Trendy Man

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Trendy Man
Trendy Man cover
Studio album 潮男正傳 by Show Luo
Released 26 December 2008 (2008-12-26)
Recorded 2008
Genre Mandopop
Length 36:49
Language Mandarin
Label Gold Typhoon (Taiwan)
(formerly EMI Music Taiwan)
Show Luo chronology
Show On Cruel Stage
殘酷舞台
(2008)
Trendy Man
潮男正傳
(2008)
Rashomon
羅生門
(2010)
Trendy Man (Box Limited Preorder Edition) cover

Trendy Man (Chinese: 潮男正傳; pinyin: cháo nán zhèng zhuàn) is Taiwanese Mandopop artist Show Luo's sixth Mandarin studio album. It was released on 26 December 2008 by Gold Typhoon (Taiwan). It is the first release after Show's continuation of contract with them, formerly EMI Music Taiwan.

Two preorder limited editions were available: Trendy Man (Mirror Limited Preorder Edition) (潮男正傳 潮男幻鏡珍藏版) and Trendy Man (Box Limited Preorder Edition) (潮男正傳 潮男誌盒裝版), which includes gifts. A further edition was released, Trendy Man (Waist Support Celebration Edition) (2CD) (潮男正傳 撐腰相挺慶功2CD版) containing a bonus CD with a new song "為你寫首歌" (Song Written for You).

Album[edit]

  • The first lead track "箇中強手" (Best Of The Bunch - HOT SHOT) is a high-tempo dance track, and is the opening theme song of Taiwanese drama, Hot Shot (籃球火), starring Show, Jerry Yan and Wu Chun.
  • "搞笑" (Making Jokes) a ballad is the second lead track, with the music video featuring Alice Tzeng.
  • The third lead track, "撐腰" (Waist Support) is an upbeat fun dance track. The music video features guest appearance by Party Boys, Barbie Hsu, Dee Hsu, Jolin Tsai, Blackie/Hei Ren, Da Mu, Gua Ge, Xian Ge, Chai Zhi Ping, Lin He Long and Luo MaMa
  • "幸福不滅" (Cause I Believe) a piano ballad is an insert song of Hot Shot (籃球火).

Reception[edit]

The album debuted at number one on Taiwan's Top 20 G-Music Weekly Combo and Mandarin Charts, and Five Music Chart at week starting 26 December 2008 to 1 January 2009, with a percentage sales of 32.32%, 37.8%, and 31.54% respectively. It charted continuously in the Mandarin Chart for 19 weeks, the Combo Chart for 13 weeks and the 5 Music Chart for 15 weeks.

The tracks "撐腰" (Waist Support) and "搞笑" (Making Jokes) are listed at number 30[1] and 61[2] respectively on Hit Fm Taiwan's Hit Fm Annual Top 100 Singles Chart (Hit-Fm年度百首單曲) for 2009. The track "撐腰" (Waist Support) won one of the Songs of the Year at the 2009 Metro Radio Mandarin Music Awards presented by Hong Kong radio station Metro Info.[3]

According Taiwan's G-Music chart the album is the second best selling album in Taiwan in 2009.[4] It was also awarded one of the Top 10 Selling Mandarin Albums of the Year award at the 2009 IFPI Hong Kong Album Sales Awards, presented by the Hong Kong branch of IFPI.[5]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Translation Length
1. "撐腰" (Chēng Yāo) Wu Yiwei (吳易緯) Vincent Degiorgio, Niklas Pettersson, Mikael Albertsson Waist Support 3:19
2. "高調愛" (Gāo Diào Ài) Ge Dawei (葛大為) Michael Lin (林邁可) High-Toned Love 3:45
3. "第二順位" (Dì Èr Shùn Wèi) Yen Yün-nung (嚴云農) Shane Chaw (曹軒賓) Second Priority 4:24
4. "搞笑" (Gǎo Xiào) Chen Zhenchuan (陳鎮川) Paul Lee (李偉菘) Making Jokes 4:35
5. "潛意識失控" (Qián Yì Shí Shī Kòng) Li Zong En (李宗恩) Jae Chong Subconsciously out of Control 2:52
6. "箇中強手" (Gè Zhōng Qiáng Shǒu) Beautiful Jonny Pedersen, Michael Jay, Keely Hawkes Best of the Bunch - HOT SHOT 3:01
7. "幸福不滅" (Xìng Fú Bù Miè) Yen Yün-nung (嚴云農) Ah Qin (阿沁) Cause I Believe 3:36
8. "潮男正傳" (Cháo Nán Zhèng Zhuàn) Chen Zhenchuan (陳鎮川) Charlie Grant, Pete Woodroffe, Kye Sones, Brett Warren, Brad Jones Story of a Trendy Man 3:18
9. "假如你還在這裡" (Jiǎ Rú Nǐ Hái Zài Zhè Lǐ) Chen Ying Jian (陳穎見) @口袋音樂 Chen Ying Jian (陳穎見) If You're Still Here 3:51
10. "拿手絕活" (Ná Shǒu Jué Huó) Ge Dawei (葛大為) Anderson Anthony George, Smith Steven Andrew, Dane Deviller Anthony, Sean Hosein Syed Well-Skilled 3:53
Bonus track - Trendy Man (Waist Support Celebration Edition) (2CD)
No. Title Lyrics Music Translation Length
1. "為你寫首歌" (Wèi Nǐ Xiě Shǒu Gē) Show Luo (羅志祥) Gary Chaw (曹格) Song Written for You 3:54

