Working on your French can sometimes feel like a chore, but there are lots of ways to improve even when you are simply going about your daily business.
A great way to get your subconscious into French mode is to pop on a French playlist when you are travelling.
While you might not be completely focussed on every word of the song, your mind will slowly begin to adapt to the new words and sounds.
Every country has some classics which everyone knows the words to, and France is no different.
Each time I have heard Partneraire Particulier played, it is accompanied by a host of French people enthusiastically shouting the words.
Here are some of France’s most well-known tunes to add to your playlist.
Partenaire Particulier by Partenaire Particulier
Les démons de minuit by Images
Non, je ne regrette rien by Edith Piaf
Les sunlights des tropiques by Gilbert Montagné
Les copains d’abord by Georges Brassens
Le temps est bon by Isabelle Pierre
Les Champs-Elysées by Joe Dassin
La cabane du pêcheur by Francis Cabrel
La mer by Charles Trenet
Je te promets by Johnny Hallyday
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One song you may also recognise is Ça Plane Pour Moi, which was a hit in the UK despite being completely in French. The song has been used on adverts and is instantly recognisable for its chorus.
Meanwhile, there have been some adaptations of famous anglophone songs into French, such as Cette année-là by Claude François, which is a version of December, 1963 by Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons.
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