Tous les garçons et les filles - Françoise Hardy

"Tous les garçons et les filles - Françoise Hardy" has been shared to the blog from the French reading exercises section of the learning library where you can find a large selection of interactive texts to help you with your reading skills.

In this 1962 song iconic of the yé-yé years, French singer Françoise Hardy tells the story of a young person who hasn’t yet known love and envies the couples around her. Tous les garçons et les filles was not only a hit in France (with 15 non-consecutive weeks at number one between 1962 and 1963), but its haunting melancholy made it a classic cover song, as well as the memorable feature of many movie soundtracks over the years. Remember those teenage feelings while singing along to Tous les garçons et les filles with our bilingual article below.

After listening to the song, scroll down for the transcript in our bilingual reader, where you can click any French phrase for the English translation and related grammar lessons.


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