Archive for the ‘French songs to sing along’ Category

2012, Émilie Simon – “Bel amour” (with an exercise)

Émilie Simon (1978-) is a French singer and composer of electronic music. Since 2003, she has released no less than five albums. “Bel amour” appears on Franky Knight, 2011, which was written and recorded in the wake of her boyfriend’s tragic swine flu-related death. Most tracks of this album (and “Bel amour” among them) serve as […]

2010, Zaz – “Je veux”

Isabelle Geffroy (1980-),better known by the nickname Zaz, is a French singer mixing jazzy styles, French variety, soul and acoustic. She is famous for her hit “Je Veux”, from her first album, Zaz, released in May 2010. In 2011, Zaz won an EBBA Award. Every year the European Border Breakers Awards (EBBA) recognize the success […]

2009, Stromae – “Alors on danse”

Paul Van Haver, better known as Stromae (1985-) is a Belgian singer-writer. He has distinguished himself in both hip hop and electronic music. He first became famous with the song “Alors on danse” (So We Dance). It was released in 2009 in Belgium and in 2010 in the rest of Europe. The song reached number one in Belgium, Albania, […]

2003, Irie Révoltés – “Soleil”

Irie Révoltés is a German group of nine musicians formed in 2000. Their music has influences of Reggae, Ragga, Ska, Dancehall, as well as touches of hip-hop. The word Irie means joyful, happy in Jamaican Creole. Their lyrics are written in French and German. Verifying their status of “Révoltés” (Rebellious) the group members are involved […]

2003, In-Grid – “Tu es foutu” (with an exercise)

In-Grid is the stage name of Ingrid Emiliana Alberini (1978-), an Italian dancer and singer-songwriter. She is best known for her 2003 international club smash “Tu es foutu” (you are screwed/finished). The song was a big hit in Europe, Russia, Australia, Latin America and in the United States, where it reached #4 on the Billboard […]

2000, Java – “Et Dieu créa la flemme”

Java is a French rap group, formed in 1997 and currently composed of François Xavier Bossard (accordion/keyboard), Erwan Seguillon (singer/songwriter), Jérôme Boivin (double bass) and Alexis Bossard (drums).
The band is famous for its lyrics that contain a lot of puns, and for its musette musical style, using accordions. “Et Dieu créa la flemme” is a […]

1997, M (Matthieu Chedid) – “Nostalgic du cool”

Matthieu Chedid (1971-), better known by his stage name ‑M-, is a French rock singer-songwriter and guitar player. The pseudonym comes from Chedid’s first initial but also refers to the similar sounding French word “aime”, meaning love. The character ‑M- is a superhero, noted for having a playful nature, and recognized for his flamboyant costumes and hair styled into the […]

1991, MC Solaar – “Caroline”

MC Solaar (1969-) is a French singer of Senegalese-Chadian origin. He is one of the most internationally popular and influential rap and hip hop artists. He is known for his complex lyrics, which rely on word play, lyricism, and inquiry. He has recorded with British group Urban Species and the late Guru, member of the […]

1991, Dany Brillant – “Suzette” (with an exercise)

Dany Brillant (1965-) whose real name is Danny Cohen, is a French singer and actor of Tunisian origin. His stage name  “Brilliant” was given by Jacques Boni, head of the cabaret ‘Aux Trois Mailletz’ where Dany Brillant started his career. He used to say before the singer went on stage: “Danny! Be brilliant! “. ‘Suzette’ was his first […]

1985, Les Rita Mitsouko – “Marcia Baila”

Les Rita Mitsouko was a French pop rock group formed by guitarist Fred Chichin (1954-2007) and singer Catherine Ringer (1957-). They went on to become one of the most acclaimed musical acts in France. The band first achieved major popular success in 1985, with the release of the second single from their first album: “Marcia baila” […]