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    French Covers of Beatles Songs

    This is very lovely:


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    I'm not sure how to link to a clip, but...

    https://youtu.be/SvU9SoSKEkQ

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          #5
          someone had to do it

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            #6
            Originally posted by ursus arctos View Post
            Merci, non ami

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              #7
              That works very well except he can't quite manage the vocal in the middle 8.

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                #8
                I win


                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIJaDPTRN_4

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Guy Profumo View Post
                  I have a decent collection of Beatles songs in French, as well as in German, Italian and Spanish. Some of them are great, some are laughably banal. This is both. Indeed, Mr Profumo, you win. I salute you.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by ursus arctos View Post
                    He turns the song into a chanson.

                    It's quite bizarre how few top-grade French singers covered The Beatles. I can't find any covers by Francoise Hardy or Juliette Greco (who, after all inspired "Michelle"; Paul was a long-standing fan) or Gilbert Bécaud (his version if "Something" would have been the second-best cover*, if you can hear it in your head) or Montand or Letronc.

                    Claude François and Richard Anthony dabbled it a bit. Mireille Mathieu sang "Yesterday" in French, and "All My Loving" in an English duet with Charles Aznavour. Sasha Distel did "Michelle" in English. But the big names generally didn't do Beatles.

                    * Isaac Hayes

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                      #11
                      Prompted by this thread: The Beatles in French. Thirty of them, in the first of two volumes.

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