Jolin tops 2018 HitFM “Keep Playing” Top 100 Singles; English translation for song 新年抖来咪 Happy New Year Do Re Mi / Jolin se classe 1ère du top 100 singles “Keep Playing” 2018 de HitFM ; traduction française pour la chanson 新年抖来咪 Happy New Year Do Re Mi

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🇬🇧 Yesterday, HitFM (Taiwan’s biggest radio station) revealed its yearly top 100 singles. People could vote online since the end of December/early January.

And 怪美的 Ugly Beauty got #1 !!! It’s Jolin’s fifth #1 in HitFM Top 100 singles since her debut !

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Joined by phone, Jolin said that she was in a meeting, there will be a “new project“…

Later she posted on Facebook and Weibo to thank all fans for these results !

“It’s year-end dinner time !
Also don’t forget to watch 腦公 Hubby MV !
Today has really been great, besides Eternal Music’s year-end dinner, I also got 1st place in HitFM Top 100 Singles !
Thank you darlings for your precious gold fingers !!
Older sister still thinks it’s hard to believe !!
I believe that everyone who participated, requested the song on radio, downloaded it, or purchased it, must be even more excited !!
Thank you once again, your delaying sister and Ugly Beauty’s team will land~
Older sister will definitely cherish even more every opportunity to produce an album and every opportunity to meet you as well !!
Thank you thank you thank you ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️”

Previous HitFM rankings

#99 We Are One – Hardwell feat. Jolin Tsai
#25 I Wanna Know – Alesso feat. Jolin Tsai
#52 EGO-HOLIC – Starr Chen feat. Jolin Tsai
#1 PLAY我呸
#8第三人稱 The Third Person And I
#15 旅程 Journey
#2 大藝術家
The Great Artist
#10 詩人漫步
Wandering Poet
#24 Dr. Jolin
#1 美人計
Honey Trap
#20 無言以對 Nothing left to say
#55 玩愛之徒
Love Player
#10 花蝴蝶 Butterfly
大丈夫 Real Man
#7 I Won’t Last A Day Without You
#1 日不落
Sun Will Never Set
#14 特務 J Agent J
#27 In My Arms – Kylie Minogue feat. Jolin
#41 愛無赦
Bravo Lover
#1 今天妳要嫁給我
Marry Me Today – David Tao & Jolin
#3 假裝
#14 馬德里不思議 A Wonder In Madrid
#33 舞孃
Dancing Diva
#46 唯舞獨尊
Dancing Forever
#2 天空
#26 野蠻遊戲 J-Game
#55 真命天子 Destined Guy – Show Luo feat. Jolin
#65 睜一隻眼 閉一隻眼
Overlooking purposely
#8 就是愛
It’s love
#61 招牌動作 Signature gesture
#78 愛情三十六計 36 tricks of love
#3 說愛你
Say I Love You
看我72變 Watch my 72 changes
#65 布拉格廣場
Prague Square
#30 你還愛我嗎 Do You Still Love Me
#94如果不想要 If You Don’t Want To
#17 Don’t Stop
#30 我知道你很難過 I know you’re feeling blue

On another note, an English translation for 新年抖来咪 Happy New Year Do Re Mi is now available !

Jolin performs songs from UGLY BEAUTY at the KKBOX Music Awards & signing session in Kaohsiung, invites Dee Hsu to star in 紅衣女孩 Lady In Red MV ! / Jolin interprète des chansons d’UGLY BEAUTY aux KKBOX Music Awards & à une séance d’autographes à Kaohsiung, invite Dee Hsu à jouer dans le clip de 紅衣女孩 Lady In Red !

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🇬🇧 Jolin performed several songs from UGLY BEAUTY at the KKBOX Music Awards last Saturday in Taipei !

惡之必要 Necessary Evil (intro)
甜祕密 Sweet Guilty Pleasure
怪美的 Ugly Beauty
腦公 Hubby

She declared there that she has been very busy with the new album’s promotion, she’s tired and caught a cold as well.
As a consequence, she intends to get rest for 2 weeks at the end of January. She will celebrate Chinese New Year (February 5th) with her mom in Taipei.

Jolin hopes to shoot all MVs this year and also start the new tour before the end of 2019.

On the next day she held a signing session for UGLY BEAUTY in Kaohsiung, where she performed 腦公 Hubby, 消極掰 Life Sucks, and 怪美的 Ugly Beauty !

