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French Music

Any French artists you suggest? I want to broaden my music library. :)

August 10, 2015

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https://www.duolingo.com/AlanL.Rife

Alain Souchon, Zaz, Alizee. Mylene Farmer, and Carla Bruni are some of my favorites. http://www.chantefrance.com is a good online radio station.

August 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Gaia18

Thanks for the station recommendation! I hope to listen to it all the time to help me with getting used to hearing and understanding French. There is even a free app for android in the Google Play store. Thanks again!

August 11, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/MsLagerkvist2

Francis Cabrel, George Brassens

August 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/aanaaaa

Zaz

Carrousel

Tryo

Carla bruni

August 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Mag6291

Some suggestions: Gregory Lemarchal, Shy'm, Louane, Stromae, Isabelle Boulay, Jean Jaques Goldman, Les Enfoirés, Calogero. Tell us if you have a favourite type of music, maybe we can find some more. ;)

August 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/daisyfruit

Hmmm Indie or Chill Electronic (i don't know if that's what you would call it haha?) but seriously, I'm open to any music anyone suggests to me! Thank you :)

August 12, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/AnnieIvanova

I would recommend Indila and Tal.

August 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/ellierosecarter

La Javanaise by Serge Gainsbourg is my favorite song of all time and so much fun to sing.

August 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Liebert_

Well, I found out this playlist (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLF2D6D16DC6F09495) on youtube. I have been listening this playlist since last monday, and I have to admit that there are great singers and bands in this playlist.

August 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Inkworld

There are also some playlists on Spotify that are all in French.

August 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/daisyfruit

Thank you so much!

August 12, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Inkworld

I'm trying to broaden my selection of music as well, and I have a list of things I've seen mentioned on Tumblr or Youtube, most of which I haven't actually listened to, yet. Some of the French musicians I've seen discussed include: Stromae (who I know is Belgian, so I hope you mean francophone, rather than exclusively French; some more people on this list are bound to be from other countries too...); Indila; Yelle; Edith Piaf; Jacque Brel; Natasha St-Pier; Mickaël Miro; Joyce Jonathan; Camille; and Clementine.

Again, I haven't listened to most of these artists but I particularly enjoy Stromae's song Carmen.

There is also Celine Dion, who is famous for singing in both English and French (she's Canadian).

August 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/YoyoKwong

is there any music with the word and easy learn?Thank you!

August 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Inkworld

I know that you can easily find lyric videos and translations for Stromae's stuff, because he's so popular, and that he's pop music-y so it's got repetitive bits that should make it easier to learn.

I imagine that Celine Dion translations would be similarly easy to find. But she's more of a ballad singer, at least in English, so the lyrics are less likely to get stuck in your head, I think.

No problem :)

August 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/G.P.Niers

There are many good suggestions there. Thanks!

September 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/panagiotis_ts

Kenji Girac, Pokora and Tal are my favourite! :-)

August 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/mikitiale

I really like a French band called Kyo. They're alternative-ish

August 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/dorianbtdp

Like in every languages there's a lot of different kind of music, what are your favorite artists? so I can tell you similar French artists. I like to tell my foreign friend to listen to "l'amour à la française" des fatals picards, though that's not good for the language because they make mistakes on purpose to speak like tourists in Paris.

August 11, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/daisyfruit

I'm really open to anything, so it can be whatever! And i'll keep that in mind haha...seems interesting actually!

August 12, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/dorianbtdp

Well if you're open to everything people already gave a lot of names so you'll find what you need ;)

August 12, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/daisyfruit

yes indeed

August 12, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/SophieNGUY12

Jean-Jaques Goldman ♥, Johnny Hallyday, Claude François, Florent Pagny, Patrick Bruel, Pascal Obispo, M. Pokora, Christophe Maé, Black M, Soprano, Maitre Gims, Emmanuel Moire, Kendji Girac.

