My book introduces the readers to many wonderful Chinese songs. I listened to hundreds of songs and put in the book the ones that I really liked. Some of them are Mandopop, which stands for Mandarin popular music, and many came from Taiwan. It all started with Teresa Teng from Taiwan, the Mandopop queen of 1980s. Check her songs on YouTube, like
For more contemporary Mandopop songs listen to S.H.E. and Jay Chou, both of them born in Taiwan.
For a song from Hong Kong, listen to Gloria Yip.