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Teresa Teng

Teresa Teng
Chinese name 鄧麗君
Chinese name 邓丽君 (simplified)
Pinyin Dèng Lìjūn (Mandarin)
Pe̍h-ōe-jī Tēng Lê-kun (Hokkien)
Birth name Teng Li-yun (鄧麗筠)
Ancestry Daming County, Hebei
Origin Republic of China (Taiwan)
Born (1953-01-29)January 29, 1953
Baojhong, Yunlin, Taiwan
Died May 8, 1995(1995-05-08) (aged 42)
Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Resting place Chin Pao Shan (Jinbaoshan), Taiwan
Other name(s) Teresa Tang, Teresa Deng
Occupation Singer
Genre(s) Mandopop, Cantopop, J-Pop
Instrument(s) Singing
Voice type(s) Mezzo-soprano
Label(s) Taiwan:
Yeu Jow (1967–71)
Haishan (1971)
Life (1972–76)
Kolin (1977–83)
PolyGram (1984–92)
Hong Kong:
EMI (1971)
Life (1971–76)
PolyGram (1975–92)
Polydor K.K. (1974–81)
Taurus (1983–95)
Years active 1967–95

Teresa Teng (January 29, 1953 – May 8, 1995) was a Taiwanese pop singer.

Teng was known for her folk songs and romantic ballads. Many became standards in her lifetime, such as "When Will You Return?" and "The Moon Represents My Heart".[1] She recorded songs not only in her native Mandarin but also in Taiwanese Hokkien,[2] Cantonese,[3] Japanese,[4] Indonesian and English.

Teng, a lifelong sufferer from asthma, died in 1995 from a severe respiratory attack while on holiday in Thailand. She was 42.


  • Early life 1
  • Career 2
  • Death and commemorations 3
  • Personal life 4
  • Influence on popular culture 5
  • Awards received in Japan 6
  • Discography 7
    • Studio albums 7.1
      • Japanese 7.1.1
      • Mandarin 7.1.2
      • English 7.1.3
    • Singles 7.2
    • Concert albums 7.3
  • References 8
  • External links 9

Early life

Teresa Teng was born in Tianyang Village (田洋村), Baozhong Township, Yunlin County, Taiwan on 29 January 1953, to mainland Chinese parents. Her father was a soldier in the Republic of China Armed Forces from Daming, Hebei and her mother was from Dongping, Shandong. She was the only girl, with three older brothers and a younger brother. She was educated at Ginling Girls High School (私立金陵女中) in Sanchong Township, Taipei County.

As a young child, Teng won awards for her singing at talent competitions. Her first major prize was in 1964 when she sang "Visiting Yingtai" from Shaw Brothers' Huangmei opera movie, The Love Eterne, at an event hosted by Broadcasting Corporation of China. She was soon able to support her family with her singing. Taiwan's rising manufacturing economy in the 1960s made the purchase of records easier for more families. With her father's approval, she quit high school to pursue singing professionally.


Teng's singing style conveyed simplicity and sincerity. Yeh Yueh-Yu, a professor of Cultural Theory at the University of Southern California said, "It was the sweetness in her voice that made her famous. She had a perfect voice for folk songs and ballads, and she added traditional folk song stylings into Western-style compositions." Her voice was also described as being "like weeping and pleading, but with strength, capable of drawing in and hypnotizing listeners." Songwriter Tsuo Hung-yun said Teng's voice was "seven parts sweetness, three parts tears."

Teng gained her first taste of fame in 1968 when a performance on a popular Taiwanese music program led to a record contract. She released several albums within the next few years under the Life Records label. In 1973 she attempted to crack the Japanese market by signing with the Polydor Japan label and taking part in Japan's Kōhaku Uta Gassen, a year-round singing match of the most successful artists. She was named "Best New Singing Star".[5] Following her success in Japan, Teng recorded several Japanese songs, including original hits such as "Give yourself to the flow of Time" (時の流れに身をまかせ Toki no Nagare ni Mi wo Makase) which was later covered in Mandarin as "I Only Care About You".

In 1974 the song "Airport" (空港) became a hit in Japan. Teng's popularity in Japan continued despite being briefly barred from the country in 1979 for having a fake Indonesian passport she purchased for US$20,000. The subterfuge had seemed necessary due to the official break in relations between Taiwan and Japan that occurred shortly after the People's Republic of China replaced the ROC in the United Nations.

