This music video was uploaded onto Youku 5 months ago, but it gained more attention from Chinese netizens when it appeared on CCTV a few days ago. It features a group of foreigners in Beijing rapping “A Beijing Love Song” (“给北京的情歌”).
Extremely extremely extremely fresh
Everyone put up your hands
Are you ready?
Every morning I wake up to your voices
I’m full of excitement towards this city
Beijing’s spirit and atmosphere is difficult to describe in words
I will always remember you, please don’t forget me
Yangrouchuanr [lamb skewer/kebab] is my old companion
I chat with beautiful women every day
Peking Duck, let’s have one more piece
I especially like the Beijing dialect/accent
Chaoyang District, you are the most niubi
Haidian District, I want to learn more about you
The big secret between us
I think you are so amazing
Every day attending class in the university
Riding bicycles no matter where I go
Yanjing Beer is the best
My life here is very happy
At Houhai, I have a lot of fun
At the Beijing Workers Stadium we are all flying
Pretty girls think I am extremely handsome
I really can’t bear to leave
First, second, third ring, no matter where you are
Let’s all sing this song (Louder)
Fourth, fifth, sixth ring, no matter where you are
Let’s all sing this song
Comments from NetEase:
Hehe, I’d like to see, what would fenqing say if a Chinese person were to wave around another country’s flag?
With food, drink, and girls but without having to worry about housing prices, stock prices, or food prices, of course they’d be feel things are great.
A good song, much better than those overly sentimental songs coming out of the music industry these days.
[Their] Chinese is very good, with a Beijing accent. I must learn from you guys, I too must learn and speak good English!
Don’t raise the Chinese flag as you please! There’s a difference from your nation/country! We normally only raise it when resisting forced demolitions! Raising this flag doesn’t mean you guys are very Chinese!
I’ve discovered that laowai don’t know where to put their hands.
Comments from Youku:
Is China’s flag something you can just play around with?
It’s really quite good.
CCTV broadcasted this today, I came online to find the video, it’s not bad, jia you!
Niu, China, everyone come learn Chinese.
[Their] putonghua truly is good, more proper than many Chinese people, haha. The song is also very nice. Support!
You guys can sing very well, but can you guys not be so handsome?
Very cute/adorable. The lyrics were very adorable. The tune was very adorable. The young guys were very adorable. Everything was very adorable.
They’re studying music production, right? The MV [music video] and music production were all very good. Listen carefully to the musical elements they used, they were very good, probably made by experts.
I…I actually understood [what they are saying], hahahaha… Their Chinese pronunciation is very good.
I wish all laowai could speak Chinese! In the future, Chinese will be an international common language/universal language…
What do you think?
Tired of yangrouchuanr… Personals @ chinaSMACK.