Iggy Pop sings French classics

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It’s not really news that Iggy Pop had already been flirting with the good old French chanson, but today I read some surprising piece of news: the Huffington Post announced that the former leader of the Stooges is releasing a new record with covers of French classics, singing songs by some of the greatest: like Henri Salvador, Georges Brassens, Serge Gainsbourg, Édith Piaf and Joe Dassin.

If you want a taste of the record, you can click on the links below to listen to the first minute of each song.

» Et si tu n’existais pas (Joe Dassin)

» La Javanaise (Serge Gainsbourg)

» La vie en Rose (Edith Piaf) (the beginning reminded me too much of Louis Armstrong’s version)

» Les Passantes (Georges Brassens)

» Syracuse (Henri Slavador)

As expected, Iggy Pop basically murders the language of Victor Hugo, but I think we can all forgive him.

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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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