This week on a special Cover Songs Edition of the Asian Music Show, we’ll discover that music truly is the universal language! Hear Asian artists covering Western songs like CCR’s “Proud Mary” and fun.’s “We Are Young”, as well as Asian artists covering other Asian artists, and even some Western artists covering Asian songs!
Joanna Wang 王若琳 – “Lemon Tree” (Mandarin Chinese cover of the song by Fool’s Garden) (Amazon) (iTunes)
Love X Stereo – “Wave of Mutilation” (Cover of The Pixies song)
Hayley Westenra – “いつも何度でも / Always With Me” (English cover of the theme song of the Japanese anime movie Spirited Away)
Annie Lennox – “Keep on Loving You” (English cover of “ルージュ/ Lipstick” by Miyuki Nakajima 中島美雪)
Izzy – “Shima Uta / Island Song” (English cover of a famous Okinawa-style song)
Bobbi Kim & Buga Kingz – “물레방아 인생 / Waterwheel Life” (Cover of Cho Young Nam’s Korean cover of “Proud Mary” by Creedence Clearwater Revival)
Amei Zhang 张惠妹 – “排山倒海 / Topple the Mountains and Overturn the Seas” (Mandarin Chinese cover of “There You’ll Be” by Faith Hill)