Chang Yu-sheng

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Tom Chang
Chang Yu-sheng.jpg
Chinese name 張雨生 (traditional)
Chinese name 张雨生 (simplified)
Pinyin Zhāng Yǔshēng (Mandarin)
Birth name Chang Yu-sheng
Born (1966-06-07)June 7, 1966
Penghu, Taiwan
Died November 12, 1997(1997-11-12) (aged 31)
Taipei, Taiwan
Other name(s) Xiaobao (小寶), Music Magician (音乐魔术师)
Occupation Singer, song writer, composer, and record producer
Genre(s) Mandopop
Instrument(s) guitar, keyboard
Voice type(s) High Tenor
Years active 1988-1997
Parents 張建民
張惠美
Ancestry Jiaxing, Zhejiang, China
Influenced Jasmine, Yang Pei-An
Alma mater National Chengchi University
Official website www.yu-sheng.org

Tom Chang Yu-sheng (Chinese: 張雨生, June 7, 1966 – November 12, 1997) was a Taiwanese pop singer, composer, songwriter and music producer. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest singers in Mandarin music history.

Early life[edit]

Chang's Memorial Museum in his hometown Penghu

On June.7,1966, Chang was born in Magong, Penghu, Taiwan. He was the eldest child, he had 2 younger brothers and 2 younger sisters. His father is a soldier.

He graduated from National Chengchi University.

In spare time, he was keen on music, basketball, swimming and reading.

Music career[edit]

Nicknamed "Music Magician", his major accomplishment as a producer may have been the pop singer A-mei.[1] While driving fatigued at 2:40 on October 20, 1997, he was injured in a fatal car accident and fell into a coma. He never regained consciousness and died on November 12 at the age of 31 after weeks of hospitalization.

He was known for his high vocals, capable of reaching notes up to D# above Soprano C (D#6) with mixed voices.[2]

Discography[edit]

Year Cover Album Songs Brief Introduction
November 1, 1988   天天想你
  1. 跟著我
  2. 天天想你
  3. 永遠都像才認識
  4. 我的陽光我的風
  5. 渺小
  6. 和天一樣高
  7. 告訴我親愛的
  8. 沒有不可能的事
  9. 不是因為寂寞
  10. 就算為你也是為我
July 17, 1989   想念我
  1. 想念我
  2. 我不能一點一點愛你
  3. 無題
  4. 就為你
  5. 明天不會有淚
  6. 沒有煙抽的日子
  7. 當我正想要和你分享
  8. 他們
  9. 大地的天使
  10. 冒險少年
February 24, 1992   带我去月球
  1. 序曲
  2. 我想把整片天空打開
  3. 帶我去月球
  4. 無題
  5. 這一夜我睡不著
  6. 我就要轉彎
  7. 總髮遊
  8. 湖心草深長
  9. 魔幻台北
  10. 現在這樣
  11. 我呼吸我感覺我存在
  12. 我想把整片天空打開
November 30, 1992   大海
  1. 我是一棵秋天的樹
  2. I Don't Wanna Say Goodbye
  3. 多夢的歲月
  4. 愛上你的一切
  5. 掙扎
  6. 大海
  7. 寧可讓我苦
  8. 不管‧不管
  9. 把世界分一半給你
  10. 心底的中國
August 24, 1993   一天到晚游泳的魚
  1. 青澀的記憶
  2. 是否真的愛我
  3. 海的呼喚
  4. 一天到晚游泳的魚
  5. 冰點
  6. 妹妹晚安
  7. 祈求
  8. 一人一個夢
  9. 一步一徘徊
  10. 仲夏夜之夢
  11. 勿忘我
  12. 靜夜星空
  13. 三月的天真
  14. 無知的歲月
September 5, 1994   卡拉OK‧台北‧我
  1. 我是多麼想
  2. 動物的悲歌
  3. 靈光
  4. 永公街的街長
  5. 子夜抒懷
  6. 兄弟呀
  7. 這一年這一夜
  8. 我的心在發燙
  9. 後知後覺
  10. 蝴蝶結
  11. 跟得上我吧
  12. 我期待
  13. 再見 蘭花草!
March 27, 1995   還是朋友
  1. 還是朋友
  2. 西風的話
  3. 不想失去你
  4. 我是風箏
  5. 永遠的自由
  6. 執著
  7. 我什麼都願意給
  8. 一生陪你走
  9. 愛做夢的孩子
  10. 別放棄希望
July 12, 1996   兩伊戰爭﹣紅色熱情 (EP)
  1. 最愛的人傷我最深
  2. 費盡心思
  3. The Indian Summer Night
  4. 不亮的燈
July 14, 1996   兩伊戰爭-白色才情 (EP)
  1. 未知
  2. 再見女郎
  3. 後窗
  4. 發暈
  5. 沈默之沙
October 14, 1997   口是心非
  1. 如果你要離開我
  2. 口是心非
  3. CAPPUCCINO
  4. 玫瑰的名字
  5. 愛情‧‧‧
  6. ‧‧‧的圖案
  7. 隨你
  8. 神采
  9. 在黃昏融化了世界的色彩以前
  10. 若我告訴你其實我愛的只是你

2007.11.12 :the unpublished DEMOs and Best Hits of his life as a pop-singer:《如燕盘旋而来的思念》

References[edit]

  1. ^ Zhong, Qiu (2007-11-25). "Tom Chang". CRI English. Retrieved 2007-12-18. 
  2. ^ Zhang Yu Sheng's High Notes (C5 - D#6) on YouTube

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