Bubbling under: Paroles paroles (Dalida)

Dalida (image credit) is probably the most successful female singer from France. In the seventies she scored hits outside France as well, including a #1 hit in the Netherlands with Gigi l'Amoroso - a song I can't stand! By far her best song is the 1973 single Paroles, paroles (Words, words), a duet with French movie star Alain Delon. The song's theme is about hollow words of love. Dalida laments the end of love and the lies she has to hear, while Delon speaks his lines full of cliches. She reacts, comments and scoffs at the compliments that he gives her, calling them simply empty words. The melody is great and the instrumentation in bossanova style quite effective.


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