Teresa Teng - Stranger 异乡人 - 邓丽君 1973

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Teresa is most fondly remembered for her beautiful tender ballads and love songs. All of these songs can be found with both their Chinese and English titles. Therefore my Teresa uploads focus on her early 70s songs, some of which are not shown with their English titles. These songs tend to show her uptempo style from her teenage years, which I find as engaging as her better known later recordings. "Stranger" is a vibrant song, showing her full vocal dexterity and dynamism. She sang all types of songs with equal expertise and feeling, and in several different languages.

Teresa Teng, Teng Li-Chun, was born in Baozhong, Yunlin County, Taiwan, to a mainland Chinese family from Hebei on January 29, 1953. By the age of 18, Teresa had already recorded 21 albums, having started as a 14-year-old in 1967. Teresa sang all types of songs with equal expertise and feeling, and in several different languages. She truly deserved the accolades she received, and although she only lived for 42 years, she left us with the most beautiful of treasures. I like this tribute particularly.

"She has left us for 16 years, but her smile, song and dance are still alive among Chinese people and touch the softest chord of our souls. When we listen to her songs and respond from the bottom of our heart, we find that she is already a part of our life". Teresa influenced Chinese society so much as a singer that she was honored by the expression "Anywhere there are Chinese people, there are Teresa Teng's songs". In 2010, American program CNN conducted an online poll called the "Top Five Global Music Icons". Teresa, along with Leslie Cheung, was selected for the Top 20 world famous prominent singers in the past 50 years. Quite simply, she was unique.
Mandarin
踏着沉重的脚步
走向我人生的旅途
何处有我的幸福
何处有我的归宿
望着那茫茫的天涯路
滴下了几颗的泪珠
English Translation
Inspired by the heavy footsteps
Towards the journey of my life
Where my happiness
Where I belong
Looking at that vast Wandering Road
Dropping a few tears
Pinyin
Tàzhe chénzhòng de jiǎobù
Zǒuxiàng wǒ rénshēng de lǚtú
Hé chù yǒu wǒ de xìngfú
Hé chù yǒu wǒ de guīsù
Wàngzhe nà mángmáng de tiānyá lù
Dīxiàle jǐ kē de lèizhū

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