Monday, August 10, 2015

"Tous les garçons et les filles" by Françoise Hardy

Last week I had to write several eulogies for this blog and sadly this week looks to be more of the same. For that reason I decided to take a break from writing eulogies today and leave you with something somewhat happier. This is an old Scopitone film made for French singer Françoise Hardy's first hit, "Tous les garçons et les filles" (literally "All the Boys and the Girls"). The song was released in June 1962 and became a smash hit in France. It even proved to be a bit of a hit in the United Kingdom, reaching no. 36 on the British singles chart. As to the subject matter of the song, it is from the point of view of a girl who has never been in love, but who wants to be in love like other boys and girls her age (did I say it was somewhat happier?).

As to the film, it was made for the Scopitone, a visual jukebox introduced in France in the late Fifties. While Le Scopitone would prove somewhat popular in France, the jukebox never gained ground in either the United Kingdom or the United States. It persisted in France until 1978, when the last Scopitone film was made.

Without further ado, here is "Tous les garçons et les filles" by Françoise Hardy

1 comment:

KC said...

Aw, Francoise Hardy and a Scopitone. A great way to start the day. Especially when there has been a lot of crazy news lately.