I want to improve my French learning which also includes listening to their songs. I do know a few but I also wanted to know your suggestions. Merci beaucoup!
J'adore ZAZ, Coeur de Pirate (although she is French Canadian, I just love her songs) and Carla Bruni.
You're welcome to share my playlist of about 70 french songs: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLu-6_ze1HUTQNMDbsp9u7nRJojeX0GveS
Try Charles Trenet. It's really old music, but his enunciation is very clear. Tino Rossi from the same era has a voice of an angel. Most songs on Pandora have a YouTube song with lyrics. I found it's helpful to see what they are singing about so that you can later pick out some the lyrics.
If you're interested in this style of music I recommend you Georges Brassens, Georges Moustaki, Claude Nougaro, Charles Aznavour, Salvador Adamo, Henri Salvador, Michel Sardou, Léo Ferré :)
Why kind of music do you like? If you intend to listen long term, it's a good idea to focus on the kind of music you like. Then you will start discovering more French music that interests you.
I also have a longer playlist of my favourite (uncategorised) French music released since 2000 (here).
You could listen to some Stromae or Angèle. Those are some pretty popular French artists. So popular you might already know of them.
She may very well be Belgian, but that doesn't disqualify her music as being French. You don't have to be born in America to be considered an American. May not be in your genes, but that doesn't really matter.
Indila - Dernière Danse : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5KAc5CoCuk
Indila - Tourner Dans Le Vide : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtNJMAyeP0s
Indila - Love Story : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DF3XjEhJ40Y
Kim Kay - Li La Li : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NcKAdFENqig
Desireless - Voyage Voyage : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6PDmZnG8KsM
Images - Les Démons de Minuit : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_ZxDNZjzVk
Mike Brant - Qui saura : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYCIpBtaON0
Gerard Lenorman - La ballade des gens heureux : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=viXb3ZDvwPw
François Valéry - Dormir avec toi : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MaLlEXG7Kqo
Michel Delpech - Un pour flirt : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrn0MsKAWDU
I like Aya Nakamura :) Her songs are nice. I'm currently listening to VIDEOCLUB - amour plastique
As for me, I really like Angèle, although she is Belgian and her French is a little bit difficult to understand at first. It is definitely worth it to give it a try, though, as her lyrics are outstanding. I also like Bigflo&Oli, a rap duo. They also have great lyrics. If you're looking for an easier approach to the language then I recommend Madame Monsieur.
Bonne chance avec tes études!
I can't type every artist's names but here is a short list of famous artists in France and Belgium:
Jacques Brel, Roméo Elvis, Angèle, Stromae, Damso (don't ask me why I have put 5 belgian artists first lol) Orelsan PNL, Vald, Lorenzo, Lomepal, Niska, Mc Solaar, IAM, Oxmo Puccino, PLK, Serge Gainsbourg, France Gall, Johnny Hallyday, Mylène Farmer, Florent Pagny, Calogero, Gojira (if you like french metal)...
Merci :) I did know some of her songs like La Vie En Rose and Non, Je ne regrette rien.
Jacques Brel, et probablement tous des artistes sont impliqués dans la RIAA / IFPI. Evader tout avec des avec des préjugés.
La Femme, Pomme, Coeur de pirate, Polo & Pan, The Pirrouettes, Vendredi sur Mer, Boulevard des Airs, Cecile Corbel, Vianney, Melanie Pain. I'm surprised no one recommended some of these. Too indie? Underground?
Even if I know them, they are not that famous excepting Coeur de Pirate and Vianney. In your list I would add Julien Doré and Christine and the Queen. Pomme is really talented I like her style :)
France Gall and Serge Gainsbourg inspired me to work harder in French class in the first place. Maybe even sparked my love of learning languages.
Here are some titles but I hope you explore each act:
"Moi, Lolita" - Alizee "Loin d'ici"- Zoe "Celui que J'aime"- France Gall "La Noyee"- Serge Gainsbourg "Pourquoi pas moi!!- Stella "Papaoutai"- Stromae "Le temps de l'amour" Francois Hardy "Trois petits liturgies de la prescence divine"- Darious Milhaud.
And of course Eurovision is treasure trove since France loves its own language. Unlike Finland.
Some of my favorite groups I've found are Kyo, Arcadian, Feu Chatterton, and Radio Elvis!
The artist Stromae and the songs from him: Bâtard, Ta Fête, Papaoutai, Tous Les Mêmes
I agree with BrunoP3, Francis Cabrel's texts are rich in vocabulary :)
Our French teacher got me and the other half in to Cloclo aka Claud François, his music is a lot of fun.
Charles Trenet is another great one.
Hi, I've seen very good recommendations already but if you want I have an entire playlist of French songs on Spotify. Some are oldies and some are newer, very indie or from african artists also. So you will surely find something you like!
Bonjour tout le répertoire de Véronique Sanson, notamment "mortelles pensées "
I love Stromae, though be carful when it comes to curse words. Kids United is also quite good, I guess. There are more “funny” songs by youtubers like Natoo and Norman. The song “Dernière danse” is nice. When I was in school, they made us learn sing songs like guardian de nuit and Santiano.
I hope this helped!
If you want, there is a singer that does french covers of English songs, called Sara’h. They are usually famous English songs, so it will help you understand.
Zaz - J'ai deux amours https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5TuAjN3vM7E&list=OLAK5uy_n5JQAni_tSu7LA0BLf_givhN3KYanrPPI&index=13 Benabar -Politiquement Correct