April 21, 2010

France Gall//Laisse Tomber Les Filles, April March//Chick Habit

Watching But I’m A Cheerleader last weekend also reminded me of this song, which is amazing.

The original version was composed by Serge Gainsbourg (father of Charlotte Gainsbourg) and performed by France Gall. It roughly translates to “Leave the Girls Alone,” an obvious plea to a boyfriend or ex to stop fucking around. It’s a classic “you’ll get yours” song. There’s a full translation here.

Indie popster April March (who was born a year after the original version of this song came out) did two cover versions, one in French and one in English, which appeared in BIAC and also Tarantino’s Death Proof. Apparently March (aka Elinor Blake) was also an animator on Ren and Stimpy? Who is this awesome person? Je ne sais qui.

Laisse Tomber Les Filles.mp3

Chick Habit.mp3

Hang up the chick habit.
Hang it up, daddy,
Or you’ll never get another fix.

No comments: