Your Favorite Backstreet Boys Song Is Even Better In Chinese
By Arika Okrent
Dawen is a Taiwanese-American singer-songwriter whose videos of Mandarin translations of American pop songs gained him a huge YouTube following that has turned into a successful recording career in Taiwan. This version of "I Want It That Way" (with Jane Lui and Gerald Ko) was one of the hits that started him on his path to pop stardom. The simple, clear lyrics (with subtitles) are especially helpful to the student of Chinese.
Or if you want something faster-paced, and you're wondering how to say "Partying, Partying, Yeah!" in Chinese, check out his cover of Rebecca Black's "Friday."