Sunday, June 24, 2007

The EuropeCrazy Holiday Hit List: Part 4

Summer 1999 and we returned to Paris. If 1998 had been a scorcher, then 1999 was equally so. as we hit the French capital in the first week of September...

"Mambo No. 5" by Lou Bega was the European hit of the summer of 1999. However, Lou had to take second place to Eiffel 65's "Blue (Da Ba Dee)" which got stuck at the top of the French hit parade and refused to move. Some other songs I remember very well from that summer in Paris....
"Sing It Back" - Moloko
"Au Pays des Merveilles" - Cheb Mami
"Sitting Down Here" - Lene Marlin
"Papa Chico" - Jamalak
"Septieme Ciel" - Jane Fostin
"On Ne S'Aimera Plus Jamais" - Larusso
"Tomber La Chemise" - Zebda.

Our obsession with Paris was in full swing, so it was inevitable that we would return in the spring of 2000 for our spring holiday. Cue soundtrack!!!
"Too Much Of Heaven" - Eiffel 65: proving they were no one-hit wonders
"My Heart Goes Boom" - French Affair: despite the name, they weren't French
"Le Mot de Passe" - Patricia Kaas: another quality song from a quality singer
"Ces Soirees-La" - Yannick: Oh What A Night! In French!
"The Riddle" - Gigi D'Agostino: Nik Kershaw revival time!
"Des Cendres et de Terre" - Calogero: the beginning of a brilliant career
"Jeune et Con" - Saez: the beginning of another brilliant career.

Coming soon: Portugal and....Paris! Just for a change!

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