Toki no Nagare ni Mi o Makase

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"Toki no Nagare ni Mi o Makase" (時の流れに身をまかせ; meaning "Give yourself to the flow of Time") is a Japanese song by Taiwanese singer Teresa Teng. [1]

The original Japanese version "Toki no Nagare ni Mi o Makase" was the most popular song in Japan in 1986. [2] It is four minutes and fourteen seconds long, [3] and has a Mandarin version named "I Only Care About You" (Chinese :我只在乎你; pinyin :Wǒ zhǐ zàihū nǐ). [4] It was composed by Takashi Miki, with lyrics by Toyohisa Araki. "I Only Care About You" became popular in mainland China after the Cultural Revolution. [5] [6]

The song is well known in Asia and has been recorded by musicians into the 21st century in Taipei and Kuala Lumpur. [7] [8] In a 2010 survey conducted by the Teresa Teng Foundation to determine Teng's most popular hits, "I Only Care About You" received the second-most votes. [9]

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