French Music

I have collected some French music that is good for learning, and for listening. Here are some of them, and if you know any French songs, add them in the comments!

Joe Dassin - À toi

Jacques Brel - Ne Me Quitte Pas

Michel Delpech - Pour un flirt avec toi

Joe Dassin - Salut

Joe Dassin - Et Si Tu N'Existais Pas

Joe Dassin - Champs Elysées

Alizée - J'en ai marre

Stromae - Alors on danse

Stromae - Papaoutai

Have fun listening to them :D

November 11, 2013


I though a while ago about posting French movies and songs. Don't know if it has ever been done, but here is a list off-the-top-of-my-head of French movies and singers:

  • Older music every single Frenchman knows, or so-called "classics": Joe Dassin, Michel Sardou, Edith Piaf, Charles Aznavour, Jacques Brel, George Brassens, Francis Cabrel, Dalida, Serge Gainsbourg, Claude François, Jean-Jacques Goldman, Johnny Hallyday, Gilbert Montagné

  • This generation music: Pascal Obispo, Alizée, Patrick Bruel, Patricia Kaas, Bénabar, Matthieu Chedid "M", Mylène Farmer, Florent Pagny, Vanessa Paradis, Renaud, Zazie

  • Classic movies (but you might have trouble finding a subtitled version and might find it too old or difficult to understand at times): any movie with Louis de Funès, especially "Le gendarme de St Tropez" series, La Grande Vadrouille, La Cité de la Peur (very, very special), La Boum, l'Etudiante, Les Bronzés, Les Bronzés font du ski, La Vérité Si Je Mens, Les Visiteurs, Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulain, Astérix et Obélix Mission Cléopâtre... There is so many of them, old or newer

  • Recent movies that I find depicting quite well today's culture: Les Petits Mouchoirs, Le Coeur des Hommes, LOL (obviously NOT the american version), L'Auberge Espagnole & Les Poupées Russes (not only French), Bienvenue chez les ch'tis, Comme t'y es belle, Le Prénom (a bit more difficult maybe)

Obviously, some will disagree with this list, will say some are missing and others are not classics, especially regarding the movies, so it is not necessary to go into debate other this, I only claim it to be my point of view, and I can tell you many people know these.

If I was to advise you anything, I'd say go with the more recent movies and listen to any song from the singers above. I didn't put any Rap/R'n'b because I don't listen to that, sorry. The recent movies are what I call "Tranche de vie", or "slice of life": it simply depicts the lives of a few characters.

Good luck!

November 13, 2013

I can't believe Zaz hasn't been mentioned!

November 14, 2013

Film "Intouchables" (2011). - Not to be missed!

November 22, 2013

A recent (2013) film, with Catherine Deneuve: "Elle s'en va". Impressionant!

December 3, 2013

Isn't Micheal Buble a french singer?

November 16, 2013

I also would recommended (I actually have never heard of these songs/artists) going onto iTunes and pressing "Free Music" and then going to the Francophone section I have found some of my favourite french artists from there, and also got to see some other music genres. (I am unsure if this works outside of Canada)

November 15, 2013

I like listening to, it plays a lot of sixties and seventies music. Bénabar is great, check him out on YouTube if you've never heard him.

November 16, 2013

I have a few. Music:

(Progressive rock) Nil - Abandon

(Progressive rock) Nemo - Apprentis Sorciers!/s/Apprentis+Sorciers/4kSrd5?src=5

(Instrumental) Syrinx - Liber Nonacris

Also the neoclassical band Elend.

For movies I can recommend:

Les diaboliques (1955)

Le Samouraï (1967)

For books I can recommend (no, I haven't read them in the original French - I wish I could!):

The Count of Monte Cristo

The Manuscript Found in Saragossa

November 18, 2013

Seeing the title at first I was thinking Debussy, Ravel, Fauré...

November 22, 2013

J'aime Stromae. J'ecoute:

Alizée - Moi Lolita

Joyce Jonathan - Ça Ira

Zaho - Tout est pareil

Sexion d'Assaut - Ils appellent ça

November 24, 2013

Merci :))

November 11, 2013

Merci !!!

November 13, 2013

Gilbert Becaud, C'est en septembre...

November 14, 2013

Merci beaucoup!!!!

November 18, 2013

J'aime Coeur de pirate :) (Elle est canadienne)

November 22, 2013

Merci beaucoup! I was going to start searching for French music and movies- now I have a whole list to get me going. :-)

December 1, 2013

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