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Learn French Through Music

10/02/22

Fancy trying a new way to learn French? Why not try learning French through music! Music is a great, fun way to learn French, and may help you pick up the language faster.

A massive benefit of learning French through music is that it helps you remember vocabulary. Our brains are hardwired to remember information through songs. Ever wondered why you can always remember that TV advert or radio jingle? The mnemonic nature of songs is why, and can therefore be a great way of learning new vocabularly.

Learning French through music also gives you an inside track into French culture. It is a great way to pick up new slang, and learn cultural nuances and phrases for different situations! It is also a great way to discover different accents and pronunciations across France, which will help you greatly should you travel to the region.

Here is our list, with the YouTube links in the title of the song, of popular songs that will help you learn French through music:

Aficionado by BB Brunes

A French rock song, the lyrics are sung clearly throughout, so it is easy to pick up new vocabulary! The chorus is also very catchy, you will find yourself singing along!

Papaoutai by Stromae

Stromae is an internationally recognised artist; you probably will recognise a few of his songs through TikTok or out socialising. His unique style means that he articulates words clearly, and uses many idioms and slang.

La Vie En Rose by Edith Piaf

Edith Piaf is one of the most celebrated French singers, and is about as French as possible! Whilst the lyrics can be complicated at times, mere knowledge of this song will score you some recognition amongst your French friends!

La Tribu de Dana by Manau

One of the best-selling French songs of all time, La Tribu de Dana is a hip hop song that tells the story of a battle between Celtic warriors and the Dana Tribe. The story is told by the only survivor of the battle, who goes on to become the tribe’s king. Selling over a million copies, this record is a great way to learn both French language and culture.

Champs Elysées by Joe Dassin

Joe Dassin’s Champs Elysées is perhaps the most quintessential French song on this list. It might be somewhat cliché song to learn, but its popularity even today and catchy rhythm means that it is a great song to learn French.

Now you have got some French songs in your repertoire, why not try these Netflix shows to learn French? Make sure you have read our blog on how to learn French using Netflix first!

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