Samantha Lam (singer)

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Samantha Lam
Born (1963-04-09) April 9, 1963 (age 59)[1]
Years active1982–1989, 2003–present
Chinese name
Musical career
GenresCantopop, Mandopop
LabelsSony Music (1982–1989)

Samantha Lam Chi-mei (Chinese: 林志美, 9 April 1963) is a Hong Kong singer and songwriter. In 1982, the television station RTHK awarded one of her songs, "Feelings of a Passage" (感情的段落), later heard from her 1983 self-titled debut album, as one of top ten gold songs of 1981–82.[2] In 1983, Lam sang a radio hit Cantonese rendition of the well-known Mandarin song "Into Your Eyes" (你的眼神), originally sung in 1981 by Tsai Chin, for her debut album.[3][4] In 1984–85, another of her songs, "ngau yu" (偶遇), a theme song for the 1984 film A Certain Romance (少女日記), was awarded as one of top ten gold songs of 1983–84 by RTHK,[5] the seventh place of the Jade Solid Gold Best Ten Music Awards by another station TVB,[6] and the Hong Kong Film Award for the Best Movie Song (最佳電影歌曲) of 1984.[7] Lam sang also "ouyu" (偶遇), a Mandarin version of "ngau yu", for the titled 1984 album. Since then, later singers have rendered both versions of "ngau yu" (sometimes with slightly different lyrics), like Sammi Cheng and Zhou Xun.


  • Samantha Lam (林志美), 1983
  • What Is Fate? (甚麼是緣份 saam maw see yuen fan), 1984
  • ngau yu (偶遇), 1984 (Chance Encounter)
  • Love Illusion[8] (愛情幻像 ngoi ching waan tzeung), 1985
  • Piano in a Rainy Night and Blue Remixes (雨夜鋼琴、粉藍色的精選 yu yeh gong kam, fan laam sik dik jing hsuen), 1986
  • You Say Goodbye (因你別離 yan nei beet lei), 1987
  • sat toot (灑脫), 1988
  • wing yuen dong ting (永遠動聽), 1988 (Timeless Pleasures or Forever Soothing)
  • When Samantha Meets Chris Babida (當林志美遇上鮑比達 dong Lam Ji Mei yu seung Bau Bei Daat), 2003
  • yuen mei tzu yi (原美主義), 2006
  • Moment to Moment, 2009


  1. ^ 獲好友提前慶祝58歲生日 林志美:每天都值得感恩.4 April 2021.
  2. ^ The 5th Annual Top Ten Gold Songs Awards, RTHK (1982). Retrieved February 16, 2014. (Chinese)
  3. ^ Ma Lijuan [马丽娟], (April 3, 2013). Sun Jiafan of Bao-Mao Mei-Mei sings classic song 抱猫妹妹孙佳梵演绎神曲《你的眼神》,
  4. ^ Sweet Sounds of Samantha Lam 甜美天籁林志美. Shenzhen Special Zone Daily (深圳特区报). August 22, 2013.
  5. ^ The 7th Annual Top Ten Gold Songs Awards, RTHK (1984). Retrieved February 16, 2014. (Chinese)
  6. ^ 1984 Jade Solid Gold Best Ten Music Awards Presentation 1984年度十大勁歌金曲頒獎典禮 (十大勁歌金曲獎), TVB (1985). Retrieved February 16, 2014.
  7. ^ List of Award Winner of The 4th Hong Kong Film Awards 第4屆香港電影金像獎得獎名單, Hong Kong Film Award (1984–85). Retrieved February 16, 2014.
  8. ^ "Singer slips off her shy image". South China Sunday Morning Post. September 22, 1985. Retrieved February 11, 2017.

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