France - One song per day.

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France - One song per day.

Postby Romain » Wed Dec 04, 2013 5:31 pm

French songs with or without French / Songs in French by another countries, I try to do a fairly complete panorama of French music.

You are welcome to comment.

The Spotify playlist (a lot of missing song alas)





List of songs:
Page 9 Adam De La Halle - Jeu de Robin et Marion - 1282 or 1283 - Classical
Page 23 Philippe De Vitry - In Arboris - 1320 - Classical
Page 25 Josquin des Prez - Ave Maria ... Virgo serena - 1485 - Classical
Page 27 Clément Janequin - Le chant des Oyseaulx - 1537 - Classical
Page 35 Nicolas Gombert - In Te Domine Speravi - Motet à six voix - 1539 - Classical
Page 16 Jean-Baptiste Lully - Marche pour la cérémonie des turcs - 1670 - Classical
Page 14 Marc-Antoine Charpentier - Te Deum - 1688/1698 - Classical
Page 29 Michel Richard Delalande - Simphonies pour le Soupers du Roy - Concert de trompettes - 1703 - Classical
Page 32 Jean-Philippe Rameau - Rondeau des Indes galantes (Les sauvages) - 1735 - Classical
Page 16 Claude Joseph Rouget De Lisle - Chant de Guerre pour l'Armée du Rhin ou La Marseillaise - 1792
Page 25 Hector Berlioz - Symphonie Fantastique - Marche au supplice - 1830 - Classical
Page 26 Unknown - Les anges dans nos campagnes - before 1846 - Classical
Page 11 Adolphe Adam - Minuit, chrétiens - 1847 - Classical
Page 33 Charles Gounoud - Ave Maria - 1853 - Classical
Page 5 Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville - Au clair de la lune - First recorded song - 1860
Page 34 Jean-Romain Grosjean - Il est né le divin enfant - 1862
Page 1 Georges Bizet - Le pêcheur de perles - Je crois entendre encore - 1863 - Classical
Page 27 Jean-Baptiste Clément / Antoine Renard - Le temps des cerises - 1866
Page 30 Louis Théodore Gouvy - Requiem op.70 - 1874 - Classical
Page 4 Camille Saint-Saëns - Danse Macabre op 40 - 1874 - Classical
Page 20 Charles-Marie Widor - Symphonie pour orgue n°5 - Toccata - 1879 - Classical
Page 6 Gabriel Fauré - Élégie pour violoncelle et piano, op 24 - 1880 - Classical
Page 7 Jacques Offenbach - Les contes d'Hoffmann - Belle nuit, ô nuit d'amour - 1881 - Classical
Page 11 Léo Delibes - Lakmé - Duo des fleurs - 1883 - Classical
Page 19 Emmanuel Chabrier - España - 1883 - Classical
Page 30 Yvette Guilbert - Le fiacre - 1888
Page 3 Erik Satie - Gymnopédie n°3 - 1888 - Classical
Page 18 Vincent D'Indy - Tableaux de voyage op.33 - Le Glas - 1889 - Classical
Page 13 Ernest Chausson - Concert pour violon, piano et quatuor à cordes en Ré majeur op.21 - Sicilienne - 1892 - Classical
Page 4 Paul Dukas - L'apprenti sorcier - 1897 - Classical
Page 34 Louis Vierne - Messe solennelle - 1900- Classical
Page 19 Mado Robin - Frou-Frou - 1897
Page 23 Félix Mayol - Viens, Poupoule ! - 1902
Page 28 Jules Massenet - Thaïs - Méditation - 1903 - Classical
Page 3 Claude Debussy - Suite Bergamasque - Clair de lune - 1905 - Classical
Page 28 Bach - La caissière du Grand Café - 1914
Page 13 Mistinguett - Mon Homme - 1916
Page 22 Lili Boulanger - Vieille prière bouddhique - 1917 - Classical
Page 10 Léo Daniderff - Je cherche après Titine - 1917
Page 31 Louis Lynel - Nuit de Chine - 1922
Page 22 Arthur Honegger - Pacific 231 - 1923 - Classical
Page 8 Darius Milhaud - La Création du monde op.81 - 1923 - Classical
Page 26 Charles Koechlin - Vers la voûte étoilée op. 129 - 1923-33 - Classical
Page 9 Berthe Sylva - Les roses blanches - 1925
Page 17 Jean Cras - Journal de Bord - 1927 - Partie III : Quart de 4 à 8 - Classical
Page 2 Maurice Ravel - Boléro - 1928 - Classical
Page 25 Georges Milton - Pouet Pouet - 1929
Page 7 Joséphine Baker - J'ai deux amours - 1930 
Page 3 Lucienne Boyer - Parlez-moi d'amour - 1930
Page 14 Louis Lynel - Ma Normandie - 1930
Page 31 Henri Garat - Avoir un bon copain - 1931
Page 33 Reda Caire -Auprès de ma blonde - 1933
Page 23 Pauline Carton - Sous les palétuviers - 1934
Page 24 Damia - La guinguette a fermé ses volets - 1934
Page 1 Gaston Ouvrard - Je ne suis pas bien portant - 1934
Page 18 Alibert - Le plus beau tango du monde - 1935
Page 26 Marie Dubas - Le tango stupéfiant - 1936
Page 27 Jean Gabin - Quand on s'promène au bord de l'eau - 1936
Page 21 Henry Garat - C'est un mauvais garçon - 1936
Page 6 Olivier Messiaen - Fête des belles eaux - 1937 - Classical
Page 3 Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grappelli - Minor Swing - 1937 - Jazz
Page 8 Ray Ventura - Qu'est-ce qu'on attend pour être heureux ? - 1937
Page 12 Fréhel - La Java Bleue - 1938
Page 26 Johnny Hess - Je suis swing - 1938 - Jazz
Page 18 Rina Ketty - J'attendrai - 1938
Page 2 Mireille et Jean Sablon - Puisque vous partez en voyage - 1938
Page 17 Fernandel - Félicie aussi ! - 1939
Page 21 Jean Lumière - La valse au village - 1939
Page 31 Albert Préjean - Amusez-vous ! - 1939
Page 18 GusViseur - Flambée Montalbanaise - 1940 - Jazz
Page 34 Django Reinhart - Nuages - 1940 - Jazz
Page 14 Léo Marjane - Je suis seule ce soir - 1941
Page 12 Anna Marly - Le chant des partisans - 1941
Page 28 Marie Bizet - Rythme et swing - 1942
Page 3 Lucienne Delyle - Mon amant de Saint-Jean - 1942
Page 2 Charles Trenet - Que Reste-t'il de nos amours ? - 1942
Page 20 Lina Margy - Ah ! Le petit vin blanc - 1943
Page 12 Anna Marly - La complainte du partisan - 1943
Page 4 Yves Montand - Les Feuilles Mortes - 1945
Page 8 Luis Mariano - La Belle de Cadix - 1945
Page 29 Colette Mars - Le vent emporte ma chanson - 1946
Page 18 Tino Rossi - Petit papa Noël - 1946
Page 23 Fernand Sardou - Aujourd'hui peut-être - 1946
Page 35 Charles Trenet - La mer - 1946
Page 19 Henri Betti - C'est si bon - 1947
Page 29 Pierre Dudan - Clopin-Clopant - 1947
Page 14 Line Renaud - Ma cabane au Canada - 1947
Page 27 Jacqueline François - Mademoiselle de Paris - 1948
Page 24 Pierre Schaeffer - Cinq Etudes de bruits - 1948 - Classical & Electro
Page 12 Francis Lemarque - À Paris - 1949
Page 24 Francis Lemarque - Bal, petit bal - 1949
Page 33 Edith Piaf - Hymne à l'amour - 1949

Page 22 André Claveau - Domino - 1950
Page 3 Henri Salvador - Le loup, la biche et le chevalier (une chanson douce) - 1950
Page 11 Jean Bretonnière - Sous le ciel de Paris - 1951
Page 17 Mick Micheyl - Un gamin de Paris -1951
Page 25 Marcel Mouloudji - Comme un p'tit coquelicot - 1951
Page 1 Brassens & Patachou - Maman, papa - 1952
Page 14 Georges Guetary - La route Fleurie - 1952
Page 33 Georges Brassens - La marine - 1953
Page 7 Maurice Chevalier - Dans la vie faut pas s'en faire - 1953
Page 13 Alain Romans - Quel temps fait-il à Paris - 1953 - OST & Jazz
Page 30 Marcel Landowski - Concerto pour ondes Martenot orchestre à cordes et percussions - 1954 - Classical
Page 13 Cora Vaucaire - La Complainte de la Butte - 1955
Page 9 Boris Vian - Je Bois - 1955
Page 17 René-Louis Lafforgue - Le poseur de rails - 1956
Page 1 Magali Noël - Fais-moi mal, Johnny - 1956
Page 25 Léo Arnaud - Bugler's Dream - 1958 - Classical
Page 19 Guy Béart - L'eau vive - 1958
Page 15 Anny Flore - Julie la rousse - 1958
Page 7 Jacques Brel - Ne me quitte pas - 1959
Page 21 Philippe Clay - L'accordéon - 1959
Page 28 André Dassary - Adieu tristesse - 1959
Page 20 Roger Guérin - Discord - 1959 - Jazz
Page 22 Darío Moreno - Tout l'amour - 1959
Page 25 Georgette Plana - L'hirondelle du faubourg - 1959
Page 25 Michel Simon - Mémère - 1959

Page 1 Bourvil - C'était bien (au petit bal perdu) - 1960
Page 4 Juliette Gréco - Il n'y a plus d'après - 1960
Page 13 Gilian Hills - Zou bisou bisou - 1960
Page 23 André Hodeir - Jazz et Jazz - 1960 - Jazz
Page 6 Edith Piaf - Non, je ne regrette rien - 1960 
Page 29 Paul Blamar - Moin çé on maléré - 1961
Page 15 Les Double Six - Tickle Toe (Le racket et les balles) - 1961 - Jazz
Page 11 Zizi Jeanmaire - Mon truc en plumes - 1961
Page 14 Marcel Amont - Un Mexicain - 1962
Page 18 Isabelle Aubret - Un premier amour - 1962
Page 24 Leny Escudero - Pour une amourette - 1962
Page 27 Les Fantômes - Cafards - 1962
Page 12 Maurice Jarre - Lawrence of Arabia - 1962 - OST
Page 19 Michel Magne - Mélodie en sous-sol - Palm Beach thème - 1962 - OST & Jazz
Page 10 Francis Poulenc - Sonate pour clarinette, 2ème mouvement : Romanza - 1962 - Classical
Page 4 Salvatore Adamo - Tombe la neige - 1963
Page 9 Alain Barrière - Elle était si jolie - 1963
Page 21 Patricia Carli - Demain, tu te maries - 1963
Page 6 Georges Delerue - Le Mépris - Camille - 1963 - OST
Page 24 Colette Dereal - La valse folle - 1963
Page 26 Alice Dona - C'est pas prudent - 1963
Page 22 Colette Magny - Melocoton - 1963
Page 20 Les Mustangs - Drums - 1963
Page 9 Claude Nougaro - Cécile ma fille - 1963 
Page 11 Colette Renard - Les nuits d'une demoiselle - 1963
Page 9 Sheila - L'école est finie - 1963 
Page 7 Soeur Sourire - Dominique - 1963
Page 23 Hélène April - Je m'ennuie - 1964
Page 34 Charles Aznavour - Hier encore - 1964
Page 2 Gilbert Bécaud - Nathalie - 1964
Page 33 Jacques Brel - Amsterdam - 1964
Page 20 Annie Cordy - Six roses - 1964
Page 12 Henri Dutilleux - Métaboles - 1964 - Classical
Page 4 Jean Ferrat - Que serais-je sans toi ? - 1964
Page 2 France Gall - Laisse tomber les filles - 1964
Page 32 Les Gam's - L'été reviendra - 1964
Page 34 Geneviève Grad - Douliou douliou Saint-Tropez - 1964
Page 2 Françoise Hardy - La Nuit Est Sur La Ville - 1964
Page 34 Michel Legrand - Les parapluies de Cherbourg - Je ne pourrai jamais vivre sans toi - 1964 - OST
Page 30 Félix Marten - T'es moche - 1964
Page 3 Les Parisiennes - Il fait trop beau pour travailler - 1964
Page 25 Rachel - Le chant de mallory - 1964
Page 34 Sylvie Vartan - La plus belle pour aller danser - 1964
Page 29 François Deguelt - Le ciel, le soleil et la mer - 1965
Page 8 Antoine Duhamel - Pierrot Le Fou - Ferdinand - 1965 - OST
Page 22 Gribouille - Mathias - 1965
Page 19 Chantal Kelly - Mon ami, mon chien - 1965
Page 27 Marjorie Noël - Dans le même wagon - 1965
Page 10 Les Problèmes - Non, je ne vois rien - 1965
Page 15 Annie Philippe - Tout finit à St. Tropez - 1965
Page 4 Régine - Les P'tits papiers - 1965
Page 5 Hervé Vilard - Capri, c'est fini - 1965
Page 5 Antoine - Les élucubrations - 1966
Page 24 Adèle - Je ne veux plus d'accordéon - 1966
Page 8 Michèle Arnaud - les papillons Noirs - 1966
Page 4 Hugues Aufray - Céline - 1966
Page 25 Pierre Barouh - A l'ombre de nous - 1966
Page 26 Les Bowlers - Il est trop tard - 1966
Page 29 Cléo - Et moi, et toi, et soie - 1966
Page 5 Pascal Danel - Les neiges du Kilimanjaro - 1966
Page 15 Chantal Goya - Si tu gagnes au flipper - 1966
Page 9 Francis Lai - Un homme et une femme - 1966 - OST 
Page 10 Les 5 Gentlemen - Si tu reviens chez moi - 1966
Page 14 Les Pros - Drugstore Midnight - 1966
Page 15 Long Chris - Névralgie Particulière - 1966
Page 3 Mireille Mathieu - Paris en colère - 1966
Page 16 Gilbert Safrani - Les gens s'en vont dans le ciel - 1966
Page 24 Structures Sonores Lasry-Baschet - Manège - 1966 - Classical
Page 25 Les Troubadours - La ballade Polly Maggoo - 1966
Page 14 Zouzou - Il est parti comme il est venu - 1966
Page 10 Charles Aznavour - Emmenez-moi - 1967
Page 1 Brigitte Bardot - Harley Davidson - 1967
Page 22 Clothilde - Saperlipopette - 1967
Page 28 Évariste - Les pommes de lune - 1967
Page 2 Pierre Henry - Psyché Rock - 1967 - Classical & Electro
Page 16 Marie Laforêt - Mon amour, mon ami - 1967
Page 14 Christie Laume - Rouge Rouge - 1967
Page 30 Michel Legrand - Les demoiselles de Rochefort - Thème d'Andy - 1967 - OST
Page 32 Charlotte Leslie - Les filles, c'est fait pour faire l'amour - 1967
Page 16 Christine Pilzer - Ah-Hem-Ho-Uh-Err - 1967
Page 21 Guy Skornik - Fire - 1967
Page 4 Stella - Si vous connaissez quelque-chose de pire qu'un vampire, parlez m'en toujours, ça pourra peut-être me faire sourire - 1967
Page 7 Jacqueline Taïeb - 7 heures du matin - 1967
Page 10 Dominique Walter - Les petits boudins - 1967
Page 28 Arlette Zola - Deux garçons pour une fille - 1967
Page 2 Barbara - Du bout des lèvres - 1968
Page 18 Barbara - Mon enfance - 1968
Page 23 Richard de Bordeaux & Daniel Beretta - La drogue - 1968
Page 33 Georges Chelon - Nous on s'aime - 1968
Page 1 Jacques Dutronc - Proverbes - 1968
Page 34 Jacques Dutronc - Il est cinq heures, Paris s'éveille - 1968
Page 4 Claude François - Comme d'habitude - 1968
Page 33 Serge Gainsbourg et Brigitte Bardot - Bonnie & Clyde - 1968
Page 8 Les Goths - Turn Over - 1968
Page 18 Sophie Makhno - Obsessions 68 - 1968
Page 5 Jean-François Michael - Adieu, jolie Candy - 1968
Page 33 The piranha' sounds - La turbie piranhienne - 1968
Page 1 Michel Polnareff - Le bal des Laze - 1968
Page 21 Jean-Claude Risset - Computer suite for little boy - 1968 - Classical
Page 21 Victoire Scott - Quatrième Dimension - 1968
Page 18 Patrick Abrial - Fétiche - 1969
Page 18 Alec - L'étranger - 1969
Page 31 Les Apollos & la Danse Cosmique - Cosmonautic Blues - 1969
Page 13 Ronnie Bird - Sad Soul - 1969
Page 19 Jacques Charpentier - Pour le Kama Soutra - 1969 - Classical
Page 30 Le cœur - Un soleil assis dans la neige - 1969
Page 11 Pierre-Alain Dahan - Slowrama - 1969
Page 11 Mireille Darc - Hélicoptère - 1969
Page 20 Eric Demarsan - L'armée des ombres - Thème de Gerbier - 1969 - OST
Page 29 Dickens - Génocide - 1969
Page 19 Docdaïl - Aere Perennius - 1969
Page 31 Pierre Dutour - Tracking - 1969
Page 3 Serge Gainsbourg - Je t'aime... moi non plus ! - 1969
Page 32 Les Landles - Le monde est mort - 1969
Page 34 Jean-Pierre Lugan - Le petit proton soviétique - 1969
Page 19 Le Système Crapoutchik - L'horrible rêve - 1969
Page 22 Georges Garvarentz - Le temps des loups - OST - 1969
Page 6 Michel Legrand - Les moulins de mon coeur - 1969
Page 27 Michèle Mercier - Six-Huit - 1969
Page 9 Jean-Pierre Mirouze - Sexopolis - Thème - 1969 - OST
Page 4 Georges Moustaki - Le Métèque - 1969
Page 18 Jean-Claude Oliver - L'invité - 1969
Page 16 Roland Vincent - L.S.D. partie - 1969

Pagr 26 Ame Son - A coup de hache - 1970 - Jazz
Page 21 Jack Arel - Picture of Spring - 1970
Page 15 Baroque Jazz Trio - Zoma - 1970 - Jazz
Page 31 Big Jullien and His All Star - Wake the monster - 1970 -Jazz
Page 14 Claude Bolling - Borsalino - Thème - 1970 - OST
Page 7 François De Roubaix - Dernier Domicile Connu - 1970 - OST
Page 20 Jean-Pierre Ferland - Le chat du café des artistes - 1970
Page 3 Jean-Jacques Perrey - E.V.A. - 1970 - Electro
Page 1 Boby Lapointe - Méli-Mélodie - 1970
Page 34 Philippe Sarde - Les choses de la vie - Thème - 1970 - OST
Page 32 Christine Sèvres - Tu es venu - 1970
Page 34 Stellius - What I'd like - 1970
Page 17 Triangle - Peut-être demain ? - 1970
Page 28 Michel Ypar - Encore - 1970
Page 9 Zanini - Tu veux ou tu veux pas ? - 1970
Page 27 Berenice - Alors Dieu châtia l'Homme - 1971
Page 3 Julien Clerc - Ce n'est rien - 1971
Page 8 Michel Delpech - Pour Un Flirt - 1971
Page 2 Léo Ferré - Avec le temps - 1971
Page 32 Léonie - En Alabama - 1971
Page 14 Danyel Gérard - Butterfly - 1971
Page 9 Les Poppys - Non, non, rien n'a changé - 1971
Page 23 Raymond Lefèvre - JO - Générique - 1971 - OST
Page 28 Gilbert Montagné - The Fool - 1971
Page 2 Nicoletta - Mamy Blue - 1971
Page 2 Michel Polnareff - Qui A Tué Grand' Maman - 1971
Page 22 Tac Poum Système - Asmodaï - 1971
Page 31 Yan Tregger - Sun Adoration - 1971
Page 23 Igor Wakhevitch - Materia Prima - 1971
Page 9 Dominique Blanc-Francard - Ailleurs/Icare - 1972
Page 20 Charles Dumont - Comme une fugue de Bach - 1972
Page 6 Michel Fugain - Une belle histoire - 1972
Page The Moving Gelatine Plates - The world of genius Hans – 1972
Page 31 Jane et Julie - Notre homme à moi - 1972
Page 3 Maxime Le Forestier - San Fransisco - 1972
Page 27 Philippe Nicaud - C'ex - 1972
Page 3 Les variations - Je suis juste un rock'n'roller - 1972
Page 20 Catherine Ribeiro + Alpes - Paix - 1972
Page 13 Véronique Sanson - Amoureuse - 1972 
Page 22 Ann Sorel - L'amour à plusieurs - 1972
Page 3 Jean-Claude Vannier - Les gardes volent au secours du roi - 1972
Page 8 Philippe Besombes - La ville - 1973
Page 17 Vladimir Cosma - L'Affaire Crazy Capo - 1973 - OST
Page 7 Diane Dufresne - J'ai Rencontré L'homme De Ma Vie - 1973
Page 25 Les Frères Jacques - La confiture - 1973
Page 2 Alain Goraguer - La Planète Sauvage - 1973 - OST & Electro
Page 22 Pierre Groscolas - Lady Lay - 1973
Page 14 Lafayette Afro Rock Band - Hihache - 1973
Page 15 Serge Lama - Je suis malade - 1973
Page 2 Magma - Mekanïk Destruktïw Kommandöh - 1973/1989
Page 24 Tonio Rubio - Bass in action n°2 - 1973
Page 13 Stone et Charden - Made in Normandie - 1973
Page 11 The Peppers - Pepper Box - 1973 - Electro
Page 6 Areski Belkacem - C'est normal - 1974
Page 2 Christophe - Les Mots Bleus - 1974 
Page 24 Marcel Dadi - Le derviche tourneur - 1974
Page 3 Dalida - Il venait d'avoir 18 ans - 1974
Page 26 Bernard Estardy - Gang Train - 1974
Page 1 Nino Ferrer - Le sud - 1974
Page 3 Daniel Guichard - Mon vieux - 1974
Page 20 Jean-Claude Pelletier - Hello Streakers! - 1974
Page 33 Atoll - L'araignée-Mal - 1975
Page 20 Joe Dassin - L'été indien - 1975
Page 18 Cortex - La rue - 1975 - Jazz
Page 17 Gérard Grisey - Partiels - 1975 - Classical
Page 18 Harlem pop Trotters - Penwick - 1975
Page 20 Il était une fois - J'ai encore rêvé d'elle - 1975
Page 29 Teddy Lasry - Los Angeles - 1975
Page 13 Gérard Lenorman - La Ballade des gens heureux - 1975
Page 3 Gérard Manset - Il voyage en solitaire - 1975
Page 1 Jeanne Moreau - India Song - 1975
Page 11 Janko Nilovic - Drug Song - 1975
Page 20 Pulsar - Pollen - 1975 - Electro
Page 8 Resonance - OK Chicago - 1975
Page 6 Jean Yanne - Chobizeness - Coït - 1975 - OST
Page 3 Jane Birkin - Ballade de Johnny Jane - 1976
Page 32 Cerrone - Love in C Minor - 1976
Page 24 Richard Clayderman - Ballade Pour Adeline - 1976
Page 4 Jean-Michel Jarre - Oxygène Part IV - 1976 - Electro
Page 16 Michel Colombier - L'Alpagueur - Main Theme - 1976 - OST
Page 30 Dick Rivers - Faire un pont - 1976
Page 3 Philippe Sarde - Le locataire - Main theme - 1976 - OST
Page 13 The Droids - The Force - 1976 - Electro
Page 10 Wapassou - Messe en ré mineur - 1976
Page 23 Cerrone - Supernature - 1977
Page 6 Philippe Chatel - J't'aime bien Lili - 1977
Page 12 Yves Duteil - Prendre un enfant - 1977
Page 7 Little Bob Story - Riot in Toulouse - 1977
Page 28 Moon Birds - Cristal N°3 - 1977
Page 5 Marie Myriam - L'enfant et l'oiseau - 1977
Page 7 Plastic Bertrand - Ça plane pour moi - 1977
Page 9 Jean-Luc Ponty - Mirage - 1977 - Jazz
Page 11 Zachary Richard - Travailler, c'est trop dur - 1977
Page 23 Yves Simon - Diabolo Menthe - 1977
Page 3 SpAce - Magic Fly - 1977 - Electro
Page 9 Space Art - Onyx - 1977 - Electro
Page 16 A 3 Dans les WC - Contagion - 1978
Page 15 Black Devil - H-Friend - 1978 - Electro
Page 31 Bulldozer - J'suis punk - 1978
Page 12 Louis Chédid - T'as beau pas être beau - 1978
Page 16 Marie et les Garçons - Re-Bop - 1978
Page 8 Métal Urbain - Paris Maquis - 1978
Page 12 Michel Sardou - Je vole - 1978
Page 28 Richard Vimal - Migrations - 1978
Page 30 Jean-Pierre Alarcen - Premier mouvement - 1979
Page 13 Cabrel - Je l'aime à mourir - 1979
Page 5 Jean-Patrick Capdevielle - Quand t'es dans le désert - 1979
Page 21 Eric Charden - L'été sera chaud - 1979
Page 16 Joël Fajerman - Flowers Love - 1979 - Electro & OST
Page 31 Philippe Guerre - Marche Blues - 1979 - Electro
Page 5 Patrick Hernandez - Born to be alive - 1979
Page 11 Jacques Higelin - Champagne - 1979
Page 29 Lio - Le Banana Split - 1979
Page 18 Lizzy Mercier Descloux - Fire - 1979
Page 25 Les Olivensteins - Euthanasie - 1979
Page 12 Jacques Loussier - Pulsion - 1979 - Jazz
Page 31 Chris O'Hara - Sur les coussins de la discothèque - 1979
Page 1 Pierre Perret - Mon P'tit Loup - 1979
Page 31 Sheila B. Devotion - Spacer - 1979
Page 16 Stinky Toys - Birthday Party - 1979

