Popular Chinese Music: Mandopop, Rock, Hip Hop Songs for Teens / Tweens

popular Chinese Mandopop music for teens

Anyone else tired of hearing the same Chinese nursery rhymes? If your kids are growing up and ready for music that parents and kids can enjoy, try Mandopop! Chinese pop, rock, and hip hop songs can get teens and tweens interested in Chinese culture and language. Certain modern Chinese songs may be appropriate for young kids as well.

popular Chinese Mandopop music for teens

At what age can kids listen to Chinese Mandopop music?

Since Chinese pop, rock, and hip hop songs might contain more mature topics, these songs are generally suitable for the tween or teen age group.

Every family is different, and songs by the same artist vary in content, so some might be suitable for younger elementary-aged children.

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Popular Chinese pop, rock, and hip hop music for teens and tweens!

Here are some Chinese music artists that my kids and I have been listening to!

Jay Chou 周杰倫

1. 周杰倫 Jay Chou

Genre: Pop, hip hop, rock

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周杰倫 Jay Chou is a Tawainese musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, film producer, actor, and director. His music has been popular in Asia for the last decade! Our favorite 周杰倫 Jay Chou song is Listen to Mom 聽媽媽的話 (printable lyrics in this post).

林俊傑 JJ Lin

2. 王力宏 Wang Lee Hom

Genre: Pop, Hip Hop

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王力宏 Wang Lee Hom is a popular Chinese-American singer-songwriter, actor, producer, and film director. 十二生肖 of our favorite 王力宏 Wang Lee Hom songs!

四叶草 Joyce Chu

3. 朱主爱 Joyce Chu (also known as 四叶草)

Genre: Pop

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Joyce Chu is a Malaysian Chinese singer, songwriter, and actress. She sings in Mandarin Chinese (sometimes English and Malay) and plays by piano, guitar and ukulele.

Joyce Chu was one of the first Chinese pop artists that we listened to as a family. Here are some songs that my kids and I love!


4. 林俊傑 JJ Lin

Genre: Pop

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林俊傑 JJ Lin is a Singaporean singer, songwriter, and actor who has been popular over the last decade. Most of his songs are Mandarin Chinese, but some are in Hokkien and Cantonese.

5. 金志文 Jin Zhi Wen

Genre: Rock, pop

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金志文 Jin Zhi Wen is a Chinese pop and rock artist. Our favorite song by 金志文 is 遠走高飛!

Good Meimei - Camelia for you

6. 好妹妹 Good Meimei

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Genre: Indie pop

好妹妹 is a Chinese Indie pop band by Xiaohou Zhang and Hao Qin. but I really enjoy their acoustic music and we often have the Mandarin Chinese album Camelia for You on replay! Their lyrics are also clear and easy to understand!

Who are your favorite Chinese Mandopop artists? What are your kids favorite songs?

Please share with me in the comments below! I’d love to explore your recommendations!

Disney songs and soundtracks in Chinese, Korean, English - 3

More Chinese songs that my kids love!

Happy singing and dancing, friends!


  1. Hi Betty,
    I’m new to your blog. I’m amazed by the wealth of information here. Thank you for sharing. Here are some of our favourites, hope you like them.
    Wei Lynn
    胡夏 Xia Hu – Those Bygone Years 那些年
    你笑起来真好看 – 李昕融、樊桐舟、李凯稠
    星星 – 弘诺方舟&李欣融(李昕融)
    Michael Wong 光良【 Fairy Tale 童话 Tong Hua 】

    1. Hi Wei Lynn! Thank you so much for taking the time to write and share your favorite songs! I really appreciate the links and look forward to listening to them! 🙂

  2. Hi there – I really appreciate this page as my husband and I are going to try for a baby soon and want them to learn Mandarin. I listen to mostly k-pop, but my favorite Mandopop group is WayV!

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