I thought I’d heard some pretty cheesey Chinese pop, but I think this song by “Y.I.Y.O.” tops them all. It’s called 《嫁给我好吗?》 (“Marry me, OK?”). As if the singers themselves looking as cheesey and lame as possible wasn’t enough, they took their nauseatingly saccharine lyrics and merged them with 50’s-style doo-wop! The result is mind-blowingly horrible. At the risk of my own sanity, I did some checking up and discovered that the group only seems to have made one song in this craptacularly awful style. Check it out:

Y.I.Y.O. – 嫁给我好吗?(Flash)
[lyrics link]

I have a morbid fascination with horrible music. Sorry for bringing you all down with me.


John Pasden

John is a Shanghai-based linguist and entrepreneur, founder of AllSet Learning.


  1. That’s not bad at all. Sounds like it should be on the Chinese soundtrack to some Korean teen movie import. And there are a lot of sappy, overproduced Emil Chow songs that could benefit from the same treatment.

  2. Haha, I like how their logo is strangely similar to Tide’s.

  3. Da Xiangchang Says: November 14, 2005 at 2:11 am

    Yeah, the sound was pretty bad, but since my Chinese reading skills are nonexistent, I can’t tell how bad the lyrics are. Yeah, the pictures are pretty bad. Why is it that most Chinese male pop stars look like the fantasies of a 60-year-old gay American man with yellow fever?!! Still, are the photos any dumber than those dumb rapper pics like, say, 50 Cent’s can’t-you-tell-I’m-a-gangsta poses?

  4. Well she sneaks around the world from Kiev to Carolina,
    She’s a sticky-fingered filcher from Berlin down to Belize,
    She’ll take you for a ride on a slow boat to China,
    Tell me where in the world is Carmen Sandiego?

  5. Drew has totally saved this post with his delightful lyrics. YIYO needs to be stricken from the internet forever.

  6. i like the song and they look pretty cute… maybe our tastes are just different….

  7. =) i like it, a nice mix of old and new and a bit of a step away from the normal pop-style songs of Hong Kong culture.

    (No i wasn’t born in China or Hong Kong, yes I was born in the US and yes I am Chinese =) ). Good music +)

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