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After all the snow from the songs about winter I posted last Monday, suddenly, the sun reappears in Paris to remind us that, now, spring days are not that far. For that reason, I woke up today in very high spirits and with this song in my head: And for those who, like me, are big fans of The Lion King, here’s another song that reflects very well this spirit that a little bit of sunshine in the morning brings after so many gray days.

I’ve just finished watching the movie Ruby Sparks (and really liked it, by the way) and couldn’t help noticing there’s a lot of French songs in the soundtrack. OK, not a lot, but three is a little more than usual in an American movie, so I decided to list them here. Also, I highly recommend watching the movie.

While I was writing about the new album by Anaïs, I realized that I had never watched the classic An american in Paris. I will correct that right away, but meanwhile, I leave you guys to the trailer of this classic movie from the 50’s that won the Academy Award in 1951 and is starred by the amazing Gene Kelly. I’m a unconditional admirer of Gene Kelly’s and while I was writing this post I went digging up information about him and realized that tomorrow is going to be 16 years since he died. Weird coincidence. So I guess an homage…

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…

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…

The new film by director Martin Scorsese tells the fantastic story of Hugo Cabret, an orphan who lives in the walls of a train station after his father’s death and is seeking to unveil a secret that involves his lost parent. Click here to watch the trailer. The movie is set in Paris and singer Zaz features in the soundtrack. The song is called Coeur Volant and you can hear it on the player below.

People always ask me where to find a good compilation of French music. Of course, Paris has an atmosphere of love around it and if you go on Amazon, you are going to find a bunch of cheesy records filled with obvious romantic cliche songs played with the accordion for those people that want to buy not the real Paris, but what I like to call it the “Hollywood Paris”. But if you are a little more curious than that, and want to discover some real good French music, I got two records to recommend. The first one was released…

During one of my never ending quests in search of great French music, I found this amazing blog made by a person that has the same taste in music as I do. The blog has the sweet name of “French Kisses” and reminded me, because of its title, of that great romantic comedy featuring Meg Ryan and Kevin Kline. In the movie “French Kiss”, Mr. Kline plays a French thief that takes advantage of poor brokenhearted Meg Ryan. The soundtrack features Kevin Kline singing French classic “La Mer”. Wanna hear it? Click on the play button below and enjoy!

In the beginning of this year, it was released on theaters the French movie “Potiche”. In the US, the movie got the name of “Trophy Wife” and it features the amazing Catherine Deneuve playing the part of a bored submissive housewife in the 70’s who finds herself in the position of running the family business after her husband has a heart attack. The movie has interesting funny characters (like the secretary/mistress/feminist) and talks about the changes in the women’s role in society in the 70’s. The original soundtrack is great and the wardrobe is just to die for (specially if…