Teng's popularity boomed in the 1970s after her success in Japan. Singing by now in Mandarin, Cantonese, Japanese and English, Teng's influence spread to Malaysia and Indonesia. In Taiwan she was known not only as the island's most popular export, but as "the soldier's sweetheart" because of her frequent performances for servicemen. Teng was herself the child of a military family. Her concerts for troops featured Taiwanese folk songs that appealed to natives of the island as well as Chinese folk songs that appealed to homesick refugees of the civil war.

In the early 1980s, continuing political tension between China and Taiwan led to her music, along with that of other singers from Taiwan and Hong Kong, being banned for several years in China as too "bourgeois".[6] Her popularity in China continued to grow nonetheless thanks to the black market. As Teng songs continued to be played everywhere, from nightclubs to government buildings, the ban on her music was soon lifted. Her fans nicknamed her "Little Deng" because she had the same family name as Deng Xiaoping; there was a saying that "Deng the Communist leader ruled by day, but Deng the singer ruled by night.[7]

Teng's contract with Polydor ended in 1981. She signed a contract with Taurus Records in 1983 and made a successful comeback appearance in Japan. In 1983 Taurus released her album, Dandan youqing. This album consisted of settings of 12 poems from the Tang and Song dynasties. The music, written by composers of her earlier hits, blended modern and traditional styles of East and West. The most popular single from the album today is "Wishing We Last Forever". The number of hits released in the years from 1984–1989 make them "Teresa Teng's Golden Years" to many of her fans. During this time, she won the All-Japan Record Awards for four consecutive years (1984–1988). Teresa Teng was also named one of the top female singers in the world by TIME magazine.[8] However, there is no article in the TIME Magazine website so the reliability of such report is questionable.

Gunther Mende, Mary Susan Applegate and Candy de Rouge wrote a song entitled The Power of Love for Jennifer Rush. Teresa Teng covered it and made it notable in Asian regions. She originally sang it in her Last Concert in Tokyo - 8 years before being sung and released by Celine Dion.

Teng performed in Paris during the 1989 Tiananmen student protests on behalf of the students and expressed her support. On May 27, 1989, over 300,000 people attended the concert called "Democratic songs dedicated to China" (民主歌聲獻中華) at the Happy Valley Racecourse in Hong Kong. One of the highlights was her rendition of "My Home Is on the Other Side of the Mountain."[9]

Though Teng performed in many countries around the world, she never performed in China. The Communist Party of China eventually invited her to do so in the 1990s, but she never did.[10]

Death and commemorations

Teresa Teng's Hong Kong House

Teng died from a severe asthma attack, though doctors and her partner Paul Quilery had speculated that she died from a heart attack due to a side effect of an overdose of adrenergic agonists while on holiday in Chiang Mai, Thailand, at the age of 42 (43 by East Asian age reckoning) on May 8, 1995.[11] Quilery was buying groceries when the attack occurred.[11] He was also aware that Teresa relied on the same medication in the two months before her death with minor attacks.[11] Teresa was an asthmatic throughout her adult life. Teng was given state honors at her funeral in Taiwan. President Lee Teng-hui was in attendance among thousands.

Teresa Teng was buried in a mountainside tomb at Chin Pao San, a cemetery in Jinshan, New Taipei City (then Taipei County) overlooking the north coast of Taiwan. The grave site features a statue of Teng and a large electronic piano keyboard set in the ground that can be played by visitors who step on the keys. The memorial is often visited by her fans.[12]

A house she bought in 1986 in Hong Kong at No. 18 Carmel Street, Stanley also became a popular fan site soon after her death. Plans to sell the home to finance a museum in Shanghai were made known in 2002,[13] and subsequently sold for HK$32 million. It closed on what would have been her 51st birthday on January 29, 2004.[14]

To commemorate the 10th anniversary of her death, the Teresa Teng Culture and Education Foundation launched a campaign entitled "Feel Teresa Teng". In addition to organizing an anniversary concert in Hong Kong and Taiwan, fans paid homage at her shrine at Chin Pao San Cemetery. Additionally, some of her dresses, jewelry and personal items were placed on exhibition at Yuzi Paradise, an art park outside Guilin, China.[15] The foundation also served as her wishes to set up a school or educational institute.[11]

In May 2002, a wax figure of Teng was unveiled at Madame Tussauds Hong Kong

In April 2015, a set of four stamps featuring Teng were released by the Chunghwa Post.[16]

Personal life

Teng had guarded her personal life from the public since 1987, fearing that it would jeopardize her career. She had a failed relationship with the son of a Malaysian gambling tycoon that ended with his death when she was about 19.

