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15 Songs Every Asian Must & Should Know

Music is undeniably one of the most powerful, connecting parts of any culture, and you’d best believe that Asia has some of the very best aural offerings in the world.

If you’ve lived and travelled around Asia a lot, some of these songs might have left a mark during your journey; as you might have heard these songs blasted throughout flea markets, restaurants, bars or even at karaoke joints. Some, on the other hand, have been made popular through movies (such as Bollywood ones), or through childhood games and they each play a significant role in our lives as Asians.

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How many of these songs remind you of a special time in your life, and how many of these do you actually know? Go on, have a listen!

1. Yue Liang Dai Biao Wo De Xin (The Moon Represents My Heart) – China

2. Arirang – Korea

3. Bengawan Solo – Indonesia

4. Sayang Kinabalu – Malaysia

5. Rasa Sayang – Malaysia

6. Sukiyaki – Japan

7. Sabai Sabai – Thailand

8.  Srey Sros Khmeng – Cambodia

9. Kuch Kuch Hota Hai – India

10. Diễm Xưa – Vietnam

11. Pheng Lao Kyo Sao Kham Gnum – Laos

12. Inlay Mar Yar Tel Moe – Myanmar

13. Anak – Philippines

14. Home – Singapore

15. Alus Jua Dindang – Brunei

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Written by Kathlyn Ursula D'Souza

Professionally a journalist, personally a lover of all things fried chicken, Gogorn (her big black German Shepherd) and ice cream.

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