Page 18 Abus Dangereux - Le Roy est Mort, Vive le Roy - 1980
Page 24 Cha Cha Guitri - 1981
Page 10 Elli & Jacno - Main dans la main - 1980
Page 31 Eskaton - Dagon - 1980
Page 6 Le Grand Orchestre du Splendid - La Salsa du démon - 1980
Page 8 Mathématiques Modernes - Disco Rough - 1980
Page 9 Modern Guy - Electrique Sylvie - 1980
Page 15 Tristan Murail - Gondwana - 1980 - Classical & Electro
Page 34 Nini Raviolette - Suis-je normale ? - 1980
Page 12 Ottawan - T'es OK - 1980
Page 15 Suicide Roméo - Suicide Roméo - 1980
Page 1 Taxi Girl - Cherchez le garçon - 1980
Page 2 Trust - Antisocial - 1980
Page 18 Pierre Boulez - Répons - 1981 - Classical & Electro
Page 22 Comix - Touche pas mon sexe - 1981
Page 5 Patrick Coutin - J'aime regarder les filles - 1981
Page 2 Charlélie Couture - Comme un avion sans aile - 1981
Page 31 Charles de Goal - Exposition - 1981
Page 5 Hervé Cristiani - Il est libre Max - 1981 
Page 17 Guerre Froide - Demain Berlin - 1981
Page 15 La Souris Déglinguée - Rock'N'Roll Vengance - 1981
Page 4 Marquis de Sade - Wanda's Loving Boy - 1981
Page 2 Renaud - Manu - 1981
Page 5 Jean Schultheis - Confidence pour confidence - 1981
Page 29 TGV - T.G.V. (Très Grande Vitesse) Partie 1 - 1981
Page 22 Ti Céleste - Testaman - 1981
Page 5 Chagrin d'Amour - Chacun fait c'qui lui plaît - 1982
Page 8 Gérard Blanchard - Rockamadour - 1982
Page 32 Renaud Gagneux - Requiem - Introitus et Kyrie - 1982 - Classical
Page 21 Ici Paris - Allo le monde... - 1982
Page 11 Kas Product - Never Come Back - 1982
Page 17 Les Forbans - Chante - 1982
Page 1 Richard Gotainer - La ballade de l'obsédé - 1982
Page 3 Indochine - L'aventurier - 1982
Page 32 Guy Marchand - Destinée - 1982
Page 16 Act. - Ping pong - 1983
Page 6 Isabelle Adjani - Pull Marine - 1983 
Page 13 Axel Bauer - Cargo - 1983
Page 30 Deux - Game and performance - 1983
Page 31 Catherine Lara - Le rockeuse de diamants - 1983
Page 24 Malavoi - Caressé mwen - 1983
Page 17 Jakie Quartz - Mise au point - 1983
Page 28 Regrets - Je ne veux pas rentrer chez moi seule - 1983
Page 24 François Tusques - Le Musichien - 1983 - Jazz
Page 30 Complot Bronswick - I know The Power of words - 1984
Page 27 Die Form - Masochist - 1984
Page 25 Cookie Dingler - Femme libérée - 1984
Page 13 Martin Dupont - Just Because - 1984
Page 27 Ice - La grande guerre - 1984
Page 29 Moon Ray - Comanchero - 1984
Page 9 Paul Personne - Barjoland - 1984
Page 34 Les Rita Mitsouko - Marcia Baila - 1984
Page 17 Téléphone - Un autre monde - 1984
Page 18 Daniel Balavoine - Tous les cris, les S.O.S. - 1985
Page 3 Bérurier Noir - Le renard - 1985
Page 5 Bibie - Tout doucement - 1985
Page 26 Etienne Daho - Tombé pour la France - 1985
Page 3 Jean-Jacques Goldman - Je te donne - 1985
Page 31 Johnny Hallyday - Quelque chose de Tennessee - 1985
Page 19 Les Visiteurs Du Soir - Je t'écris d'un pays - 1985
Page 3 Michel Jonasz - La boîte de Jazz - 1985
Page 16 Marc Lavoine - Les yeux revolver - 1985
Page 12 Message - Dernière nuit - 1985
Page 21 Partenaire Particulier - Partenaire Particulier - 1985
Page 32 Renaud - Mistral Gagnant - 1985
Page 10 Ruth - Polaroïd/Roman/Photo - 1985
Page 14 Marc Seberg - L'éclaircie - 1985
Page 23 Laurent Voulzy - Belle-Île-en-Mer, Marie-Galante - 1985
Page 14 Buzy - Body Physical - 1986
Page 31 Corynne Charby - Boule de flipper - 1986
Page 22 Gold - Ville de lumière - 1986
Page 29 Allain Leprest - Y'a rien qui s'passe - 1986
Page 26 License IV - Viens boire un p'tit coup à la maison - 1986
Page 5 Caroline Loeb - C'est la Ouate - 1986
Page 30 Sabine Paturel - Les bêtises - 1986
Page 13 Jean-Claude Petit - Jean de Florette - Theme - 1986 - OST
Page 12 Julie Pietri - Ève lève-toi - 1986
Page 7 Stephanie de Monaco - Ouragan - 1986
Page 2 Mylène Farmer - Libertine - 1986
Page 4 La Compagnie Créole - Ca fait rire les oiseaux - 1986
Page 19 Francis Lalanne - On se retrouvera - 1986
Page 19 Les Ablettes - Jackie s'en fout - 1986
Page 10 Images - Les démons de minuit - 1986
Page 6 Elli Medeiros - Toi mon toit - 1986
Page 28 Ludwig Von 88 - Bière et punk - 1986
Page 14 Parabellum - Cayenne - 1986
Page 25 Trisomie 21 - The last song - 1986
Page 20 Arnold Turboust - Adelaïde - 1986
Page 19 À Caus' des Garçons - À Cause des Garçons - 1987
Page 17 Anyway - Face au monde - 1987
Page 26 Art Zoyd - Baboon's Blood - 1987
Page 4 Jean-Louis Aubert - Les plages - 1987
Page 16 Louis Bertignac - Ces idées-là - 1987
Page 5 Desireless - Voyage Voyage - 1987
Page 31 France Gall - Ella, elle l'a - 1987
Page 33 Jean-Jacques Goldman - Là-bas - 1987
Page 9 Patricia Kaas - Mademoiselle chante le blues - 1987
Page 20 Les Calamités - Vélomoteur - 1987
Page 16 Eddy Louiss - Blues for Klook - 1987 - Jazz
Page 20 Eric Morena - Oh ! Mon bateau - 1987
Page 4 Guesch Patti - Etienne - 1987
Page 23 Michel Portal - Mozambic - 1987 - Jazz
Page 33 Raft - Yaka Dansé - 1987
Page 16 Début de Soirée - Nuit de folie - 1988
Page 34 Richard Desjardins - Les Yankees - 1988
Page 9 Les Garçons Bouchers - Carnivore - 1988
Page 12 Gipsy King - Djobi Djoba - 1988
Page 28 Véronique Jannot - Aviateurs - 1988
Page 3 Bernard Lavilliers - On The Road Again - 1988
Page 12 Lightwave - Le Parvis - 1988 - Electro
Page 22 Mano Negra - Mala Vida - 1988
Page 1 Les Négresses Vertes - Voilà L'été - 1988 
Page 13 Norma Loy - Power of spirit - 1988
Page 6 Princess Erika - Trop de Bla-bla - 1988
Page 11 Eric Serra - Le grand bleu - Theme - 1988 - OST
Page 24 Soldat Louis - Du rhum, des femmes - 1988
Page 23 Tristan - Bonne bonne humeur ce matin - 1988
Page 21 Dominic Sonic - When My Tears Run Cold - 1989
Page 15 Jad Wio - Ophélie - 1989
Page 23 Maurane - Toutes les mamas - 1989
Page 1 Richard Gotainer - Le Combat De Rock - 1989 
Page 3 Zouk Machine - Maldòn (La musique dans la peau) - 1989

Page 21 Michel Berger - Le paradis blanc - 1990
Page 18 Elmer Food Beat - Daniela - 1990
Page 7 Pauline Ester - Oui, je l'adore - 1990
Page 12 Liane Foly - Au fur et à mesure - 1990
Page 34 Les Freluquets - La débauche - 1990
Page 5 Thierry Hazard - Le Jerk - 1990
Page 24 Little Nemo - L'heure d'hiver - 1990
Page 2 Niagara - J'ai Vu - 1990
Page 18 Vanessa Paradis - Tandem - 1990
Page 1 Pigalle - Dans la salle du bar tabac de la rue des Martyrs - 1990
Page 17 Diane Tell - La légende de jimmy - 1990
Page 19 Joëlle Ursull - White & Black Blues - 1990
Page 25 Les Wampas - Petite fille - 1990
Page 22 Assassin - Esclave de votre société - 1991
Page 4 Au P'tit Bonheur - J'Veux du Soleil - 1991
Page 19 Dany Brillant - Suzette - 1991
Page 27 Jil Caplan - Tout c'qui nous sépare - 1991
Page 9 Fédération Française de Funk - New Funk Génération - 1991
Page 24 Kent - Tous les mômes - 1991
Page 6 Les Inconnus - Auteuil, Neuilly, Passy - 1991
Page 14 Jean-Louis Murat - Col de la Croix-Morand - 1991
Page 1 Les Rita Mitsouko - Les Amants - 1991
Page 34 Yannick Noah - Saga Africa - 1991
Page 21 Peter Kitsch - Come On sur mon scoot - 1991
Page 30 Les Rats - Je m'emmerde - 1991
Page 2 William Sheller - un Homme Heureux - 1991
Page 2 Mc Solaar - Bouge de là ! - 1991
Page 28 Caline Georgette - On danse - 1992
Page 18 Deep Forest - Sweet Lullaby - 1992
Page 34 Noir Désir - Tostaky (Le continent) - 1992
Page 10 Les innocents - L'autre Finistère - 1992
Page 10 Pow Wow - Le Chat - 1992
Page 19 Regg'Lyss - Mets de l'huile - 1992
Page 27 Les VRP - Aujourd'hui, c'est dimanche - 1992
Page 2 L'affaire Louis Trio - Mobilis In Mobile - 1993 
Page 31 Âme strong S.A. - Tout est bleu - 1993 - Electro
Page 13 Billy Ze Kick - Mangez-moi ! Mangez-moi ! - 1993
Page 17 Alain Chamfort - L'ennemi dans la glace - 1993
Page 23 Pascal Comelade - Promenade des Schizophrenes - 1993
Page 24 Enzo Enzo - Juste quelqu'un de bien - 1993
Page 33 Loudblast - Cross the Threshold - 1993
Page 17 Axelle Red - Sensualité - 1993
Page 2 Alain Souchon - Foule Sentimentale - 1993 
Page 10 Les Thugs - As happy as possible - 1993
Page 7 Pierre Vassiliu - La vie ça va - 1993
Page 33 Alai Bashung - Ma petite entreprise - 1994
Page 13 Daran et les chaises - Dormir dehors - 1994
Page 7 Gérald De Palmas - Sur La Route - 1994
Page 2 IAM - Le Mia - 1994
Page 20 Lynda Lemay - Le plus fort, c'est mon père - 1994
Page 15 Ministère A.M.E.R. - Plus vite que les balles - 1994
Page 15 Alliance Ethnik - Respect - 1995
Page 29 Arno - Les yeux de ma mère - 1995
Page 26 Blankass - La couleur des blés - 1995
Page 4 Dominique A - Le Twenty-Two bar - 1995
Page 24 Miossec - Non non non non - 1995
Page 21 Mütiilation - Born Under the Master’s Spell - 1995
Page 11 Kat Onoma - La Chambre - 1995
Page 26 Silmarils - Cours vite ! - 1995
Page 2 Suprême NTM - Paris sous les bombes - 1995 
Page 30 Blaszcyk et Les Electrolux - Pour vous Madame - 1996
Page 13 Diabologum - La Maman et la Putain - 1996
Page 5 Dimitri from Paris - Sacré Français - 1996 - Electro
Page 6 Doc Gynéco - Nirvana - 1996
Page 33 G-Squad - Aucune fille au monde - 1996
Page 4 Juliette - Rimes Féminines - 1996
Page 6 Khaled - Aïcha - 1996
Page 8 Valérie Lemercier - Goûte mes frites - 1996
Page 20 Philippe Léotard - Lonesome Piéton - 1996
Page 30 Nuttea - La weed brûle - 1996
Page 29 Manu le Malin - An old dream - 1996 - Electro
Page 14 Motorbass - Flying Fingers - 1996
Page 32 Sloy - Idolize - 1996
Page 3 Yann Tiersen - J'suis jamais allé - 1996
Page 17 Tonton David - Chacun sa route - 1996
Page 8 Ophélie Winter - Dieu m'a donné la foi - 1996
Page 25 Gabriel Yared - The English Patient - Theme - 1996 - OST
Page 3 Daft Punk - Around The World - 1997 - Electro
Page 21 Dolly - Je n'veux pas rester sage - 1997
Page 6 Era - Ameno - 1997
Page 21 Faudel - Tellement je t'aime - 1997
Page 12 Laurent Garnier - Crispy Bacon - 1997 - Electro
Page 10 La Tordue - lola - 1997
Page 20 Les Ogres de Barback - Rue de Panam - 1997
Page 1 Louise Attaque - J't'emmène au vent - 1997
Page 16 Massilia Sound System - Brûle ces papiers - 1997
Page 16 Ménélik - Je me souviens - 1997
Page 19 No One Is Innocent - Nomenklatura - 1997
Page 10 Florent Pagny - Savoir aimer - 1997
Page 17 Rachid Taha - Ya Rayah - 1997
Page 12 Air - Sexy Boy - 1998 - Electro
Page 10 René Aubry - La Grande Cascade - 1998 - Classical
Page 25 Autour de Lucie - Sur tes pas - 1998
Page 5 Alain Bashung - La nuit je mens - 1998
Page 29 Marc Collin - Les Kid Nappeurs - Thème principal - 1998- OST
Page 27 Francis Dhomont - Je te salue, vieil océan ! - 1998 - Classical & Electronic
Page 8 Alex Gopher - The Child - 1998 - Electro
Page 10 Idéal J - Hardcore - 1998
Page 23 Manau - La tribu de Dana - 1998
Page 16 Matmatah - Lambé An Dro - 1998
Page 22 Roudoudou - Peace and Tranquility to Earth - 1998 - Electro
Page 23 Sinclair - Si c'est bon comme ça - 1998
Page 5 Stardust - Music Sounds Better with You - 1998 - Electro
Page 34 Suprême NTM - Ma Benz - 1998
Page 32 Tryo - L'hymne de nos campagnes - 1998
Page 5 Zebda - Tomber le chemise - 1998
Page 32 Etienne Charry - Par ici la monnaie - 1999
Page 8 Thomas Fersen - La Chauve-Souris - 1999
Page 20 Laidy Laistee - Et si... ? - 1999
Page 15 Larusso - Tu m'oublieras - 1999
Page 13 Lofofora - Les Gens - 1999
Page 25 Mass Hysteria - Contraddiction - 1999
Page 6 Mr Oizo - Flat Beat - 1999 - Electro
Page 7 Michel Petrucciani - Brazilian Like - 1999 - Jazz
Page 10 Saïan Supa Crew - Angela - 1999
Page 29 Damien Saez - Jeune et con - 1999
Page 22 Hélène Ségara - Il y a trop de gens qui t'aiment - 1999
Page 33 Svinkels - Réveille le punk - 1999
Page 12 Tahiti 80 - Heartbeat - 1999
Page 15 Erik Truffaz - Siegfried - 1999 - Jazz

Page 6 Alizée - Moi... Lolita - 2000
Page 23 Françoiz Breut - Si tu disais - 2000
Page 30 Grand Popo Football Club - Les hommes, c'est pas des mecs bien ! - 2000 - Electro
Page 20 Michel Houellebecq - Célibataires - 2000
Page 10 Mirways - Naïve Song - 2000 - Electro
Page 17 Modjo - Lady (Hear me tonight) - 2000 - Electro
Page 11 Nèg' Marrons - Le bilan - 2000
Page 15 Paris Combo - Living Room - 2000
Page 18 Pierpoljak - Maman - 2000
Page 14 St Germain - Rose rouge - 2000 - Electro & Jazz
Page 30 Carnival in Coal - Don't be happy, worry - 2001
Page 32 Le pélican frisé - Les cervelles sont cuites - 2001
Page 2 Etienne Daho et Dani - Comme un Boomerang - 2001
Page 6 Expérience - Aujourd'hui, maintenant - 2001
Page 1 Brigitte Fontaine et Noir Désir - Bis Baby Boum Boum - 2001
Page 13 Gotan Project - Santa Maria - 2001 - Electro
Page 28 Manu Chao - Me gustas tu - 2001
Page 1 Noir Désir - Le vent nous portera - 2001
Page 20 The Supermen Lovers - Starlight - 2001 - Electro
Page 1 Hubert-Félix Thiéfaine - Guichet 102 - 2001
Page 33 Corneille - Parce qu'on vient de loin - 2002
Page 14 Eiffel - Tu vois loin - 2002
Page 2 Johnny Hallyday - Marie ! - 2002
Page 8 Le Peuple de l'Herbe - No Escape - 2002
Page 21 One T - The Magic Key - 2002
Page 10 Sanseverino - Mal ô mains - 2002
Page 4 A.S. Dragon - Dirty - 2003
Page 24 Stéphane Belmondo - Notre Père -2003 - Jazz
Page 12 Carla Bruni - Quelqu'un m'a dit - 2003
Page 18 Alexandre Desplat - Girl with a pearl earring - Griet's Theme - 2003 - OST
Page 8 Christophe Héral - Hyllian Suite - 2003 - VGST
Page 12 La Grande Sophie - Devenir grand (On savait) - 2003
Page 16 Les Fatals Picards - Goldorak est mort - 2003
Page 2 M - Qui de nous deux ? - 2003
Page 24 Mc Jean-Gab'1 - Donjon - 2003
Page 5 Mickey 3D - Respire - 2003
Page 5 Tété - A la faveur de l'automne - 2003
Page 6 Keren Ann - La forme et le fond - 2004
Page 30 Amel Bent - Ma philosophie - 2004
Page 23 Anorexia Nervosa - Sister September - 2004
Page 15 Bruno Coulais - Les Choristes - Vois sur ton chemin - 2004 - OST
Page 27 Daniel Darc - Je me souviens, je me rappelle - 2004
Page 9 Vincent Delerm - Fanny Ardant et Moi - 2004
Page 27 David Lafore - Un baiser, une bombe - 2004
Page 28 Kool Shen - Un ange dans le ciel - 2004
Page 11 La Rue Kétanou - Les hommes que j'aime - 2004
Page 24 Luke - La sentinelle - 2004
Page 17 Passi - Face à la mer (feat Calogero) - 2004
Page 12 Sinsémilia - Tout le bonheur du monde - 2004
Page 34 Uncommonmenfrommars - You can be evil - 2004
Page 15 Bénabar - Le Dîner - 2005
Pgae 29 Mathieu Boogaerts - Une bonne nouvelle - 2005
Page 3 Camille - Ta Douleur - 2005
Page 25 Clarika - Ne me demande pas - 2005
Page 25 Hocus Pocus - Hip-Hop ? - 2005
Page 22 Justin(e) - Parle moi - 2005
Page 33 L'Oeuf Raide - Stange 50's - 2005 - Electro
Page 4 Philippe Katerine - Louxor J'adore - 2005
Page 10 Raphaël - Caravane - 2005
Page 6 Olivia Ruiz - J'traîne des pieds - 2005
Page 26 Smooth - Smooth - 2005 - Electro
Page Martin Solveig - Rejection - 2005 - Electro
Page 13 Ulan Bator - Pensées Massacre - 2005
Page 14 Vitalic - My friend Dario - 2005 - Electro
Page 19 Wax Tailor - Our Dance - 2005 - Electro
Page 7 AaRON - U Turn (Lili) - 2006
Page 23 Babx - Crack Maniac - 2006
Page 17 Bob Sinclar - Rock this party (Everybody dance now) - 2006 - Electro
Page 9 Jeanne Cherhal - Voilà - 2006
Page 20 Debout sur le zinc - La déclaration - 2006
Page 30 Diam's - La boulette - 2006
Page 15 Dj Mehdi - Signatune - 2006 - Electro
Page 16 Richard Galliano - Tango pour Claude - 2006 - Jazz
Page 14 Pierre Guimard - Stéphanie - 2006
Page 21 I Love UFO - Like In The Movies - 2006
Page 5 Kamini - Marly-Gomont - 2006
Page 12 Kaolin - Partons vite - 2006
Page 29 Emily Loizeau - Je suis jalouse - 2006
Page 22 Les Shades - Electrique - 2006
Page 5 Renan Luce - La lettre - 2006
Page 9 Mademoiselle K - Ça me vexe - 2006
Page 32 Para One - Dudun dun - 2006 - Electro
Page 25 Adrienne Pauly - J'veux un mec - 2006
Page 13 Rinôçérôse - Cubicle - 2006
Page 3 Emilie Simon - Le vieil amant - 2006 - Electro
Page 13 Cocoon - On my way - 2007
Page 22 Pauline Croze - Baiser d'adieu - 2007
Page 33 Dionysos - Le jour le plus froid du monde - 2007
Page 19 Fatal Bazooka - J'aime trop ton boule - 2007
Page 34 Fatal Bazooka - Fous ta cagoule - 2007
Page 11 Jil Is Lucky - The Wanderer - 2007
Page 14 Moriarty - Jimmy - 2007
Page 11 Naast - Mauvais Garçon - 2007
Page 33 Panda Dub - Rastamachine - 2007 - Electro
Page 17 Ultra Orange & Emmanuelle - Sing Sing - 2007
Page 28 Les Ramoneurs de menhirs - Dañs Gwadek 1 - 2007
Page 21 Yelle - Ce jeu - 2007
Page 22 DiscoBitch - C'est beau la bourgeoisie - 2008 - Electro
Page 7 Julien Doré - Les limites - 2008
Page 3 EZ3kiel - Adamantium - 2008 - Electro
Page 16 Grand Corps Malade - Je viens de là - 2008
Page 1 Anaïs - Mon coeur, mon amour - 2009
Page 2 Benjamin Biolay - Brandt Rhapsodie - 2009
Page 1 BB Brunes - Lalalove you - 2009
Page 21 Birdy Nam Nam - The Parachute Ending - 2009 - Electro
Page 10 Chapelier Fou - Darling, Darling, Darling - 2009 - Electro
Page 7 Coeur de Pirate - Comme des enfants - 2009
Page 11 Diving With Andy - Sugar Sugar - 2009
Page 15 Magnetix - Mort Clinique - 2009
Page 19 Daniel Mille - Fin d'été - 2009 - Jazz
Page 26 The Parisians - Time for nothing more - 2009
Page 30 Phoenix - Lisztomania - 2009
Page 8 Plastiscines - Barcelona - 2009
Page 8 Pony Pony Run Run - Hey You - 2009
Page 7 Oxmo Puccino - Soleil du Nord - 2009
Page 27 PZK - Les filles adorent - 2009
Page 19 Yodelice - Sunday with a flu - 2009

