Coffee Break: A little French for Serge

Serge Gainsbourg
Serge Gainsbourg, November 24 1981. (Claude Truong-Ngoc / Wikimedia Commons - cc-by-sa-3.0)

French singer Serge Gainsbourg -- famous for his saucy 1969 duet with Jane Birkin, "Je t'aime... Moi non plus" -- died on this day in 1991.

Gainsbourg wrote over 550 songs across his career which have been covered more than 1,000 times by a range of artists. Since his death, his music has reached legendary status in France.

So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that feature at least a little bit of French?

Respond with your song ideas in the comments below.

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Songs played

Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg - je taime... moi non plus
Christine And The Queens - People, I've been sad
Talking Heads - Psycho Killer
Plastic Bertrand - Ca Plane Pour Moi
Edith Piaf - La Vie En Rose
Arcade Fire - Reflektor
Chic - Le Freak

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