From the internet and other blog posts when it comes to writing about French love songs, it will refer to old French songs that are beautiful but not modern at all. For this article, I came up with a list of ten great French love songs from the last few years. By creating this blog I wanted to fight the clichés about France but I guess with this article I will embrace the image of the French people seeing as crazy romantic people.
1) Je t’aime encore – Yelle (2020)
Yelle is one of the few French artists that manage to be “famous” in the USA. She is famous for some of her hits “Je veux te voir” or “Ce jeu” in 2007. She came back in 2020 with a new album named “L’Ère du Verseau” with the song “Je t’aime encore”. This romantic song tells the story of a woman who is still in love with a man despite the fact that she had other love stories after this relationship.
2) Yeux disent – Lomepal (2017)
This is probably THE song that helped the French singer Lomepal to become a mainstream artist and rise in the French music scene. The single is part of his great album named FLIP released in 2017. In this song (perfect if you are in a breakup), Lomepal is telling one of his love stories where he broke the heart of his partner by being too selfish by spending too much time on his personal projects. I would recommend you watch the video clip, it is pretty artistic.
3) Toi et Moi – Paradis (2016)
Paradis released this French love song in 2016 with the Album “Recto Verso”. This song has some electro-disco vibes. The French duo Simon Mény and Pierre Rousseau wrote an ode to the fusion of bodies. This is the story of two characters where one is in love with the other one. After meeting in the past, the two persons meet again. The one in love is confused about his feelings and has trouble expressing it. In the second verse, it became clearer. He expresses without ambiguity what he would be able to do for love for the second character.
4) L’amour avec toi – Vendredi sur Mer (2017)
Swiss singer Charline Mignot is assisted by the French artist Lewis OfMan (composing the songs). Vendredi sur Mer released this romantic French song in 2017 with the album “Marée Basse”. The woman singing is telling a story of a woman deeply in love with a man from a long time ago (or maybe a woman) and she cannot wait to make love with this person.
5) Un rêve à deux – Jean Tonique & Bleu Platine (2016)
French single released in 2016 on the EP “Plage d’or”. This song is the result of a featuring between the French artist Jean Tonique and the mysterious band Bleu Platine (mysterious because I couldn’t find any information regarding this emerging French band). In this French song, the two characters imagine a blue and peaceful future together. This is a perfect song for relaxing and chilling with smooth instrumental and peaceful voices.
6) Je suis fan – Alice et Moi (2021)
The French electro-pop artist “Alice et moi” is back with a powerful love song in 2021. In this song, she is in love with a person, so much in love that she is being a stalker, spying on him on social media or on the subway. For example, she knows by heart his phone number and wants so badly his perfume on her clothes. By the way, I wrote about this French singer on this blog post: 5 French Pop Music Artists to Follow Now.
7) Amour Plastique – Videoclub (2018)
French band that is trendy at the moment in France. “Amour Plastique” was released in 2018 and was their first EP. The song is part of their first album released in 2021 named “Euphorie”. This duo is actually in a relationship and it influences a lot of the lyrics in their songs. The result, the main singing topic is for them to sing about love. I could recommend many other songs from Videoclub about love and romance, but if I had to choose one it would be “Euphorie”.
8) Elle ne t’aime pas – La Femme (2016)
La Femme excellent French band released in 2016 the song “Elle ne t’aime pas” in the album “Mystère”. As the second song on this list with “Yeux disent”, this is a perfect song to listen to after a breakup, “Elle ne t’aime pas” translated into English gives, “She doesn’t love you”. In this sad romantic song, the person tries to convince the lover to forget about his ex and that he should move on in his life.
9) Mon âme sera vraiment belle pour toi – Terrenoire (2020)
This EP was released in 2020 by the rising duo of two French brothers Théo and Raphaël Herrerias from Terrenoire, a suburb of Saint-Etienne. They sing and dream of an ideal relationship, and worry about the pureness of their souls to satisfy their loved ones. I wrote about them in my selection of French songs of 2020: 5 Best French Songs from 2020. I could recommend another good French love song from this band with “Margot dansait sur moi”.
10) Candide Crush – Thérapie Taxi (2019)
After becoming a well-known band in France with their hits “Salope” in 2016 and “Hit Sale” in 2017 probably the biggest hit of 2017. Lucky you, I wrote an article with the lyrics translated from “Hit Sale”. Anyway, Thérapie Taxi came back in 2019 with a new album “Cadavre exquis” with the song “Candide Crush”. Behind this allusion to the famous mobile game, Adelaide exposes herself by revealing her feelings to the boy she had a crush on during a party. I could recommend a less known song from Thérapie Taxi with “Naïve”, “Rupture 2 merde” or “Friendzone”.
I hope that you liked this lovely selection. Is there a French love song that you cannot stop listening to? Let me know about it in the comment section! I might update this list with new French romantic songs in the future. Do you want to discover other French artists? Yes? Great, you need to read my article about current French music artists: 10 French Music Artists that You Need to Listen to Now.