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Name this French pop song

I only know four things about the song I'm looking for: [more inside]
posted by WalkingAround on Jul 20, 2014 - 7 answers

French music recommendations needed!

Hi! I'm traveling to a french immersion program this summer for 5 weeks. Nothing but French everything is allowed...even music. Anyone have some recommendations for great french music (with lyrics)? I've listened to Yelle, and have exhausted my Carla Bruni playlist. All genres are welcomed, but I'd especially love some contemporary stuff! Merci!
posted by LemonGardot on Jun 24, 2014 - 53 answers

Searching for a recently heard swinging French language kid's song.

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 - 4 answers

What do I need to know about a French Canadian sailor's lament?

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 - 3 answers

Chansons françaises comme celles de Charles Trenet

Francophone Mefites- what other mid-century French singers should I be listening to? [more inside]
posted by TheWhiteSkull on Jun 4, 2013 - 5 answers

Could a fluent French speaker translate this for me?

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 - 8 answers

Le Pop Super-Bon!

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 - 6 answers

English translation of French lyrics sung by Czech band?

What's the English translation of these French songs sung by the Czech band Miou Miou? [more inside]
posted by nicebookrack on Feb 9, 2012 - 2 answers

Chanson française

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 - 10 answers

French language songs in Spotify

Calling all francophile music lovers: recommendations for modern french language songs. [more inside]
posted by inbetweener on Dec 11, 2011 - 53 answers

I'm feeling a bit sheepish...

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 - 6 answers

French-language holiday music recommendations?

Can you recommend any fun and/or jazzy French-language holiday music? [more inside]
posted by Morrigan on Dec 8, 2010 - 6 answers

I can't remember the name of this French singer.

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 - 32 answers

acoustic french ladies

lady songs by ladies.... en francais? [more inside]
posted by raw sugar on Mar 5, 2010 - 24 answers

Frog Music

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 - 4 answers

Chantez!

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 - 3 answers

Help me find a french song

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 - 0 answers

Looking for kiddie music and music videos in French to use in school program...

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 - 5 answers

What tune did the French bloke play at Allingham's funeral?

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 - 13 answers

Amelie music box?

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 - 6 answers

French Music ID Filter

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 - 3 answers

McGarrigles French Record Lyrics?

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 - 2 answers

Looking for an animated French music video and song from a few years back

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 - 3 answers

What is the name of this French song?

What is this song I heard in my high school French class? [more inside]
posted by chillmost on Aug 4, 2008 - 4 answers

Did Kraftwerk translate The Man-Machine into French?

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 - 4 answers

Where to download free French music?

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 - 16 answers

The French Music Scene

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 - 19 answers

Looking for a song artist name (may be Sanseverino) and/or translation and/or original French lyrics...

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 - 2 answers

Ou est le jazz?

FrenchJazzFilter: I'm looking for some soft, sultry french jazz (vocal) music. [more inside]
posted by blue_beetle on Sep 9, 2006 - 19 answers

ZaidecoFilter

Can you recommend Cajun music with heavy French influence? [more inside]
posted by Squid Voltaire on Aug 24, 2006 - 10 answers

French Ya Ya

Can anyone enlighten me on the genre of music called "French Ya Ya"?
posted by protocool on Apr 12, 2006 - 10 answers

Sol! sol! Solidarité!

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 - 4 answers

Name that tune - Céline et Julie vont en Bateau.

Name that tune - Céline et Julie vont en Bateau. [more inside]
posted by anticlock on Nov 3, 2005 - 3 answers

jinny say pa

Good music, by the French [more inside]
posted by Hands of Manos on Sep 27, 2005 - 43 answers

Help me find my french dogs?

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 - 2 answers

Help Finding Songs/Albums by "Jump and Joy"

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 - 1 answer

ID this french duet love song

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 - 22 answers

french movies/music

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 - 31 answers

Recommend some music with french lyrics

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 - 50 answers

How do you pronounce the name of the composer Erik Satie?

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 - 10 answers

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