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Top 10 KTV Mandarin songs in Taiwan

18-year-old song by Jay Chou is No. 7 on list, Mandopop from China dominates

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Cover for "Red Scarf" by WeiBird. (YouTube, WeiBird screenshot)

Cover for "Red Scarf" by WeiBird. (YouTube, WeiBird screenshot)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The latest list of the top 10 most popular Mandarin songs in Taiwan includes a few surprises, such as the fact that an 18-year-old song by Jay Chou is No. 7, many tunes were made in China, and an Indigenous youth is rapping his way up.

While checking the latest list of the top 10 most popular KTV Mandopop songs in Taiwan, a PTT user noticed that an old Jay Chou (周杰倫) song is No. 7 on the list. The song is "Step Aside" (擱淺), which was first released in 2004.

The list is based on the 10 most ordered songs at Party World KTV clubs in Taiwan for Oct. 25-31. The PTT member also observed that half of the songs are by artists from China.

Chinese singer Xiao Ah Qi (小阿七) seized the No. 1 spot with her song "Once upon a time" (從前說)​​​​. In second place was "Red Scarf" (如果可以) by WeiBird (韋禮安), followed by Power Station's (動力火車) "Love me true" (我很好騙), Zhang Yuan's (張遠) "Jia Bin" (嘉賓), Ren Ran's (任然) "Fei Niao He Chan" (飛鳥和蟬) rounding out the top five.

In sixth place was Crowd Lu's (盧廣仲) "Your Name Engraved Herein" (刻在我心底的名字), followed by the aforementioned "Step Aside" by Jay Chou, and Jing Long's (井朧) "Bu Shan" (不刪). In ninth place was the rap song "50 Yuan Betel nut" (50元的檳榔) by Taiwanese Indigenous rapper CZ Dogg (潮州土狗), who is of Atayal and Paiwan descent.

Taking the 10th spot was A Rong (阿冗) with his song "Yu Wo Wu Guan" (與我無關).