"Les play boys" is the second single by French singer-songwriter Jacques Dutronc, released in 1966. It features on his self-titled debut album.
Composition [ edit ]
"Les play boys" was recorded in October 1966, shortly after a performance at the
Golf-Drouot nightclub in Paris. [1 ]
According to co-writer
Jacques Lanzmann, the song's innuendo-laden lyrics reflected his experience as the editor of the men's magazine : "At that time, even a hint of hair sticking out from a bikini would have seen the magazine shut down". Lui [2 ]
Release and promotion [ edit ]
"Les play boys" was released as a four-track EP in France in November 1966.
Dutronc performed "Les play boys" on the French television show
Palmarès des chansons, broadcast by Office de Radiodiffusion Télévision Française on 16 November 1966, accompanied by the Orchestre Raymond Lefèvre. He also toured to promote the single. [3 ] [4 ]
Reception [ edit ]
"Les play boys" reached number 1 in the French singles chart on 3 December 1966, where is stayed for six weeks.
It sold 600,000 copies. [5 ] [4 ]
Cover versions [ edit ]
"Les play boys" has been covered by
Serge Gainsbourg and The Divine Comedy. [6 ] [7 ]
Track listing [ edit ]
Jacques Lanzmann and music by Jacques Dutronc.
"Les play boys"
"Sur une nappe de restaurant"
"On nous cache tout, on nous dit rien"
"La fille du Père Noël"
Personnel [ edit ]
Jacques Dutronc : voice, guitar, persussion
Hadi Kalafate : bass, percussion
Alain Le Govic (alias
Alain Chamfort) : piano, organ Jean-Pierre Alarcen : guitar
Jacques Pasut : rhythm guitar
Michel Pelay : drums
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References [ edit ]