‘My Best Love’ by Aska Yang (and Michelle Pan)

Aska Yang aka Yang Zongwei on I Am A Singer

Aska Yang aka Yang Zongwei on I Am A Singer

《最爱》 “My Best Love” is the theme song of the 1986 Taiwanese movie 《最爱》 Passion starring 张艾嘉 Sylvia Chang aka Zhang Aijia and 林子祥 George Lam aka Lin Zixiang.

The song was originally sung by Taiwanese singer 潘越云 Michelle Pan aka Pan Yueyun and included in her 1986 album 《旧爱新欢》 New Love/Old Love, but became popular again after 杨宗纬 Aska Yang aka Yang Zongwei sang it on the April 5th semi-finals of the I Am A Singer reality singing competition that’s currently popular on Chinese television. Aska Yang went on to win that episode, with the finals being this Friday.

At time of translation, this song had 62,349 listens on popular Chinese online music streaming service Xiami, with videos of his performance on popular Chinese video streaming service Youku having as many as 630,925 views, as Chinese netizens went online to re-experience his rendition.

Music Video:

Composer: Jonathan Lee/Li Zongsheng
Lyrics: Zhong Xiaoyang, Zheng Guojiang
Singer: Aska Yang/Yang Zongwei

Lyrics (Original Chinese, Pinyin Romanization, and English Translation):


hóng yán ruò shì zhǐ wèi yí duàn qíng
If a young person is committed to only one relationship

jiù ràng yì shēng zhǐ wèi zhè duàn qíng
then let the whole life exist for this relationship,

yì shēng zhǐ ài yí gè rén
a whole life of loving one person,

yí shì zhǐ huái yì zhǒng chóu
a lifetime of embracing only one kind of [romantic] sorrow.

xiān xiān xiǎo shǒu ràng nǐ wò zhe
Allow this delicate hand to be held by you

bǎ tā wò chéng nǐ de xiù
Hold it until it becomes your sleeve [indicating the wish to become inseparable]

xiān xiān xiǎo shǒu ràng nǐ wò zhe
Allow the delicate hand to be held by you

解你的愁 你的忧
jiě nǐ de chóu nǐ de yōu
[Let it] unravel your sorrow, your worries


zì gǔ duō yú hèn de shì wǒ
[The romantic,] since ancient times, tend to have plenty of regrets. That’s me.

[Note: “Since ancient times, (the romantic) tend to have plenty of regrets” is probably from a poem in Qing Dynasty novelist 魏子安 Wei Zi’an’s 《花月痕》Traces of Flowers and the Moon, 多情自古空余恨,好梦由來最易醒 “The romantic, since ancient times, the romantic tend to have plenty of regrets, good dreams are always easy to wake up from.”]

qiān jīn huàn yí xiào de shì wǒ
A thousand pieces of gold in exchange for one smile. That’s me [meaning I am willing to give a thousand pieces of gold in exchange for your smile].

shì shì fēi fēi ēn ēn yuàn yuàn dōu shì wǒ
Right and wrong, gratitude and resentment. All is on me [I’m responsible for everything and all emotions.]

zhǐ yǒu nà gǎn dòng de shì wǒ
The only one who is moved is me

zhǐ yǒu nà gǎn dòng de shì nǐ
The only one who is moved is you

shēng lái wèi le rèn shí nǐ zhī hòu
I came to this world only to know you

yǔ nǐ fēn lí
and then part with you

yǐ qián wàng le gào sù nǐ
In the past, I forgot to tell you

zuì ài de shì nǐ
The one I love the most is you

xiàn zài xiǎng qǐ lái
Now I think of it

zuì ài de shì nǐ
The one I love the most is you
hóng yán nán miǎn duō qíng
Young people are inevitably romantic

nǐ jìng hé wǒ yí yàng
I didn’t expect you to be the same as I am

Michelle Pan aka Pan Yueyun’s Version (MP3):

Michelle Pan aka Pan Yueyun 1986 album New Love/Old Love

Sylvia Chang aka Zhang Aijia‘s version (She was the director and leading actress of the movie Passion):

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Written by Rensi

A translator of trending Chinese Internet humor and Chinese pop music.

  • MonkeyMouth

    sofa. gay song. gay lyrics

    • donscarletti

      Wow, after 6 hours, someone finally claimed the sofa here. These song lyric topics always make me anxious, just seeing the sofa there, not knowing who’s flabby, disfigured backside is going to land there, tense.

      Anyway. Well done man, you’ve earned it!

      P.S. Yes, song is shit, terribly shit even. Please bring more Wang Feng or Zhou Jielun, kthanksbye.

      • MonkeyMouth

        this sofa is just a ktv sofa… seen more ass than my toilet seat….and smells a tad worse

  • Bugs Bunny

    do not put this kinda meaningless pop songs here any more.
    i hope you can put some real songs.
    汪峰,尚雯婕,海龟先生,安与骑兵…they do make good music with good style, not so similar as other singers.
    i guess your a very young kid, one day , you will understand what real good music should be.

    • Panda Banana


  • linette lee

    I don’t know these singers.

    I heard a few songs from Christine Fan Wei Qi (范瑋琪). She is pretty with a good voice. She also write songs.

    Christine Fan Wei Qi (范瑋琪)


  • a little love song now and then is good. So I can learn these cheesy phrases that young Chinese girls fall for. Thanks Rensi.

  • riotgames

    Sina Weibo @Guanyuzhizi


  • Sam

    I liked it!