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Well, I guess it’s time for the year lists (OK, I admit, I’m a little late). 2011 was very good year for French music production, therefore, deserves a well thought list. There was new records by Bénabar, Alain Souchon, Coeur de Pirate, Camille, Claire Denamur, Thomas Doutronc Laurent Voulzy, a tribute to Gilbert Bécaud and even Christmas album of Michel Legrand. The reason I decided to illustrate this post with the pretty fine face of Coeur de Pirate is because she was the artist of the year. The young talented Canadian released a record the shone a little brighter on…

Yesterday I finally decided to watch Cars 2, Pixar’s latest animation. And although I’m a huge fan of animation, the first film of the series did not please me so well, so I missed when the second one was out in the movie theaters. So imagine my surprise when the cars go to Paris and arriving there, during a beautiful sequence featuring scenes of the landmarks of the city, I listen to Bénabar singing a song I had never heard before! And for those interested in watching the Paris opening sequence in Cars 2, I strongly recommend clicking the play…

Gilbert Bécaud was and incredibly important figure in the history of French chanson. His nickname Monsieur 100 000 volts was due to his electric presence on stage – specially in his favorite venue: the Olympia, in Paris – the singer remained popular for 50 years and was responsible for great immortal songs that were know worldwide. Bécaud had some of his songs translated into English and was recorded by people from the first rank, like t Frank Sinatra, Nina Simone, Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, Elvis Presley, Neil Diamond, Sonny and Cher, and James Brown. Not bad, right? His most famous…

Remember I spoke about the song Politiquement Correct in this post? Well, yesterday Bénabar released the oficial video clip for that song. He’s also announced a contest for those who are going to be in Paris next Wednesday. If you sign up for his newsletter, you’ll have the chance of winning a pair of invitations for a private show of his unreleased new CD. Cool, right? If you are interested, click here and sign up for his newsletter! There’s also a making of this video clip, that you can watch by clicking here.

The newest Bénabar single is already available on Youtube. “Politiquement correct” is a track from the singer’s new record, “Les Bénéfices du Doute”, that will be released on December 5th. The single is already available for purchase on the French iTunes store for $1,29. A couple months ago, Bénabar had released on his official website a extract of this song, and I have to say: it didn’t get me too excited. But now that I’ve heard the whole song and saw the lyrics, I think I’m starting to take a like to it. In case anybody is wondering, “Mais moi,…