Journey to the West(TV series)

(Chinese Drama)

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Year: Drama 1986

Journey to the West is a Chinese television series adapted from the classic novel of the same title. The series was first broadcast on CCTV in China on 1 October 1986.

Title: 西游记 / Xi You Ji
Also known as: Journey to the West
Broadcast network: CCTV
Theme song: Gan Wen Lu Zai He Fang (敢问路在何方) Dare to Ask Where the Road Is by Jiang Da Wei (蒋大为)

Genre: Chinese mythology, shenmo, fantasy, adventure
Written by: Wu Cheng'en (original story) Dai Yinglu Zou Yiqing Yang Jie
Directed by: Yang Jie Xun Hao Ren Fengpo
Starring: Liu Xiao Ling Tong Wang Yue Xu Shaohua Chi Chongrui Ma Dehua Yan Huaili Cui Jingfu Liu Dagang

Cast

  • Liu Xiao Ling Tong as Sun Wu Kong
  • Wang Yue (汪粤), Xu Shao Hua, Chi Chong Rui as Tang Seng
  • Ma De Hua as Zhu Ba Jie
  • Yan Huai Li as Sha Wu Jing
  • Wang Bo Zhao (王伯昭) as Bai Long Ma / Xiao Bai Long / Little White Dragon Horse
  • Zuo Da Bin (左大玢) as Guan Yin
  • Zhu Long Guang (朱龙广) as Buddha
  • Ai Jin Mi (艾金梅) as Na Zha
  • Qiu Pei Ning (邱佩宁) as Chang E
  • Zhang Yu Shan (章玉善) as Jade Emperor
  • Li Ling Yu (李玲玉) as Yu Tu / Princess Jade Rabbit
  • Zhu Lin (朱琳) as Queen of Women's Country
  • Yang Chun Xia (杨春霞) as Bai Gu Jing
  • Ma Lan (马兰) as Tang Seng's mother
  • Li Yun Juan (李云娟) as Pi Pa Jing
  • Wang Feng Xia (王凤霞) as Princess Iron Fan
  • Wang Fu Tang (王夫棠) as Demon Bull King
  • He Qing as Lian Lian
  • Wei Hui Lan (魏慧兰) as Miss Gao
  • Ni Ge Mu Tu as King (ep23)
  • Yu Hong (于虹)
  • Yang Jun (杨俊)
  • Zhou Tao (周涛)

Production credits

  • Director/producer: Yang Jie 杨洁
  • Cinematographer: Wang Zhongqiu 王崇秋
  • Assistant director: Xun Hao 荀皓 , Ren Fengpo 任凤坡
  • Screenplay: Dai Yinglu 戴英禄, Zou Yiqing 邹忆青, Yang Jie 杨洁
  • Character design: Wang Xizhong 王希钟
  • Main music composer: Xu Jingqing 许镜清

Theme music:  composer Xu Jingqing
Opening theme: Ganwen Lu Zai Hefang (敢问路在何方) performed by Jiang Dawei

