Put away your passport– you can take a trip to Paris armed with nothing but puff pastry, dark chocolate, and this Spotify playlist. Yes, flaky pastry filled with warm, melted chocolate, and fabulously French music will transport your kitchen and your mood, even in cold, grey February!
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Headlining is Pink Martini’s version of Sympathique, which always reminds me of my honeymoon in Paris, so of course it’s my favorite. (Plus, this playlist is unofficially for Valentine’s Day!) Funny enough, the lyrics to Sympathique are surprisingly dismal, but I like to pretend they’re not. Just one benefit to listening to music in a foreign language!
Zou bisou bisou is perfectly silly and I just love it.
Stephane Wrembel and Django Reinhardt bring French Jazz guitar to the party. I love Django Reinhardt so much that he’s on at least 4 of my playlists if not more. This genre is one of my all time favorites.
à quoi ça sert l’amour can put me in a good mood pretty much no matter what– I love Rufus Wainwright’s unique voice so much, and the perky, building nature of the song is so energizing and sweet.
Closing out is Louis Armstrong’s rendition of La vie en rose, which is my favorite rendition because of the magical tinkling piano throughout.
A couple of very classic French songs are on this list too, including Mes emmerdes (which translates to “my bullshit”– love it, so french), and Les Champs-Elysées, which my French teacher in high school insisted the entire class sing every time it came up in our textbook.