Sally Yeh's movie songs

Sally Yeh's movie songs

Postby STSH » Mon Nov 21, 2005 10:28 pm

I'm a big fan of the matron of Cantopop, Sally Yeh.

I have one of her greatest hits tapes (the one with the purple cover). It's in storage, so I can't get at it atm.

However, I have been trying for years to identify all the songs on it. Most particularly, which of these songs belong to movies.

I know of two.

One is a re-recorded (and, unfortunately, very inferior) version of the love theme in Chinese GHost Story.

The other is the main theme from Peking Opera Blues.

Does anyone know of any other songs on this album, or elsewhere, which were used in movies ?

Also, Cantopop and movie music is a potentially popular topic.
How about a separate form for them ?
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Postby Brian Thibodeau » Mon Nov 21, 2005 11:11 pm

Also, Cantopop and movie music is a potentially popular topic.
How about a separate form for them ?


I'd say!

I'm all for that. My cantopop collection isn't huge, but it's sizeable. I don't usually know what they're singing, and sometimes I can only vaguely recall the movie in which I first heard a song, but I must confess to being moderately hooked on the stuff.

I'd also say that more than in any other cinema in the world (save perhaps India's), Hong Kong pop music and Hong Kong cinema are inextricably married as they often seem to trade in overblown emotion, syrupy-sweet melancholy, and chest-pounding pride. Often (though not always) you can suss out the emotions of a cantopop tune without ever needing to know the lyrics. Some would say this is because so much of it is sond-alike treacle, but I'd disagree.

One of the things that used to frustrate me about the old Asian cinema forums at Mobius was the automatic closing of threads when people would digress into discussions of cantopop - discussions about films from an industry where easily 75% of the top stars are bloody pop stars! Pretty sad the eggshells I used to have to walk on over there. One would quickly be informed that other sites existed for the discussion of Hong Kong music were one interested in such a discussion - and indeed they did, but the few I found were literally about the discussion of the music and decidedly NOT about how interwoven it is with Hong Kong film.

Personally, I'd welcome such an addition here. Not sure how much I could contribute since I'm not as good with album and song titles as many contibutors here, but I know what I like! :wink:
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Postby bkasten » Tue Nov 22, 2005 12:14 am

Seeing that my avatars are either Rain Li or Kelly Chan...and...I LOVE...

...well, you get the point. :D

So what should we title the new forum? "Hong Kong Music"?
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Postby dleedlee » Tue Nov 22, 2005 12:22 am

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Postby Brian Thibodeau » Tue Nov 22, 2005 1:09 am

So what should we title the new forum? "Hong Kong Music"?


Well, I like it...
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Postby STSH » Tue Nov 22, 2005 1:40 am

dleedlee wrote:
Does anyone know of any other songs on this album, or elsewhere, which were used in movies ?


From info culled from a.a-m over the years:


Thanks so much. Now, to trace the movies ..........
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Postby STSH » Tue Nov 22, 2005 1:41 am

Brian Thibodeau wrote:
So what should we title the new forum? "Hong Kong Music"?


Well, I like it...


My suggestion :
"Hong Kong Soundtracks and Songs"
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Postby bkasten » Tue Nov 22, 2005 9:42 pm

STSH wrote:
Brian Thibodeau wrote:
So what should we title the new forum? "Hong Kong Music"?


Well, I like it...


My suggestion :
"Hong Kong Soundtracks and Songs"


Anyone second that?
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Postby Brian Thibodeau » Tue Nov 22, 2005 9:43 pm

Well, I like that too... :wink:

A little more specific to the movies, as well.
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Postby STSH » Thu Nov 24, 2005 1:56 am

Good to see the new forum created.

How about moving this thread over to it ?
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Postby debaser88 » Tue Dec 06, 2005 6:57 pm

流金歲月 is one other song by Sally from the movie of the same name starring Maggie Cheung & Cherrie Chung from the 80's. It's a great song, one of my faves by Sally Yeh.
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Postby Brian Thibodeau » Tue Dec 06, 2005 11:36 pm

debaser88

Thanks for the song titles here and in your other thread. Those will help me expand my cantopop library.

And welcome to the forums.
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Postby tranquility » Sat Jan 06, 2007 6:33 pm

debaser88 wrote:流金歲月 is one other song by Sally from the movie of the same name starring Maggie Cheung & Cherrie Chung from the 80's. It's a great song, one of my faves by Sally Yeh.


do you have 流金歲月 <--? ^^;
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sally yeh web site

Postby stooges0 » Fri Apr 25, 2008 5:52 am

fyi:
for all who likes sally
there is a web site on her
http://www.sallyeh.net/

also

go to a search engine of your choice
search for sally yeh midi files

these are nothing buy music to all popular chinese songs there are many sally songs in midi (.mid) format available on the internet

you may want to search other stars midi while at it

hope this help
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