Taiwanese Pop Music
Before 1960, Western music dominate the Mandarin. Now younger can accept various
 kinds of music. Those songs are presented on radio, TV or even a live concert andmakes
 Taiwanese music reach to the international status. Taiwan now becomes the center of
 Chinese pop music and industry. In mid 1970, local pop music breakthrough its
 singing style by reflecting political consciousness and social comments. On the late 1980s, many
 "idol  singers" showed up and got amazing success. Their image is usually modest clothes,
 neat  hair and baby face. Moreover, they are often under 20. Such idol singers as the Little
 Tigers, ªL§Ó¿o or ª÷«°ªZ did good jobs. Meanwhile, some idol groups overseas, The
 Green Shoppers and L.A. Boyz. However, some singers want to make their music
 international. Therefore, many singers such as ³¯²QµØ, went abroad to record her albums.
 This instilled many new concepts into their music. in addition, some foreign singers regard
 Taiwan as one of their chief markets, like Ben Jovi or Michael Jackson. To produce albums
 by adapting foreign style, not always fit the local singer, and doesn't guarantee to be
 successful because they cannot imitate the brainchild to another culture. While other singers
 try to create their own brainchild, to use their own language, images and themes is the
 main  part of their music and reflect their own culture. Talking more about Taiwanese pop
 music.  Taiwanese singers give audience an up-to-date feeling about their songs. For
 example,  Chiang Hui and Hung Jung-hung combine the traditional Japanese style of ballad
 singing by  adding melodies, thus they can have wide-range-age audience including older and
 younger listeners. Besides Chiang Hui and Hung Jung-hung, another good example is Lin Chiang
 who adapts Western influences into his songs by using alternative rock or heavy
 metal. Non-mainstream singers also play an important role on Taiwanese-dialect music.  For
 example, The Black List sang about selfishness of modern society and Taipei terrible
 traffic by combing electric guitars and a loud, emotional style. Another example is Chen
 Ming-chang (³¯©ú³¹) who described his experiences growing up in Taiwan by indigenous
 musical style. As a whole, Taiwanese or Mandarin or non-mainstream singers all were
influenced by both local and international, and this combination lead to the adulthood
 of Taiwanese pop music.