Have you got Beijing Olympic fever yet? I’ve noticed many are searching for “Wo he Ni” (aka, You and Me) Lyrics, so I decided to do another Olympic music post because I didn’t see many blogging about this.
Besides from You and Me, there’s the album, The Official Album for Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, which is a double-disc album that includes “Beijing Huan Ying Ni” (aka. Beijing Welcomes You), We Are Ready, and One World One Dream, Beijing Beijing Wo Ai Beijing… among other songs, performed by a broad variety of Chinese (and some other Asian) singers like… Jay Chou, Wei Wei, Joey Yung, Lee Hom Wang *dokidoki*, Jackie Chan, Coco Lee, Nicholas Tse and Andy Lau just to name a few~~~
Of course, the double-disc is filled with ‘patriotic’ and very Chinese-feeling songs, which is great because the Beijing Olympics are being held in China, damn it! LOL’ So what’s the need to create a mediocre ‘western’ version?? Yes, on my search for the Beijing Olympic songs, I came upon The Olympics Album – One World One Dream, which features singers like…. Avril Lavigne singing Keep Holding On (from the average, if not mediocre soundtrack of Eragon), the 2002 (yes, I said 2002) hit Get the Party Started by Pink, Backstreet Boys singing Helpless When She Smiles (what does this have to do with the Olympics??), Westlife singing Us Against the World, Waiting for the World to Change by John Mayer… and other artists.