Music from France – Benjamin Biolay

Benjamin Biolay  (born January 20, 1973 in Villefranche-sur-Saône) is a French singer and actor. Along with several other artists, such as Dominique A or Philippe Katerine, he is one of the best-known representatives of the Nouvelle Chanson.

Here is his song “Tu es mon amour ”


Music from Canada – Coeur de pirate // Indie Pop

Coeur de pirate (engl. heart of a pirate) is an indie pop musician from Québec. Listen to her cover of “Mistra Gagnat”:

Listen to the original song by Renaud Séchan here

Music from France – Renaud Séchan // Chanson

Renaud Séchan is a French chanson, rock and pop musician from Paris, born 11 May 1952. Listen to his great classic “Mistral Gagnant”:

Music from France – Zaz

Zaz is a french jazz and chanson singer, born in 1980. Listen to her song “On Ira”, from her latest album ‘Recto Verso’:

Music from France – Jacques Dutronc

Jacques Dutronc, born in 1943, is a french chansonier,yé-yé  and french pop/rock musician. Here’s his nice song “Et moi, et moi, et moi”:

Music from the US/France – Joe Dassin

Joseph Ira Dassin (November 5, 1938 – August 20, 1980), more commonly known as Joe Dassin, was an American singer-songwriter best known for his French songs of the 1960’s and 1970’s.

J’aime cette chanson :) j’aime aussi les tulipes jaunes

“Et Si Tu N’Existais Pas”

Music from France – Charles Aznavour

Charles Aznavour (Paris, May 22, 1924) is a French singer of Armenian origin, also lyricist and actor.
Besides being one of the oldest and most popular singers in France, he is also one of the best-known French singers abroad. He appeared in over 60 movies,composed about 850 songs (including 150 in English, 100 Italian, 70 Spanish and50 in German) and has sold well over 100 million records.

My favorite song “La Bohème”

Music from France – Edith Piaf

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 beautiful and unforgettable song “Non, je ne regrette rien”