In 1982, Teng was engaged to Beau Kuok, a Malaysian businessman and son of multi-billionaire Robert Kuok. They met in 1978, but Teng called off the engagement due to prenuptial agreements which stipulated that she had to quit and sever all ties with the entertainment industry, as well as fully disclose her biography and all her past relationships in writing.[17]

Teng also had a high-profile rumored relationship with Jackie Chan, which resulted in failed farewell performances on Enjoy Yourselves Tonight in her attempts to fade out of the entertainment business.

In 1989, Teng met a French photographer Quilery Paul Puel Stephane (Paul) in Paris. They spent 7 years together until her death. Paul revealed at an interview with Carol Cheng 3 years after her death that they were engaged in a temple in Chang Mai, Thailand in 1995 and planned to marry in August.[11][18]

Influence on popular culture

  • Teresa Teng, Judy Ongg (1950–), Agnes Chan (1955–), Ouyang Feifei (歐陽菲菲, 1949–), and Yu Yar (尤雅, 1953–) were billed as the "Five Great Asian Divas" during the 1970s and 1980s due to their huge cross-cultural popularity. Teng's music remains the most popular.
  • Her songs have been covered by a number of singers, including Faye Wong who released a tribute album (Decadent Sound of Faye, 菲靡靡之音, 1995) of Teng's popular hits.
  • The 1996 Hong Kong film Comrades: Almost a Love Story directed by Peter Chan features the tragedy and legacy of Teresa Teng in a subplot to the main story. The movie won best picture in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and at the Seattle Film Festival in the United States.
  • Her songs are featured in various films, e.g. Rush Hour 2, The Game, Prison On Fire, Formosa Betrayed, Gomorrah.
  • In 2007, TV Asahi produced a TV movie entitled Teresa Teng Monogatari (テレサ・テン物語)[19] to commemorate the 13th anniversary of her death. Actress Yoshino Kimura starred as Teresa Teng.
  • Teng was "revived" briefly in a Jay Chou concert in 2013 where she appeared as a 3D virtual hologram singing 3 songs with Jay.
  • In 2015, Chinese singer and actor Luhan recorded a cover of Teresa's 1979 song "Tian Mi Mi" for the 2015 release of "Comrades: Almost a Love Story."

Awards received in Japan

Teng received the following awards in Japan:[20]

  • The New Singer Award for "Kūkō" (空港) in 1974.
  • The Gold Award in 1986 for "Toki no Nagare ni Mi o Makase" (時の流れに身をまかせ).
  • The Grand Prix for "Tsugunai" (つぐない) in 1984: "Aijin" (愛人) in 1985; and "Toki no Nagare ni Mi o Makase" in 1986. This was the first time anyone had won the Grand Prix three years in a row.
  • The Outstanding Star Award for "Wakare no Yokan" (別れの予感) in 1987.
  • The Cable Radio Music Award for "Wakare no Yokan" in 1987 and 1988.
  • The Cable Radio Special Merit Award (有線功労賞) in 1995 for three consecutive Grand Prix wins.


Studio albums

Unless it has new songs or new re-recordings of old songs, a compilation is not listed here. Also, these English translations of non-English albums are unofficial; some albums may be impossible to accurately translate.


Polydor Records(1974—1981)


