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Joe Dassin
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Joe Dassin

Joe Dassin songsMost popular Joe Dassin songs (see all 214 songs)
1Oh! Champs-Élysées (Deutsch) lyrics3,042
2À Toi... lyrics5,052
3The Last Thing On My Mind lyrics-
4Un Peu De Paradis lyrics-
5Can't Help But Wonder Where I'm Bound lyrics-
6L'Ombre D'Un Amour lyrics-
7Dédé Le Kid lyrics-
8Je La Connais Si Bien lyrics-
9Viens Voir Le Loup lyrics-
10Un Cadeau De Papa lyrics-

Joe Dassin albumsMost popular Joe Dassin albums (see all 33 albums)
1Le Chemin De Papa [1969]5,567
2Salut Les Amoureux [2007]6,622
3Blue Country [1979]7,905
4Dassin Symphonique [2010]-
5Hit Collection Vol. 2 [2009]-
6Les Champs Elysees [2009]-
7Country [2008]-
8Hit Collection [2008]-
9Éternel... [2005]-
10Concerts Musicorama [2003]-


Biography
Joe Dassin (real name Joseph Ira Dassin) was an American-born French singer & songwriter, born on November 5, 1938 in New York City, New York & dead on August 20, 1980 in Papeete, Tahiti. His father Jules Dassin was a film director & his mother Béatrice Launer was a violinist. His 2 sisters were Richelle & Julie. After a trip to California, his family moved to France, in Savigny-sur-Orge, Paris & Grenoble. At 18, Joe got his baccalauréat.
He went to the States to study ethnology & worked as a chauffeur & a bartender. Back to France in 1963, he signed to CBS & released his first single "Je Change Un Peu De Vent" in 1965. His first hit "Bip Bip" came out the following year. The athletic & seducing man performed covers of American songs & hits followed : "Les Dalton", "Guantanamera", "Cécilia", "L'Amérique", "Excuse Me Lady"... Joe performed at Paris' Olympia in 1969 & married Maryse.
As popular as Claude François & Dalida, Joe remained "politically correct". In 1970, his song "Les Champs-Élysées" confirmed his success in France & in 1972, he bought a house in Tahiti. After another Olympia in 1974, Joe released his most beautiful single in 1975, "L'Été Indien" : the song was an adaptation of Toto Cutugno's Italian song, written by Pierre Delanoë. This romantic 70's ballad with spoken lyrics has been very used in media.
In 1975, Joe divorced Maryse & on January 14, 1978, he married Christine Delvaux. In September 1978, their first son Jonathan was born. Despite a sportsman look, Joe had a fragile health & got a heart attack after Paris' Olympia in 1979. In March 1980, his second son Julien was born. In 1980, Joe died of a heart attack in a restaurant in Tahiti, at 41 years old. His discography, between romantic ballads & folk songs, has been loved by millions of fans.
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20 Comments
11-07-2014 00:41 Olivia_Ka
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@ 15 Ans Déjà...

Track 2 is a French cover of The Hollies' Tell Me To My Face.
Track 3 is a French cover of Charlie Rich's A Mellow Melody.
Track 6 is a French cover of Claudja Barry's Down By The Water.
Track 7 was originally performed by Poacher.

French song vs. Spanish song
La Vie Se Chante, La Vie Se Pleure = La Vida Viene
10-07-2014 23:31 Olivia_Ka
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@ Les Femmes De Ma Vie

Track 6 is a French cover of Gli Alunni Del Sole's 'A Canzuncella.
Track 8 is a French cover of Glen Campbell's Southern Nights.
Track 9 is a French cover of Rogue's Fallen Angel.
07-07-2014 23:16 Olivia_Ka
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@ Le Jardin Du Luxembourg

Original title of track 1 is Quindici Minuti Di Un Uomo.
Track 2 is a French cover of Albatros' Monja Monja.
Track 4 is a French cover of Vader Abraham's In 'T Kleine Cafe Aan De Haven.

French song vs. Spanish song
À Toi... = A Ti...
07-07-2014 21:40 Olivia_Ka
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@ Si Tu T'Appelles Mélancolie

Track 2 is a French cover of Shepstone & Dibbens' Please Tell Her That I Said Hello.
Track 3 is a French cover of Billy Joel's Travelin' Prayer.
Track 5 is a French cover of Gordon Lightfoot's Sundown.
07-07-2014 21:15 Olivia_Ka
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@ Album D'Or

Track 5 taken from the album À New York.
Tracks 6 and 9 taken from the album Les Deux Mondes De Joe Dassin.
Tracks 2 and 8 taken from the album Le Chemin De Papa.
Tracks 4, 10 and 11 taken from the album L'Amérique.
Track 3 taken from the album Joe.
Tracks 7 and 12 taken from the album Si Tu T'Appelles Mélancolie.

