Tuesday, May 28, 2013

French Sweep: May 28, 2013..



Hey gang, it's time to cross the Atlantic again to check out the newest songs making their way on to the official French charts this week, as Daft Punk's "Get Lucky" hangs on for a fifth week on top...

The single that almost dethroned the duo is a novelty record by French comedian Cartman. Recording under the moniker of Sebastien Patrick (a joke on the veteran singer Patrick Sebastian), his song "Quand il p├Ęte il troue son slip" ("When He Farts He Rips His Underpants"), yes, really, comes in at #2, the result of an internet campaign to knock Daft Punk from the top, thought of as "elitist" by those French outside of Paris....


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Los Angeles indie-rock group Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes see their 2010 single "Home" blast on to the French charts at #24. Not sure what caused this, possibly a movie/TV/ad tie-in...


Belgian dance singer/songwriter Stromae, who had an international mega-hit with 2009's "Alors On Danse", reappears at #47 with his new song "Papaoutai".


Newcomers Deluxe go all retro with Youthstar at #61 with "Daniel", my "French Pick of the Week"...


The collaborative track from the soundtrack to the revamp of Great Gatsby, "A Little Party Never Killed Nobody" by Fergie, Q-Tip, and Goonrock, arrives at #70...


In an odd twist (though this country never had much love for the contest), while France's own Eurovision entry by Amandine Bourgeois ("L'enfer Et Moi") misses the chart so far, the winner from Denmark, "Only Teardrops" from Emmelie De Forest, enters at #79...


The final debut at #82 is French rap collective Sexion D'Assaut with "Ceremonie" featuring Dry...


That does it for this week's French musical rendezvous...I'll return later with the newest in Germany...Au Revoir!

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