Getting in the Parisian mood? You’re in good company. These songs will take your hand and bring you to Paris right away. Just close your eyes or dance away…
Edith Piaf – La Vie En Rose
Édith Piaf (19 December 1915 — 11 October 1963), born Édith Giovanna Gassion, was a French singer and cultural icon who became widely regarded as France’s national popular singer, as well as being one of France’s greatest international stars. Her singing reflected her life, with her specialty being ballads.
Josephine Baker – Si J’etais Blanche
Josephine Baker (born Freda Josephine McDonald, naturalised French Joséphine Baker; 3 June 1906 – 12 April 1975) was an American-born French entertainer, French Resistance agent, freemason and civil rights activist. Her career was centered primarily in Europe, mostly in her adopted France. She was the first black woman to star in a major motion picture, the 1927 silent film Siren of the Tropics.
Lucienne Boyer – Parlez-Moi D’amour
Lucienne Boyer (18 August 1901 – 6 December 1983) was a French diseuse and singer, best known for her song “Parlez-moi d’amour”. Her melodious voice gave her the chance, while working as a part-time model, to sing in the cabarets of Montparnasse.
Maurice Chevalier – Toi Et Moi
Tino Rossi – J’attendrai
Constantin “Tino” Rossi (29 April 1907 – 26 September 1983) was a French singer and film actor. Rossi, born in Ajaccio, Corsica, was gifted with a voice well suited for opera. He became a tenor in the French cabaret style. Later, he appeared in various movies.
Claude Debussy – La fille aux cheveux de lin
(Achille) Claude Debussy (French: 22 August 1862 – 25 March 1918) was a French composer. He is sometimes seen as the first Impressionist composer, although he vigorously rejected the term. He was among the most influential composers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Born to a family of modest means and little cultural involvement, Debussy showed enough musical talent to be admitted at the age of ten to France’s leading music college, the Conservatoire de Paris.
Francis Lemarque – A Paris
Nathan Korb, known as Francis Lemarque, is a French singer-songwriter and poet, born November 25, 1917 in Paris and died April 20, 2002 in La Varenne-Saint-Hilaire. Over the course of a long and discreet career, crowned with several Grand Prix du Discus from the Charles-Cros Academy, he wrote and composed nearly 400 songs.
Yves Montand – Sous le ciel de Paris
Ivo Livi, better known as Yves Montand (French: 13 October 1921 – 9 November 1991), was an Italian-French actor and singer. He grew up in Marseille, where, as a young man, he worked in his sister’s beauty salon, and later on the docks. He began a career in show business as a music-hall singer. In 1944, he was discovered by Édith Piaf in Paris and she made him part of her act.
Edith Piaf – Hymne à l’amour