Some oldies, some newbies, but all so good!
Growing up, I watched a lot of TVB dramas. I mean, A LOT. You name it, I probably watched it. So, it’s no surprise that some of my fondest drama memories is for TVB dramas. There have been so many great dramas throughout the years that are known for not only their memorable characters and stories, but also the classic theme songs.
With all that TVB-watching experience, I’ve come up with a list of my top 10 favorite TVB songs that feature not only a glimpse into some of my favorite songs, but also favorite dramas. You can be sure that I listen to all of these songs on the regular, and still love them as much now as when I first heard them. I hope you’ll be able to reconnect with a song/drama from the years past or find a new song to listen to!
Top 10 Favorite TVB Songs
10. Bowie Lam – 兒女/Children from War and Beauty (2004).
Listening to this makes me wish that I lived in a Chinese imperial palace and wear elaborate headdresses, but not the one in the drama because that was a no fun place. One out of 2 ain’t bad, right?
9. Andy Lau – 缺陷美/Flawed Beauty from Reaching Out (2001).
When one of Hong Kong’s Heavenly Kings lends his voice for a drama theme song, you know it’s gotta be good. Reaching Out might also be one of TVB’s most underrated gems.
8. Jacky Cheung & Kit Chan – 醇酒醉影/Country Spirit from Country Spirit (2001).
Another HK Heavenly King, another great song…but impossible to sing along! Anyone else really miss Gordon Lam in dramas?
7. Leo Ku – 義海豪情/No Regrets from No Regrets (2010).
There’s a pretty badass electric guitar solo midway through the song, but then again, this entire song/drama/cast was so epic and badass. Who knew Leo Ku could be so cool.
6. Raymond Lam – 忘記傷害/Forget the Pain from Survivor’s Law (2003).
A drama from when Raymond was still a baby, but his voice was already chocolatey smooth. Dark chocolate, of course.
5. Ron Ng – 紅蝴蝶/Red Butterfly from Rosy Business (2009).
Has Ron ever sound more beautiful and “gentle” than in this song? I think not. And when they would occasionally play this during the indirect sequel, No Regrets? ALL the feels.
4. Miriam Yeung – 快樂與哀愁/A Taste of Love from A Taste of Love (2001).
Someone please get me some fried rice in a crab shell because this was legit one of the greatest and most delicious dramas ever. Miriam’s song was also so good that it made Raymond (Ha Tou aka Shrimp Head!) fall in love with her.
3. Hacken Lee – 心計/Scheme of the Heart from Revolving Doors of Vengeance (2005).
“I’m incapable of letting go and unable to lose. But when I have the whole universe, I suddenly miss you.” Damn you’re good, Hacken. Revolving doors of vengeance…and love?
2. Eason Chan – 歲月如歌/Like a Song from Triumph in the Skies (2003).
So uplifting sounding, kind of like a plane taking off! Ha…get it? But in all seriousness, all I really do imagine are blue skies and white clouds when I listen to this song. Who’s excited for the movie version of Triumph?!
1. Susanna Kwan – 講不出聲/Speechless from Heart of Greed (2007).
I’ve saved the best for last because this is my favorite song for my favorite drama OF. ALL. TIME. Without a doubt, one of the best and most epic TVB dramas and songs ever. Everytime I listen to this song, I suddenly have the urge to act really melodramatically. Washing dishes melodramatically, walking down the street melodramatically, typing melodramatically, folding socks melodramatically, etc. You get my drift. Seriously, this is just SO good and Susanna’s a straight-up OG, of course.
Nancy Sit – 皆大歡喜/Everyone is Happy from Virtues of Harmony (2001).
Hey-yah-hey-yah-HEY-hey-yah-hey-yah-HEY! So many laughs.
Julian “Chilam” Cheung – 祝君好/Wish You Well from Return of the Cuckoo (2000).
Chor Gor Gor! Who’s excited for the Return of the Cuckoo movie?!
I also asked two of my best friends and fellow TVB-watchers what their all-time favorite songs are, and these are their picks. Check out that 17 year difference between the dramas! What can I say…we were practically raised on these dramas lol.
Joyce Lee – 真情細說 /A Kindred Spirit from A Kindred Spirit (1995).
Joey Yung – 連續劇/Drama Serial from A Hippocratic Crush/On Call 36 Hours (2012).
While this is only the top 10 of my favorite TVB songs, there’s a lot more songs out there that I love. Who knows…maybe this will just be part 1 of an ongoing series. After all, there are new dramas coming out all the time with new songs!
If you want to check out some of mine and Estelle’s favorite songs from other non-TVB dramas, take a look at our Drama OSTs & Songs Rankings.
What are some of your favorite TVB songs? List ’em in the comments below!