Against The Tide Rui En Christopher Lee

Mediacorp Ch 8 Drama Theme Songs of 2014

Theme songs can make the difference between good and memorable, and between bad and acceptable. 2014 was a bumper year in viewership ratings for Mediacorp dramas. 4 dramas topped 1 million on average, and virtually all hit at least 930k. We know that the quality of dramas fluctuates, so I’m thinking that theme songs might have played a key role. Or they changed the formulas to boost ratings, but I shall assume not!

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.

Against The Tide Rui En Christopher Lee

This list includes all major Ch 8 dramas mainly aired in 2014, with 2 extras 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 (mainly a reflection of my tastes)
★ denotes the best opening theme songs (which I felt best represented the drama)

Yes We Can! 我们一定行!
Opening theme: 官镜瀚 / 洪家文 / 刘晋旭 – 在一起
Ending theme: Yen-j 嚴爵 – 没有答案
Ending theme: 刘慧棋 – 甜蜜蜜

Served H.O.T. 烧。卖 (Ch U; Wawa)
Opening theme: S Band – 烧烧卖
Ending theme: Kelvin Tan 陈伟联 – 圆规
Subtheme: Kelvin Tan 陈伟联 – 星光伴我心

Soup of Life 砂煲肉骨茶
Opening theme: Joshua Foo 符杰荣 – 人生闲聊话
Ending theme: 陈彼得 / 汤薇恩 – 爱你
Ending theme: 凌霄 – 花月正良宵

Scrum! 冲锋!(Ch U; 360)
Opening theme: 徐鸣杰 – 冲锋
Ending theme: Estella 佘俐仪 - 我要你知道

The Caregivers / Missy 先生
Opening theme: Stella Seah 谢慧娴 – 天使的翅膀

C.L.I.F. 3 警徽天职3
Opening theme: ah5ive The Band – 一念之差

Entangled 日落洞 (7pm)
Opening theme: Seven 刘家溢 – 日落洞
Ending theme: BRODS – 感动

World at Your Feet 球在你脚下 (WC Special)
Opening theme: Power Station 动力火车 – 逐梦 ★

In The Name Of Love 最爱是你
Opening theme: Canace Wu 亦帆 – 踏破铁鞋 🌟
Subtheme: Mayu Wakisaka – What I See In Love

Blessings 祖先保佑
Opening theme: Olivia Ong – 不变
Ending theme: Jesseca Liu 刘子绚 – 明月千里寄相思

Spice Up 幸福料理
Opening theme: Ruth Kueo Miaoru 魏妙如 – 手中的幸福

Against The Tide 逆潮
Opening theme: Lin Si Tong 林思彤 – 黑翼心灵 ★
Ending theme: Antonio Huang 黄宥杰 – 伤爱罪 🌟

Three Wishes 三个愿望 (Wawa; Blockbuster)
Opening theme: Eason Chan 陈奕迅 – 稳稳的幸福 🌟★
Ending theme: Where Chou 周蕙 – 我看见的世界 🌟
Subtheme: 陈欣淇 / 佘俐仪 – 因爱

The Journey: Tumultuous Times 信约: 动荡的年代 (Blockbuster)
Opening theme: 陈伟联 / 蔡淳佳 – 信。约 ★
Ending theme^: 林倛玉 / 插班生 – 诀别书 🌟
^Used as opening theme in final episodes

The Journey Damien Teo

Turns out that there are many stars in the bottom half of the list, corresponding with the second half of 2014 dramas! Yet this only corresponds with my own assessment of the dramas. In terms of viewership, The Caregivers and C.L.I.F. 3 were actually 3rd and 2nd respectively.

Who cares!

I still love the dramas I do, all the more so with their fabulous songs. 2014 surely goes down – for me – as one of the best years wrt dramas, especially with a truly remarkable ending stretch. Do check out the links; many videos include scenes from the dramas as well!

Mediacorp Ch 8 Drama Theme Songs of 2014
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