French songs anyone?
Hello everyone. After purchasing a computer off of kijiji i found duolingo still on the apps board for chrome and decided to check it out. two weeks into it and iv found its a wonderful place to actually learn something rather than bore myself like in school.
Im wondering if anyone has any french songs they could request, i noticed someone else post the question but it seems all the answers are garbage rap songs. Iv been looking but was just wondering if anyone knew any classic, good or cultured music, none of that rap garbage.
EDIT: Jan.31.2015: Thank you so much everyone for your suggestions i very much appreciate all the input and positive attitude!
I always liked Mireille Mathieu's music. My mother bought me a cassette tape of her songs way back in the 70's when I first started taking French in school and I just about wore it out. I also enjoy Robert Clary's old recordings. I'm WAY too old for rap. :-)
Stromae is one of my favorite French artists. He is a rapper but also adds Latin, Pop, and electronic influences on his music. His songs are very meaningful. Also, they have nice beats and they are easily danceable. Note: he sings in informal French. It sounds somewhat odd.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjXJVZaN-pM Jenifer- L'amour et moi
Diam's - Confessions nocturnes feat. Vitaa
Coeur De Pirate- Comme Des Enfants
Personally my favorite artist is Indochine (rock/alternative) with songs like: -Le Lac -Little Dolls -Un Singe en Hiver
But if you're looking something older then try Francoise Hardy (Pop/50's/60's music): -Le Temps de l'amour -Tous les Garcons et les Filles -Voila
And as other people have said, Coeur de Pirate is a good one too. But she speaks a little fast.
If you enjoy Disney movies they're always a good option because you can usually find songs from them you already like with pretty good English translations.
Try this one. French songs from the oldtimes, with lyrics. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxRHsNYnrxWJqf-WeOhqILw
Mademoiselle K is a female rock artist, good stuff https://play.spotify.com/track/5psThz6OtPQboQPvakrz0R
Yelle, is also good https://play.spotify.com/track/3Q434tG4MdftCIgsYP0xQa
[BB Brunes - Coups et Blessures] (http://youtu.be/mF5etHMRMMM), [Suarez - Qu'est-ce que j'aime ça] (http://youtu.be/yX9MNAXfu-c), [Julian Doré - Paris-Seychelles] (http://youtu.be/cmE_aahc448), [Kyo - Le Graal] (http://youtu.be/hWXYnW2Um68), [Canardo ft. Tal - M'en Aller] (http://youtu.be/WW31GErHH-8), [Noir Désir - Le Vent Nous Portera] (http://youtu.be/NrgcRvBJYBE), [Melissa NKonda - Nouveaux Horizons] (http://youtu.be/21NYo61E3M4), [Orelsan - La Terre est Ronde] (http://youtu.be/oGdhZyS2ozo), [Tété - A la faveur de l'Automne] (http://youtu.be/1mvz7I7Dp5c), [Indila - Tourner dans le vide] (http://youtu.be/vtNJMAyeP0s)
Most of these songs are pop, the groups C2C are making wave there
Look for Zaz, Je veux is her first song that came out, but the new album is classic French songs, made more up beat.
Something else you might enjoy: the video of the stage production "Notre Dame de Paris", starring Garou and Bruno Pelletier. I found it originally on Netflix and ended up tracking down and purchasing a copy of my own because I loved it so much. (I have an all-region DVD player... a great investment, by the way!)