Interactive Paris Playlist

A party is nothing without music.  But I’ll admit it.  My taste in French music borders on antiquated, but I just love that gilded, moonlit, Midnight in Paris view of France, and that is encapsulated, for me, in the classics, with a bit of modern tossed in for good measure.  But, the best playlists are a collaborative effort.  So I thought the list can continue in the comments!  Leave your favorite French or French-leaning songs, and we can start our own interactive playlist, so our iPods will be prepped and ready for Bastille Day parties.  My beloved and very cool Parisian teenage cousin Giada helped me find some new stuff.  Here are some of my absolute faves, my most beloved in bold:

The Interactive Paris Playlist

Quelqu’un m’a dit—Carla Bruni

Le plus beau de quartier—Carla Bruni

Raphael—Carla Bruni

L’amour—Carla Bruni

La belle et le badboy—MC Solaar

Je cherche un homme—Eartha Kitt

C’est si bon—Eartha Kitt

La Vie en Rose—Louis Armstrong

La Vie en Rose—Edith Piaf

Milord—Edith Piaf

Non, je ne regrette rien—Edith Piaf

L’anamour—Jane Birkin

En relisant ta lettre—Serge Gainsbourg

Qu’est-ce qu’on attend pour etre heureux—Patrick Bruel

Boum—Charles Trenet

Le Poinçonneur des Lilas—Serge Gainsbourg

Il y a un cauchemard dans ma placard—Birdy Nam Nam

Brandt rhapsodie—Benjamin Biolay

I love Paris—Ella Fitzgerald

C’est magnifique—Frank Sinatra

Si tu vois ma mere—Sidney Bechet

Parlez-moi d’amour—Juliette Greco

Add your own!

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8 Responses to Interactive Paris Playlist

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  2. Alexandra says:

    jardin d’hiver-Keren Ann

  3. Dominique says:

    Deshabille-moi by juliette greco is one of my all-time seductive gorgeous favs…and I love the modern world/jazz group, Pink Martini’s, song, Sympathique – very humorous :) And how I feel every sunday morning! And I know it’s in English, but when I lived in LA, I came across and instantly adored the earthy, heartfelt Paris Can’t Have You by Shannon Curtis. Some additional french classics are Donnez-Moi Des Roses by Fernand Gignac, La Valse A Mille Temps by Jacques Grel, and La Marie Jaconde by Alian Barriere ( tout a grace de mon pere). Thanks for the list! I definitely brushed up my itunes set.

  4. Can’t forget ‘Sympathique’ by Pink Martini! The chorus makes me laugh every time. And for something more lounge-y, ‘Le Monde’ by Thievery Corporation.

  5. SAM says:

    can’t miss… Francoise Hardy (Voila)

  6. Katie says:

    Roller Girl – sung by Anna Karina & also, Comic Strip – by Serge Gainsbourg and Brigitte Bardot! It’s absolutely impossible to be in any sort of a bad mood after listening to these. I just found your blog by the way, it’s wonderful!