Tuesday, 28 November 2006

Je t'aime

It is hard to believe but there are some people who have never heard of 'je t'aime, (moi non plus)' - where have they been hiding?

Famously banned by Radio 1 because of its heavy breathing and saucy lyrics. This No.1 hit for French bad boy and bon viveur Serge Gainsbourg was originally recorded with Brigitte Bardot in 1967.

However, the single was not released, at Bardot's request, so sultry Serge re-recorded it with British girlfriend, Jane Birkin.

It has since appeared everywhere from hardcore pornography to dodgy discos and adverts for lager.

Click on the pic for a short video excerpt with comments from 60's celebs Rita Tushingham, Helen Shapiro and does anybody know who the Frenchman is?

Clicking on the banner above will take you to BBC's 'I love 1969' page where you can hear clips of the 60's no. 1's by clicking on the Jukebox link. Some good stuff and some pretty dire stuff.