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French pop recommendations

What's some good summery French pop?

by Anonymousreply 8705/24/2020

From any era. Doesn't necessarily have to be in French.

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by Anonymousreply 107/06/2014

There's no such thing as good French pop

by Anonymousreply 207/06/2014

The French like Anglo and American "pop" meaning the usual r&b, house type genres.

Of their own recent francophone music try the following tracks and go from there on or deezer:

La lumière, Camille

Que n'ai-je, Keren Ann (Lady and Bird album)

and try these duets:

Confettis, Benjamin Biolay avec Julia Stone

Profite , Biolay and Vanessa Paradis

by Anonymousreply 307/06/2014

Try the raspberry soda

by Anonymousreply 407/06/2014

Patricia Kaas, love her.

by Anonymousreply 507/06/2014

Any of those Francoise Hardy albums, particularly from the 60s, when she was THE Ye-Ye Girl. Her later work is good too, and Malcolm McLaren did a good album on Paris, with help from Catherine Deneuve, Hardy, Juliette Greco etc. My CD has an extra disk of chillout mixes.

by Anonymousreply 607/06/2014

LESCOP. You'll like it, OP. It's total mellow pop.

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by Anonymousreply 707/06/2014

SoKo is cute

by Anonymousreply 807/06/2014

Go for some of the Ye Ye Girls. It was a period in French pop music after the war, economic deprivation, and rebuilding. The French just wanted some fun. So there was a time when it was all about the Ye Ye girls. Pretty young things who did pop.

Here's Jocelyne she was one of the more long lasting Ye Ye Girls. They didn't have a long shelf life.

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by Anonymousreply 907/06/2014

Jacqueline Taieb 7 Heure du Matin. The French version of My Generation. A HUGE hit. She was also a popular Ye Ye Girl.

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by Anonymousreply 1007/06/2014

And you have to have Liz Brady doing Le Palladium

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by Anonymousreply 1107/06/2014

Thomas Dutronc's music( son of Françoise Hardy and Jacques Dutronc)

Tel Que Tu Es , Charlotte Gainsbourg

by Anonymousreply 1207/06/2014

Francoise Hardy is still going strong now, r9, even if silver haired.

by Anonymousreply 1307/06/2014

French rap or French ballad is better, but if you're going to listen to pop, listen to kpop. It's really popular here where I am and gays are addicted to it here. At first it will be wierd but you'll get use to it. I recommend 2ne1's song I am missing you or Sexy, free, and single by Super Junior.

by Anonymousreply 1407/06/2014

Yéyé is horrible but here is one funny track from that era:

7 heures du matin, Jacqueline Taïeb

by Anonymousreply 1507/06/2014

And Pink Martini is an American group who does A LOT in French. This is my favorite they do. Their French is nearly perfect. They're from Oregon and have actually won awards in France. Sympathique is their best.

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by Anonymousreply 1607/06/2014

Ha ha R10, good choice

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by Anonymousreply 1807/06/2014

It's not the French version of "My Generation", it references one line.

by Anonymousreply 1907/06/2014

what fucking ever.....that's how most people describe it. Here's my own what fucking ever.

Jacques Dutronc

by Anonymousreply 2007/06/2014

Comme d'habitude, Claude "Cloclo" Francois. The original "My Way". Paul Anka id the first anglo version, I think.

by Anonymousreply 2107/06/2014

I love the Ye Ye girls the French just wanted to have some fun again. Another really fun Jacqueline Taieb. Nice MTV like video LOL

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by Anonymousreply 2207/06/2014

R5) I was listening to "Piano Bar" yesterday. I love her version of this song. OP, if you want a fun song, try Plastic Bertrand doing "Ca Plan Pour Moi."

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by Anonymousreply 2307/06/2014

Here you go OP. Marvin will have some recommendations for you.

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by Anonymousreply 2407/06/2014

Phoenix - "If I Ever Feel Better"

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by Anonymousreply 2507/06/2014

I LOVE Francoise Hardy and one of my all time fave French bands, Les Rita Mitsouko. "Marcia Baila" is one of their best songs. Unfortunately, IIRC, the husband in this duo died of cancer a few years ago.

"Marcia Baila", reminds me of my club 'daze' going to Danceteria and all the other great clubs during that era. Good Times!

by Anonymousreply 2607/06/2014

Anything by Mylene Farmer.

by Anonymousreply 2707/06/2014

{quote]Comme d'habitude, Claude "Cloclo" Francois. The original "My Way". Paul Anka id the first anglo version, I think.

The song's lyrics are by Paul Anka, the music was by Claude François.

by Anonymousreply 2807/06/2014

Sebastien Tellier - "Divine"

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by Anonymousreply 2907/06/2014

Francoise gives a lesson on how to age.

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by Anonymousreply 3007/06/2014

Air - "All I Need"

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by Anonymousreply 3107/06/2014

Etienne Daho - 30 years later still going strong.

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by Anonymousreply 3207/06/2014

This has an "80's pop" feel to it.

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by Anonymousreply 3307/06/2014

Popular in the apres-ski clubs of Grenoble

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by Anonymousreply 3407/06/2014

Saudade - 1991

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by Anonymousreply 3507/06/2014

Michel Jonasz La Fableuse Histoire De Mr Swing. a great double CD performed by a Franco- American backing band led by singer who loves American music.Jonasz is really one of France's great musical treasures.

by Anonymousreply 3607/06/2014

I really like that R33

by Anonymousreply 3707/06/2014

Summer is made for French pop! Here is the some of the poppiest from France Gall's album called 1968 made with Serge Gainsbourg.

