La Bourse des Chansons (French sheet music charts 1955-1961)

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Postby CatoFur » Mon Jan 27, 2014 8:12 pm

La bourse des chansons (1955-1961)

The first French chart was published in October 1955 in the newspaper "Le Figaro", in a section of the paper headed "Aux quatre coins de Paris" (suggesting that, perhaps, it was a Parisian, rather than a truly national chart, at least at first). Like the first published charts in the UK, it was based on sales not of records but of sheet music (the first record chart came later; I will see if I can find it later on and post it alongside the charts in 'Disco revue' which are here: viewtopic.php?f=5&t=94938 and the charts from 'France disques' which are here: viewtopic.php?f=5&t=102090).

The chart had thirty positions. As a sheet music chart, it was songs rather than recordings which were tracked, and only the song titles were listed. Where these were adapted from foreign sources, I have included the original title in parantheses. For the purposes of these posts, I have added in the names of known popular recordings for each title, with the performers listed in alphabetical order.

The chart appeared monthly, and was based on sales for the previous month; thus the first chart, published in October, was based on sales for September 1955.

September 1955

1. "Les lavandières du Portugal" - Jacqueline François
2. "C'est magnifique" ("C'est Magnifique") - Lucienne Delyle; Luis Mariano; Dario Moreno
3. "Mambo italiano" ("Mambo Italiano") - Dario Moreno; Line Renaud; Georges Ulmer
4. "L'homme et l'enfant" - Eddie Constantine et Tania
5. "La grenouille" - Yvette Giraud; Francis Lemarque; Lucienne Vernay
6. "Un petit peu d'argent" - Yvette Giraud; Lisette Jambel; Michèle Matey
7. "La prière péruvienne" - Andrè Claveau; Andrè Dassary; Luis Mariano; Patrice et Mario; Claude Robin; Tino Rossi
8. "La prière" - Georges Brassens
9. "La complainte de la Butte" - André Claveau; Mouloudji; Patachou; Cora Vaucaire
10. "Un enfant de la balle" - Eddie Constantine; Patachou
11. "Un jour tu verras" - Michèle Arnaud; Marie Darmont; Dany Dauberson; Jacqueline François; Anny Gould
12. "La chéribiricoccola" - Marie-José
13. "I Love Paris" ("I Love Paris") - Lucienne Delyle; Yvette Giraud; Renée Lebas; Luis Mariano; Dario Moreno
14. "Mon pote le gitan" - Yves Montand; Germaine Montrero; Mouloudji; Jacques Vérières
15. "Un ange comme ça" - Lucienne Delyle; Dario Moreno
16. "Viens au creux de mon épaule" - Charles Aznavour; Patachou
17. "Le tango des jours heureux" - André Claveau
18. "La chanson pour l'Auvergnat" - Georges Brassens; Les Compagnons de la Chanson; Juliette Gréco
19. "Anne-Lise" - Dario Moreno
20. "Prisonnière" - Marie-José
21. "Bonjour Pierrette" - Maria Candido
22. "Je t'aime comme ça" - Charles Aznavour; Eddie Constantine
23. "Tchi tchi ou tchi" - Big Mike; Edouard Duleu; Tohama
24. "Magicien" - Lucienne Jeunesse
25. "Luxembourg polka" - André Claveau; Luis Mariano; Line Renaud
26. "Petit indien" - Yvette Giraud; Henri Salvador
27. "Je veux te dire adieu" - Charles Aznavour; Gilbert Bécaud; Patachou
28. "Je t'attendrai" - André Claveau; Marie-José
29. "Mon ami mon ami" - Tino Rossi
30. "Ça bardait" - Eddie Constantine

Notes:

The song at # 1 ("Les lavandières du Portugal") would become a US smash the following year for Joe "Fingers" Carr as "Portuguese Washerwoman".

The song at # 4 ("L'homme et l'enfant") would be taken into various American charts as "Little Child", both by Eddie Albert and Sondra Lee and by Cab and Lael Calloway.

Big Mike, one of the featured artists at # 23, was in fact Michel Legrand under a pseudonym.

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Postby CatoFur » Mon Jan 27, 2014 8:55 pm

October 1955

Previous month's positions in parantheses. The names of the artists who recorded the more popular versions are once again included, listed alphabetically. There are nine new entries.

1. (1.) "Les lavandières du Portugal" - Jacqueline François
2. (7.) "La prière péruvienne" - Andrè Claveau; Andrè Dassary; Luis Mariano; Patrice et Mario; Claude Robin; Tino Rossi
3. (4.) "L'homme et l'enfant" - Eddie Constantine et Tania
4. (3.) "Mambo italiano" ("Mambo Italiano") - Dario Moreno; Line Renaud; Georges Ulmer
5. (2.) "C'est magnifique" ("C'est Magnifique") - Lucienne Delyle; Luis Mariano; Dario Moreno
6. (6.) "Un petit peu d'argent" - Yvette Giraud; Lisette Jambel; Michèle Matey
7. (11.) "Un jour tu verras" - Michèle Arnaud; Marie Darmont; Dany Dauberson; Jacqueline François; Anny Gould
8. (9.) "La complainte de la Butte" - André Claveau; Mouloudji; Patachou; Cora Vaucaire
9. (5.) "La grenouille" - Yvette Giraud; Francis Lemarque; Lucienne Vernay
10. (NEW) "Mes mains" - Line Andrès; Gilbert Bécaud; Lucienne Boyer; Jean Bretonnière; Frédérica
11. (NEW) "Gelsomina" - Eddie Barclay; Big Mike
12. (NEW) "Jolie mésange" - Tino Rossi
13. (NEW) "Istamboul" ("Istanbul (Not Constantinople)") - Dario Moreno
14. (12.) "La chéribiricoccola" - Marie-José
15. (15.) "Un ange comme ça" - Lucienne Delyle; Dario Moreno
16. (16.) "Viens au creux de mon épaule" - Charles Aznavour; Patachou
17. (23.) "Tchi tchi ou tchi" - Big Mike; Edouard Duleu; Tohama
18. (22.) "Je t'aime comme ça" - Charles Aznavour; Eddie Constantine
19. (NEW) "O mon papa!" ("O mein Papa") - Lys Assia; Tino Rossi
20. (10.) "Un enfant de la balle" - Eddie Constantine; Patachou
21. (13.) "I Love Paris" ("I Love Paris") - Lucienne Delyle; Yvette Giraud; Renée Lebas; Luis Mariano; Dario Moreno
22. (20.) "Prisonnière" - Marie-José
23.
24. (NEW) "Le rififi" - Big Mike; Lucienne Delyle; Magali Noël
25. (26.) "Petit indien" - Yvette Giraud; Henri Salvador
26. (18.) "La chanson pour l'Auvergnat" - Georges Brassens; Les Compagnons de la Chanson; Juliette Gréco
27. (NEW) "C'ètait mon copain" - Gilbert Bécaud; Les Compagnons de la Chanson
28. (NEW) "Lola (la légende du pays des oiseaux)" ("Lullaby of Birdland") - Les Blue Stars; Jacqueline François
29. (NEW) "On m'a donné une âme" - Dany Dauberson; Mouloudji
30. (30.) "Ça bardait" - Eddie Constantine

Notes:

The song at # 10 ("Mes mains") was adapted into English as "With Your Love", as recorded by Petula Clark (among others).

The title of the song at # 23 is missing on my copy of the chart (republished in "Platine" magazine in 1993). The most likely candidate is the previous month's # 8 ("La prière" by Georges Brassens); if anyone has a copy and can confirm the actual title, please let me know.

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Postby CatoFur » Tue Jan 28, 2014 3:48 pm

November 1955

The chart reduced this month to a top twenty.
Previous month's positions in parantheses. The names of the artists who recorded the more popular versions are once again included, listed alphabetically. There are three new entries and there may or may not be one re-entry (see prevoius post for reasons for the lack of clarity).

1. (1.) "Les lavandières du Portugal" - Jacqueline François
2. (3.) "L'homme et l'enfant" - Eddie Constantine et Tania
3. (2.) "La prière péruvienne" - Andrè Claveau; Andrè Dassary; Luis Mariano; Patrice et Mario; Claude Robin; Tino Rossi
4. (4.) "Mambo italiano" ("Mambo Italiano") - Dario Moreno; Line Renaud; Georges Ulmer
5. (8.) "La complainte de la Butte" - André Claveau; Mouloudji; Patachou; Cora Vaucaire
6. (NEW) "Le tango de l'éléphant" ("Elephant Tango") - Line Renaud
7. (5.) "C'est magnifique" ("C'est Magnifique") - Lucienne Delyle; Luis Mariano; Dario Moreno
8. (11.) "Gelsomina" - Eddie Barclay; Big Mike
9. (6.) "Un petit peu d'argent" - Yvette Giraud; Lisette Jambel; Michèle Matey
10. (7.) "Un jour tu verras" - Michèle Arnaud; Marie Darmont; Dany Dauberson; Jacqueline François; Anny Gould
11. (17.) "Tchi tchi ou tchi" - Big Mike; Edouard Duleu; Tohama
12. (26.) "La chanson pour l'Auvergnat" - Georges Brassens; Les Compagnons de la Chanson; Juliette Gréco
13. (9.) "La grenouille" - Yvette Giraud; Francis Lemarque; Lucienne Vernay
14. (10.) "Mes mains" - Line Andrès; Gilbert Bécaud; Lucienne Boyer; Jean Bretonnière; Frédérica
15. (16.) "Viens au creux de mon épaule" - Charles Aznavour; Patachou
16. (NEW) "Sur ma vie" - Charles Aznavour; Lucienne Delyle; Dario Moreno
17. (RE?) "La prière" - Georges Brassens
18. (15.) "Un ange comme ça" - Lucienne Delyle; Dario Moreno
19. (20.) "Un enfant de la balle" - Eddie Constantine; Patachou
20. (NEW) "Je me sens si bien" - Dario Moreno

Notes:
The song at # 16 ("Sur ma vie") was adapted into English as "Believe in Me", as recorded by Robert Earl.

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Postby CatoFur » Tue Feb 11, 2014 9:30 pm

December 1955

The chart this month remaimed a top twenty. Previous month's positions in parantheses. The names of the artists who recorded the more popular versions are once again included, listed alphabetically. There are two new entries and one re-entry. There was a tie at #12 and another at #19, so there was no entry at #13 or #20.

1. (2.) "L'homme et l'enfant" - Eddie Constantine et Tania
2. (3.) "La prière péruvienne" - Andrè Claveau; Andrè Dassary; Luis Mariano; Patrice et Mario; Claude Robin; Tino Rossi
3. (1.) "Les lavandières du Portugal" - Jacqueline François
4. (6.) "Le tango de l'éléphant" ("Elephant Tango") - Line Renaud
5. (5.) "La complainte de la Butte" - André Claveau; Mouloudji; Patachou; Cora Vaucaire
6. (8.) "Gelsomina" - Eddie Barclay; Big Mike
7. (9.) "Un petit peu d'argent" - Yvette Giraud; Lisette Jambel; Michèle Matey
8. (16.) "Sur ma vie" - Charles Aznavour; Lucienne Delyle; Dario Moreno
9. (NEW) "Tantina de Burgos" - Annie Cordy
10. (4.) "Mambo italiano" ("Mambo Italiano") - Dario Moreno; Line Renaud; Georges Ulmer
11. (12.) "La chanson pour l'Auvergnat" - Georges Brassens; Les Compagnons de la Chanson; Juliette Gréco
=12. (10.) "Un jour tu verras" - Michèle Arnaud; Marie Darmont; Dany Dauberson; Jacqueline François; Anny Gould
=12. (17.) "La prière" - Georges Brassens
14. (11.) "Tchi tchi ou tchi" - Big Mike; Edouard Duleu; Tohama
15. (7.) "C'est magnifique" ("C'est Magnifique") - Lucienne Delyle; Luis Mariano; Dario Moreno
16. (20.) "Je me sens si bien" - Dario Moreno
17. (13.) "La grenouille" - Yvette Giraud; Francis Lemarque; Lucienne Vernay
=18. (NEW) "Etrangère au paradis" ("Stranger in Paradise") - Gloria Lasso
=18. (NEW) "Etranger au paradis" ("Stranger in Paradise") Dario Moreno
=19. (14.) "Mes mains" - Line Andrès; Gilbert Bécaud; Lucienne Boyer; Jean Bretonnière; Frédérica
=19. (RE.) "Jolie mèsange" - Tino Rossi

Notes:

The song at # 18 carried two different titles ("Étrangère au paradis" or "Étranger au paradis") depending on the gender of the vocalist. They were listed together, as despite the titles, they were the same song.

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Postby CatoFur » Tue Feb 11, 2014 9:57 pm

January 1956

The chart remaimed a top twenty throughout 1956. As before, I have given the previous month's positions in parantheses. The names of the artists who recorded the more popular versions are once again included, listed alphabetically. In some cases, there are new names for songs that charted in 1955 as more singers recorded the songs; where this happens, I have put the additional names in CAPITALS. As I cannot trace release dates for all versions, on occasion some of the versions listed may not have been issued until later in a record's run. There are two new entries and one re-entry.

1. (1.) "L'homme et l'enfant" - Eddie Constantine et Tania
2. (2.) "La prière péruvienne" - Andrè Claveau; Andrè Dassary; Luis Mariano; Patrice et Mario; Claude Robin; Tino Rossi
3. (3.) "Les lavandières du Portugal" - Jacqueline François; YVETTE GIRAUD
4. (6.) "Le tango de l'éléphant" ("Elephant Tango") - LES BINGSTERS; Line Renaud
=5. (18.) "Etrangère au paradis" ("Stranger in Paradise") - Gloria Lasso
=5. (18.) "Etranger au paradis" ("Stranger in Paradise") - LUIS MARIANO; Dario Moreno
6. (5.) "La complainte de la Butte" - André Claveau; Mouloudji; Patachou; Cora Vaucaire
7. (7.) "Un petit peu d'argent" - Yvette Giraud; Lisette Jambel; Michèle Matey
8. (8.) "Sur ma vie" - Charles Aznavour; LES COMPAGNONS DE LA CHANSON; Lucienne Delyle; JACQUELINE FRANÇOIS; Dario Moreno; LINE RENAUD
9. (11.) "La chanson pour l'Auvergnat" - Georges Brassens; Les Compagnons de la Chanson; Juliette Gréco
10. (6.) "Gelsomina" - Eddie Barclay; Big Mike; LUCIENNE DELYLE
11. (12.) "Un jour tu verras" - Michèle Arnaud; Marie Darmont; Dany Dauberson; Jacqueline François; Anny Gould; MOULOUDJI; LINE RENAUD
12. (9.) "Tantina de Burgos" - Annie Cordy
13. (10.) "Mambo italiano" ("Mambo Italiano") - Dario Moreno; Line Renaud; Georges Ulmer
14. (14.) "Tchi tchi ou tchi" - Big Mike; Edouard Duleu; Tohama
15. (16.) "Je me sens si bien" - LUCIENNE DELYLE; Dario Moreno
16. (NEW) "Mister Banjo" ("Hey Mr Banjo") - Line Renaud
17. (15.) "C'est magnifique" ("C'est Magnifique") - Lucienne Delyle; Luis Mariano; Dario Moreno
18. (12.) "La prière" - Georges Brassens
19. (NEW) "Toi mon démon" - Gloria Lasso
20. (RE) "Un ange comme ça" - Lucienne Delyle; Dario Moreno

Notes:

Interestingly (or not), given the criticism later meted out to the yé-yé generation for being reliant on foreign material, five of the above list (25%) come from foreign sources - #4, #5, #13, #16 and #17.

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Postby CatoFur » Thu Feb 13, 2014 8:11 pm

February 1956

As before, I have given the previous month's positions in parantheses. The names of the artists who recorded the more popular versions are once again included, listed alphabetically. As I cannot trace release dates for all versions, on occasion some of the versions listed may not have been issued until later in a record's run. There are four new entries and no re-entries. There was a tie at #13, so there was no entry at #14.

