Right Here Waiting for You 2010

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For the song by Richard Marx, see Right Here Waiting.

"Right Here Waiting for You 2010" (Chinese: 2010等你来; pinyin: èr líng yī líng děng nǐ lái) was a promotional song for Expo 2010 Shanghai China, composed by Miao Sen (Chinese: 缪森). It was first released in the 30-day countdown on April 1, 2010.

Jackie Chan, Lang Lang, Yao Ming, Yang Lan, Andy Lau, Li Ning, Li Bingbing, and Liu Xiang appeared in the music video. [1]

Plagiarism claims[edit]

Allegedly, "Right Here Waiting for You 2010" was plagiarized from the 1997 Japanese song "Sonomama no Kimi de Ite" ("Stay the Way You Are") by Mayo Okamoto, resulting in its use as the Expo theme being suspended.[2][3][4] After discussions with Okamoto's management, a compromise was reached such that "Sonomama no Kimi de Ite" is now the official song of the 2010 Expo.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Expo song released for 30-day countdown". Xinhua News Agency. April 1, 2010. Retrieved 21 April 2010. 
  2. ^ "Shanghai Expo song cut after plagiarism charges". The China Post. 21 April 2010. Retrieved 22 April 2010. 
  3. ^ "Expo song hit by plagiarism rumor". The Asahi Shimbun. 20 April 2010. Retrieved 23 April 2010. 
  4. ^ "World Expo song halted by plagiarism row". The Japan Times. 19 April 2010. Retrieved 23 April 2010. 
  5. ^ "Okamoto Mayo Hit Becomes 2010 Expo Tune". Japan Zone. 21 April 2010. Retrieved 29 April 2010.