If you’re looking for a sad, sappy song to nurse your broken heart, or a super romantic tune for a special occasion, look no further than Mandopop. There’s just something about Mandarin songs that take the poignant-o-meter up a notch.
Jay Chou might have his share of earworms that tug on our heartstrings, but homegrown local singer-songwriter JJ Lin doesn’t lose out in this aspect. The versatile crooner can not only break into an upbeat number, but also touch your heart with lulling melodies and heartbreaking lyrics. It’s no wonder he’s written songs for big names such as A-Mei. Here are eight of his tunes that aptly describe the different emotions that we go through when we’re out of love.
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Additional text: Valerie Toh