  • 空港/雪化粧(1974/10/21)
  • 夜の乗客/女の生きがい(1975/8/1)
  • アカシアの夢(1975/11/21)
  • 愛の世界(1976/4/1, released in H.K.)
  • ベスト・ヒット・アルバム/Best Hit Album (1976/12/21)
  • パーフェクト24/Perfect24 2LP (1976/11/1)
  • Golden Double Deluxe 2LP (1977/8/21)
  • ふるさとはどこですか(1977/2/21)
  • ファースト‧コンサート/First Concert(1977/7/10)
  • あなたと生きる(1977/12/1)
  • 熱唱!東京夜景(1978/6/21)
  • 心にのこる夜の唄(1978/11/21)
  • ベスト・カラオケ集 1978/12/
  • 華麗なる熱唱(1979/4/1)
  • 演歌のメッセージ(1980/7/1)
  • 你(あなた)/まごころ(1980/9/28)
  • Best & Best テレサ・テン(1980/12/ )
  • ジェルソミーナの步いた道(1981/2/28)
  • 歌声は想い出にふちどられ/テレサ・テン(鄧麗君) (1995/6/25)
  • 永遠の歌声テレサ・テンVol.1 オリジナル曲のすべて(Original) 3CD (1995/10/01)
  • 永遠の歌声テレサ・テンVol.2 中国語曲のすべて 2CD (1995/11/01)
  • 永遠の歌声テレサ・テンVol.3 本の心を歌う 2CD (1995/12/01)
  • テレサ・テン 全曲集 ~つぐない~ (most tracks by courtesy of NU TAURUS K.K./taurus) (1999/09/01)
  • Teresa Teng Last Concert 1985.12.15 at NHK Hall 2CD(all tracks by courtesy of NU TAURUS K.K./taurus) (1999/12/01)


  • 今夜かしら明かしら/雨にぬれた花(1974/3/11)
  • 空港/はぐれ小鳩(1974/7/1)
  • 雪化粧/遠くから愛をこめて(1974/10/21)
  • 女の生きがい/夜霧(1975/3/21)
  • 夜の乗客/暗くなるまで(1975/7/1)
  • アカシアの夢/滿ち潮(1975/10/21)
  • 夜のフェリーボート/赤阪たそがれ(1976/6/1)
  • ふるさとはどこですか/あなたに帰りたい(1977/2/1)
  • あなたと生きる/海岸のホテル(1977/8/1)
  • 東京夜景/手紙(1978/5/10)
  • 你(あなた)/まごころ(1980/7/21)
  • ジェルソミーナの步いた道/西海岸から(1981/2/28)
  • 春を待つ花/香港の夜(1986/8/1)
  • 逢う時はいつも他人/東京夜景(1986/8/1)
  • 情人的關懷(空港)-你在我心中(夜のフェリーボート)(1986/8/1)
  • 夜來香/何君再來(1992/5/2)

Taurus Records (1983—1995)


  • 旅人(1983/6/1) 28TR-2018
  • つぐない(1984/11/1) 28TR-2032
  • 償還 Tsugunai (1984/12/1)28TR-2057
  • 鄧麗君 Teresa Teng Best 20/2LP(1985/1/)18TR 2059 60
  • 愛人(1985/3/1)28TR-2062
  • Original Best Hits Teresa Teng(1985/12/21)28TR-2092
  • NHK Concert Live 演唱會現塲錄音版(1986/1/22)28TR-2095
  • 時の流れに身をまかせ(1986/7/31)28TR-2112
  • 酒醉的探戈(中國語盤) (1986/12/25)28TR-2134
  • 別れの予感(1987/7/5)28TR-2145


