Netease reports that Faye may make an appearance at Zhang's Dec 20 concert. Click here for the story. Update: It appears unlikely that Faye will attend or participate in this concert -- but we can hope.
Faye in Tibet on 27 Nov 2008!
Xinhua (11.15.08) reports that Faye and LYP will be in Tibet on Nov 27 to participate in Yan Ran (Smile Angel) activities for Tibetan children. They'll be traveling from Beijing to Chengdu to Lhasa. Expect the usual avalanche of media coverage.
These are my fayve Faye songs. I’ll be adding new songs, removing old ones, and changing the order from time to time. If you encounter any problems with the audio for these songs, please let me know via the comments feature. Thanks. [Latest update 11.20.08]
I used ‘Red Bean’ in my wedding. It played as I walked down the isle.
I think I will now make use of my language program so I won’t have to print English translations of Faye’s songs. They sound better in whatever language she chooses to sing.
Sharron, Red Bean is one of my favorites, too. It must have a lot of meaning for you to have it played during your wedding. It’s interesting that you didn’t follow the crowd and play Wishing We Last Forever — or did you insert that at some other point in the ceremony? Goes to show how much Faye touches our lives, especially the parts that deal with deep emotions. Her music and life style, the person she is, touches us where we live and dream. Yeah, I agree about non-English songs. Jason on AAAF, too, used to say that not understanding the Chinese actually makes the songs more beautiful. I agree 100%. Faye’s Chinese is a universal language that speaks to the heart. Beautiful!
My actual cd line up was
1) Parents came in on ‘The Lord’s Prayer’ by Angie Winans
2) The groom came in on ‘Love of My Life’ by Chritafari
3) My song – ‘Red Bean’ by Faye Wong
4) We exited to ‘Signed, Sealed, Delivered’ by Stevie Wonder
1) Our 1st dance – ‘Always on my Mind’ by Morgan Heritage
2) Karamu – (for a dance of Praise for all) by JP Kees
The rest of the music was anyone’s choice.
Yes, it was a major mix but those who know me weren’t surprised & enjoyed it.
Thanks a lot for maintaining this website. Faye’s music has been an important part of my life. It’s so interesting to see what your fave Faye songs are! I hope other visitors to your site will jot down their faves too. My list of top 10, random order:
I would like to buy a CD inwhich contains the canto version of “Eyes On Me”. I have been searching for it in various online stores and fansites but still got no clues. Could you please advise where I should go and what the title of the CD album is?
Thanks for your help in advance,
Hi, Paul. I’ve never heard of a Cantonese version of “Eyes on Me” released by Faye. The only version I’m aware of is in English. However, I’ve heard versions by others (amateurs) who have imposed their voices, in Cantonese, on the karaoke track. They can be found on YouTube. I wish Faye would release a Mandarin and Cantonese version!
How can I share some Faye’s rare songs on this site?
Also, can someone post other Faye’s rare songs if they have them?
For example (taken from “Josh’s Complete Discography” website):
1) two duets with Softhard: “Keep It Together” and “Don’t Be Excused / Ching Mut Hart Hei”
2) “The Lateness Of Love / Chee Do Dic Ngoi”, a duet with Wong Yick on his self-titled album
3) “Very Summer / Faye Sern Ha Yut” duet with Jacky Cheung on Jacky’s “Born To Be Wild”
4) “Loving Once Is Not Enough / ???” Mandarin version of above duet on Jacky’s “Stolen Heart” album
5) Faye performs background vocals on Dou Wei’s “Sunny Days” album on the tracks “Outside The Window” and “Spring Comes And Goes”
6) “Comet” (Latin Mix) originally appeared on the Lau Yee Tat (one half of the Tat Ming duo) Collection compilation, released early 1996
7) Faye appears on the Asian release version of the Cocteau Twins’ album “Milk & Kisses” on the track “Serpentskirt”, released 1995 (CD #731453231825)
8) the Faye and Samuel Toy duet “Love Becomes A Reality / Ngoi Jeung Sut Yeen” appears on the Decca duet compilation “All Sides Are Happy / ? Ching ? Lok”, released December 1996
9) “Promised” (Drum N Bassy Mix) appears on the PolyGram compilation “In The Dance Pool Vol.2”, released January 1998
10) Faye performs background vocals on Na Ying’s “Awake From A Dream / Mung Sing Liu” from her “Conquer” album, released Spring 1998
11) Faye performs a duet with Na Ying titled “Meet In 1998 / Seung Yerk Yut Gau Gau Bat”, only available on the reissued version of Na Ying’s “Conquer / Jing Fook” album (CD + 3 inch EP)
12) “Unlimited Galaxy” (Cantonese version) Pepsi duet with Aaron Kwok appears on his album “Fascinating”, which also includes the MTV for the song
13) “Chinese Odyssey 2002” soundtrack contains two Faye Wong & Tony Leung duets, “Drunk With Joy” and “The Only One”, released February 2002
Hi fans of Faye,
Like a lot of you, I am constantly in search of Faye’s old and rare songs.
