Tous les garçons et les filles

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Contact avec Françoise Hardy
The debut on 45 rpm (1th French edition)
EP by Françoise Hardy
Released June 1962[6]
Recorded Studio Vogue, Villetaneuse, France
Genre Pop music
Length 9:12
Label Disques Vogue
Producer Jacques Wolfsohn
some alternative covers
2nd French edition (1962)
Italian cover (1963)[7]
UK cover (1964)[8]
"Tous les garçons et les filles"
B-side under paper sleeve[9]
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
Writer(s) Françoise Hardy, Roger Samyn
Some alternative covers
Dutch cover (1962)[10]
A-side under UK paper sleeve (February 1964)[11]
Japanese cover (1967)[12]

"Tous les garçons et les filles" (English: "All the Boys and Girls") is a song by French popular 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, October 28, 1962 in a musical interlude during the results of the 1962 referendum to allow direct election of the president of the French Republic.[13] 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.[14] 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.)

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.

EP’s Tracklist[edit]

Side A
No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Oh oh chéri" (original title "Uh Oh") Bobby Lee Trammell, ad. by Jil and Jan.[15] Bobby Lee Trammell 2:20
2. "Il est parti un jour"   Françoise Hardy Françoise Hardy – Roger Samyn 1:47
Side B
No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "J’suis d’accord"   Françoise Hardy Françoise Hardy – Roger Samyn 2:00
2. "Tous les garçons et les filles"   Françoise Hardy Françoise Hardy – Roger Samyn 3:05

SP’s track listing[edit]

Side A
No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "J’suis d’accord"   Françoise Hardy Françoise Hardy – Roger Samyn 2:00
Side B
No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Tous les garçons et les filles"   Françoise Hardy Françoise Hardy – Roger Samyn 3:05

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. ^ Jolly/Disques Vogue, catalogue number: EPJ 2046X45.
  2. ^ Pye Records, catalogue number: NEP 24188.
  3. ^ Disques Vogue, catalogue number: HV 2003.
  4. ^ Pye Records, catalogue number: 7N.15653.
  5. ^ Disques Vogue, catalogue number: JET-1790.
  6. ^ 45 rpm presented on French television (RTF) on June 5th, 1962, few days before its setting on sale in the record stores [1]
  7. ^ Jolly/Disques Vogue, catalogue number: EPJ 2046X45.
  8. ^ Pye Records, catalogue number: NEP 24188.
  9. ^ 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.
  10. ^ Disques Vogue, catalogue number: HV 2003.
  11. ^ Pye Records, catalogue number: 7N.15653.
  12. ^ Disques Vogue, catalogue number: JET-1790.
  13. ^ Françoise Hardy, Le Désespoir des singes… et autres bagatelles, éd. Robert Laffont, Paris, 2008, p. 49.
  14. ^ Bestsellers Les Meilleures Ventes Tout Temps de 45 T. / Singles, InfoDisc, accessed on line April 30, 2009.
  15. ^ Pseudonyms of Gilbert Guenet and Jean Setti, cousins of Jacques Wolfsohn; they wrote some successful songs for Johnny Hallyday.
  16. ^ Partial source: site officiel de Françoise Hardy
  17. ^ Video on YouTube
  18. ^ CD, The Misadventures of Saint Etienne, released only in Japan, 1999, it served as the soundtrack.