again.

See the lyrics here: S.H.E - 17 十七 Lyrics

Will Pan - Moonlight 

The latest song from Will Pan and Tia Ray. The lyrics describe the enthusiasm and persistence of a young man who is brave. He expresses the spirit of the message that he wants to tell. "There is no absolute right or wrong in the world, no matter what the circumstances, you must do your best. Go, don't leave regrets, because no matter what the outcome will be, it will still be your own wonderful, take love, peace and respect to fulfill your mission in this world." Will Pan made two version of this powerful song, an English and Chinese version, both of the version is one of the most popular song in Chinese music site, Yinyuetai.

See the lyrics here: Will Pan 潘瑋柏 - Moonlight 中文版 (Chinese Version) Lyrics
                               Will Pan 潘瑋柏 - Moonlight (English Version) 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

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

A new song from famous Mandopop singer, G.E.M. This is a new Chinese song you should listen this month. The music video is superbly beautiful, G.E.M take us to the beautiful landscape in Inner Mongolia.
After its released, this song hold first position in iTunes Taiwan and KKBOX. 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.

Penny Tai 戴佩妮 - The Love You Want 你要的愛 (Night Version)

Our last favorite of popular Chinese songs in 2018 is The Love You Want from Malaysian singer, Penny Tai. This new version of The Love You Want is the official sound track of Meteor Garden 2018, the China's reboot version of popular drama in 2000s, Meteor Garden. The Love You Want new version is slightly different with the original one, if the original version has arrangement featuring a guitar, this version featuring a piano.

See the lyrics here: Penny Tai 戴佩妮 - Ni Yao De Ai 你要的愛 Lyrics

Listen popular Chinese song in these best music streaming apps:
5 Most Popular and Best Music Streaming Apps 2018

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.
買辣椒也用券 - Qi Feng Le 起風了: See the MV and the lyrics here.
Feng Jian Yu 馮建宇 - Qing Xin 傾心: 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.
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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29 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.

  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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