  • つぐない テレサ・テン 鄧麗君 (1984/11/1) 35TX-1002
  • ベスト セレクション テレサ・テン Best Selection Teresa Teng 鄧麗君 (1985/3/30) 35TX-1008
  • 償還 鄧麗君 Tsugunai Teresa Teng (1985/6/21)32TX-1016
  • ORIGINAL BEST SELECTION Teresa Teng オリジナルベストセレクションテレサテン(1985/11/21)38TX-1023
  • Teresa Teng CONCERT LIVE (1986/2/1)38TX-1030
  • TERESA TENG BEST SELECTION 時の流れに身をまかせ テレサ・テン(1986/7/2)32TX-1037
  • 時の流れに身をまかせ(1986/8/21)35TX-1039
  • テレサ・テン全曲集 2CD (1986/11/21)(さだめ川 etc.) 29TX-1042-43
  • 酒醉的探戈 (1987/1/22)34TX-1054
  • 別れの予感(1987/7/5)34TX-1066
  • Teresa Teng Top Ten(1987/11/25)30TX-1076
  • Best Hits '88(1988/3/25)34TX-1080
  • 最新オリジナルベスト15(1988/12/21)35TX-2022
  • 浪漫主義 テレサ・テン鄧麗君/荒木とよひさ/三木たかし(1989/3/8)(香港Hong Kong/悲しい自由etc.)32TX-2204
  • テレサ・テン全曲集 鄧麗君(1989/4/8)35TX-2207
  • '90 Best Collection-涙の条件(1990/3/28)TACL-2308
  • テレサ・テン全曲集 2枚組-つぐない涙の条件-他全32曲 (1990/06/06)TACL-2314/2315
  • テレサ・テン歌道場 鄧麗君(1990/11/28)(寝物語を聴かせて/カシオペア/Fire of Love) TACL-2320
  • '91悲しみと踴らせて NEW ORIGINAL SONGS TERESA TENG 鄧麗君 (1991/3/27)(My Song etc.)TACL-2330
  • テレサ・テン全曲集 (1991/6/7)(問わず語り) TACL-2333
  • テレサ・テン全曲集'92 (1991/11/13)(真夏の果実/花) TACL-2338
  • テレサ・テン鄧麗君 ベスト セレクション'92 (Best Selection)(1992/6/3)(愛の陽差し~アモーレミオ/amor mio)TACL-2342
  • 莫忘今宵 鄧麗君 テレサ・テン (1992/10/28) TACL-2347
  • テレサ・テン 鄧麗君 全曲集'93(1992/11/11)TACL-2344
  • Best Songs - Single Collection(1993/3/31)
  • 全曲集-あなたと共に生きてゆく(1993/6/9)
  • '94 Best Selection (1993/11/10)
  • テレサ・テン全曲集 (1994/6/29)
  • テレサ・テン(鄧麗君)I -つぐない 別れの予感 (1994/)
  • テレサ・テン(鄧麗君)II -時の流れに身をまかせ 愛人(1994/)
  • テレサ・テンOriginal Songs 別れの予感/テレサ・テン(鄧麗君) (1994/)
  • 夜來香 鄧麗君 (1994/10/5)
  • テレサ・テン<鄧麗君> 全曲集'95~夜來香~ (1994/11/16)TACL-2386
  • テレサ・テン<鄧麗君> 追悼盤 TERESA TENG Super Selection 2CD(1995/6/7)
  • 鄧麗君<テレサ・テン>TERESA TENG 全曲集 (1995/6/7)TACL-2397
  • 淡淡幽情 鄧麗君 (1995/7/26)
  • 何君再來 鄧麗君 (1995/10/1)
  • The History of Teresa Teng 120songs 鄧麗君 10CD(1995/10/1)
  • テレサ・テン<鄧麗君> Best Selection - 星願(1995/11/25)
  • 可愛的鄧麗君I (1995/12/21)TACL-2411
  • 可愛的鄧麗君II (1995/12/21)TACL-2412
  • テレサ・テン鄧麗君 演花集 (1996/2/25)
  • テレサ・テン鄧麗君 Recollection - 追憶 (1996/5/8)
  • テレサ・テン/五木ひろし夢ふたり-ドリーム/Dream NEWCREEK RECORDS (1996/5/22)
  • テレサ・テン/五木ひろし愛ふたり-Love NEWCREEK RECORDS (1996/5/22)
  • テレサ・テン/ゴー!ゴー!テレサ Go!Go!TERESA (1996/08/01) TACL-2421
  • テレサ・テン シングルズ|Teresa Teng Singles 2CD (1996/10/25)
  • テレサ・テン|Teresa Teng - 憧れの旋律~響往的旋律 2CD (1996/11/25)
  • テレサ・テン/モアゴー!ゴー!テレサ More Go!Go!TERESA (1997/02/05) TACL-2433
  • テレサ・テン at ルトード「三回忌メモリアル秘蔵LIVE at ルイード/My Way」1976/7/新宿ルトード(1997/4/9)
  • BEST SELECTION テレサ・テン ベスト・セレクション (1997/04/25) TACL-2437
  • テレサ・テン 全曲集'98-夢立ちぬ (1997/10/25)
  • 甜蜜蜜(テンミミ)~スクリーン・テーマ集(香港・台湾映画)Screen Theme (1998/01/01)
  • Teresa Teng Top Ten テレサ・テン鄧麗君 ~カバー集~ (1998/03/01)
  • Teresa Teng Top Ten テレサ・テン鄧麗君 ~英語編~ (1998/03/01)
  • Teresa Teng Top Ten テレサ・テン鄧麗君 ~中国語編~ (1998/03/01)
  • テレサ・テン<鄧麗君> コンサート・ライブ Teresa Teng Concert Live("The Power of Love" included) (1998/5/8) TACL-2513

