The 2008 Beijing Olympic Theme Song – You and Me (我和你)

August 29th, 2008 by Ah Doe

The 2008 Beijing Olympic fever is definitely not over yet…

There was this controversial topic about little Lin Miao Ke (林妙可)’s lip sync performance during the opening ceremony, discussion on how the facilities such as the Bird Nest stadium shall be put to good use after the games. And recently, some guys spread their findings on the medal tally that appears to match the date and time when the terrible earthquake hit Sichuan Province.

2008 Beijing Olympic Medal Tally

51, 21 and 28 for Gold, Silver and Bronze medals respectively…the numbers remind some observant people about the Sichuan Earthquake on 12 May (512), exactly at 2:28pm. What a coincidence!

As for myself, I’m obsessed with Beijing Olympic’s mascots! My latest craziest move was to spend more than $20 to buy kiddo’s McD Happy Meals in order to collect all five of them!

Fu Wa from McDonald

Fu Wa from McDonald View 2

Those who have watched the olympic opening ceremony should know the theme song. It is somehow different from all the olympic theme songs that I’ve heard before and I can feel that this song is delivering a message to bring peace and harmony to the world (Especially a chaotic world we are in now).

This song is in dual language, Chinese and English. Sarah Brightman and the famous Soprano Liu Huan (刘欢) managed to express this song perfectly. One Ang Moh and one Asian, Asian sings Ang Moh part and Ang Moh sings Chinese part, two different skin tone people singing this song in the eyes of the world…even if you don’t listen to the song, this combination is already telling you the olympic’s moto:

ONE WORLD ONE DREAM

The MV is touching….I have to admit

And of course the song too…

The Beijing 2008 Olympic Games Theme Song “You And Me” (Sarah Brightman and Liu Huan) Piano Sheet Preview
The Beijing 2008 Olympic Games Theme Song “You And Me” (Sarah Brightman and Liu Huan) Piano Sheet Preview

This piano sheet/ music score is in original key. In fact, there are a few transpositions in the whole song. Male vocal enters at B Flat Major and transposes to A Major when female sings. When choir and Male take over again, the key switches to B Major and finally ends at C Major.

I have included the lyrics and chords, done the music sheet in two parts: accompaniment and melody.

It may be complicated, but considering that the melody is actually very simple, all you have to deal is the key and some swift scales…

It’s up to you…

Please download The Beijing 2008 Olympic Games Theme Song “You And Me” (Sarah Brightman and Liu Huan) complete piano sheet in PDF Format.

14 Responses to “The 2008 Beijing Olympic Theme Song – You and Me (我和你)”

  1. Bill Says:

    Hi,
    Would you please send me the full copy of Piano and flute sheet music of You and Me Beijing 2008.
    Thanks.
    Bill

  2. Julie Stowell Says:

    Hi,
    Could you please send me the full copy of the piano score with the vocal part incorporated into it for “You and Me”, the 2008 Beijing Olympic Theme Song. I would like to teach it to my 5th graders and need the phonetic pronunciation for the Chinese lyrics as well as the English lyrics. I can’t find it published anywhere.
    Thank you, Julie

  3. Ah Doe Says:

    Hi Julie,

    Is it the romanized Chinese lyrics that you want? Just want to make sure before I modify the lyrics.

  4. Alien Says:

    may you include the full score of this song with the voice part as well please? thanks

  5. leong cw Says:

    can you send me a copy of the music. I love it very much.

    Thanks

    Leongcw

  6. kate smith Says:

    your site is wonderful and provides a much-needed service to musicians! thanks!

  7. Cathy Doheny Says:

    Could you send me a copy of the music with the pin yin? I would like it for my adopted Chinese daughter.
    Thanks!

  8. Andrew A. Sailer Says:

    Hi there, I have just found your website searching on online as I am seeking some information on flutes. Looks like a cool site so I bookmarked your site and will return tomorrow to enjoy a proper read when i have more time. Thank you.

  9. Iain Preston Says:

    Thanks so much for the score! I will learn this for the Chinese New Year celebrations in Cheltenham, England.
    Best wishes to you and Happy New Year!
    Iain

  10. bena huang Says:

    please send me the piano sheet! 😀 thank you!

  11. zhao bi Says:

    Could you please give the full version of 我和你? Thank you.

  12. Linda Hanrahan Says:

    I would love a copy of the sheet music as well, with lyrics. Some of my students would like to sing the song for an event we are having at school.

    Thanks very much! 🙂

  13. Ah Doe Says:

    Hi Linda,

    The link to the piano sheet is embedded within this page.

    http://www.ahdoe.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/2008-beijng-olympic-theme-song-complete-piano-sheet.pdf

  14. Miwako Says:

    Could you please send me the full copy of flute music sheet of You and me Beijing 2008.

    Thank you.

    Miwako

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