Tuesday 1 May 2012


Made in France: France Gall’s Baby Pop is the definitive collection of Gallic girl France Gall’s upbeat, irresistible girl pop.

She won the 1965 Eurovision Song Contest with “Poupée De Cire Poupée De Son”, written specially for her by the legendary cultural icon Serge Gainsbourg. She was the first pop singer he written for. Made in France: France Gall’s Baby Pop includes all the songs he composed for her, bringing them together for the first time outside France. It’s also the first time “Poupée De Cire Poupée De Son” has been released in the English-speaking world since the 60s.

As well as satirising Swinging London on “Made in France” she brought her naive magic to subversive Gainsbourg songs like “Teenie Weenie Boppie” (about LSD) and “Les Sucettes” (a barely cloaked metaphor for oral sex – she had no idea what the song was about).

Also unique are the first chance to hear her shelved take of Gainsbourg's "Bloody Jack" outside France, and the first-ever reissue of her Japanese-language version of “Poupée De Cire Poupée De Son”.

Release date is 28 May.

  1. Poupée De Cire Poupée De Son (Philips 437.032, 1965)
  2. Made In France (Philips 437.358, 1967)
  3. Teenie Weenie Boppie (Philips 437.358, 1967)
  4. Tu N’As Pas Le Droit (France Gall LP, Philips 70387, 1966)
  5. Laisse Tomber Les Filles (Philips 434.949, 1964)
  6. Chanson Indienne (Philips 437.393, 1967)
  7. Nefertiti (Philips 437.317, 1967)
  8. Les Sucettes (Philips 437.229, 1966)
  9. Cet Air Là (Philips 437.159, 1966)
  10. Attends Ou Va-T’En (Philips 437.095, 1965)
  11. Bébé Requin (Philips 437.358, 1967)
  12. N’Ecoute Pas Les Idoles (Philips 434.874, 1964)
  13. Baby Pop (Philips 437.159, 1966)
  14. Nous Nous Sommes Pas Des Anges (Philips 437.125, 1965)
  15. Dady Da Da (Philips 437.423, 1968)
  16. Le Temps De La Rentrée (Philips 437.125, 1965)
  17. Mon Bateau De Nuit (Philips 437.095, 1965)
  18. Les Rubans Et La Fleur (Philips 434.874, 1964)
  19. Quand On Est Ensemble (Philips 437.229, 1966)
  20. Rue De L’Abricot (Philips 437.446, 1968)
  21. Bloody Jack (1967 recording, unreleased at the time)
  22. Poupée De Cire Poupée De Son (Japanese-language version, Philips Japan FL-1173)


  1. So tell me...was the term "ye ye" coined contemporary with the music or invented later? Is it possibly somewhat pejorative?

    1. Voila: http://www.rockfort.info/content.aspx?cid=91