Thursday, August 9, 2007

We Are Ready

This is the most searched keyword on Yahoo China today, 604,400 searches in one day.

This is in fact the name of the official theme song for the 2008 Beijing Olympic one-year Countdown celebration. Note that it's just for the countdown meaning there will be another song for the actual Olympic Games cum 08/08/08, which is a good thing, because the song is really so not ready.

Watch the MV of "We Are Ready", performed by 133 pop singers from the Greater China (ie, China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. But actually, most of them are Chinese singers, only Elva Hsiao is from Taiwan and the HK team only has Joey Yung, Gigi Leung and Alan Tam). You can catch glimpse of singers we have previously discussed such as Li Yuchun and Zhang Liangying.


Maybe it's just me, I am really turned off by any happy-go-lucky, done-for-the-public-good, everybody-is-a-nice-guy kind of songs sung in the "We Are The World" format. Because they are just so pretentious and usually not even pleasing to the ears. In fact, I don't even know if the Olympic Games are so meaningful anymore. There are still wars, famine, racial discrimination and nuclear weapons no matter how many Olympics Games we have. Really, the last Olympics that made me excited was the 1984 L.A. one, and I have grown bitter and jaded since then......

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