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Movie version of the previous song. The film is the 1955 comedy Pane, amore e..... (Scandal in Sorrento) starring Sophia Loren.

Mambo Italiano.

Mandarin cover of the previous song. It is a novelty song just like the original although it is not as nonsensical. Makes me hungry.

叉烧包 by 张仲文.

Lyrics by 艾雯.

Song was released in 1957. This song is featured in the 1957 film 三姐妹 (Three Sisters).
Today is the birthday of this singer/songwriter/producer/vocal instructor.

Until I Met You by Judy Rodman.

"Until I Met You" is slow tempo country ballad written by American songwriter, Hank Riddle. The song explains how a woman's life and everything she had previously known has changed since she has met her lover.

"Until I Met You" was released as Rodman's third official single, as well as her first single of 1986. The song peaked at #1 on the Billboard Country Chart the week of July 19, becoming Rodman's only single to reach the top spot during her career. In addition, the single also peaked at #1 on the Cashbox, Gavin Report, and Radio & Records country charts that same year.

Judy Mae Rodman (née Robbins; 23 May 1951) is an American Country Music Singer. In the mid-1980s, she was a successful recording artist. She also won the Academy of Country Music's "Top New Female Vocalist" award in 1985.

Today, Rodman is a singer, songwriter, producer and vocal instructor in Nashville, Tennessee. She has also developed Power, Path & Performance; a vocal technique she teaches and sells on CDs.
Today is the birthday of this singer-actress.

None of her songs made my listening list and she is mainly known as an actress. She did however release 6 albums in the 1990s. The song I am going to post is not on my listening list and is NOT sung by her but by another person mainly known as an actor. She just appeared in the MV. His voice is really not that good too just like the actress whose birthday is today. However, he did release 9 albums (excluding compilations) in the 1990s and one of his song did make my listening list (not the one I am posting now though).

I am posting this video mainly because it is rare that both this actress and actor appeared in the same MV.

分手的夜裡 (Google translation: Night of Breakup) by 金城武 (Kaneshiro Takeshi).

Song was from Kaneshiro's 1992 debut album of the same name. Kaneshiro was 19 and Charlie Yeung was 18 when they appeared in this MV.

杨采妮 (Charlie Yeung Choi-Nei sometimes spelled as Charlie Young; born 23 May 1974) is a Hong Kong actress, singer and film director. She was first noticed after appearing in a jewellery commercial with 郭富城 (Aaron Kwok). Since then she has participated in the music videos of artists such as 李克勤 (Hacken Lee), Kaneshiro Takeshi and 张学友 (Jacky Cheung).

She has also made a number of films, most famously with director 徐克 (Tsui Hark) such as 1994's 梁祝 (The Lovers), 1995's 花月佳期 (Love in the Time of Twilight) and 2005's 七剑 (Seven Swords). She has also acted worked with director 王家卫 (Wong Kar-wai) in 1994's 东邪西毒 (Ashes of Time) and 1995's 堕落天使 (Fallen Angels).

In 1992, she was signed on to be a singer with EMI (Hong Kong). After releasing a couple of albums with some success (she won the TVB Jade Solid Gold (1993)'s Gold Award of "The Best New Female Singer"), she made her feature-film debut in Wong Kar-wai's arthouse martial arts film Ashes of Time.

In 1994, she made her first collaboration with director Tsui Hark in the film The Lovers (梁祝), a Chinese classical tale about the Butterfly Lovers. Yeung was cast as the female lead. Her performance received widespread critical acclaim, pushing Yeung to stardom. The film today has been hailed as Yeung's most representative work to date.

Between 1994 and 1997, she was arguably the most popular artist in Hong Kong, with her charming face appearing everywhere from magazines and posters to advertisements and movies.

At the height of her popularity in 1997, however, she called it quits and retired from the industry to start an image consulting business with her Singaporean lawyer-boyfriend 邱韶智 (Khoo Shao Tze) in Malaysia.

In 2004, after a failed relationship and business, she made her comeback as the lead actress in 新警察故事 (New Police Story). Following that, she collaborated once again with Tsui Hark in the martial arts movie Seven Swords and starred alongside 刘德华 (Andy Lau) in the 2005 movie 再说一次我爱你 (All About Love). She later co-starred in the 2006 film 父子 (After This Our Exile) opposite Aaron Kwok.

