Lin Dai with The Hot Hot Sun 热烘烘的太阳 (林黛)
I have this Chinese melody stuck in my head for many years and I wanted to find it from YouTube but I didn't know its title. I asked friends and musicians but to no avail. I searched in vain on YouTube without knowing its Chinese title nor its singer.
Then, very recently and out of the blues, a good friend** asked me if I could find a song for him. He whistled it on WhatsApp and sent it to me. Now, that was a good move, whistling it for others to hear.
I was surprised because it was the same song that I was searching for and learned as a child. I circulated it on WhatsApp to about 10 friends, among them a student friend* of mine whose father was familiar with Chinese Mandarin songs. What a revelation.
Enjoy it, my dear readers and friends. I didn't, for so many years.
I have posted two versions where the second video is a new recording by Delphine Tsai. It is clear and clean, with high definition video and fantastic sound recording.