► 腦公 Hubby – 9:52
► 消極掰 Life Sucks – 57:19
► 怪美的 Ugly Beauty – 1:05:20

徐熙娣 Dee Hsu (aka 小S Xiao S) will appear in 紅衣女孩 Lady In Red MV !
She declared: “I’m under pressure !” And added: “Actually, I regret a bit taking this role, for this work, I am now starting to eat hard-boiled eggs !”
She keeps asking her staff: “How do I look ?”, and after listening to everyone’s praise, her confidence comes back: “The old lady is fighting !”

Jolin’s agent, Tom Wang, stated: “Thank you for your concern. Xiao S has always been an artist that Jolin likes very much. We are also looking forward to great work happening!”

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Jolin releases MV (w/ English subs) & making for 腦公 Hubby: discover all references to HK movies ! / Jolin dévoile le clip (avec sous-titres anglais) et le making de 腦公 Hubby : découvrez toutes les références aux films hongkongais !

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🇬🇧 腦公 Hubby MV by director Jeff Chang (特務J Agent J, 電話皇后 Phony Queen MV) has been revealed yesterday, its making has been posted several hours later !

It’s inspired by classic HK movies of the 80s & 90s, such as 賭神 God of Gamblers, 與龍共舞 Dances with Dragon, 破壞之王 Love on Delivery, and 暫時停止呼吸 Mr Vampire.
Some classic scenes from these movies are reenacted in the MV where actors 吳君如 Sandra Ng and 鄭愷 Zheng Kai also stars.

Jolin plays the daughter of 酒令茶餐廳* Jiu Ling Tea Restaurant‘s owner, 吳君如 Sandra Ng a “marriage goddess”, and 鄭愷 Zheng Kai the “hubby”.

*酒令 Jiu Ling is Jolin’s nickname, 茶餐廳 is a kind of restaurant commonly found in HK.

MV Making

I tried to make a list of all HK movies’ references made in the MV, check them out below !

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Jolin performs 玫瑰少年 Womxnly and 腦公 Hubby at signing session, talks about 甜祕密 Sweet Guilty Pleasure for POP radio, reveals the meaning of every UGLY BEAUTY song in new video / Jolin chante 玫瑰少年 Womxnly et 腦公 Hubby pendant une séance d’autographes, parle de 甜祕密 Sweet Guilty Pleasure pour POP radio, dévoile le sens de chaque chanson d’UGLY BEAUTY dans une nouvelle vidéo

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Yesterday Jolin was in Taipei for the 1st signing session of UGLY BEAUTY.

Besides performing 玫瑰少年 Womxnly at the beginning and 腦公 Hubby at the end of the event, Jolin had lots of interaction with fans.

Her mother (and Whoohoo) also made a special appearance for a surprise orchestrated by Jolin for her birthday ! Fans sang “Happy Birthday” to her.

On January 15th, Jolin has been interviewed by POP radio.


  • Jolin’s new song “甜祕密 Sweet Guilty Pleasure” is talking boldly and explicitly about lust. She thinks that this is healthy and does not have to be taboo. She said that many people do not know their own body, they rely on guessing, and exaggerated acting. “How can I feel comfortable ?” Jolin said: “There must be much more educators to teach everyone, only then there will be much less sexual violence.”
  • “惡之必要 Necessary Evil” was preset right away as the opening song when it was still in the demo stage.
  • “甜祕密 Sweet Guilty Pleasure” was the first song of the album to be recorded. After adjusting the arrangement several times, Jolin added a sense of speed, to complete the feeling of being in ecstasy, the song has a hidden meaning that she wants to bring to the fans.
  • Jolin originally only wanted to release the album digitally. Afterwards, in order to provide fans the feeling of opening a physical version, CDs have been produced. Radio anchor said: “I own all your albums physically, how could I be missing this one ?” Seeing that he and her fans were madly obsessed with physical albums, Jolin said: “I’m very envious of your desire to grab things, if it was me I could forget about it right away”. She laughed and said that she was not interested in grabbing things. But she feels that it’s like being enthusiastic like a child, and that sharing on social networks is also kind of fun too.
  • Jolin shared a discovery she made after an improvisation course she took: “You don’t have to sing so high, you don’t have to sing so loudly, I can move myself.” She confided that she used to blindly pursue singing technique when she had insufficient self-confidence. “Because skill equals to good singing, it is equal to be the best female singer.”
    It was like this until she found her most comfortable and unrestrained style, then she dared to use her own voice on the new album. She hopes to bring positive messages to fans through the album, just like hearing a speech somewhere, you can get an upward boost.

