La vie en rose

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If there’s a anthem that represents the very essence of the chanson française, it’s name is, without a doubt, La vie en rose. Written by Édith Piaf and Louis Guglielmi, and released in 1947, the song soon became a hit worldwide, having sold over a million copies only in the United States.

The song was also responsible for launching Édith Piaf’s career across the globe and the version recorded by Louis Armstrong, in 1950, only reinforced the idea that La vie en rose was born to become a timeless classic.

Below, you can see a brief selection of some of my favorite versions.

Édith Piaf

Louis Armstrong

Yves Montand

Grace Jones

Trio Esperança

Madeleine Peyroux

Jack Nicholson

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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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