La Bohème (Charles Aznavour song)
1994 re-release cover
|Single by Charles Aznavour|
|from the album Monsieur Carnaval|
It was first recorded by Aznavour in 1965. It is Aznavour's signature song, as well as one of the most popular French-language songs and a staple of French chanson. It became an international hit song in 1965 and was in TOP10 charts of Argentina (No 3), Rio de Janeiro (No 5), France (No 1), Brazil and other countries.
A painter recalls his young age Monmartre, he remembers his artistic life, the years, when he was hungry but happy. According to Aznavour, this song is a farewall to the last days of bohemian Monmartre. He also recorded Italian, Spanish, English, and German versions, as well as a rare Portuguese recording. It is performed at virtually every one of his concerts.
It was later done in English by Dubstar, who included their version as a filler track for the release of their single "No More Talk".
A re-interpretation was also done by electronic musician Nicolas Jaar, who used it in numerous of his famous live sets.
- Aznavour at Songwriters Hall of Fame
- Hits of the World / Billboard 14 May 1966
- Song artist 689 - Charles Aznavour, TSORT
- Paris Sights: A Travel Guide to the Top 45 Attractions in Paris, France
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