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This page is dedicated to my top 10 lists for favorite Dave Wang songs broken up by category.  Since a large portion of his total musical output is still unavailable to me so far, these lists would likely change from time to time.  Of course the choices here only represent my personal preferences, and are by no means authoritative.

Abbreviations: 
c:  Cantonese
m: Mandarin
DW:  Dave Wang

 

Favorite music (by DW)


1. Her receding figure(m) / Who Understands the Heart of a Wanderer(c)
(ta de bei ying / shui ming lang zi xin)

2. Lying Lover(c) / I Can Tell You are Lying(m) (shuo huang de ai ren / wo neng gan jue ni zai shuo huang)

3. You are My Loving Torment (ni shi wo tong ku de zui ai) 

4. Annie(m) / Maybe(c) (an ni / ke neng)

5. Dark Space(m/c) (hei an de kong jian)

6. Renew Our Romance in Next Life(m) / Who am I Tomorrow(c) (lai sheng zai xu yuan / ming ri wo shi shui)

7. Heartache (m/c) (xin tong)

8. Wind and Fog (feng he wu)

9. Why seperate(c) / Why cry(m) (wei he fen li / wei he liu lei)

10. No Daybreak for Me (mei you li ming de wo)

 

Favorite lyrics (by DW)

1. I Need You (wo xu yao ni)  

2. Joke (xi yan)

3. Dreams will End (meng hui xing)

4. No Daybreak for Me (mei you li ming de wo)

5. Brotherly Love (shou zu qing shen)

6. Drifting Forever (yong yuan liu lang)

7. Heartache(m/c) (xin tong)

8. God is Crying too (shang di ye ku qi)

9. Dark Space (hei an de kong jian)

10. More Apart than United (ju shao li bie duo)

 

Favorite music (by other composers)

1. Lone Swan-Goose on Violent Sea(c) / All Alone Braving the Storm(m) (nu hai gu hong / du zi zai bao feng yu zhong) - by Chen Li Li


2. Missing These
(dian ji zhe yi xie) - by Wang Wen Qing

3. No Regret No Remorse (m) / Passer-by (c) (wu hui wu han / guo lu ren) - by Chen Da Li / Chen Xiu Nan 

4. Words from a Mute(c) / I Only Want a True Tomorrow (m) (ya ba de hua / wo zhi xiang yao yi ge zhen shi de ming tian) - by Li Zi Heng

5. Me(m) / Her(c) (wo / ta) - by Chen Da Li / Chen Xiu Nan

6. Always Believe in Love(m) / No Regret in This Life(c) (yong yuan xiang xin ai qing / jin sheng wu hui) - by Ismail Iskano

7. Hero's Tears(m) / Lock Me Up for Life(c) (ying xiong lei / feng suo wo yi sheng) - by Chen Da Li

8. For Love, Dreaming My Whole Life(m) / Genius or Idiot for Past Romance(c) (wei le ai meng yi sheng / tian cai bai chi wang ri qing) - by Xu Guan Jie

9. A Game, A Dream(m) / How much heartache, how much infatuation(c) (yi chang you xi yi chang meng / ji fen shang xin ji fen chi) - by Wang Wen Qing

10. Alone Late at Night (c) / If You Really Care about Me(m) (shen xiao zhong yi ge ren / ru guo ni zhen de zai hu wo) - by Chen Xiu Nan

 

Favorite mandarin lyrics (by other lyricists)

1. Coming Home (hui jia) - by Liu Yu Rui

2. Hero's Tears (ying xiong lei) - by Liu Yu Rui

3. Missing These (dian ji zhe yi xie) - by Wang Wen Qing

4. Having You in This World (hong chen you ni) - by Li Zi Heng

5. Rather Give up Freedom (qing yuan bu zi you) - by Ding Xiao Wen

6. Migratory Bird (hou niao) - by Li Zi Heng

7. Heartache 1999 (shang xin 1999) - by Chen Jing Nan

8. No Regrets No Remorse (wu hui wu han) - by Chen Da Li

9. Looking Back at Distant Dreams (hui shou meng yi yuan) - by Chen Da Li

10. Lonely Pigeon (ji mo zhi ge) - by Li Zi Heng

 

Favorite vocal performances

1. Lone Swan-Goose on Violent Sea (c) / All Alone Braving the Storm (m) (nu hai gu hong / du zi zai bao feng yu zhong)

2. Words from a Mute(c) / I Only Want a True Tomorrow (m) (ya ba de hua / wuo zhi xiang yao yi ge zhen shi de ming tian)

3. Renew Our Romance in Next Life (m) / Who am I Tomorrow (c) (lai sheng zai xu yuan / ming ri wo shi shui)

4. Asian Orphans (ya xi ya de gu er)

5. Brotherly Love (shou zu qing shen)

6. Loving You is Like Loving Myself (ai ni xiang ai wo zi ji)

7. Dark Space (hei an de kong jie)

8. I Can Tell You are Lying (wo neng gan jue ni zai shuo huang)

9. No Daybreak for Me (mei you li ming de wo)

10. Throwing Away (pao qi)

 

Favorite Cantonese lyrics (by other lyricists)

1. Lone Goose-Swan on Violent Sea (nu hai gu hong) - by Pan Wei Yuan 

2. Lying Lover (shuo huang de ai ren) - by Lin Xi

3. God is Crying Too (shang di ye ku qi) - by Chen Shao Qi

4. Who Understands the Heart of a Wanderer (shui ming lang zi xin) - by Pan Yuan Liang

5. Passer-by (guo lu ren) - by Xiao Mei

6. No Regret in This Life (jin sheng wu hui) - by Lu Guo Zhan

7. Words of a Mute (ya ba de hua) - by Zhang Guang An

8. Cheer (wan sui) - by Lin Min Cong

9. Farewell (kuo bie) - by Ka Long

10. Why Seperate (wei he fen li) - by Pan Wei Yuan

 

Favorite Up-Tempo Songs

1. When Will We Meet Again (xia ci de xiang feng zai shen mo shi hou) - lyrics: Chen Le Rong; music: Ricky Ho

2. I Want You to Take Care for Me (wo yao ni wei wo zhen xi) - lyrics & music: DW

3. Those Days of Blood, Tears and Sweat (na duan xue lei han de ri zi) - lyrics: Chen Le Rong; music: Iskandar Ismail

4. Don't Want to Say More (bu yuan zai duo shuo) - lyrics & music:  DW 

5. Never Look Back (yong yuan bu hui tou) - lyrics: Chen Le Rong; music: Chen Zhi Yuan

6. Wind (feng) - lyrics: Jiang Dong Liang; music: Iskandar Ismail

7. Light a Fire for You (wei ni sheng dui huo) - lyrics & music: DW

8. Who Can Love Me til the End of the World (shui neng gou ai wo dao tian chang di jiu) - lyrics:  Chen Le Rong; music: Chen Da Li, Chen Xiu Nan

9. Love Ends (qing que) - lyrics: Wu Xiong; music: Li Shi Xian

10. The Girl from the Year 5800(m) / Farewell(c) (5800 nian de ta / kuo bie) - lyrics:  DW(m), Ka Long(c); music: DW

 

 

 

 

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