Friday, December 29, 2006

Belles! Belles Belles!

If you listen to 1960's French teen idol Claude Francois singing Belles!Belles! Belles!, his 1962 hit cover--en Francais-of an Everly Brothers song, you might think it is a happy go lucky song, especially if you have seen the Scopitones footage of Claude doing the Twist in the snow while miming the song.

If you want to see the Scoptones video of the song, it's on YouTube.

However, the lyrics of the song are a little bittersweet. The rough English translation will show you what I mean.

Nice song, though. If only his French cover of "I Want To Hold Your Hand" was on the same CD. :)