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15 Best Chinese Songs for Parties

Alessio enjoys vintage Italian TV & music. He also enjoys listening to Chinese POP music.

Do you like to party with something different than the top chart songs you already know? If so, you may check the catchy Chinese songs on this list.

Do you like to party with something different than the top chart songs you already know? If so, you may check the catchy Chinese songs on this list.

China is often known for its food (even if, outside the country, it is often adapted to local tastes) and for its futuristic cities. What about music? Chinese music has not known the same popularity as KPOP abroad: only a few passionate listen to it in addition to Chinese people. Despite this, listening to Chinese music is a good experience, as it features catchy pop songs that are even good for a party. Do you have that friend who always drinks bubble tea, watches manga, and listens to BTS? If yes, why not organize an Asian theme party and make him discover Chinese POP music? The songs listed here are particularly catchy and are good to play during a party. There is no need to learn the Chinese language or be Chinese to appreciate them: listening to music is enough to enjoy it.

Top 15 Chinese Songs for Parties

  1. "Sunshine, Rainbow, White Pony" – Wowkie Zhang
  2. "Our Time" – TFBOYS
  3. "Practise Book For Youth" – TFBOYS
  4. "Together for a Shared Future" – Jackson Yee
  5. "First Class" – TFBOYS
  6. "Rock Paper Scissors" – Doreen Kho
  7. "Hurray for Idols" – TimeZ
  8. "Try My Heart" – TFBOYS
  9. "Let Me Show You A Big Move" – Ryan.B
  10. "Birthday Blessing" – Gege
  11. "Be With You" – TFBOYS
  12. "I Want to Look Good" – Xin Yue Chen Fu
  13. "Love Is You" – Liu Jia
  14. "Calorie" – Rocket Girls 101
  15. "Happy Island" – TFBOYS

1. "Sunshine, Rainbow, White Pony" – Wowkie Zhang

This song is one of the most controversial of all Chinese pop music. Not because the text of the song itself has questionable contents: on the contrary, its happy lyrics talk about the joy of living. The real issue is with some people who have misunderstood this piece of the song:

Nǐ shì nèi nèi gè nèi nèi nèi gè nèi gè nèi nèi [... ]

Yángguāng cǎihóng xiǎo báimǎ

— Wowkie Zhang - Chinese Pinyin Transcription

In particular, the word "nèi gè" has been wrongly translated to the racial slur "nigga", while the word, in Chinese, means "the". In fact, the correct translation of that piece of the song is:

The song has become a meme in the Western world because of this misunderstanding. Despite this, it is a catchy and happy song having nothing to do with racism.

2. "Our Time" – TFBOYS

This is a popular piece from TFBOYS ("The Fighting Boys"), a popular boy band in China that generally sings songs about youth. This one, in particular, is a hymn to enjoy the most you can of your time while you are young.

3. "Practise Book For Youth" – TFBOYS

This is another song from the TFBOYS band. It was released with a nice music video in which the boy singers dance in a school together with some fictional characters like Spider-Man and Batman. The song talks about how good it feels to grow up and be confident for the future. It encourages all young people to enjoy youth and never be pessimistic about their future.

4. "Together for a Shared Future" – Jackson Yee

This song is sung by Jackson Yee, a member of the TFBOYS band. Its particularity is that it was chosen as the theme slogan of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics and Winter Paralympic Games in China. The song says the more love the world has, the more beautiful the world is. It is a hymn for a future made of love and shared by everyone.

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5. "First Class" – TFBOYS

This is another song from TFBOYS. Even in this song, the boys still focus on youth, love, and confidence for the future. The melody and the lyrics are happy, and this piece is good to dance to, making it a must-choice for the playlist of an Asian-theme party.

6. "Rock Paper Scissors" – Doreen Kho

This song by Doreen Kho is happy and funny and is generally loved by Chinese children. It sings about the popular Rock Paper Scissors hand game, which originated in China and achieved popularity also in the rest of the world.

7. "Hurray for Idols" – TimeZ

This song differs from the others in this list because it is sung by a boy band that is half-Chinese and half-Korean: the TimeZ. It is a happy and danceable tune that can be appreciated by people who love K-POP and those who like to listen to Chinese songs. The piece belongs at the fact to both genres, with the lyrics written in Chinese.

8. "Try My Heart" – TFBOYS

This song by TFBOYS is apparently talking about the boys playing to Truth or Dare game. It is very catchy and rhythmic.

9. "Let Me Show You A Big Move" – Ryan.B

This song became a hit on Douyin, the Chinese TikTok. Its particularity is that it was composed for the commercial for a new model of the Oppo Reno smartphone when it was first released in China.

10. "Birthday Blessing" – Gege

If you want to wish someone a happy birthday in an original way, why not play this catchy Chinese song? The refrain says 生日快乐 (Shēngrì kuàilè), which means "Happy Birthday" in the Chinese language.

11. "Be With You" – TFBOYS

This is a song from the TFBOYS band. It talks about the weather forecast predicting a rainy day. This is irrelevant, as days will shine if spent together with someone. This, compared to the other ones made by the TFBOYS band, is a love song, with no apparent references to youth and other topics you can commonly find in pieces from this boy band.

12. "I Want to Look Good" – Xin Yue Chen Fu

This song talks about the desire to look good in the eyes of others. Physical appearance is the main topic of the lyrics, while the melody is very rhythmic.

13. "Love Is You" – Liu Jia

This is another love song belonging to this list. It talks about the singer who, wherever he goes, can't stop thinking about the girl he loves.

14. "Calorie" – Rocket Girls 101

The song is part of the soundtrack of Hello Mr. Billionaire movie. The movie talks about a goalie who gets the mission of spending 1 billion Chinese yuans in 30 days: if he succeeds, he gets 30 billion Chinese yuans.

15. "Happy Island" – TFBOYS

The last song on this list is a popular piece from the TFBOYS band. This is a happy piece about someone waking up in a good mood and wanting to get around a happy island by bike. The refrain talks about the fact happiness can't be bought. Youth is again a topic of this catchy song, but happiness is definitely the central theme.

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