In 2011, Yeung got back together with Khoo Shao Tze and they were married in 2013. They have a pair of twin boys in 2017.
Today is the birthday of singer-songwriter-author-artist.

Mr Tambourine Man by Bob Dylan

"Mr. Tambourine Man" is a song written by Bob Dylan, released as the first track of the acoustic side of his March 1965 album Bringing It All Back Home. The song's popularity led to Dylan recording it live many times, and it has been included in multiple compilation albums.

The song has been performed and recorded by many artists. The Byrds version was released in April 1965 as their first single on Columbia Records, reaching number 1 on both the Billboard Hot 100 chart and the UK Singles Chart.

The Byrds' recording of the song was influential in popularizing the musical subgenres of folk rock and jangle pop, leading many contemporary bands to mimic its fusion of jangly guitars and intellectual lyrics in the wake of the single's success. The single was the "first folk rock smash hit", and gave rise to the term "folk rock" in the U.S music press to describe the band's sound.

"Mr. Tambourine Man" has been performed and recorded by many artists and in different languages over the years, including at least thirteen versions recorded in 1965 alone. It has been translated into other languages, and has been used or referenced in television shows, films, and books.

Dylan's song has four verses, of which the Byrds only used the second for their recording. Dylan's and the Byrds' versions have appeared on various lists ranking the greatest songs of all time, including an appearance by both on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 best songs ever. Both versions received Grammy Hall of Fame Awards.

The Byrds' version of "Mr. Tambourine Man" was listed as the number 79 song on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time, and Dylan's version was ranked number 106. It is one of three songs to place twice.

One of he other two song is "Walk This Way" by Aerosmith (posted here earlier: ) and then by Run DMC with Steve Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith (posted here earlier: ).

The other song to be listed twice is "Blue Suede Shoes) by Carl Perkins (posted earlier here: ) and Elvis Presley (posted earlier here: ).

In 1989 Rolling Stone ranked the Byrds' version of "Mr. Tambourine Man" as the number 86 single of the prior 25 years. That same year, music critic Dave Marsh listed it as number 207 in his list of the top 1001 singles ever made. In 1999, National Public Radio in the United States listed this version as one of the 300 most important American records of the 20th century. In the UK, music critic Colin Larkin listed the Byrds' version as the number 1 single of all time.

Bob Dylan (born Robert Allen Zimmerman; 24 May 1941) is an American singer-songwriter, author, and visual artist who has been a major figure in popular culture for more than 50 years. Much of his most celebrated work dates from the 1960s, when songs such as "Blowin' in the Wind" (1963) and "The Times They Are a-Changin'" (1964) became anthems for the civil rights and anti-war movements. His lyrics during this period incorporated a range of political, social, philosophical, and literary influences, defied pop music conventions and appealed to the burgeoning counterculture.

Since 1994, Dylan has published eight books of drawings and paintings, and his work has been exhibited in major art galleries.

Dylan has announced the release of a double album in June 2020, Rough and Rowdy Ways, his first album of new material in eight years. Backed by a changing lineup of musicians, he has toured steadily since the late 1980s on what has been dubbed the Never Ending Tour.

He has sold more than 100 million records, making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time.

He has received numerous awards, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom, ten Grammy Awards, a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award.

Dylan has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame. The Pulitzer Prize Board in 2008 awarded him a special citation for "his profound impact on popular music and American culture, marked by lyrical compositions of extraordinary poetic power". In 2016, Dylan was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature "for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition".
Most successful version of the previous song in both USA and UK. I like the starting and ending guitar parts of the song. Overall, I prefer Dylan's original.

Mr Tambourine Man by The Byrds

Live version of the previous song by Bob Dylan at the Newport Folk Festival in 1964.

Mr Tambourine Man (Live at the Newport Folk Festival, 1964) by Bob Dylan

Today is the birthday of this actress.

怎么会那么笨 (My lousy translation: Why So Stupid) by 张柏芝 (Cecilia Cheung)

Song is not available at YouTube so please go to Bilibili for the MV:

Might take some time to load. While loading, it will show a shaking TV with eyes and mouth in the centre.

