Shanghai metropolis under the night curtain of the Republic of China
Chinese Name: 夜上海
English Name: Shanghai Night, Ye Shang Hai, Nightlife in Shanghai
Composer: Chen Gexin陈歌辛
Lyricist: Fan Yanqiao范烟桥
Original Singer: Zhou Xuan周璇
The song “Shanghai Night” is a famous song sung by Zhou Xuan, a well-known golden voice singer. This is a classic song, Even after more than 70 years, it still always be remembered by people. This is a truly immortal masterpiece.
Story of “Shanghai Night”
“Shanghai Night” is the film music in the 1947 Hong Kong film “An All-Consuming Love长相思”.
The song was covered by many singers. Such as Yi Nengjing, Cai Qin, Yang Lan, Xiao Yaxian. It is recognized as a classic work in the Chinese music world. It is also Zhou Xuan’s most representative Chinese song.
In the winter of the 35th year of the Republic of China (1946), Zhou Xuan arrived in Hong Kong by plane at the invitation of Jiang Boying, the boss of Hong Kong Greater China film company. Everlasting longing for each other in January 7th, Zhou Xuan appeared in Hongkong on 1947. She co stars with the comfort and Bai Shen in the black and white story of the thirty-six seasons, playing the role of Gu Xiangmei. He also sang film episodes such as “In Love”, “Shanghai Night”, among which “Night Shanghai” spread in Chinese society after its launch, and this song has also become the most famous representative work of Zhou Xuan.
Lyrics of ” Shanghai Night ”
Night Shanghai, night Shanghai
You are a city that never sleeps
The Light up
The music rang
Sing and dance to extol the good times
I saw her
Who knows she’s depressed
All for food
Everyone gets drunk when he is not drunk
Wasted his youth
The dawn is hazy
Everybody go back
The heart follows the wheel of rotation
Don’t have a new environment
As if wakening from a dream