On… French pop song covers

A few years ago, I learned all the words to “Ces Bottes Sont Faites Pour Marcher”, a French yé-yé cover of the Nancy Sinatra song ‘These Boots Were Made For Walking’ by a minxy little chanteuse called Eileen, for no reason at all other than I wanted to. It was delightful and pointless. I LOVE delightful and pointless.

In case you agree, here are some French pop cover songs you might enjoy to learn by heart and impress yourself:

Ces Bottes Sont Faites Pour Marcher (to the tune of “These Boots Were Made For Walking”) by Eileen.


L’Amour C’est Comme Une Cigarette (to the tune of ‘Morning Train’) by Sylvia Vartan (oh, her miming in this clip is *bunches fingers, kisses them*)


Cette Année La (to the tune of ‘Oh, What A Night’) by Claude Francois


Itsy Bitsy, Petit Bikini (to the tune of oh you can guess this one) by Richard Anthony


Viens Danser Le Twist (to the tune of ‘Let’s Do The Twist’) by Johnny Hallyday


And, obviously, if you like a little Francais there are multitudes of AMAZING original French pop songs from the 60s. My favorite:



7 Heure Du Mat by Jacqueline Taieb


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