Tan Kee Yun
The New Paper
2 September 2016
Diehard fans of Mandopop superstar Jay Chou would have you know -- there is a Chou song for every occasion.
In his 16-year music career, the Taiwanese mega A-lister has given us testosterone-pumped hip-hop numbers perfect for a gym workout (Dragon Fist, Nunchucks), sad ballads to help you cope with a teary break-up (The Longest Movie, Promised Happiness), poetic tunes that will put you in the mood for learning literature (Chrysanthemum Terrace), and quirky tracks that'll instantly transport you to fantastical worlds filled with cowboys (Cowboy On The Run), mafia gangsters (In The Name of the Father) and vampires (The Era).
Many fans wouldn't hesitate to agree too, that Chou's best works were from his first eight albums between 2000 and 2008.
At the peak of his creative prowess, he penned songs that topped charts, songs that everyone enjoyed belting out at karaoke, and songs that young newlyweds wanted to be played at their wedding banquets.
Tonight, the 37-year-old father of one brings The Invincible Jay Chou Concert Tour 2016 -- a sold-out affair -- to the National Stadium.
The New Paper looks back at 10 classic Chou songs that made us fall in love with him.
Have a look at them in the gallery below.