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The Golden Rock song of the day - 4/6/07

Today’s song of the day comes all the way from the 1990 album “You’re the Only One,” when her name was still Shirley Wong. That album contained three cover tracks, and this is the biggest hit. Originally “Superwoman” by Karyn White from 1989, it’s Faye Wong’s “Thanks to Him.”

Why? Next to the fact that Faye Wong hasn’t even released an album in about 4 years now, it’s even more rare to hear her going into R&B territory. The lyrics are also a vast improvement in terms of style since it no longer tries to cram in a bunch of words into the melody, even though it becomes just another Cantopop break-up song in the end. Although listening to the original does ruin Faye’s rendition when you realize Faye just simply does everything Karyn does in the original. Still, it’s rare to hear the queen of the falsetto in Asian pop to do American Idol-style scream-sing, which makes this song rewarding enough already.

Here’s the original.

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