Do you hear that? It’s the sound of women across China swooning to the sounds of Jon Bon Jovi, who just took on a rendition of a famous Chinese love song for Valentine’s Day. Well, maybe.
The singer-songwriter, occasional actor and philanthropist may be closing in on 54, but he’s out to prove that he can still set hearts a-flutter with his crooning. More so, he’s really pushing those tour dates in China this coming September.
His latest ballad is a Jon Bon Jovi-fied version of “The Moon Represents My Heart” (月亮代表我的心). The song was originally performed by Chen Fen-lan but became famous when it was covered by the late Taiwanese singer Teresa Teng, whose music used to be banned in mainland China because it was deemed too “bourgeois”.
The song is a “special gift” to his Chinese fans on Valentine’s Day, aka the Qixi Festival, which falls on the seventh day of the seventh month on the lunar calendar (today).
Enjoy, and then pick apart his pronunciation, singing and hairstyle as per usual.
And here’s the original by Teresa Teng with lyrics in Hanyu Pinyin so you can impress your friends at the next karaoke session!
Bon Jovi will perform in Shanghai’s Mercedes-Benz Arena on September 14 before taking the stage at Beijing’s Mastercard Center on September 17. If you consider yourself swayed, buy your tickets here.