Some "clips"

Here's a bunch of good songs that we hear almost every day, either on the radio, on MTV France at the gym, or in some store. I haven't been in the US since July, so am curious if any of them are popular there? I like almost all of them: The best song on this list is probably La Lettre, but I posted about that one before. They're all worth a listen, except for "1000 Meere", but that video's worth a look so you can gawk at Boy George with jagged front teeth (lead singer).
  1. Amy Winehouse -You Know I'm No Good (If she sings it, they like it)
  2. Christophe Mae - ça Fait Mal (That Hurts)
  3. Fall Out Boy - Thnks fr th Mmrs
  4. Fergie - Big Girls Don't Cry
  5. Peter Cincotti - Goodbye Philadelphia
  6. Plain White T's - Hey There Delilah
  7. Renan Luce - La Lettre (The Letter)
  8. Renan Luce - Les Voisines (The Neighbors)
  9. Rose - Ciao Bella (Goodbye Beautiful - French song with Italian title)
  10. Superbus - Travel the World (Title is in English but the song is mostly in French)
  11. Tokio Hotel - 1000 Meere (This German band is unbelievably popular in France)
  12. Yael Naim - New Soul (This woman is French-Israeli and is basically Natalie Merchant reincarnated, even though NM is still alive. Look at this photo. The song is in English. Also, here's a live version from a French variety show where you get a better sense of what she looks like. To watch it, skip to 1:47 of the video and it will start after a short intro)
  13. Zazie - Je suis un Homme (I am One Man)
  14. Zucchero - Wonderful Life (Italian Singer - this video is really good)


Blogger beckylou said...

Loved Yael Naim! Of course, after playing trombone for 6 years, I love anything that has a trombone featured as a main instrument. :) One that's popular here that I absolutely love is Paralyzer by Finger Eleven. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYGCT4AQIR0

Blogger Tina said...

Yeah, all those American singers/ songs are popular in the US. However, I find that Americans don't really listen to a lot of foreign music. We're missing out, obviously. In case you care, I'm loving the new Foo Fighters and Oil & Water from Incubus. Both are always in rotation.

Anonymous Michelle T. said...

Interesting videos. Thanks for sharing a bit of the culture


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