learn French songs

Do you want to learn French with music, but don’t know any artist?

Today is your lucky day.

You’re about to discover the world of French music with this diverse selection of songs you can use to learn French.

I tried to include different genres and artists from various French speaking country so you’re guaranteed to find songs you enjoy.

Oh and I highly recommend you to check out the Mimic Method if you’re looking for a fun way to improve your pronunciation with music.

Note: I didn’t include links to all the songs for legal reasons, but you can easily find most of these artists on Youtube or Spotify.

Chanson française

Chanson française is a genre you probably never heard about.

And to tell you the truth, nobody seems to know what it is either.

The only certainty is that artists in the chanson française genre usually attach lots of importance to lyrics and tend to speak clearly which makes it an ideal genre for a French learner like you.

Here are a few famous singers of chanson française:

Jacques Brel

Jacques Dutronc

Alain Souchon

Carla Bruni

Yves Montand

Zaz

Stromae

Georges Brassens

Charles Trenet

Serge Gainsbourg

Edith Piaf

Mano Solo

Leo Ferré

Jean Ferrat

Renaud

Charles Aznavour

Maxime Le Forrestier

Lynda Lemay

Variété française

learn French through music

The difference between variété française and chanson française is rather unclear and many singers seem to belong to both groups.

Here are a few singers of variété française:

Michel Sardou

Pascal Obispo

Joe Dassin

Plastic Bertrand

Christophe Maé

Renan Luce

Vanessa Paradis

Garou

Françoise Hardy

Michel Jonasz

Charles Trenet

Bernard Lavilliers

Véronique Sanson

Alizée

Pop

French speaking songs

France Gall

Indila

Yelle

Cookie Dingler

Camille

Jane Birkin

Étienne Daho

Rock

Alain Bashung

Noir Désir

Eddy Mitchell

Kyo

les cowboys fringants

Téléphone

Manu Chao

Mano Negra

Pop rock

French bands

Indochine

BB Brunes

Reggae

Broussai

Tryo

Neg Marrons

Danakil

Datune

Folk pop

Coeur de Pirate

Lisa Leblanc

Rap

MC Solaar

Maître Gims

Oxmo Puccino

Grand Corps Malade

Manau

Disney songs

I know there are some Disney fans in the French Together community, so here are a few songs you may enjoy:

Aladdin

Frozen

Le Roi Lion

What are you favorite French songs and artists?

I love Grand Corps Malade and Danakil. What about you? Who are your favorite French artists?

30 day French course

Published by Benjamin Houy

Bonjour ! Je suis Benjamin Houy, the creator of French Together and author of the Amazon bestseller How to Learn French in a Year. I help English speakers learn French naturally so they can quickly have their first conversation in French. I learned English and German on my own and am now learning Russian.