It's relatively difficult for Chinese songs to become popular overseas due to language limitations. However, a recent Chinese song released nearly 40 years ago is unexpectedly went viral.
Yijianmei, literally a plum blossom, is suddenly very popular on Spotify. The song was first recorded on an album by Chinese singer Fei Yu-Ching in 1983 and he just announced his retirement at the age of 64 in November last year.
On Spotify, it's ranked #1 in Norway, #2 in Sweden, and #1 in New Zealand.
This song is went viral because of the lyrics "XUE HUA PIAO PIAO PIAO BEI FENG XIAO XIAO XIAO (The snow falls and the wind blows)".
In January, an actor posted a clip of himself singing the song in the snow on TikTok, and the clip was later republished by users to various video and social media platforms.
Urban Dictionary, an online dictionary of American slang, also explains "XUE HUA PIAO PIAO PIAO BEI FENG XIAO XIAO".
According to Urban Dictionary, "XUE HUA PIAO PIAO BEI FENG XIAO XIAO XIAO" is suddenly being talked about, ... the song was used in a hit TikTok video…
On Reddit, users were curious what is going on with the song "XUE HUA PIAO PIAO BEI FENG XIAO XIAO”.
To European and American users, "XUE HUA PIAO PIAO BEI FENG XIAO XIAO" has no specific meaning, and all the bad feelings can be applied to this paragraph.
"My credit card is overdrawn, XUE HUA PIAO PIAO BEI FENG XIAO XIAO..."
"The weekend is over again, XUE HUA PIAO PIAO BEI FENG XIAO XIAO..."