Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Saint Etienne - He's On The Phone...

Yesterday was the one year anniversary of my blog.  All this time I'd been thinking it was today!  Anyway, HOORAY!  I've been enjoying keeping this. I like to think of it like when you're hanging out at your friends' house and before you know it it's very late at night but it's all been very exciting because there's so much music you've been playing each other that you hadn't heard and much more you're all still dying to share. of my favourite songs of all-time.  He's On The Phone by Saint Etienne.  This song has everything - it sounds Gorgeous, it feels Glorious, never failing to lift one's spirits incredibly high. It always makes me want to go out and live, and, of course, to dance. There's a hint of that certain sadness in the lyrics and voice present within all the Exuberant Joy of the music, that combination that's in all the best songs.

Top Of The Pops, November 9, 1995:

The song was a collaboration with French singer Etienne Daho and was based on his 1984 single Week-End À Rome:

I love the single cover:

Vanessa Paradis did a very nice version of Week-End À Rome with Nouvelle Vague.  They have a free download of the mp3 up on their website here.

And Spanish pop singer Princessa covered He's On The Phone in 1996.  The different key is odd at first and she doesn't quite pronounce all the words correctly but this ends up rather cute:

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