Monday, March 28, 2011

Mixtape Monday: Rainy Day in France

When its cold, wet and dreary outside, like it is today, I like to vaguely stare out of windows while listening to French music (dramatic? yes.). I find rain romantic - unless its interfering with outside plans - like concerts or parties.

Also, Little Boat suggested I make a French playlist because I featured some in last week’s mixtape.

Rainy Day French Mixtape

1. Marseilles - Hey Marseilles (I adore this band and their Beirut-like sound. This song belongs in a French movie where the two lovers finally meet again and live happily ever after.)

2. La Même Histoire - Feist (from the Paris je t'aime soundtrack - a movie I feel like watching today)

3. Comme des enfants - Coeur de Pirate (The video for this is darling. Such a sweet, girly song - like a bon bon)

4. If You Rescue Me - The Science of Sleep Soundtrack (Great/strange French film with Gael Garcia Bernal)

5. Ratatouille Main Theme - Ratatouille Soundtrack (I often find my favorite French music from films, as you can tell. I want to watch this movie today too...

6. Le festin - Camille

7. Décrocher les étoile - Keren Ann & Benjamin Biolay (Keren Ann was one of the first French artists I listened too. Listening to her reminds me of sophomore year of high school.)

8. The Summer Wind - Madeleine Peyroux (In addition to listening to French music when its raining, I also love to listen to this woman. Jazzy, Vintage and Lazy.)

9. On set loin - Keren Ann

10. Comptine D'un Autre Ete - Yann Tiersen (from the Amelie to watch today #3)

11. La Javanaise - Madeleine Peyroux

12. Complainte de la butte - Rufus Wainwright (from Moulin Rouge)

13. Belle - Jack Johnson (This used to be the most played song on my iTunes. I still love it. Its very sexy.)

14. California Rain - Madeleine Peyroux


  1. Ooh-- nice list! I'd also want to add Pink Martini's "Sympathique" to that!

  2. I love Rufus Wainwright's voice. I instantly feel like I'm falling in love!

    hearts, laura♥
    the blog of worldly delights

  3. i love this! i am going to snag all of these!

  4. I love yann tierson. there's this boy who always plays songs from the amelie soundtrack on his accordion in the art building stairwell. it's glorious.


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