POSTED: Thursday May 28th 2015

Jackie Chan releases winter sports rallying cry with Beijing 2022 Bid Song "Wake Up Winter"

Along with nine other bid songs, “Wake Up Winter” aspires to both spread peace through the message of Olympism and further drive China’s passion for winter sports

Jackie Chan accepts his appointment as Beijing 2022 Music Consultant © Beijing 2022
Jackie Chan accepts his appointment as Beijing 2022 Music Consultant © Beijing 2022

Official release of Beijing 2022 Bid songs featuring Jackie Chan © Beijing 2022
Official release of Beijing 2022 Bid songs featuring Jackie Chan © Beijing 2022

All songs can be accessed via YouTube here:

The song "Wish" can also be accessed via YouTube here:

Beijing, May 28 - World-famous actor/pop-star/icon Jackie Chan was at the Beijing Gehua New Century Hotel yesterday afternoon for the release of 10 Beijing 2022 Bid songs, including his own "Wake Up Winter." Joined by Vice Mayor of Beijing and Executive Vice President of the Beijing 2022 Bid Committee Zhang Jiandong, as well as Beijing Olympic City Development Association (BODA) Vice Chairman Jiang Xiaoyu, Jackie Chan discussed the song's twin messages of spreading world peace through the promotion of Olympic values and sustaining the flames of China's newfound passion for winter sports. Addressing the audience, Jackie Chan explained the lyrics of the song: 'The World is Different and Yet All the Same'," he sang before saying: "'Wake Up Winter' is a testament to how both sport and music have the power to inspire us all, no matter what cultural background we may come from. I am very proud to present this as my contribution to the Beijing 2022 Bid!"

"Wake Up Winter" is one of ten invited musical selections for Beijing's Bid for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games: The lyrics, written by renowned Chinese Olympic songwriter Wang Pingjiu - marking his second collaboration with Mr. Chan on an Olympics song after Beijing 2008's "Welcome to Beijing!" — expand upon   an
understanding of Olympism and winter sports culture from a Chinese perspective while expressing an earnest desire to see a Winter Olympics hosted in Beijing. "Wake Up Winter" composer Zhao Jialin also helped to write Chinese viral track "Little Apple".

Aside from Jackie Chan's "Wake Up Winter", other songs released in support of the bid are "A Dance of Ice and Snow," "Beijing," "Reunited," "A Call for Love," "Heart," "Pursuing a Dream of Snow," "To Never Admit Defeat," "Wish," and "Come Ski on the Great Wall," featuring contributions from other Chinese celebrities such as Sun Nan, Tan Jing, David Zee Tao, Chang Shilei, and the young heartthrob Lu Han.

While making remarks at the release, BODA Vice Chairman Jiang Xiaoyu said: "The fact that we have such young composers and world-renowned singers working together reflects both the youthful and international nature of support behind the Beijing 2022 bid. It is the new generation of China's teenagers and youngsters that feel winter sports passion most fervently; therefore, it is no surprise to me that most of the singers and songwriters behind these pieces are those popular with the country's younger audiences."
After the music's release, Vice Chairman of BODA Jiang Xiaoyu presented Jackie Chan with official certification of his role as a Beijing 2022 Bid Music Consultant, thanking him for his "years of support in the promotion of the Olympic Movement in China through music performance." In response, Jackie Chan said: "As a pop singer who understands the power of music, and an ordinary Chinese who has tried my best ever since Beijing's first Olympic bid back in 1993, I want to urge everyone to support Beijing's Bid for the 2022 Olympic Winter Games by sharing this song."

All of these songs will be officially online after the release, which will ignite another round of fervor and public support for the Beijing 2022 Bid. A YouTube video containing clips of each song, as well as song lyrics, can be found on Beijing 2022's YouTube page by clicking here.

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