French Music Suggestions

Discussion in 'Ballroom Dance' started by TwoRightFeet, Mar 13, 2013.

  1. smidra86

    smidra86 Active Member

    That makes me laugh.....

    Chacha/hustle: Femme like you- K-maro (its half in french... but still my french teacher gave it to us on a cd full of french songs)
  2. Titoxd

    Titoxd Member

    Cha cha: Y'a Qu'les Filles Qui M'interessent — Bertrand Et Les Bosa Novas (no idea what the lyrics mean though)
    Also: Riviera Rendezvous — Ursula 1000
  3. asdepique

    asdepique Member

    It's also a good Fox trot
  4. asdepique

    asdepique Member

    Cha Cha:
    Dans ta chambre – Dany Brillant
    Foule Sentimentale – Alain Souchon (A classic french song)
    Sur mon Bateau – Alain Morisod (the french version of Pizziricco by the Mavericks)
    Tu es foutu – In-Grid
    Zou Bisou Bisou – Jessica Pare (From Mad Men TV Show)

    Fox Trot:
    Embarque ma belle – Kain

    East Coast Swing:
    Prendre l'air – Shy'm

    Merengue:
    C'est la Vie – Khaled
    Laisse tomber tes problèmes – Collectif Métissé
    Sexy Lady – Collectif Métissé
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  5. Joe

    Joe Well-Known Member

    If we're going with Khaled, the "Aicha" zouk remix makes a decent samba.
  6. Peaches

    Peaches Well-Known Member

    Ooh, I don't know of that remix. The version I have makes for a great alternative AT.
  7. pygmalion

    pygmalion Well-Known Member

    It's kewl.

  8. leee

    leee Active Member

  9. ajiboyet

    ajiboyet Well-Known Member

    C'est SiBon is one I've heard as both a cha cha and a foxtrot. Can't post links now, though.

    There's one VW I know called Paris Se Regarde.

    There's also a jive I know called Non Rien n'a Change, by Les Poppys.
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  10. TwoRightFeet

    TwoRightFeet Active Member

    I have a cha-cha version by Ann-Margret and a foxtrot by Cecile Niles.

    It's nice music, but most of the versions I've found are around 70 mpm, rather fast unless I slow it down.
  11. llamasarefuzzy

    llamasarefuzzy Well-Known Member

    In-tango by In-grid for tango
  12. ajiboyet

    ajiboyet Well-Known Member

    Cha cha version by Lynn Garner.

    Paris Se Regarde is on a CM album - Premium Standard Ballroom Fascination. Its a 59.
  13. TwoRightFeet

    TwoRightFeet Active Member

    Thanks everyone for the helpful French music suggestions. Your input led me to discover over 100 songs. I was trying to list my top 50 songs here, but the forum keeps giving me an error.

    If the moderators are able to get rid of the following error, then I'd be happy to share links to all these songs.
    Also, I could still use some Nightclub Two-Step suggestions if you have any.
  14. Olga Y

    Olga Y Member

    Here's one for Quickstep - Vive Le Swing by In-Grid (available on Ultimate Ballroom Album 14)
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  15. Joe

    Joe Well-Known Member

    Oh, and how can we forget "Glam" from Dimie Cat, for Quickstep?
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  16. anntennis

    anntennis Active Member

    I used 3 French songs in my showcases:

    1) Tango PARIS UN TANGO - Artist:MIREILLE MATHIEU
    2) Foxtrot: "Joe Dassin - Et Si Tu N'Existais Pas"
    3) Hustle -waltz ( special musical tempo) : - Paul Mauriat - Alouette
  17. Wannabee

    Wannabee Well-Known Member

    I'm doing a quickstep in my next showcase to Glam. I love that song.
  18. TwoRightFeet

    TwoRightFeet Active Member

    Here's the list I ended up with (all available on Spotify):