Page 5 Ben L'Oncle Soul - Soulman - 2010
Page 31 Breakbot - Baby I'm yours - 2010 - Electro
Page 11 Cassius - I love you so - 2010 - Electro
Page 32 Les Ennuis Commencent - La belle saison - 2010
Page 8 Arnaud Fleurent-Didier - France Culture - 2010
Page 12 Camélia Jordana - Calamity Jane - 2010
Page 4 Kavinsky - Nightcall - 2010 - Electro
Page 14 Al'Tarba - Pain Killers - 2011
Page 4 Arthur H - Cheval de Feu - 2011
Page Nina Attal - Run Away - 2011 - Jazz
Page 22 Ludovic Bource - The Artist - Main Theme - 2011 - OST
Page 3 Cascadeur - Walker - 2011
Page 31 Michel Cloup (Duo) - Le cercle parfait - 2011
Page 13 Déportivo - Ivres et débutants - 2011
Page 6 M83 - Midnight City - 2011 - Electro
Page 18 Ibrahim Maalouf - Beirut - 2011 - Jazz
Page 17 Izïa Higelin - So much trouble - 2011
Page 21 Le Sacre du Tympan - Plurabella's walk - 2011
Page 19 Oldelaf - La Tristitude - 2011
Page 2 Orelsan - Suicide Social - 2011
Page 18 SebastiAn - Embody - 2011 - Electro
Page 28 Tiwony - Mon continent - 2011
Page 16 Arne Vinzon - Lente dépression - 2011
Page 23 Aline - Je bois, et puis je danse - 2012
Page 11 Bertrand Burgalat - Bardot's Dance - 2012
Page 9 C2C - Down The Road - 2012 - Electro
Page 8 Barbara Carlotti - L'amour, l'argent, le vent - 2012
Page 21 Cobra - Nihilistes - 2012
Page 19 Andy Emler - Good Games - 2012 - Jazz
Page 16 Gojira - L'enfant sauvage - 2012
Page 15 Klub Des loobers - Volutes - 2012
Page 24 Lescop - La forêt - 2012
Page 33 Bruno Mantovani - Jeux d'eau - 2012 - Classical
Page 27 Zoufris Maracas - Et ta mère - 2012
Page 33 Renart - Au matin, la mort de l'astre - 2012 - Electro
Page 21 Philippe Rombi - Dans la maison - Theme - 2012 - OST
Page 28 Rone - Bye Bye Macadam - 2012 - Electro
Page 9 Rover - Aqualast - 2012
Page 33 Skip The Use - Ghost - 2012
Page 1 Sébastien Tellier - Cochon Ville - 2012
Page 29 Margaux Avril - C'était la nuit - 2013
Page 32 Cliché - Hélicon - 2013
Page 22 Jabberwocky - Photomaton - 2013 - Electro
Page 15 Jérôme Echenoz - Le chrome et le coton - 2013
Page 10 Fauve ≠ - Blizzard - 2013
Page 25 La Belle Bleue - Les elephants du Morimondo - 2013
Page 13 La Femme - Sur la planche 2013 - 2013
Page 16 Indila - Dernière Danse - 2013
Page 29 Kaaris - Zoo - 2013
Page 32 Laurent Lamarca - Taxi - 2013
Page 32 La Maison Tellier - Sur un volcan - 2013
Page 27 Thierry Maillard Trio - La côte sauvage - 2013 - Jazz
Page 7 Mendelson - D'un coup - 2013
Page 1 Moodoïd - De Folie Pure - 2013
Page 29 Necrowretch - Putrid Death Sorcery - 2013
Page 27 Oiseaux-Tempête - Ouroboros - 2013
Page 9 Petit Fantôme - Peio - 2013 - Electro
Page 27 Talisco - The Keys - 2013
Page 27 Woodkid - Iron - 2013
Page 4 Zaz - On ira ! - 2013
Page 32 Daniel Zimmermann - Flying Pachydermes - 2013 - Jazz
Page 26 Black M - Sur ma route - 2014
Page 31 Brigitte - A bouche que veux-tu - 2014
Page 15 Christine and The Queens - Christine - 2014
Page 20 Dabeull - TR 707 - 2014 - Electro
Page 31 Leïla Huissoud - Le bistrot - 2014
Page 29 Etienne Jaumet - La visite - 2014 - Electro & Jazz
Page 6 Dorian Pimpernel - OVLAR E - 2014
Page 25 Emile Parisien - Hysm - 2014 - Jazz
Page 15 Forever Pavot - Les cigognes nénuphars - 2014
Page 23 Adrien Gallo - Monokini - 2014
Page 21 Marina Kaye - Homeless - 2014
Page 27 MOOON - Neptune - 2014 - Electro
Page 19 Mustang - Le sens des affaires - 2014
Page 10 Shaka ponk - Story O' my LF - 2014
Page 11 Lilly Wood & The Prick - Prayer in C - 2014
Page 8 Kid Francescoli - Blow Up - 2014
Page 10 Charles Pasi - Better with butter - 2014 - Jazz
Page 34 Tiwony Ft. Typical Féfé, Straïka D - Avec Du Love - 2014
Page 14 The Avener - Fade Out Lines - 2014 - Electro
Page 32 Cléa Vincent - Château perdu - 2014
Page 28 Armand Amar - Human - The storm - 2015 - OST
Page 24 Bertrand Belin - Le mot juste (Le beau geste) - 2015
Page 19 Jac Berrocal - Solaris - 2015 - Jazz
Page 30 L'impératrice - Vanille Fraise - 2015
Page 23 Jain - Come - 2015
Page 27 Marvin Jouno - Quitte à me quitter - 2015
Page 20 Feu! Chatterton - La Malinche - 2015
Page 28 Jacques - Tout est magnifique - 2015 - Electro
Page 34 Jean Tonique - Near You - 2015 - Electro
Page 14 Bastien Lallemant - Un million d'années - 2015
Page 18 Bachar Mar-Khalifé - Kyrie Eleison - 2015
Page 31 Ofenbach - Be mine - 2016
Page 30 Maître Gims - Sapé comme jamais - 2015
Page 32 Lisa Urt - La voix du bonheur - 2015 - Jazz
Page 30 Agar Agar - Prettiest Virgin - 2016
Page 23 Juliette Armanet - Manque d'amour - 2016
Page 35 Calypso Valois - Le jour - 2016
Page 24 Facteurs Chevaux - Les dames de pluie - 2016
Page 30 Hadouk Trio - Le matin du Faune - 2016 - Jazz
Page 25 Kery James - Racailles - 2016
Page 31 The Limiñanas - Prisunic - 2016
Page 25 Guillaume Perret - Heavy Dance - 2016 - Jazz & Electro
Page 33 PNL - DA - 2016
Page 28 Séverin - Contrôle ta samba - 2016
Page 26 Sidabitball - JellyFish - 2016 - Electro
Page 33 Sidilarsen - Spread It - 2016
Page 34 Bigflo & Oli - Dommage - 2017
Page 30 Les discrets - Le reproche - 2017
Page 30 Eddy de Pretto - Fête de trop - 2017
Page 34 Fishbach - Un autre que moi - 2017
Page 32 Christophe Julien - Au revoir là-haut - Bon voyage, soldat Maillard - 2017 - OST
Page 32 Madame Guillotine - Cao Bang - 2017
Page 32 Johnny Hallyday - J'en parlerai au diable - 2018
Page 33 Arnaud Le Gouëfflec - La Faveur de la nuit - 2018
Page 32 Aya Nakamura - Djadja - 2018

Before 50's 92
50's 25
60's 123
70's 120
80's 122
90's 120
00's 117
10's 116
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Michel Polnareff - Le bal des Laze - 1968
French Pop, Chanson, Baroque Pop, Singer/Songwriter, Folk Rock, Pop Rock

Album : Le bal des Laze (RYM: 3.75/5)

Artist Biography by Gregory McIntosh (Allmusic)
Known for his eccentric nature, French pop songwriter Michel Polnareff created a buzz for himself in the early to mid-'60s when his debut single, "La Poupée Qui Fait Non," rocketed to the top of the French charts, but it was his early-'70s release, Polnareff's, that cemented him a place as a legend in French pop. Polnareff was raised in Paris somewhat as a child of the arts, his mother, Simone Lane, being a dancer and his father, Leib Polnareff, a musician who played sideman to many, including Edith Piaf under the name Léo Poll. The two surrounded young Polnareff with music, shaping his ambitions, so it is no surprise that he had learned piano by only five years of age and was writing music by the age of 11.
After a short stint in the French Army and a few menial jobs, Polnareff embraced his passions and busked the city streets with his guitar to moderate success. In 1965, he refused a recording contract with Barclay, a prize that he won in a songwriting contest, in one of his earliest displays of his now-famous aversion to conformity, but eventually signed to AZ under the direction of his new manager and Radio 1 musical director, Lucien Morisse. "La Poupée Qui Fait Non" was released in the summer of 1966 and rocketed him up the charts not only in France, but in Germany, Britain, and Spain. The song was the first of a string of hits for Polnareff, but before long, the French press focused almost entirely on his garish stage presence. Being under the scrutiny of the conservative press didn't seem to stop the hits, however, and Polnareff garnered praise from celebrities such as Charles Trenet, but the consistency of attacks began to weigh heavily on him.

By 1970, his stage costumes had become more flamboyant. The French press began questioning his sexuality, and the constant controversy around the singer came to a head when he was physically assaulted while performing. Not surprisingly, Polnareff canceled the rest of his tour, and shortly after checked into a hospital for depression when he learned that Morisse, his manager, had committed suicide. After five months of treatment, Polnareff bounced back and resumed his hectic recording and touring schedule, but scandal soon followed when he ended up in court due to a campaign for his 1972 tour that was centered around publicity posters bearing Polnareff's naked behind. Polnareff was found guilty of gross indecency and charged 60,000 francs.

The touring continued through mid-1973 with stops in Polynesia and North America, but upon his return to France, Polnareff found his bank account had been drained by his financial advisor. Polnareff's debt to the French government was over one million francs in unpaid taxes, and with little money in his name, he fled from France to the United States. Unknown in a new country, Polnareff was safely out of the limelight and the reach of the French authorities. He spent more than a decade in the United States before he cleared up his monetary issues with the French government, while in the meantime he recorded for Atlantic and composed movie scores.

Despite his absence from France, Polnareff's new music remained present in French popular culture and continued to chart through the mid-'80s, until he removed himself entirely from the public eye and quietly returned to France to work on a new album. Kama Sutra finally appeared in the summer of 1990, and the album garnered three French hits. Polnareff remained in France for five more years before returning to the U.S. to perform at the Roxy in Los Angeles. Through the '90s and into the 2000s, he continued to release new material and play occasional shows while residing in the United States.



Lyrics :

Je serai pendu demain matin
Ma vie n´était pas faite
Pour les châteaux.
Tout est arrivé ce soir de juin
On donnait une fête
Dans le château.

Dans le château de Laze
Le plus grand bal de Londres
Lord et Lady de Laze
Recevaient le grand monde
Diamants, rubis, topazes
Et blanches robes longues
Caché dans le jardin
Moi je serrais les poings
Je regardais danser
Jane et son fiancé.

Je serai pendu demain au jour
Dommage pour la fille
De ce château.
Car je crois qu´elle aimait bien l´amour
Que l´on faisait tranquille
Loin du château.

Dans le château de Laze
Pour les vingt ans de Jane
Lord et Lady de Laze
Avaient reçu la Reine
Moi le fou que l´on toise
Moi je crevais de haine
Caché dans le jardin
Moi je serrais les poings
Je regardais danser
Jane et son fiancé.

Je serai pendu demain matin
Ça fera quatre lignes
Dans les journaux.
Je ne suis qu´un vulgaire assassin
Un vagabond indigne
De ce château.

Dans le château de Laze
Peut-être bien que Jane
A l´heure où l´on m´écrase
Aura un peu de peine
Mais ma dernière phrase
Sera pour qu´on me plaigne
Puisqu´on va lui donner
Un autre fiancé
Et que je n´ pourrai pas
Supprimer celui-là


English:

I'll be hanged tomorrow morning
My life was not made
For castles.
Everything happened tonight June
They gave a party
In the castle.

Laze in the castle
The largest ballroom in London
Lord and Lady Laze
Received the great world
Diamonds, rubies, topazes
And white robes
Hidden in the garden
I clenched my fists
I watched dance
Jane and her fiancé.

I'll be hanged tomorrow day
Too bad for the girl
Of this castle.
Because I think she liked the love
That one was quiet
Far from the castle.

Laze in the castle
For twenty years Jane
Lord and Lady Laze
Received the Queen
Me crazy that we fathom
I hate dying of
Hidden in the garden
I clenched my fists
I watched dance
Jane and her fiancé.

I'll be hanged tomorrow morning
That will be four lines
In newspapers.
I'm just a vulgar assassin
An unworthy vagabond
Of this castle.

Laze in the castle
Maybe Jane
At a time when it crushes me
Will have little trouble
But my last sentence
Will complain to me that
Since we will give
Another fiancé
And that I 'could not
Delete this one
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Re: France - One song per day.

Postby DocBrown » Thu Dec 05, 2013 2:52 am

You know, Romain, I was thinking the same thing after the AM Artists Poll, but trying to imagine a game, where we challenge a list of artists to find the top French, Austrian, Swiss, etc. artist.

Well, bravo, for exploring the artists of France in more depth. Perhaps when you're done I'll look after Canada.

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Postby Live in Phoenix » Thu Dec 05, 2013 5:36 am

If anyone wants to ride the frontier of regional music, I've held on to a local paper that once listed the 100 greatest rock acts in the history of the greater Phoenix area, which I could list off in piecemeal fashion. I couldn't even name 100 acts here, good or bad, but I admired those guys' resolve...

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Re: France - One song per day.

Postby Romain » Thu Dec 05, 2013 8:06 pm

Les Rita Mitsouko - Les Amants - 1991
French Pop, Pop Rock, Synthpop,

Album : Système D (RYM: 3.44/5)

Artist Biography by Bradley Torreano (AllMusic)
Les Rita Mitsouko came together in the spring of 1979 when guitarist Fred Chichin and singer Catherine Ringer began working on the same theater production. Upon their first meeting, they were inseparable, talking until they realized they should start the band together. Ringer decided to take on lyrical duties, while Chichin became the resident instrumentalist. They debuted later that year, with Ringer on the organ and Chichin on guitar, while everything else was prerecorded. Around this time they also drafted Jean Naplin into the mix, although he was never a member; he contributed songs to most of their albums and became a frequent collaborator. They realized early that the chemistry they had developed did not translate well to other musicians, thus they decided to keep the group a duo. They performed around Europe, playing several clubs and bars until finally playing under the name les Rita Mitsouko for the first time in November of 1980.

They were a very popular live act at the time, and they collaborated with other artists often, most notably with playwright Armando Llamas before his death in 1981. The band signed to Virgin Records in 1982, giving them their first opportunity to release a single. "Minuit Dansant" was the song, and critics immediately branded the band minimalists. The B-side of the record, "Don't Forget the Nite," became a surprise radio hit and was re-released as the A-side soon after. They moved to Cologne and began recording their eponymous debut album, and by the end of 1984 the album was out and "La Jalousie" and "Marcia Baila" became big hits in Europe. Ensuing tours with the Smiths and Kid Creole revealed their growing popularity, and by 1986 they were ready to record their second album. Filmmaker Jean-Luc Goddard filmed the process, resulting in the oddball documentary Soigne Ta Droite, which is of interest chiefly because of the unreleased material that appears on the soundtrack. Producer Tony Visconti was brought in, and the recording process was moved to England to finish the project. The No Comprendo was finally released at the end of the year to a big reception, making them one of the hottest bands in Europe and winning them many music awards. The band moved to New York in early 1987 to hold auditions for a live band. The following tour, which covered most of Europe, was an enormous success and led to the eventual re-launching of La Cigale, an old theater that the band enjoyed. During the tour they also made friends with Sparks, who invited them to collaborate at some point in the future. Musicians like Boy George and Michael Hutchence voiced their interest in working with the group, but these projects failed to go anywhere and the band just moved ahead to the next album. Marc et Robert was the next album, written mostly in the studio, and featuring songs written and performed with Sparks. Another tour followed, leading to the construction of the band's new studio in their home.

By 1990, they decided to release a remix album (Re) and perform a month-long engagement at La Cigale. The performances were so successful that the two agreed to prolong the appearance, staying until January of 1991. It was then that they realized that they wanted to record their albums on-stage at La Cigale, leading to the construction of an elaborate recording setup in the theater. They began work on the album in 1992, eventually releasing Systeme D in November of 1993. More hits appeared, including a duet with Iggy Pop on "My Love Is Bad." Another European tour resulted from the release, and they worked with several other musicians during their trips, including Coba and Richard Galliano. A live album was released next, Acoustiques, which sparked another tour through Eastern Europe. Their records were properly released to America in 1999, and following a quiet period they reappeared in 2000 with the Cool Frenesie album. They released their sixth studio album, La Femme Trombone in 2002 and a live album entitled En Concert avec l'Orchestre Lamoureux in 2004. In 2007, the duo released what would unfortunately be their last album together. After the release of the seventh studio album, Variety, Chichin died from cancer. Ringer continued under her own name and released the live album Chante Les Rita Mitsouko and more a la Cigalle in 2008.



Si Mrs mouillait
Dans la nuit
En rêvant de son homme
Alors elle s'enroulait
Dans les draps
Délestée de son sommeil.
Dans les heures pales du matin
Elle espérait ses formes
Comme il était allé pêcher
Sur la mer...

Les amants le font de coeur
Parce que l'union fait la force
Et leurs traits s'unifieront
Jusqu'à se ressembler.

Pour le pire et le meilleur
Jusqu'à y crever leurs forces
Ils marchent sans sourciller
D'un pas irrégulier

Monsieur se glissait
Dans la nuit
Pour aller chercher des hommes
Des types langoureux
Sur le port où les marins fument
Et dégorgent leur amour...

Les amants le font de coeur
Parce que l'union fait la force
Et leurs traits s'unifieront
Jusqu'` se ressembler
Pour le pire et le meilleur
Jusqu'à y crever leurs forces
Ils marchent sans sourciller
D'un pas irrégulier

English:
If Mrs wet
 In the night
 Dreaming of her man
 Then she wrapped
 In sheets
 Relieved of his sleep.
 In the morning hours of blades
 She hoped its forms
 As he went fishing
 Sea ..

Lovers do heart
 Because unity is strength
 And to unify their features
 To resemble.

For the best and the worst
 Up to burst forces
 They walk without flinching
 On an uneven pitch

Mr. slipped
 In the night
 To pick up men
 Types languorous
 The port where sailors smoke
 And disgorge their love ...

Lovers do heart
 Because unity is strength
 And to unify their features
 Up to Index Next resemble
 For the best and the worst
 Up to burst forces
 They walk without flinching
 On an uneven pitch
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Re: France - One song per day.

Postby Romain » Thu Dec 05, 2013 8:09 pm

DocBrown wrote:You know, Romain, I was thinking the same thing after the AM Artists Poll, but trying to imagine a game, where we challenge a list of artists to find the top French, Austrian, Swiss, etc. artist.

Well, bravo, for exploring the artists of France in more depth. Perhaps when you're done I'll look after Canada.


Thank you. I hope to continue this thread a long time so if you want to begining now for Canada, be free.

But I don't want to put here the top of the top of the French songs, just to put songs not well know outside the country I think.

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Re: France - One song per day.

Postby Romain » Fri Dec 06, 2013 7:26 pm

Taxi Girl - Cherchez le garçon - 1980
Synthpop/New Wave

EP: Taxi Girl (RYM:4.05/5)

Album : Chercher le Garçon

Artist Biography by Olivier Duboc (AllMusic)
Taxi Girl was formed in Paris in the late '70s around Daniel Darc (vocals), Mirwais (guitar), Laurent Sinclair (keyboards), Stéphane Erard (bass), and Pierre Wolfsohn (drums). The band played directly alongside such legendary acts as Marquis de Sade in the French '80s cult bands club. Mainly influenced by literature and American pop music, the band came up with a Mishima meets the Stooges meets Kraftwerk meets Jim Morrison formula, becoming famous thanks to a couple of handful of singles ("Mannequin," "Cherchez le Garçon," "Paris," "Aussi Belle Qu'une Balle") and shocking live sets. Their manager, Alexis, built a whole legend around Darc and his crew, especially after Darc cut his own wrists on-stage when opening for Talking Heads. Their first album, Seppuku, produced by the Stranglers' Jean-Jacques Burnel and recorded with the help of drummer Jet Black (also of the Stranglers) showcased a fully grown romantic new wave band at the height of their powers. But drummer Pierre Wolfsohn's death by drug overdose precipitated the band's end, though the Darc-Mirwais core kept on recording a handful of singles and mini-LPs before both going solo. Darc had a slowly but amazingly growing career, and Mirwais when on successfully in the production field to the point where he got to produce Madonna albums in the 2000s. His newfound popularity, coupled to his Production album and Darc's acclaimed Crève Coeur, contributed to the increasing amount of bands claiming their influence in the mid-2000s new wave/post-punk revival scene.



Lyrics :
D'une bande magnétique,
Un soupir lui échappe.
Sur un écran géant,
Ses yeux se ferment.

Cherchez le garçon,
Trouvez son nom,
Cherchez le garçon.

Réveil tragique succède,
A un sommeil sans rêve.
La forme de son corps,
Ne veut rien dire pour moi.

Cherchez le garçon,
Trouvez son nom,
Cherchez le garçon.

D'une bande magnétique,
Un soupir lui échappe.
Sur un écran géant,
Une goutte de sang.

Cherchez le garçon,
Trouvez son nom,
Cherchez le garçon.

English :
On a magnetic tape,
A sigh escapes him.
On a giant screen
His eyes are closed.

Look for the boy,
Find its name,
Look for the boy.

Wake tragic succeeds,
A dreamless sleep.
The shape of her body,
Means nothing to me.

Look for the boy,
Find its name,
Look for the boy.

On a magnetic tape,
A sigh escapes him.
On a giant screen
A drop of blood.

Look for the boy,
Find its name,
Look for the boy.
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Re: France - One song per day.

Postby Romain » Sat Dec 07, 2013 8:10 am

Brigitte Fontaine et Noir Désir - Bis Baby Boum Boum - 2001

Album : Kékéland (RYM: 3.51/5)

Artist Biography by Richie Unterberger (AllMusic)
French singer Brigitte Fontaine made a series of increasingly strange and eclectic art-pop in the 1970s that gathered a lot of acclaim in France, although she remains obscure to an international audience. Initially she was an eccentric but accessible pop singer, presenting melodic and orchestrated material a la a more daring version of late-'60s/early-'70s Francoise Hardy. On her first album, she worked with arranger Jean Claude Vannier, who had also done arrangements for Serge Gainsbourg. On subsequent records she got jazzier, and then into more difficult directions of avant-gardism and art song. Her albums were commendably wide-ranging, and undeniably erratic. She could employ African tribal rhythms, discordant progressive jazz, pretty folky melodies, throat-stretching a cappella vocals, spoken poetry, and pious classical arrangements, sometimes with a stoned recklessness. On some albums she collaborated with the less impressive male writer and singer Areski, whose rough vocals contrasted incongruously with Fontaine's sweet and mature tone. Fontaine returned to recording in the 1990s, around the time her vintage work slowly began to accumulate a cult following among English-speaking listeners.