1. (NEW) "Amour, castagnettes et tango" ("Hernando's Hideaway") - Lucienne Delyle; Gloria Lasso
=2. (5.) "Etrangère au paradis" ("Stranger in Paradise") - Gloria Lasso
=2. (5.) "Etranger au paradis" ("Stranger in Paradise") - Luis Mariano; Dario Moreno
3. (2.) "La prière péruvienne" - André Claveau; André Dassary; Luis Mariano; Patrice et Mario; Claude Robin; Tino Rossi
4. (8.) "Sur ma vie" - Charles Aznavour; Les Compagnons de la Chanson; Lucienne Delyle; Jacqueline François; Dario Moreno; Line Renaud
5. (6.) "La complainte de la Butte" - André Claveau; Mouloudji; Patachou; Cora Vaucaire
6. (3.) "Les lavandières du Portugal" - Jacqueline François; Yvette Giraud
7. (NEW) "Samba fantastique" - Jacqueline François; Yvette Giraud; Anny Gould
8. (1.) "L'homme et l'enfant" - Eddie Constantine et Tania
9. (4.) "Le tango de l'éléphant" ("Elephant Tango") - Les Bingsters; Line Renaud
10. (NEW) "Mandolino" ("Mandolino") - Gloria Lasso
11. (16.) "Mister Banjo" ("Hey Mr Banjo") - Line Renaud
12. (9.) "La chanson pour l'Auvergnat" - Georges Brassens; Les Compagnons de la Chanson; Juliette Gréco
=13. (10.) "Gelsomina" - Eddie Barclay; Big Mike; Lucienne Delyle
=13. (12.) "Tantina de Burgos" - Annie Cordy
15. (15.) "Je me sens si bien" - Lucienne Delyle; Dario Moreno
16. (14.) "Tchi tchi ou tchi" - Big Mike; Edouard Duleu; Tohama
17. (11.) "Un jour tu verras" - Michèle Arnaud; Marie Darmont; Dany Dauberson; Jacqueline François; Anny Gould; Mouloudji; Line Renaud
18. (NEW) "Chiens perdus sans collier" - Jacqueline François; Luis Mariano
19. (19.) "Toi mon démon" - Gloria Lasso
20. (13.) "Mambo italiano" ("Mambo Italiano") - Dario Moreno; Line Renaud; Georges Ulmer

Notes:
The song at #10 ("Mandolino") carried the same title as the US original by Les Paul, although it had a French lyric.

March 1956

There is one only new entry but there are three re-entries. There was a tie at #10 and another at #18, so there was no entry at #11 or #19.

=1. (2.) "Etrangère au paradis" ("Stranger in Paradise") - Gloria Lasso
=1. (2.) "Etranger au paradis" ("Stranger in Paradise") - Luis Mariano; Dario Moreno
2. (5.) "La complainte de la Butte" - André Claveau; Mouloudji; Patachou; Cora Vaucaire
3. (3.) "La prière péruvienne" - André Claveau; André Dassary; Luis Mariano; Patrice et Mario; Claude Robin; Tino Rossi
4. (4.) "Sur ma vie" - Charles Aznavour; Les Compagnons de la Chanson; Lucienne Delyle; Jacqueline François; Dario Moreno; Line Renaud
5. (1.) "Amour, castagnettes et tango" ("Hernando's Hideaway") - Lucienne Delyle; Gloria Lasso
6. (13.) "Tantina de Burgos" - Annie Cordy
7. (7.) "Samba fantastique" - Jacqueline François; Yvette Giraud; Anny Gould
8. (18.) "Chiens perdus sans collier" - Jacqueline François; Luis Mariano
9. (10.) "Mandolino" ("Mandolino") - Gloria Lasso
=10. (6.) "Les lavandières du Portugal" - Jacqueline François; Yvette Giraud
=10. (9.) "Le tango de l'éléphant" ("Elephant Tango") - Les Bingsters; Line Renaud
12. (19.) "Toi mon démon" - Gloria Lasso
13. (11.) "Mister Banjo" ("Hey Mr Banjo") - Line Renaud
14. (8.) "L'homme et l'enfant" - Eddie Constantine et Tania
15. (RE.) "Un petit peu d'argent" - Yvette Giraud; Lisette Jambel; Michèle Matey
16. (RE.) "La prière" - Georges Brassens
17. (RE.) "Mon pote le gitan" - Yves Montand; Mouloudji
=18. (12.) "La chanson pour l'Auvergnat" - Georges Brassens; Les Compagnons de la Chanson; Juliette Gréco
=18. (16.) "Tchi tchi ou tchi" - Big Mike; Edouard Duleu; Tohama
20. (NEW) "Tango mandoline" - Georges Guétary; Marie-José

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Postby CatoFur » Sat Feb 15, 2014 8:45 pm

There was an error in my recap of the chart for March 1956. The song at #20 was not, as listed, the new entry "Tango mandoline" (by Georges Guétary or Marie-José) but the falling "Gelsomina" (by Eddie Barclay, Big Mike or Lucienne Delyle). "Tango mandoline" makes its bow this month instead.

April 1956

As before, I have given the previous month's positions in parantheses. The names of the artists who recorded the more popular versions are once again included, listed alphabetically. As I cannot trace release dates for all versions, on occasion some of the versions listed may not have been issued until later in a record's run. There are four new entries and no re-entries. There were ties at #13 and at #18, so there was no entry at #14 or #19.

1. (NEW) "Je vais revoir ma blonde" ("The Yellow Rose of Texas") - Henri Decker; Yvette Giraud; Lucien Jeunesse; Dario Moreno; Patrice et Mario
2. (5.) "Amour, castagnettes et tango" ("Hernando's Hideaway") - Lucienne Delyle; Gloria Lasso
3. (4.) "Sur ma vie" - Charles Aznavour; Les Compagnons de la Chanson; Lucienne Delyle; Jacqueline François; Dario Moreno; Line Renaud
=4. (1.) "Etrangère au paradis" ("Stranger in Paradise") - Gloria Lasso
=4. (1.) "Etranger au paradis" ("Stranger in Paradise") - Luis Mariano; Dario Moreno
5. (3.) "La prière péruvienne" - André Claveau; André Dassary; Luis Mariano; Patrice et Mario; Claude Robin; Tino Rossi
6. (2.) "La complainte de la Butte" - André Claveau; Mouloudji; Patachou; Cora Vaucaire
7. (6.) "Tantina de Burgos" - Annie Cordy
8. (14.) "L'homme et l'enfant" - Eddie Constantine et Tania
9. (NEW) "Domani" - Les Bingsters ; André Dassary; Renée Lebas; Patrice et Mario; Claude Robin
10. (10.) "Les lavandières du Portugal" - Jacqueline François; Yvette Giraud
11. (7.) "Samba fantastique" - Jacqueline François; Yvette Giraud; Anny Gould
12. (8.) "Chiens perdus sans collier" - Jacqueline François; Luis Mariano
=13. (10.) "Le tango de l'éléphant" ("Elephant Tango") - Les Bingsters; Line Renaud
=13. (12.) "Toi mon démon" - Gloria Lasso
15. (13.) "Mister Banjo" ("Hey Mr Banjo") - Line Renaud
16. (NEW) "Arrivederci Roma" ("Arrivederci Roma") - Lucienne Delyle; Patrice et Mario; Les Quatre de Paris; Claude Robin
17. (NEW) "Z'yeux bleus" - Renée Lebas; Mouloudji
=18. (9.) "Mandolino" ("Mandolino") - Gloria Lasso
=18. (18.) "La chanson pour l'Auvergnat" - Georges Brassens; Les Compagnons de la Chanson; Juliette Gréco
20. (NEW) "Tango mandoline" - Georges Guétary; Marie-José

Notes: The number of foreign covers is up to seven - over a third.

May 1956

There are three new entries and one re-entry. There was a tie at #8 so there is no entry at #9.

1. (1.) "Je vais revoir ma blonde" ("The Yellow Rose of Texas") - Henri Decker; Yvette Giraud; Lucien Jeunesse; Dario Moreno; Patrice et Mario
=2. (4.) "Etrangère au paradis" ("Stranger in Paradise") - Gloria Lasso
=2. (4.) "Etranger au paradis" ("Stranger in Paradise") - Luis Mariano; Dario Moreno
3. (3.) "Sur ma vie" - Charles Aznavour; Les Compagnons de la Chanson; Lucienne Delyle; Jacqueline François; Dario Moreno; Line Renaud
4. (NEW) "La ballade de Davy Crockett" ("Ballad of Davy Crockett") - Annie Cordy; Les Trois Ménéstrels
5. (7.) "Tantina de Burgos" - Annie Cordy
6. (5.) "La prière péruvienne" - André Claveau; André Dassary; Luis Mariano; Patrice et Mario; Claude Robin; Tino Rossi
7. (16.) "Arrivederci Roma" ("Arrivederci Roma") - Lucienne Delyle; Patrice et Mario; Les Quatre de Paris; Claude Robin
=8. (6.) "La complainte de la Butte" - André Claveau; Mouloudji; Patachou; Cora Vaucaire
=8. (9.) "Domani" - Les Bingsters ; André Dassary; Renée Lebas; Patrice et Mario; Claude Robin
10. (NEW) "Les enchaînés" ("Unchained Melody") - Claude Goaty; Mouloudji; Line Renaud
11. (2.) "Amour, castagnettes et tango" ("Hernando's Hideaway") - Lucienne Delyle; Gloria Lasso
12. (11.) "Samba fantastique" - Jacqueline François; Yvette Giraud; Anny Gould
13. (13.) "Toi mon démon" - Gloria Lasso
14. (10.) "Les lavandières du Portugal" - Jacqueline François; Yvette Giraud
15. (12.) "Chiens perdus sans collier" - Jacqueline François; Luis Mariano
16. (13.) "Le tango de l'éléphant" ("Elephant Tango") - Les Bingsters; Line Renaud
17. (8.) "L'homme et l'enfant" - Eddie Constantine et Tania
18. (NEW) "La fête brésilien" - Dario Moreno
19. (RE.) "Un jour tu verras" - Michèle Arnaud; Marie Darmont; Dany Dauberson; Jacqueline François; Anny Gould; Mouloudji; Line Renaud
20. (18.) "La chanson pour l'Auvergnat" - Georges Brassens; Les Compagnons de la Chanson; Juliette Gréco

June 1956

There are four new entries and one re-entry. There was a tie at #20 so there are 21 songs in this month's chart.

1. (1.) "Je vais revoir ma blonde" ("The Yellow Rose of Texas") - Henri Decker; Yvette Giraud; Lucien Jeunesse; Dario Moreno; Patrice et Mario
2. (4.) "La ballade de Davy Crockett" ("Ballad of Davy Crockett") - Annie Cordy; Les Trois Ménéstrels
3. (8.) "Domani" - Les Bingsters ; André Dassary; Renée Lebas; Patrice et Mario; Claude Robin
=4. (2.) "Etrangère au paradis" ("Stranger in Paradise") - Gloria Lasso
=4. (2.) "Etranger au paradis" ("Stranger in Paradise") - Luis Mariano; Dario Moreno
5. (3.) "Sur ma vie" - Charles Aznavour; Les Compagnons de la Chanson; Lucienne Delyle; Jacqueline François; Dario Moreno; Line Renaud
6. (7.) "Arrivederci Roma" ("Arrivederci Roma") - Lucienne Delyle; Patrice et Mario; Les Quatre de Paris; Claude Robin
7. (NEW) "Alors raconte" - Gilbert Bécaud; Les Blue Stars; Les Compagnons de la Chanson
8. (5.) "Tantina de Burgos" - Annie Cordy
9. (15.) "Chiens perdus sans collier" - Jacqueline François; Luis Mariano
10. (8.) "La complainte de la Butte" - André Claveau; Mouloudji; Patachou; Cora Vaucaire
11. (12.) "Samba fantastique" - Jacqueline François; Yvette Giraud; Anny Gould
12. (13.) "Toi mon démon" - Gloria Lasso
13. (NEW) "La corrida" - Gilbert Bécaud
14. (6.) "La prière péruvienne" - André Claveau; André Dassary; Luis Mariano; Patrice et Mario; Claude Robin; Tino Rossi
15. (10.) "Les enchaînés" ("Unchained Melody") - Claude Goaty; Mouloudji; Line Renaud
16. (11.) "Amour, castagnettes et tango" ("Hernando's Hideaway") - Lucienne Delyle; Gloria Lasso
17. (14.) "Les lavandières du Portugal" - Jacqueline François; Yvette Giraud
18. (20.) "La chanson pour l'Auvergnat" - Georges Brassens; Les Compagnons de la Chanson; Juliette Gréco
=19. (NEW) "Malagueña" - Gloria Lasso
=19. (NEW) "Malagueña" - Caterina Valente
=20. (RE.) "La prière" - Georges Brassens
=20. (NEW) "La plus belle chose au monde" ("Love Is a Many Splendoured Thing") - André Dassary; Anny Gould; Luis Mariano

Notes:

The song at #19 carried the same title ("Malagueña") in both its French (by Gloria Lasso) and foreign (by Caterina Valente) versions. To indicate this difference, I have listed the two songs as sharing the position, rather than grouping together as for multiple French versions of a song.

The number of foreign songs is up to eight!

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Postby CatoFur » Sat Feb 15, 2014 9:52 pm

July and August 1956

In common with many early French charts, this one combined the sales for July and August together. The two months represented the traditional summer holiday period, which meant that (a) sales were generally lower and (b) obtaining sales returns was more difficult. As a result, there was no chart for July, and a combined one for both months.
As before, I have given the previous month's positions in parantheses. The names of the artists who recorded the more popular versions are once again included, listed alphabetically. As I cannot trace release dates for all versions, on occasion some of the versions listed may not have been issued until later in a record's run.

There are three confirmed new entries (see below) and no re-entries. There was a tie at #20 so there are 21 songs in this month's chart. There was also a tie at #11. My copy of the chart did however give a an entry at #12 but not one at #13. I have therefore moved the song ("Alors raconte") down one place. I have been unable to trace the titles at #16 and #17; the layout of the chart reprints in "Platine" magazine in 1994 suggests that the most likely candidates are those entering at #10 and #15 the following month but as I cannot confirm this, I have left these blank.

1. (1.) "Je vais revoir ma blonde" ("The Yellow Rose of Texas") - Henri Decker; Yvette Giraud; Lucien Jeunesse; Dario Moreno; Patrice et Mario
2. (3.) "Domani" - Les Bingsters ; André Dassary; Renée Lebas; Patrice et Mario; Claude Robin
=3. (4.) "Etrangère au paradis" ("Stranger in Paradise") - Gloria Lasso
=3. (4.) "Etranger au paradis" ("Stranger in Paradise") - Luis Mariano; Dario Moreno
4. (6.) "Arrivederci Roma" ("Arrivederci Roma") - Lucienne Delyle; Patrice et Mario; Les Quatre de Paris; Claude Robin
5. (5.) "Sur ma vie" - Charles Aznavour; Les Compagnons de la Chanson; Lucienne Delyle; Jacqueline François; Dario Moreno; Line Renaud
6. (11.) "Samba fantastique" - Jacqueline François; Yvette Giraud; Anny Gould
7. (2.) "La ballade de Davy Crockett" ("Ballad of Davy Crockett") - Annie Cordy; Les Trois Ménéstrels
8. (8.) "Tantina de Burgos" - Annie Cordy
9. (13.) "La corrida" - Gilbert Bécaud
10. (9.) "Chiens perdus sans collier" - Jacqueline François; Luis Mariano
=11. (10.) "La complainte de la Butte" - André Claveau; Mouloudji; Patachou; Cora Vaucaire
=11. (16.) "Amour, castagnettes et tango" ("Hernando's Hideaway") - Lucienne Delyle; Gloria Lasso
13. (7.) "Alors raconte" - Gilbert Bécaud; Les Blue Stars; Les Compagnons de la Chanson
14. (NEW) "Java" - Lucienne Delyle; Renée Lebas; Marjane; Michèle Matey; Georgette Plana
15. (12.) "Toi mon démon" - Gloria Lasso
16.
17.
18. (14.) "La prière péruvienne" - André Claveau; André Dassary; Luis Mariano; Patrice et Mario; Claude Robin; Tino Rossi
19. (NEW) "Mambo bacan" - Line Renaud
=20. (20.) "La plus belle chose au monde" ("Love Is a Many Splendoured Thing") - André Dassary; Anny Gould; Luis Mariano
=20. (NEW) "La cueillette de coton" - Gloria Lasso

September 1956

There are no confirmed new entries and two possible new entries (see above for details on the confusion) and no re-entries. There were ties at #7 and at #16 so there are no entries at #8 or at #17. There was also a tie at #20 so there are 21 songs in this month's chart.

