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Spring is one the most inspiring seasons of the year. Not only because it brings the green and the flowers back to the gardens, but because it’s a promise of joyful days and a reminder that there’s a warm summer to hope for. Although the spring began in March, my best friend, who lives in Paris, told that the season of the flowers only arrived in the City of Light last week. So, here’s  a list of the songs I like the most about the Spring.

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…

Many people who reads this blog comes here because they know that the best way to learn a language is listening to music. And unlike what many readers think, I do not speak French fluently, on the contrary, I would call my level low-intermediate. So today I decided to list some songs that have helped me better understand French. The songs listed were chosen because a) they have a very basic French, b) they are easy to understand; c) they are sung in a very clear French. I hope they help you as much as they’ve helped me! 1. Sympathique,…

Since the last days were time to rethink the past year, make plans for the future, to dream and to wish, I decided that an appropriate choice for the Chanson de Lundi today was one of the most beautiful songs of the chanson française, one that talks about the past and the future, the losses and gains, the regrets and victories. Yes, I’m talking about Non, je ne regrette rien. And, since after I watched the movie La vie en rose, I can’t help to listen to this song without remembering the powerful scene when Édith Piaf is first introduced…