Sunday, 19 March 2017

My 1980 Jianghu (Gongwu) OST list

I told Hannah a while ago that I was listening to a compilation of 1980 Jianghu/Gongwu Original Soundtracks from iTunes. Hannah asked me for the list, but I haven’t got around to it until now.



Hope you find it useful. I'm sure Spotify etc can also provide you with this list. Let me know what else to add, I’m most interested in the TVB 1980s songs. I’ll also update this list as I find ‘new’ songs to add (I want to add the Foundation songs etc). The detailed songs (with Chinese characters to copy-paste) are after the break. All songs are in Cantonese.



  1. Laughing Mountains and Rivers 笑踏河山 (The New Adventures of Chor Lau Heung 1984 Opening Theme by Roman Tam and Liza Wang
  2. Invincible Courage 勇者無敵 (Yang’s Saga Opening Theme) by Leslie Cheung
  3. Only You in My Heart 心中祗有你 (Fallen Family 1985 Ending Theme) by Leslie Cheung & Susanna Kwan
  4. Who Has the Sword? 劍伴誰在 (Heaven Sword and Dragon Sabre 1986 Opening Theme) by Tony Leung and Anita Mui
  5. Sword Tenderness 劍胆柔情 (The New Adventures of Chor Lau Heung 1984 Ending Theme) by Roman Tam and Liza Wang
  6. Iron Blood and Loyal Heart 鐵血丹心 (Legend of Condor Heroes 1983 OST 1) by Roman Tam and Jenny Tseng
  7. The Peach Blossoms Open 桃花開 (Legend of Condor Heroes 1983, the Peach Blossom Island theme) by Roman Tam and Jenny Tseng
  8. You’re the Best in the World 世間始終你好(Legend of Condor Heroes 1983 OST 3) by Roman Tam and Jenny Tseng
  9. Flying Fox of the Snowy Mountain  雪山飛狐 Opening Theme by David Lui and Susanna Kwan
  10. Shanghai Beach (Shanghai Tan) 上海灘 (The Bund 1980 OST) by Frances Yip
  11. Shanghai Beach (Shanghai Tan) 上海灘 (The Bund 1980 OST) by Andy Lau
  12. A Floating Dream 浮生若夢 (Fallen Family 1985 Opening Theme) by Leslie Cheung
  13. Willing to Take on Love 肯去承擔愛 (Legend of Condor Heroes 1983, Yeung Hong and Mok Nimchi theme) by Jenny Tseng
  14. Who Can Change 誰可改變 (Fearless Duo 1984 Opening Theme) by Alan Tam
  15. Chor Lau Heung 楚留香 (Chor Lau Heung 1979 Opening Theme) by Michael Kwan
  16. Chor Lau Heung 楚留香 (Chor Lau Heung 1979 Opening Theme) by Adam Cheng

Update 12 April 2017

Some readers have asked me a more detailed method to obtain those songs from either iTunes or Spotify. While I haven't been able to work on the Spotify bit, I tried just now with iTunes, and the following method works.

You just need to copy and paste the Chinese characters of the song title to iTunes library, and then it will come up with some selections. For instance, I used Song #1 (Chor Lau Heung 1984 opening theme) and copy-paste the characters 笑踏河山 to Apple Music search bar, and I got the screen shot below.




All the best. Will try working on the Spotify when I have some free time...

2 comments:

kimberly ly-c said...

Thank you! Growing up, I watched HK series in Vietnamese dubbed, idk why it's so difficult to come across now days. But I remember the 80's had the best themesongs!!!! I'm glad some of them are spotify, the sucky part is that most of the songs are in chinese characters and I can't read them.

If you're on spotify, can you email me your username? I'd love to follow your playlist.

Aloha,
Kimberly

Icha said...

Hi Kim,

I'm on Spotify but I don't put these songs in my Spotify, mostly because it's somehow easier to find it in iTunes than Spotify. When I do put them on Spotify, I'll let you know. Drop me your email at southernriver74 at gmail dot com so I can inform you about it.