1. (1.) "Je vais revoir ma blonde" ("The Yellow Rose of Texas") - Henri Decker; Yvette Giraud; Lucien Jeunesse; Dario Moreno; Patrice et Mario
2. (4.) "Arrivederci Roma" ("Arrivederci Roma") - Lucienne Delyle; Patrice et Mario; Les Quatre de Paris; Claude Robin
3. (20.) "La plus belle chose au monde" ("Love Is a Many Splendoured Thing") - André Dassary; Anny Gould; Luis Mariano
4. (2.) "Domani" - Les Bingsters ; André Dassary; Renée Lebas; Patrice et Mario; Claude Robin
5. (10.) "Chiens perdus sans collier" - Jacqueline François; Luis Mariano
6. (15.) "Toi mon démon" - Gloria Lasso
=7. (3.) "Etrangère au paradis" ("Stranger in Paradise") - Gloria Lasso
=7. (3.) "Etranger au paradis" ("Stranger in Paradise") - Luis Mariano; Dario Moreno
=7. (14.) "Java" - Lucienne Delyle; Renée Lebas; Marjane; Michèle Matey; Georgette Plana
9. (9.) "La corrida" - Gilbert Bécaud
10. (NEW?) "Mèditerranée" - Tino Rossi
11. (5.) "Sur ma vie" - Charles Aznavour; Les Compagnons de la Chanson; Lucienne Delyle; Jacqueline François; Dario Moreno; Line Renaud
12. (7.) "La ballade de Davy Crockett" ("Ballad of Davy Crockett") - Annie Cordy; Les Trois Ménéstrels
13. (13.) "Alors raconte" - Gilbert Bécaud; Les Blue Stars; Les Compagnons de la Chanson
14. (8.) "Tantina de Burgos" - Annie Cordy
15. (NEW?) "L'homme à la moto" ("Black Denim Trousers and Motorcycle Boots") - Édith Piaf
=16. (6.) "Samba fantastique" - Jacqueline François; Yvette Giraud; Anny Gould
=16. (19.) "Mambo bacan" - Line Renaud
18. (18.) "La prière péruvienne" - André Claveau; André Dassary; Luis Mariano; Patrice et Mario; Claude Robin; Tino Rossi
19. (20.) "La cueillette de coton" -Gloria Lasso
=20. (11.) "La complainte de la Butte" - André Claveau; Mouloudji; Patachou; Cora Vaucaire
=20. (11.) "Amour, castagnettes et tango" ("Hernando's Hideaway") - Lucienne Delyle; Gloria Lasso

Notes:

The top three are all adapted from foreign songs. One third of the songs featured (seven out of twenty-one) are foreign. Even Édith Piaf is getting in on the act at #15 with the first French version of a Leiber and Stoller song.

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Postby CatoFur » Sun Feb 16, 2014 8:29 pm

October 1956

As before, I have given the previous month's positions in parantheses. The names of the artists who recorded the more popular versions are once again included, listed alphabetically. As I cannot trace release dates for all versions, on occasion some of the versions listed may not have been issued until later in a record's run.

There are five new entries and no re-entries. There were ties at #3, at #16 and at #18, so there are no entries at #4, at #17 or at #19.

1. (1.) "Je vais revoir ma blonde" ("The Yellow Rose of Texas") - Henri Decker; Yvette Giraud; Lucien Jeunesse; Dario Moreno; Patrice et Mario
2. (2.) "Arrivederci Roma" ("Arrivederci Roma") - Lucienne Delyle; Patrice et Mario; Les Quatre de Paris; Claude Robin
=3. (4.) "Domani" - Les Bingsters ; André Dassary; Renée Lebas; Patrice et Mario; Claude Robin
=3. (6.) "Toi mon démon" - Gloria Lasso
5. (7.) "Java" - Lucienne Delyle; Renée Lebas; Marjane; Michèle Matey; Georgette Plana
6. (3.) "La plus belle chose au monde" ("Love Is a Many Splendoured Thing") - André Dassary; Anny Gould; Luis Mariano
7. (10.) "Mèditerranée" - Tino Rossi
8. (5.) "Chiens perdus sans collier" - Jacqueline François; Luis Mariano
9. (9.) "La corrida" - Gilbert Bécaud
10. (19.) "La cuillette de coton" - Gloria Lasso
11. (13.) "Alors raconte" - Gilbert Bécaud; Les Blue Stars; Les Compagnons de la Chanson
12. (11.) "Sur ma vie" - Charles Aznavour; Les Compagnons de la Chanson; Lucienne Delyle; Jacqueline François; Dario Moreno; Line Renaud
13. (NEW) "Les amants d'un jour" - Édith Piaf
14. (12.) "La ballade de Davy Crockett" ("Ballad of Davy Crockett") - Annie Cordy; Les Trois Ménéstrels
=15. (7.) "Etrangère au paradis" ("Stranger in Paradise") - Gloria Lasso
=15. (7.) "Etranger au paradis" ("Stranger in Paradise") - Luis Mariano; Dario Moreno
=16. (NEW) "L'herbe parfumée" - Georges Blanès; Yvette Horner
=16. (NEW) "Adieu Lisbonne" ("Lisboa Antigua") - Gloria Lasso; Dario Moreno
=18. (NEW) "Concerto d'automne" - Solange Berry ; Georges Blanès
=18. (15.) "L'homme à la moto" ("Black Denim Trousers and Motorcycle Boots") - Édith Piaf
20. (NEW) "Vivre avec toi" - Charles Aznavour; Patachou

November 1956

There are three new entries and no re-entries. There was a three-way tie at #13 and at #20, and a tie at #16 , so there are no entries at #14, at #15 or at #17. There are 22 songs on this chart.

1. (1.) "Je vais revoir ma blonde" ("The Yellow Rose of Texas") - Henri Decker; Yvette Giraud; Lucien Jeunesse; Dario Moreno; Patrice et Mario
2. (2.) "Arrivederci Roma" ("Arrivederci Roma") - Lucienne Delyle; Patrice et Mario; Les Quatre de Paris; Claude Robin
3. (4.) "Domani" - Les Bingsters ; André Dassary; Renée Lebas; Patrice et Mario; Claude Robin
4. (6.) "La plus belle chose au monde" ("Love Is a Many Splendoured Thing") - André Dassary; Anny Gould; Luis Mariano
5. (5.) "Java" - Lucienne Delyle; Renée Lebas; Marjane; Michèle Matey; Georgette Plana
6. (9.) "La corrida" - Gilbert Bécaud
7. (10.) "La cuillette de coton" - Gloria Lasso
8. (7.) "Mèditerranée" - Tino Rossi
9. (16.) "L'herbe parfumée" - Georges Blanès; Yvette Horner
10. (11.) "Alors raconte" - Gilbert Bécaud; Les Blue Stars; Les Compagnons de la Chanson
=11. (15.) "Etrangère au paradis" ("Stranger in Paradise") - Gloria Lasso
=11. (15.) "Etranger au paradis" ("Stranger in Paradise") - Luis Mariano; Dario Moreno
12. (12.) "Sur ma vie" - Charles Aznavour; Les Compagnons de la Chanson; Lucienne Delyle; Jacqueline François; Dario Moreno; Line Renaud
=13. (3.) "Toi mon démon" - Gloria Lasso
=13. (8.) "Chiens perdus sans collier" - Jacqueline François; Luis Mariano
=13. (16.) "Adieu Lisbonne" ("Lisboa Antigua") - Gloria Lasso; Dario Moreno
=16. (NEW) "Que sera sera" ("Whatever Will Be Will Be") - Michèle Arnaud; Solange Berry; Jacqueline François; Claude Goaty; Line Renaud
=16. (NEW) "Whatever Will Be Will Be" - Doris Day
=16. (13.) "Les amants d'un jour" - Édith Piaf
18. (18.) "Concerto d'automne" - Solange Berry ; Georges Blanès
19. (NEW) "Le pays d'où je viens" - Gilbert Bécaud
20. (14.) "La ballade de Davy Crockett" ("Ballad of Davy Crockett") - Annie Cordy; Les Trois Ménéstrels
20. (20.) "Vivre avec toi" - Charles Aznavour; Patachou
20. (NEW) "Prends du bon temps" ("My Bonnie Lassie") - Les Bingsters; Jean Vallin

Notes:

The new entry at #16 was available in the original version by Doris Day as well as in multiple French versions. As the two lyrics (and titles) are different (although evidently the same song), I have listed them separately in the chart, sharing the same placing.

December 1956

There is only new entry and no re-entries. There was a three-way tie at #18, so there are no entries at #19 or at #20.

1. (1.) "Je vais revoir ma blonde" ("The Yellow Rose of Texas") - Henri Decker; Yvette Giraud; Lucien Jeunesse; Dario Moreno; Patrice et Mario
2. (2.) "Arrivederci Roma" ("Arrivederci Roma") - Lucienne Delyle; Patrice et Mario; Les Quatre de Paris; Claude Robin
3. (4.) "La plus belle chose au monde" ("Love Is a Many Splendoured Thing") - André Dassary; Anny Gould; Luis Mariano
=4. (16.) "Que sera sera" ("Whatever Will Be Will Be") - Michèle Arnaud; Solange Berry; Jacqueline François; Claude Goaty; Line Renaud
=4. (16.) "Whatever Will Be Will Be" - Doris Day
5. (6.) "La corrida" - Gilbert Bécaud
6. (3.) "Domani" - Les Bingsters ; André Dassary; Renée Lebas; Patrice et Mario; Claude Robin
7. (NEW) "Viens valser avec Papa" ("Come Pretty Little Girl") - André Claveau
8. (5.) "Java" - Lucienne Delyle; Renée Lebas; Marjane; Michèle Matey; Georgette Plana
=9. (9.) "L'herbe parfumée" - Georges Blanès; Yvette Horner
=9. (13.) "Chiens perdus sans collier" - Jacqueline François; Luis Mariano
11. (7.) "La cuillette de coton" - Gloria Lasso
12. (16.) "Les amants d'un jour" - Édith Piaf
13. (10.) "Alors raconte" - Gilbert Bécaud; Les Blue Stars; Les Compagnons de la Chanson
14. (12.) "Sur ma vie" - Charles Aznavour; Les Compagnons de la Chanson; Lucienne Delyle; Jacqueline François; Dario Moreno; Line Renaud
=15. (11.) "Etrangère au paradis" ("Stranger in Paradise") - Gloria Lasso
=15. (11.) "Etranger au paradis" ("Stranger in Paradise") - Luis Mariano; Dario Moreno
=15. (13.) "Adieu Lisbonne" ("Lisboa Antigua") - Gloria Lasso; Dario Moreno
17. (19.) "Le pays d'où je viens" - Gilbert Bécaud
=18. (8.) "Mèditerranée" - Tino Rossi
=18. (13.) "Toi mon démon" - Gloria Lasso
=18. (20.) "La ballade de Davy Crockett" ("Ballad of Davy Crockett") - Annie Cordy; Les Trois Ménéstrels

Notes:

As the year ends, there are eight foreign songs on the chart, including the entire top four. One of them (at #4) is also charting in its original American version. The dominance of traditional French chanson is starting to crack.....

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Postby CatoFur » Mon Feb 17, 2014 10:04 pm

January 1957

As before, I have given the previous month's positions in parantheses. The names of the artists who recorded the more popular versions are once again included, listed alphabetically. For songs that originally charted in 1956, I have (where relevant) added the names of additional performers whose versions appeared in 1957 - these are listed in capital letters. As I cannot trace release dates for all versions, on occasion some of the versions listed may not have been issued until later in a record's run.

There are two new entries and one re-entry. There was a tie at #11 and at #17, so there are no entries at #12 or at #18. There is also a tie at #20, so there are 21 songs on this chart.

=1. (4.) "Que sera sera" ("Whatever Will Be Will Be") - Michèle Arnaud; Solange Berry; FRANÇOIS DEGUELT; Jacqueline François; Claude Goaty; GEORGES GUÉTARY; LUIS MARIANO; PATACHOU; Line Renaud
=1. (4.) "Whatever Will Be Will Be" - Doris Day
2. (1.) "Je vais revoir ma blonde" ("The Yellow Rose of Texas") - LES COMPAGNONS DE LA CHANSON ; Henri Decker; Yvette Giraud; Lucien Jeunesse; Dario Moreno; Patrice et Mario
3. (2.) "Arrivederci Roma" ("Arrivederci Roma") - Lucienne Delyle; LUIS MARIANO; Patrice et Mario; Les Quatre de Paris; Claude Robin; TINO ROSSI
4. (3.) "La plus belle chose au monde" ("Love Is a Many Splendoured Thing") - André Dassary; Anny Gould; Luis Mariano
5. (6.) "Domani" ("Domani") - Les Bingsters ; André Dassary; GEORGES GUÉTARY; Renée Lebas; MARJANE; Patrice et Mario; Claude Robin
6. (8.) "Java" - Lucienne Delyle; Renée Lebas; Marjane; Michèle Matey; Georgette Plana
7. (NEW) "Bambino" ("Guaglione") - Dalida; Georges Guétary; Gloria Lasso
8. (7.) "Viens valser avec Papa" ("Come Pretty Little Girl") - André Claveau
9. (15.) "Adieu Lisbonne" ("Lisboa Antigua") - Gloria Lasso; Dario Moreno
10. (5.) "La corrida" - Gilbert Bécaud
=11. (18.) "Mèditerranée" - Tino Rossi
=11. (18.) "La ballade de Davy Crockett" ("Ballad of Davy Crockett") - JUAN CATALANO; Annie Cordy; Les Trois Ménéstrels
13. (11.) "La cuillette de coton" - Gloria Lasso
14. (12.) "Les amants d'un jour" - Édith Piaf
15. (9.) "L'herbe parfumée" - Georges Blanès; LUCIENNE DELYLE; FRÉDÉRICA; Yvette Horner; PIERRE MALAR
16. (14.) "Sur ma vie" - Charles Aznavour; Les Compagnons de la Chanson; Lucienne Delyle; Jacqueline François; Dario Moreno; Line Renaud
=17. (NEW) "On ne sait jamais" - Charles Aznavour; Jacqueline François
=17. (18.) "Toi mon démon" - Gloria Lasso
=19. (15.) "Etrangère au paradis" ("Stranger in Paradise") - Gloria Lasso
=19. (15.) "Etranger au paradis" ("Stranger in Paradise") - Luis Mariano; Dario Moreno
=20. (RE.) "Concerto d'automne" - Solange Berry ; Georges Blanès
=20. (9.) "Chiens perdus sans collier" - Jacqueline François; Luis Mariano

Notes:

Although not previously referenced here as a cover of a foreign song, "Domani" (#5) is in fact adapted from an Italian song of the same name, popularised by Renato Carasone. This error is corrected with effect from this month. This means that 10 out of 21 songs originated outside France - almost half. Even more notable; eight of the top ten come from foreign sources.

February 1957

There are six new entries and no re-entries. There was a tie at #6, so there is no entry at #7. There is also a three-way tie at #19, so there is no entry at #20 and there are 21 songs on this chart.

=1. (1.) "Que sera sera" ("Whatever Will Be Will Be") - Michèle Arnaud; Solange Berry; François Deguelt; Jacqueline François; Claude Goaty; Georges Guétary; Luis Mariano; Patachou; Line Renaud
=1. (1.) "Whatever Will Be Will Be" - Doris Day
2. (7.) "Bambino" ("Guaglione") - Dalida; Georges Guétary; Gloria Lasso
3. (3.) "Arrivederci Roma" ("Arrivederci Roma") - Lucienne Delyle; Luis Mariano; Patrice et Mario; Les Quatre de Paris; Claude Robin; Tino Rossi
4. (2.) "Je vais revoir ma blonde" ("The Yellow Rose of Texas") - Les Compagnons de la Chanson ; Henri Decker; Yvette Giraud; Lucien Jeunesse; Dario Moreno; Patrice et Mario
5. (5.) "Domani" ("Domani") - Les Bingsters ; André Dassary; Georges Guétary; Renée Lebas; Marjane; Patrice et Mario; Claude Robin
=6. (4.) "La plus belle chose au monde" ("Love Is a Many Splendoured Thing") - André Dassary; Anny Gould; Luis Mariano
=6. (6.) "Java" - Lucienne Delyle; Renée Lebas; Marjane; Michèle Matey; Georgette Plana
8. (9.) "Adieu Lisbonne" ("Lisboa Antigua") - Gloria Lasso; Dario Moreno
9. (11.) "Mèditerranée" - Tino Rossi
10. (8.) "Viens valser avec Papa" ("Come Pretty Little Girl") - André Claveau
11. (14.) "Les amants d'un jour" - Édith Piaf
12. (NEW) "Canastos" ("Canastos") - Gloria Lasso et Luis Mariano
13. (NEW) "Le tango des Pyrénées" - André Dassary; Frédérica; Marie-José; Claude Robin
14. (NEW) "Les âmes fières" ("The Proud Ones") - André Dassary; François Deguelt; Roland Gerbeau; John William
15. (NEW) "Le torrent" - Maria Candido; Dalida; Gloria Lasso
16. (17.) "Toi mon démon" - Gloria Lasso
17. (NEW) "Mon petit paradis" - Lucienne Delyle
18. (NEW) "Si tous les gars du monde" - Les Compagnons de la Chanson
=19. (15.) "L'herbe parfumée" - Georges Blanès; Lucienne Delyle; Frédérica; Yvette Horner; Pierre Malar
=19. (17.) "On ne sait jamais" - Charles Aznavour; Jacqueline François
=19. (20.) "Chiens perdus sans collier" - Jacqueline François; Luis Mariano

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Postby CatoFur » Wed Feb 19, 2014 9:58 pm

March 1957

As before, I have given the previous month's positions in parantheses. The names of the artists who recorded the more popular versions are once again included, listed alphabetically. As I cannot trace release dates for all versions, on occasion some of the versions listed may not have been issued until later in a record's run.

There are two new entries and one re-entry.