    Waltz: Bon Soir: Plácido Domingo (30 mpm)
    Waltz: Under The Bridges Of Paris - 1997 - Remastered – Dean Martin (31 mpm)
    Waltz: Le Long De La Seine (Song From Moulin Rouge) – French Flavours (28 mpm)
    Waltz (Amer): Plaisir D'Amour – Nana Mouskouri (32 mpm)
    Foxtrot: Solitude City – Les Forbans (31 mpm)
    Foxtrot: C'est Si Bon – Dean Martin (31 mpm)
    Foxtrot: La Mer – Chantal Chamberland (29 mpm)
    Foxtrot: C'est si bon (2012) – Cecilia Dale (32 mpm)
    Foxtrot: Juke-box – Dimie Cat (32 mpm)
    Foxtrot: On Ne Se Quitte Pas Bon Copains – Georges Chelon (30 mpm)
    Tango: (Tango) Princesse – Julie Zenatti (31 mpm)
    Tango: Vous Permettez, Monsieur? – Adamo (31 mpm)
    Tango (fast): In-Tango - In-String Edit – In-Grid (34 mpm)
    Tango: Plaisir D'amour – Cantovano and His Orchestra (32 mpm)
    Quickstep: A quoi ça sert l'amour ? - avec Théo Sarapo – Edith Piaf (49 mpm)
    Quickstep: Quand Tu Viens Chez Moi – Dany Brillant (52 mpm)
    Quickstep: Viens A Saint Germain – Dany Brillant (51 mpm)
    Viennese Waltz (Amer): Les Valses De Vienne – François Feldman (55 mpm)
    Viennese Waltz (Int'l): Under The Bridges Of Paris – Eartha Kitt (60 mpm)
    Viennese Waltz: Adieu Angelina – Nana Mouskouri (56 mpm)
    Viennese Waltz: Mademoiselle de Paris – The French Pop Band (56 mpm)
    Viennese Waltz (Amer) (slow): Aux Marches Du Palais – Nana Mouskouri (49 mpm)
    Cha Cha: Lady Marmalade (Voulez-vous Couchez Avec Moi?) – Count Dee's Silver Disco Explosion (30 mpm)
    Cha Cha: La Bonne Aventure – La Compagnie Créole (31 mpm)
    Cha Cha: Cha-Cha D'Amor – Claude Blouin (32 mpm)
    Cha Cha: Bisou Zou Bisou – Gilles Dutey (32 mpm)
    Cha Cha: Sous Le Soleil - Radio Mix – Major Boys (32 mpm)
    Cha Cha: Sur Mon Bateau – Alain Morisod (32 mpm)
    Cha Cha: Tu Me Gates – Claude Blouin (32 mpm)
    Cha Cha (fast) or Rumba: Y'A Qu'Les Filles Qui M'intéressent – Dany Brillant (34 mpm)
    Rumba (Int'l): Paris – Karen Souza (28 mpm)
    Rumba (Int'l): Buenas Noches Mi Amor – Claude Blouin (28 mpm)
    Rumba (Amer): C'est Si Bon – Cecilia Dale (32 mpm)
    Rumba (Amer): Mon Petit Garçon – Blue Angels (31 mpm)
    Rumba/Cha Cha Mix:Dany Brillant – Redonne Moi Ma Chance (32 mpm)
    Bolero: Et Si Tu N'Existais Pas – Joe Dassin (25 mpm)
    East Coast Swing: Prendre L'air – Audio Idols (31 mpm)
    East Coast Swing: C'est Pas Vrai – Dany Brillant (34 mpm)
    East Coast Swing: Un Cadeau Du Ciel – La Compagnie Créole (32 mpm)
    West Coast Swing: Femme Like You – CDM Project (30 mpm)
    West Coast Swing: Mademoiselle chante le blues - Live – Patricia Kaas (27 mpm)
    Jive: Oui – Marie Elaine Thibert (44 mpm)
    Samba: Quand Tu Chantes – Nana Mouskouri (48 mpm)
    Samba: Chez Les Yé-Yé – Boogalox (52 mpm)
    Mambo: Donne Moi L'Amour – Dany Brillant (48 mpm)
    Mambo: Les Parfums De L'Orient – Dany Brillant (42 mpm)
    Salsa: Une Fille Comme Ca – Dany Brillant (49 mpm)
    Salsa: La Queue Du Chat – Dany Brillant (51 mpm)
    Merengue: Fill' Du Soleil – Claude Blouin (28 mpm)
    Hustle: Voulez-Vous – Abba (32 mpm)
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  19. anntennis

    anntennis Active Member

    Thank you for that list, TwoRightFeet! I enjoyed listening to that impressive list all day yesterday and I hope found some new ideas for my next showcase. Refreshing list of songs which are not too well known and a wonderful music to enjoy. Also Spotify service is great and free! Thank you for so much info at once
  20. Siggav

    Siggav Moderator Staff Member

    I dance lindy so I guess these might work for ECS or Foxtrot (maybe even WCS, they're on the slower side)

    Sympathique by Pink Martini
    Fibre De Verre by Paris Combo

    Are both super fun songs that I enjoy dancing to.

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