For this occasion, a selection of pretty good french pop tracks, some of which have gained an international success (but much of them are local hits only. Try them!)
1/9 : Rectangle - 2001 version by JACNO, original JACNO (1982?)
2/10 : Joe le Taxi - cover by HANAYO, original VANESSA PARADIS
3/11 : 3è Sexe - cover by MISS KITTIN, original INDOCHINE
4/12 : Nouvelle Vague - cover by STEREO TOTAL, original RICHARD ANTHONY
5/13 : Une histoire de plage - cover by SONOKO, original BRIGITTE BARDOT
6/14 : Les amours perdues - cover by ELYSIAN FIELDS, original SERGE GAINSBOURG
7/15 : Tes états d'âme Eric - live cover by SEBASTIEN TELLIER, original LUNA PARKER
8/16 : Jet'm - cover by EINSTURZENDE NEUBAUTEN, original (Je t'aime... moi non plus) by SERGE GAINSBOURG & JANE BIRKIN
Try this selection here
- "3è sexe" by MISS KITTIN begins in a rude cut, it's the only version I've found.
- STEREO TOTAL, as you may know, made dozens of covers, almost all of them are recommended.
- The real original version of "Je t'aime..." is by SERGE GAINSBOURG & BRIGITTE BARDOT, but I prefer this one.
NB2 : COMMENTS PLEASE, if someone is interested and listen to these "covers" compilation; it's a lot of work for me, 3 or 4 more selections are ready, but OF COURSE IF NO ONE IS INTERESTED I STOP. Thanks.