Once Upon a Time (S.H.E album)

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Once Upon a Time
Once Upon a Time cover
Studio album 不想長大 by S.H.E
Released 25 November 2005 (2005-11-25)
Genre Mandopop
Length 42:35
Label HIM International Music
Producer Bing Wang (王治平)
S.H.E chronology
Encore
安可
(2004)
Once Upon a Time
不想長大
(2005)
Forever (New Songs + Great Hits)
(2006)

Once Upon a Time (Chinese: 不想長大; pinyin: Bu Xiang Zhang Da; literally: "Don't Wanna Grow Up") is the seventh studio album by Taiwanese Mandopop girl group S.H.E. It was released on November 25, 2005 by HIM International Music.[1] As of 14 December 2005, the album had shipped over 1 million copies across Asia.[2]

This album features music styles with European myth elements such as a musical composition by Mozart in "不想長大" (Don't Wanna Grow Up) as well as Greek elements in the lyrics of "月桂女神" (Laurel Tree Goddess - Daphne). "Super Model" was used to promote Daphne Shoes' D18 line of shoes, while "Laurel Tree Goddess - Daphne" was a general promotional song.[3] The track "星星之火" (Fires of Heaven) was composed by Malaysian Chinese singer-songwriter Gary Chaw.

The tracks "Super Model" was nominated for Top 10 Gold Songs[4] and "不想長大" (Don't Wanna Grow Up) won Top 10 Gold Songs and Top 10 Gold Song Gold Award at the Hong Kong TVB8 Awards, presented by television station TVB8, in 2006.[5]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "不想長大" Bu Xiang Zhang Da (Don't Wanna Grow Up) - 3:46
  2. "Super Model" - 3:36
  3. "不作你的朋友" Bu Zuo Ni De Peng You (Not Gonna Be Your Friend) - 3:58
  4. "天灰" Tian Hui (Grey Sky) - 4:03
  5. "月桂女神" Yue Gui Nü Shen (Laurel Tree Goddess - Daphne) - 5:13
  6. "綠洲" Lü Zhou (Oasis) - 4:30
  7. "謝謝你讓我愛過你" Xie Xie Ni Rang Wo Ai Guo Ni (Thank You for Letting Me Love You) - 4:15
  8. "好人有好抱" Hao Ren You Hao Bao (Good People Will Rewarded in Kind) - 4:43
  9. "神槍手" Shen Qiang Shou (Sharpshooter) - 3:40
  10. "星星之火" Xing Xing Zhi Huo (Fires of Heaven) - 4:47

Music videos[edit]

Directed by Jay Chou, the music video for "Not Gonna Be Your Friend" touches upon themes of male homosexuality, not unlike the video for "Belief" in Youth Society. Selina, Hebe and Ella are three girls who are fawning over a male friend of theirs, only to find out that the friend is gay and already has a boyfriend.

Chart positions[edit]

Top positions[edit]

Song Chinese Hito Radio
Top 10
9+2 Music
Top 15
Global Asia
Top 15
UFO Radio
Top 15
Channel [V]
Top 20
MTV Taiwan
Top 20
YES 93.3
Top 20
Inkui Music
Top 50
Don't Wanna Grow Up 不想長大 1 9 5 2 3 12 1 5
Super Model 1 - - 1 14 1 - 29
Not Gonna Be Your Friend 不作你的朋友 1 - - 1 - 1 - 23
Grey Sky 天灰 1 - 12 1 11 1 2 36
Laurel Tree Goddess
(Daphne)
月桂女神 3 - - 3 - 3 - 27
Sharpshooter 神槍手 - - - 3 - 5 - -

Weeks on chart[edit]

Song Chinese Hito Radio
Top 10
9+2 Music
Top 15
Global Asia
Top 15
UFO Radio
Top 15
Channel [V]
Top 20
MTV Taiwan
Top 20
YES 93.3
Top 20
Inkui Music
Top 50
Don't Wanna Grow Up 不想長大 1 2 9 2 1 1 12 32
Super Model 1 - - 1 4 2 - 8
Not Gonna Be Your Friend 不作你的朋友 2 - - 3 - 2 - 11
Grey Sky 天灰 1 - 3 2 3 2 11 16
Laurel Tree Goddess
(Daphne)
月桂女神 3 - - 3 - 3 - 13
Sharpshooter 神槍手 - - - 1 - 3 - -

N.B. None of the album's songs charted until January.

References[edit]

  1. ^ (Chinese) HIM International Music Once Upon A Time album info 25 November 2005. retrieved 2011-07-21
  2. ^ (Chinese) Epoch Times.com S.H.E's Once Upon A Time ships over 1 million copies across Asia 14 December 2005. Retrieved 2011-07-02
  3. ^ (Chinese) S.H.E shows up in Shanghai, talks about shoes with fans. February 18, 2006. Retrieved January 4, 2008.
  4. ^ (Chinese) Sina.com 2006 Hong Kong TVB8 Awards Gold Songs nomination list 17 December 2006. Retrieved 2011-07-02
  5. ^ (Chinese) Ent.163.com 2006 Hong Kong TVB8 Awards winners list 17 December 2006. Retrieved 2011-07-02

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