As stated, the contest was over at 3:00 p.m today. The idea was to pick songs from 2001 or later that best represent the Beijingers… well, if this were a soundtrack, it could be an interesting eclectic one:
Lose Yourself by Eminem
Beijing Is Not My Home – Demerit
zhongnanhai – carsick cars
北京画面 – 左小祖咒
No One Knows – Queens of the Stone Age
Do Not Move – Pet Conspiracy
Nobody But You – The Wonder Girls
我的2008 – 李楠
Billy Joel’s Piano Man is from way before 2001 but I must agree that if is befitting so I’d include it in the soundtrack but not the drawing.
so.. who won?
Willy‘s answer takes the merit… hey, this is a biased area and I can completely relate to what he wrote. This city is addictive and once people get a taste, they are hooked!!
So yeah it was “Do Not Move” – with its dirty lyrics of ‘stay inside me’ and its sexiness literally oozing out — which sums up Beijing and I think why Beijingers stay here – it’s a intoxicating city which once you’ve had a taste of it, it becomes hard to leave, like a drug, or like Helen Feng singing sweet nothings to me.
The other entries were put in a hat for a random drawing and KIRA‘s name was picked.
So Willy and Kira, please use the contact form to email me your phone number and FULL name to claim your prizes (each won 2 tickets for tomorrow’s shindig)