RePLAY: Press(ez, s’il vous)PLAY – French Pop Favourites

With all the Tour De Pants guff flooding our ears, eyes and roads this past weekend we’ve had a full French overload. Le Tour took over our Yorkshire homestead last weekend, and now with the tour hitting London we’d understand if you were beginning to hate the French just a little (come on, you were thinking it).

But here at PressPLAY we’re all about peace, love and tunes. There’s one thing the French do really well; electro-pop. So Vive La France we say – get into the spirit as we list some of our favourite French electro-pop tracks from recent years. In the immortal words of Girls Aloud, we can’t speak French so we’ll let the… oh, you get the drift. Press(ez, s’il vous)PLAY…

Madeon – Cut The Kid

No words necessary. Forrealz.

 

Justice – The Party feat. Uffie

D.A.N.C.E might have been Justice’s biggest hit, but The Party remains our favourite track from the duo. Bonus points if you remember the controversy surrounding Ke$ha jacking Uffie‘s style from this song. Poor Uffie (just in general).

 

Yelle – L’Amour Parfait

Back before Katy Perry made Dark Horse, France’s Yelle was already experimenting with the trap-pop crossover and L’Amour Parfait‘s breakdown (“I don’t know what you mean but it means a lot to me”) pretty much sums up what we’re thinking throughout the song. Le good shit, as they say in France.

 

Riton – The Same feat. Irfane

Serious 80s Prince-styled production courtesy of Riton, combined with Irfane‘s falsetto to make one of our favourite pop songs of 2014. Also, did you know the French word for Prince is Prince? Now you do.

 

Sebastian Tellier – Pomme

Genre: Future-space-porn-music. It’s produced by Daft Punk’s Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo which basically means we can ignore Sebastian Tellier‘s voice (as nice as it is). This contains the lyric “You’re my lover in this jizz”. So romantic.

 

SebastiAn – Embody

After three years of continuously playing this song we still can’t figure out if this song has actual words or not, but it doesn’t matter because this is aural perfection.

 

Mr. Oizo – Flatbeat

Yes, Oizo has better songs than this. Yes, this is really annoying. And yes, we hated the Flat Eric ads as much as you. But all of that nostalgia kind of makes this a track to be treasured. If you were around in the 90s chances are you would’ve bought this song, bought a pair of Levi’s with it, and given yourself whiplash trying to copy the Flat Eric head-nod. Rad.

Aaron Whyte

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