De Baltimore à Bab El Oued
j'allais bramer dans les bastringues
avec un buriné bipède
qui bandait pas pour le burlingue

dans ce band branché bipolaire
à fair'basculer les bell'mères
j'allais besogner le brouillard
avec un tambour de bazar

j'allais baver pour les babas
et les broutards à boucles blondes
des petit's bull's de baraka
et des bonbons pour les James Bond

Baby Boum Boum faut faire un break
y-en a ras l'-boc de ces blanc-becs
qui band'nt que pour le bazooka
pour la bagarre et le branle-bas
Baby Boum Boum
Baby Boum Boum
Baby Boum Boum

i's'braqu'nt à bloc sur le baston
des Barbe Bleues bardés de bronze
des cow-boys bourrés de béton
des zombies bidons et des bonzes

qui leur balanc'nt une blanquette
à écrabouiller les banquettes
à vous briser les roubignolles
à vous fair'barrer d'la boussole

pendant qu'je brûle de la banquise
braconnant le bonheur sans but
et me baignant aux quatre bises
avec les boucs de Belzébuth

Baby Boum Boum faut faire un break
y-en a ras l'-boc de ces blanc-becs
qui band'nt que pour le bazooka
pour la bagarre et le branle-bas
Baby Boum Boum
Baby Boum Boum
Baby Boum Boum

Ras-l'-bec de brouter du bitume
et d'barjotter dans. un'bagnole
Ras-l'-bec de branler de la brume
et d'barater des branquignols

pendant qu'les barbeaux du bisness
qui nous bastonnent des bassesses
bib'ronnent des bourbons dans leur buick
j'boss' pour peau d'balle et crott' de bique

je vais broyer tous ces bouchers
qui se font bronzer la baudruche
au Bahamas avec mon blé
pendant qu'j'balise dans les balluches

Baby Boum Boum faut faire un break
y-en a ras l'-boc de ces blanc-becs
qui band'nt que pour le bazooka
pour la bagarre et le branle-bas
Baby Boum Boum
Baby Boum Boum
Baby Boum Boum

From Baltimore to Bab El Ued
I went bellowing in the balls
with a weathered bipede
who had no boner for knocking about.

In this hype band bipolary
To the point of tumbling stepmothers
I went bonking the fog
With a bazaar drum

I went dribbling for the babas
And the blondy-curled munchers
wee bubbles of baraka
and sweeties for the James Bond

Baby Boom Boom you've gotta have a break
I dam grassed off with these greenhorns
Who bone only for the bazooka
for the brawl and the bustle
Baby Boom Boom
Baby Boom Boom
Baby Boom Boom

They dig heels keys up on the punch-up
Of Blue Beards barded with bronze
Of cow-boys stuffed with concrete
Of bogus zombies and bonzes

Who 'nload on'em such a blanquette
tha' can squash the benches
blow your ballies
have you scram away from the compass

While I burn the icy floe
Poaching happiness aimlessly
And bathing out in the four windies
with Beelzebub's billy goats

Baby Boom Boom you've gotta have a break
I dam grassed off with these greenhorns
Who bone only for the bazooka
for the brawl and the bustle
Baby Boom Boom
Baby Boom Boom
Baby Boom Boom

Brassed eff cropping concrete
'n' nuttyin' 'n a banger
Brassed eff wanking off mist
'n' churning thickies

While the fogeys of the bizness
Who beat us with basenesses
Babybottle Bourbons in their buick
I slog for ball's skin and goaty poo

I'll go grind all these butchers
Who get their windbag go brown
in the Bahamas with my dough
While I flip out in the bundles

Baby Boom Boom you've gotta have a break
I dam grassed off with these greenhorns
Who bone only for the bazooka
for the brawl and the bustle
Baby Boom Boom
Baby Boom Boom
Baby Boom Boom


Thanks to Tybalt on Lyrics Translate.
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Oh my this is a very enjoyable and very difficult to translate one. It is full of familiar or argotic vocabulary, but also of deformations or frank neologisms deviced by Brigitte Fontaine. Even in French the meaning of some words is not easily understandable. I'll do what I can !
Burlingue : I can't find this word in French. I assume it must be a deformation of the noun "bourlingue". The verb of the same family, "bourlinguer", means "voyager". So I translated by "knocking about [a lot]".
Bander = familiar/vulgar for "to have an erection" = to have a boner.
"Broutard" is a neologism, a noun derived from the verb "brouter" (to graze, to munch), probably with sexual innuendo here.
"Des p'tit' bull's" = oral spelling for "de petites bulles" = "wee bubbles".
"Ras-le-boc" : expression fusioning "ras-le-bol" (to be brassed off something) and "boc", which means nothing but, in French, sounds like "bock" (beear glass) and close to "bec" (beak).
"Blanc-bec" = novice, greenhorn.
"i's'braquent à bloc" = oral spelling for "ils se braquent à bloc", "ils se formalisent à fond". "se braquer" = to dig your heels in. "à fond" = "a lot". I translated by melting two expressions : "to dig your heels in" (for "se braquer") and "keyed up" ("remonté à bloc").
"La baston" = the brawl.
"Bidon" = fake, bogus.
"Roubignolles" = colourful, a bit dated argotic word for "tesicles" (I translated "ballies", deformation of "balls").
"Barjotter" = neologism. Verb derived from the French adjective "barjot", familiar for "mad". I translated with an equivalent : "nuttying", derived from the adjective "nutty".
"Branler" = vulgar verb for "to masturbate someone".
"Baratter" = to churn (butter).
"Branquignollle" = contemporary familiar/vulgar word for "up to no good", "incapable of doing anything properly", "fool", "stupid".
"Barbeaux" = neologism. Maybe derived from "barbon", pejorative noun (dated) meaning "old man" ?
"Bisness" = deformed from English "business".
"Bastonner" = to beat someone with a stick (a bit dated).
"Bassesse" more often used as a singular, here in the plural, meaning "base things", "mesquine acts".
"Biberonner" : French verb meaning "to feed a baby with a baby bottle" (baby bottle = biberon in French).
"Buick" : I have no idea what it means...
"peau de balle" : "ball's skin" (probaly meaning "testicle" here).
"Crotte de bique" (litterally "goat poo"), equivalent of "poo".
"baudruche" = rubber skin, balloon, here meaning the belly of these persons.
"blé" = French familiar word for money = dough.
"baliser" = to flip out, to freak out.
"balluches" = neologism as far as I can tell. Close to the French word "balluchon" = "bundle". I translated by "bundle".
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Re: France - One song per day.

Postby Chilton » Sun Dec 08, 2013 12:37 am

Loving this thread so far :D Maybe I'll do the same thing for Belgium, but that'll probably be in a couple of months, when I have more time.

And since you are the expert here on French music (or French-language music in general), I also want to ask a question, Romain. This artist, is he French or Belgian? It's a cult hit here, but I can't find much information about the guy :(

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Re: France - One song per day.

Postby DocBrown » Sun Dec 08, 2013 2:11 am

Chilton wrote:Loving this thread so far :D


Moi aussi, Romain.

One thought; perhaps you could offer some context about your choices; who they are, where they're from, what they're best known for? En francais, s'il vous plait.

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Re: France - One song per day.

Postby Romain » Sun Dec 08, 2013 2:53 pm

Chilton wrote:Loving this thread so far :D Maybe I'll do the same thing for Belgium, but that'll probably be in a couple of months, when I have more time.

And since you are the expert here on French music (or French-language music in general), I also want to ask a question, Romain. This artist, is he French or Belgian? It's a cult hit here, but I can't find much information about the guy :(


Thank you ;)
I never heard this guy but for what I see, it's the Cerronne's brother. So, French I'm suppose?!

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Re: France - One song per day.

Postby Romain » Sun Dec 08, 2013 2:56 pm

DocBrown wrote:
Chilton wrote:Loving this thread so far :D


Moi aussi, Romain.

One thought; perhaps you could offer some context about your choices; who they are, where they're from, what they're best known for? En francais, s'il vous plait.


I don't want to spend too much time to this thread. I love a song, I post. Maybe one day, I will develop the "concept". :?

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Re: France - One song per day.

Postby Romain » Sun Dec 08, 2013 3:01 pm

Jeanne Moreau - India Song - 1975

Jeanne Moreau (French pronunciation: ​[ʒan mɔʁo]; born 23 January 1928) is a French actress, singer, screenwriter and director. She is the recipient of a César Award for Best Actress, a BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Actress and a Cannes Film Festival Best Actress Award for individual performances, and several lifetime awards.
Moreau made her theatrical debut in 1947, and established herself as one of the leading actresses of the Comédie-Française. She began playing small roles in films in 1949 and eventually achieved prominence as the star of Lift to the Scaffold (UK)/Elevator to the Gallows (USA) (1958), directed by Louis Malle and Jules et Jim (1962), directed by François Truffaut. Most prolific during the 1960s, Moreau continues to appear in films to the present day.

India song was nominated for a César Award in 1976—Best Music Written for a Film.
Music: Carlos d'Alessio /Words: Marguerite Duras




Chanson,
Toi qui ne veux rien dire
Toi qui me parles d'elle
Et toi qui me dis tout
Ô, toi,
Que nous dansions ensemble
Toi qui me parlais d'elle
D'elle qui te chantait
Toi qui me parlais d'elle
De son nom oublié
De son corps, de mon corps
De cet amour là
De cet amour mort
Chanson,
De ma terre lointaine
Toi qui parleras d'elle
Maintenant disparue
Toi qui me parles d'elle
De son corps effacé
De ses nuits, de nos nuits
De ce désir là
De ce désir mort
Chanson,
Toi qui ne veux rien dire
Toi qui me parles d'elle
Et toi qui me dit tout
Et toi qui me dit tout

Song,
You who don't want to say anything
You who speak to me of her
And you who tell me everything
Oh you
That we could dance together
You who speak to me of her
Of she who sang
You who speak to me of her
Of her forgotten name
Of her body, of my body
Of that love, there
Of that dead love

Song
Of my far away country
You who will speak of her
Now disappeared
You who speak to me of her
Of her erased body
Of her nights, of our nights
Of that desire, there
Of that dead desire

Song,
You who don't want to say anything
You who speak to me of her
And you who tell me everything
And you who tell me everything

Taken from http://lyricstranslate.com/fr/india-son ... z386Hr7YAN
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Postby Romain » Tue Dec 10, 2013 12:26 pm

Pigalle - Dans la salle du bar tabac de la rue des Martyrs - 1990

Album : Regards affligés sur la morne et pitoyable existence de Benjamin Tremblay, personnage falot mais ô combien attachant (RYM: 3.86/5)

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French band Pigalle, best known for its hit single "Dans la Sale du Bar-Tabac de la Rue des Martyrs," was one of François Hadji-Lazaro's two alternative outfits in the 80s. Less punk-oriented than its parallel project Les Garçons Bouchers, Pigalle offered a warm mix of pop, rock, and traditional influences. "Hadji-Lazaro" ended Pigalle in the late '90s, after four studio albums (1986's Pigalle, 1990s Regards Affligés Sur la Morne et Pitoyable Existence de BenjaminTrembley, Personage Fâlot Mais ô Combien Attachant, 1993's Rire et Pleurer and 1997's Alors), and one live LP (1992's Pigallive). In 2007, though, a reunion was announced and delivered with the release of a double-CD compilation comprised of major singles, outtakes, and six previously unreleased tracks.



Dans la salle du bar tabac de la rue des Martyrs
Y a des filles de nuit qu´attendent le jour en vendant du plaisir
Y a des ivrognes qui s´épanchent au bar
Qui glissent lentement le long du comptoir
Par terre

Dans la salle du bar tabac de la rue des Martyrs
Le patron a un flingue pour l´ingénu qu´en voudrait à la tirelire
Dans les chiottes les mots gravés sur les murs
Parlent de sexes géants d´amour et d´ordures
Ensemble

Ici chacun douc´ment oublie l´ombre
D´une vie passée, d´une femme, de décombres
Dans ce cliché funèbre on cherche l´oubli d´un parfum d´une voix
On éteint l´impact encore brûlant de lèvres entrouvertes humides et douces

Dans la salle du bar tabac de la rue des Martyrs
Certains soirs tout à coup dans un coin on s´arrête de rire
Et quand brusquement les lames sortent
Tout l´monde dégage, se jette sur la porte
En verre

Dans la salle du bar tabac de la rue des Martyrs
Y a des seringues vidées goulûment dans des bras sans av´nir
Ici la dope c´est à la poignée
Les p´tites cuillères servent que rar´ment
Pour le café

Ici chacun douc´ment oublie l´ombre
D´une vie passée, d´une femme, de décombres
Dans ce cliché funèbre on cherche l´oubli d´un parfum d´une voix
On éteint l´impact encore brûlant de lèvres entrouvertes humides et douces

Dans la salle du bar tabac de la rue des Martyrs
Y a des vieux gars tatoués partout qui racontent leurs souvenirs
Y a des voyageurs tristes pardessus et valises
Y a des bookmakers qui ramassent les mises
La nuit

Dans la salle du bar tabac de la rue des Martyrs
On peut tout ach´ter, tout vendre, le meilleur et le pire
Une vieille clocharde la gueule défoncée
Rentre avec sa poussette et se met à gueuler :
"A boire!"

Dans la salle du bar tabac de la rue des Martyrs {x3}

In the bar, Martyrs Street
Night girls are waiting for the day, selling pleasure,
Drunkards are opening their heart,
Sliding slowly from the bar to the ground

In the bar, Martyrs Street
The boss got a gun for the naïve who would try to steal the moneybox
In the toilets, words carved on the walls
Talk about giant sex, love and filth, all together

Here, everyone forgets the shadow of a past life, of a women, of rubbles
In this gloomy picture, one is trying to forget a perfume, a voice
One puts out the impact, still burning, of wet and soft half-opened lips

In the bar, Martyrs Street
Some evening, in a corner, they suddenly stop laughing
And when abruptly, the blades get out, everyone leaves,
Throwing themselves on the glass door

In the bar, Martyrs Street
Syringes are greedily emptied into hopeless arms
Here, it is fistful of drug only
Spoons are rarely used for coffee

Here, everyone slowly forgets the shadow of a past life, of a women, of rubbles
In this gloomy picture, one is trying to forget a perfume, a voice
One puts out the impact, still burning, of wet and soft half-opened lips

In the bar, Martyrs Street
Old tattooed guys are everywhere, telling their memories
Sad travelers, with overcoats and suitcases
Bookmakers who collect the stakes at night

In the bar, Martyrs Street
Everything is to buy, everything is for sale, the better and the worst
An old tramp with a smashed face
Comes in and start to yell "A drink!"

In the bar, Martyrs Street...
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Re: France - One song per day.

Postby Romain » Wed Dec 11, 2013 10:03 pm

Nino Ferrer - Le sud - 1974
Chanson

Album: Nino and Radiah (RYM: 3.71/5)

Artist Biography by Quint Kik (All Music)

Self-indulgent chameleon or master of artistic disguise? By all means, Nino Ferrer proved himself to be ever the "homme a tout faire" (jack of all trades) he agitatedly sang about in his theme song to the French television series Agence Interim. Ferrer was a late bloomer of the French yé-yé movement, with a legacy not as widely known as that of Jacques Dutronc or Michel Polnareff. However, his artistic trade should be viewed in the same vein: an eclectic brew of equal parts goofing around, subversive thinking, and pop genius.

Ferrer was born in 1934 to a French father and an Italian mother, and a considerable part of his preteen years was spent under the stress of World War II. While his father was mining the far parts of the world in New Caledonia, in 1939 Ferrer and his mother found themselves stuck after a holiday in a hostile Italy. Reunited after the war, he grew up in a culturally stimulating environment. As a student of ethnology and archaeology, Ferrer developed a fondness for jazz and learned to play several instruments. Returning to Paris from a trip around the world, he decided to become a professional musician. Starting out as a hired hand in the capital's jazz circles, he was employed by bandleader Richard Bennett and later worked for American singer Nancy Holloway.

After quite a few misfires, his big break came unexpectedly with the EP Mirza in 1965. Apart from its biting lyrics, it stood out for an ecstatic organ bridge, played in one take by Bernard Estardy. Ferrer had befriended Estardy -- nicknamed "Le Baron" -- at college. Their creative but sometimes tense relationship enabled them to cook up several more successful EPs and the Southern soul-styled debut album Enrégistrement Public. Hearing the likes of Otis Redding had been a revelation to Ferrer; he even took his love for soul music as far as to proclaim a desire to be black on the album's opening track. As a result, Ferrer soon found himself uncomfortably stuck with an eccentric image similar to that of Dutronc. Being ten years the senior to most other yé-yé stars, he was equally unhappy with the show business treadmill of nearly 200 live performances in 1966. Ferrer decided to flee his popularity for Italy, where for several years he co-hosted the television variety show Lo, Agata e Tu with Raffaella Carrá (famed for 1977's European disco smash "A Far l'Amore Comincia Tu"). At the same time, he continued to release a string of increasingly cynical, at times politicized EPs (Mao et Moa, Le Roi de L'Angleterre). The wacky but irresistibly groovy Le Téléfon was a success in 1967 even outside of France.

In 1970 Ferrer returned to France, where he started working on what he perceived as his first "real" album. Serving brooding prog rock accompanied by more personal lyrics, Métronomie was again co-created with Estardy. Though the album went nowhere commercially, its not-so-representative leadoff track, "La Maison Près de la Fontaine," proved a huge mainstream success in France. This apparently irritated Ferrer, whose growing contempt for show business led him to view it as the umpteenth misconception of his artistic vision. In 1973 he found an ally in guitarist Mickey Finn. Together they started the group Leggs, who would accompany Ferrer on several albums from this point onward. On these he would switch directions many times: from rock & roll to gospel and from prog rock to laid-back funk. The latter style made up most of 1974's Nino and Radiah, which included another fruitful Estardy collaboration in the song Ferrer is best remembered for in France: "Le Sud." Over half a dozen more albums followed in the next 20 years, but their mixed reviews made Ferrer retire to family life and painting with ever greater intervals. A few days away from his 64th birthday, he dramatically ended his life by shooting himself in the heart in a corn field not far removed from the castle he had bought from the royalties of "Le Sud."



C'est un endroit qui ressemble à la Lousiane
A l'Italie
Il y a du linge étendu sur la terrasse
Et c'est joli

Refrain :
On dirait le Sud
Le temps dure longtemps
Et la vie surement
Plus d'un million d'années
Et toujours en été

Il y a plein d'enfants qui se roulent sur la pelouse
Il y a plein de chiens
Il y a même un chat, une tortue, des poissons rouges
Il ne manque rien

[Refrain]

Un jour ou l'autre il faudra bien qu'il y ait la guerre
On le sait bien
On n'aime pas ça, mais on ne sait pas quoi faire
On dit c'est le destin

Tant pis pour le Sud
C'était pourtant bien
On aurait pu vivre plus d'un million d'années
Et toujours en été.


It's a place that looks like Louisiana
Like Italy
There are clothes outside on the terrace
And that's lovely

It looks like the South1
Time seems to last longer
And life lasts surely
More than a million years
And always during the summer

There are many children who are playing on the lawn
There are many dogs
There's even a cat, a turtle, some goldfish
Nothing is missing

It looks like the South
Time seems to last longer
And life lasts surely
More than a million years
And always during the summer

One day or another
There will be war
As we all know
We don't like it, but we don't know what to do
We say that it's fate

Too bad for the South
However that was nice
We could have lived
More than a million years
And always during the summer
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Re: France - One song per day.

Postby Romain » Thu Dec 12, 2013 8:34 pm

Anaïs - Mon coeur, mon amour - 2009
Nouvelle chanson française/Pop

Album: The Cheap Show (RYM: 3.14/5)

Artist Biography by John D. Buchanan (Allmusic)

French folk-blues chanteuse Anaïs first surfaced fronting the popular rock band Opossum before mounting a solo career in 2003. Born Anaïs Croze in Grenoble on August 20, 1976, she grew up in Marseille and later studied English in Aix-en-Provence. Anaïs led Opossum from 1999 to late 2002, when the band dissolved in the wake of its debut effort Excuse-Moi, J'voulais Te D'mander. Her first solo tour began the following spring, and in January 2004 she recorded her live debut LP, The Cheap Show, which hit retail a year later. The album's peculiar mélange of chanson, folk, blues, pop and rap struck a chord and it became a massive word-of-mouth success in France, entering the top ten and eventually selling over half a million copies – a sensational amount for a country in which no live debut album had ever been a success before. The album was reissued in 2006 with bonus tracks and a DVD. The following year, Anaïs collaborated with LA punks The Blood Arm, and wrote and performed a one-woman musical entitled The Amber Story. Her first proper studio disc, The Love Album, produced in collaboration with hip-hop legend Dan the Automator, dropped in 2008, but was not followed by another new record until 2012, when A l'Eau de Javel hit stores.



Ca dégouline d'amour
C'est beau mais c'est insupportable
C'est un pudding bien lourd
De mots doux à chaque phrase :

"Elle est bonne ta quiche, amour"
"Mon coeur, passe-moi la salade"
Et ça se fait des mamours
Se donne la becquée à table

Ce mélange de sentiments
Aromatisé aux fines herbes
Me fait sourire gentiment
Et finalement me donne la gerbe !

Je hais les couples qui me rappellent que je suis seule !
Je déteste les couples, je les hais tout court !
Mon coeur, mon amour, mon amour, mon coeur
Mon coeur, mon amour, mon amour, mon coeur

C'est un épais coulis
Ca me laisse le cul par terre
Autant de mièvrerie
Nappée de crème pâtissière

"Coucou, qu'est-ce que tu fais, mon cœur ?
- La même chose qu'y a une demie heure..."

"Je t'ai appelé y'a cinq minutes, mon ange, mais ça répondait pas. Alors je t'ai rappelé, pour la douzième fois de la journée, en niquant tout mon forfait. Qu'est-ce que tu fais, mon adoré ? Ouais, je sais on se voit après. Je t'embrasse fort, mon bébé.
Non, c'est toi qui raccroches... Non, c'est toi...
Non, c'est toi qui raccroches... Non, c'est toi...
Non, c'est toi... C'est toi ... Bon d'accord, je te rappelle... "

Je hais les couples qui me se rappellent quand je suis seule !
Je déteste les couples, je les hais tout court !
Mon cœur, mon amour, mon amour, mon cœur
Mon cœur, mon amour, mon amour, mon cœur

It oozes with love
It's nice but it's unbearable
It's a stodgy plum pudding
Of sweet nothings with every phrase:

'Your quiche is wonderful, my love'
'Sweetheart, pass the lettuce'
And they start to bill and coo
Feeding each other like birds

This melange of emotions
Flavoured with fine spices
Makes me smile sicklily
Until finally I throw up

I hate couples, who remind me that I'm alone
I hate couples, I simply detest them
My love, my sweet, my love, my sweet

It's a thick sauce
Which leaves me gobsmacked
So much soppiness
Covered with clotted cream

'Cooeee, what are you doing my love?'
'The same thing as half an hour ago...'
'I rang you five minutes ago, angel, but you didn't pick up...
So I've called you back... for the 12th time today...
I've already blown my [fixed-rate] call-time...
But what are you doing my treasure?
Yes I know we're seeing each other later...
No it's your turn to hang up...No it's yours
No you hang up... No you...
No you... You... Oh OK I'll ring you back...'

I hate couples, who call each other when I'm alone
I hate couples, I simply detest them!
My love, my sweet, my love, my sweet.
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Re: France - One song per day.