=1. (1.) "Que sera sera" ("Whatever Will Be Will Be") - Michèle Arnaud; Solange Berry; François Deguelt; Jacqueline François; Claude Goaty; Georges Guétary; Luis Mariano; Patachou; Line Renaud
=1. (1.) "Whatever Will Be Will Be" - Doris Day
2. (2.) "Bambino" ("Guaglione") - Dalida; Georges Guétary; Gloria Lasso
3. (15.) "Le torrent" - Maria Candido; Dalida; Gloria Lasso
4. (3.) "Arrivederci Roma" ("Arrivederci Roma") - Lucienne Delyle; Luis Mariano; Patrice et Mario; Les Quatre de Paris; Claude Robin; Tino Rossi
5. (6.) "La plus belle chose au monde" ("Love Is a Many Splendoured Thing") - André Dassary; Anny Gould; Luis Mariano
6. (4.) "Je vais revoir ma blonde" ("The Yellow Rose of Texas") - Les Compagnons de la Chanson ; Henri Decker; Yvette Giraud; Lucien Jeunesse; Dario Moreno; Patrice et Mario
7. (11.) "Les amants d'un jour" - Édith Piaf
8. (5.) "Domani" ("Domani") - Les Bingsters ; André Dassary; Georges Guétary; Renée Lebas; Marjane; Patrice et Mario; Claude Robin
9. (8.) "Adieu Lisbonne" ("Lisboa Antigua") - Gloria Lasso; Dario Moreno
10. (10.) "Viens valser avec Papa" ("Come Pretty Little Girl") - André Claveau
11. (6.) "Java" - Lucienne Delyle; Renée Lebas; Marjane; Michèle Matey; Georgette Plana
12. (9.) "Mèditerranée" - Tino Rossi
13. (12.) "Canastos" ("Canastos") - Gloria Lasso et Luis Mariano
14. (14.) "Les âmes fières" ("The Proud Ones") - André Dassary; François Deguelt; Roland Gerbeau; John William
15.
16. (NEW) "Sophie" - Jean Philippe
17. (NEW) "La Marie-Vison" - Jacqueline François; Renée Lebas; Félix Marten; Yves Montand
18. (13.) "Le tango des Pyrénées" - André Dassary; Frédérica; Marie-José; Claude Robin
19. (18.) "Si tous les gars du monde" - Les Compagnons de la Chanson
20. (RE.) "La ballade de Davy Crockett" ("Ballad of Davy Crockett") - Juan Catalano; Annie Cordy; Les Trois Ménéstrels

Notes:

There is no entry at #15 on my copy of this chart. If anyone can assist in filling the gap, please let me know.

April 1957

There are two new entries and one re-entry (it is possible that the re-entry is the missing title from the previous month). My copy of the chart has a tie at #9 but also has entries at #10 and #11 but not at #12. I have therefore moved #10 and #11 down one notch. There is also at tie at #18 and so no entry at #19. Finally, there is a tie at #20 so there are 21 songs on this list.

1. (2.) "Bambino" ("Guaglione") - Dalida; Georges Guétary; Gloria Lasso
=2. (1.) "Que sera sera" ("Whatever Will Be Will Be") - Michèle Arnaud; Solange Berry; François Deguelt; Jacqueline François; Claude Goaty; Georges Guétary; Luis Mariano; Patachou; Line Renaud
=2. (1.) "Whatever Will Be Will Be" - Doris Day
3. (3.) "Le torrent" - Maria Candido; Dalida; Gloria Lasso
4. (6.) "Je vais revoir ma blonde" ("The Yellow Rose of Texas") - Les Compagnons de la Chanson ; Henri Decker; Yvette Giraud; Lucien Jeunesse; Dario Moreno; Patrice et Mario
5. (4.) "Arrivederci Roma" ("Arrivederci Roma") - Lucienne Delyle; Luis Mariano; Patrice et Mario; Les Quatre de Paris; Claude Robin; Tino Rossi
6. (8.) "Domani" ("Domani") - Les Bingsters ; André Dassary; Georges Guétary; Renée Lebas; Marjane; Patrice et Mario; Claude Robin
7. (11.) "Java" - Lucienne Delyle; Renée Lebas; Marjane; Michèle Matey; Georgette Plana
8. (7.) "Les amants d'un jour" - Édith Piaf
=9. (9.) "Adieu Lisbonne" ("Lisboa Antigua") - Gloria Lasso; Dario Moreno
=9. (13.) "Canastos" ("Canastos") - Gloria Lasso et Luis Mariano
11. (12.) "Mèditerranée" - Tino Rossi
12. (14.) "Les âmes fières" ("The Proud Ones") - André Dassary; François Deguelt; Roland Gerbeau; John William
13. (16.) "Sophie" - Jean Philippe
14. (5.) "La plus belle chose au monde" ("Love Is a Many Splendoured Thing") - André Dassary; Anny Gould; Luis Mariano
15. (RE.) "L'herbe parfumée" - Georges Blanès; Lucienne Delyle; Frédérica; Yvette Horner; Pierre Malar
16. (18.) "Le tango des Pyrénées" - André Dassary; Frédérica; Marie-José; Claude Robin
17. (10.) "Viens valser avec Papa" ("Come Pretty Little Girl") - André Claveau
=18. (NEW) "Allez à la pêche" ("Don Ciccio 'O Piscatore") - Marcel Amont; Henri Génès
=18. (19.) "Si tous les gars du monde" - Les Compagnons de la Chanson
=20. (NEW) "Les coquettes de Porto Rico" - Patrice et Mario
=20. (RE.) "Chiens perdus sans collier" - Jacqueline François; Luis Mariano

May 1957

There are four new entries and one re-entry. There is also at tie at #18 and so no entry at #19. Finally, there is a tie at #20 so there are 21 songs on this list.

1. (1.) "Bambino" ("Guaglione") - Dalida; Georges Guétary; Gloria Lasso
=2. (2.) "Que sera sera" ("Whatever Will Be Will Be") - Michèle Arnaud; Solange Berry; François Deguelt; Jacqueline François; Claude Goaty; Georges Guétary; Luis Mariano; Patachou; Line Renaud
=2. (2.) "Whatever Will Be Will Be" - Doris Day
3. (3.) "Le torrent" - Maria Candido; Dalida; Gloria Lasso
4. (4.) "Je vais revoir ma blonde" ("The Yellow Rose of Texas") - Les Compagnons de la Chanson ; Henri Decker; Yvette Giraud; Lucien Jeunesse; Dario Moreno; Patrice et Mario
5. (5.) "Arrivederci Roma" ("Arrivederci Roma") - Lucienne Delyle; Luis Mariano; Patrice et Mario; Les Quatre de Paris; Claude Robin; Tino Rossi
=6. (8.) "Les amants d'un jour" - Édith Piaf
=6. (6.) "Domani" ("Domani") - Les Bingsters ; André Dassary; Georges Guétary; Renée Lebas; Marjane; Patrice et Mario; Claude Robin
8. (NEW) "Hop digui di" ("Hot Diggety (Dog Ziggety Boom)") - Eddie Constantine; Annie Cordy; Henri Génès
=9. (11.) "Mèditerranée" - Tino Rossi
=9. (14.) "La plus belle chose au monde" ("Love Is a Many Splendoured Thing") - André Dassary; Anny Gould; Luis Mariano
=9. (17.) "Viens valser avec Papa" ("Come Pretty Little Girl") - André Claveau
=12. (NEW) "Tu n'as pas très bon caractère" ("Scapricciatiello") - Maria Candido; Dalida; Lucienne Delyle; Patrice et Mario; Tino Rossi
=12. (NEW) "Coquelicots polka" ("Bluebell Polka") - Annie Cordy; Lisette Jambel; Patrice et Mario
=12. (9.) "Canastos" ("Canastos") - Gloria Lasso et Luis Mariano
15. (NEW) "Quadrille au village" ("The Farmer and the Cowman") - André Claveau; Yvette Giraud; Patrice et Mario
=16. (7.) "Java" - Lucienne Delyle; Renée Lebas; Marjane; Michèle Matey; Georgette Plana
=16. (9.) "Adieu Lisbonne" ("Lisboa Antigua") - Gloria Lasso; Dario Moreno
18. (RE.) "La Marie-Vison" - Jacqueline François; Renée Lebas; Félix Marten; Yves Montand
19. (18.) "Si tous les gars du monde" - Les Compagnons de la Chanson
20. (16.) "Le tango des Pyrénées" - André Dassary; Frédérica; Marie-José; Claude Robin

Notes:

Thirteen out of twenty songs from foreign sources. Nothing vaguely resembling rock 'n'roll yet though.

Coming up: June 1957

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Postby CatoFur » Thu Feb 20, 2014 5:44 am

Quick amendment: The song "Samba fantastique" (Jacqueline François; Yvette Giraud; Anny Gould, entered in February 1956) turns out to be another adaptation of a foreign song. Original title - "Samba fantastico".

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Postby CatoFur » Fri Feb 21, 2014 7:29 am

June 1957

As before, I have given the previous month's positions in parantheses. The names of the artists who recorded the more popular versions are once again included, listed alphabetically. As I cannot trace release dates for all versions, on occasion some of the versions listed may not have been issued until later in a record's run.

There are two new entries and two re-entries. There are ties at #11, at #16 and at #19, and so no entries at #12 at #17 or #20. Finally, there is a three-way tie at #13 so there are no entries at #14 or at #15.

1. (1.) "Bambino" ("Guaglione") - Dalida; Georges Guétary; Gloria Lasso
=2. (2.) "Que sera sera" ("Whatever Will Be Will Be") - Michèle Arnaud; Solange Berry; François Deguelt; Jacqueline François; Claude Goaty; Georges Guétary; Luis Mariano; Patachou; Line Renaud
=2. (2.) "Whatever Will Be Will Be" - Doris Day
3. (3.) "Le torrent" - Maria Candido; Dalida; Gloria Lasso
4. (12.) "Tu n'as pas très bon caractère" ("Scapricciatiello") - Maria Candido; Dalida; Lucienne Delyle; Patrice et Mario; Tino Rossi
5. (6.) "Les amants d'un jour" - Édith Piaf
6. (5.) "Arrivederci Roma" ("Arrivederci Roma") - Lucienne Delyle; Luis Mariano; Patrice et Mario; Les Quatre de Paris; Claude Robin; Tino Rossi
7. (8.) "Hop digui di" ("Hot Diggety (Dog Ziggety Boom)") - Eddie Constantine; Annie Cordy; Henri Genès
8. (6.) "Domani" ("Domani") - Les Bingsters ; André Dassary; Georges Guétary; Renée Lebas; Marjane; Patrice et Mario; Claude Robin
9. (4.) "Je vais revoir ma blonde" ("The Yellow Rose of Texas") - Les Compagnons de la Chanson ; Henri Decker; Yvette Giraud; Lucien Jeunesse; Dario Moreno; Patrice et Mario
10. (12.) "Coquelicots polka" ("Bluebell Polka") - Annie Cordy; Lisette Jambel; Patrice et Mario
=11. (NEW) "Le facteur de Santa-Cruz" - Lili Fayol; Henri Genès
=11. (16.) "Adieu Lisbonne" ("Lisboa Antigua") - Gloria Lasso; Dario Moreno
=13. (RE.) "Sophie - Jean-Philippe
=13. (RE.) "Allez à la pêche" ("Don Ciccone 'O pescatore") - Marcel Amont; Henri Genès
=13. (20.) "Le tango des Pyrénées" - André Dassary; Frédérica; Marie-José; Claude Robin
=16. (NEW) "Cigarettes, whisky et p'tites pépées" ("Cigareets, Whuskey and Wild, Wild Women") - Claude Carrère; Philippe Clay; Eddie Constantine; Annie Cordy
=16. (12.) "Canastos" ("Canastos") - Gloria Lasso et Luis Mariano
18. (9.) "La plus belle chose au monde" ("Love Is a Many Splendoured Thing") - André Dassary; Anny Gould; Luis Mariano
=19. (9.) "Mèditerranée" - Tino Rossi
=19. (18.) "La Marie-Vison" - Jacqueline François; Renée Lebas; Félix Marten; Yves Montand

July and August 1957

As in 1956, the charts for these two months were combined into a summer chart.
There are three new entries and no re-entries. There are ties at #3 and at #16, and so no entries at #4 or #17.

1. (1.) "Bambino" ("Guaglione") - Dalida; Georges Guétary; Gloria Lasso
=2. (2.) "Que sera sera" ("Whatever Will Be Will Be") - Michèle Arnaud; Solange Berry; François Deguelt; Jacqueline François; Claude Goaty; Georges Guétary; Luis Mariano; Patachou; Line Renaud
=2. (2.) "Whatever Will Be Will Be" - Doris Day
=3. (4.) "Tu n'as pas très bon caractère" ("Scapricciatiello") - Maria Candido; Dalida; Lucienne Delyle; Patrice et Mario; Tino Rossi
=3. (3.) "Le torrent" - Maria Candido; Dalida; Gloria Lasso
5. (13.) "Le tango des Pyrénées" - André Dassary; Frédérica; Marie-José; Claude Robin
6. (16.) "Cigarettes, whisky et p'tites pépées" ("Cigareets, Whuskey and Wild, Wild Women") - Claude Carrère; Philippe Clay; Eddie Constantine; Annie Cordy
7. (18.) "La plus belle chose au monde" ("Love Is a Many Splendoured Thing") - André Dassary; Anny Gould; Luis Mariano
8.
9. (11.) "Le facteur de Santa-Cruz" - Lili Fayol; Henri Genès
10. (NEW) "La chanson de Lima" - ("Canzone di Lima") - Mathé Altéry; Paule Desjardins; Luis Mariano; Patrice et Mario
11. (10.) "Coquelicots polka" ("Bluebell Polka") - Annie Cordy; Lisette Jambel; Patrice et Mario
12. (7.) "Hop digui di" ("Hot Diggety (Dog Ziggety Boom)") - Eddie Constantine; Annie Cordy; Henri Genès
13.
14. (6.) "Arrivederci Roma" ("Arrivederci Roma") - Lucienne Delyle; Luis Mariano; Patrice et Mario; Les Quatre de Paris; Claude Robin; Tino Rossi
15. (13.) "Sophie - Jean-Philippe
=16. (NEW) "Oh! la la!" ("Chella la") - Annie Cordy; Dalida; Georges Guétary; Luis Mariano
=16. (NEW) "La ranch de Maria" ("Casetta in Canada") - André Claveau; Dalida; Yvette Giraud; Georges Guétary; Patrice et Mario
18.
19.
20. (5.) "Les amants d'un jour" - Édith Piaf

Notes:

There are four titles missing from my copy of this chart. If anyone can assist in filling in the blanks, please get in touch.

September 1957

There are four new entries and one re-entry. There is a three-way tie at #19, and so no entry at #20; as a result, there are 21 songs in this chart.

1. (1.) "Bambino" ("Guaglione") - Dalida; Georges Guétary; Gloria Lasso
2. (3.) "Tu n'as pas très bon caractère" ("Scapricciatiello") - Maria Candido; Dalida; Lucienne Delyle; Patrice et Mario; Tino Rossi
=3. (2. (2.) "Que sera sera" ("Whatever Will Be Will Be") - Michèle Arnaud; Solange Berry; François Deguelt; Jacqueline François; Claude Goaty; Georges Guétary; Luis Mariano; Patachou; Line Renaud
=3. (2.) "Whatever Will Be Will Be" - Doris Day
4. (6.) "Cigarettes, whisky et p'tites pépées" ("Cigareets, Whuskey and Wild, Wild Women") - Claude Carrère; Philippe Clay; Eddie Constantine; Annie Cordy
5. (3.) "Le torrent" - Maria Candido; Dalida; Gloria Lasso
6. (9.) "Le facteur de Santa-Cruz" - Lili Fayol; Henri Genès
7. (16.) "Oh! la la!" ("Chella la") - Annie Cordy; Dalida; Georges Guétary; Luis Mariano
8. (16.) "La ranch de Maria" ("Casetta in Canada") - André Claveau; Dalida; Yvette Giraud; Georges Guétary; Patrice et Mario
9. (15.) "Sophie - Jean-Philippe
10. (5.) "Le tango des Pyrénées" - André Dassary; Frédérica; Marie-José; Claude Robin
11. (14.) "Arrivederci Roma" ("Arrivederci Roma") - Lucienne Delyle; Luis Mariano; Patrice et Mario; Les Quatre de Paris; Claude Robin; Tino Rossi
12. (10.) "La chanson de Lima" - ("Canzone di Lima") - Mathé Altéry; Paule Desjardins; Luis Mariano; Patrice et Mario
13. (7.) "La plus belle chose au monde" ("Love Is a Many Splendoured Thing") - André Dassary; Anny Gould; Luis Mariano
14. (20.) "Les amants d'un jour" - Édith Piaf
15.
16. (NEW) "Day O" ("Banana Boat Song") - Les Compagnons de la Chanson; Dario Moreno; Patrice et Mario; John William
17. (NEW) "Marianne" ("Marianne") - Maria Candido; Les Compagnons de la Chanson; Gloria Lasso; Dario Moreno
18. (NEW) "Buenas noches mi amor" - Maria Candido; André Claveau; Dalida; Yvette Giraud
=19. (NEW) "Maman la plus belle du monde" ("La più bella del mondo") - André Claveau; Dalida; Yvette Giraud; Luis Mariano; Georgette Plana
=19. (RE.) "Quadrille au village" ("The Farmer and the Cowman") - André Claveau; Yvette Giraud; Patrice et Mario
=19. (12.) "Hop digui di" ("Hot Diggety (Dog Ziggety Boom)") - Eddie Constantine; Annie Cordy; Henri Genès

Notes:

There is one title missing from my copy of this chart. Anyone who can help to fill the gap, please get in touch.
Fourteen foreign songs (at least) out of twenty-one.

