I’ve been listening to French music in an attempt to get my ear in and Jacques Brel is my favourite of the oldies. It’s the kind of music you can totally over-emote to – no wonder it seems to be a favourite on francophone versions of Pop Idol. His own versions aren’t at all cheesy though. So without further ado, some YouTube vids:
My favourite – though I have version with different music that I couldn’t find a video of
This was voted best Belgian song
He actually wrote this song, I’ve heard so many versions of this I just assumed it was one of those standards that everyone did
And I’ll leave it at three!