Postby Romain » Sun Dec 15, 2013 12:25 pm

Louise Attaque - J't'emmène au vent - 1997

Artist Biography by Jason Ankeny
Comme on a Dit French folk-rock quartet Louise Attaque emerged as one of the most successful new acts of their generation via their award-winning 1997 debut LP. Singer/guitarist Gaëtan Roussel and bassist Robin Feix first met as school children, bonding over their common obsession with popular music. While studying in Paris, they formed the group Caravage, enlisting drummer Alexandre Margraff to play the local nightclub circuit. An extended acoustic tour followed, and upon returning to Paris the trio added violinist Arnaud Samuel, whose string accompaniment heralded their embrace of richer, more folk-inspired melodic textures. After adopting the name Louise Attaque, the new lineup recorded its first demo tape and returned to touring. Following a breakthrough appearance at the Printemps de Bourges festival, they signed to the Atmosphériques label and traveled to Brussels to begin work on their debut, produced by Gordon Gano of American college rock legends Violent Femmes. Issued in April 1997, Louise Attaque's self-titled album slowly but surely proved a grassroots success, ultimately selling more than 2.5 million copies in spite of limited marketing. A return performance at the Printemps de Bourges festival was critical in building their fan base, as was a three-night stint at Paris' La Cigale. At the annual Victoires de la Musique awards in early 1999, Louise Attaque earned Best Group of the Year honors, creating even more outsized expectations for their 2000 follow-up, Comme on a Dit. While largely adhering to the formula outlined on the first LP, the album nevertheless boasted an edgier sound than the debut, and proved another commercial success. Eschewing conventional tour promotion, Louise Attaque instead curated a traveling festival show, supported by artists including Mickey 3D, Cornu, and Les Wampas as well as U.S. act 16 Horsepower. At year's end the band went on hiatus, and while Roussel and Samuel collaborated as a duo on L'Atelier, an acoustic album issued under the name Tarmac, Feix and Magraff also entered the studio, creating an electronic effort as Ali Dragon. After spending much of 2004 recording at New York City's famed Electric Ladyland, Louise Attaque finally released their third album, A Plus Tard Crocodile, in the fall of 2005, introducing elements of electronica and reggae absent from previous efforts. In 2006 they released the live album En Concert - Y’a t’il quelqu’un ici? Their first Best of compilation, Du monde tout autour followed in 2011.



Allez viens j’t’emmène au vent, je t’emmène au-dessus des gens,
et je voudrais que tu te rappelles, notre amour est éternel et pas artificiel

Je voudrais que tu te ramènes devant, que tu sois là de temps en temps
et je voudrais que tu te rappelles, notre amour est éternel et pas artificiel

Je voudrais que tu m’appelles plus souvent, que tu prennes parfois les devants
et je voudrais que tu te rappelles notre amour est éternel et pas artificiel

Je voudrais que tu sois celle que j’entends, allez viens je t’emmènes au-dessus des gens
et je voudrais que tu te rappelles notre amourette éternelle artificielle

Come on, I take you away in the wind, I take you above the people,
And I would like you to remember that our love is eternal and not artificial

I would like you to come ahead, to be here now and then
And I would like you to remember that our love is eternal and not artificial

I would like you to call me more often, sometimes to take the initiative
And I would like you to remember that our love is eternal and not artificial

I would like you to be the one I hear, come on, I take you above the people,
And I would like you to remember our eternal and artificial fling
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Re: France - One song per day.

Postby Romain » Mon Dec 16, 2013 9:26 pm

Jacques Dutronc - Proverbes - 1968

Artist Biography by Yuri German (AllMusic)
Singer/songwriter Jacques Dutronc gained popularity in his native France with his provocative songs that matched the rebellious spirit of the '60s so well. Though he was absent from the musical scene for nearly a decade, pursuing a film career, he successfully returned to music in the early '80s and still remains one of the most popular performers in the French-speaking world.

Dutronc started as a guitarist in the small rock group El Toro et les Cyclones, who recorded two singles. In 1965, he was asked by the manager of Françoise Hardy to write a few songs for her, so Dutronc composed "Le Temps de l'Amour" and "Va Pas Prendre un Tambour." Having proven himself a successful songwriter, Dutronc decided to pursue a solo career. It started in 1966 with such hits as "Et Moi et Moi, et Moi," "On Nous Cache Tout, On Nous Dit Rien," "Les Play-Boys," and others. His 1968 song "Paris S'Eveille" became an instant classic of French pop music. In 1973, Dutronc successfully ventured into film acting, which would eventually bring him a Best Actor Cesar (a French equivalent to Oscar) for the leading role in Van Gogh.

Brèves Rencontres His musical career resumed in 1980 with the release of the album Guerre et Pets, the result of his collaboration with Serge Gainsbourg. It was followed by 1984 hit single "Merde in France." The 1987 album CQF Dutronc boasted the work of Earl Slick (David Bowie's guitarist), Jean-Jacques Burnel (Stranglers), and Etienne Daho, among others. After the successful 1992 tour, Dutronc released a live album and a collection of his old hits. His 1995 studio album Brèves Rencontres was produced and arranged by Erdal Kizilcay.



Ils disent que
Il y a loin de la coupe aux lèvres

Et que loin des yeux loin du cœur
Mais moi j'ai soif de ta chaleur
Et si tu ne me reviens pas j'en crève

Ventre affamé n'a pas d'oreilles
Mais moi j'ai faim et puis j'entends
J'ai faim de toi et je t'attends
Dans la nuit qui porte conseil

Ils disent que
L'on n'est jamais trahi que par les siens
Mais moi je ne veux pas les croire
J'ai confiance en toi et mon espoir
Est de me dire que tu reviens

Une de perdue dix de retrouvées
Et que loin des yeux loin du cœur
Mais moi je ne veux t'oublier
Car mon cœur est une montre à l'heure

Je t'en supplie reviens moi, reviens
Avec toi je veux voir le matin
Car sans toi le matin
Est tout noir

Ils disent que
Tout ce qui brille n'est pas or
Il faut se méfier de l'eau qui dort
Mais toi la nuit tu es ma flamme
Je veux que tu deviennes ma femme

Il faut prendre son plaisir où il se trouve
Mais mon plaisir sans toi n'existe pas
Sans toi je ne veux faire un pas
Et tous les autres me désapprouvent

Ils disent que
C'est le temps qui fait la chanson
Et que la nuit porte conseil
Mais tu vois ils n'ont pas raison
Moi la nuit je ne dors pas je veille

Tout est bien qui finit bien
Moi je veux bien les écouter
Croire qu'ils disent la vérité
Ils disent que tu seras là demain

Je t'en supplie reviens moi, reviens
Avec toi je veux voir le matin
Car sans toi le matin est tout noir

They say that
Thinking up an ideal situation is far from achieving it [the cup is far from the lips].

And that out of sight is out of mind [far from the eyes is far from the heart]
But I'm thirsty for your heat
And if you don't return I'll burst

It's impossible to reason with someone who is starving [a hungry stomach has no ears]
But I'm hungry and I'm still listening
I'm hungry for you and I'm waiting for you
While sleeping on my decisions [in the night which brings advice]

They say that
It's those closest to you who betray you
But I don't want to believe it
I have belief in you and my hope
Is to tell myself that you return.

There are plenty of other potential partners [one is lost, 10 are found]
And out of sight, out of mind
But I don't want to forget you
Because my heart is a watch that's always giving the right time

I beg you to come back to me, come back
With you I want to see tomorrow
Because without you
The morning is in darkness

They say that
All that glitters is not gold
Always watch out for the quiet ones [beware of the sleeping water]
But you're the light in my night time
I would like you to become my wife

You must take your pleasure where you find it
But my pleasure doesn't exist without you
Without you I don't want to take a step
And all the others disapprove of me

They say that
It's time that makes the song (1)
And that sleeping on it brings wisdom [the night brings advice]
But you see that they are wrong
I don't sleep at night, I watch

All's well that end's well
I'd really like to listen to them;
To believe that they're telling the truth
They say that you will be there tomorrow

I beg you to return to me, return
With you I want to see tomorrow
Because without you the morning is in darkness.


Thanks to Alex in Lyricstranslate
Comments :
Most of these are set sayings in French that don't correlate well in English (like you'd lose the meaning of for example 'spend a penny' if you translated it word for word to another language). I've translated the sense and put the literal meaning in square brackets.

(1) the usual proverb is c'est le ton qui fait la chanson - it's the tone that makes the song - ie the intention which is attributed to an action stems from how it is done. The author has swapped le temps (time) for le ton (tone) - I'm not sure what the intended metaphor is?
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Re: France - One song per day.

Postby Romain » Tue Dec 17, 2013 9:04 pm

BB Brunes - Lalalove you - 2009

Artist Biography by Matt Collar (AllMusic)
Blonde Comme Moi French pop-punk trio BB Brunes features members who have known each other since they were kids. In 2005, a demo recording caught the ears of a college friend of the band who passed it along to his father and former member of the rockabilly revivalist trio Les Costars who had just created his own label. Excited by BB Brunes' youthful exuberance and punk attitude, Claud Sitruk signed the band. A series of high-profile gigs subsequently led to the band recording its debut album Blonde Comme Moi which was released on Warner in 2007. During 2009 their second disc Nico Teen Love appeared and contained popular single “Lalalove You.” A year later the French quartet released a self titled EP -- their first English-sung material -- and the fan-favorite track “Dis-moi” featured on popular video game Rock Band 3. Their third album, Long Courrier, was released in 2013.



Mes peurs se sont toues endormies
mes vacarmes sonores
N'ont pas ouvert l'oeil de la nuit
Blotti contre ton corps

Je me sens comme dans un lit
De volutes et d'or
Mes vents du Nord m'est do, ré mi
Dorénavant sont morts

Elle me dit qu'elle n'aime que les slows en anglais
Et j'expire un Shakespeare très français
Si l'élocution traîne
L'intention y est
Quand je fais...
I love you

Dans vase soliflore, j'ai mis
Ma plus belle fleur
je la porte à mon coeur repris
Et vois cet amour éclore

J'étais hier comme un loup gris
Hurle à la Lune et mort
Ma vie, ce petit colibri
De volupté colore

Elle me dit qu'elle n'aime que les slows en anglais
Et j'expire un Shakespeare très français
Si l'élocution traîne
L'intention est reine
Quand je fais...
I love you

Elle me dit qu'elle n'aime que les mots doux anglais
Que j'expire un Shakespeare très français
Si l'élocution traîne
ne m'en veux pas Lady when I say...
I love you

My fears all fall asleep
My thundering disquiet
Doesn't lose a wink of sleep
Snuggled up against your body

I feel like I'm in a bed
of rolls of gold
My Northern winds, my Do Ré Mis
Are dead from now on.

She tells me that she only likes "Les Slows" in English
And I sigh very French Shakespeare
If eloquence drags behind
The intention is there
When I say...
I love you

In a vase (able to contain only one flower) I have placed
my most beautiful flower
I bring it to my enamored heart
And see this love blossom

Yesterday, I was like a grey wolf
Howling at the moon and dead
My life, this little humming-bird
of sensous colours.

She tells me that she only likes "Les Slows" in English
And I sigh very French Shakespeare
If eloquence drags behind
The intention is queen
When I say...
I love you

She tells me that she only likes sweet English words,
That I sigh very French Shakespeare
If eloquence drags behind
Don't be mad at me Lady when I say...
I love you.
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Re: France - One song per day.

Postby JimmyJazz » Thu Dec 19, 2013 6:18 am

I'm really loving and appreciating this thread, Romain! These are some of these greatest aspects of the forum, having people from around the world exposing others to their country's music. This thread particularly affects me, as I have held a longtime dream of eventually visiting and maybe having a student stay in France at some point in my life. As a student of film and passionate cinephile, it really is the perfect city to visit.

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Postby Romain » Thu Dec 19, 2013 8:54 am

JimmyJazz wrote:I'm really loving and appreciating this thread, Romain! These are some of these greatest aspects of the forum, having people from around the world exposing others to their country's music. This thread particularly affects me, as I have held a longtime dream of eventually visiting and maybe having a student stay in France at some point in my life. As a student of film and passionate cinephile, it really is the perfect city to visit.


Ho, it's so cute. I blush.

When you say "..the perfect city to visit", are you talking about Lyon, la ville des frères Lumière ? Or it's an error country/city.
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Postby Romain » Thu Dec 19, 2013 8:59 am

Pierre Perret - Mon P'tit Loup - 1979

Artist Biography by John D. Buchanan (AllMusic)
The music of Pierre Perret captured the lives of the French working class with uncommon precision. A supremely gifted lyricist renowned for his mordant wit and playful eroticism, his songs employed everyday slang to startlingly poetic effect. Born in Castelsarrazin on July 9, 1934, Perret spent a sizable chunk of his adolescence in his father's restaurant, Le Café du Pont, absorbing the street-smart patois of the local workers who comprised its core clientele. At the same time, he studied music theory and saxophone, and later attended the Toulouse Conservatoire. Beginning in 1953, Perret served a three-year term in the French military. Assigned to the army music corps, he began writing his first songs, and during a subsequent stint playing guitar in support of aspiring singer Françoise Lô (later known as Sophie Makhno), he occasionally performed his own material in between sets. In time Perret came to the attention of agent Emile Hebey, who introduced him to label owner Eddie Barclay. His debut single, "Moi J'Attends Adèle," was released in 1957, but despite a regular presence on the Paris nightclub circuit, most notably an extended residency at the Colombe on the Ile de la Cité, the record failed to catch on.

After a 1958 tour of Africa and France in support of the immortal American R&B vocal quintet the Platters, Perret was diagnosed with pleurisy. He spent the better part of two years in a sanatorium, writing the songs that comprised his 1960 debut LP, Le Bonheur Conjugal, but sales were again middling and Barclay terminated his contract. Perret resurfaced on Vogue in 1963 with "Le Tord Boyaux" ("Rot Gut"). The single proved a blockbuster hit, selling more than 100,000 copies and establishing the acerbic wit that would remain the hallmark of his lyrics for the duration of his career. A series of follow-up hits including "Trop Contente" and "La Corrida" culminated with 1966's "Les Jolies Colonies de Vacances," the biggest and most beloved French pop song of its year. That November, Perret headlined his first performance at the famed Olympia Theatre, returning two years later to cut a live album. After co-starring in Claude Autant-Lara's 1969 feature film Les Patates, Perret resumed his music career with 1971's "La Cage aux Oiseaux." His biggest hit to date, 1974's "Le Zizi" ("The Willy") sold more than five million copies, but in the years to follow his music grew more thoughtful, with 1977's "Lily" winning the Prix de la Ligue Contre le Racisme et l'Antisémitisme for its attack on racism.

Perret subsequently explored suburban malaise ("Y'a des Gosses Dans l'Escalier"), abortion ("Elle Attend Son Petit"), and famine ("Riz Pile"), and spent much of the 1980s channeling his energy into books, most notably Le Petit Perret Illustré par l'Exemple. In 1983 Perret traveled to China, the inspiration behind the album Comment C'Est la Chine? In 1987, he published a cookbook, Au Petit Perret Gourmand, and continued work on a three-volume update of The Fables of La Fontaine written in contemporary slang. He did not release a new LP until 1992's Bercy Madeleine, returning a year later with Chansons de Toute une Vie, a compendium assembling 250 of his songs. The 1995 release of Anthologie de la Chanson Érotique was overshadowed by the death of Perret's youngest daughter, Julie, and after more than a year out of the limelight, he resurfaced in late 1996 with an extended stay at the Casino de Paris, recorded for a subsequent live album. That same year, he also earned the Grand Prix de la Chanson Française and published a book on the art of eating titled La Cuisine de Ma Femme.

Perret finally returned to recording with 1998's La Bête Est Revenue, a blistering meditation on the rise of the far-right French National Front. 2002's Cui-La continued to tackle weighty themes such as globalization, but on 2006's Mélangez-Vous he returned to the playful wit of his early work. During the next few years, as well as a children's album, Pierrot Chante pour les Gamins, he released a trio of records which were decidely not for children: Le Plaisir des Dieux (2007), Les Dieux Paillards (2008) and Trésors de la Paillardise (2009) collected the bawdiest and most lecherous of French songs and bore the legend "Oreilles chastes s'abstenir" ("Chaste ears should abstain"). In 2010 he returned to a more politicized style with the album La Femme Grillagée, which spoke out against the maltreatment and subordination of women.




(Refrain:)
T´en fais, pas mon p´tit loup,
C´est la vie, ne pleure pas.
T´oublieras, mon p´tit loup,
Ne pleur´ pas.

Je t´amèn´rai sécher tes larmes
Au vent des quat´ points cardinaux,
Respirer la violett´ à Parme
Et les épices à Colombo.
On verra le fleuve Amazon´
Et la vallée des Orchidées
Et les enfants qui se savonn´nt
Le ventre avec des fleurs coupées.

(Refrain)
T´en fais, pas mon p´tit loup,
C´est la vie, ne pleure pas.
T´oublieras, mon p´tit loup,
Ne pleur´ pas.

Allons voir la terre d´Abraham.
C´est encore plus beau qu´on le dit.
Y a des Van Gogh à Amsterdam
Qui ressemblent à des incendies.
On goût´ra les harengs crus
Et on boira du vin d´Moselle.
J´te racont´rai l´succès qu´j´ai eu
Un jour en jouant Sganarelle.

(Refrain)
T´en fais, pas mon p´tit loup,
C´est la vie, ne pleure pas.
T´oublieras, mon p´tit loup,
Ne pleur´ pas.

Je t´amèn´rai voir Liverpool
Et ses guirlandes de Haddock
Et des pays où y a des poul´s
Qui chant´nt aussi haut que les coqs.
Tous les livres les plus beaux,
De Colette et d´Marcel Aymé,
Ceux de Rab´lais ou d´Léautaud,
Je suis sûr qu´tu vas les aimer.

(Refrain)
T´en fais, pas mon p´tit loup,
C´est la vie, ne pleure pas.
T´oublieras, mon p´tit loup,
Ne pleur´ pas.

J´t´apprendrai, à la Jamaïque
La pêche´ de nuit au lamparo
Et j´t´emmènerai faire un pique-nique
En haut du Kilimandjaro
Et tu grimperas sur mon dos
Pour voir le plafond d´la Sixtine.
On s´ra fasciné au Prado
Par les Goya ou les Menine.

(Refrain)
T´en fais, pas mon p´tit loup,
C´est la vie, ne pleure pas.
T´oublieras, mon p´tit loup,
Ne pleur´ pas.

Connais-tu, en quadriphonie,
Le dernier tube de Mahler
Et les planteurs de Virginie
Qui ne savent pas qu´y a un hiver.
On en a des chos´s à voir
Jusqu´à la Louisiane en fait
Où y a des typ´s qui ont tous les soirs
Du désespoir plein la trompett´.

T´en fais pas, mon p´tit loup,
C´est la vie, ne pleur´ pas.
Oublie-les, les p´tits cons
Qui t´ont fait ça.
T´en fais pas, mon p´tit loup,
C´est la vie, ne pleur´ pas.
J´t´en supplie, mon p´tit loup,
Ne pleure pas.

Don't worry sweetheart
That's life, don't cry
You will forget, sweetheart
Don't cry.

I'll take you to dry your tears
Through the winds of north south east and west
You will smell the violets in Parma
And the spices in Colombo
We shall see the Amazon river
And the valley of the orchids
And the children who wash their bellies
With crushed fragrant flowers

Let's go and admire Abraham's land
It's even more beautiful than they say.
There are VanGoghs in Amsterdam
That look like burning fires.
We'll taste raw herrings
And we'll drink Mosel wine.
I'll tell you how I made a hit
When I was acting Sganarelle*

I will take you to Liverpool
And its chaplets of haddock
And to coutries where whores
Sing as loud as roosters.
I'm sure you will love the greatest books
Written by Colette, Marcel Aymé,
Rabelais or Léautaud.**

In Jamaica I will teach you
How to practise light-fishing
And I'll take you for a picnic
On top of the Kilimanjaro
And you will climb on my back
To admire the Sixtine chapel.
We'll be fascinated in the Prado
By the Goyas and Las Meninas

Do you know in quadraphony
The last hit of Mahler
And the Virginia planters
Who do not know winter exists.
We've got so many things to see
Up to Louisiana in fact
Where guys every night
Play their trumpets full of despair.

Don't worry, sweetheart,
That's life, don't cry
Do forget the little bastards
Who did that to you.
Don't worry, sweetheart,
That's life, don't cry
I beg you, sweetheart,
Don't cry.
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Re: France - One song per day.

Postby JimmyJazz » Thu Dec 19, 2013 3:41 pm

Oops, I meant to say country!

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Re: France - One song per day.

Postby Romain » Thu Dec 19, 2013 4:45 pm

JimmyJazz wrote:Oops, I meant to say country!

I say that, because Lyon, the city where I live is the city of the Lumière Brothers, the inventor of the cinema.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auguste_an ... mi%C3%A8re

And where the first film of the history was shot :

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Workers_Le ... re_Factory

Soo, for a cinéphile, I imagine it can be interesting ;)

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Re: France - One song per day.

Postby JimmyJazz » Thu Dec 19, 2013 4:49 pm

Romain wrote:
JimmyJazz wrote:Oops, I meant to say country!

I say that, because Lyon, the city where I live is the city of the Lumière Brothers, the inventor of the cinema.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auguste_an ... mi%C3%A8re

And where the first film of the history was shot :

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Workers_Le ... re_Factory

Soo, for a cinéphile, I imagine it can be interesting ;)


Wow, I had totally forgotten that the Lumiere's city was Lyon! Romain, you should feel lucky to live in such a historic place (and not just for the purpose of cinema history, of course!)

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Re: France - One song per day.

Postby Blanco » Thu Dec 19, 2013 8:57 pm

Romain wrote:Song of the day :


BB Brunes - Lalalove you - 2009



The riff, the title and the "I love you" said in english... I'm seeing a Pixies reference?
I liked this song, and if it is a reference, I will like it more.
I will lalalove the song.

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Re: France - One song per day.

Postby Romain » Fri Dec 20, 2013 6:13 am

Blanco wrote:
The riff, the title and the "I love you" said in english... I'm seeing a Pixies reference?
I liked this song, and if it is a reference, I will like it more.
I will lalalove the song.


If youlalalove this one, try these others :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mF5etHMRMMM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBbsH8TGXt4

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Re: France - One song per day.

Postby Romain » Fri Dec 20, 2013 8:11 am

Gaston Ouvrard - Je ne suis pas bien portant - 1934

The first french "rap" :mrgreen:


Depuis que je suis sur la terre [militaire],
C´n´est pas rigolo. Entre nous,
Je suis d´une santé précaire,
Et je m´fais un mauvais sang fou,
J´ai beau vouloir me remonter
Je souffre de tous les côtés.

J´ai la rate
Qui s´dilate
J´ai le foie
Qu´est pas droit
J´ai le ventre
Qui se rentre
J´ai l´pylore
Qui s´colore
J´ai l´gésier [gosier]
Anémié
L´estomac
Bien trop bas
Et les côtes
Bien trop hautes
J´ai les hanches
Qui s´démanchent
L´épigastre
Qui s´encastre
L´abdomen
Qui s´démène
J´ai l´thorax
Qui s´désaxe
La poitrine
Qui s´débine
Les épaules
Qui se frôlent
J´ai les reins
Bien trop fins
Les boyaux
Bien trop gros
J´ai l´sternum
Qui s´dégomme
Et l´sacrum
C´est tout comme
J´ai l´nombril
Tout en vrille
Et l´coccyx
Qui s´dévisse

Ah! bon Dieu! qu´c´est embêtant
D´être toujours patraque,
Ah! bon Dieu! qu´c´est embêtant
Je n´suis pas bien portant.

Pour tâcher d´guérir au plus vite,
Un matin tout dernièrement
Je suis allé à la visite [rendre visite]
Voir le major du régiment.
[A un méd´cin très épatant.]
D´où souffrez-vous? qu´il m´a demandé.
C´est bien simpl´ que j´y ai répliqué.