Track 1 was originally performed by Albatros.
Track 2 was originally performed by Jason Crest.
Track 3 was originally performed by Steve Goodman.
Track 4 was originally performed by Christie.
Track 7 was originally performed by Shepstone & Dibbens.
Track 8 was originally performed by Riccardo Del Turco.
Track 9 was originally performed by Bobbie Gentry.

French songs vs. English songs
L'Amérique = Yellow River
L'Été Indien = Africa = Indian Summer
Les Champs-Élysées = Waterloo Road = The Champs-Élysées
Marie-Jeanne = Ode To Billie Joe
Salut Les Amoureux = City Of New Orleans
Si Tu T'Appelles Mélancolie = Please Tell Her That I Said Hello

French songs vs. German songs
L'Été Indien = Septemberwind
La Fleur Aux Dents = Es Gibt Mädchen So Zum Träumen
Les Champs-Élysées = Oh! Champs-Élysées (German)

French songs vs. Italian songs
L'Été Indien = L'Estate Di San Martino
Les Champs-Élysées = Oh! Champs-Élysées (Italian)
Siffler Sur La Colline = Uno Tranquillo

French song vs. Japanese song
Les Champs-Élysées = Oh! Champs-Élysées (Japanese)

French song vs. Spanish song
L'Été Indien = Aún Vivo Para El Amor
07-07-2014 00:27 Olivia_Ka
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@ Blue Country

Tracks 1, 3 and 5 to 9 were originally performed by Tony Joe White.
Track 2 was originally performed by Jim Croce.
Track 4 was originally performed by Eric Clapton.

French songs vs. English songs
Blue Country = Home-Made Ice Cream
Faut Pas Faire De La Peine À John = You Don't Mess Around With Jim
Joe Macho = Lustful Earl And The Married Woman
La Fille Du Shérif = High Sheriff Of Calhoun Parrish
La Saison Du Blues = The Change
Le Marché Aux Puces = The Guitar Don't Lie
On Se Connaît Par Cœur = Promises
Polk Salad Annie (English)
Si Je Dis Je T'Aime = I've Got A Thing About You Baby
Un Baby, Bébé = My Kind Of Woman
07-07-2014 00:07 Olivia_Ka
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@ Le Costume Blanc

Joe's ninth album was reissued as Joe Dassin on Columbia/Sony Music in 1995, with the same tracks and cover.
Track 1 is a French cover of Albatros' Oasis.
Track 6 is a French cover of Syreeta's Harmour Love.
Track 9 is a French cover of Sweet Sensation's Sad Sweet Dreamer.
Track 10 is a French cover of Orleans' Dance With Me.
Track 11 is a French cover of Sutherland Brothers & Quiver's Sailing.

French songs vs. Spanish songs
Ça Va Pas Changer Le Monde = El Mundo Sigue Andando
Et Si Tu N'Existais Pas = Y Si Tú No Has De Volver
06-07-2014 23:25 Olivia_Ka
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@ 13 Chansons Nouvelles

Track 1 is a French cover of Miriam Makeba's I Shall Sing.
Track 4 is a French cover of Jim Croce's I Got A Name.
Track 6 is a French cover of Kevin Johnson's Rock 'N' Roll (I Gave You The Best Years Of My Life).

French songs vs. German songs
À Chacun Sa Chanson = Keiner Singt Gern Allein
La Dernière Page = Wahre Liebe Ist Ganz Leise
06-07-2014 21:35 Olivia_Ka
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@ Joe

Track 1 is a French cover of The Doors' The Mosquito.
Track 2 is a French cover of Steve Goodman's City Of New Orleans.
Track 7 is a French cover of Jeremías' La Di Li, La Di Lo.
Track 12 is a French cover of Paco Paco's Taka Takata.

French song vs. German song
La Complainte De L'Heure De Pointe = In Paris Ringsumher
03-07-2014 22:06 Olivia_Ka
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@ Elle Était Oh !

Track 11 is a French cover of Gordon Lightfoot's If You Could Read My Mind.

French songs vs. German songs
À La Santé D'Hier = Darauf Ein Glas
Allez Roulez ! = Immer Weiter
Elle Était Oh ! = Sie War Ooh!
La Ligne De Vie = Ein Herz Und Eine Seele
La Mal-Aimée Du Courrier Du Cœur = Zigeunerzirkus
Le Chanteur Des Rues = Dieser Sänger Braucht Nur Ein Chanson