Friday, 3 May 2013
《新加坡派》(”Singapore Style“) and 《历史考试前夕》 (”The Eve of My History Examination“)
A few days ago, Ardon and I were chatting and somehow, we talked about these two songs 《新加坡派》 and 《历史考试前夕》, which roughly translate as "Singapore Style" and "The Eve of My History Examination" respectively. These two songs were written by 梁文福 (Liang Wenfu).
《新加坡派》 was written in 1990 and Ardon was saying that 《新加坡派》 was pure genius. Within a span of 3 minutes, it sang about the history of Singapore, from the 1960s to the 1990s. This MV from Youtube also shows some snapshots of those things he sang in the song.
You will notice that each sentence ends with a word that has the sound "ai" behind. Really rhymes.
《历史考试前夕》was a song written in 1987 and is about the History of China.
For this song, you will notice that each sentence ends with a word that has the sound "an" or "ang" behind. Brilliant!