Ok, it’s been a while since I’ve come across a really good music album, but I’ve been listening to some pretty good Spotify playlists though! The most recent playlist which I’ve got on a constant rotation on the Google Home has been ‘Taiwan Top 50’ by SpotifyChart.
I’m not sure if this playlist actually reflects the current Top 50 chart in Taiwan, but either way it’s a great cross representation of the popular Mandarin and popular English songs currently playing on the airwaves!
The playlist is almost a perfect 50/50 split of Mandarin to English songs- I’ve actually analysed the 50 songs and it’s a 26 Mando V 24 Eng split- so a pretty even representation hey? So best of both worlds! And what best encapsulates this perfect bilingual marriage is the Artist OSN- a Mandarin rap artist who seamlessly blends mandarin rap and hooks with English lyrics! It’s so seamless that sometimes you can’t even tell if he’s spitting/singing in a language that you can or cannot understand. Haaha. Currently OSN has 4 tracks doing the rounds on Youtube e.g. ‘Without you’, ‘Why you gonna lie’, ‘the last time’, and ‘Be alright’.
And the notable English tracks which have made it into the Taiwanese Top 50 are- Memories by Maroon 5, Dance Monkey by TONES AND I, Circles by Post Malone, 10,000 Hours by Justin Bieber and much much more….. Well, 20 more songs at least.
So if you want to treat your ears to a pretty cool and eclectic playlist, click HERE to check it out!