EP 45rpm/CD Single

  • ふたたびの/旅人(1983/10/21)
  • つぐない/笑って乾杯(1984/1/21)
  • 空港/雪化粧(1984/8/1)
  • 愛人/雨に濡れて(1985/2/21)
  • 夜のフェリーボート/女の生きがい(1985/11/1)
  • 愛人/償還(1985/12/21)
  • 時の流れに身をまかせ/黃昏(1986/2/21)
  • スキャンダル/傷心(1986/11/21)
  • 我只在乎你/心路過黃昏(1986/12/28)
  • 別れの予感/酒醉的探戈(1987/6/2)
  • 戀人たちの神話/硝子の摩天樓(1988/1/25)
  • 香港~Hong Kong~/星のしずくに濡れて(1989/3/8)
  • 悲しい自由/香港~Hong Kong~(1989/7/26)
  • 涙の條件/Yes,愛につつまれ(1990/3/28)
  • 悲しみと踴らせて/寝物語を聴かせて(1991/2/27)
  • 愛の陽差し~アモーレ・ミオ~/夢立ちぬ(1992/5/27)
  • 夕凪/晩秋(1992/11/18)
  • 何日君再來(日/中文)(1993/4/28)
  • あなたと共に生きてゆく/愛し愛されて(1993/5/12)
  • 日本デビュー20周年/別れの予感/冬のひまわり(1994/4/23)
  • 夜來香(日/中文)(1994/11/9)
  • 悲しい自由/香港~Hong Kong~ [Remake Single](1996/1/25)
  • そして…めぐり逢い [與五木ひろし合唱](1996/11/4)
  • 時の流れに身をまかせ [與五木ひろし合唱](1996/11/4)
  • 夢立ちぬ/我只在乎你(1997/10/25)

Universal Music LLC

  • 忘れられない~最後のレコーディング(Recording)~(2001/7/18)
  • Teresa Teng 歌姬 ~特撰テレサ・テンの世界~ CD全10巻 付録1全曲歌詞集/付録2鑑賞ガイド(guide)「歌物語」LP size/80 pages (2002)
  • 夢歌 あなだを感じていたい 21世紀のテレサ・テン(花開花謝已經六/了 鄧麗君依然活在我們心中) 2CD (2002)
  • テレサ・テン全曲集 50TH ANNIVERSARY 2CD (2003/5/7)
  • TERESA TENG 50th Anniversary Box- Endless Voyage -CD6枚+特典DVD1枚 生誕50周/特別紀念 (2003/Nov./1)
  • テレサ・テン 生誕50周/フィルムコンサート会場特別版~今でも…~(Film Concert) (2003)
  • 星☆伝説 テレサ・テン デビュー(Debut)三十周/紀念Complete single collection 4CDs,1DVD (2004/6/23 )
  • 歌姫伝説 歿後10周/紀念 DVD2枚+CD1枚+書籍1冊(42歳の生涯) CD-永遠のベスト-テレサ愛の歌 (2005/4/22)
  • テレサ・テン メモリアルベスト Teresa Teng Memorial Best- 永遠の歌姫 (2005/5/4)
  • テレサ・テン CD & DVD THE BEST(CD+DVD) (2005/06/29)
  • テレサ・テン 何君再來 中国語ベスト・セレクション(Best Selection) (2CD) (2006/4/12) (有兩首生前未發行的國語歌 無奈 今晩要的愛)
  • 再見!テレサ・テン メモリアル・ボックス(Memorial Box) 5CD (2007/2/1)
  • テレサ・テン シングル・コレクション(Single Collection)-本語曲完全収録盤 3CD (2007/09/05)
  • Best+Best Teresa Teng/ベスト+ベスト本語&中国語ヒット曲聴き比べ (2008/05/28)
  • テレサ・テン DVD-BOX アジアの歌姫 (4DVD/コンサート・ライブ/メモリーズ~星願~/メモリアルTV~今、甦るテレサ・テン~/歌伝説 テレサ・テンの世界~アジアが生んだ歌姫) (2009/05/13)
  • テレサ・テン 愛のベスト〜三木たかしを歌う〜 (2009/08/05)
  • デュエット&ベスト 新生 (Duet & Best 新生) (2010/4/28) (除了後期合成的合唱歌曲以外,還有另一編曲版本的 空港)
  • 生誕60/ ダイヤモンド・ベスト(Diamond Best)(2CD) (2012/10/10) (有一首生前未發行的歌ふたたび(再来))
  • テレサ・テン オリジナルコレクション CD 4枚組 (Original Collection) 生誕60周/ 永遠のアジアの歌姫 (2012/11/15)
  • テレサ・テン カバーソングコレクション CD 5枚組 (Cover Song Collection) (2013/5/15)
  • テレサ・テン全曲集~ふたたび(再来) 2CD (2013/06/26)
  • テレサ・テンLOVER'S-18のラブ・スト-リ(Love Story)- 黄昏のひととき・あなたを想う 2013/06/26