Soundtracks

Season1

  • 1 西游记序曲 (Journey to the West Opening Theme) Performed by the musical band of the Central Ballet Troupe; conducted by Hu Bingxu The opening theme music played at the start of each episode
  • 2 百曲千折显精诚 (Thousands of Adversities Prove One's Sincerity) Composed by Wang Liping; lyrics by Wang Liping; performed by Wu Yanze Opening theme song of episodes 7 and 10 during the 1984 run; replaced by the first track in the 1986 run.
  • 3 敢问路在何方 (Dare to Ask Where is the Road) Lyrics by Yan Su; performed by Zhang Baomo / Jiang Dawei Ending theme song; performed by Zhang Baomo during the initial runs in 1984 and 1986; performed by Jiang Dawei in the full 25 episodes run
  • 4 生无名本无姓 (Born Without a Name, Naturally Without a Surname) Lyrics by Fulin and Xiaoling; performed by Huang Xiaoqun Insert song in episode 3; played during the 1986 run; later performed by Wang Xiaoqing
  • 5 大圣歌
  • (Song of the Great Sage) Lyrics by Yan Su; performed by Hu Yinyin Insert song in episode 3, replaced the fourth track in the full 25 episodes run
  • 6 他多想是棵小草 / 被贬五行山
  • (He Wished He Was a Blade of Grass / Trapped Under Five Elements Mountain) Lyrics by Yan Su; performed by Ding Xiaoqing Insert song in episode 4; played during the 1986 run
  • 7 五百年桑田沧海 (500 Years of Great Changes) Lyrics by Yan Su; performed by Yu Junjian Insert song in episode 4; replaced the sixth track in the full 25 episodes run
  • 8 走啊走 (Let's Go) Lyrics by Yan Su; performed by Zhou Lifu / Li Jingxian Insert song in episode 4; performed by Zhou Lifu in the 1986 run; performed by Li Jingxian in the full 25 episodes run
  • 9 吹不散这点点愁 (Cannot Blow Away This Little Bit of Misery) Lyrics by Yan Su, performed by Yu Junjian Insert song in episode 10
  • 10 女儿情 (Women's Feelings) Lyrics by Yang Jie; performed by Wu Jing Insert song in episode 16
  • 11 相见难别亦难 (Meeting is Difficult, Parting Ways is Also Difficult) Lyrics by Yan Su; performed by Wu Jing Insert song in episode 16
  • 12 晴空月儿明 (Clear Sky, Bright Moon) Lyrics by Yan Su; performed by Chi Chongrui Insert song in episode 18
  • 13 何必西天万里遥 (Why Must the West Heaven be So Far Away) Lyrics by Yan Su; performed by Wu Jing Insert song in episode 19
  • 14 天竺少女 (Indian Girl) Lyrics by Yan Su; performed by Li Lingyu Insert song in episode 24
  • 15 青青菩提树 (Green Bodhi Tree) Lyrics by Yan Su; performed by Li Jingxian Insert song in episode 25
  • 16 无底船歌 (Song of the Bottomless Boat) Lyrics by Yan Su; performed by Ye Mao Insert song in episode 25
  • 17 取经归来 (Returning with the Scriptures) Lyrics by Dai Yinglu; performed by Jiang Dawei Insert song in episode 25
  • 18 欢聚花果山 (Happy Gathering at Flower Fruit Mountain)
  • 19 快乐花果山 (Joy in Flower Fruit Mountain)
  • 20 逍遥自在的孙大圣 (The Carefree Great Sage Sun)
  • 21 幽冥界 (The Underworld)
  • 22 初进凌霄殿 (First Entrance into Lingxiao Hall)
  • 23 官封弼马温 (Appointed Keeper of Horses)
  • 24 嫦娥舞曲 (Chang'e's Dance Theme)
  • 25 大闹蟠桃会 (Causing Trouble at the Peach Feast)
  • 26 大战二郎神 (Fighting Erlang Shen)
  • 27 安天会 (Heaven Pacification Meeting)
  • 28 观音宝曲 (Guanyin's Theme)
  • 29 送别 (Farewell)
  • 30 状元巡街 (Top Scholar Parades Through the Streets)
  • 31 江流儿 (The River Flows)
  • 32 放生曲 (Release Theme)
  • 33 江月 (River and Moon)
  • 34 痴梦 (Delusional Dream)
  • 35 猪八戒背媳妇 (Zhu Bajie Carries his Spouse)
  • 36 猪八戒撞天婚 (Zhu Bajie's Marriage)
  • 37 偷吃人参果 (Stealing the Ginsengfruit)
  • 38 仙童骂战 (Argument Between Boys)
  • 39 公主打猎曲 (The Princess Goes Hunting Theme)
  • 40 云山雾海 (Clouded Mountains and Misty Seas)
  • 41 乌鸡遗恨 (Regret in Wuji)
  • 42 登坛作法 (Setting Up an Altar and Preparing for a Ritual)
  • 43 云台显圣 (Display of Power at Cloud Platform)
  • 44 鸳鸯梦 (Dream of the Mandarin Ducks)
  • 45 铁扇仙舞剑 (Princess Iron Fan's Sword Dance)
  • 46 风雨行路难 (A Road Hard to Travel)

 Season 2

  • 1 通天大道宽又阔 (The Path to Heaven is Wide) The main theme song
  • 2 敢问路在何方 (Dare to Ask Where Is the Road) Lyrics by Yan Su; performed by Jiang Dawei The ending theme song
  • 3 伴君常开花一朵 (By Your Side, A Flower Often Blossoms) Insert song
  • 4 心中有路是坦途 (The Road in Your Heart is a Level Path) Originally written as an insert song, but was replaced by 看我跃马扬鞭 (Watch Me Ride My Horse and Wave My Whip) in the final release.
  • 5 留不住去也难 (Cannot Make You Stay, Leaving is Also Difficult) Originally written as an insert song, but was replaced by 就这样走 (Just Leave Like This) in the final release.
  • 6 庄严我神州大地 (The Dignity of Our Land) Insert song
  • 7 多少情和意 (How Much Love and Meaning) Originally written as an insert song, but was replaced by a piece of background music in the final release.
  • 8 看我跃马扬鞭 (Watch Me Ride My Horse and Wave My Whip) Insert song

Journey to the West(TV series) OST - song list