“Everything ends this way in France –everything. Weddings, christenings, duels, burials, swindlings, diplomatic affairs – everything is a pretext for a good dinner. “ Jean Anouihl
Im not as cool as I look.. The truth is I love French Pop Music. Its not the Beatles, Old School, Alternative , Classic Vinyl or the ever popular Grouplove.
According to Wikipedia, “ French Pop is pop music sung in the French language. The target audience is primarily France and largely independent from the mainstream anglophile market. French Pop and the earlier category of French music, Chanson, have now combined forming the French Pop music of today”
French pop music always transports me to Europe. I am sitting in a cafe having a petit dejeuner of pain au chocolat and café au lait sans sucre . I am standing in a train station (gare de somewhere) having my first Croques Monsieur. I am in Cap Ferrat with a special boy having un verre du vin blanc.. I might be in a European club where people never dance as well as they do here. It is so much less intimidating. If its Edith Piaf, I’m in one of those WW2 goodbye scenes.
Here is my list of top French pop songs. Check them out.
Joe Dassin Anything JD – I saw him perform in the south of France.
Et Si Tu N’Existais Pas
Serge Gainsbourg Anything Serge – he was the coolest. He dated Brigitte Bardot.
Marilou Sous La Neige (i wish there was a younger one -this is sad, i put a younger one as well)
Je T’aime Moi Non Plus with Jane Birkin ( of course)
Edith Piaf Anything Piaf – because she is Edith Piaf.
La Vie En Rose
Rien De Rien
Sous La Ciel De Paris
Zu Bisou Bisou
bonne voyage en toute securite