October 1957

There are two new entries and one re-entry. There is a tie at #3, so there is no entry t #4. There is also a three-way tie at #18, and so no entry at #20. However, although there is also a tie at #5, there is an entry at #6. I have not corrected this apparent anomaly. this means that there a 21 songs on this chart.

1. (2.) "Tu n'as pas très bon caractère" ("Scapricciatiello") - Maria Candido; Dalida; Lucienne Delyle; Patrice et Mario; Tino Rossi
2. (1.) "Bambino" ("Guaglione") - Dalida; Georges Guétary; Gloria Lasso
=3. (7.) "Oh! la la!" ("Chella la") - Annie Cordy; Dalida; Georges Guétary; Luis Mariano
=3. (4.) "Cigarettes, whisky et p'tites pépées" ("Cigareets, Whuskey and Wild, Wild Women") - Claude Carrère; Philippe Clay; Eddie Constantine; Annie Cordy
=5. (3.) "Que sera sera" ("Whatever Will Be Will Be") - Michèle Arnaud; Solange Berry; François Deguelt; Jacqueline François; Claude Goaty; Georges Guétary; Luis Mariano; Patachou; Line Renaud
=5. (3.) "Whatever Will Be Will Be" - Doris Day
6. (8.) "La ranch de Maria" ("Casetta in Canada") - André Claveau; Dalida; Yvette Giraud; Georges Guétary; Patrice et Mario
7. (18.) "Buenas noches mi amor" - Maria Candido; André Claveau; Dalida; Yvette Giraud
8. (5.) "Le torrent" - Maria Candido; Dalida; Gloria Lasso
9. (17.) "Marianne" ("Marianne") - Maria Candido; Les Compagnons de la Chanson; Gloria Lasso; Dario Moreno
10. (10.) "Le tango des Pyrénées" - André Dassary; Frédérica; Marie-José; Claude Robin
11. (12.) "La chanson de Lima" - ("Canzone di Lima") - Mathé Altéry; Paule Desjardins; Luis Mariano; Patrice et Mario
12. (6.) "Le facteur de Santa-Cruz" - Lili Fayol; Henri Genès
13. (14.) "Les amants d'un jour" - Édith Piaf
14. (9.) "Sophie - Jean-Philippe
15. (19.) "Maman la plus belle du monde" ("La più bella del mondo") - André Claveau; Dalida; Yvette Giraud; Luis Mariano; Georgette Plana
16. (19.) "Hop digui di" ("Hot Diggety (Dog Ziggety Boom)") - Eddie Constantine; Annie Cordy; Henri Genès
17. (NEW) "Julie la Rousse" - Pia Colombo; Claude Goaty; René-Louis Lafforgue
=18. (NEW) "Padre Don José" - Gloria Lasso
=18. (RE.) "Les âmes fières" ("The Proud Ones") - André Dassary; François Deguelt; Roland Gerbeau; John William
=18. (19.) "Quadrille au village" ("The Farmer and the Cowman") - André Claveau; Yvette Giraud; Patrice et Mario

November 1957

There are four new entries and no re-entries. There are also ties at #7, at #10 and at #13, and so no entries at #8 at #11 or #14.

1. (1.) "Tu n'as pas très bon caractère" ("Scapricciatiello") - Maria Candido; Dalida; Lucienne Delyle; Patrice et Mario; Tino Rossi
2. (7.) "Buenas noches mi amor" - Maria Candido; André Claveau; Dalida; Yvette Giraud
3. (3.) "Oh! la la!" ("Chella la") - Annie Cordy; Dalida; Georges Guétary; Luis Mariano
4. (NEW) "Marjolaine" - François Deguelt; Yvette Giraud; Francis Lemarque
5. (9.) "Marianne" ("Marianne") - Maria Candido; Les Compagnons de la Chanson; Gloria Lasso; Dario Moreno
6. (3.) "Cigarettes, whisky et p'tites pépées" ("Cigareets, Whuskey and Wild, Wild Women") - Claude Carrère; Philippe Clay; Eddie Constantine; Annie Cordy
=7. (2.) "Bambino" ("Guaglione") - Dalida; Georges Guétary; Gloria Lasso
=7. (8.) "Le torrent" - Maria Candido; Dalida; Gloria Lasso
9. (15.) "Maman la plus belle du monde" ("La più bella del mondo") - André Claveau; Dalida; Yvette Giraud; Luis Mariano; Georgette Plana
=10. (6.) "La ranch de Maria" ("Casetta in Canada") - André Claveau; Dalida; Yvette Giraud; Georges Guétary; Patrice et Mario
=10. (11.) "La chanson de Lima" - ("Canzone di Lima") - Mathé Altéry; Paule Desjardins; Luis Mariano; Patrice et Mario
12. (5.) "Que sera sera" ("Whatever Will Be Will Be") - Michèle Arnaud; Solange Berry; François Deguelt; Jacqueline François; Claude Goaty; Georges Guétary; Luis Mariano; Patachou; Line Renaud
=12. (5.) "Whatever Will Be Will Be" - Doris Day
=13. (10.) "Le tango des Pyrénées" - André Dassary; Frédérica; Marie-José; Claude Robin
=13. (12.) "Le facteur de Santa-Cruz" - Lili Fayol; Henri Genès
15. (14.) "Sophie - Jean-Philippe
16. (NEW) "La musique" - Michèle Matey; Jacqueline Néro; Patachou; Tohama
17. (NEW) "Moisson" - Les Compagnons de la Chanson; François Deguelt; Claude Goaty; Lucien Jeunesse; Marjane; Armand Mestral; Yves Montand; Patrice et Mario
18. (17.) "Julie la Rousse" - Pia Colombo; Claude Goaty; René-Louis Lafforgue
19. (NEW) "Aïe! Mourir pour toi" - Miguel Amador; Charles Aznavour; Dalida; Amalia Rodrigues
20. (18.) "Les âmes fières" ("The Proud Ones") - André Dassary; François Deguelt; Roland Gerbeau; John William

Coming up: December 1957

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Postby CatoFur » Sat Feb 22, 2014 10:56 am

Just found out that "Le torrent", which has been showing on these charts for the last few months, is in fact a cover of an Italian song called "Il torrente".

I'll amend it from hereon in.

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Postby CatoFur » Sun Feb 23, 2014 9:54 pm

December 1957

As before, I have given the previous month's positions in parantheses. The names of the artists who recorded the more popular versions are once again included, listed alphabetically. As I cannot trace release dates for all versions, on occasion some of the versions listed may not have been issued until later in a record's run.

There are three new entries and no re-entries. There are also ties at #1 and at #7, and so no entries at #2 or #8.

=1. (4.) "Marjolaine" - François Deguelt; Yvette Giraud; Francis Lemarque
=1. (1.) "Tu n'as pas très bon caractère" ("Scapricciatiello") - Maria Candido; Dalida; Lucienne Delyle; Patrice et Mario; Tino Rossi
3. (2.) "Buenas noches mi amor" - Maria Candido; André Claveau; Dalida; Yvette Giraud
4. (3.) "Oh! la la!" ("Chella la") - Annie Cordy; Dalida; Georges Guétary; Luis Mariano
5. (5.) "Marianne" ("Marianne") - Maria Candido; Les Compagnons de la Chanson; Gloria Lasso; Dario Moreno
6. (9.) "Maman la plus belle du monde" ("La più bella del mondo") - André Claveau; Dalida; Yvette Giraud; Luis Mariano; Georgette Plana
=7. (18.) "Julie la Rousse" - Pia Colombo; Claude Goaty; René-Louis Lafforgue
=7. (6.) "Cigarettes, whisky et p'tites pépées" ("Cigareets, Whuskey and Wild, Wild Women") - Claude Carrère; Philippe Clay; Eddie Constantine; Annie Cordy
9. (17.) "Moisson" - Les Compagnons de la Chanson; François Deguelt; Claude Goaty; Lucien Jeunesse; Marjane; Armand Mestral; Yves Montand; Patrice et Mario
10. (10.) "La ranch de Maria" ("Casetta in Canada") - André Claveau; Dalida; Yvette Giraud; Georges Guétary; Patrice et Mario
=11. (NEW) "Only You (And You Alone)" - The Platters
=11. (NEW) "Loin de vous" ("Only You (And You Alone)") - François Deguelt; Anny Gould
12. (10.) "La chanson de Lima" ("Canzone di Lima") - Mathé Altéry; Paule Desjardins; Luis Mariano; Patrice et Mario
13. (13.) "Le tango des Pyrénées" - André Dassary; Frédérica; Marie-José; Claude Robin
14. (7.) "Bambino" ("Guaglione") - Dalida; Georges Guétary; Gloria Lasso
15. (13.) "Le facteur de Santa-Cruz" - Lili Fayol; Henri Genès
16. (19.) "Aïe! Mourir pour toi" - Miguel Amador; Charles Aznavour; Dalida; Amalia Rodrigues
=17. (12.) "Que sera sera" ("Whatever Will Be Will Be") - Michèle Arnaud; Solange Berry; François Deguelt; Jacqueline François; Claude Goaty; Georges Guétary; Luis Mariano; Patachou; Line Renaud
=17. (12.) "Whatever Will Be Will Be" - Doris Day
18. (16.) "La musique" - Michèle Matey; Jacqueline Néro; Patachou; Tohama
19. (15.) "Sophie - Jean-Philippe
20. (NEW) "Histoire d'un amour" ("Historia di un amor") - Maria Candido; André Claveau; Dalida

Notes :
Finally, two and a half years after Bill Haley and the Comets topped the US chart with "Rock Around the Clock", a song that might be classed as rock 'n' roll enters "La bourse des chansons" at #11: "Only You (And You Alone)" by the Platters (and, as "Loin de vous", by François Deguelt and Anny Gould). Rock's campaign to conquer France begins here, but the road will be a long one.

January 1958

For songs that originally charted in 1957, I have (where relevant) added the names of additional performers whose versions appeared in 1958 - these are listed in capital letters. As I cannot trace release dates for all versions, on occasion some of the versions listed may not have been issued until later in a record's run.

There are three new entries and no re-entries. There are ties at #6 and at #17, and so no entries at #7 or #18. There is also a tie at #20, so there are 21 songs on this chart.

1. (1.) "Marjolaine" - ANDRÉ CLAVEAU; François Deguelt; Yvette Giraud; Francis Lemarque
2. (3.) "Buenas noches mi amor" - LYS ASSIA; Maria Candido; André Claveau; Dalida; FRÉDÉRICA; Yvette Giraud; GLORIA LASSO; LUIS MARIANO; CLAUDE ROBIN; TINO ROSSI; HENRI SALVADOR
3. (1.) "Tu n'as pas très bon caractère" ("Scapricciatiello") - Maria Candido; Dalida; Lucienne Delyle; Patrice et Mario; Tino Rossi
4. (7.) "Julie la Rousse" - Pia Colombo; Claude Goaty; René-Louis Lafforgue
5. (7.) "Cigarettes, whisky et p'tites pépées" ("Cigareets, Whuskey and Wild, Wild Women") - Claude Carrère; Philippe Clay; Eddie Constantine; Annie Cordy; LES TROIS MÉNÉSTRELS
=6. (6.) "Maman la plus belle du monde" ("La più bella del mondo") - André Claveau; Dalida; Yvette Giraud; Luis Mariano; Georgette Plana
=6. (20.) "Histoire d'un amour" ("Historia di un amor") - Maria Candido; André Claveau; Dalida;YVETTE GIRAUD; GLORIA LASSO; LUIS MARIANO
8. (4.) "Oh! la la!" ("Chella la") - Annie Cordy; Dalida; Georges Guétary; Luis Mariano
=9. (11.) "Only You (And You Alone)" - The Platters
=9. (11.) "Loin de vous" ("Only You (And You Alone)") - François Deguelt; HENRI DECKER; Anny Gould; LUIS MARIANO; CLAUDE PARENT
10. (5.) "Marianne" ("Marianne") - Maria Candido; Les Compagnons de la Chanson; Gloria Lasso; Dario Moreno
11. (RE.) "Le torrent" ("Il torrente") - Maria Candido; Dalida; Gloria Lasso
12. (15.) "Le facteur de Santa-Cruz" - Lily Fayol; Henri Genès
13. (10.) "La ranch de Maria" ("Casetta in Canada") - André Claveau; Dalida; Yvette Giraud; Georges Guétary; Patrice et Mario
14. (12.) "La chanson de Lima" ("Canzone di Lima") - Mathé Altéry; Paule Desjardins; Luis Mariano; Patrice et Mario
=15. (17.) "Que sera sera" ("Whatever Will Be Will Be") - Michèle Arnaud; Solange Berry; François Deguelt; Jacqueline François; Claude Goaty; Georges Guétary; Luis Mariano; Patachou; Line Renaud
=15. (17.) "Whatever Will Be Will Be" - Doris Day
16. (16.) "Aïe! Mourir pour toi" - Miguel Amador; Charles Aznavour; Dalida; Amalia Rodrigues
=17. (NEW) "Ronde ronde ronde" ("Round and Round") - Les Compagnons de la Chanson
=17. (14.) "Bambino" ("Guaglione") - Dalida; Georges Guétary; Gloria Lasso
19. (13.) "Le tango des Pyrénées" - André Dassary; Frédérica; Marie-José; Claude Robin
=20. (RE.) "Padre Don Jose" - Gloria Lasso
=20. (18.) "La musique" - Michèle Matey; Jacqueline Néro; Patachou; Tohama

February 1958

There are five new entries and no re-entries. There are ties at #10 and at #16, and so no entries at #11 or #17. There is also a tie at #20, so there are 21 songs on this chart.

1. (NEW) "Gondolier" ("With All My Heart") - André Claveau; Les Compagnons de la Chanson; Dalida; Henri Decker; Yvette Giraud; Gloria Lasso
2. (1.) "Marjolaine" - André Claveau; François Deguelt; Yvette Giraud; Francis Lemarque
3. (2.) "Buenas noches mi amor" - Lys Assia; Maria Candido; André Claveau; Dalida; Frédérica; Yvette Giraud; Gloria Lasso; Luis Mariano; Claude Robin; Tino Rossi; Henri Salvador
4. (4.) "Julie la Rousse" - Pia Colombo; Claude Goaty; René-Louis Lafforgue
5. (3.) "Tu n'as pas très bon caractère" ("Scapricciatiello") - Maria Candido; Dalida; Lucienne Delyle; Patrice et Mario; Tino Rossi
=6. (9.) "Only You (And You Alone)" - The Platters
=6. (9.) "Loin de vous" ("Only You (And You Alone)") - François Deguelt; Henri Decker; Anny Gould; Luis Mariano; Claude Parent
7. (6.) "Maman la plus belle du monde" ("La più bella del mondo") - André Claveau; Dalida; Yvette Giraud; Luis Mariano; Georgette Plana
8. (6.) "Histoire d'un amour" ("Historia di un amor") - Maria Candido; André Claveau; Dalida;Yvette Giraud; Gloria Lasso; Luis Mariano
9. (5.) "Cigarettes, whisky et p'tites pépées" ("Cigareets, Whuskey and Wild, Wild Women") - Claude Carrère; Philippe Clay; Eddie Constantine; Annie Cordy; Les Trois Ménéstrels
=10. (8.) "Oh! la la!" ("Chella la") - Annie Cordy; Dalida; Georges Guétary; Luis Mariano
=10. (10.) "Marianne" ("Marianne") - Maria Candido; Les Compagnons de la Chanson; Gloria Lasso; Dario Moreno
12. (11.) "Le torrent" ("Il torrente") - Maria Candido; Dalida; Gloria Lasso
13. (NEW) "Une île au soleil" ("Island in the Sun") - Henri Decker; Henri Salvador; John William
14. (NEW) "Le jour où la pluie viendra" - Gilbert Bécaud; Les Compagnons de la Chanson; Dalida; Jacqueline Néro; Patrice et Mario
15. (NEW) "Zon zon zon" - Michèle Arnaud; Claude Parent; Colette Renard; Robert Ripa
=16. (14.) "La chanson de Lima" ("Canzone di Lima") - Mathé Altéry; Paule Desjardins; Luis Mariano; Patrice et Mario
=16. (17.) "Bambino" ("Guaglione") - Dalida; Georges Guétary; Gloria Lasso
18. (12.) "Le facteur de Santa-Cruz" - Lily Fayol; Henri Genès
19. (NEW) "Les marchés de Provence" - Gilbert Bécaud; Claude Goaty; Claude Parent
=20. (17.) "Ronde ronde ronde" ("Round and Round") - Les Compagnons de la Chanson
=20 . (19.) "Le tango des Pyrénées" - André Dassary; Frédérica; Marie-José; Claude Robin

Notes:

The new entry at #14 ("Le jour où la pluie viendra") would be adapted into English as "The Day the Rains Came", in which guise it would make it to #1 in the UK for Jane Morgan. Morgan's French version would be on the flipside.

