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Because we believe that you can learn a lot about the language through music, in this show, "Voulez-vous chanter avec moi?", every week, we are going to talk about a different song, translate some of the lyrics, explain the most idiomatic expressions and cultural points.
In today's podcast, let's meet Patrick Bruel, the great French actor/singer who wrote this great song about life and friendship.
The song in today's podcast dates back to 1967. It was written by Serge Gainsbourg, who was at that time famously involved in an affair with Brigitte Bardot. A legend and a sex symbol during the '50s and '60s, Bardot was a star who, in what was still a very conservative era, personified sexual freedom and the emancipation of women. Let's join Liliana and Marion to discover this great song, sung by BB herself!
Formed in 2001, PEP'S is a French band from Grenoble. In March 2009, their song 'Liberta' was number one on the top singles chart in France for two weeks. In today's podcast let's discover this interesting song, which mixes elements of French, English and Italian.
In today's podcast, we reveal how one of France's biggest stars woos the ladies. Take a listen to discover just why the French are known as romantics!
After discovering a new side of Paris thanks to Fabrice in last week's EntrePod, today let's discover a different Paris: Paris at 5 in the morning, the Paris of the 60`s, with Jacques Dutronc and his famous song "Il est cinq heures, Paris s'éveille..."
In today's exciting music podcast we'll be introducing a song from Patricia Kaas, a French artist who, to date, has sold more than 16 million albums worldwide. In 2009 she represented France at the Concours de l`Eurovision and started a world tour following the release of her last album. Time now to check out her beautiful voice!
As a singer and songwriter, Jean-Jacques Goldman is one of the most famous artists in France. In today's podcast, we're going to discover a beautiful song together, which will help us all reflect on its meaning.
Released in 1999, `Tomber la chemise` was a huge success in France. Meaning `Drop the shirt` or, in this context, `Take off your shirt`, this is a joyful party song in which the band `Zebda` describes one of their concerts (at least the way they see it!) and invites us to join in the fun. So check out this podcast and let`s party together.
The song we`re introducing in today`s show is from a newcomer on the French musical scene : Grégoire. He released his first album in 2008. What also makes this singer stand apart from the rest is the fact that he`s the first artist procuced by French netizens.
It`s the great French rock band `Louise Attaque` that we`re introducing in today`s `Voulez-vous chanter avec moi?`. Be ready as this song has a fast intro and it's sure to wake you up!