All the covers of Gainsbourg

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Some say that Gainsbourg, himself, wasn’t exactly a great singer and did no interpreted his songs in the best way possible, and that is the reason why, during his lifetime, he did no achieve worldwide fame he so much deserved.

I disagree to that. I really think Gainsbourg knew exactly how to sing his songs and the fact is that in all of the covers of his songs, the ones I like the most are those that show a resemblance on the way he originally sang.

Drawing made by Vincent Lefebvre

But that’s a matter of taste, and everyone is allowed to theirs. As we say here in Brazil (in a rough translation) “a taste is like an ass: each person is entitled to have their own”.  Of course, there are asses and asses. And there are those that simply look better than others.

So I prepared a list of Gainsbourg’s 10 songs sang by other people. Just a few of my favorites because if I were to list every Gainsbourg cover in the world, I’d really have to spend and entire year in this list.

The order is completely random.

Vielle Canaille

The original

Vieille canaille by Gainsbourg on Grooveshark

The cover by Ben l’Oncle Soul and Sly Johnson

La Javanaise

The original

La Javanaise by Serge Gainsbourg on Grooveshark

The cover by Madeleine Peyroux

La Javanaise by Madeleine Peyroux on Grooveshark

S.S. in Uruguay

The original

S.S. In Uruguay by Serge Gainsbourg on Grooveshark

The cover by Julien Doré

Comment te dire adieu

The original (by Françoise Hardy)

Comment Te Dire Adieu (It Hurts To Say Goodbye) by Françoise Hardy on Grooveshark

The cover by Berry

La Noyée (beautiful, beautiful, beautiful song)

The original

The cover by Carla Bruni

Je suis venu te dire que je m’en vais

The original

Je Suis Venu Te Dire Que Je M’en Vais by Serge Gainsbourg on Grooveshark

The cover by Coeur de Pirate

Je suis venu te dire que je m’en vais by Coeur de Pirate on Grooveshark

L’anamour

The original

L’anamour by Serge Gainsbourg on Grooveshark

The cover by Ivy

L’Anamour by Ivy on Grooveshark

Couleur Café

The original

Couleur Cafe by Serge Gainsbourg on Grooveshark

The cover by Luciana Mello (with Corneille)

Couleur Café by Luciana Mello – www.musicasparabaixar.org on Grooveshark

L’eau à la bouche

The original

L’Eau A La Bouche by Serge Gainsbourg on Grooveshark

The cover by Yuri Buenaventura

L’Eau A La Bouche by Yuri Buenaventura on Grooveshark

Bonnie and Clyde

The original

Bonnie and Clyde by Serge Gainsbourg on Grooveshark

The cover by Luna (yes! that Luna, the one from the 90’s, that came from Galaxie 500)

Bonnie And Clyde by Luna on Grooveshark

 

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I’m Gabriela Mudado, a Brazilian girl who has been in love with French tunes since… well, ever! I started a blog about French music (in Portuguese) in 2008 and recently decided to create an English version of it.

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