JJ Lin’s Love Songs Heartbroken Singaporeans Can Relate To
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
If Only (Ke Xi Mei Ru Guo)
Have you spent sleepless nights wondering if things might have turned out differently in a past or potential relationship if you had made a different decision? This song is about those regrets, but it also tells us to face our fears and have the courage to make the choices that we really want.
Never Learn (Xue Bu Hui)
We tend to give our all in a relationship but many a times, we forget that we still need to learn how to protect ourselves and end up getting hurt badly. However, instead of bearing a grudge, we should just remember the good memories and keep it in our heart.
Frozen Kiss (Ling Du De Qin Wen)
Ever been in a relationship with someone who doesn’t love you anymore and you know that they are just going through the motions? It’s painful and all you can do is hang on and wait to see who will be the one to initiate the inevitable breakup.
By Your Side (Bedtime)
This encapsulates the raw emotions right after a break-up, when you realise that he’s the one you want to wake up next to every day, but by the time you realise that, it’s too late—he’s gone.
Fear (Hai Pa)
Familiarity is always welcomed, which could be why it’s hard and scary to let go of what you had, even though you know it’s in past tense. This song is for those who still hold on to a love that has long left you.
I Still Miss Her (Wo Hai Xiang Ta)
Sometimes, loving someone means letting him go, especially if that’s the only way he can grow. If you’ve loved and let go, you’d be able to identify with this song.
A Thousand Years Later (Yi Qian Nian Yi Hou)
In your life, you’ll meet someone whom you love unconditionally. You might or might not have a happy ending with him, but you know there’s always a place for him in your heart.
She Says (Ta Shuo)
The poignant lyrics written by Stefanie Sun speaks of an unrequited love, and a person who holds on to it, knowing it’ll never be hers. Sometimes, finding love is about timing and for some people, their love timelines simply run on parallel.
Remember (Ji De)
Sometimes, love fades and no one exactly knows why. It hurts because once upon a time, you love that person. They’ll always have a place in your heart, but the type of love has changed.
Scrubbed Out (Ni Yao De Bu Shi Wo)
Have you been in love with somebody but didn’t act on it? You live in regret when you see them beaming with happiness without you by your side. This is for those who lost love even before it started.
Truth (Yuan Lai)
Sometimes, after a breakup, you look at the other party and wonder how they could move on so quickly. If you’ve ever thought that way, this song will speak to you.