August 11, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/SophieNGUY12

Louane, Shy'm, Tal, Zaz, Zazie, Jenifer, Amel Bent, Alizée

August 11, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/adjones6

I stumbled on a sweet song title "Sans Toi" by composer Sarah Natasha Warne. I can't find the lyrics anywhere. Although I've turned this into an opportunity to reach a new goal. As I become more proficient in the language I'll try to decipher the lyrics myself.

August 12, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/RennDimmick

Yelle and Stromae are the ones that come off the top of my head.

August 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/opaljade

I like Coeur de Pirate. She is canadian i think.

August 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/homebrewz

Anyone interested in Quebecois folk and traditional music should check out La Bottine Souriante, Genticorum, and Le Vent du Nord. Lots of youtube videos out there. The Quebecois have a rich tradition of call and response songs.

August 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/squelettus

Also Les Cowboys Fringants :-)

August 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/homebrewz

Thanks for the tip.. I'm enjoying them.

August 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/MsLagerkvist2

Thanks! I just listened to "Le ziguezon zinzon" and it was great!

August 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/G.P.Niers

I thought it was a bit boring, I liked ‘Octobre 1837’ a lot better.

September 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Andmund

You should try Kendji Girac's songs. They are amazing and my favorite!! :D

August 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Klynch98

Coeur de Pirate

August 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Fabiano.jr

Vive La Fête

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Dernière Volonté

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Karkwa

Eiffel

August 11, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/nirajkc

zaz

August 12, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/WrigGeor

Zaz, Anaïs Delva and Indila are my top 3 French artists :)

August 13, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/AmbroseB73

Check out the chanteuse francais ROSE, a.k.a. Keren Meloul from Nice, France. She has many videos on Youtube. Also Joyce Jonathon, very good and very French. Mireille Mathieu has many good French songs. She does a good Blue Bayou in French. Also a good version of La Marseillaise.

January 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/abskvb

Rap : - Orelsan ( one of my fav') - Lomepal ( one of my fav' too) - Melan -Roméo Elvis - Columbine - Bigflo&Oli + Stupeflip ( it's not really rap music, I don't know how I can qualified that musical genre, but it's really cool -quite weird at the beginning but really cool-)

Alternative rock : Saez ( amazing texts, quite sad and depressed but really beautiful)

After, for pop music, I can't help you, I don't like a lot french pop music...

May 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/oskalingo

Here's your opportunity to learn more about a couple of French musical artists by working on their French wikipedia articles in Immersion:

Both are mainly finished being translated into English, but could still do with a little polishing...

August 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/oellph

Are there any French bands comparable to Rammstein?

August 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Mag6291

The closest band to Rammstein I know would be Shaka Ponk but they sing in English.

Ok I have just watched a video about French metal and here are some bands they recommand. Not sure what they're worth: Gojira, Mass Hysteria, Lofofora, Eths...

August 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/squelettus

I like Gojira but their texts are in English.

August 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/ellierosecarter

Just for the purpose of new music, there's a band called Beirut that has a lot of different sounds (Eastern European, Mexican) but one of their albums, The Flying Club Cup, is heavily inspired by France and its cities. Although the lyrics are in English the titles are mostly French and the sound is very French. The band also has a few covers of songs in French, one in Portuguese, and another in very muddled Turkish. Great band for an intro to world music through an American's eyes.

August 11, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/falkenburger

Depends on what you like, I've fallen for French hiphop myself, and a few great artists include 1995, Maitre Gims, Sexion D'assaut and Orelsan. No list of French music shouldn't include Stormae and the legendary cabaret singer Edith Piaf. If you (or anyone else) wants my playlists on Spotify or something, just drop me a reply. #edit I forgot MIKA, he has several great French songs as well as his English ones (relax take it easy)

August 12, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Seppl18

Bonjour,

Francis Cabrel, un texte facile à comprendre

http://youtu.be/Ov261j26erA

Bonne journée

August 13, 2015

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