(Romaji pinyin or translation)

  • 1974: kūkō / yukigeshō (空港 / 雪化粧 Airport/Covered in Snow)
  • 1975: yoru no jōkyaku / onna no ikigai (夜の乗客 / 女の生きがい Passengers at Night / Life of a Woman)
  • 1975: Akashia no yume (アカシアの夢 Dreams of Acacia)
  • 1977: furusato wa doko desu ka (ふるさとはどこですか Where Is Home?)
  • 1977: anata to ikiru (あなたと生きる Living with You)
  • 1978: Tōkyō yakei (東京夜景 Tokyo Night)
  • 1978: kokoro ni nokoru yoru no uta (心にのこる夜の唄)
  • 1980: Enka no messēji (演歌のメッセージ Message of an Enka)
  • 1980: nii (anata) / ma gokoro (你(あなた) / まごころ)
  • 1981: Jerusomīna no arui ta michi (ジェルソミーナの歩いた道 The Way Gelsomina Walked)
  • 1983: Tabibito (旅人 The Traveler)
  • 1984: Tsugunai (つぐない Atonement)
  • 1985: Aijin (愛人 Lover)
  • 1986: Toki no nagare ni mi o makase (時の流れに身をまかせ Traces of Time)
  • 1987: Wakare no yokan (別れの予感 Premonition of Separation)


Life Records (Malaysia/Singapore/Hong Kong) 樂風/麗風唱片機構 (馬來西亞/星加坡/香港)

  • 1972: dang wo yijing zhidao ai / na nu wa qingge (當我已經知道愛 / 娜奴娃情歌)
  • 1973: caiyun fei (彩雲飛)
  • 1974: hai yun (海韻)
  • 1975: meiyou ai zenme huo / yong xiangai (没有爱怎么活 / 永相爱)
  • 1976: Gui ma qiao yisheng (鬼馬俏醫生)
  • 1976: Heart Likes to Just Say Love / I Love You Exactly (心中喜歡就說愛 xinzhong xihuan jiu shuo ai / 我就是愛你 wo jiushi ai ni)

Polygram (寶麗金) / Kolin (歌林唱片)
Albums by Kolin Records with different names are listed separately.

