Favorite (Current) French Music
What is everyone's favorite French song from either this year or the past few years?
I love the music of Stromae (especially Formidable, Papaoutai, Tous les mêmes and Ta fête) and Dernière Danse from Indila.
If I were to put my favorite songs, those would be them! Haha We must have the same taste in music or something
Currently, my fave French song is this:
The Wounds Which Cannot Be Seen
(Don't watch the video; it's just distracting and doesn't seem to fit the song. Just listen).
Someone was kind enough to post the lyrics:
I also really love:
Apprends-moi - Superbus
Je Suis Un Homme - Zazie (warning: one swear word)
Génial ! Je l'aime ! Trés français !
That video is (from my American POV) the epitome of French-ness.
Merci beaucoup pour partage. :-)
EDIT: I found the lyrics (in French and English). Elles sont trés drôles; hilarant !
Carmen Maria Vega en live - "Country" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcpZA2FEw60
Avec Mon Poto - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNbn5zDUFQ0
Le Soldat - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOitlnaoBKg
Benabar -Politiquement Correct https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_I5YrBaUfw
L'Effet Papillon - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pa3bylD7K0s
Les Mots D'amour - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aY-hnbiJMRE
Amesoeurs - Amesoeurs / Coeur de Pirate - La Petite Mort / Paris Combo - Dans les Bras d'un Loup / Alcest - Écailles de Lune / Les Discrets - Une Matinée en Hiver / Les Fragments de la Nuit - Des Restes Vivaces / Ridan - Passe à Ton Voisin /
And then tons of really interesting metal stuff that no one seems to care about.
Also, just because non-current is just as good as the current, some more accessible ones :
Charles Aznavour - La Bohème, Jezebel, Emmenez-moi, etc. / Françoise Hardy - Mer, Je Veux qu'il Revienne, Effeuille-moi le Coeur / Noir Desir - Aux Sombres Heroes de l'Amer / Indochine - 3me Sexe
And then tons of really interesting progressive rock stuff that no one seems to care about
Pfft! Dudes! What about Jacques Brel and Charles Aznavour! They are true legends of 'La musique française! - I learnt 'Champs-Élysées' by Joe Dassin on my guitar, gonna bust that out next time I'm busking :)
Django's Minor Swing but i don't know if thats what you were looking for its just music with no lyrics. however, Django is one of my all time favorite musicians and was from france.
If you want to know all the recent popular French songs, I highly recommend checking out some of NRJ's web radios such as NRJ French or NRJ Made in France.