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Truong Sa love songs a huge hit

Update: May, 13/2014 - 10:26
Search results for Noi Dao Xa (Far Away from Islands), a song about the love for soldiers living on Truong Sa (Spartlys), totalled 18.5 million hits on Google as of Sunday. — Photo hanoimoi

HCM CITY (VNS) — Search results for Noi Dao Xa (Far Away from Islands), a song about the love for soldiers living on Truong Sa (Spartlys), totalled 18.5 million hits on Google as of Sunday.

Noi Dao Xa was written by veteran composer The Song, who once worked for Viet Nam Radio.

The song was written in 1979 when the composer participated in a creative camp, and was performed many times by professional singers like Trong Tan and Tung Duong.

The song on Google has two versions, one produced by the Viet Nam Television in 2011 and the other by HCM City-based Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper in 2013.

Both performed by young singers, such as Duc Tuan, Phuong Anh, Minh Quan, Ha Hoai Thu, Le Viet Anh and Dong Hung, who recorded with the support of the National Music Academy's choir.

The song includes clips featuring meaningful images about the rights of Viet Nam over Truong Sa and Hoang Sa (Paracel) islands.

Noi Dao Xa is among dozens of songs featuring Truong Sa people and soldiers that have been searched on Google.

Among the songs are Menh Mang Dao Xa (Island in Endless Sea) and Ngoi Nha Linh Dao (Home of Island Soldiers), and Quynh Hop's To Quoc Nhin Tu Bien (Fatherland Seen From Sea) and Tieng Bien (The Voice of Sea).

Hop's works are on Tuoi Tre online and The Thao & Van Hoa (Sports & Culture) newspaper's website thethaovanhoa.vn.

"Through our music, we wanted to show our love for the country," composer Hop said. — VNS

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