March 1958

There are three new entries and one re-entry. There are ties at #1, at #16 and at #19, and so no entries at #2, at #17 or at #20.

=1. (1.) "Gondolier" ("With All My Heart") - André Claveau; Les Compagnons de la Chanson; Dalida; Henri Decker; Yvette Giraud; Gloria Lasso
=1. (2.) "Marjolaine" - André Claveau; François Deguelt; Yvette Giraud; Francis Lemarque
3. (3.) "Buenas noches mi amor" - Lys Assia; Maria Candido; André Claveau; Dalida; Frédérica; Yvette Giraud; Gloria Lasso; Luis Mariano; Claude Robin; Tino Rossi; Henri Salvador
=4. (NEW) "Hello le soleil brille" ("Colonel Bogey") - Annie Cordy; Yvette Giraud
=4. (NEW) "Colonel Bogey" - Henri Salvador
5. (4.) "Julie la Rousse" - Pia Colombo; Claude Goaty; René-Louis Lafforgue
=6. (6.) "Only You (And You Alone)" - The Platters
=6. (6.) "Loin de vous" ("Only You (And You Alone)") - François Deguelt; Henri Decker; Anny Gould; Luis Mariano; Claude Parent
7. (8.) "Histoire d'un amour" ("Historia di un amor") - Maria Candido; André Claveau; Dalida;Yvette Giraud; Gloria Lasso; Luis Mariano
8. (5.) "Tu n'as pas très bon caractère" ("Scapricciatiello") - Maria Candido; Dalida; Lucienne Delyle; Patrice et Mario; Tino Rossi
9. (9.) "Cigarettes, whisky et p'tites pépées" ("Cigareets, Whuskey and Wild, Wild Women") - Claude Carrère; Philippe Clay; Eddie Constantine; Annie Cordy; Les Trois Ménéstrels
10. (14.) "Le jour où la pluie viendra" - Gilbert Bécaud; Les Compagnons de la Chanson; Dalida; Jacqueline Néro; Patrice et Mario
11. (10.) "Marianne" ("Marianne") - Maria Candido; Les Compagnons de la Chanson; Gloria Lasso; Dario Moreno
12. (NEW) "La foule" ("Que nadia sepa mi sufrir") - Simone Langlois; Édith Piaf; Robert Ripa
13. (7.) "Maman la plus belle du monde" ("La più bella del mondo") - André Claveau; Dalida; Yvette Giraud; Luis Mariano; Georgette Plana
14. (13.) "Une île au soleil" ("Island in the Sun") - Henri Decker; Henri Salvador; John William
15. (10.) "Oh! la la!" ("Chella la") - Annie Cordy; Dalida; Georges Guétary; Luis Mariano
=16. (RE.) "La ranch de Maria" ("Casetta in Canada") - André Claveau; Dalida; Yvette Giraud; Georges Guétary; Patrice et Mario
=16. (16.) "Bambino" ("Guaglione") - Dalida; Georges Guétary; Gloria Lasso
18. (NEW) "Julie" - Marcel Amont; Michèle Arnaud; Mouloudji; Jan-Claude Pascal; Jean Philippe; Cora Vaucaire
=19. (12.) "Le torrent" ("Il torrente") - Maria Candido; Dalida; Gloria Lasso
=19. (15.) "Zon zon zon" - Michèle Armaud; Claude Parent; Colette Renard; Robert Ripa

Notes : The new entry at #4 was adapted from Mitch Miller's US hit "March on the River Kwai (Colonel Bogey)". Henri Salvador kept the original ttle; the other versions did not.

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April 1958

As before, I have given the previous month's positions in parantheses.
There are four new entries and no re-entries. There is a tie at #7 and so no entry at #8.

=1. (4.) "Hello le soleil brille" ("Colonel Bogey") - Annie Cordy; Yvette Giraud
=1. (4.) "Colonel Bogey" - Henri Salvador
2. (1.) "Gondolier" ("With All My Heart") - André Claveau; Les Compagnons de la Chanson; Dalida; Henri Decker; Yvette Giraud; Gloria Lasso
3. (1.) "Marjolaine" - André Claveau; François Deguelt; Yvette Giraud; Francis Lemarque
4. (3.) "Buenas noches mi amor" - Lys Assia; Maria Candido; André Claveau; Dalida; Frédérica; Yvette Giraud; Gloria Lasso; Luis Mariano; Claude Robin; Tino Rossi; Henri Salvador
5. (5.) "Julie la Rousse" - Pia Colombo; Claude Goaty; René-Louis Lafforgue
6. (10.) "Le jour où la pluie viendra" - Gilbert Bécaud; Les Compagnons de la Chanson; Dalida; Jacqueline Néro; Patrice et Mario
=7. (6.) "Only You (And You Alone)" - The Platters
=7. (6.) "Loin de vous" ("Only You (And You Alone)") - François Deguelt; Henri Decker; Anny Gould; Luis Mariano; Claude Parent
=7. (7.) "Histoire d'un amour" ("Historia di un amor") - Maria Candido; André Claveau; Dalida;Yvette Giraud; Gloria Lasso; Luis Mariano
9. (14.) "Une île au soleil" ("Island in the Sun") - Henri Decker; Henri Salvador; John William
10. (8.) "Tu n'as pas très bon caractère" ("Scapricciatiello") - Maria Candido; Dalida; Lucienne Delyle; Patrice et Mario; Tino Rossi
11. (12.) "La foule" ("Que nadia sepa mi sufrir") - Simone Langlois; Édith Piaf; Robert Ripa
12. (19.) "Le torrent" ("Il torrente") - Maria Candido; Dalida; Gloria Lasso
13. (11.) "Marianne" ("Marianne") - Maria Candido; Les Compagnons de la Chanson; Gloria Lasso; Dario Moreno
14. (13.) "Maman la plus belle du monde" ("La più bella del mondo") - André Claveau; Dalida; Yvette Giraud; Luis Mariano; Georgette Plana
15. (9.) "Cigarettes, whisky et p'tites pépées" ("Cigareets, Whuskey and Wild, Wild Women") - Claude Carrère; Philippe Clay; Eddie Constantine; Annie Cordy; Les Trois Ménéstrels
16. (NEW) "Sa casquette" - Marcel Amont; Lucienne Delyle; Colette Renard
17. (NEW) "Reviens, reviens-moi" - Maria Candido; Yvette Giraud; Claude Robin; Tino Rossi
18. (18.) "Julie" - Marcel Amont; Michèle Arnaud; Mouloudji; Jan-Claude Pascal; Jean Philippe; Cora Vaucaire
19. (NEW) "Le bateau de Tahiti" - Maria Candido; Claude Robin; Tino Rossi
20. (NEW) "Bon voyage" ("Without Love (There Is Nothing)") - Gloria Lasso; Maria-José; Henri Salvador

Notes :

The new entry at #20 ("Bon voyage") might just about qualify as rock'n'roll, being adapted from a US hit by Clyde McPhatter, although Gloria Lasso's arrangement neither rocked nor rolled!

May 1958

There is one new entry and one re-entry. There are ties at #15 and at #19 and so no entry at #16 or #20.

=1. (1.) "Hello le soleil brille" ("Colonel Bogey") - Annie Cordy; Yvette Giraud
=1. (1.) "Colonel Bogey" - Henri Salvador
2. (2.) "Gondolier" ("With All My Heart") - André Claveau; Les Compagnons de la Chanson; Dalida; Henri Decker; Yvette Giraud; Gloria Lasso
3. (3.) "Marjolaine" - André Claveau; François Deguelt; Yvette Giraud; Francis Lemarque
4. (4.) "Buenas noches mi amor" - Lys Assia; Maria Candido; André Claveau; Dalida; Frédérica; Yvette Giraud; Gloria Lasso; Luis Mariano; Claude Robin; Tino Rossi; Henri Salvador
5. (6.) "Le jour où la pluie viendra" - Gilbert Bécaud; Les Compagnons de la Chanson; Dalida; Jacqueline Néro; Patrice et Mario
6. (7.) "Histoire d'un amour" ("Historia di un amor") - Maria Candido; André Claveau; Dalida;Yvette Giraud; Gloria Lasso; Luis Mariano
7. (5.) "Julie la Rousse" - Pia Colombo; Claude Goaty; René-Louis Lafforgue
=8. (7.) "Only You (And You Alone)" - The Platters
=8. (7.) "Loin de vous" ("Only You (And You Alone)") - François Deguelt; Henri Decker; Anny Gould; Luis Mariano; Claude Parent
9. (11.) "La foule" ("Que nadia sepa mi sufrir") - Simone Langlois; Édith Piaf; Robert Ripa
10. (14.) "Maman la plus belle du monde" ("La più bella del mondo") - André Claveau; Dalida; Yvette Giraud; Luis Mariano; Georgette Plana
11. (17.) "Reviens, reviens-moi" - Maria Candido; Yvette Giraud; Claude Robin; Tino Rossi
12. (10.) "Tu n'as pas très bon caractère" ("Scapricciatiello") - Maria Candido; Dalida; Lucienne Delyle; Patrice et Mario; Tino Rossi
13. (16.) "Sa casquette" - Marcel Amont; Lucienne Delyle; Colette Renard
14. (19.) "Le bateau de Tahiti" - Maria Candido; Claude Robin; Tino Rossi
=15. (20.) "Bon voyage" ("Without Love (There Is Nothing)") - Gloria Lasso; Maria-José; Henri Salvador
=15. (15.) "Cigarettes, whisky et p'tites pépées" ("Cigareets, Whuskey and Wild, Wild Women") - Claude Carrère; Philippe Clay; Eddie Constantine; Annie Cordy; Les Trois Ménéstrels
17. (RE.) "Les marchés de Provence" - Gilbert Bécaud; Claude Goaty; Claude Parent
18. (NEW) "Sarah" - Les Compagnons de la Chanson; Yvette Giraud; Gloria Lasso; Dario Moreno
=19. (9.) "Une île au soleil" ("Island in the Sun") - Henri Decker; Henri Salvador; John William
=19. (13.) "Marianne" ("Marianne") - Maria Candido; Les Compagnons de la Chanson; Gloria Lasso; Dario Moreno

June 1958

There are four new entries and no re-entries (but see below). There is a tie at #5, although there is also a song at #6. This may be an error, as there is a gap at #13, so it is probable that the songs from #6 to #12 should be moved down one position.

=1. (1.) "Hello le soleil brille" ("Colonel Bogey") - Annie Cordy; Yvette Giraud
=1. (1.) "Colonel Bogey" - Henri Salvador
2. (2.) "Gondolier" ("With All My Heart") - André Claveau; Les Compagnons de la Chanson; Dalida; Henri Decker; Yvette Giraud; Gloria Lasso
3. (5.) "Le jour où la pluie viendra" - Gilbert Bécaud; Les Compagnons de la Chanson; Dalida; Jacqueline Néro; Patrice et Mario
4. (3.) "Marjolaine" - André Claveau; François Deguelt; Yvette Giraud; Francis Lemarque
=5. (10.) "Maman la plus belle du monde" ("La più bella del mondo") - André Claveau; Dalida; Yvette Giraud; Luis Mariano; Georgette Plana
=5. (6.) "Histoire d'un amour" ("Historia di un amor") - Maria Candido; André Claveau; Dalida;Yvette Giraud; Gloria Lasso; Luis Mariano
6. (18.) "Sarah" - Les Compagnons de la Chanson; Yvette Giraud; Gloria Lasso; Dario Moreno; Claude Robin
=7. (8.) "Only You (And You Alone)" - The Platters
=7. (8.) "Loin de vous" ("Only You (And You Alone)") - François Deguelt; Henri Decker; Anny Gould; Luis Mariano; Claude Parent
8. (15.) "Bon voyage" ("Without Love (There Is Nothing)") - Gloria Lasso; Maria-José; Henri Salvador
9. (4.) "Buenas noches mi amor" - Lys Assia; Maria Candido; André Claveau; Dalida; Frédérica; Yvette Giraud; Gloria Lasso; Luis Mariano; Claude Robin; Tino Rossi; Henri Salvador
10. (NEW) "L'eau vive" - Marcel Amont; Guy Béart; Colette Renard
11. (14.) "Le bateau de Tahiti" - Maria Candido; Claude Robin; Tino Rossi
12. (9.) "La foule" ("Que nadia sepa mi sufrir") - Simone Langlois; Édith Piaf; Robert Ripa
13.
14. (NEW) "Buena sera" ("Buona sera") - Dario Moreno; Line Renaud; Claude Robin
15. (NEW) "Mon manège à toi" - Marcel Amont; Yves Montand; Édith Piaf
16. (15.) "Cigarettes, whisky et p'tites pépées" ("Cigareets, Whuskey and Wild, Wild Women") - Claude Carrère; Philippe Clay; Eddie Constantine; Annie Cordy; Les Trois Ménéstrels
17. (11.) "Reviens, reviens-moi" - Maria Candido; Yvette Giraud; Claude Robin; Tino Rossi
=18. (NEW) "Diana" - Paul Anka
=18. (NEW) "Diana" ("Diana") - Michèle Arnaud; Gloria Lasso; Mouloudji; Les Quatre de Paris; Claude Robin; Jean-Louis Tristan
19.
20.

Notes:

There are three gaps on my copy of the chart, in one case possibly caused by the error at #5 mentioned above. Anyone who can help fill in the gaps, please get in touch.
This chart sees the arrival of the next rock'n'roll hit at #18 ("Diana"). There are now three rock'n'roll styled songs in the top twenty; two of them are also as well known in their original American versions as in the French adaptations. The world of French music hall is starting to change.

July and August 1958

Once again, the chart for these two months was combined.

There are four new entries and three re-entries. There is a tie at #5, although there is also a song at #6. This may be an error, but as there are no gaps, there is no way of identifying what has happened here. There are ties at #3, at #10 and at #14, so there are no entries at #4, at # 11 or at #15. There is also a five-way tie at #20; taken together with the error at #5, this means that there are actually 25 songs in this top twenty!

1. (2.) "Gondolier" ("With All My Heart") - André Claveau; Les Compagnons de la Chanson; Dalida; Henri Decker; Yvette Giraud; Gloria Lasso
2. (3.) "Le jour où la pluie viendra" - Gilbert Bécaud; Les Compagnons de la Chanson; Dalida; Jacqueline Néro; Patrice et Mario
=3. (1.) "Hello le soleil brille" ("Colonel Bogey") - Annie Cordy; Yvette Giraud
=3. (1.) "Colonel Bogey" - Henri Salvador
=3. (4.) "Marjolaine" - André Claveau; François Deguelt; Yvette Giraud; Francis Lemarque
=5. (5.) "Maman la plus belle du monde" ("La più bella del mondo") - André Claveau; Dalida; Yvette Giraud; Luis Mariano; Georgette Plana
=5. (5.) "Histoire d'un amour" ("Historia di un amor") - Maria Candido; André Claveau; Dalida;Yvette Giraud; Gloria Lasso; Luis Mariano
6. (10.) "L'eau vive" - Marcel Amont; Guy Béart; Colette Renard
7. (8.) "Bon voyage" ("Without Love (There Is Nothing)") - Gloria Lasso; Maria-José; Henri Salvador
8. (14.) "Buena sera" ("Buona sera") - Dario Moreno; Line Renaud; Claude Robin
=9. (7.) "Only You (And You Alone)" - The Platters
=9. (7.) "Loin de vous" ("Only You (And You Alone)") - François Deguelt; Henri Decker; Anny Gould; Luis Mariano; Claude Parent
=10. (6.) "Sarah" - Les Compagnons de la Chanson; Yvette Giraud; Gloria Lasso; Dario Moreno; Claude Robin
=10. (12.) "La foule" ("Que nadia sepa mi sufrir") - Simone Langlois; Édith Piaf; Robert Ripa
=12. (18.) "Diana" - Paul Anka
=12. (18.) "Diana" ("Diana") - Michèle Arnaud; Gloria Lasso; Mouloudji; Les Quatre de Paris; Claude Robin; Jean-Louis Tristan
13. (11.) "Le bateau de Tahiti" - Maria Candido; Claude Robin; Tino Rossi
=14. (NEW) "Du moment qu'on s'aime" ("Piccolissima serenata") - Maria Candido; Dalida; Dario Moreno; Claide Robin; Tino Rossi
=14. (15.) "Mon manège à toi" - Marcel Amont; Yves Montand; Édith Piaf
16. (NEW) "Aïe! Mon coeur" ("Heladero") - Marcel Amont; André Claveau; Dalida; Suzy Delair
17. (17.) "Reviens, reviens-moi" - Maria Candido; Yvette Giraud; Claude Robin; Tino Rossi
18. (9.) "Buenas noches mi amor" - Lys Assia; Maria Candido; André Claveau; Dalida; Frédérica; Yvette Giraud; Gloria Lasso; Luis Mariano; Claude Robin; Tino Rossi; Henri Salvador
19. (NEW) "Je t'aimerai t'aimerai" - Gloria Lasso; Luis Mariano; Dora Néri; Patrice et Mario; Tino Rossi
=20. (NEW) "Les gitans" - Juan Catalano; Les Compagnons de la Chanson; Dalida
=20. (RE.) "Tu n'as pas très bon caractère" ("Scapricciatiello") - Maria Candido; Dalida; Lucienne Delyle; Patrice et Mario; Tino Rossi
=20. (RE.) "Julie la Rousse" - Pia Colombo; Claude Goaty; René-Louis Lafforgue
=20. (RE.) "Sa casquette" - Marcel Amont; Lucienne Delyle; Colette Renard
=20. (16.) "Cigarettes, whisky et p'tites pépées" ("Cigareets, Whuskey and Wild, Wild Women") - Claude Carrère; Philippe Clay; Eddie Constantine; Annie Cordy; Les Trois Ménéstrels

Notes:

The new entry at #16 ("Aie! Mon coeur") was also adapted into English as "Watch Your Heart" by Petula Clark, among others.

