2011 TVB Best Theme Song Award @ JayneStars.com

Which 2011 TVB series featured the best theme song? Please cast your vote!


1. Rate the theme song on a scale of 1 to 5 stars (with 1 as awful and 5 as excellent in quality).

2. You can rate ONE or ALL of the theme songs below. Please rate only theme songs you have heard, to make the rating results as fair as possible.

3. After you have rated the various theme songs of your choice, click the SUBMIT button at the bottom of the poll.

4. Each person will only be allowed to vote ONCE in the Best Theme song Award (by rating multiple theme song). Please review your ratings carefully before hitting the SUBMIT button.

The winner of the 2011 Best TVB Theme Song Award will be the song with the highest average rating, factoring in the number of votes submitted.

Deadline to submit all votes is Tuesday, January 31, 2012.

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The “2011 Best of TVB Awards” at JayneStars.com include awards in the following categories:

1.   Best Series
2.   Best Actor
3.   Best Actress
4.   Most Memorable Male Lead Character
5.   Most Memorable Male Supporting Character
6.   Most Memorable Female Lead Character
7.   Most Memorable Female Supporting Character
8.   Best Villain
9.   Most Improved Artist
10. Best Onscreen Couple
11.  Best Special Guest Appearance
12.  Best Theme Song


  1. I also love this award category. TVB needs to have this award too either in the anniversary awards or in the JSG finals.

  2. It is funny the provisional results show the Ghetto Justice theme not even being in the top 5… interesting.

    1. Maybe it wasn’t that memorable….

      They never really played the song during the show unlike the Bottled Passion themesong which played throughout the show.

      1. Can’t exactly start rapping in the middle of the show can they?
        I think it may be because it’s in mandarin, and cantonese speakers may not be able to understand it.

  3. Raymond Lam’s song for Men with No Shadows moves the listener so much. He sang this song really well and imo that theme song should have a higher rank.

    1. It’s doing quite well right now. Not as good as it should be, but there are so many theme songs each year, it’s hard to pick and there’s always more than one song that sounds really good. Also, not everyone watches all the dramas and will not be able to listen to some of the theme songs.

      Raymond did really good this year in the music industry for 2011. He won quite a few awards, so it makes up for it.

  4. Interesting that Rippling Blossom was aired so long ago but its themesong is still so popular.

    1. Kidd,
      “Interesting that Rippling Blossom was aired so long ago but its themesong is still so popular.”

      The song has a nice easy beat to it. Very cheerful just like Chilam! I listened to it at work and it eased my stress a bit. 🙂

  5. Man, I really like 年少無知. Too bad it’s not the main theme song of WHB.

    1. I really like this song too. Too bad it’s not the themesong, so, I can’t put it on the poll. If subtheme songs are included, the poll will be very long.

      1. the lyrics were good but executed poorly b/c the singers aren’t too good.

    2. 年少無知 lyrics by 林若寧 + composer Paul Wong, i love this song very much!!

  6. “I really like 年少無知. Too bad it’s not the main theme song of WHB.” …… me, too.

  7. My fav theme song was

    Bottled Passion 我的如意狼君 – \”朝花夕拾\” (Teresa Cheung) – Every-time it reached the “Ah Ha Ha Ha Ha….” id join in LOL xP

    And i liked Ghetto Justice 怒火街頭 – \”沒時間後悔\” (Hanjin Tan and Jin Au Yeung)
    Twas so catchy! Usually i skipped theme songs but this song i listened to the whole and joined in! So kinda shocked its not in top 3

  8. BP theme song is really a miracle because the lyrics is so simple and yet super touching…it projects such vivid love and melancholy that I m immediately pulled into the mood.
    Especially the word “WAIT” was being sung with such dynamics and emotions.And it sums up the gist of the story–futile waiting for a loved one…sobs

    1. Exactly, love that it has the 80s feel to it…brings me back to my childhood. Love it!

  9. It’s really a tearjerker!
    I can see Tsui Sum amidst the melody…ffforever waiting….

  10. personally disliked the lives of omission theme song A LOT so i’m surprised it’s in the top 10.

    the other truth and ghetto justice themesongs are actually still stuck in my head, so they’re catchy for sure.