  • 1975: Island of Love Songs: Goodbye! My Love (岛国之情歌: 再见! 我的爱人 daoguo zhi qingge: zaijian! wode airen)
    Also known as Island of Love Songs 1: Goodbye! My Love (岛国之情歌第一集: 再见! 我的爱人 daoguo zhi qingge diyi ji: zaijian! wode airen)
    Mandarin rendition of the Japanese album Kūkō / yukigeshō (空港 / 雪化粧)
    In Taiwan, released by Hai Shan Records (海山唱片)
  • 1976: Island of Love Songs 2: Thinking about You Tonight / Tears of Drizzle (岛国之情歌第二集: 今夜想起你 / 淚的小雨 daoguo zhi qingge dier ji: jinye xiangqi ni / leide xiaoyu)
    Mandarin rendition of the album Yoru no jōkyaku / onna no ikigai (夜の乗客 / 女の生きがい)
  • 1977: Greatest Hits
    Twelve re-recordings of songs originally from Lee Fung Records (丽风唱片)
  • 1977: Island of Love Songs 3: Fine Drizzle (岛国之情歌第三集:丝丝小雨 daoguo zhi qingge disan ji: Sisi xiaoyu)
    Mandarin rendition of the album Akashia no yume (アカシアの夢); bonus addition to the song "Yun shenqing ye shen" (雲深情也深), originally sung by Liu Wen Zheng
  • 1977: Greatest Hits Vol. 2
    Some tracks are re-recordings of songs originally from Lee Fung Records (丽风唱片)
  • 1977: Island of Love Songs 4: Love in Hong Kong (島國之情歌第四集: 香港之戀 dao guo zhi qingge disi ji: Xianggang zhi lian)
    Mandarin rendition of furusato wa doko desu ka (ふるさとはどこですか)
    Two following different songs replaced other two Japanese songs by Teresa Teng instead of rendering them in Mandarin:
    • "The Moon Represents My Heart" (月亮代表我的心), originally sung by Chen Fen Lan (陳芬蘭)
    • "You and Me Next to Each Other" (你我相伴左右), Mandarin rendition of "Shikuramen no kahori [シクラメンのかほり", originally sung by Akira Fuse
  • 1979: Your Sweet Smile / Sweet Honey Honey (甜蜜蜜 tian mi mi)
  • 1980: zai shui yifang (在水一方)
  • 1980: A Small Wish (一个小心愿 yi ge xiao xin yuan)
  • 1980: yuan xiangren (原鄉人)
  • 1981: yuan xiangqing nong (原鄉情濃)
    Slightly different from the Kolin release of the same name
  • 1983: dandan youqing (淡淡幽情)

Kolin (歌林唱片)
These albums with different names have slightly similar tracklists with one or two songs omitted from Polygram counterparts.

  • 1977: Yun shenqing ye shen (雲深情也深)
    Taiwanese edition of Island of Love Songs 3: Fine Drizzle (岛国之情歌第三集: 丝丝小雨)
  • 1977: xiao cun zhi lian / qiansheng youyuan (小村之恋 / 前生有缘)
    Taiwanese edition of Island of Love Songs 4: Love in Hong Kong (島國之情歌第四集: 香港之戀)
  • 1980: yuan xiangqing nong (原鄉情濃)
    Taiwanese edition of yuan xiangren (原鄉人)


  • 1976: With Love from... Teresa Teng (愛之世界 ai zhi shijie, lit. World of love)


  • 1973: Caiyun fei (彩雲飛) 7" EP
  • 1974: "konya kashira ashita kashira / ame ni nure ta hana" (今夜かしら明日かしら / 雨にぬれた花 "Tonight? Tomorrow? / Wet Flower")
  • —: "kūkō / hagure ta kobato" (空港 / はぐれた小鳩 "Airport / Stray Pigeon")
  • —: "yukigeshō / tōku kara ai o kome te" (雪化粧 / 遠くから愛をこめて "Covered in Snow / With Love from Afar")
  • 1975: "onna no ikigai / yogiri" (女の生きがい / 夜霧 "Life of a Woman / Night Fog")
  • —: "yoru no jōkyaku / kuraku naru made" (夜の乗客 / 暗くなるまで "Passengers at Night / Until Dark")
  • —: "Akashia no yume / michishio" (アカシアの夢 / 満ち潮 "Dreams of Acacia" / "Tide")
  • 1976: "yoru no ferībōto / Akasaka tasogare" (夜のフェリーボート / 赤坂たそがれ "Ferry Boat at Night" / Twilight in Akasaka")
  • 1977: "furusato wa doko desu ka / anata ni kaeri tai" (ふるさとはどこですか / あなたに帰りたい "Where Is Home? / You Want to Go")
  • —: "anata to ikiru / umibe no hoteru" (あなたと生きる / 海辺のホテル "Living with You / Seaside Hotel")

Concert albums

  • 1977: Fāsuto konsāto (ファースト コンサート First Concert)


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  20. ^ " テレサ・テン データべース (Teresa Teng Database)", Retrieved 14 Dec 2007.

External links

  • Teresa Teng Foundation 鄧麗君文教基金會
  • 鄧麗君 Teresa Teng テレサ・テン – One And Only
  • Teresa Teng at AllMusic
  • Teresa Teng discography at MusicBrainz
  • Teresa Teng at the Internet Movie Database
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
George Lam
Golden Needle Award of RTHK Top Ten Chinese Gold Songs Award
Succeeded by
Alan Tam
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