Every Thursday I make an hour and a half long trek to teach at a company outside Dijon. It’s a long drive. Aside from enjoying the view of endless miles of green hills, orange fall forests, happy cows and sheep, and the occasional old castle, it’s also a chance to listen to the radio. French radio is far from being playing Carla Bruni and Edith Piaf all day; between Daft Punk and Bruno Mars, I’ve been hearing quite a few poppy and happy French tunes. The songs are so catchy I can’t help but sing along, and since music is such a great way to learn a language, let’s brush up our French! On y va!
Tété, Ritournelle : A Sengalese singer songwriter, he’s huge in Japan too.
Joyce Jonathan, Ça Ira: another happy song that is so easy to understand.
Zaz, Je Veux : jazzy, ecclectic and happy, and such an incredible voice.
And somehow I always hear the oldie, Marilyn et John, from France’s favorite lady, Vanessa Paradis.
What are your favorite French songs?