Friday, April 15, 2011

The French Way Part Deux

When I heard the beautiful track ‘Simple song (for a complicated girl)’ by the French band 1973, I was sure I wanted to do another part of ‘The French Way’. So I searched for a couple of songs that all have a French connection. And there is room for Dimitri From Paris of course, the man who made disco fashionable in the 1990s, when no one listened to it anymore… There’s a new mix album that he did together with Bob Sinclar on Defected called ‘The knights of the Playboy Mansion’. Check it out, it’s good! Et oui, even Lady Gaga sings a few French words in her ‘Bad romance’, but it is not included in this mix.

Nouvelle Vague has made a very good version of the Soft Cell classic ‘Say hello and wave goodbye’. Frontman Marc Almond did his best on quite a few Jacques Brel songs, but Scott Walker sings Brel like no other can. You can hear him at the end of the mix. Just like this new one from Yelle:



Les chansons:

Nite School – Do You Speak French? (1978)
Serge Gainsbourg – Douze Belles Dans La Peau (1958)
Ben L’Oncle Soul – Demain J'Arrête (2010)
Uptown Funk Empire – N.O.W. (2009)
In-grid – Tentación Al Hombre (2007)
Christie Laume - La d'Adorable Femmes Des Neiges (1967)
Ntjam Rosie – L’Amour (2010)
Nouvelle Vague – Say Hello Wave Goodbye (2009)
Groove Armada – Paris (2008)
Yelle – Safari Disco Club (2011)
Les Rita Mitsouko – Andy (1986)
Cerrone – Give Me Love (1977)
1973 – Simple Song (For A Complicated Girl) [Snooze Remix] (2010)
Señor Coconut Y Su Conjunto – Tour De France (2000)
Fredda – Barry White (2008)
Scott Walker – If You Go Away (1969)
Dimitri From Paris – Syracuse (2003)

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