Small Town Story (song)

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"Small Town Story" (Chinese :小城故事; pinyin :Xiǎochéng Gùshì) is a song by Chinese singer Teresa Teng. [1]

"Story of a Small Town" is two minutes and 36 seconds long. [2] Teng first recorded it for the 1978 Taiwanese film, The Story of a Small Town , directed by Li Hsing. [3] [ deprecated source ] As one of her hits, it helped her capture an international following. She performed the song at the Music Center of Los Angeles in 1980 when she became the first Chinese singer to perform there. [4] [5]

"Story of a Small Town" became popular in mainland China after the Cultural Revolution. [6] [7] It is one of Teng's most famous songs and has been covered by Asian musicians into the 21st century. [8] [9] [10] [11]

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  1. Jie Jin Chinese Music - 2011 p126 "The songs of Teresa Teng, including Story of Little Town (Xiao Cheng Gu Shi), Sweetness (Tian Mi Mi) and I only Care about You (Wo Zhi Zai Hu Ni), were widely spread on the mainland. These pop songs from Hong Kong and Taiwan gave a ..."
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