If you’re not feeling romantic today on Qixi festival, a day many Chinese refer to as “Chinese Valentine’s Day”, well then maybe you haven’t heard Jon Bon Jovi sing what is arguably China’s love anthem, “The Moon Represents My Heart”, which was made famous by Taiwanese singing icon Teresa Teng.
Tudou released the video of the New Jersey rocker performing the song today as Bon Jovi prepares for a Asian tour this fall that will see stops in Beijing, Shanghai, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and Seoul. This will be the band’s first performance in China.
Here is Bon Jovi singing his version of the Teresa Teng classic, The Moon Represents my Heart:
As it is, Bon Jovi isn’t the first non-Chinese performer to perform The Moon Represents My Heart, a song that always gets applause from a Chinese audience from the first moment it is sung.
Here is the Vienna Boys Choir with their rendition:
Hayley Westenra performed the song in Beijing during her 2011 tour with Andrea Bocelli:
Here is Malaysian songstress Siti Nurhaliza (aka Voice of Asia) from 2009:
And to smooth things out, here’s Kenny G’s version from his 2006 album: