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
ReleasedJune 1962[1]
RecordedStudio Vogue, Villetaneuse, France
LabelDisques Vogue
ProducerJacques 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"
Format45 RPM vinyl single
GenreFrench pop
LabelDisques 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.


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
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
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
1."J’suis d’accord"Françoise HardyFrançoise Hardy – Roger Samyn2:00
Side B
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]


  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