Mediacorp Ch 8 Drama Theme Songs of 2013
Theme songs can make the difference between good and memorable, and between bad and acceptable. Unlike 2014, 2013 was an experimental year. (At least that’s what we call a year of poor viewership figures.) Among others, 2013 included an idol drama, a startup drama, a male coming-of-age drama, a female coming-of-age drama, a historical drama, and a meta-drama. One might expect a comparably wide range of theme songs, too!
Thus, I have compiled this list of opening and ending Mediacorp drama theme songs, with video links wherever I can locate them. I’ve decided to give stars to those which stand out, either personally or thematically. I wouldn’t go further to give ratings, because music is so subjective and there’s really no need to start bickering over such things.
This list includes all major Ch 8 dramas mainly aired in 2015, with 2 bonus from Ch U! All of them are Mediacorp productions, unless stated. They are arranged chronologically, by date of first airing. Here you go!🌟 denotes my personal faves (partly a reflection of my tastes)
★ denotes the best opening theme songs (which I felt best represented the drama)
The Glittering Days 星光灿烂 (7pm)
Opening theme: Joi Chua 蔡淳佳 – 要幸福啊
C.L.I.F. 2 警徽天职2
Opening theme: Power Station 动力火车 – 光荣角色
Startup! 创！(Ch U; Woosh)
Opening theme: Tay Kewei 郑可为 – Starting Now
The Recruit Diaries 阿兵新传
Opening theme: 郭家维 / 黄国辉 – 小子从军
Wawa always nails their song picks, always! No doubt they are helped by affiliations to regional artistes like S.H.E and Anthony Neely. But Marry Me included 4 songs from local musicians. Needless to say, in 2015, Wawa’s blockbuster Crescendo 起飞 included a CD release of remixed Xinyao hits. That’s the greatest statement ever for Singapore music. I hope to create such a list specifically for Crescendo 起飞.