Tous les garçons et les filles

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Contact avec Françoise Hardy
F. Hardy, 1th EP Vogue 1962.JPG
The debut on 45 rpm (1st French edition)
EP by Françoise Hardy
Released June 1962[1]
Recorded Studio Vogue, Villetaneuse, France
Genre Chanson
Length 9:12
Label Disques Vogue
Producer Jacques Wolfsohn
"Tous les garçons et les filles"
F.Hardy, 1th SP, France, side B, 1962.JPG
B-side under paper sleeve[2]
Single by Françoise Hardy
from the album Françoise Hardy
A-side "J'suis d'accord"
Released 1962
Format 45 RPM vinyl single
Genre French pop
Length 5:05
Label Disques Vogue
Songwriter(s) Françoise Hardy, Roger Samyn
Music video
"Tous les garçons et les filles" (French TV, 1964) on YouTube

"Tous les garçons et les filles" (English: "All the Boys and Girls") is a song by the popular French singer Françoise Hardy, released in 1962.

Background[edit]

The tune recounts the feelings of a young person who has never known love and her envy of the couples that surround her.

It was telecast on the evening of Sunday 28 October 1962 in a musical interlude during the results of the 1962 referendum to allow direct election of the president of the French Republic.[3] The song quickly became a success, selling 500,000 copies by the end of the year, and eventually selling over 700,000 copies in France.[4] Additionally, it is quoted several times by the main characters in J.L. Carr's 1988 novel What Hetty Did.

Françoise Hardy also recorded the song in English ("Find Me a Boy", 1964), Italian ("Quelli della mia età", 1962; collected in Françoise Hardy canta per voi in italiano, 1963), and German ("Peter und Lou", 1963; collected in In Deutschland, 1965.)

Jimmy Page participated in the recording session as a session musician[5].

EP track list[edit]

Side A
No.TitleLyricsMusicLength
1."Oh oh chéri" (original title "Uh Oh")Bobby Lee Trammell, ad. by Jil and Jan.[6]Bobby Lee Trammell2:20
2."Il est parti un jour"Françoise HardyFrançoise Hardy – Roger Samyn1:47
Side B
No.TitleLyricsMusicLength
1."J’suis d’accord"Françoise HardyFrançoise Hardy – Roger Samyn2:00
2."Tous les garçons et les filles"Françoise HardyFrançoise Hardy – Roger Samyn3:05

SP track listing[edit]

Side A
No.TitleLyricsMusicLength
1."J’suis d’accord"Françoise HardyFrançoise Hardy – Roger Samyn2:00
Side B
No.TitleLyricsMusicLength
1."Tous les garçons et les filles"Françoise HardyFrançoise Hardy – Roger Samyn3:05

Cover versions[edit]

The song has been covered by many artists in many languages, including:

Movie soundtracks[edit]

"Tous les garçons et les filles"[edit]

"Find Me a Boy"[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 45 rpm presented on French television (RTF) on June 5th, 1962, few days before its setting on sale in the record stores [1]
  2. ^ In the Sixties the singles were not marketed in France. These discs were exclusively intended to the owners of bar and Café having a jukebox and for promotion near the media.
  3. ^ Françoise Hardy, Le Désespoir des singes… et autres bagatelles, éd. Robert Laffont, Paris, 2008, p. 49.
  4. ^ Bestsellers Les Meilleures Ventes Tout Temps de 45 T. / Singles, InfoDisc Archived 2008-11-13 at the Wayback Machine., accessed on line April 30, 2009.
  5. ^ Christophe Le Pabic, Benoît Pascal, Led Zeppelin and related : hexagonal experiences, p. 60-61, 1997 ISBN 2-9512068-0-1, notice BnF No. 370660648
  6. ^ Pseudonyms of Gilbert Guenet and Jean Setti, cousins of Jacques Wolfsohn; they wrote some successful songs for Johnny Hallyday.
  7. ^ Partial source: site officiel de Françoise Hardy Archived 2007-05-23 at the Wayback Machine.
  8. ^ Video on YouTube
  9. ^ CD, The Misadventures of Saint Etienne, released only in Japan, 1999, it served as the soundtrack