French Pop

“Everything ends this way in France –everything.  Weddings,  christenings,  duels, burials, swindlings, diplomatic affairs – everything is a pretext for a good dinner. “ Jean Anouihl

French Pop

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.

Champs Elysees

L’Ete Indien


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)

Alain Souchon

Foule Sentimentale

Francil Cabrel

Elle Dort

Edith Piaf   Anything Piaf –  because she is Edith Piaf.

La Vie En Rose

Rien De Rien

Sous La Ciel De Paris

Gillian Hills

Zu Bisou Bisou

bonne voyage en toute securite