Parlez-vous Français?

November 03, 2017

Parlez-vous Français?

We’re not talking about Luxembourg’s ‘77 entry but instead we’ll be checking out France’s latest and greatest songs.

Jonatan Cerrada “A Chaque Pas” (2004)
The first song to be sung in French and Spanish, “With Every Step” talks about the roller coaster that is being in a relationship.


Les Fatals Picards “L'amour à La Française” (2007)
The rock group sang an ironic song that pushed back against common French stereotypes in a fusion of French and English. It was upbeat, instrumental and made it easy to bop your head along with.


Sébastien Tellier “Divine” (2008)
Shout out to the strangest use of props: Sébastien inhaled from a helium filled globe to deliver a few notes. That, plus golf carts and bearded ladies made for a funny performance.


Patricia Kaas “Et S'il Fallait Le Faire” (2009)
Made for the ESC, “And if it had to be done” was France’s highest scoring song in several years. Shouldn’t be too much of a surprise: Patricia Kaas is hugely successful and has sold over 17 million records.


Jessy Matador “Allez Ola Olé” (2010)
This song was LIT and was one of the most played songs to come out of Eurovision. “Come On” is a blast to listen to still and will probably be a hit in any club.


Amaury Vassili “Sognu” (2011)
Sung in Corsican, this operatic song received plenty of promotion leading up to the ESC and was a fan favorite. It would then hold third place on French Charts.


Amir “J'ai cherché” (2016)
“I Searched” was huge throughout Europe and was actually France’s highest scoring song, ever. With 125K likes, it is also one of the best received songs from the ESC.


Alma “Requiem” (2017)
Amir would be actually featured on a beautiful acoustic version of this song, but the original was performed beautifully this past edition and her voice took us away to Eurovision paradise.


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