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French Songs

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!

May 17, 2019

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dranke2445

J'adore ZAZ, Coeur de Pirate (although she is French Canadian, I just love her songs) and Carla Bruni.

May 18, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Richard432098

You're welcome to share my playlist of about 70 french songs: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLu-6_ze1HUTQNMDbsp9u7nRJojeX0GveS

May 19, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/koobecaf4

Merci beaucoup!

May 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Spyrunner

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.

May 18, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Koezumi

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 :)

May 19, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ljredux

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 have a few short playlists, on the off-chance you're interested in punk or new wave, 1960s pop or 1980s pop.

I also have a longer playlist of my favourite (uncategorised) French music released since 2000 (here).

May 20, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/koobecaf4

C'est une bonne question, pour moi, je préfère n'importe quel type de musique.

May 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LingoDingoMan

You could listen to some Stromae or Angèle. Those are some pretty popular French artists. So popular you might already know of them.

May 17, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/stupefaite
May 17, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LingoDingoMan

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.

May 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Koezumi

Don't forget her brother Roméo Elvis

May 17, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Alparslan_IC

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


90's

Kim Kay - Li La Li : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NcKAdFENqig


80's

Desireless - Voyage Voyage : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6PDmZnG8KsM

Images - Les Démons de Minuit : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_ZxDNZjzVk

70's

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

May 17, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/koobecaf4

Je vous remercie :)

May 19, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Alparslan_IC

De rien :)

May 20, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/themusicgod1

Indila : RIAA merde. evader.

May 18, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/G0L0S

I use it to to improve my french.. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrgcRvBJYBE

May 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/asdfghjkalaina

I like Aya Nakamura :) Her songs are nice. I'm currently listening to VIDEOCLUB - amour plastique

May 25, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BabyTwinkl

Lou has pretty good songs!

May 17, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/hobissunshine

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!

May 17, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/koobecaf4

Merci beaucoup :-)

May 19, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Koezumi

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)...

May 17, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JimThibaul

Édith Piaf

I think of France I think of Édith Piaf Truly beautiful music.

May 17, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Koezumi

Yep, but Edith Piaf is worldwide known so I think he/ she already knows her

May 17, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/koobecaf4

Merci :) I did know some of her songs like La Vie En Rose and Non, Je ne regrette rien.

May 18, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/themusicgod1

Jacques Brel, et probablement tous des artistes sont impliqués dans la RIAA / IFPI. Evader tout avec des avec des préjugés.

May 18, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AeduVonPenseur

La Bottine Souriante. My favorite, thus far.

May 17, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Arthur.RC

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?

May 17, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Koezumi

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 :)

May 18, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LlamasintheMist

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.

May 18, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/koobecaf4

Merci beaucoup :-D

May 18, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/grazia959994

Some of my favorite groups I've found are Kyo, Arcadian, Feu Chatterton, and Radio Elvis!

May 19, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/thatguyyanni

The artist Stromae and the songs from him: Bâtard, Ta Fête, Papaoutai, Tous Les Mêmes

May 19, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BrunoP3

Salut, Il y a aussi Francis Cabrel :o)

May 19, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dany650m

I agree with BrunoP3, Francis Cabrel's texts are rich in vocabulary :)

https://lyricstranslate.com/fr/francis-cabrel-lyrics.html

May 19, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tehploe

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.

May 19, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TheSmallFrenchie

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!

https://open.spotify.com/user/1141812704/playlist/1no6FtKx6GFfhz0DTfMgfz?si=Jl6xwC0QRcG7uwwMZfO1Wg

May 19, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mariehlene4

Bonjour tout le répertoire de Véronique Sanson, notamment "mortelles pensées "

May 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/aliciatoby

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!

May 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/koobecaf4

Je suis d'accord, la plupart des chansons de Kids United sont géniales.

May 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/aliciatoby

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.

May 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/koobecaf4

Merci beaucoup!

May 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/alfredo.mauwa

Le Festin https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-3Z3jmDiL0 this one is great. Soundtrack of Ratatouille movie.

May 18, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/koobecaf4

J'adore ce film! Le festin is the first french song I've encountered.

May 18, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SoniaNashi

That is a great idea! If I come upon any, I will let you know!

May 18, 2019
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