This is hardcore pop. Be forewarned.

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by Anonymousreply 3807/06/2014

I just looked up Thomas Dutronc and listened to his music. Bought a couple of tracks. He's pretty good. Looks like a carbon copy of his dad.

by Anonymousreply 3907/06/2014

Jacques Dutronc! Here is one of the greatest videos from the sixties!

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by Anonymousreply 4107/06/2014

Benjamin Biolay at his most suave:

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by Anonymousreply 4207/06/2014

Florent Marchet's Rio Baril. Even the video is summery.

by Anonymousreply 4307/06/2014

Missed the link for Florent Marchet:

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by Anonymousreply 4407/06/2014

Most of it is painfully bad.

by Anonymousreply 4507/06/2014

Emilie Simon - Fleur De Saison

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by Anonymousreply 4707/06/2014

Les Ogres de Barback, "Rue du Temps", on my top 10 all time favourite song list.

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by Anonymousreply 4807/06/2014

"Marcia Baila" by Les Rita Mitsouko.

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by Anonymousreply 4907/06/2014

Vanessa Paradis, "Joe le Taxi".

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by Anonymousreply 5007/06/2014

Anything by Stereolab

by Anonymousreply 5107/06/2014

Yelle - Je Veux Te Voir

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by Anonymousreply 5207/06/2014

[quote]Anything by Stereolab

I just listened to some of their stuff on YouTube...sounds like shit.

by Anonymousreply 5307/06/2014

Voila l'ete

Les Negresses Vertes

by Anonymousreply 5407/06/2014

Valérie Leulliot from the band Autor de Lucie - Mon homme blessé

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by Anonymousreply 5607/06/2014

A big thank you to all who contributed to this thread!

by Anonymousreply 5707/08/2014

France Gall...any of her 60s albums or a best of her 60s titles

by Anonymousreply 5802/01/2019

Vanessa Paradis

by Anonymousreply 5902/01/2019

It's Brel to an Algerian Rai beat. Still a toe-tapping, excellent rendition.

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by Anonymousreply 6002/01/2019

Christine and the Queens

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by Anonymousreply 6102/01/2019

Véronique Sanson 'Amoureuse'

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by Anonymousreply 6202/01/2019

France Gall, "Laisse tomber les filles" (redone in English by April March as "Chick Habit")

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by Anonymousreply 6312/23/2019

Zobi la mouche

by Anonymousreply 6412/23/2019

I was raised in France. French pop is awful. Really bad. Except Françoise Hardy maybe. I liked France Gall, who died recently. Depp's babies mamma Vanessa Paradise can be surpisingly charming. The rest is really trash as in Eurotrash. Avoid at all cost le cheese. Le fromage. Stink

by Anonymousreply 6512/23/2019

April March - Laisse Tomber Les Filles

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by Anonymousreply 6612/23/2019

"Somewhere Up Above" by April March is on the January 2004 babyGap In-Store Playlist!

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by Anonymousreply 6712/23/2019

Amanda lear

by Anonymousreply 6812/23/2019

"Nothing New" by April March is on the July 1999 Gap In-Store Playlist!

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by Anonymousreply 6912/23/2019

"Heartbeat (Todd Terry TNT Remix)" by Tahiti 80 is on the April 2001 Gap In-Store Playlist!

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by Anonymousreply 7012/23/2019

"Too Young" by Phoenix is on the June 2002 Gap In-Store Playlist!

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by Anonymousreply 7112/23/2019

"Blips, Drips And Strips" by Stereolab is on the July 2000 Gap In-Store Playlist!

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by Anonymousreply 7212/23/2019

I love Sebastien Tellier - especially La Ritournelle.

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by Anonymousreply 7312/23/2019

"Simon" by Autour De Lucie is on the March 1997 Gap In-Store Playlist!

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by Anonymousreply 7412/23/2019

Streets and Stories was the perfect pop song to me a year or two ago.

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by Anonymousreply 7512/23/2019

Hete are a few that are pretty popilar right now: Boulevard des airs & Vianney : Allez reste

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by Anonymousreply 7612/23/2019

Gims La meme

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by Anonymousreply 7712/23/2019

Trois cafés gourmands

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by Anonymousreply 7812/23/2019

Julien Doré

This one is pretty summery

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by Anonymousreply 7912/23/2019

Fréro Delavega. Sugar sweet and summery.

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by Anonymousreply 8012/23/2019

I loved this song from the score/soundtrack to All Together ("Et si on vivait tous ensemble?" in France)

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by Anonymousreply 8112/23/2019

R80, I can’t see that video in the US, but I looked up the duo and came across this.

They sound great and are quite easy on the eyes.

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by Anonymousreply 8202/02/2020

Here’s some fun 60s stuff: “Biche, ma Biche“ - cover of “Sweets for My Sweet”

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by Anonymousreply 8302/02/2020

Look up Mylene Farmer on youtube. You'll end up hooked.

by Anonymousreply 8402/02/2020

Julien Doré from about a decade ago.

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by Anonymousreply 8502/02/2020

I love Paradis! Unfortunately they only put out one EP and one album before they broke up.

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by Anonymousreply 8602/02/2020

The album version of France Gall's "Laisser tomber les filles" (see R63) is slowed down a little and has kind of a bossa nova feel.

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