Je T’aime…Moi Non Plus: Lyrics, Meaning & Translation

Je T'aime...Moi Non Plus: Lyrics, Meaning & Translation - Serge Gainsbourg
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Je T’aime…Moi Non Plus Song Background

“Je T’aime…Moi Non Plus” (Meaning: I Love You…Me Neither) is the single most famous song of French singer Serge Gainsbourg (1928-1991). Gainsbourg wrote the song in 1967 and sang it with his then lover, Brigitte Bardot. Two years later in 1969 Gainsbourg recorded the song with his then lover English singer Jane Birkin. Gainsbourg and Birkin’s version of the song went straight to the top of the international charts. This controversial song is best known for its racy and suggestive lyrics.

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Édith Piaf – Sous Le Ciel De Paris Lyrics (with English Translation)

Sous Le Ciel De Paris Song Background

Sous Le Ciel De Paris” (pronunciation: su lə sjɛl də paʀi) is a French song made famous by France’s two most legendary singers, Edith Piaf and Yves Montand. The the meaning of the song’s title is: “Under The Sky of Paris”. The song was originally made for the 1950 movie Sous Le Ciel De Paris with Hubert Giraud writing the music and Jean Dréjac writing the lyrics. After analyzing the lyrics, we believe “ciel” (sky) is symbolic for God and His love for the city of Paris and its people.

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Stromae – Formidable French Lyrics English Translation

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Formidable song background and synopsis

Formidable” (pronounced fɔʀmidabl) is a French song released by Belgian singer Stromae in 2013. The English meaning of formidable is wonderful or terrific. The song lyrics depict a drunk Stromae stumbling around pleading with an unseen woman the day after getting dumped.

Formidable went to straight to the top of the charts in France, Belgium and Switzerland. The song’s video (see bottom of post) was shot around the Louise tram and metro station in Brussels.

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Soeur Sourire – Dominique Lyrics Translation

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Soeur Sourir or “The Singing Nun”

Dominique song background

Dominique” (pronounced dɔminik) is one of the most famous French songs of all time. The song was written and released in 1963 by Belgian nun and singer Jeanne-Paule Marie Deckers (1933-1985), also known as Sœur Sourire (pronounced sœʀ suʀiʀ) or The Singing Nun.

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Stromae – Alors On Danse (French Lyrics English Translation)

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Alors On Danse – Song background

Alors On Danse” (pronounced alɔʁ ɔ̃ dɑ̃s) is the second biggest hit of Belgian singer Stromae (Paul Van Haver) after the the song “Papaoutai” (Dad, where are you?). The title of the song “Alors On Danse” has several possible translations: “Then We/You Dance” and “So We/You Dance”. We provide in-depth analysis to the meaning of the title below. Alors On Danse was released in 2009 and 2010 and became and soared to the top of the charts in many European counties and in Canada.

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Stromae – Papaoutai Lyrics Translation

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Papaoutai – Song background

The French song “Papaoutai(pronounced pah-pah-ou-tay) is one of the great hits of Belgian singer Stromae (Paul Van Haver). The main theme of the song is fatherhood as the the title “Papaoutai” is a mis-spelling of “Papa où t’es?”, which means “Dad, where are you?” Both the song and music video were released in 2013 and went straight to the top of the European charts.

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