Music videos[edit]

Song title Translation Length Notes
撐腰 Waist Support 4:04 Guest appearance by Party Boys, Barbie Hsu, Dee Hsu, Jolin Tsai, Blackie/Hei Ren, Da Mu, Gua Ge, Xian Ge, Chai Zhi Ping, Lin He Long and Luo MaMa
搞笑 Making Jokes 5:33 Feat. Alice Tzeng
箇中強手 Best Of The Bunch - HOT SHOT 4:23
幸福不滅 Cause I Believe 3:48
潮男正傳 Story of a Trendy Man 3:23
第二順位 The Second Priority 4:19 Concert footage

Releases[edit]

Four editions were released by Gold Typhoon (Taiwan):

  • 2 December 2008 - Trendy Man (Mirror Limited Preorder Edition) (CD) (潮男正傳 潮男幻鏡珍藏版) - includes gifts.[6]
  • 5 December 2008 - Trendy Man (Box Limited Preorder Edition) (CD) (潮男正傳 潮男誌盒裝版) - includes gifts.[7]
  • 26 December 2008 - Trendy Man (潮男正傳)[8]
  • 23 January 2009 - Trendy Man (Waist Support Celebration Edition) (2CD) (潮男正傳 撐腰相挺慶功2CD版) - includes a bonus CD with a new song "為你寫首歌" (Song Written for You)[9]

Charts[edit]

Chart Name Debut Position Week# / Week Dates of Peak Position Peak Position Percentage of Album Sales at Peak Chart Run
Five Music Taiwan
5大金榜[10]
#1 #1/ 26 December 2008 to 1 January 2009 #1 31.54% 15 weeks
G-Music Combo Chart, Taiwan
風雲榜 (綜合榜)[11]
#1 #52 / 26 December 2008 to 1 January 2009 #1 32.32% 13 weeks
G-Music Mandarin Chart, Taiwan
風雲榜 (華語榜)[12]
#1 #52 / 26 December 2008 to 1 January 2009 #1 37.8% 19 weeks
Hit Fm Annual Top 100 Singles Chart - 2009
Track name Position
"撐腰" (Waist Support) #30
"搞笑" (Making Jokes) #61

References[edit]

  1. ^ (Chinese) HITO Radio Hit Fm Annual Top 100 Singles Chart- 2009 (#1 to 50) Retrieved 2011-02-24
  2. ^ (Chinese) HITO Radio Hit Fm Annual Top 100 Singles Chart- 2009 (#51 to 100) Retrieved 2011-02-24
  3. ^ (Chinese) Metro Info Metro Radio Mandarin Music Awards 2009 winners list Retrieved 2011-04-07.
  4. ^ (Chinese) Apple Daily 蔡依林登g-music '09銷售王 傲封最賣搖錢樹 10 January 2010. Retrieved 2011-09-14
  5. ^ IFPI Hong Kong 2009 IFPI Hong Kong Album Sales Awards winners list Retrieved 2011-04-19
  6. ^ (Chinese)Trendy Man (Mirror Limited Preorder Edition) album info 2 December 2008. Retrieved 2010-11-28
  7. ^ (Chinese) Trendy Man (Box Limited Preorder Edition) album info 5 December 2008. Retrieved 2010-11-28
  8. ^ (Chinese) Trendy Man album info 26 December 2008. Retrieved 2010-11-28
  9. ^ (Chinese) ''Trendy Man (Waist Support Celebration Edition) album info 23 January 2009. Retrieved 2010-11-28
  10. ^ (Chinese) 5 Music 2009 Week 1 chart 26 December 2008 to 1 January 2009. Retrieved 2010-11-27
  11. ^ (Chinese) G-Music Combo Chart This links to the current week only - search for 2008 Week 52 at bottom of page. Retrieved 2010-11-27
  12. ^ (Chinese) G-Music Mandarin Chart This links to the current week only - search for 2008 Week 52 at bottom of page. Retrieved 2010-11-27

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