Well friends, if you’ve wanted to increase your repertoire of songs to sing at Chinese banquets or KTV that will make your local friends swoon, this is one to try out! The post below is dated yesterday and there’s a song embedded in the wechat link. You can scroll down to read the lyrics (Chinese only) as it plays.
I’ll be honest, I don’t love the guy’s voice, and the song, while nostalgic, takes “cheesy” to a whole other level. That said, it mentions all the classic Hohhot icons and it would still win you friends to learn it 🙂
There are some great photos in the post, worth a scroll through even if you don’t listen to the whole song.
If you’re interested in another Hohhot song, you can look up “Hohhot Night” 呼和浩特的夜晚. It’s available on xiaomi music and I’m assuming any Chinese music player app. I haven’t found the song above on player apps yet.
Also, after listening to both songs it seems there a list of things that must be included when writing a song about Hohhot. Here are some of them.
- drinking alcohol
- the grasslands
- chi le chuan
- the sky
- romance (even better if it didn’t quite pan out)
- ding xiang (lilac trees)
- zhong shan lu, xin hua square, or other famous location
- bei zi, hot pot, or other famous food.
What else needs to be included to write a hit song about Hohhot? Leave your suggestions in the comments. Bonus points if you actually write song lyrics and leave them for us!