More than 100 acclaimed Chinese musicians and movie stars joined together to sing the already phenomenal song, “Together for a Shared Future.” Its music video debut on Tuesday morning to promote the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games..
The performance line-up includes plenty of dazzling names in showbiz, including mainland’s Wu Jing, Chang Shilei, Li Bingbing, Jackson Yee, Chen Kun, Zhou Xun, Xiao Yang, Huang Xiaoming, Jason Zhang, Allen Lin, Jane Zhang, Tong Liya, Wei Wei, Lay Zhang and Li Yuchun; Hong Kong veteran megastars Jackie Chan, Andy Lau, Alan Tam, Jacky Cheung, Donnie Yen, Nicholas Tse, Coco Lee, and Karen Mok; Macao singers Liu Naiqi, Long Zilan, and Sofia Paiva; Taiwan stars such as Shin, Jam Hsiao, Shu Qi and Nana Ou-yang; as well as Malaysia’s Penny Tai.
The music video debut online the morning of Feb. 1, China’s Spring Festival and Lunar New Year’s Day, followed by its television debut in the evening on China Movie Channel. The chief director of the video, Fu Jie, said that the all-star short film took more than 20 days to create, as it was filmed across multiple cities including Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Hong Kong, Macao, Taipei and Bangkok. The full-length video clocks in at around 11 minutes.
Even before the all-star rendition, the song, composed by Chang with lyrics written by Wang Pingjiu, has already gone viral and become a cultural phenomenon in Chinese society. It was first sung as a duet by William Chan and Tia Ray in September 2021 to promote Beijing 2022. Then in November, young superstar Jackson Yee released a music video for a new version with a viral dance routine, which was then performed in public venues, schools and other public institutions all over China, making the song a household pop hit. Statistics show that by noon on Jan. 24, there were 17.44 billion views related to the song and 53.19 million interactions online. More than 45,000 covers have been uploaded to the web by amateur performers and other entertainers.