J´ai la rate
Qui s´dilate
J´ai le foie
Qu´est pas droit
Et puis j´ai
Ajouté
Voyez-vous
C´n´est pas tout
J´ai les g´noux
Qui sont mous
J´ai l´fémur
Qu´est trop dur
J´ai les cuisses
Qui s´raidissent
Les guiboles
Qui flageolent
J´ai les ch´villes
Qui s´tortillent
Les rotules
Qui ondulent
Les tibias
Raplapla
Les mollets
Trop épais
Les orteils
Pas pareils
J´ai le cœur
En largeur
Les poumons
Tout en long
L´occiput
Qui chahute
J´ai les coudes
Qui s´dessoudent
J´ai les seins
Sous l´bassin
Et l´bassin
Qu´est pas sain

{Refrain}

Avec un´ charmant´ demoiselle
Je devais m´marier par amour.
Mais un soir comm´ j´étais près d´elle,
En train de lui faire la cour,
Me voyant troublé, ell´ me dit :
- Qu´avez vous? moi j´lui répondis :

J´ai la rate
Qui s´dilate
J´ai le foie
Qu´est pas droit
J´ai le ventre
Qui se rentre
J´ai l´pylore
Qui s´colore
J´ai l´gésier [gosier]
Anémié
L´estomac
Bien trop bas
Et les côtes
Bien trop hautes
J´ai les hanches
Qui s´démanchent
L´épigastre
Qui s´encastre
L´abdomen
Qui s´démène
J´ai l´thorax
Qui s´désaxe
La poitrine
Qui s´débine
Les épaules
Qui se frôlent
J´ai les reins
Bien trop fins
Les boyaux
Bien trop gros
J´ai l´sternum
Qui s´dégomme
Et l´sacrum
C´est tout comme
J´ai l´nombril
Tout en vrille
Et l´coccyx
Qui s´dévisse
Et puis j´ai
Ajouté
Voyez-vous
C´n´est pas tout
J´ai les g´noux
Qui sont mous
J´ai l´fémur
Qu´est trop dur
J´ai les cuisses
Qui s´raidissent
Les guiboles
Qui flageolent
J´ai les ch´villes
Qui s´tortillent
Les rotules
Qui ondulent
Les tibias
Raplapla
Les mollets
Trop épais
Les orteils
Pas pareils
J´ai le cœur
En largeur
Les poumons
Tout en long
L´occiput
Qui chahute
J´ai les coudes
Qui s´dessoudent
J´ai les seins
Sous l´bassin
Et l´bassin
Qu´est pas sain
En plus d´ça
J´vous l´cach´ pas
J´ai aussi
Quel souci!
La luette
Trop fluette
L´oesophage
Qui surnage
Les gencives
Qui dérivent
J´ai l´palais
Qu´est pas laid
Mais les dents
C´est navrant
J´ai les p´tites
Qui s´irritent
Et les grosses
Qui s´déchaussent
Les canines
S´ratatinent
Les molaires
S´font la paire
Dans les yeux
C´est pas mieux
J´ai le droit
Qu´est pas droit
Et le gauche
Qu´est bien moche
J´ai les cils
Qui s´défilent
Les sourcils
Qui s´épilent
J´ai l´menton
Qu´est trop long
Les artères
Trop pépères
J´ai le nez
Tout bouché
L´trou du cou
Qui s´découd
Et du coup
Voyez-vous
J´suis gêné
Pour parler
C´est vexant
Car maint´nant
J´suis forcé
D´m´arrêter.

{Refrain}

Since I am on Earth [in the army]
It's not funny. Between you and me,
I have a poor health,
And I'm worried sick
Well might I try to get better
I suffer from every sides

I've got my spleen
That's swelling
I've got my liver
That's not straight
I've got my belly
That's pulling in
I've got my pylorus
That's coloring
I've got my gizzard
Weakening
My stomach
Far too low
And my ribs
Far too high
I've got my hips
That are itching
My epigastrium
That's embedding itself
My abdomen
That's thrashing about
I've got my thorax
That's throwing off balance
My chest
That's falling apart
My shoulders
That are brushing against each other
I've got my kidneys
Far too thin
My bowels
Far too big
I've got my sternum
That's unseating itself
And my sacrum
It feels the same
I've got my belly button
All spinning out of control
And my coccyx
That's unscrewing itself

Ah ! Good God ! How annoying it is
To always feel dodgy,
Ah ! Good God ! How annoying it is,
I'm not in good health.

In order to try and heal as fast as possible,
A morning recently
I went to visit
The major of the regiment.
[A very impressive medic]
What do you suffer from ? he asked
It's fair simple, I replied to him

I've got my spleen
That's swelling
I've got my liver
That's not straight
And then I
Added
You see
That's not all
I've got my knees
That are all flabby
I've got my femur
That's too hard
I've got my thighs
That are stiffening
My pins [legs]
That are like jelly
I've got my ankles
That are wiggling
My kneecaps
That are fluttering
My shinbones
All worn out
My calves
Too thick
My toes
Not alike
I've got my heart
Lengthwise
My lungs
All long and narrow
My occiput
That's heckling
I've got my elbows
That are unsoldering
I've got my breasts
Under my pelvis
And my pelvis
That's not well

{chorus}

With a charming young lady
I should have got married by love
But one night, as I was close to her,
Courting her,
Seeing me confused, she tells me:
- What's wrong ? And I answered her:

I've got my spleen
That's swelling
I've got my liver
That's not straight
I've got my belly
That's pulling in
I've got my pylorus
That's coloring
I've got my gizzard
Weakening
My stomach
Far too low
And my ribs
Far too high
I've got my hips
That are itching
My epigastrium
That's embedding itself
My abdomen
That's thrashing about
I've got my thorax
That's throwing off balance
My chest
That's falling apart
My shoulders
That are brushing against each other
I've got my kidneys
Far too thin
My bowels
Far too big
I've got my sternum
That's unseating itself
And my sacrum
It feels the same
I've got my belly button
All spinning out of control
And my coccyx
That's unscrewing itself
And then I
Added
You see
That's not all
I've got my knees
That are all flabby
I've got my femur
That's too hard
I've got my thighs
That are stiffening
My pins [legs]
That are like jelly
I've got my ankles
That are wiggling
My kneecaps
That are fluttering
My shinbones
All worn out
My calves
Too thick
My toes
Not alike
I've got my heart
Lengthwise
My lungs
All long and narrow
My occiput
That's heckling
I've got my elbows
That are unsoldering
I've got my breasts
Under my pelvis
And my pelvis
That's not well
Along with that
I'm not hiding it from you
I also have
What a pain !
My uvula's
Too skinny
My oesophagus
That's floating
My gums
That are drifting
I've got my palate
That's not ugly
But my teeth
It's a pity
I've got the small ones
That are chafing
And the big ones
That are coming loose
My eye teeth
Shriveling
My molars
Making a match
As for my eyes
It's no better
I've got the right one
That's not right
And the left one
That's quite hideous
I've got my lashes
That are slipping off
My eyebrows
That are shaving themselves
I've got the chin
That is too long
My arteries
Too dull
I've got my nose
All blocked up
The hole at the base of my neck
That is unstitching
And so
You see
I'm embarrassed
To talk
It's hurtful
'Cause now
I'm forced
To stop.

Thanks to cmpg on Lyrics Translate.
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Re: France - One song per day.

Postby Blanco » Fri Dec 20, 2013 5:26 pm

Romain wrote:
Blanco wrote:
The riff, the title and the "I love you" said in english... I'm seeing a Pixies reference?
I liked this song, and if it is a reference, I will like it more.
I will lalalove the song.


If youlalalove this one, try these others :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mF5etHMRMMM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBbsH8TGXt4


Great! Thanks. I suspect I'll end up asking for one of his albums to my local supplier.

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Re: France - One song per day.

Postby Romain » Sun Dec 22, 2013 12:18 pm

Bourvil - C'était bien (au petit bal perdu) - 1961

One of the most beautiful "old" French chanson for me :

Wikipédia :
André Bourvil, born André Robert Raimbourg (French pronunciation: ​[ɑ̃dʁe buʁˈvil]; 27 July 1917, Prétot-Vicquemare, France – 23 September 1970, Paris), was a French actor and singer best known for his roles in comedy films, most notably in his collaboration with Louis de Funès in the films Le Corniaud (1965) and La Grande Vadrouille (1966). For his performance in Le Corniaud, he won a Special Diploma at the 4th Moscow International Film Festival.
In his comic performances Bourvil principally played roles of gentle and well-meaning characters who were often a bit obtuse or naive, such as his roles opposite the hyperactive, dishonest and bossy ones played by Louis de Funès. Bourvil's characters not only managed to make viewers laugh, but also to save themselves from the Machiavellian designs of adversaries.

Bourvil was, however, also capable of more dramatic roles such as the handyman in L'Arbre de Noël (1969). In this role he observes the relationship between a man he works for and the young son who has fallen ill. The audience can identify with the character played by Bourvil, just as they can in his comic roles, so often as a simple man. One can also note his role of Thénardier in the film adaptation of Les Misérables (1958), and his last role as the policeman Mattei in Jean-Pierre Melville's Le Cercle rouge (1970).

In March 1948, Bourvil took part in the complete recording of Offenbach's The Tales of Hoffmann with artists of the Paris Opéra-Comique conducted by André Cluytens, playing the four 'servant' roles.




C'était tout juste après la guerre,
Dans un petit bal qu'avait souffert.
Sur une piste de misère,
Y'en avait deux, à découvert.
Parmi les gravats ils dansaient
Dans ce petit bal qui s'appelait...
Qui s'appelait...
qui s'appelait...
qui s'appelait...

(Refrain)
Non je ne me souviens plus
du nom du bal perdu.
Ce dont je me souviens
ce sont ces amoureux
Qui ne regardaient rien autour d'eux.
Y'avait tant d'insouciance
Dans leurs gestes émus,
Alors quelle importance
Le nom du bal perdu ?
Non je ne me souviens plus
du nom du bal perdu.
Ce dont je me souviens
c'est qu'ils étaient heureux
Les yeux au fond des yeux.
Et c'était bien...
Et c'était bien...

Ils buvaient dans le même verre,
Toujours sans se quitter des yeux.
Ils faisaient la même prière,
D'être toujours, toujours heureux.
Parmi les gravats ils souriaient
Dans ce petit bal qui s'appelait...
Qui s'appelait...
qui s'appelait...
qui s'appelait...

(au Refrain)

Et puis quand l'accordéoniste
S'est arrêté, ils sont partis.
Le soir tombait dessus la piste,
Sur les gravats et sur ma vie.
Il était redevenu tout triste
Ce petit bal qui s'appelait,
Qui s'appelait...
qui s'appelait...
qui s'appelait...

Non je ne me souviens plus
du nom du bal perdu.
Ce dont je me souviens
ce sont ces amoureux
Qui ne regardaient rien autour d'eux.
Y'avait tant de lumière,
Avec eux dans la rue,
Alors la belle affaire
Le nom du bal perdu.
Non je ne me souviens plus
du nom du bal perdu.
Ce dont je me souviens
c'est qu'on était heureux
Les yeux au fond des yeux.
Et c'était bien...
Et c'était bien.

It was just after the war,
In a ballroom that had suffered
On a floor in ruins,
There were these two, so exposed.
They danced among the rubble
In this little ball, what was its name…
What was its name…
What was its name…
What was its name…

(Refrain)
No, I don’t recall
The name of this lost prom
What I remember
Are these two lovers
With eyes for no one but each other.
There was such insouciance
In their moving gestures,
So what does it matter
The name of the lost prom?
No, I don’t recall
The name of this lost prom.
What I remember
Is that they were happy
Lost in each other’s eyes
As it should be…
As it should be…

They drank from the same glass
Never turning away their gaze
They both made the same wish
To be happy, forever after
They smiled among the rubble
In this little ball, what was its name…
What was its name…
What was its name…
What was its name…

(Refrain)

Then when the accordionist
Stopped playing, they left
Evening fell over the dance floor,
Over the rubble and over my life.
A melancholy site, it became
This little prom, what was its name,
What was its name…
What was its name…
What was its name…

No, I don’t recall
The name of this lost prom.
What I remember
Are these two lovers
With eyes for no one but each other.
There was so much light,
With them in the street,
So what does it matter,
The name of the lost prom.
No, I don’t recall
The name of this lost prom.
What I remember
Is that they were happy
Lost in each other’s eyes
And it was good...
And it was good...
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Re: France - One song per day.

Postby Romain » Mon Dec 23, 2013 12:09 pm

Boby Lapointe - Méli-Mélodie - 1970

Robert (Boby) Lapointe (16 April 1922 – 29 June 1972) was a French singer, noted for his humorous texts, alliterations and plays on words.

He was born in Pézenas, in the Hérault département of France. A brilliant pupil, he prepared for the entrance exam to the Centrale (engineering school) and Sup-Aero at Montpellier, but was conscripted into the Youth Building Projects in 1942 and sent to Linz, Austria, in 1943 for compulsory work service. He escaped the same year, and found work as a diver in La Ciotat, a suburb of Marseille, in 1944.

In 1946, he married Colette Maclaud. They had two children, Ticha (born 1948) and Jacky (1950).

His first published work, Les douze chants d'un imbecile, appeared in 1951. He moved to Paris and opened a fashion and baby clothes shop, still writing and producing plays. Later, he switched to being a fitter of TV aerials and began singing.

His fame grew when the actor Bourvil sang Lapointe's song Aragon et Castille in the 1954 film Poisson d'avril. In 1960, film director François Truffaut offered him a part in Tirez sur le Pianiste in which he sang Framboise, accompanied by Charles Aznavour on piano. This marked the start of a career that saw Lapointe perform at major venues throughout France. His joyful character led him to build friendships with the likes of Anne Sylvestre, Raymond Devos, Jacques Brel and Georges Brassens.

Lapointe was also a mathematician, and developed the bi-bi-binary system (also known as the bibi system) in 1971.



Oui, mon doux minet, la mini,
Oui, la mini est la manie
Est la manie de Mélanie
Mélanie l'amie d'Amélie...
Amélie dont les doux nénés
Doux nénés de nounou moulés
Dans de molles laines lamées
Et mêlées de lin milanais...
Amélie dont les nénés doux
Ont donné à l'ami Milou
(Milou le dadais de Limoux)
L'idée d'amener des minous...
Des minous menus de Lima
Miaulant dans les dais de damas
Et dont les mines de lama
Donnaient mille idées à Léda...

Léda dont les dix dents de lait
Laminaient les mâles mollets
D'un malade mendiant malais
Dinant d'amibes amidonnées
Mais même amidonnée l'amibe
Même l'amibe malhabile
Emmiellée dans la bile humide
L'amibe, ami, mine le bide...
Et le dit malade adulé
Dont Léda limait les mollets
Indûment le mal a donné
Dame Léda l'y a aidé !
Et Léda dont la libido
Demande dans le bas du dos
Mille lents mimis d'animaux
Aux doux minets donna les maux...

Et les minets de maux munis
Mendiant de midi à minuit
Du lait aux nénés d'Amélie
L'ont, les maudits, d'amibes enduit
Et la maladie l'a minée,
L'Amélie aux dodus nénés
Et mille maux démodelaient
Le doux minois de la mémé
Mélanie le mit au dodo
Malade, laide, humide au dos
Et lui donna dans deux doigts d'eau
De la boue des bains du Lido
Dis, là-dedans, où est la mini ?
Où est la mini de Mélanie ?...
- Malin la mini élimée
Mélanie l'à éliminée

Ah la la la la ! Quel méli mélo, dis !
Ah la la la la ! Quel méli mélo, dis !

Yes, my sweet kitty, the mini,
Yes, the mini is the mania
Is the mania of Mélanie
Mélanie the friend of Amélie...
Amélie whose sweet titties
Sweet molded nanny titties
In soft lamé wools
And mixed with milanese linen...
Amélie whose sweet titties
Gave to buddy Milou
(Milou the oaf of Limoux 1)
The idea to bring in kitten...
Tiny kitten of Lima
Meowing in dais of damas
And whose mines of lama
Gave thousand ideas to Léda...

Léda whose ten baby teeth
Laminated the male calves
Of a sick malay beggar
Dining from starched amoebas
But even starched the amoeba
Even the clumsy amoeba
Honeyed in moist bile
The amoeba, friend, ruins the belly...
And said aduled sicko
of which Léda gnawed the calves
Induly gave the sickness
Lady Léda helped him !
And Léda whose libido
Asks for in her lower back
Thousand slow animal tickles
To the sweet kitten gave the ache...

And the kitten afflicted with aches
Begging from noon to midnight
Milk from the titties of Amélie
Have, curse them, coated her in amoebas
And disease ravaged her,
The Amélie of plump titties
And thoisand aches demodeled
The sweet little face of the nana
Mélanie went to bed
Sick, ugly, moist in the back
And gave her in two drops of water
Mud from the Lido's spa
Say, in there, where is the mini ?
Where is the mini of Mélanie ?...
- Cunning the worn mini
Mélanie eliminated it

Ah la la la la ! what a mish-mash, say !
Ah la la la la ! what a mish-mash, say !


Thanks to gregoire.tricoire in Lyrics Translate.
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Re: France - One song per day.

Postby Henrik » Sun Jan 05, 2014 11:38 pm

Fantastic thread, Romain!

I hope you come back to it!
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Re: France - One song per day.

Postby Romain » Mon Jan 06, 2014 8:02 am

Thanks Henrik, of course, I will continue but I have some work in my house that take all my time ;-)

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Re: France - One song per day.

Postby Romain » Mon Jan 06, 2014 8:19 am

Richard Gotainer - La ballade de l'obsédé - 1982

Album : Chants Zazous

RFI musique (biography):

Talented French singer/songwriter Richard Gotainer is renowned for his lively stage performances, his sharp sense of humour and his witty, ironic lyrics. From the very beginning of his career, critics have considered Gotainer as something of a 'class clown', but in fact the philosophy behind his songs is often far more serious than it appears. Half-serious, half-ambiguous and always extremely funny, Richard Gotainer is certainly a true original in the music world!


Richard Gotainer was born in Paris (in the city's 12th arrondissement) on 30 March 1948.

In the 60's Richard developed an interest in film and music, becoming a passionate Beatles fan. His parents were none too keen on him launching an artistic career, however, so to appease them Richard enrolled at law school (where he would study for the next five years). Richard did not devote himself to law entirely, however. He spent much of his free time travelling and picking up odd student jobs here and there. In the 70's Richard began to spend more and more time working for advertising agencies. With his witty sense of humour and his apparently limitless flow of creative ideas, the work continued to flow in over the next few years. Indeed, advertising agencies jumped on the brilliant young man who was capable of coming up with hundreds of catchy advertising slogans at the drop of a hat.

Yet, in spite of his phenomenal success in the advertising world, Richard soon grew tired of his copywriting job. The talented young musician soon set to work writing music and creating special sound effects, in the hope of using these together with his slogans. But Richard's wacky style was judged too 'creative' for the advertising world. However, it did catch the eye of an adventurous young director by the name of Jacques Gaudillat. Discovering that they were on the same wavelength, Gotainer and Gaudillat left their respective agencies and created their own company, Gatkess. The pair's off-the-wall humour and crazy visual style scored an enormous hit in the French advertising world and Gotainer's jingles went on to become some of the most famous catch-phrases on French TV in the 70's.

This was back in 1976 when, besides writing jingles and advertising slogans, Gotainer was also experimenting on the music scene. Indeed, Gotainer went on to meet a number of leading musicians on the French music scene such as Claude Engel (the guitarist from the legendary French jazz/rock group Magma). The pair hit it off immediately and Gotainer showed Engel the impressive collection of songs he had already written. Engel began setting the lyrics to music and within a few months the pair had enough material to go into the studio and record their first album, "Forgeur de tempo". Released in 1977, "Forgeur de tempo" proved a huge hit with the critics who loved Gotainer's ironic lyrics and the album's funny cartoon-style ambience.

Gotainer Scores a Hit With "Tout foufou"

After the success of "Forgeur de tempo", Gotainer and Engel went on to team up with Engel's sound engineer brother Marcel (aka Celmar) in 1979. The trio then returned to the studio and set to work on a second album entitled "Contes de traviole" - an album which really confirmed the talent of the budding young singer Gotainer! Needless to say, Gotainer's vocals soon went on to make their mark on the French music scene after the release of the best-selling single "Tout foufou", which proved to be just the first in a whole string of hits. The legendary French comedian Coluche - whose ironic sketches and irreverential gags were, in fact, in a similar vein to Gotainer's witty songwriting style - was so impressed by the young singer/songwriter's talent that he invited him to perform as his support act when he appeared at the famous Paris cabaret, Le Café de la Gare, in July 1980. Richard Gotainer soon found himself much in demand - for, in November of that year veteran French rocker Eddy Mitchell also invited the rising young star to support him at the Olympia (the most prestigious music venue in Paris!).

While Gotainer was supporting Eddy Mitchell at the Olympia, his new single "Primitif" was also making its way to the top of the French charts. Riding high on a wave of success, Gotainer soon followed this smash with a whole string of hit singles such as "Chipie" and "Le Sampa". The latter was used as the theme tune to Claude Berri's film "Le maître d'école" - starring Coluche - and proved such a hit with the French public that it went gold soon after its release! "Primitif", "Chipie" and "Le Sampa" were released independently of any album - in fact, Gotainer did not appear to need to release a new album. His popularity amongst the French public was soaring, and audiences were going wild for his performances on French TV.

Gotainer returned to the studio in 1982 to record a third album entitled "Chants Zazous". This album found the singer experimenting with a new musical direction, playing down his 'crazy', fun-loving side and performing a collection of songs which were much more tender and romantic (although still written in collaboration with his faithful songwriting partner Claude Engel). "Chants Zazous" also featured an innovative cover version of Vivaldi's "Four Seasons". But the most outstanding track on Gotainer's new album was undoubtedly "le Mambo du décalco" - a song which added another gold disc to the singer's collection shortly after its release!

The Zazou Show

The following year Gotainer gave full rein to his singing talent and his creative imagination when he performed at the Olympia (8 - 13 March 1983). His "Show Zazou", a sumptuous stage extravaganza featuring backing singers, dancers, wild costumes and spectacular lighting effects, proved an enormous hit with the French public. Then, in the autumn of '83, Gotainer set off on a triumphant tour, playing 12 dates up and down the country, before performing a final grand finale in Paris.

In 1985 Gotainer returned to the studio to begin work on a new album entitled "Poil à la pub". This highly original album reflected Gotainer's success in both the advertising and the music world and featured a mix of 85 of his jingles and comic sketches.




Le soir quand j’suis tout seul, sur le lit d’ma chambrette
Dans ma tête je lutine des minous de minettes
Des nanas cousues main, que j’imagine partout
Tout seul je fais la fête, j’mets la literie tout sens d’ssus d’ssous
J’suis un malade du porte-jarretelles
- C’est la ballade obsessionnelle

Des valises sous les yeux, je hante les sex-shops
Toujours à la recherche d’une dose un peu plus forte
J’ai même dans un placard, une copine en latex
Mais ça n’me suffit plus, j’suis un drogué du sexe
Dans l’fond des yeux j’ai une lueur salace
- C’est la ballade du gros dégueulasse

Tapi dans les fourrés - embusqué dans un square
J’attends que sur un banc - s’assoupisse un vieillard
Puis sans le réveiller, j´l’habille en baby doll
Et j’y dis des gros mots tout en y montrant mon guignol
J’ai la libido tourmentée
- C’est la ballade du désaxé

Tout nu sous un manteau et les mains dans les poches
Je descends en chaussons rôder dans l’av‘nue Foch
Je vais telle une bête, j’épie la nymphomane
En montrant ma doublure pour faire peur aux vieilles dames

Des grenades dans la poche, les goupilles à la main
J’vais essayer des slips dans les grands magasins
Je capture des otages, j’les maintiens en respect
Et j’les force à écrire des trucs sur l’mur des cabinets
J’suis un violent d’l´obscénité
- C’est la ballade de l’ob-sé-dé

Un jour sans aucun doute, tout ça finira mal
Croyant voir une femelle, je saut’rai sur un mâle
Mais là, j’termine ce blues, et comme un lamentable
J’cours faire des p’tits bébés, à ma poupée gonflable
J’peux pas m’empêcher d’y penser
- C’est la ballade du désaxé

J’suis un malade du porte-jarretelles
- C’est la ballade obsessionnelle

Dans les yeux, j’ai une lueur salace
- C’est la ballade du gros dégueulasse

At night, when I'm alone, on the bed in my little bedroom
In my mind, I'm flirting with pussies' pussies
Hand-sewn chicks, that I imagine to be everywhere
All alone I'm having a ball, I put my bed completely upside down
I'm a garter belt maniac
- That's the obsessional ballad

With bags under my eyes, I wander into sex shops
Always looking for a little stronger dose
I even have a plastic doll in a cupboard
But that's not enough anymore, I'm a sex-addict
I've got a naughty glimmer deep inside of my eyes
- That's the dirty man's ballad

Hidden in a bush, lying in ambush in a public garden
I'm waiting for an old man to doze off on a bench
Then without waking him up, I dress him up as a baby doll
And I swear at him while showing him my willie
I've got a tortured libido
- That's the deranged guy's ballad

All naked under a coat, hands in my pockets
I walk down in my slippers to prawl around the Avenue Foch (*)
I'm going around like a beast, spying on nymphomaniacs
And I show the inside of my coat to scare old ladies

Grenades in my pocket, pins in hand
I go to department stores to try on briefs
I take hostages, I keep them under control
And I force them to write dirty words on the toilet walls
I'm an obscene violent guy
- That's the sex maniac's ballad !