    1. But the lives of omission song won the best theme song award in Malaysia for the My AOD awards. I like that song but don’t think it’s the best one. Well, I guess everyone has different tastes for music and dramas.

  11. I really enjoyed Relic’s themesong and Joe sang it powerfully. (霸气) Stump by its low ranking and rating.

    1. Agree with you. Joe Ma is, surprisingly, a rather good singer. I first noticed his singing in ‘Suspect of Love’. I find his voice pleasant. His singing improved in 江山. He injected the right amount of power to the song.

  12. I’m happy that Sentinel’s themesong sung by Steven Ma is Top 5. The series is kinda blah, but, the song is very catchy. Plus, Steven Ma is a good singer. So, he makes the song sound even better than if it’s sung by a less capable singer.

    1. @Kidd: Your comment made me listen to Steven’s life singing of Sentinel in youtube. Reposting what Tamaya @ asianfantics’s opinion the song and Steven’s live singing without enhanced technology assistance,just pure causal singing. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igdslmJMlGM

      Tamaya: Initial reaction @ 1st hearing: Not as ‘ba qi’ (aggressive) as I thought it would be like Relic’s. Changing Sky exudes to me more of pathos, helplessness and the indomitable spirit of little people trapped inside the palace rallying themselves rather than of kings and empires and epic largess. But the song does have drama or maybe it was Steven’s singing that makes it sound full of drama. There’s also a ‘galloping’ rhythm to the song that makes it very catchy..and at themevideo: I wish there were a scene with riders on galloping horses at the drawn out …aaaaaaaa! or during the refrain, “just a thin line between success and failure”. Overall an excellent themevideo, full of drama and pathos, tempo matching with images – like towards the end, Fuk Chuen’s sly smile matching the lyrics of:”still smiling, only belatedly realizes the earth shaking changes”.

      from Fairytale_ Angel Every time I listen to it, somehow I can imagine sorta like on a horse or fighting against his enemies especially during the galloping part of the song and when it comes to the other part, his voice goes gentle and soft you can see the images (or maybe its just me) sort of like scene of couples leaving, friends turning against each other, etc. I think Steven’s voice also add to the song in which brings it out very well…I do wish they added some sort of galloping scenes to make it more intense!

      And coincidentally at a much later date in his print interview Steven echoed our sentiment lamenting the absence of horses in the series that should have had some to bring verisimilitude to the series.

      Steven: It’s actually very difficult for TVB to film ‘good’ costume dramas – sometimes when I’m at work and see these types of situations [hastily built sets], my heart aches. Just take my Sentinel character Nip Dor Bo for example – he’s a high-ranking imperial bodyguard, yet he doesn’t even have one horse-riding scene! Think about it: an imperial bodyguard with his sword in one hand and a horsewhip in the other – isn’t that a better spectacle to behold? If the company was willing to invest a little more in terms of resources, the results would be so much better. But unfortunately, it’s expensive to rent a horse for filming nowadays, plus if the artist doesn’t know how to ride a horse, then they need to hire a stunt person for the scenes – everything costs money! All I can say from an artist’s viewpoint is that it is such a pity. At TVB, there are many people who have the heart and put in the effort wanting to do a good job, but unfortunately there are some situations that we must helplessly accept.”