“Big sister talks about UGLY BEAUTY !”

“Big sister talks about UGLY BEAUTY !”
That’s the name of the video uploaded on Jolin’s Youtube channel, she’s explaining the songs’ meaning in the video’s description. Translation below !

The order of the album’s tracks is like a message in the brain all day. You get up in the morning, experience a bunch of desires, emotions, and finally you have to go dream, rest well, face yourself, and another day comes once again.
1 “Necessary Evil”
Evil is not just evil for me.
It’s a lot of private emotions.
“Necessary Evil” is the prelude of the album.
It’s a bit like a horror movie because I want to tell everyone that going into your inner world is actually so horrible.
I want you to go to your heart to dig your inner story.
Maybe it’s very dirty inside. There are a lot of things that you don’t want to let others know.
First of all, you must love yourself.
You must also admit that you have such emotions.
When you are willing to face them, it doesn’t have to become the evil of your imagination.
2 “Womxnly”
I heard this rhythm when I was composing.
I really wanted to write about “the freedom of the body.”
When the rhythm of freedom is in the music, our body is the most sacred.
This rhythm makes me feel that I have to respect my body’s intuition.
And that I don’t have to live in the framework of society, I don’t have to think that femininity must be bad or that I have to be masculine, it must be what you want to pursue.
Whether it’s male or female, it’s actually a gender identity. It doesn’t have an established framework.
3 “Ugly Beauty”
Ugly Beauty’s entire album is about stories of emotion.
Something that happened to me or that I found out in my diary. I hope you can learn more about the “ugly beauty” after watching the MV.
In fact, I am like everyone else.
There will be a lot of uncertainty.
This is the life story that I stood up again from the mud.
These lyrics have a feeling of revenge for women.
I think this topic is very interesting.
I believe that everyone will have a day with a fight in their mind with black angels.
Of course, if you really want to retaliate against that person, the best way is to live better than him.
5 “Lady In Red”
I really like red very much.
Red, it has its own kind of power.
Red is blood, passion is a wound.
It’s the origin of life, it’s something we can’t lack.
When I was communicating with the producer, I said:
“I want a feeling of a ghost story.”
Because when you want to walk into the muddiest place in your heart, it’s actually a bit painful.
There is a feeling of a ghost that no one is going to save you from.
6 “Sweet Guilty Pleasure”
The most basic desires of mankind: sexual desire, appetite, any hope and wish.
In fact, it is reminding you to face it.
It’s just like a dessert for me.
There is a little bit of guilt, but it is a very unforgettable feeling of happiness.
Everything has its two sides. See how you think about it.
In the arrangement, there is a deliberate intention to create that kind of emotions to be high and then to calm down and then high.
There is a blood pulsing drama tension.
7 “Romance”
Everyone in the face of love will inevitably fantasize about some romantic plots.
Everyone’s view of romance is not necessarily the same as in movies.
Maybe there is a little difference between TV life and the real life.
In the portrayal of the lyricist Wyman Wong, there is a different interpretation of the definition of romance.
8 “Vulnerability”
The lyrics are how I am in love. I used to be timid.
In feelings, we can often fall later.
I am even more reluctant to admit that I don’t want to show my most vulnerable side to the other side.
As the lyrics say, if I didn’t have any wound, could it be considered a nice accomplishment ?
Sometimes we have to believe in the power of love.
9 “Hubby”
The most fanciful song in the album.
When I watch a drama, I often fall into pink bubble fantasy mode.
I think that I am so cute.
This is a fun activity.
I hope this song will one day be a wedding march for everyone.
10 “Life Sucks”
Ugly Beauty’s entire album is a bit like a conversation with our brain.
We have a lot of thoughts coming in every day.
Sometimes they’re negative, sometimes they’re happy, sometimes they’re irrelevant.
In fact, every day, you will encounter negative things that you have to fight against.
When you encounter bad things that ruins your mood, you will lose your willpower and your motivation.
But after all, you still have to face the impact of life on you.
We can only tell ourselves that these negative things will eventually leave us.
11 “Shadow Self”
This song is about dreams.
It’s only you and yourself when you’re asleep.
You will face a very naked dream.
I really believe in the words that the subconscious wants to tell you.
That is the most honest self. In the song, I hear a voice in my dream. It is also one of the subconscious dreams that record my own self-confidence.
I also encourage everyone to write down their dreams to analyze them.
Maybe it will tell you something different.

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