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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,…

Singer/songwriter Alain Souchon announced that his new record, that it’s going to be dedicated to children, will be available on November 22. The great Le Figaro website published, on the last Friday, an article talking about Souchon’s new album and posted a video with one of it’s tracks. The CD will be called À cause d’elles and the track below has a choir of young boys. I liked it.

Ben L’Oncle Soul is a 27 years old French man from Tours who, in 2010, released a great record produced by the French Motown. If I had to describe his music, I’d say he is a sort of French Amy Winehouse. The young man man light and fun versions of songs like Seven Nation Army, Barbie Girl (remember? big hit from Acqua in the 90’s) and he even recorded a cool version of Sympathique, by the Pink Martini. In his debut record, entitled Ben L’Oncle Soul, there are also original songs and everything sound deliciously light and it always puts…

The TV show Nouvelle Star is a sort of a French version of American Idol and it started in 2003. Just like the American version, the show is more focused on pop music and, most of the artists shown there are only able to maintain themselves in the hit parades for as long as one summer. However, sometimes, the show surprises us all and reveals real talents. Probably, the most successful case is Julien Doré. He was the winner of the 5th season of the show and, after that, he managed to make himself respected by the critics (making them…

I’ve been listening a lot to Françoise Hardy’s “Tous les garçons et les filles” ( in a free translation: All the boys and girls). The original version is wonderful and irreplaceable. However, Canadian singer/songwriter Coeur de Pirate, made an incredible cover in a television show that gave the song a more modern approach maintaining the amazing 60’s atmosphere. And that’s today’s Monday’s song. And here’s the original version sang by absolute all time diva Françoise Hardy:

For Serge Gainsbourg fans, prepare yourselves to spend a small fortune on the 40th deluxe anniversary edition of his classic record “Histoire de Melody Nelson”. The release date is set to November 15 and you can pre-order it on Amazon for the price of US$ 172.48. Speaking of Gainsbourg, I promised here on the blog to publish my list of top 10 favorite songs, so here it is:1. Je suis venu te dire que je m’en vais2. La Javanaise3. Elisa4. Marilou sous la neige5. Le poinçonneur de Lilás6. L’eau à la bouche7. L’anamour8. Ces petits riens9. S.S. in Uruguay10. 69…

Jules Dassin was an American movie director and one of those artists that were forced to leave the U.S. because he was listed on the horrible Hollywood Blacklist created in the 50’s. In 1960, he wrote and directed the movie “Never on Sunday” and the theme song of the movie, originally sang in Greek, became a great hit worldwide after winning an Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1960. After that, the song was covered in English (by great girls like Petula Clark and The Chordettes), Italian, Spanish, Serbian, Croatian, Slovenian, German, Dutch and even Mandarin. The French version…

Very often people ask me why I chose this name for the blog and the reason is very simple: it’s the name of a classic French song. The original song is called “Sous le ciel the Paris” (which translates precisely as “Under Paris Skies) and was recorded by a lot of great people, like Édith Piaf and Yves Montand. Here are some of my favorite versions of it:

Here’s an amazing video of Paris under three feet of water. I found it last week on a Brazilian blog and today they posted it in the amazing Like Cool website. 5:46 am from ArtefactoryLab on Vimeo.