As I mosey around the beautiful country of Argentina, I’m trying to listen to a mix of Spanish and French language songs. I’m not about to let those French words slip away. Here are five of my favorites as of late.
Les Hay Babies | Fil de Téléphone
Sticks in my head. And keeps me happy while it’s there. I’m hoping that some of their cool rubs off on me by listening to them.
Les Colocs | Juste Une P’tite Nuite
Okay, it’s a bit of an oldie, but I love the harmonica. I must keep practicing.
Stromae | Papaoutai
We are late to the game on this guy, but finally got around to listening and watching his videos. Even the husband requests this song. And I might try copying the dance moves.
Lisa LeBlanc | Aujourd’hui, ma vie c’est d’la marde
This has also been on my iPod for a good, long time. Somehow, even though it’s a song about how life’s a bit, ahem, $hitty, I always have fun singing along.
Karim Ouellett | Marie-Jo
Here’s another one that even the husband-who-doesn’t-understand-French likes to listen to. Also, Karim Ouellet was the first Francophone artist I saw in concert, so I have a soft spot.
That’s what I’m listening to lately. I’m not exactly on the bleeding edge of music, but when I find something I like, I like to put it on repeat and let those words sink into my vocabulary while singing along.
French speakers and learners, what else should I be listening to?
Bonjour d’Argentine, mes amis !
Want more Francophone songs/artists? Check out my post about 5 Quebec women singers who I like better than Celine Dion.