September 1958

There are three new entries and no re-entries. There are ties at #2 and at #10, so there are no entries at #3 or at #11. There is also a three-way tie at #4, so there are no entries at #5 or #6. Finally, there is a four-way tie at #20, this means that there are actually 23 songs in this top twenty.

1. (14.) "Du moment qu'on s'aime" ("Piccolissima serenata") - Maria Candido; Dalida; Dario Moreno; Claide Robin; Tino Rossi
=2. (12.) "Diana" - Paul Anka
=2. (12.) "Diana" ("Diana") - Michèle Arnaud; Gloria Lasso; Mouloudji; Les Quatre de Paris; Claude Robin; Jean-Louis Tristan
=2. (2.) "Le jour où la pluie viendra" - Gilbert Bécaud; Les Compagnons de la Chanson; Dalida; Jacqueline Néro; Patrice et Mario
=4. ( 1.) "Gondolier" ("With All My Heart") - André Claveau; Les Compagnons de la Chanson; Dalida; Henri Decker; Yvette Giraud; Gloria Lasso
=4. (6.) "L'eau vive" - Marcel Amont; Guy Béart; Colette Renard
=4. (13.) "Le bateau de Tahiti" - Maria Candido; Claude Robin; Tino Rossi
7. (14.) "Mon manège à toi" - Marcel Amont; Yves Montand; Édith Piaf
=8. (3.) "Hello le soleil brille" ("Colonel Bogey") - Annie Cordy; Yvette Giraud
=8. (3.) "Colonel Bogey" - Henri Salvador
9. (16.) "Aïe! Mon coeur" ("Heladero") - Marcel Amont; André Claveau; Dalida; Suzy Delair
=10. (NEW) "Je pars" ("Alone (Why Must I Be Alone)") - Dalida; Dario Moreno; Patrice et Mario; Claude Robin
=10. (8.) "Buena sera" ("Buona sera") - Dario Moreno; Line Renaud; Claude Robin
12. (5.) "Histoire d'un amour" ("Historia di un amor") - Maria Candido; André Claveau; Dalida;Yvette Giraud; Gloria Lasso; Luis Mariano
13. (20.) "Les gitans" - Juan Catalano; Les Compagnons de la Chanson; Dalida
14. (10.) "Sarah" - Les Compagnons de la Chanson; Yvette Giraud; Gloria Lasso; Dario Moreno; Claude Robin
15. (7.) "Bon voyage" ("Without Love (There Is Nothing)") - Gloria Lasso; Maria-José; Henri Salvador
16. (3.) "Marjolaine" - André Claveau; François Deguelt; Yvette Giraud; Francis Lemarque
=17. (9.) "Only You (And You Alone)" - The Platters
=17. (9.) "Loin de vous" ("Only You (And You Alone)") - François Deguelt; Henri Decker; Anny Gould; Luis Mariano; Claude Parent
18. (18.) "Buenas noches mi amor" - Lys Assia; Maria Candido; André Claveau; Dalida; Frédérica; Yvette Giraud; Gloria Lasso; Luis Mariano; Claude Robin; Tino Rossi; Henri Salvador
19. (10.) "La foule" ("Que nadia sepa mi sufrir") - Simone Langlois; Édith Piaf; Robert Ripa
=20. (NEW) "Si tu vas à Rio" ("Madureira choron") - Les Compagnons de la Chanson; Dario Moreno; Claude Robin; Tino Rossi
=20. (NEW) "Dans le bleu du ciel bleu" ("Nel blu dipinto di blu") - Maria Candido; Dalida; Jacqueline François; Georges Guétary; Luis Mariano; Patrice et Mario; Claude Robin; Tino Rossi
=20. (17.) "Reviens, reviens-moi" - Maria Candido; Yvette Giraud; Claude Robin; Tino Rossi
=20. (19.) "Je t'aimerai t'aimerai"- Gloria Lasso; Luis Mariano; Dora Néri; Patrice et Mario; Tino Rossi

Notes:

The arrival of "Je pars" at #10 takes the total number of rock'n'roll influenced songs in the chart to four.
One of the two new entries at #20 ("Dans le bleu du ciel bleu") is best known to English-speaking audiences as Dean Martin's "Volare".

October 1958

There are two new entries and no re-entries. There is a tie at #12, so there is no entry at #13.

1. (1.) "Du moment qu'on s'aime" ("Piccolissima serenata") - Maria Candido; Dalida; Dario Moreno; Claide Robin; Tino Rossi
2. (4.) "L'eau vive" - Marcel Amont; Guy Béart; Colette Renard
=3. (2.) "Diana" - Paul Anka
=3. (2.) "Diana" ("Diana") - Michèle Arnaud; Gloria Lasso; Mouloudji; Les Quatre de Paris; Claude Robin; Jean-Louis Tristan
4. (13.) "Les gitans" - Juan Catalano; Les Compagnons de la Chanson; Dalida
5. (4.) "Le bateau de Tahiti" - Maria Candido; Claude Robin; Tino Rossi
6. (9.) "Aïe! Mon coeur" ("Heladero") - Marcel Amont; André Claveau; Dalida; Suzy Delair
=7. (NEW) "When" - The Kalin Twins
=7. (NEW) "Viens" ("When") - Gabriel Dalar; Danyel Gérard; Francis Linel; Dario Moreno; Patrice et Mario; Claude Piron
8. (10.) "Je pars" ("Alone (Why Must I Be Alone)") - Dalida; Dario Moreno; Patrice et Mario; Claude Robin
9. (20.) "Si tu vas à Rio" ("Madureira choron") - Les Compagnons de la Chanson; Dario Moreno; Claude Robin; Tino Rossi
10. (2.) "Le jour où la pluie viendra" - Gilbert Bécaud; Les Compagnons de la Chanson; Dalida; Jacqueline Néro; Patrice et Mario
11. (20.) "Je t'aimerai t'aimerai"- Gloria Lasso; Luis Mariano; Dora Néri; Patrice et Mario; Tino Rossi
=12. (4.) "Gondolier" ("With All My Heart") - André Claveau; Les Compagnons de la Chanson; Dalida; Henri Decker; Yvette Giraud; Gloria Lasso
=12. (7.) "Mon manège à toi" - Marcel Amont; Yves Montand; Édith Piaf
14. (10.) "Buena sera" ("Buona sera") - Dario Moreno; Line Renaud; Claude Robin
15. (15.) "Bon voyage" ("Without Love (There Is Nothing)") - Gloria Lasso; Maria-José; Henri Salvador
16. (12.) "Histoire d'un amour" ("Historia di un amor") - Maria Candido; André Claveau; Dalida;Yvette Giraud; Gloria Lasso; Luis Mariano
17. (14.) "Sarah" - Les Compagnons de la Chanson; Yvette Giraud; Gloria Lasso; Dario Moreno; Claude Robin
=18. (17.) "Only You (And You Alone)" - The Platters
=18. (17.) "Loin de vous" ("Only You (And You Alone)") - François Deguelt; Henri Decker; Anny Gould; Luis Mariano; Claude Parent
19. (NEW) "Rose d'or" - Les Compagnons de la Chanson
20. (19.) "La foule" ("Que nadia sepa mi sufrir") - Simone Langlois; Édith Piaf; Robert Ripa

Notes:
Another strike for rock'n'roll at #7 with the Kalin Twins' "When" (and a host of French cover versions). This takes the count to five, 20% of the chart. Three of these are in the top ten.

November 1958

There are two new entries and no re-entries. There is a tie at #12, so there is no entry at #13.

1. (1.) "Du moment qu'on s'aime" ("Piccolissima serenata") - Maria Candido; Dalida; Dario Moreno; Claide Robin; Tino Rossi
2. (2.) "L'eau vive" - Marcel Amont; Guy Béart; Colette Renard
3. (NEW) "Come prima" ("Come prima") - Dalida; Lucienne Delyle; Patrice et Mario; Claude Robin; Tino Rossi
4. (9.) "Si tu vas à Rio" ("Madureira choron") - Les Compagnons de la Chanson; Dario Moreno; Claude Robin; Tino Rossi
=5. (7.) "When" - The Kalin Twins
=5. (7.) "Viens" ("When") - Gabriel Dalar; Danyel Gérard; Francis Linel; Dario Moreno; Patrice et Mario; Claude Piron
6. (4.) "Les gitans" - Juan Catalano; Les Compagnons de la Chanson; Dalida
7. (8.) "Je pars" ("Alone (Why Must I Be Alone)") - Dalida; Dario Moreno; Patrice et Mario; Claude Robin
8. (5.) "Le bateau de Tahiti" - Maria Candido; Claude Robin; Tino Rossi
9. (6.) "Aïe! Mon coeur" ("Heladero") - Marcel Amont; André Claveau; Dalida; Suzy Delair
=10. (3.) "Diana" - Paul Anka
=10. (3.) "Diana" ("Diana") - Michèle Arnaud; Gloria Lasso; Mouloudji; Les Quatre de Paris; Claude Robin; Jean-Louis Tristan
11. (12.) "Mon manège à toi" - Marcel Amont; Yves Montand; Édith Piaf
12. (NEW) "La ballade irlandaise" - Bourvil
13. (11.) "Je t'aimerai t'aimerai"- Gloria Lasso; Luis Mariano; Dora Néri; Patrice et Mario; Tino Rossi
14. (12.) "Gondolier" ("With All My Heart") - André Claveau; Les Compagnons de la Chanson; Dalida; Henri Decker; Yvette Giraud; Gloria Lasso
15. (RE.) "Dans le bleu du ciel bleu" ("Nel blu dipinto di blu") - Maria Candido; Dalida; Jacqueline François; Georges Guétary; Luis Mariano; Patrice et Mario; Claude Robin; Tino Rossi
16. (10.) "Le jour où la pluie viendra" - Gilbert Bécaud; Les Compagnons de la Chanson; Dalida; Jacqueline Néro; Patrice et Mario
17. (NEW) "Si je pouvais un jour revivre ma vie" - Gilbert Bécaud; Dalida
18. (14.) "Buena sera" ("Buona sera") - Dario Moreno; Line Renaud; Claude Robin
19. (NEW) "Hélèna" - Dalida
=20. (NEW) "Tu m'étais destiné" ("You Are My Destiny") - Dalida
=20. (NEW) "Tu m'étais destinée ("You Are My Destiny") - Dario Moreno
=20. (NEW) "You Are My Destiny" - Paul Anka

Notes:

The new entry at #17 ("Si je pouvais un jour revivre ma vie") was, like Gilbert Bécaud' earlier "Le jour où la pluie viendra", adapted into English for a UK hit by Jane Morgan, this time titled "If I Could Only Live My Life Again".
As two rock'n'roll styled songs ("Loin de vous / "Only You (And You Alone)" and "Bon voyage") depart the chart, a new one arrives at #20. "You Are My Destiny" carried two slightly different titles in French, depending on the gender of the singer. Both versions, and Anka's original, are listed together.

December 1958

There are three new entries and two re-entries. There are ties at #3 and at #13, so there are no entries at #4 or at #14. There is also a four-way tie at #20 so there are 23 songs on this chart.

1. (1.) "Du moment qu'on s'aime" ("Piccolissima serenata") - Maria Candido; Dalida; Dario Moreno; Claide Robin; Tino Rossi
2. (4.) "Si tu vas à Rio" ("Madureira choron") - Les Compagnons de la Chanson; Dario Moreno; Claude Robin; Tino Rossi
=3. (3.) "Come prima" ("Come prima") - Dalida; Lucienne Delyle; Patrice et Mario; Claude Robin; Tino Rossi
=3. (2.) "L'eau vive" - Marcel Amont; Guy Béart; Colette Renard
5. (6.) "Les gitans" - Juan Catalano; Les Compagnons de la Chanson; Dalida
6. (12.) "La ballade irlandaise" - Bourvil
7. (8.) "Le bateau de Tahiti" - Maria Candido; Claude Robin; Tino Rossi
8. (NEW) "Houla houp" ("The Hula Hoop Song") - Annie Cordy
=9. (5.) "When" - The Kalin Twins
=9. (5.) "Viens" ("When") - Gabriel Dalar; Danyel Gérard; Francis Linel; Dario Moreno; Patrice et Mario; Claude Piron
10. (7.) "Je pars" ("Alone (Why Must I Be Alone)") - Dalida; Dario Moreno; Patrice et Mario; Claude Robin
11. (11.) "Mon manège à toi" - Marcel Amont; Yves Montand; Édith Piaf
12. (NEW) "Guitare et tambourin" ("Holiday in Naples") - Mario Candido; Les Compagnons de la Chanson; Dario Moreno
=13. (10.) "Diana" - Paul Anka
=13. (10.) "Diana" ("Diana") - Michèle Arnaud; Gloria Lasso; Mouloudji; Les Quatre de Paris; Claude Robin; Jean-Louis Tristan
=13. (13.) "Je t'aimerai t'aimerai"- Gloria Lasso; Luis Mariano; Dora Néri; Patrice et Mario; Tino Rossi
15. (9.) "Aïe! Mon coeur" ("Heladero") - Marcel Amont; André Claveau; Dalida; Suzy Delair
16. (14.) "Gondolier" ("With All My Heart") - André Claveau; Les Compagnons de la Chanson; Dalida; Henri Decker; Yvette Giraud; Gloria Lasso
17. (RE.) "Histoire d'un amour" ("Historia di un amor") - Maria Candido; André Claveau; Dalida;Yvette Giraud; Gloria Lasso; Luis Mariano
18. (16.) "Le jour où la pluie viendra" - Gilbert Bécaud; Les Compagnons de la Chanson; Dalida; Jacqueline Néro; Patrice et Mario
19. (15.) "Dans le bleu du ciel bleu" ("Nel blu dipinto di blu") - Maria Candido; Dalida; Jacqueline François; Georges Guétary; Luis Mariano; Patrice et Mario; Claude Robin; Tino Rossi
=20. (NEW) "Docteur miracle" ("Witch Doctor") - Annie Cordy; Claude Piron
=20. (RE.) "Reviens, reviens-moi" - Maria Candido; Yvette Giraud; Claude Robin; Tino Rossi
=20. (19.) "Hélèna" - Dalida
=20. (20.) "Tu m'étais destinée" ("You Are My Destiny") - Dalida
=20. (20.) "Tu m'étais destiné ("You Are My Destiny") - Dario Moreno
=20. (20.) "You Are My Destiny" - Paul Anka

Notes:

The new entry at #20 ("Docteur miracle") takes the rock'n'roll tally back up to five, although the world of music hall is back in charge at the top.
With three songs - all rock'n'roll in style - on the chart in both American and French versions, the composition of the French chart is changing and English language records are starting to show up more frequently, albeit in tandem with French covers.
Note also the presence of Gabriel Dalar, Danyel Gérard and Claude Piron (twice!) - the first real home grown rock'n'roll singers. The biggest selling versions of their songs were not their versions, but that trend too was starting to change.

Coming up: 1959

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La bourse des chansons

1959

Durning 1959, this chart was still published in "Le Figaro". It was also broadcast on radio station Europe No. 1. The charts were republished in Platine #12 in 1994. At that time, two charts for this period (February and June) could not be found. I have not found them either, and so I can only list partial charts for those months.

January 1959

For songs that originally charted in 1958, I have (where relevant) added the names of additional performers whose versions appeared in 1959 - these are listed in capital letters. As I cannot trace release dates for all versions, on occasion some of the versions listed may not have been issued until later in a record's run.
As before, I have given the previous month's positions in parantheses.

There are two new entries and one re-entry. There is a tie at #9 and another at #15, so there is no entry at #10 or at #16. There is also a four-way tie at #20, so there are 23 songs on this chart.