I understand that some of the following songs have already been uploaded on this site (marked with // before the track numbers) but I am still desperately looking for the rest. Please kindly share with all of us if you have any of them.
01. 心墙 Core
02. 潇洒的走 – 潇洒 The Walk
//03. 月光下的恋情 Affair Under the Moonlight
04. 十三妹 Shisan Mei (13 Younger Sisters)
05. 最后的表白 Final Statement
/06. 除了你 In Addition to You
07. 下次相逢 Reunions Next [aka Will Meet by Chance Next Time]
08. 请你别说 Please Let Alone
09. 多梦的童年 Childhood Dream of Many
10. 你在我身旁 You Next to Me
//11. 请你猜一猜 You Guess
12. 我们俩 The Two of Us
13. 想让你知道 Want You to Know
14. 女孩 Girls
Where Comes the Wind
//01. 風從哪裡來 Where Comes the Wind
02. 四個心願 Four Desires
03. 甜蜜蜜 Sweet Is Dense
04. 小小的秘密 Small Small Privacy
05. 年紀輕輕 A Young Age
06. 唱歌的人 Sings Person
07. 最高峰 High Point
08. 望著天空的女孩 The Girl Is Looking the Sky
01. 你怎麼說 How Did You Say
02. 說說笑笑 Has a Friendly Chat
03. 月光小夜曲 Moonlight Serenade
04. 你照亮我的心 You Illuminate My Heart
05. 漫步人生路 Roams the Person Way Out
06. 故鄉從不拒絕我 The Hometown Has Never Refused Me
//07. 又見炊煙 Sees the Smoke from Kitchen Chimneys Again
//01 Moonlight Serenade 月光小夜曲
02 You Illuminate My Heart 你照亮我心
03 Harmonica Story 口琴的故事
//04 Postman (English, The Carpenters’ “Please Mr. Postman”) 邮递员
//05 Top of the World (English, The Carpenters) 世界之顶
06 The Hometown Has Never Refused Me 故乡从不拒绝我
07 Young Age 年纪轻轻
//08 Destiny (Japanese) 命运
09 Forget Him (Guangdong) 忘记他(粤)
10 Often Worry About Past Events 往事常牵挂
11 Rose Garden 玫瑰花园
12 Enchanting Kaler (English) 迷人的卡勒
13 Today’s Happiness, Tomorrow’s Dream 今天的欢乐明天的梦
To encourage sharing, here are some of Faye’s songs that I would like to share with my fellow Faye fans. Please share your rare songs generously as well!!!
Does anyone know who’s the composer of red bean (hong dou)? I hope it’s not translated from Japanese or Korean song…
No, not a translation. The composer is Liu Chong Yan; lyrics, Lin Xi; arrangement, Alex San.