Someday, without any doubt, all this will come to a bad end
Thinking I'm seeing a female, I'll jump on a guy
But now I end this blues, and pathetically
I'm rushing to make little babies to my inflatable doll
I can't help thinking about it
- That's the deranged guy's ballad

I'm a garter belt maniac
- That's the obsessional ballad

I've got a naughty glimmer deep inside of my eyes
- That's the dirty man's ballad

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Re: France - One song per day.

Postby Romain » Tue Jan 07, 2014 9:30 pm

Hubert-Félix Thiéfaine - Guichet 102 - 2001

Artist Biography by Olivier Duboc (AllMusic)

French singer/songwriter Hubert-Félix Thiéfaine is an artist whose work one may find very difficult to file in any genre. Influenced by Bob Dylan and Lou Reed as well as Léo Ferré, Jacques Brel, and French writers, his music first took shape as a form of folk-rock, turning darker and more synthetic in the '80s and constantly evolving with time into a quite personal style of pop featuring poetic, daring, and sometimes difficult lyrics. Never submitting to musical fashion or ideology, Thiéfaine's work might be considered just as original as that of Jacques Higelin or Gérard Manset, expressing a conflicted and sometimes odd personality. Although Thiéfaine has opted out of the mass-media music business since the beginning of his career in 1978, he has managed to attract a large and faithful audience, selling more records and concert tickets than one might imagine given the level of his exposure, and gaining cult status along the way.

Hubert-Félix Thiéfaine was born in Dole, Jura, in 1948. Having had a quite unhappy childhood, he quickly encountered issues at school. Developing a great deal of imagination at that time and already with a rebellious streak, he started writing songs with a couple of friends at the early age of 12. He later managed to make it through university, where a friendly collaboration with the folk-influenced Tony Carbonare began.

In 1976, he was signed to record his first LP, Tout Corps Vivant Branché Sur le Secteur Étant Appelé à S'Émouvoir...; released in 1978 and selling few copies, the album nevertheless included his first semi-hit, "La Fille du Coupeur de Joint" (which was to become a cult classic). The Thiéfaine-Carbonare collaboration continued with the release of two further studio records, 1979's Autorisation de Délirer and 1980's De l'Amour, de l'Art et du Cochon. His 1981 record, Dernieres Balises: Avant Mutation, made with the help of longtime friend Claude Mairet, exposed Thiéfaine's darker side, while his live sets were increasingly warmly welcomed by his growing audience.

The Thiéfaine-Mairet collaboration continued with 1982's Soleil Cherche Futur, an album that gained Thiéfaine his second gold record after Dernieres Balises: Avant Mutation, along with some radio airplay. From 1984 to 1995, Thiéfaine alternated studio recordings (Alambic/Sortie-Sud, Météo Für Nada, Eros Über Alles, Chroniques Bluesymentales, Fragments d'Hébétude) with tours and numerous live albums (1986, 1988, 1995), then sticking to his newfound style, more devoted to synth pop and rock.

In 1996 and 1998, he released two new sets of material like two parts of a diptych,Tentation du Bonheur and Le Bonheur de la Tentation. After 2001's Defloration 13, 2005's Scandale Mélancolique saw Thiéfaine collaborate with famous young artists like Cali and J.P. Nataf, stepping out somewhat uncharacteristically with his most visible comeback to date. In 2007, a Scandale Mélancolique tour DVD was released and released the compilation Sequels in 2009. After a four year hiatus he released his sixteenth studio album Supplement de Mensonges in 2011.



la nouvelle la p'tite bleue
du guichet 102
joue le flou dans le feu de ses yeux
moi qui la mate un peu
dans la fumée de ma beuh
je me demande si je
patauge pas dans son jeu

sont-ce mes yeux dingues ou opaques
taillés dans du verre-cathédrale
et rouillés à la fleur de pack
qui perdent leur vision normale
ou bien sont-ce ses doux effluves
de petit animal pastel
qui plongent mes rêves dans une étuve
et brûlent mes nerfs aux étincelles

sont-ce les dernières lueurs du jour
au rythme bleu des ambulances
qui libèrent un appel d'amour
dans ma tête rongée de silence
ou bien sont-ce ses seins si frêles
sous son zomblou de basketteuse
son sourire de jaguar femelle
dans l'oeil de ma débroussailleuse

la nouvelle la p'tite bleue
du guichet 102
joue le flou dans le feu de ses yeux
moi qui la mate un peu
dans la fumée de ma beuh
je me demande si je
patauge pas dans son jeu

sont-ce ses nénuphars si doux
ses roses parfums de vieil empire
ou ses lotus à feuilles d'hibou
qui viennent tourmenter mes désirs
sont-ce ses oiseaux migrateurs
dans le fouillis de ses cheveux
soleils au chakra de son coeur
qui frappent au clavier de mes voeux

la nouvelle la p'tite bleue
du guichet 102
joue le flou dans le feu de ses yeux
moi qui la mate un peu
dans la fumée de ma beuh
je me demande si je
patauge pas dans son jeu

sont-ce les visions de sa fêlure
aux lèvres lilas de son spleen
qui me font hisser la mâture
et gonfler ma voile zinzoline
sont-ce ses doigts de chloroforme
sur son petit castor fendu
qui miaule à minuit pour la forme
au rayon des fruits défendus

la nouvelle la p'tite bleue
du guichet 102
joue le flou dans le feu de ses yeux
moi qui la mate un peu
dans la fumée de ma beuh
je me demande si je
patauge pas dans son jeu
la la la la la...

Is it because my crazed or cloudy eyes
hewn from stained glass1
and rusted by beer2
are losing their usual vision?
Or maybe it's her sweet
small animal scent
that stews my dreams3
and burns my nerves with sparks

Is it the last glimmers of dusk4
interspersed with blue ambulance lights5
that release a call to love
in my head eroded by silence?
Or is it these so frail breasts
under her basketball jacket,
her female jaguar smile
in my blade on a pole6's eye?

(chorus:)
The new girl, the cutie newbie7
at desk 1028
plays on the hazy fire in her eyes.
As I cast a surrepticious lurid glance at her
through my cloud of weed smoke
I wonder if I might
be bluntly playing in her hand.

Is it their sweetest water lilies9
her roses smelling of old empires10
or her lotuses with owl leaves11
that come and plague my desires?
Is it their birds migrating
through the tangle of her hair,
(like) suns over her heart's chakra12
that pounce on my wishes keyboard?

(chorus)

Is it the visions of the crack13
between the lilac lips of her melancholy14
that drive my mast upward
and blow into my reddish15 sail?
Is it their chloroform fingers
on her little split beaver
that meow16 perfunctorily at midnight
on the forbidden fruits stall

(chorus)
la la la la la...


1. Thiéfaine has indeed beautiful pale green eyes
2. My best bet for "flower of pack". Thiéfaine loves to elaborate on his intimate relationship with various psychotropic substances
3. "put my dreams into a steam room"
4. a metaphor for old age
5. ... and sickness
6. A "débroussailleuse" is an electric weed cutter. I did my best to find an English analog (from "bell on a pole") :)
7. "bleu" means "newbie", "greenhorn" and "petite" clearly implies cuteness here. The verse basically says the same thing twice for aesthetic reasons. I tried to render that in English too
8. no idea what if anything that might allude to
9. Thiéfaine has already used water lilies as a metaphor for eyes in another song. Still I don't really know what virtues he associates with these particular flowers :)
10. my best guess is that he refers to her cheek
11. He got me lost there. Hands maybe?
12. If you say so, Hubert...
13. Thiéfaine is without a doubt refering to her vulva and his penis in the whole verse, again with more than less unusual metaphors
14. "spleen" is unambiguous in French, unlike in English
15. A very dated and unusual color name Thiéfaine seems rather fond of. Pretty adequate for your average penis head though :)
16. And now we get meowing chloroform fingers... Where it is going to end, I shudder to think!

Author's comments:
H.F. Thiéfaine is well known for cryptic lyrics full of extravagant metaphors. For those desperate to decypher them, my opinion is that these songs are best grasped as collections of surreal images colliding with each other. Details don't matter as much as the global picture. I suppose a bit of weed might help too.

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Re: France - One song per day.

Postby Romain » Thu Jan 09, 2014 12:01 pm

Georges Bizet - Les pêcheurs de perles / Je crois entendre encore - 1863 - Classical Music

Wikipédia :

Les pêcheurs de perles (The Pearl Fishers) is an opera in three acts by the French composer Georges Bizet, to a libretto by Eugène Cormon and Michel Carré. It was first performed on 30 September 1863 at the Théâtre Lyrique in Paris, and was given 18 performances in its initial run. Set in ancient times on the island of Ceylon, the opera tells the story of how two men's vow of eternal friendship is threatened by their love for the same woman, whose own dilemma is the conflict between secular love and her sacred oath as a priestess. The friendship duet "Au fond du temple saint", generally known as "The Pearl Fishers Duet", is one of the best-known numbers in Western opera.

At the time of the premiere, Bizet was 25 years old and had yet to establish himself in the Parisian musical world. The commission to write Les pêcheurs arose from his standing as a former winner of the prestigious Prix de Rome. Despite a good reception by the public, press reactions to the work were generally hostile and dismissive, although other composers, notably Hector Berlioz, found considerable merit in the music. The opera was not revived in Bizet's lifetime, but from 1886 onwards it was performed with some regularity in Europe and North America, and from the mid-20th century has entered the repertory of opera houses worldwide. Because the autograph score was lost, post-1886 productions were based on amended versions of the score that contained significant departures from the original. Since the 1970s, efforts have been made to reconstruct the score in accordance with Bizet's intentions.

Modern critical opinion has been kinder than that of Bizet's day. Commentators describe the quality of the music as uneven and at times unoriginal, but acknowledge the opera as a work of promise in which Bizet's gifts for melody and evocative instrumentation are clearly evident. They have identified clear foreshadowings of the composer's genius which would culminate, 10 years later, in Carmen. Since 1950 the work has been recorded on numerous occasions, in both the amended and original versions





Original text:

Je crois entendre encore,
Caché sous les palmiers,
Sa voix tendre et sonore
Comme un chant de ramier!
O nuit enchanteresse!
Divin ravissement!
O souvenir charmant!
Folle ivresse! doux rêve!

Aux clartés des étoiles,
Je crois encore la voir,
Entr'ouvrir ses longs voiles
Aux vents tièdes du soir!
O nuit enchanteresse!
Charmant souvenir!

Translation:

I think I'm still hearing
Hidden under the palm trees
Her tender and sound voice
Like the song of a woodpigeon
O enchanted night
Divine rapture
O charming souvenir
Crazy intoxication! Sweet dream!

In the clearness of the stars
I think I'm still seeing her
Opening her long veils
To the warm winds of the evening
O enchanted night
Divine rapture
O charming souvenir
Crazy intoxication! Sweet dream!
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Re: France - One song per day.

Postby Romain » Fri Jan 10, 2014 9:28 pm

Noir Désir - Le vent nous portera - 2001

Wikipédia :

"Le vent nous portera" (translated as "The wind will carry us") is a song by French band Noir Désir from their 2001 album des Visages des Figures. It was released as the first single from the album and reached number one for four weeks in a row in the Italian Singles Charts, as well as number three in the French charts and number seven in the Belgian Record Charts. French artist Manu Chao collaborated on the song and played guitar.

Artist Biography by John Bush (AllMusic)
French alternative band Noir Désir formed in the mid-'80s, comprised of vocalist/guitarist Bertrand Cantat, guitarist Serge Teyssot-Gay, bassist Frédéric Vidalenc, and drummer Denis Barthe. The group's first EP, Ou Veux-Tu Que J'Regarde, was released in 1987. Two years later, Noir Désir released their debut full-length, Veuillez Rendre l'Âme (A Qui Elle Appartient). By second album Du Ciment Sous les Plaines (1990), the band's harder, more punk-inspired elements began to come to the fore, and the progression remained on 1992's Tostaky. After the live double LP Dies Irae, Noir Désir broke out with 1996's 666667 Club. The band continued throughout the early 2000s, releasing albums every couple years. In 2003, lead singer Bertrand Cantat was charged in the death of his girlfriend, actress Marie Trintignant, who died -- on August 1 that year -- of head injuries after being punched by Cantat in a domestic dispute. Cantat was convicted of manslaughter and incarcerated for four years.





Je n'ai pas peur de la route
Faudrait voir, faut qu'on y goûte
Des méandres au creux des reins
Et tout ira bien là
Le vent nous portera

Ton message à la Grande Ourse
Et la trajectoire de la course
Un instantané de velours
Même s'il ne sert à rien va
Le vent l'emportera
Tout disparaîtra mais
Le vent nous portera

La caresse et la mitraille
Et cette plaie qui nous tiraille
Le palais des autres jours
D'hier et demain
Le vent les portera

Génétique en bandoulière
Des chromosomes dans l'atmosphère
Des taxis pour les galaxies
Et mon tapis volant dis ?
Le vent l'emportera
Tout disparaîtra mais
Le vent nous portera

Ce parfum de nos années mortes
Ce qui peut frapper à ta porte
Infinité de destins
On en pose un et qu'est-ce qu'on en retient?
Le vent l'emportera

Pendant que la marée monte
Et que chacun refait ses comptes
J'emmène au creux de mon ombre
Des poussières de toi
Le vent les portera
Tout disparaîtra mais
Le vent nous portera


I'm not scared of the road
We should see, must taste
From meander in the hollow of your breast
And there everything will be OK
The wind will carry us

Your message to Ursa Major ******
And the trajectory of your race
An instant of velvet
Even if it's not useful though
The wind will take it away
Everything will disappear but
The wind will carry us

The caress and the grapeshot
And that wound that tears us appart
The palace of everyday
From yesterday and tomorow
The wind will carry them

The genetic in shoulder-belt
Chromosom in the atmosphere
Taxis for galaxies
And my flying carpet says ?
The wind will take it away
Everything will disappear but
The wind will carry us

This perfume of our dead years
What can knock at your door
Infinity of destinies
We lay some but what do we retain?
The wind will take it away

During the tide rises
And everyone is doing its accounts
I take in the hollow of your shadow
Dusts of you
The wind will carry them
Everything will disappear but
The wind will carry us
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Re: France - One song per day.

Postby Romain » Sat Jan 11, 2014 9:27 pm

Sébastien Tellier - Cochon Ville - 2012

Artist Biography by Bryan Thomas (AllMusic)

Sébastien Tellier is a multifaceted instrumentalist/singer from Paris, France's 17th Arrondissement, an elongated arts-and-culture-rich territory located near the Arc de Triomphe and the Champs Élysées. After Tellier's "Fantino," a forlorn and beautiful pop confection, appeared on the Source label's 1999 Source Material various-artists compilation, it caught the ear of fellow labelmates Nicolas Godin and Jean-Benoît Dunckel, better known as Air. The duo and their management team eventually signed Tellier to their own Record Makers imprint. Tellier recorded the tracks for his debut album, L'Incroyable Vérité (The Unbelievable Truth), between September 1999 and March 2000, playing most of the instruments and producing the sessions. L'Incroyable Vérité was released in June 2001.

His next record didn't appear until 2005. Politics was mixed by Philippe Zdar of Cassius and featured a guest spot by drummer Tony Allen of Fela fame. The following year Tellier re-recorded a batch of his songs acoustically and released them under the title Sessions (though in the U.K. it was retitled Universe and included pieces from Tellier's soundtrack for the film Narco). For his next record, Sexuality, Tellier signed up Daft Punk's Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo as producer and ended up with a more slickly electronic sound than heard on his previous outings. The first single from the record, "Divine," was chosen as France's entry in the 2008 Eurovision contest. Though he didn't win, his appearance and the controversy surrounding it (many French commentators felt that the English lyrics of the song meant it wasn't "French" enough to represent the nation) boosted his profile around the world.

In 2010 Tellier released an album of remixes of songs from Sexuality titled Sexuality Remix. He returned with new material in 2012 with My God Is Blue, a spiritually minded set of songs that featured a collaboration with de Homem-Christo on the title track. The following year saw the release of Confection, a collection of romantic instrumentals similar to his earliest albums.

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Lyrics :
Prosterne toi!
Danse!
Rêve!

Come to us
I could be good
Come to us
Enjoy the blue
So, be with us
And feel the sound
Come to us
Up off the ground
So, be with us
I could be yours
Come to us
Followers’ fool
So, be with us [x4]
So, baby, your money is following
An eternal blue

Danse!
Rêve!
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Re: France - One song per day.

Postby Pierre » Sun Jan 12, 2014 4:36 pm

Romain, i've never answered in your topic but I just want to say that I'm glad you're doing it just as much as I'm following Blanco's choices! Interesting picks you've made, not all songs are favourite (nor did I know about all of them before you posted them) but definitely worth checking out! Keep up the good work! :music-listening:

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Re: France - One song per day.

Postby Romain » Sun Jan 12, 2014 8:21 pm

Pierre, if you want, you can put songs you like too (and Nassim, and Nicolas and everybody).

I just want to put songs not very well known, and the more various possible, old and new.

Can I ask you the songs you have discovered?

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Re: France - One song per day.

Postby Pierre » Sun Jan 12, 2014 8:42 pm

Yeah of course! Here's the total songs I never listened to (or I don't remember having heard):

- Les Rita Mitsouko, "Les Amants" (I might have already heard this one before the thread, but I had forgotten)
- Brigitte Fontaine & Noir Désir, "Bis Baby Boum"
- Gaston Ouvrard, "Je ne suis pas bien portant"
- Jeanne Moreau, "India Song" (almost 100% sure I heard this one before the thread, but same remark as the Rita)
- Boby Lapointe, "Méli-Mélodie" (I heard several Lapointe songs, and loved all of them, but this one passed under my radar)
- Richard Gotainer, "La Ballade de l'obsédé"
- Georges Bizet, "Je crois entendre encore"
- Hubert-Félix Thiéfaine, "Guichet 102"
- Sébastien Tellier, "Cochon-ville"

Gotainer, Fontaine and Thiéfaine are all artists that gravitate close to my favourite genres of music, but I have yet to explore deeply (I'm not sure Gotainer has done lots of lost classics, but a few of his songs that I've heard are so well-written that I believe he might have hidden treasures).

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Re: France - One song per day.

Postby Romain » Sun Jan 12, 2014 8:45 pm

Brassens & Patachou - Maman, papa - 1952

Artist Biography by Steve Huey (AllMusic)

One of French pop's most poetic songwriters, Georges Brassens, was also a highly acclaimed and much-beloved performer in his own right. Not only a brilliant manipulator of language and a feted poet in his own right, Brassens was also renowned for his subversive streak, satirizing religion, class, social conformity, and moral hypocrisy with a wicked glee. Yet beneath that surface was a compassionate concern for his fellow man, particularly the disadvantaged and desperate. His personal politics were forged during the Nazi occupation, and while his views on freedom bordered on anarchism, his songs expressed those convictions more subtly than those of his contemporary, Léo Ferré. Though he was a skilled songwriter, Brassens had little formal musical training, and he generally kept things uncomplicated -- simple melodies and spare accompaniment from a bass and second guitar. Along with Jacques Brel, he became one of the most unique voices on the French cabaret circuit, and exerted a tremendous influence on many other singers and songwriters of the postwar era. His poetry and lyrics are still studied as part of France's standard educational curriculum.

Georges Brassens was born in the small Mediterranean town of Sète, France, on October 22, 1921. His deeply religious mother encouraged him to play the mandolin, and taught him some of the Italian folk songs she'd grown up with; intellectually, however, Brassens wound up taking after his staunchly anti-religion father. Around age 15, Brassens met Alphonse Bonnafé, the literature teacher who first introduced him to poetry (and would later write the first Brassens biography in 1963). Brassens soon spent his free time writing poetry and song lyrics, the latter of which he typically set to popular melodies of the time. He also formed a small musical group called Jazz, which played local functions with Brassens as the drummer. Unfortunately, Brassens was expelled from school in 1939 after inadvertently getting mixed up in a jewel theft on campus. He first went to work for his father's masonry business, then went to Paris in 1940 to live with his aunt and work at the Renault car factory. In the meantime, he learned piano and wrote some of his first original compositions.

When Nazi troops arrived in Paris that summer, Brassens returned to Sète for a few months, but found it difficult to remain there. He was back in Paris by year's end, and despite the Nazi occupation, he managed to publish two short poetry collections in 1942. In 1943, Brassens was conscripted into the S.T.O., a mandatory work service program that forced him to go to Germany; there he met Pierre Onténiente, a fellow Frenchman who would become his lifelong friend and (in his successful years) private secretary. After a year in the S.T.O., Brassens returned to Paris on a two-week leave; rather than go back to Germany, he went into hiding at the home of a couple, Jeanne and Marcel Planche, whom he would later immortalize in song. Without much else to occupy him, Brassens spent his days composing songs and writing music, eventually teaching himself the guitar based on his prior experience with the mandolin.

In 1946, after the war had ended, Brassens published the first of a series of articles in the anarchist journal Le Libertaire. The following year, he also published his first novel, La Lune Écoute Aux Portes, and met Joha Heiman, the woman he would love -- and write about -- for the remainder of his life (oddly, they never married or even cohabited, as Brassens continued to live with the Planches until 1966). Brassens wrote much of his finest early work during the next few years, but found it difficult to place his material with anyone on the Parisian cabaret circuit. His luck started to change in 1951 when he met singer Jacques Grello, who helped him find performers for his songs; however, none proved especially popular with audiences at first.

In early 1952, Brassens auditioned a selection of his material for female cabaret star Patachou, giving a late-night performance that dazzled the small audience present. Though Brassens had never considered himself a singer, Patachou convinced him to try his hand at performing himself. A bass player present at the audition, Pierre Nicolas, quickly joined Brassens in support, and would serve in that capacity for the remainder of the singer's career. Brassens was an immediate hit on the cabaret circuit with both audiences and critics, and with Patachou's help, he met Polydor exec Jacques Canetti, and landed a record deal. His first single, "Le Gorille," was released later in 1952, and stirred up controversy with its strong anti-death penalty stance; in fact, it was banned from French radio until 1955.

In 1953, Brassens released his first LP, La Mauvaise Réputation, and played his first major concert at the Bobino Theatre, to which he would return often in the years to come; he also published a second novel, La Tour des Miracles. He won the prestigious Grand Prix du Disque de l'Academie Charles Cros in 1954 for his EP Le Parapluie, and spent much of the year touring Europe and northern Africa. He released several more LPs over the remainder of the '50s, during which time chronic kidney ailments began to affect his health, resulting in periodic hospitalizations. Nonetheless, he continued to tour regularly, and made his film debut in 1956's Portes des Lilas; he also set some of his friend Paul Fort's poetry to music.

Brassens' early-'60s LPs included strong works like Le Pornographe, Le Mécréant, and Les Trompettes de la Renommée. In 1964, he wrote the hit theme "Les Copains d'Abord" for the film Les Copains, and issued an album of the same name. His prolific writing pace of the '50s slowed considerably afterward, due in part to health problems and personal tragedies (both his parents and the Planches had passed away by the end of the decade). These experiences informed his increasingly morbid lyrical outlook, typified by his 1966 LP Supplique pour Être Enterré à la Plage. However, the remainder of the '60s was not all unkind to Brassens; he was awarded the Grand Prix de Poésie de l'Academie Française (the highest national poetry award) in 1967, and took part in a celebrated three-way radio interview with Jacques Brel and Léo Ferré in 1969. Also in 1969, he returned with the new album La Religieuse, which featured his new second guitarist, Joel Favreau, the third musician to hold that chair (the first two were Victor Apicella and Barthelemy Rosso).
Brassens spent the early '70s working on several film soundtracks, and performing several well-received concert series at the Bobino Theatre; he also issued a new album, Fernande, in 1972. Weakened by his kidney problems, he embarked on his final tour in 1973. He issued one further LP, Don Juan, in 1976, and gave a series of farewell concerts in early 1977 at the Bobino. Brassens would return to the studio on several other occasions as a star guest for others' recording sessions, but by 1980, his kidney problems had worsened into cancer. He passed away on October 29, 1981, in the village of Saint-Gely-du-Fesc, at his doctor's home, and was buried nearby in his hometown of Sète.




