La musique française

Stromae -- Carmen
Here's a video of Stromae's Carmen (with a similar tune to one of the movements from Georges Bizet's "Carmen"), which is a satirical look at social media popularity. "L'amour est comme l'oiseau de Twitter." (Love is like the bird of Twitter)   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKftOH54iNU

Stromae -- Carmen -- Jimmy Kimmel
Stromae has been doing a US tour and appeared on Jimmy Kimmel, where he performed Carmen.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhRd3dXkDCw

Stromae -- Carmen (Live) at a music awards show
Here is Stromae singing Carmen Live at a music awards show.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXF1njRwPeY

Stromae -- Papaoutai
Stromae is a very popular French artist. This song, Papaoutai, is a play on words that sounds like "Dad Where Are You." It's about a boy missing his absent father.  https://youtu.be/oiKj0Z_Xnjc

Pentatonix -- Papaoutai
Here's Pentatonix's cover of Stromae's Papaoutai from the point of view of a child with an absent father.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScDIkNcqZjE

Stromae & Pentatonix -- Papaoutai -- Side by Side
Here's a side-by-side video of both Pentatonix & Stromae singing Papaoutai, about an absent father. Papaoutai is a play on words that, in French, sounds like "Dad, where are you?"  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWnlwB8clSA

Zaz -- Paris Sera Toujours Paris
Here's the jazzy Zaz singing the fun Paris Sera Toujours Paris (Paris Will Always Be Paris)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmiI98EG1Fo

Zaz -- Je Veux
Zaz is a cool, kind of jazzy singer. This song is Je Veux (I Want).  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tm88QAI8I5A

Coeur de Pirate -- Crier Tous Bas
Here's a pretty song by Coeur de Pirate called Crier Tous Bas, which means Yelling Softly.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9p-9U53txWQ

Coeur de Pirate -- Comme Les Enfants
The Québecoise (French Canadian) singer, Coeur de Pirate (Heart of a Pirate) singing "Comme Des Enfants" (Like Children). It's a song about loving each other with the innocence of children.  https://youtu.be/Q6LTFPRbY3Q

Coeur de Pirate -- Place de la Republique
Here is Coeur (<3) de Pirate singing Place de la République  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qyuPn4DPCdA

Ingrid St-Pierre -- Ficelles
Ingrid St-Pierre has a pretty voice. Here is the beginning of one of her playlists.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnPlcr6zG3k&list=PLqo570POlep_TxvHNjD76Up4UA8POE9gA

Keen'v avec Loralei B "La Vie du Bon Cot"
"La Vie du Bon Coté" (Life on the good coast/side)   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZRKVXmBYxw&ebc=ANyPxKoC-OqLE5GWeNjJu4fwtA9bBiEQwYR_KR_-pOoahaCpoXazzGiUp6MgezVHEouGQtwzK-_KgxxX1Rx_j4ktMO_YLcm72w

Black M -- Sur Ma Route
Here is Black M singing Sur Ma Route (on my way)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=89&v=U-Z_bZS8t3M

Corneille -- Le Jour Apres La Fin Du Monde
This singer is Corneille, singing Le Jour Apres La Fin Du Monde (The Day After The End Of The World). It's a song asking what will still be important to you, the day after the end of the world.  https://youtu.be/GrEx8XSHFv4

Corneille -- Les Sommets de Nos Vies
Corneille sings Les Sommets de Nos Vies (The Peaks/Summits/Heights of Our Lives). This should be in a Corneille playlist.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnodm0azW4w&index=1&list=RDlnodm0azW4w

Corneille et TLF -- Le Meilleur de Monde
Corneille sings with rapper TLF "Le Meilleur de Monde" (The Best of the World)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XhJll0wouFE

Corneille -- Le Bar des Sentimentalistes
Corneille sings Le Bar des (of) Sentimentalistes  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PAeuOKYAiQU

Louane -- Jour Un
Here is Louane singing Jour Un (Day One).   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yleB8fUXudw&list=RDyleB8fUXudw#t=13

Vanessa Paradis -- La Seine -- from A Monster In Paris
A Monster In Paris is a cartoon (on Netflix!) that is originally in French, but is also in English. Vanessa Paradis, who is a famous French singer, actress, and model (and has a couple of kids with Johnny Depp) voices the lead girl in Un Monstre à Paris (both the French and English versions). This song, La Seine, is after the river that runs through Paris.  https://youtu.be/9Z-NbQvhzKM?list=PLrrlBsGHkm04HS2kWXogXxGfCAM8BHKou

Disney French playlist
This is the beginning of a French Disney playlist. Many of the popular Disney songs are sung in French. Enjoy!   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5MxBMu1HXQ&index=1&list=RDA5MxBMu1HXQ

