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50 French Songs You Need To Hear Before You Die

From Charles Trenet to Vanessa Paradis and everything in between, here are the French songs of the last 70 years you’ll want to listen to over and over again.

1. Charles Trenet, “La mer”

2. Tino Rossi, “J’attendrai”

3. Léo Marjane, “Seule ce soir”

4. Edith Piaf, “Non, je ne regrette rien”

5. Jacques Brel, “Ne me quitte pas”

6. Gloria Lasso, “Etrangère au Paradis”

7. Georges Brassens, “Les copains d’abord”

8. Serge Gainsbroug, “Initials B B”

9. France Gall, “Poupée de cire poupée de son”

10. Charles Aznavour, “For me…formidable”

11. Claude François, “Comme d’habitude”

12. Françoise Hardy, “Tous les garçons et les filles”

13. Léo Ferré, “Avec le temps”

14. Sylvie Vartan, “La plus belle pour aller danser”

15. Gilbert Bécaud, “Nathalie”

16. Joe Dassin, “Les Champs Élysées”

17. Mireille Mathieu, “Santa Maria de la mer”

18. Michel Delpech, “Que Marianne était jolie”

19. Véronique Sanson, “Amoureuse”

20. Nino Ferrer, “Le Sud”

21. Maxime Le Forestier, “San Francisco”

22. Eddy Mitchell, “Sur la route de Memphis”

23. Dalida & Alain Delon, “Paroles, paroles”

24. Johnny Hallyday, “Que je t’aime”

25. Herbert Léonard, “Pour le plaisir”

26. Renaud, “Mistral gagnant”

27. Michel Sardou, “Les lacs du Connemara”

28. Florent Pagny, “N’importe quoi”

29. Francis Cabrel, “Sarbacane”

30. Téléphone, “Un autre monde”

31. Jean-Jacques Goldman, “Je te donne”

32. Daniel Balavoine, “L’Aziza”

33. Laurent Voulzy, “Belle-Ile-En-Mer, Marie Galante”

34. Mylène Farmer, “Désenchantée”

35. Suprême NTM, “La fièvre”

36. Mc Solaar, “Bouge de là”

37. Akhenaton, “Bad Boys de Marseille”

38. Ophélie Winter, “Dieu m’a donné la foi “

39. IAM, “Je danse le Mia”

40. Alizée, “Moi… Lolita”

41. Noir Désir, “Le vent nous portera”

42. Coeur de Pirate & Julien Doré, “Pour un infidèle”

43. William Sheller, “Un homme heureux”

44. Camille, “Ta douleur”

45. Tété, “A la faveur de l’Automne”

46. Zazie, “Je suis un homme”

47. M., “Onde sensuelle”

48. Alex Beaupain & Camélia Jordana, “Avant la Haine”

49. Thomas Fersen, “Deux pieds”

50. Vanessa Paradis, “Divine Idylle”

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