Tous les garçons et les filles

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"Tous les garçons et les filles"
Single by Françoise Hardy
from the album Françoise Hardy
B-side "J'suis d'accord"
Released June 1962
Format 45 RPM vinyl single
Genre French pop
Length 3:08
Writer(s) Françoise Hardy, Roger Samyn

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


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 30 October 1962 in a musical interlude during an election referendum. 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.[1] 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 Françoise in Germany, 1965.)

On a French talk show named "Tout le Monde en Parle" Jimmy Page stated that he played the guitar as a session musician on the recording.

Cover versions[edit]

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