Saturday, February 05, 2005

Vietnamese Music

Vietnamese music???

“Wherever you go, whatever you do, I will be right here waiting for you”…by Richard Marx…. That’s the kind of music that most Vietnamese people like. I am sure most foreigners would think all of these songs are crap and middle of the road but …….
You’d be surprised that, whoever you talk to, all of them know this music. They all love Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston and Celine Dion, even ZZ TOP. And, of course, I like these singers too. Maybe we are very sentimental or maybe these songs are easy to listen to and can be remembered after a few times.

Do not be surprised when Vietnamese ask you who are Fleet wood Mac, Dire Straits or Moby. But they know lots about Elton John, Phil Collins and many more….. You might wonder about their musical taste and I have wondered myself many times about that too. I realized that listening to such songs is the easiest way for us in general to study English. Another reason is that all the words are very simple and can be written down.

Maybe you think we are very romantic in our musical taste but that’s just the way it is.
Nowadays, there are lots of young people who like rock, rap and hip hop, but that’s not a high percentage of the whole population.

Hope this short message can help you avoid rolling your eyes whenever you asked a Vietnamese person who their favourite singer is. Just smile and say that’s NICE.


Anonymous said...

Chanced upon your blog! :) Really nice looking at the pictures and the links to other vietnam-related blogs. Me and my group of friends from NUS (singapore) went to vietnam this May on an immersion programme and had a wonderful time there (albeit the hot weather) and the pictures of food and scenes in ur blog really bring back nice memories. :)

Van Cong Tu said...

Thanks for such nice comment. If you ever comeback Viet Nam, do not hesitate contact me.

Vagabonder said...

Hehehhe, many of my friends also ask this question, and to be honest I also like romantic songs, recently James Blunt Cd isn't bad at all. I am sure many Vnese like them, too.

Thanks for commenting on my blog.


Van Cong Tu said...

Yes, I think lots of Vietnamese know that singer :)

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Hi there,
I was browsing through "Vietnamese music" through google search and somehow ended up here... an interesting site you've got. I wish i had known you when i was last in Vietnam, traveling from Saigon (i grew up with this name and it forever etched in my heart!) to Hanoi... and boy, was i hungry!! I am a vegetarian/vegan, and most of the time i found it extremely difficult to obtain veggie food and i happen to speak Vietnamese, not too badly! So, the challenge for you is to come up with some veggie hotspots for the whole of Vietnam :)))

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David said...

I love vietnamese music. I want to listen it.

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