hai mei hao hao de gan shou
xue hua zhan fang de qi hou
wo men yi qi chan dou
hui geng ming bai shen me shi wen rou
hai mei gen ni qian zhe shou
zhou guo huang wu de sha qiu
ke neng chong chi yi hou
xue hui zhen xi
tian chang he di jiu
you shi hou you shi hou
wo hui xiang xin yi qie you jin tou
xiang ju li kai dou you shi hou
mei you shen me hui yong chui bu xiu
ke shi wo you shi hou
ning yuan xuan ze liu lian bu fang shou
deng dao feng jing dou kan tou
ye xu ni hui pei wo kan xi shui chang liu
hai mei fei ni ba hong dou
ao cheng chan mian de shang kou
ran hou yi qi feng xiang
hui geng ming bai
xiang si de ai chou
hai mei hao hao de gan shou
xing zhe qin wen de wen rou
ke neng zai wo zuo you
ni cai zhui qiu gu du de zi you
Repeat Chorus twice
Haven’t really felt that
snowflakes flying atmosphere
We shivered together
and understood better what is tenderness
Haven’t held hands with you
walk across the barren desert
Maybe fron then since
Learn to appreciate
There’re times there’re times
I’ll believe that everything has an end
reunite breakaway there’re times
there’s nothing that last forever
But then I at some times
rather choose to linger not let go
Wait till watch through the whole scenery
Maybe you’ll accompany me to watch the stream flow
Haven’t steamed the red bean for you
into an entangled web of wound
And then enjoy it together
will then understand
the sorrow of missing each other
Haven’t yet really felt
the tenderness of kissing while awake
Maybe on my surroundings
You’ll then pursue the freedom of being alone
So nice to listen to random Faye selections. One of my all time favs is “Only Keeping a Date for You” (pretty loose translation. She sang this at her 2004 HK concert, its on the CD, during the “I’m Willing”, “If I Was Flowing Water”, “New Tenant” etc set. They really should release an album of just Faye’s compositions, it would be an awesome album. Then think of the random songs & covers she’s done put together. I’d pay money for these.
I love that song, too! “I Only Want to Keep a Promise to You” (只願為你守著約). Here’s a YouTube version:
Here’s an English translation from wongfaye.org:
My mind is empty,
besides awaiting you
my heart is as calm as still water.
I keep the promise devotedly,
not willing to change any little bit.
Even in a world as such,
there still exists distant true love as ours.
What else do I lack,
but all I ask is just you to be at my side.
Although many people surround me,
I have never cherished them.
Cause no one has given me
the shocking feeling at first sight
like you did.
I only want to keep a promise to you,
and my heart will always remain that still.
Perhaps I may feel lonesome,
but I have no regret and no grumbling in my heart.
I only want to keep a promise to you,
and my heart has never been far away,
whether it’s sunny or cloudy,
whether the moon is full or deficient;
No matter how time and space change,
I shall not change for the rest of my life.
No matter how long the road is,
despite the distance, I can get it through.
Missing your smile and laughter,
I cannot help but cry.
No one will understand
the taste of loving devotedly
more than me.
Here’s one I’ve never head before: “Forgiveness” (宽恕 kuān shù), ending theme song from 2003 TV series “Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils” (天龙八部 Tian Long Ba Bu):
It starts 30 seconds into this video:
And here’s Faye in 1994, dancing to a couple of oldies: Sally Yeh’s 1985 Night Wind (晚风）and another called Dream (梦) with Leon Lai. Nice to see Faye dancing, even if the songs are not the most interesting.
WOAH!!! I just discovered the japanese version of Chanel on this page!!! I’ve been missing out on this for this many years?! I had NO idea this was in existence… anyone have the japanese lyrics (written with english alphabet)? Another song I have to learn :)
Feifan: Great – thanks for these two links! I’ll keep hunting for their Cantonese duet…
Hi, anyone knows what’s this cantonese song that Faye Wong sings in this vid of collection of songs samples. The song is from 0:51 to 1:27, beginning is the instruments, and Faye Wong only start singing at 0:58.
Lists of all-time favorite Faye songs, concerts, MVs, etc. to celebrate the 1st anniversary of Faye Wong Today on 27 April 2009.
Songs for Faye’s 2010 Concerts?
What songs would you like Faye to sing in her upcoming concerts? Click here to add your choices, which will be published on April 27 in a special feature article for the second anniversary of Faye Wong Today.
Costumes for Faye’s 2010 Concerts?
Click here to add your suggestions, which will be published on April 27 in a special feature article for the second anniversary of Faye Wong Today.