Theme songs can make the difference between good and memorable, and between bad and acceptable. Just imagine buried in your thankless cubicle mountain, when suddenly, without headphones or speakers on, you hear a booming rendition of The Climb. Yucks that’s terrible! Go away Miley, my gawdddd! And stop twerking! That was a touch of drama; showing how dramas cannot do without the accompaniment of music.
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 a 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 (mainly a reflection of my tastes)
★ denotes the best opening theme songs (which I felt best represented the drama)
Opening theme: Jack Neo 梁智強 – 够力够力 ★
虎妈来了 Tiger Mum (Most viewed)
Opening theme: Bonnie Loo 罗美仪 – 未知数 ★
心迷 Mind Game
Opening theme: 伍佳丽 / 汤薇恩 – 心迷
吻我吧, 住家男 Sealed With A Kiss
Opening theme: Shi Xin Hui 石欣卉 – 慢慢的幸福
Ending theme: 邓碧源 – 亲爱的
Many of these songs are sung by local musicians, either established or aspiring. Some were even recorded by actors/actresses who don’t usually sing! I hope this serves as a starting point for us to #supportlocal. Especially in Mandarin, I believe Singapore does have some promising talents!
So what do you think? Which songs do you like? If you managed to find links to those I couldn’t, let me know so I can add them in!