Oh this can get long. I like my sad songs. 梅艷芳- 似水流年
(Time Flies(?)) This video is particularly poignant in that both Anita Mui and Leslie Cheung have passed away now. This woman had the most magnificent voice and admirable attitude to life.Leslie Cheung had also sung this beautiful song solo.
Also, 梅艷芳's 孤身走我路
(Walk My Own Way) is a very brave and frank song. Haven't found translations yet and I'm not good at that...Journey's End
from The Last Remnant's soundtrack is saddening by default.Adagio
from the 2046 soundtrack. I guess it's part of a piece of classical music but this version on Youtube is the one I'm used to so I'm linking to it. This music gives me that OHGOD feeling. If you've seen the films you'd understand.
(Once in a Lifetime) from the City of Glass soundtrack is about fleeting moments of life. I haven't watched the film, but oh do I love the song.楊千嬅 - 小城大事
is beautiful beautiful beautiful. I mean the song, though I'm also partial to the video. I actually prefer it's "original" version better - went to a Leon Lai concert last year, and he explained the origin of the song was background music for a film (which I still haven't watched, damn!), but Paco Wong heard it and begged him and Mark Lau to let them use it, and so they ended up with this song. Leon Lai has his "original" version here
, which I think isn't recorded on a CD. The music starts at around 6:20. The 6 minutes before that is the part of the concert where he explained where the music came from. And it's just as he said - it's not a song for a man to sing. XD; But somehow his voice made the song sound... clumsy and that's endearing to me.
I also loved how Mark said he had a brain block for the music for the film until Leon took him to Shanghai.
is an interesting version of that song. I didn't know she had a collab with Atsushi from EXILE. Okay, so this song isn't one for a man to sing unless the man is Atsushi. Or, thinking about it, Tamaki Kouji could sing this as well.
(Debt). The first time I heard this song I cried. The lyrics just got me RIGHT THERE, even though it's not all applicable to me. I think a lot of Asian kids must feel the same.
This list can go on... holler if you want more...
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