France Rocks August Playlist: French Songs in US TV Shows

July 28, 2014 | By Francerocks


Before you slink off on your summer vacation, prep for back to school, or celebrate National Goat Cheese Month, take a peek and have a listen to these tracks in honor of the greatest event of Augustus’ namesake month: The Emmy Awards (August 25th).

The August France Rocks playlist features songs by French bands and artists who have soundtracked American TV shows from retro (Charles Aznavour on the Muppet's?!) to recent (Isaac Delusion in House of Lies, Yelle in Girls, + some surprises!).


"La Fôret" by Lescop
Revenge, Season 1, Episode 5, "Control"

"Comme un Enfant" by Yelle

Girls, Season 2, Episode 9: "On All Fours" 

"Midnight Sun" by Isaac Delusion
House of Lies, Season 2, Episode 11: "Hostile Takeover" 

"New Soul" by Yaël Naim
Numb3rs, Season 6, Episode 15: "Growin' Up" 

"By the Kiss" by M83
CSI Miami, Season 7, Episode 24: "Seeing Red" 

"Not Going Anywhere" by Keren Ann
Grey's Anatomy, Season 2, Episode 9: "Thanks for the Memories"

“House of Wax (feat. the Others)” by Wax Tailor
Bones, Season 6, Episode 5: "The Bones That Weren't" 

"Baby I'm Yours - feat. Irfane" by Breakbot
How to Make it in America, Season 2, Episode 1: "I'm Good"

“Peace of Mind” by Selah Sue
Suits, Season 2, Episode 7: “Sucker Punch”

“Run Boy Run” by Woodkid
The Walking Dead, Season 4, Episode 11: “Claimed” 

"La Petite Mer" by Titi Robin
The Sopranos, Season 5, Episode 4: "All Happy Families..." 

"Je t'aime moi non plus" by Serge Gainsbourg & Jane Birkin 
90210, Season 2, Episode 14: "Girl Fight" 

"Yesterday, When I Was Young" by Charles Aznavour
The Muppets, Season 1, Episode 9 (Performer)

"Love Like a Sunset, Part II" by Phoenix 
One Tree Hill, Season 7, Episode 1: "4:30 AM" 

Bonus Track: "Zou Bisou Bisou" by Jessica Paré (written by Michel Rivgauche) Mad Men, Season 5, Episode 1: "A Little Kiss" Megan Draper's (French-Canadian Jessica Paré) gave a memorable, sultry performance of this kitschy 60s era yé-yé charmer, much to Don's embarrassment. The track's been recorded previously from Gillian Hills (British actress) to Sophia Loren.


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