Song was written by 吳旭文 (Shermann Wu).

Song was released in 2000.

Cecilia Cheung Pak-chi (born 24 May 1980) is a Hong Kong-Australian actress and cantopop singer. Cheung is considered a "Sing girl*" — an actress who first received media attention through starring alongside 周星驰 (Stephen Chow), and later went on to her own successful career.

Cheung was born in Man Wah Sun Chuen, Jordan, Hong Kong. Her parents divorced when she was nine years old. She was sent to Melbourne to live with her aunt at the age of fourteen and then attended Camberwell Girls Grammar School.

Her career began in 1998, when she was cast in a television commercial advertising lemon tea. She caught the attention of Stephen Chow after shooting the advertisement. Later, Cheung made her film debut as a young nightclub hostess in Stephen Chow's 1999 喜剧之王 (King of Comedy). King of Comedy became the highest grossing local film of the year, and shot Cheung to fame in Hong Kong.

She then starred in the 1999 film 星愿 (Fly Me to Polaris), which earned her the award for Best Newcomer at the Hong Kong Film Awards. Cheung also sung the theme song for Fly Me to Polaris, which gained attention among the masses for her singing ability. In the same year, Cheung launched her singing career with her first Cantopop album 任何天气 (Any Weather).

Cheung made inroads into the Korean market with 2001 film 파이란 (Failan) co-starring 최민식 (Hanja: 崔岷植) (Romanisation: Choi Min-shik). The film earned her a nomination at the Korean Grand Bell Awards for Best Actress. She then starred in the Chinese 2002 comedy film 我家有一只河东狮 (The Lion Roars). Cheung impressed the audiences with her portrayal of the independent and spunky heroine, and won the Most Popular Actress award at the Chinese Film Media Awards.

Cheung won the award for Best Actress at the Hong Kong Film Awards for the 2003 romantic film 忘不了 (Lost in Time) directed by 尔冬升 (Derek Yee). She played a young woman who lost her fiancé to a traffic accident, which left her as a grieving single mother struggling to make ends meet. Cheung earned praises for successfully expressing a string of emotional transformations.

Cheung also won the Best Actress award at the Hong Kong Film Critics Society Award for her performance in 2003 film 大只佬 (Running on Karma). With this award, she had won Best Actress Awards for two different films in the same year.

Cheung reunited with Derek Yee in the 2004 crime thriller 旺角黑夜 (One Nite in Mongkok) where she played a pros who cross paths with an assassin acted by 吳彥祖 (Daniel Wu). She was nominated for the Best Actress award at the Hong Kong Film Awards for the third time. She then starred alongside 장동건 (Hanja: 張東健) (Romanisation: Jang Dong-gun) in the 2005 romance epic 无极 (The Promise), a US$30 million pan-Asian production directed by 陈凯歌 (Chen Kaige).

After a 5-year hiatus from acting, Cheung made her comeback in the 2001 comedy film 最强囍事 (All's Well, Ends Well). However, Cheung's next few films failed to achieve commercial success and were critically panned.

Cheung has earned 70 million HKD in 2014, ranking number nine in the top ten list of Hong Kong's highest (entertainment) celebrity incomes in 2014.

Cheung married fellow Hong Kong entertainer 谢霆锋 (Nicholas Tse) in a secret wedding ceremony in the Philippines in September 2006. She gave birth to their first son in August 2007 and their second son in May 2010.

On 23 August 2011, the couple made a public announcement of an agreement to a divorce. They agreed to hold joint custody of their two sons.

Cheung gave birth to her third son in November 2018, announced in a Weibo post from her studio, which does not provide details on who the father of the child was.
There are only 2 more songs for today based on birthday but I will post a Mandarin song instead.

不只是朋友 (Google Translation: More Than Friends) by 黃小琥 (Tiger Huang)

Lyrics by 王中言. Music by 伍思凯 (Sky Wu).

Song was released in 1990.
The MV posted in the previous post is the new one and is live.

Here is the original MV of the song.

不只是朋友 (Google Translation: More Than Friends) by 黃小琥 (Tiger Huang)

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