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"Tian Mi Mi" (Chinese :甜蜜蜜; pinyin :Tián Mì Mì; literally "very sweet") is a 1979 Mandarin Chinese song by Teresa Teng. The lyrics were written by Zhuang Nu (莊奴, 1922–2016) [1] The music was adapted from a 1940s gambang kromong called "Dayung Sampan" [2] [3] by the pasindhèn Dasimah, [4] and Teng also produced an Indonesian language cover of "Dayung Sampan."

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Teresa Teng Taiwanese singer

Teresa Teng was a Taiwanese singer, one of the most famous and successful singers to originate from the Mandarin-speaking world. She is known to the Chinese community worldwide, even in groups who may not speak Mandarin as their primary Chinese dialect. Teng's popularity was at the peak throughout the 1970s and 1980s, and still remained popular even in the 1990s up till her death in 1995. She was known for her folk songs and ballads, such as "When Will You Return?" and "The Moon Represents My Heart". She recorded songs not only in Mandarin but also in Taiwanese Hokkien, Cantonese, Japanese, Indonesian and English. She also spoke French fluently.


The film Tian mi mi (Comrades: Almost a Love Story) is named after and features the Teresa Teng song. [5] [6]

<i>Comrades: Almost a Love Story</i> 1996 Hong Kong film directed by Peter Chan

Comrades: Almost a Love Story is a 1996 Hong Kong film starring Maggie Cheung, Leon Lai, Eric Tsang, and Kristy Yang. It was directed by Peter Chan. The title refers to "Tian Mi Mi", a song by Teresa Teng whose songs are featured in the film. It was filmed on location in Hong Kong and New York City. Leon Lai later commented in 1997 that the story of Li Xiao Jun is somewhat a description of his own life.


Although the song is indelibly associated with Teresa Teng it has been recorded by many artists.

Luhan version

"Tian Mi Mi (Sweet As Honey)"
Luhan Sweet As Honey.jpg
Single by Luhan
from the album Comrades: Almost A Love Story OST
ReleasedFebruary 3, 2015
Format Digital Download
Genre Pop, R&B
Songwriter(s) Zhuang Nu

The Chinese singer and actor Luhan recorded the song for the soundtrack of the 1996 film Comrades: Almost a Love Story . On January 26, 2015 it was announced that Luhan would be singing the theme song for the film's release in China Comrades: Almost a Love Story , according to Chinese media outlet Sina. The movie, directed by Hong Kong filmmaker Peter Chan, was originally released in 1996. Due to the political tension between Hong Kong and mainland China, however, it has taken 19 years for the film to be approved for release in China. [7] A member of the production team explained, "Peter Chan asked [Chinese musician] Dou Feng to arrange for the recording of a new version of the theme song, and requested that Luhan sings for the film’s soundtrack." Director Peter Chan is said to have asked Luhan to participate due to his gentle and clear voice as he felt it would be effective in expressing the emotions of the song. Generally speaking, it is a much more modern and youthful rendition than the original version. [8] The song was officially launched on February 3, 2015.

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The teaser video of the song was released on February 2, 2015. The music video of the song was released on February 4. The music video was also made to convey the sweet and pure emotions of the lyrics by keeping it very simple and letting Luhan's expressions deliver the message of the song. [9]

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  1. Chinese Music - Page 126 Jie Jin - 2011 -"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. "
  2. Chee, Johny (January 2008). A Tapestra of Baba Poetry (3rd ed.). Penang, Malaysia: Johny Chee. p. 60. Retrieved December 23, 2018 via Google Books.
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  4. Muh. A. Affandie, “Daya Swara Sunda” (1948), quoted in Pandi Upandi, "Pengetahuan karawitan latar belakang dan perkembangan karawitan Sunda" (thesis for Universitias Indonesia, 1984), p. 23
  5. Rey Chow -Sentimental Fabulations, Contemporary Chinese Films 0231508190 2012 "SWEET TERESA If we follow its Chinese title, Tian mimi, the film may be seen simply as the romantic saga of the two protagonists. “Tian mimi,” which means “sweetness,” is the title of a Mandarin hit song originally performed by Teresa Teng, ..."
  6. Gina Marchetti From Tian'anmen to Times Square: Transnational China and the Chinese ...2006 1592132782 "Bottles of soy milk and the commodified music of the transnational Chinese pop star Teresa Teng (Deng Lijun)56 circulate within the film, too. In fact, Teresa Teng's song, "Tian Mi Mi" ("Sweetness") provides the film with its Chinese title, linking ..
  7. "Luhan to Sing Theme Song for Chinese Release of Movie "Comrades: Almost a Love Story"". Soompi . January 26, 2015. Retrieved February 3, 2015.
  8. "Luhan lends his gentle voice for remake of 'Tian Mi Mi' for the OST of 'Comrades: Almost A Love Story'". Allkpop . February 2, 2015. Retrieved February 3, 2015.
  9. "Luhan stars in a simple and pure MV for his OST remake of 'Tian Mi Mi'". Allkpop. February 4, 2015. Retrieved February 4, 2015.