Teresa Teng (鄧麗君) Lullaby Mix CD Playlist

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When my daughter was still small enough to comfortably sleep on my lap, I found that Teresa Teng's music was great for helping me rock her to sleep, so I made a mix CD for her.  These are the songs I included, with YouTube video links (and my crappy title translations):

  1. 甜密密tián mì mì / Sweet Secret
  2. 酒醉的探戈jiǔ zuì di tàn ge / Drunk Tango
  3. 夜來香yè lái xiāng / Tuberose
  4. 我只在乎你wǒ zhǐ zài hu nǐ / I Only Care About You
  5. 愛人ài ren / Lover
  6. 償還cháng huán / Repay
  7. 原鄉情濃yuán xiāng qíng nóng / Original Country Nostalgia
  8. 又見炊煙yòu jiàn chuī yān / And See Smoke
  9. 情人的關懷qíng rén di guān huái / Valentine's Care
  10. 恰似你的温柔qià sì nǐ di wēn róu / Just Like Your Tenderness
  11. 雲泃yún jū / Clouds [1]
  12. 詩意shī yì / Poetry
  13. 難忘的初戀情人nán wàng de chū liàn qíng rén / Unforgettable First Close Sweetheart
  14. 想你想斷腸xiǎng nǐ xiǎng duàn cháng / I Miss You, I'm Heartbroken
  15. 襟裳岬jīn cháng jiǎ / Cape Erimo [2]
  16. 世界多美麗shì jiè duō měi lì / How Beautiful The World Is
  17. 昨夜夢醒時zuó yè mèng xǐng shí / Wake Up Last Night's Dream
  18. 水上人shuǐ shàng rén / Aquatic People
  19. 月亮代表我的心yuè liàng dài biǎo wǒ de xīn / The Moon Represents My Heart
  20. 多情的玫瑰duō qíng de méi guī / Passionate Roses
  21. 要去遥遠的地方yào qù yáo yuǎn dì dì fāng / I Want To Go To Distant Places
  22. 從今日起cóng jīn rì qǐ / From Today Onward

This worked great until “the terrible twos” kicked into overdrive as my daughter approached the age of 3 years and she started to throw extreme tantrums at bed time.  (My wife and I think her fussiness was due to her having enormously large tonsils, causing her to not sleep well and therefore be extra cranky when tired.  Since getting her tonsils out, she has been sleeping much better and throwing fewer fits.)

Although this music no longer puts my daughter to sleep, as she now prefers being carried on a walk through the cool night air when restless, she still likes to dance to it.

Chinese music doesn't work as well with my infant son as he seems to prefer Korean, specifically Roller Coaster's first and second albums.

  1. 雲泃yún jū is commonly spelled using the simplified form of 云泃yún jū.
  2. Cape Erimo is in Hokkaidō, Japan.