I heard a kid's song that I would describe as French swing (a bit like the style of the Triplettes of Belleville). I didn't get a good listen to the lyrics, but two things stood out: a chorus that started with the words "Click, Clack...," and a couple of spoken interludes to someone named Michel(le), who may have been a cat. Can you name this song and artist? [more inside]
posted by OmieWise
on Oct 7, 2013 -
What is the structure and rhyme scheme of a French Canadian sailor's lament?
Anglophone sailors have the sea chanty, a song for work... but I understand francophone sailors in the Maritimes have both upbeat songs for work, and slow, sad songs for downtime, called laments. How are these structured musically and lyrically? Are there any translated examples?
posted by Slap*Happy
on Sep 18, 2013 -
I would like to know what the beginning of this song says translated to English from French (I'm assuming it's French; at least that's what it sounds like to me). Also, if there's any relevant information you can give me about the French that would be great (e.g., "It's a quotation from..." or "Everyone in France knows that this means...").
Nicolaas Jaar - Etre
(Single Link Vimeo).
posted by uncannyslacks
on Mar 10, 2013 -
Le Pop Super-Bon! Can anyone suggest French bubble-gum pop that's especially au courant
? Like Yelle
(particularly her first album), only more recent? Stuff good for dancing or for cleaning the house. I've seen these threads
, but they're a bit stale. Merci à tous!
posted by Capt. Renault
on Dec 14, 2012 -
I need help identifying a song I heard this afternoon. Difficulty: in French, and no Google luck. [more inside]
posted by dhens
on Jan 27, 2012 -
Which French (I think) folk dance did I do as an elementary schooler in Indiana in the late 90s? (Details inside.) [more inside]
posted by naturalog
on Aug 28, 2011 -
Please help me remember the name of this french singer I heard about on NPR in the past month. [more inside]
posted by AtomicBee
on Nov 11, 2010 -
What is the French song and band posted on the background of this page?
I must download now!
posted by mtstover
on Nov 18, 2009 -
What are some French music artists in the vein of Tryo, Vincent Delerm, Grand Corps Malade, Ogres de Barback and Benabar? [more inside]
posted by fantasticninety
on Oct 4, 2009 -
Help me find a pop french song, I only remember little bits from its music video (more inside). [more inside]
posted by jgwong
on Oct 3, 2009 -
French teacher looking for new stuff for the coming school year! Music, music videos etc. suitable for K-3. It's my third year and I have used a lot of my good stuff already. Hit me with your best kiddie French stuff! [more inside]
posted by JoannaC
on Aug 25, 2009 -
At Henry Allingham's funeral, what branch of the services did the French bugler or trumpet player represent, and what piece did he play? [more inside]
posted by vogel
on Aug 17, 2009 -
Where in Paris can I buy a small, relatively-inexpensive music box which plays the theme waltz from the movie "Amelie?" Will be there in a few days.
posted by dorgla
on Apr 11, 2009 -
About 5 years ago there was a TV commercial (I think for BUPA) in the UK featuring a French song which I guess was from the sixties.
The only lyric I can remember is (I think) "Quand votre coeur fait boom..."
commercialbreaksandbeats.com is the usual place for answers on this - but they seem to be in the dead pool.
Anyone have any ideas what I might be talking about?
posted by mattr
on Mar 26, 2009 -
In the CD liner notes for the McGarrigles "French Record," partial translations of the lyrics are printed in English, but not in French. Fully expected to find French lyrics online, came up empty. Can anyone provide a clue?
posted by dorgla
on Mar 5, 2009 -
What is the name of that French song from maybe five years back which had an animated music video of a little girl running through the pastures and playing? After a certain time, she stops playing, and she exits what turns out to be a big stage. A line of children are waiting their turn to enter the stage and play. [more inside]
posted by zaebiz
on Aug 17, 2008 -
When I was younger I was told that Kraftwerk's Man-Machine/Mensch-Maschine album had a French-language version (L'homme-machine, presumably) that was never released. Does anyone know whether this is true or not? [more inside]
posted by Kattullus
on Apr 19, 2008 -
Francofilter (part 1): I would like to start listening to French music. Can you recommend places online to find good, (legally) free music with French singing? [more inside]
posted by solotoro
on Dec 7, 2007 -
What kinds of music are hip French 19 year-olds (or any hip people for that matter) listening to? Who are some popular artists? [more inside]
posted by baserunner73
on Oct 4, 2007 -
Looking for a song artist name (may be Sanseverino) and/or translation and/or original French lyrics... [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam
on Jan 29, 2007 -
Can anyone enlighten me on the genre of music called "French Ya Ya"?
posted by protocool
on Apr 12, 2006 -
I would like to find some French Canadian music that is about the protests of the Summit of the Americas
that took place April 2001 in Québec City. Failing that, dissent, civil disobedience, protests, police (over)reaction, etc would also be good themes. [more inside]
posted by ODiV
on Mar 6, 2006 -
Storm the Bastille and help me find a French music video from the 80's--
please? [more inside]
posted by philida
on Jul 13, 2005 -
Years ago, I was sent two MP3s with songs by Jump and Joy. The titles are "Vamos Everybody" and "Lets Roll".
Where can I get the CD by this group? I live in the USA and LOVE their music.
Thanks for the help.
posted by seinfeld
on May 27, 2005 -
Please help me ID this song. Very slow french duet, a coarse sounding french male voice, with a light beautiful female. They go back and forth with sentence/answer lyrics in a loving tone. Set over melodic acoustic guitar track. Vague, but it's all I got.
posted by omidius
on May 16, 2005 -
I'd like to improve my French comprehension and pronounciation and retain what I know of the language, so I'm looking for quality French films and music. [more inside]
posted by heatherann
on Feb 21, 2005 -
Another music question: I'm learning french at evening classes and would like to get hold of more music (pop, rock, jazz, hip-hop...) with lyrics in french [+]. [more inside]
posted by handee
on Jan 25, 2005 -
I'm a piano music neophyte, which, along with not speaking French, leaves me unable to guess the correct pronunciation of this composer's name: Erik Satie. Can anyone help?
posted by pjhagop
on May 10, 2004 -