Zaz – “Sous le ciel de Paris”
On her album, Paris, Zaz covers popular songs about Parisian joie de vivre in her own impressive style. Here she covers Edith Piaf.
Yael Naim – “Paris”
“Paris” is beautifully sung in Hebrew and in French.
Joséphine Baker – “J’ai Deux Amours”
Joséphine Baker sings about her love for Paris, who welcomed the exotic stranger, as well as her love for her home country.
Pink Martini – “Sympathique”
This ode to lazy days is sung in French by an Oregonian group.
Tiken Jah Fakoly – “Africain à Paris”
Tiken Jah Fakoly’s take on Sting’s “Englishman In New York” describes the immigrant experience that is so common in Paris.
Rone – “Bye Bye Macadam”
Rone is an up-and-coming, born and bred Parisian electronic musician.
Darius – “Espoir”
“Espoir” is a tune from house and “French-touch” producer Darius.
Daft Punk – “Around The World”
Simple lyrics, designed to appeal to the world traveler.
Ladyhawke – “Paris Is Burning”
A catchy tune that references the common “drinking wine on the sidewalks.”
Christophe Maé – “On S’Attache”
This popular performer sings about becoming attached.
Jay Z & Kanye West – “Ni**as In Paris”
This iconic song was performed a record 11 times in a row at their concert in Paris in 2012.
C2C ft. D.Martin – “Happy”
This gem by the French collective of DJs, C2C, does indeed induce happiness.