Toki no Nagare ni Mi o Makase

  (Redirected from I Only Care About You)

"Toki no Nagare ni Mi o Makase" (時の流れに身をまかせ; meaning "Give yourself to the flow of Time") is a Japanese song by Taiwanese singer Teresa Teng.[1]

The original Japanese version "Toki no Nagare ni Mi o Makase" was the most popular song in Japan in 1986.[2] It is four minutes and fourteen seconds long,[3] and has a Mandarin version named "I Only Care About You" (Chinese: 我只在乎你; pinyin: Wǒ zhǐ zàihū nǐ).[4] It was composed by Takashi Miki, with lyrics by Toyohisa Araki. "I Only Care About You" became popular in mainland China after the Cultural Revolution.[5][6]

The song is well known in Asia and has been covered by musicians into the 21st century in Taipei and Kuala Lumpur.[7][8] In a 2010 survey conducted by the Teresa Teng Foundation to determine Teng's most popular hits, "I Only Care About You" received the second-most votes.[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Jie Jin Chinese Music - 2011 p126 "The songs of Teresa Teng, including Story of Little Town (Xiao Cheng Gu Shi), Sweetness (Tian Mi Mi) and I only Care about You (Wo Zhi Zai Hu Ni), were widely spread on the mainland. These pop songs from Hong Kong and Taiwan gave a ..."
  2. ^ "Chinese Pop Music History 20 Years Special - Teresa Teng (Part II)". english.cri.cn. April 5, 2007. Retrieved June 5, 2012.
  3. ^ "Wo Zhi Zai Ku Ni - Teresa Teng". allmusic.com. Retrieved June 22, 2012.
  4. ^ Lim Chia Ying. "Soprano Tan belts out Teresa Teng's numbers" Archived 2013-02-19 at Archive.today. thestar.com.my. September 27, 2010. Retrieved June 22, 2012.
  5. ^ Ma Yujia. "Chinese pop music since the 1980s". china.org.cn. December 8, 2008. Retrieved June 22, 2012.
  6. ^ Jie Jin (2011). Chinese Music. Cambridge University Press. p. 126.
  7. ^ David Chen. "Jazz for the musicians … but for the masses, too". taipeitimes.com. June 5, 2009. Retrieved June 22, 2012.
  8. ^ "Fans of Teresa Teng take nostalgia trip". thestar.com.my. September 6, 2010. Retrieved June 22, 2012.
  9. ^ "Teresa Teng fans vote for favorite songs". taipeitimes.com. April 10, 2010. Retrieved June 22, 2012.