      1. He nearly lost one of his eyes to a horse. He still not afraid? Very pro.

      2. The song gave me a tension feeling. It’s like a guy or a group of people getting ready to fight a tough battle.

  13. There are only a handful of shows where I watch the entire theme – the rest I listen for one or two episode:

    River of Wine
    When Heaven Burns (for the intro MV – love when Maggie and Moses are blowing in the wind at the end)
    Be Home for Dinner – not sure why, it makes me happy
    Ghetto Justice – I don’t know understand the Mandarin part, but I like it

  14. Looks like Bottled Passion is going to sweep most categories (for the top 3 awards at least). I’d suggest that JayneStars present this back to TVB and get them to give a special mention or award to the Bottled Passion team next year. What a waste that the show is aired after the anniversary awards date. Strange that TVB didn’t realise that it has such a good show in the pipeline towards the end of the year.

    1. I’m sure they know…Tim Gor dont produce garbage, but too bad their heads are all stuck up the politic you know what.

    2. Brilliant idea, pslim
      TVB is having internal reshuffling and maybe there’s lots more to meet the eye.
      If not, they would not have telecast the stupid “Snoops” in the oct.slot, denying BP chances of winning in the Nov awards.
      I think they bent on promoting Myolie and TVB own artistes.
      Just feel bad for the BP team, they deserve better recognition than just being dumped into a forlorn slot.

  15. Please post a link to your favorite theme songs at the beginning of the comment seg. To recap and help pull-in some votes for your favorite,ok?
    For me BP gets opts, makes grown men like me, well up a tear or two just by reading some of the BP comment above. Try to recall some of the other older T.S.

  16. I like Bosco Wong’s rendition of the theme song to “7 Days in Life,” quite a catchy tune. He did sound a little breathless, but this would be the type of song I’ll sing at karaoke. Listening to it while typing….

    1. Then it is the song you like, not the singer. I find the tag singer these days to be so widely used. Any “pig, dog, cat” can say I am a singer just because they sang. The thing is can they REALLY sing? Take away the tune, do it whilst running left and right, switch off the autotune and if you’re still singing on tune with breath to spare, yes then you’re a singer. For me in HK very few deserve that tag.

      1. Funn,
        “Then it is the song you like, not the singer.”

        Yes true. I like songs with some buildup to momentum, which is more fun to sing in karaoke. The pacing is just right.

        Bosco singing skills are still a little out of breath, but I do like the song.

        In the HK music industry, it is more important to be a performer rather than true singer now.

      2. But even in that regards so few can be called a performer.

      3. Funn,
        “But even in that regards so few can be called a performer.”

        “Performer” in generating album sales through looks, appealing image to masses etc. In this sense, I meant an engaging personality that has the mix in qualities, musical talent is no longer the first priority.

        As for “performer” in the ability to hold the stage, dance well and give a good show, many HK singers are still lacking this quality.

      4. Bosco’s singing skill is indeed not that great. But, his pleasant singing voice is suitable for easy listening songs like the 7 Days themesong. 🙂

        I need to relisten to all the songs again to decide. But, so far, I like the following themesong

        A Great Way To Care
        River of Wine
        Relics of the Emissary
        Life and Time of a Sentinel
        Super Snoops
        Grace Under Fire
        Ghetto Justice
        Only You

      5. Kidd,

        A Great Way To Care
        River of Wine – Professional
        Relics of the Emissary
        Life and Time of a Sentinel
        Super Snoops
        Grace Under Fire
        Ghetto Justice – Professional
        Only You

        The rest TVB stars correct?

      6. @ Funn

        Nope. WHB sung by Paul Wong, remember? And BP sung by Cheung Tak Lan.

  17. Probably needed a poll for the outro as well, that way When Heaven Burns can literally burn every other outro of 2011.

  18. How to rate if the reason the song sounds bad is because the singing sing badly. The song itself I can see is not bad. But, the singing is bad.

  19. Just sent in my vote. Sigh. The songs I rated 5 only one barely make top 5. Of all the songs here, I think GJ is the best. It’s very upbeat and energetic. It has the same effect as Aaron’s ‘Strong’. Make listener feel enthusiastic and ready for challenge.

    1. Kidd,
      Sometimes the spirit of participation is more important than the end result. 🙂

      1. I agree and at times the process is a lot more important than the final result…


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