Liberee, Delivree ("Let It Go" in French)
Here's Let It Go, en français! The subtitles show the English translation of the French lyrics. The top line is English, the middle line is French, and the bottom line is Italian.  The French singer's name is Anaïs Delva   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kl7MiuXiHDA

Let It Go in 25 languages
This is kind of cool. It shows 25 of the various Elsa's from around the world all singing Let It Go in their language.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=615hXjoGd8Y

Tal -- Le Sens de la Vie
Here's Tal singing Le Sens de la Vie (the feelings of life). This is part of a playlist.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nq2cr1D3bvQ&list=RDnq2cr1D3bvQ#t=4

Tal -- Je Prends Le Large
Tal is a popular French singer. The song, "Je Prends Le Large" roughly translates as "I'm Living Large," kind of like a Carpe Diem or YOLO mentality! :)  I believe this is the first song of a whole Tal playlist.   https://youtu.be/ta41PEpotFw?list=PL4436A3B27734248E

Melie -- Tapez Un
Here's Mélie singing Tapez Un  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0SySJcc_500

Kendji Girac -- Andalouse
Kenji Girac singing Andalouse... He is French, but with Spanish background. You can hear a lot of Spanish influence in his music.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FndmvPkI1Ms

Kendji Girac -- Conmigo
This song is a mix of French & Spanish, or as I like to call it "Françañol." Kenji Girac sings Conmigo! He is French, with Spanish heritage. His music has a strong mixture of both.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7uG6E6bVKU0

Christophe Willem -- Après Toi
Here's Christophe Willem singing Après Toi (After You)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EE3fpSS3hlI

M. Pokora -- On Danse
Here's a fun song by M Pokora called On Danse (We Dance)   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40jblUaSx3M

Zazie -- Je Ne Sais Pas
Here's Zazie singing Je Ne Sais Pas (I Don't Know)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7C9Uh40eno

Mika -- Elle Me Dit
Here's Mika singing Elle Me Dit (She Tells Me). This should be in a French playlist.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NiHWwKC8WjU&list=RDNiHWwKC8WjU#t=3

Andrea Lindsay -- Le Dernier des Cosmonautes
Andrea Lindsay sings in both French and English. This song is caled Le Dernier (last) des Cosmonautes  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LzyNxHkZAeY

Ben Oncle Soul -- Petite Soeur
Ben Oncle Soul singing Petite Soeur (Little Sister). The song is about his annoying little sister who he loves despite what a pain she is!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGVw_oruz6k

Indila -- Derniere Danse
Dernière Danse (Last Dance) by Indila   https://youtu.be/K5KAc5CoCuk?list=PLrrlBsGHkm04HS2kWXogXxGfCAM8BHKou

Cheraze -- Promets pas la Lune
Here's Cheraze singing Promets Pas La Lune (Don't Promise the Moon). It's part of a (mostly) French playlist.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NyxGUcSO-uk&list=RDNyxGUcSO-uk&index=1

Christophe Maé -- Tombé Sous Le Charme
Christophe Maé singing Tombé Sous Le Charme (Fallen Under the Charm)   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRGiYUEFFww

Shy'm -- Silhouettes
Here is Shy'm singing Silhouettes   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZL6-8J_YfU

Jenifer -- Sur le Fil
Jenifer singing "Sur Le Fil" (On The String)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mLLnj8XPUWY

Megan -- Sous Ma Peau
Here's Megan singing Sous Ma Peau (Under My Skin)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8JZjeOs5nk

Tenny -- Le Temps
Here's the song (la chanson) Le Temps (The Weather), by Tenny   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SlGtFlQ9Aa8

Frero Delavega -- Le Chant Des Sirenes
Fréro Delavega sings Le Chant Des Sirènes (The Singing of the Mermaids)   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mqb8weZrKN4

Boulevard des Aires -- Cielo Ciego
This song is a mix of French and Spanish. The band comes from the south of France near the border with Spain, where there is a mix of the two languages.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLFcjTDdlf4

Maître Gims -- Bella
Here's a song by Maître Gims called Bella  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMltoD1jCGI

Khaled -- C'est La Vie
Here's Khaled singing C'est La Vie (That's Life)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7rhMqTQ4WI

Garou & Charlotte Cardin -- Du Vent, Des Mots
Garou & Carlotte Cardin, both well-known French singers, sing a duet "Du Vent, Des Mots" (Wind, Words)   https://youtu.be/6oLlfbO_Xko?list=PLrrlBsGHkm04HS2kWXogXxGfCAM8BHKou