Lyrics :

Maman, maman, en faisant cette chanson,
Maman, maman, je r'deviens petit garçon,
Alors je suis sage en classe
Et, pour te fair' plaisir,
J'obtiens les meilleures places,
Ton désir.
Maman, maman, je préfère à mes jeux fous,
Maman, maman, demeurer sur tes genoux,
Et, sans un mot dire, entendre tes refrains charmants,
Maman, maman, maman, maman.

Papa, papa, en faisant cette chanson,
Papa, papa, je r'deviens petit garçon,
Et je t'entends sous l'orage
User tout ton humour
Pour redonner du courage
A nos cœurs lourds.
Papa, papa, il n'y eut pas entre nous,
Papa, papa, de tendresse ou de mots doux,
Pourtant on s'aimait, bien qu'on ne se l'avouât pas,
Papa, papa, papa, papa.

Maman, papa, en faisant cette chanson,
Maman, papa, je r'deviens petit garçon,
Et, grâce à cet artifice,
Soudain je comprends
Le prix de vos sacrifices,
Mes parents.
Maman, papa, toujours je regretterai,
Maman, papa, de vous avoir fait pleurer
Au temps où nos cœurs ne se comprenaient encor' pas,
Maman, papa, maman, papa.

Mommy, Mommy, while creating this song,
Mommy, Mommy, I become a little boy again,
So I'm smart in class
And, to make you happy,
I get the best grades,
What you want,
Mommy, Mommy, instead of my crazy games, I'd rather,
Mommy, Mommy, stay in your lap,
And, saying not a word, hear your charming songs,
Mommy, Mommy, Mommy, Mommy.

Daddy, Daddy, while creating this song,
Daddy, Daddy, I become a little boy again,
And I hear you beneath the storm
Drawing on all your humour
To give courage once again
To our heavy hearts.
Daddy, Daddy, between us there never was,
Daddy, Daddy, tenderness or soft words,
Nonetheless we loved each other, even though we never said it aloud,
Daddy, Daddy, Daddy, Daddy.

Mommy, Daddy, while creating this song,
Mommy, Daddy, I become a little boy again,
And, thanks to this trick,
Suddenly I understand
The price of your sacrifices,
My parents.
Mommy, Daddy, I will always regret,
Mommy, Daddy, having made you cry
During those times when our hearts didn't understand each other yet,
Mommy, Daddy, Mommy, Daddy.

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Re: France - One song per day.

Postby Romain » Sun Jan 12, 2014 8:50 pm

Pierre wrote:Yeah of course! Here's the total songs I never listened to (or I don't remember having heard):

- Les Rita Mitsouko, "Les Amants" (I might have already heard this one before the thread, but I had forgotten)
- Brigitte Fontaine & Noir Désir, "Bis Baby Boum"
- Gaston Ouvrard, "Je ne suis pas bien portant"
- Jeanne Moreau, "India Song" (almost 100% sure I heard this one before the thread, but same remark as the Rita)
- Boby Lapointe, "Méli-Mélodie" (I heard several Lapointe songs, and loved all of them, but this one passed under my radar)
- Richard Gotainer, "La Ballade de l'obsédé"
- Georges Bizet, "Je crois entendre encore"
- Hubert-Félix Thiéfaine, "Guichet 102"
- Sébastien Tellier, "Cochon-ville"

Gotainer, Fontaine and Thiéfaine are all artists that gravitate close to my favourite genres of music, but I have yet to explore deeply (I'm not sure Gotainer has done lots of lost classics, but a few of his songs that I've heard are so well-written that I believe he might have hidden treasures).


Thank you Pierre. For Gotainer, it's all my childhood. He have for me some "classics", I really love his fantasy world and how each songs are really mini story.

Tomorrow, I will put another song by him for illustrate that.

P.S. : quelle-est ta meilleure découverte jusque là ?

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Re: France - One song per day.

Postby Pierre » Sun Jan 12, 2014 9:15 pm

Well, a favourite discovery, I had several notable... I loved Tellier's "Cochon ville" because I usually love electronic music, I've been floored (as usual, to tell the truth) by Boby Lapointe's songwriting on "Méli-mélodie". I liked "Guichet 102", there's a good melody to it, but I feel like the song could have been constructed better, a bridge here and there could have helped.

I liked Gaston Ouvrard's "Je ne suis pas bien portant" too, for sentimental reasons essentially (a very great song, still, although the ending might sound repetitive to a foreigner who can't appreciate the plays on words and assonances in that long suite), as one of the comics I read the most when I was a child, "QRN sur Bretzelburg" in the Spirou & Fantasio series, features a scene where the song plays on the radio, which entails a funny gag in the context. :D

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Re: France - One song per day.

Postby Romain » Mon Jan 13, 2014 8:34 am

Pierre wrote:sentimental reasons essentially (a very great song, still, although the ending might sound repetitive to a foreigner who can't appreciate the plays on words and assonances in that long suite), as one of the comics I read the most when I was a child, "QRN sur Bretzelburg" in the Spirou & Fantasio series, features a scene where the song plays on the radio, which entails a funny gag in the context. :D


Oh, un fan de BD aussi, chouette, qui plus est de Spirou, chouette chouette chouette :D

For Gotainer, chose promise, chose due :

Richard Gotainer - Le Combat De Rock - 1989




Lyrics :

(gong)

À qui j'arrache un bras ?
À qui j'éclate un genou ?
Et celui qui va manger sa guitare, il est où ?
Où il est le minus ?
Où il est le charlot ?
À qui je vais faire avaler son micro ooOo- !

Un, deux, trois, un !
Quand je vois Marylin faire le hully-gully,
C'est elle la plus jolie. (very pretty)
Mais lorsque Marylou déboule sur un cha-cha,
C'est elle la plus sympa (very very sympa)

Ouééérrrr !
Vous êtes une bande de ploucs,
Et votre chanson elle pue !
Dégagez, faces de rat,
Avant qu'on vous chie d'ssus !

Stoooop ! (gong gong gong)
Messieurs s'il vous plaît restons corrects.
Pas de coups bas, je vous en prie. Pas de coup bas.
Allons-y !

(gong)

Et un, deuz-et trois !
Je suis très malheureux, il me faut faire un choix aaaaha- (lalala la la)
J'hésite entre les deux, la belle et la sympa ahaahaaa-

Raaaaah !
Faut-il pour qu'ils comprennent,
Les deux poings sur les yeux ?
Faut-il qu'on leur explique ou qu'on les casse en deux ?
Bande de chacals puants,
Raclures, vomis de porc !
Remballez vos poubelles et allez jouer dehors !
Allez jouer dehors !
Allez jouer dehors !
Dehors !
Allez jouer dehors !
Dehooooors !

(Dans la gueule !) (Dans la gueule ! Dans la gueule !…)

(gong)

(tchou tchou tchou tchou-tchou-tchou)

Quand je vois Marylin avec son houla-hop,
L'ambiance est au be-bop ! (houla, be-bop)
Mais lorsque Marylou arrive à mobylette,
Mon cœur est à la fête ! (dring dring pouet pouet pouet)

Ta gueule ! Mais ta gueuuuuule !
Ta gueule face de rat !
Vos gueules les vers de terre !
Vous êtes que des pédés,
Retournez chez vos mères !

M'sieur ! M'sieur ! M'sieur ! M'sieur ! M'sieur !
On peut pas déconner, c'est dans le règlement.
Ni avec les affaires, ni avec les parents. (M'sieur ! M'sieur ! M'sieur !)
Poussez pas dans les orties ! (poussez pas mémère !)
Plus doucement vous êtes gentils (voulez-vous vous taire ?)
Reprenons messieurs s'il vous plaît.
Mais au fait, où, où est-ce qu'on en était ?
Ah, oui !
Marylin ou Marylou (whouu-tou-tou-tou-tou-tou-tou)
Sont dans un baba, (ba)
Sont dans un toto, (to-to-to)

Roaaaaahh !
Vous êtes que des connards !
Vot' chanson elle cocotte !
Vot' musique pue du cul, allez la faire aux chiottes !
Allez jouer aux chiottes !
Allez jouer aux chiottes !
Aux chiottes !
Allez jouer aux chiottes !
Aux chioooooottes !

(gong gong gong gong)

(aux chiottes ! aux chiottes !…)

(gong)

Quand je vois Marylin dormir en babydoll,
C'est elle ma seule idole (Va-zy popol !)

Hou hou ha ! Hou ha !
Ta gonzesse elle est moche,
Et c'est un mauvais coup !
Elle a des p'tits nichons,
Elle a des poils aux genoux !
(prout) (pouet)

Grrrrr !
Mais lorsque Marylou me fait des spaghettis,
Je suis ravi aussi (ravi, ravi au lit)

Hou hou ha ! Hou ha !
Pour se faire ce gravos,
Il faut de l'appétit !

Rouaaaah ! Rouaaaaaarrhh ! (Whooooo)
J'vais t'éclater la gueule,
J'vais t'arracher les cou-ou-ouilles !

Stooop ! (gong gong gong)
Messieurs, nous restons corrects !
Pas dans les couilles, c'est bien précisé dans le règlement,
Pas dans les couilles, c'est absolument interdit !

Hé, toi, ça fait déjà un moment que ça m'chatou-ou-ouille !
(ouyouyouille ! aïe ! ouille ! ayaïe ! ouyouyouille ! aïe ! ouille ! ouille ! ayayayaïe !)

Ma-ma-ma-Marylin ou Marylou-ouuu ? (ma-ma-Marylin ou ma-ma-ma-Marylou ?)

Hé, dis, ta' ta', qu'est- ki ya ? (ça va pas la tête ta' ?)
Qu'est-ce que t'as dit ? Qu'est-ce que t'as ? (ça va être ta fête ta' !)
Qu'est-ce que t'as t'as t'as…
Qu'est-ce que t'as t'as t'as t'as t'as t'as t'as t'as
Qu'est-ce que t'as t'as t'as…
Ma-ma-ma-ma-Marylin ou Marylou-ouuu ? (ma-ma-Marylin ou ma-ma-ma-Marylou ?)

Ma-harylin ou Marylou (whouu-tou-tou-tou-tou-tou-tou)
Sont dans un baba, (ba)
Sont dans un toto, (to)
Sont dans un bateau (qui qui qui qui qui qui)
Qui c'est qui tombe à l'eau ?

(fiiizzz) (pouet pouet) (triiit) (pouet pouet pouet…)
(gong gong gong gong gong gong)

(gong)

To whom I pull an arm?
To whom I hit a knee
And the one who's gonna eat his guitar, where is he?
where is he, this dwarf?
where is he, this idiot?
To whom I'm gonna swallow his microphone?

one, two, three, one!
When I see Marylin (Monroe I guess) does the hully-gully (a dance I guess)
That's her the prettiest girl (very pretty)
But when Marylou does with a cha-cha
That's her the coolest girl (very very cool)

Yeeeaaah!
You are a bunch of hicks
And your song it sticks !
Get out, rat faces
before we piss you off !

Stop! (gong gong gong)
Geentlemen please let's be ok
No trap please, no trap let's go!

(gong)

And one, two, three!
I'm very unhappy but you gotta do a choice ...
I'm hesitating between the both girl, the pretty girl and the cool girl ...

...
To make them understand
Should I hit with my fists in their eyes?
Should I explain it to them or should I hit them?
Bunch of stinking jackals
Scarpings, pig vomits!

Grab your bins and get playing outside door!
get playing outside door!
get playing outside door!

(in the fucking mouth!....)

...

When I see Marylin with her hula-hop
the atmosphere is at be-bop (hula, be-bop)
But when Marylou comes with her motorcycle
My heart is at a party (onomatopoeia of motorcyle and party)

Fuck off! But Fuck off!
Fuck off rat face!
Fuck off worm!
you are just assholes
Go back to your mother!

Sir! sir! sir! sir! sir!
we can't mess it, that's on the rules
either with business or with parents (sir! sir! sir!)
Don't push in the nettles ! (Don't push granny)
softer you're nice (would you shut your mouth?)
Let's resume gentlemen please
but by the way where , where are we had?
Oh, well!
Marylin or Marylou ...
are in trouble
are in idiot

roarrrr
you are just assholes
your song stinks
your music stinks ass, go do it at the wc!
go do it at the wc!
go do it at the wc!
at the wc!
go do it at the wc!
at the wc!

...

When I see Marilyn sleeping in babydoll
That's her my only silly girl (go ahead my dick)

...
your chick is ugly
and she's bad to sleep with
she had little tits
she had hair on knees

...
But when Marylou cooks me spaghetti
I'm also glad (glad on the bed)

...
To fuck this ugly
we must have an appetite!

...
I'm gonna hit your fucking face
I'm gonna hit your balls

...
Gentlemen, we stay right
Not in the balls, the rules are so
Not in the balls, that's absolutely forbidden

hey you it's going to be a while since that get tickles
...

hey say it, what's going on? (doesn't it fine in your head?)
What did you say? What did you have? (it's gonna be your party!)
...

Marylin or Marylou...
are in trouble
are in idiot
are in a boat
Who fell in the water?

Thanks to david.lemercier.9 on LyricsTranslate.
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Re: France - One song per day.

Postby Pierre » Mon Jan 13, 2014 10:28 am

This last song by Gotainer is crazy too :D The guy with whom he's "fighting" is the singer from Trust, right?

Looks like it comes from a movie, never heard of this one.

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Re: France - One song per day.

Postby Romain » Mon Jan 13, 2014 11:21 am

Pierre wrote:This last song by Gotainer is crazy too :D The guy with whom he's "fighting" is the singer from Trust, right?

Looks like it comes from a movie, never heard of this one.


The voice his the voice of Bernie Bonvoisin but the actor is the famous Django Edwards ;-)

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Re: France - One song per day.

Postby Pierre » Mon Jan 13, 2014 11:53 am

Romain wrote:
Pierre wrote:This last song by Gotainer is crazy too :D The guy with whom he's "fighting" is the singer from Trust, right?

Looks like it comes from a movie, never heard of this one.


The voice his the voice of Bernie Bonvoisin but the actor is the famous Django Edwards ;-)


Right, I guess the kind of ambiance there was on the movie set :mrgreen:

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Re: France - One song per day.

Postby Romain » Tue Jan 14, 2014 8:25 am

Les Négresses Vertes - Voilà L'été - 1988

Artist Biography by Craig Harris (AllMusic)

Taking a punk-like approach to a mixture of Latin, rai, and folk music, Les Negresses Vertes create an infectuous dance music. Initially comprised of family members, friends and lovers, Les Negresses Vertes has come a long way since their earliest performances. Although most members of the band didn't play an instrument until coming together in late-1987, the grown has continued to evolve into a very exciting ensemble.

Les Negresses Vertes' climb to world-wide success has not come easy. On January 22, 1993, the group's lyricist, Noel Rota, best known as "Helno" and "Helno Rota De Lourcqua," died while attempting to overcome a serious drug addiction. Rota's twin brother, Ritter Thierry, continues to perform with Haine Et Ses Amours. Since Rota's death, guitarist/vocalist Stefane Mellion and accordionist/vocalist Matthias Canavese, also known as Canavese and Matias, have assumed his role in the front line of Les Negresses Vertes. A native of Algeria, Mellion has lived in Paris since the early-1980s. During the six years before the band was formed, he spent his summers working in his parent 's fishing net business and played with bands in Paris the rest of the year. The youngest member of Les Negresses Vertes, Canavese inherited much of his talent from his father, a labourer who became an entertainment promoter at the age of forty and now directs a circus school. Although he trained as an acrobat, he was forced to seek other avenues of expression following an accident. Other members of Les Negresses Vertes include guitarist, bassist and vocalist, Jean-Marie Paulus, trumpet and tombone player and vocalist Abraham Sirinix and pianist, guitarist and vocalist Jo Roz.




Lyrics :

Voilà l'été (x4)

Voilà l'été, j'aperçois le soleil
Les nuages filent et le ciel s'éclaircit
Et dans ma tête qui bourdonnent?
Les abeilles!
J'entends rugir les plaisirs de la vie
C'est le retour des amours
Qui nous chauffent les oreilles
Il fait si chaud
Qu'il nous poussent des envies
C'est le bonheur rafraîchi d'un cocktail
Les filles sont belles et les dieux sont ravis

Enfin l'été (x4)

Enfin l'été,
Mais y a déjà plus d'argent
Le tout Paris se transforme en phobie
Le métro sue, tout devient purulent
Dans ses souliers, le passager abruti
A dix doigts d'pied qui s'expriment violemment
Y'a plus d'amis les voisins sont partis
L'été Paris c'est plutôt relaxant
On rêve de plage
Et la Seine est jolie

Toujours l'été, c'est pas du superflu
Il fait trop chaud, l'soleil m'abasourdit
Rillettes sous les bras, j'avance dans la rue
J'pense à ces cons qui s'font chier
Dans l'midi
Tous ces torche-culs qui vont cuire dans leurs jus
Tous ces noyés, la mer quelle saloperie
Et sur les routes le danger ça vous tue
Vivement l'automne, je me sens tout aigri

Toujours l'été (x4)

Voilà l'été, j'apperçois le soleil
Les nuages filent et le ciel s'éclaircit
Et dans ma tête qui bourdonnent?
Les abeilles!
J'entends rugir
Les plaisirs de la vie
Voilà l'été, j'apperçois le soleil
Les nuages filent et le ciel s'éclaircit
C'est le bonheur rafraîchi d'un cocktail
Les filles sont belles
Et les dieux sont ravis

Voilà l'été,
Enfin l'été,
Toujours l'été,
Encore l'été.

That is the summer x4

That is the summer,I perceive the sun
The clouds spin and the sky clears
ve in my head who is buzzing
The bees
I hear roar pleasures of the life
This is the return of loves
Those warm our ears
It's so hot
That desires drive us
This is the refreshed happines of a cocktail
The girls are beautiful and the gods are delighted

At last the summer x4

At last the summer
But there has more money
The whole Paris turns into a phobia
The subway sweats,everything becomes purulent
In his shoes,the fool passenger
Ten toes which are expressed violently
There is more of friends neigbors go
The summer of Paris,this is rather relaxing
We dream beach
And the Seine is pretty

Always the summer,it is not superflous
It is too hot,the sun stunned me
Rillettes under the arms,I move down in the street
I think to these assholes who sweat their
in the noon
All these torch-asses who will cook in their juice
All these drowned people,the sea which rubbish
And on the roads the danger that kills you
Really the autumn,I feel you all embittered

Always the summer

That is the summer,I perceive the sun
The clouds spin and the sky clears
ve in my head who is buzzing
The bees
I hear roar pleasures of the life
This is the return of loves
Those warm our ears
It's so hot
That desires drive us
This is the refreshed happines of a cocktail
The girls are beautiful
And the gods are delighted

That's the summer
At last the summer
Always the summer
Still the summer
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Re: France - One song per day.

Postby Romain » Wed Jan 15, 2014 8:49 pm

Moodoïd - De Folie Pure - 2013

Wikipédia :

Moodoïd is a French psychedelic rock band and a musical fusion project spearheaded by Pablo Padovani the guitarist for Melody's Echo Chamber. The other members are Clémence on bass guitar, Lucie on keyboards and Lucie on drums.

Moodoïd released its self-titled EP Moodoïd on French label Enterprise in late 2013. The EP was mixed by Tame Impala's Kevin Parker. It was followed by Moodoïd's debut studio album Le monde Möö released on 18 August 2014 on Enterprise and Sony, that included the Moodoïd EP materials as a second CD with the release.

The band is influenced by various genres of rock, pop, folk, metal, psycedelic sounds and international ethnic influences. Members appear in flambuoyant clothing and makeup and release colourful music videos including "Les chemins de traverse", "La lune", "Je suis la montagne", "La chanson du ciel de diamants", "De folie pure" etc. Moodoïd appeared as one of the main acts of festival Fnac Live Paris on 19 July 2014.



Je t'aime de folie pure,
Je ne sais comment te l'avouer.
Ce qui viens d'y passer,
Je ne saurais l'oublier
(2x)

Je t'aimais de folie pure,
Je ne sais plus m'en souvenir.
Le temps passe, du jour au lendemain,
Et dans ta tête je n'existerais plus.

Tu m'aimais de folie pure,
Je ne sais plus m'en souvenir
Le temps passe, du jour au lendemain,
Et dans ta tête je n'existerais plus.

I love you with madness,
I do not know how you confess.
What just happened,
I can not forget
(2x)

I loved to madness,
I no longer remember it.
Time passes, overnight,
And in your head I do not longer exist.

You loved me with madness,
I no longer remember me
Time passes, overnight,
And in your head I do not longer exist.
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Re: France - One song per day.

Postby Romain » Fri Jan 17, 2014 1:30 pm

Brigitte Bardot - Harley Davidson - 1967


Wikipedia :
Brigitte Anne-Marie Bardot (/ˈbrɪdʒɨt bɑrˈdoʊ/; French: [bʁiʒit baʁˈdo]; born 28 September 1934 in Paris) is a French former actress, singer and fashion model, now an animal rights activist. She was one of the best known sex symbols of the 1950s and 1960s. Starting in 1969, Bardot's features became the official face of Marianne (who had previously been anonymous) to represent the liberty of France.

Bardot was an aspiring sex dancer in early life. She started her acting career in 1952 and, after appearing in 16 obscure films, became world-famous in 1957 with the release of the controversial film And God Created Woman. She later starred in Jean-Luc Godard's 1963 film Le Mépris. Bardot was nominated for a BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Actress for her role in Louis Malle's 1965 film Viva Maria!. Bardot caught the attention of French intellectuals. She was the subject of Simone de Beauvoir's 1959 essay, The Lolita Syndrome, which described Bardot as a "locomotive of women's history" and built upon existentialist themes to declare her the first and most liberated woman of post-war France.

Bardot retired from the entertainment industry in 1973. During her career in show business, she starred in 47 films, performed in several musical shows, and recorded over 60 songs.

This song was written by Serge Gainsbourg for a 50mn TV show in colors, the same show where Bonnie & Clyde and Comic Strip were created:




Lyrics :
Je n'ai besoin de personne --- I don't need anyone
En Harley Davidson --- on a Harley Davidson
Je n'reconnais plus personne --- I don't know anybody
En Harley Davidson --- on a Harley Davidson
J'appuie sur le starter, --- I push the starter
Et voici que je quitte la terre, --- and now I leave the ground
J'irai p't'être au Paradis, --- I may go to paradise
Mais dans un train d'enfer. --- but like in an inferno

Je n'ai besoin de personne --- I don't need anyone
En Harley Davidson --- on a Harley Davidson
Je n'reconnais plus personne --- I don't know anybody
En Harley Davidson --- on a Harley Davidson
Et si je meurs demain --- and if I die tomorrow
C'est que tel était mon destin --- this may be my destiny
Je tiens bien moins à la vie --- my life is less important
Qu'à mon terrible engin. --- than my engine

Je n'ai besoin de personne --- I don't need anyone
En Harley Davidson --- on a Harley Davidson
Je n'reconnais plus personne --- I don't know anybody
En Harley Davidson --- on a Harley Davidson
Quand je sens en chemin --- when I feel being on my way
Les trépidations de ma machine, --- the vibrations of my machine
Il me monte des désirs --- the desire mounts
Dans le creux de mes reins --- in my back

Je n'ai besoin de personne --- I don't know anybody
En Harley Davidson --- on a Harley Davidson
Je n'reconnais plus personne --- I don't know anybody
En Harley Davidson --- on a Harley Davidson
Je vais à plus de cent, --- I am going more than one hundred
Et je me sens à feu et à sang, --- and I feel fire and blood
Que m'importe de mourir --- what do I care for dying
Les cheveux dans le vent ! --- the hair in the wind !
Que m'importe de mourir --- what do I care for dying
Les cheveux dans le vent ! --- the hair in the wind !
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