1. (1.) "Du moment qu'on s'aime" ("Piccolissima serenata") - Maria Candido; Dalida; Dario Moreno; Claide Robin; Tino Rossi
2. (2.) "Si tu vas à Rio" ("Madureira choron") - Les Compagnons de la Chanson; YVETTE GIRAUD; Dario Moreno; Claude Robin; Tino Rossi
3. (3.) "Come prima" ("Come prima") - Dalida; Lucienne Delyle; Patrice et Mario; Claude Robin; Tino Rossi
4. (3.) "L'eau vive" - Marcel Amont; Guy Béart; YVETTE GIRAUD; GEORGES GUÉTARY; NICOLE LOUVIER; JEAN PHILIPPE; Colette Renard; TINO ROSSI
5. (5.) "Les gitans" - MARIA CANDIDO; Juan Catalano; Les Compagnons de la Chanson; Dalida; MARIE-JOSÉ
6. (12.) "Guitare et tambourin" ("Holiday in Naples") - Mario Candido; PETULA CLARK; Les Compagnons de la Chanson; DALIDA; JACQUELINE FRANÇOIS; YVETTE GIRAUD; GLORIA LASSO; LUIS MARIANO; Dario Moreno; TINO ROSSI
7. (6.) "La ballade irlandaise" - Bourvil; DANIELLE DARRIEUX; ANDRÉ DASSARY; SUZY DELAIR; RENÉE LEBAS; PATACHOU; JEAN SABLON
8. (7.) "Le bateau de Tahiti" - Maria Candido; PIERRE MALAR; MARIE-JOSÉ; Claude Robin; Tino Rossi
=9. (10.) "Je pars" ("Alone (Why Must I Be Alone)") - JEAN BRETONNIÈRE; Dalida; Dario Moreno; Patrice et Mario; Claude Robin
=9. (9.) "When" - The Kalin Twins
=9. (9.) "Viens" ("When") - Gabriel Dalar; Danyel Gérard; Francis Linel; Dario Moreno; Patrice et Mario; Claude Piron
=11. (13.) "Diana" - Paul Anka
=11. (13.) "Diana" ("Diana") - Michèle Arnaud; Gloria Lasso; Mouloudji; Les Quatre de Paris; Claude Robin; Jean-Louis Tristan
12. (11.) "Mon manège à toi" - Marcel Amont; JOSÉPHINE BAKER; JEAN CONSTANTIN; Yves Montand; PATACHOU; Édith Piaf
13. (15.) "Aïe! Mon coeur" ("Heladero") - Marcel Amont; PETULA CLARK; André Claveau; Dalida; Suzy Delair
14. (NEW) "Timide sérénade" ("Timida serenata") - Bob Azzam; Dalida; Dario Moreno
=15. (20.) "Tu m'étais destinée" ("You Are My Destiny") - Dalida
=15. (20.) "Tu m'étais destiné ("You Are My Destiny") - Dario Moreno
=15. (20.) "You Are My Destiny" - Paul Anka
=15. (13.) "Je t'aimerai t'aimerai"- Maria Candido; Gloria Lasso; Luis Mariano; Dora Néri; Patrice et Mario; Tino Rossi
17. (8.) "Houla houp" ("The Hula Hoop Song") - Annie Cordy
18. (RE.) "Bon voyage" ("Without Love (There Is Nothing)") - Gloria Lasso; Maria-José; Henri Salvador
19. (NEW) "Si t'as été à Tahiti" - Andrex; Lisette Jambel; Paola
=20. (16.) "Gondolier" ("With All My Heart") - André Claveau; Les Compagnons de la Chanson; Dalida; Henri Decker; Yvette Giraud; Gloria Lasso
=20. (18.) "Le jour où la pluie viendra" - Gilbert Bécaud; Les Compagnons de la Chanson; Dalida; Jacqueline Néro; Patrice et Mario
=20. (RE.) "Si je pouvais un jour revivre ma vie" - Gilbert Bécaud; Dalida
=20. (20.) "Docteur miracle" ("Witch Doctor") - Annie Cordy; Claude Piron

Coming up: February 1959

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February 1959

As before, I have given the previous month's positions in parantheses.

As I have not been able to access an original copy of this chart, it is reconstructed using the "previous month" position in the next month's chart. as a result, there are five gaps which may have been filled either by songs from the previous month's chart or by songs which charted in this month only.

There are at least three new entries and no known re-entries. There is a tie at #2, so there is no entry at #3. There is also a tie at #20, so there are 21 songs in this chart (or there would be if there were no gaps!).

1. (4.) "L'eau vive" - Marcel Amont; Guy Béart; Yvette Giraud; Georges Guétary; Nicole Louvier; Jean Philippe; Colette Renard; Tino Rossi
=2. (2.) "Si tu vas à Rio" ("Madureira choron") - Les Compagnons de la Chanson; Yvette Giraud; Dario Moreno; Claude Robin; Tino Rossi
=2. (3.) "Come prima" ("Come prima") - Dalida; Lucienne Delyle; Patrice et Mario; Claude Robin; Tino Rossi
4. (6.) "Guitare et tambourin" ("Holiday in Naples") - Mario Candido; Petula Clark; Les Compagnons de la Chanson; Dalida; Jacqueline François; Yvette Giraud; Gloria Lasso; Luis Mariano; Dario Moreno; Tino Rossi
5. (1.) "Du moment qu'on s'aime" ("Piccolissima serenata") - Maria Candido; Dalida; Dario Moreno; Claide Robin; Tino Rossi
6. (NEW) "La marche des gosses" ("The Children's Marching Song") - Les Compagnons de la Chanson; Annie Cordy; Yvette Giraud; Jean-Paul Mauric
7. (5.) "Les gitans" - Maria Candido; Juan Catalano; Les Compagnons de la Chanson; Dalida; Marie-José
8. (8.) "Le bateau de Tahiti" - Maria Candido; Pierre Malar; Marie-José; Claude Robin; Tino Rossi
9. (7.) "La ballade irlandaise" - Bourvil; Danielle Darrieux; André Dassary; Suzy Delair; Renée Lebas; Patachou; Jean Sablon
=10. (11.) "Diana" - Paul Anka
=10. (11.) "Diana" ("Diana") - Michèle Arnaud; Gloria Lasso; Mouloudji; Les Quatre de Paris; Claude Robin; Jean-Louis Tristan
11.
12.
13. (12.) "Mon manège à toi" - Marcel Amont; Joséphine Baker; Jean Constantin; Yves Montand; Patachou; Édith Piaf
=14. (15.) "Tu m'étais destinée" ("You Are My Destiny") - Dalida
=14. (15.) "Tu m'étais destiné ("You Are My Destiny") - Dario Moreno
=14. (15.) "You Are My Destiny" - Paul Anka
15.
16. (14.) "Timide sérénade" ("Timida serenata") - Bob Azzam; Dalida; Dario Moreno
17.
18.
19. (NEW) "Scoubidou (pommes et poires)" ("Cherries, Apples and Peaches") - Simone Alma; Sacha Distel; Serge Lenormand
=20. (NEW) "Mon seul amour" ("Marching to Pretoria") - Babette Bruneau; Lucienne Delyle; Yvette Giraud; Claude Goaty; Lucien Jeunesse; Jean-Paul Mauric; Les Quatre de Paris
=20. (NEW) "Eso es el amor" ("Eso es el amor") - Babette Bruneau; Les Chakachas; Gloria Lasso; Francis Linel; Dario Moreno

Notes:
With the new entry at #19 ("Scoubidou"), France gets its first bona fide teen idol of the rock'n'roll era. Not that Sacha Distel is a rock'n'roller, but his success will pave the way for what will eventually follow.

March 1959

There are four new entries and no re-entries. There is a tie at #2 and a three-way tie at #4, so there are no enties at #3, at #5 or at #6.

1. (6.) "La marche des gosses" ("The Children's Marching Song") - Les Compagnons de la Chanson; Annie Cordy; Yvette Giraud; Jean-Paul Mauric
=2. (2.) "Come prima" ("Come prima") - Dalida; Lucienne Delyle; Patrice et Mario; Claude Robin; Tino Rossi
=2. (4.) "Guitare et tambourin" ("Holiday in Naples") - Mario Candido; Petula Clark; Les Compagnons de la Chanson; Dalida; Jacqueline François; Yvette Giraud; Gloria Lasso; Luis Mariano; Dario Moreno; Tino Rossi
=4. (1.) "L'eau vive" - Marcel Amont; Guy Béart; Yvette Giraud; Georges Guétary; Nicole Louvier; Jean Philippe; Colette Renard; Tino Rossi
=4. (2.) "Si tu vas à Rio" ("Madureira choron") - Les Compagnons de la Chanson; Yvette Giraud; Dario Moreno; Claude Robin; Tino Rossi
=4. (5.) "Du moment qu'on s'aime" ("Piccolissima serenata") - Maria Candido; Dalida; Dario Moreno; Claide Robin; Tino Rossi
7. (NEW) "Oui oui oui oui" - Henri Decker; Sacha Distel; Jean Philippe; Claude Robin; Tino Rossi
8. (7.) "Les gitans" - Maria Candido; Juan Catalano; Les Compagnons de la Chanson; Dalida; Marie-José
9. (NEW) "Fais ta prière" ("Tom Dooley") - Philippe Clay; Les Compagnons de la Chanson; Henri Decker; Line Renaud
10. (9.) "La ballade irlandaise" - Bourvil; Danielle Darrieux; André Dassary; Suzy Delair; Renée Lebas; Patachou; Jean Sablon
11. (19.) "Scoubidou (pommes et poires)" ("Cherries, Apples and Peaches") - Simone Alma; Sacha Distel; Serge Lenormand
12. (8.) "Le bateau de Tahiti" - Maria Candido; Pierre Malar; Marie-José; Claude Robin; Tino Rossi
13. (20.) "Mon seul amour" ("Marching to Pretoria") - Babette Bruneau; Lucienne Delyle; Yvette Giraud; Claude Goaty; Lucien Jeunesse; Jean-Paul Mauric; Les Quatre de Paris
14. (NEW) "Ciao ciao bambina" ("Ciao ciao bambina") - Dalida; Yvette Giraud; Georges Guétary; Line Renaud; Caterina Valente
15. (13.) "Mon manège à toi" - Marcel Amont; Joséphine Baker; Jean Constantin; Yves Montand; Patachou; Édith Piaf
16. (14.) "Timide sérénade" ("Timida serenata") - Bob Azzam; Dalida; Dario Moreno
=17. (14.) "Tu m'étais destinée" ("You Are My Destiny") - Dalida
=17. (14.) "Tu m'étais destiné ("You Are My Destiny") - Dario Moreno
=17. (14.) "You Are My Destiny" - Paul Anka
18. (20) "Eso es el amor" ("Eso es el amor") - Babette Bruneau; Les Chakachas; Gloria Lasso; Francis Linel; Dario Moreno
=19. (10.) "Diana" - Paul Anka
=19. (10.) "Diana" ("Diana") - Michèle Arnaud; Gloria Lasso; Mouloudji; Les Quatre de Paris; Claude Robin; Jean-Louis Tristan
20. (NEW) "Un certain sourire" ("A Certain Smile") - Guylaine Guy; Maria Lopez; Marie-José; Henri Salvador; John William

April 1959

There are five new entries and no re-entries. There is a tie at #20 so there are twenty-one songs on this chart.

1. (4.) "L'eau vive" - Marcel Amont; Guy Béart; Yvette Giraud; Georges Guétary; Nicole Louvier; Jean Philippe; Colette Renard; Tino Rossi
2. (1.) "La marche des gosses" ("The Children's Marching Song") - Les Compagnons de la Chanson; Annie Cordy; Yvette Giraud; Jean-Paul Mauric
3. (7.) "Oui oui oui oui" - Henri Decker; Sacha Distel; Jean Philippe; Claude Robin; Tino Rossi
4. (2.) "Come prima" ("Come prima") - Dalida; Lucienne Delyle; Patrice et Mario; Claude Robin; Tino Rossi
5. (4.) "Si tu vas à Rio" ("Madureira choron") - Les Compagnons de la Chanson; Yvette Giraud; Dario Moreno; Claude Robin; Tino Rossi
6. (9.) "Fais ta prière" ("Tom Dooley") - Philippe Clay; Les Compagnons de la Chanson; Henri Decker; Line Renaud
7. (NEW) "Tout l'amour" ("Passion Flower") - Dalida; Danyel Gérard; Francis Linel; Dario Moreno; Patrice et Mario; Line Renaud
8. (14.) "Ciao ciao bambina" ("Ciao ciao bambina") - Dalida; Yvette Giraud; Georges Guétary; Line Renaud; Caterina Valente
9. (4.) "Du moment qu'on s'aime" ("Piccolissima serenata") - Maria Candido; Dalida; Dario Moreno; Claide Robin; Tino Rossi
10. (2.) "Guitare et tambourin" ("Holiday in Naples") - Mario Candido; Petula Clark; Les Compagnons de la Chanson; Dalida; Jacqueline François; Yvette Giraud; Gloria Lasso; Luis Mariano; Dario Moreno; Tino Rossi
11. (11.) "Scoubidou (pommes et poires)" ("Cherries, Apples and Peaches") - Simone Alma; Sacha Distel; Serge Lenormand
12. (8.) "Les gitans" - Maria Candido; Juan Catalano; Les Compagnons de la Chanson; Dalida; Marie-José
13. (10.) "La ballade irlandaise" - Bourvil; Danielle Darrieux; André Dassary; Suzy Delair; Renée Lebas; Patachou; Jean Sablon
14. (NEW) "Ce serait dommage" ("Impatient Lover") - Babette Bruneau; Maria Candido; Dalida; André Dassary; Lucienne Delyle; Sacha Distel; Yvette Giraud; Georges Guétary; Tino Rossi
15. (12.) "Le bateau de Tahiti" - Maria Candido; Pierre Malar; Marie-José; Claude Robin; Tino Rossi
16. (NEW) "La Madone d'amour" - Maryse Nicolaï; Claude Robin; Tino Rossi; Vic Voni
17. (13.) "Mon seul amour" ("Marching to Pretoria") - Babette Bruneau; Lucienne Delyle; Yvette Giraud; Claude Goaty; Lucien Jeunesse; Jean-Paul Mauric; Les Quatre de Paris
=18. (19.) "Diana" - Paul Anka
=18. (19.) "Diana" ("Diana") - Michèle Arnaud; Gloria Lasso; Mouloudji; Les Quatre de Paris; Claude Robin; Jean-Louis Tristan
19. (NEW) "La servante du château" - Ricet Barrier; Denise Benoît; Lili Fayol
=20. (18.) "Eso es el amor" ("Eso es el amor") - Babette Bruneau; Les Chakachas; Gloria Lasso; Francis Linel; Dario Moreno
=20. (NEW) "Bonjour chérie" ("Return to Me") - Lys Assia; Sacha Distel; Yvette Giraud; Gloria Lasso; Dario Moreno; Tino Rossi

May 1959

There is one new entry and one re-entry. There is a tie at #10 so there is no entry at #11.

1. (3.) "Oui oui oui oui" - Henri Decker; Sacha Distel; Jean Philippe; Claude Robin; Tino Rossi
2. (6.) "Fais ta prière" ("Tom Dooley") - Philippe Clay; Les Compagnons de la Chanson; Henri Decker; Line Renaud
3. (1.) "L'eau vive" - Marcel Amont; Guy Béart; Yvette Giraud; Georges Guétary; Nicole Louvier; Jean Philippe; Colette Renard; Tino Rossi
4. (8.) "Ciao ciao bambina" ("Ciao ciao bambina") - Dalida; Yvette Giraud; Georges Guétary; Line Renaud; Caterina Valente
5. (7.) "Tout l'amour" ("Passion Flower") - Dalida; Danyel Gérard; Francis Linel; Dario Moreno; Patrice et Mario; Line Renaud
6. (14.) "Ce serait dommage" ("Impatient Lover") - Babette Bruneau; Maria Candido; Dalida; André Dassary; Lucienne Delyle; Sacha Distel; Yvette Giraud; Georges Guétary; Tino Rossi
7. (11.) "Scoubidou (pommes et poires)" ("Cherries, Apples and Peaches") - Simone Alma; Sacha Distel; Serge Lenormand
8. (4.) "Come prima" ("Come prima") - Dalida; Lucienne Delyle; Patrice et Mario; Claude Robin; Tino Rossi
9. (5.) "Si tu vas à Rio" ("Madureira choron") - Les Compagnons de la Chanson; Yvette Giraud; Dario Moreno; Claude Robin; Tino Rossi
=10. (10.) "Guitare et tambourin" ("Holiday in Naples") - Mario Candido; Petula Clark; Les Compagnons de la Chanson; Dalida; Jacqueline François; Yvette Giraud; Gloria Lasso; Luis Mariano; Dario Moreno; Tino Rossi
=10. (12.) "Les gitans" - Maria Candido; Juan Catalano; Les Compagnons de la Chanson; Dalida; Marie-José
12. (9.) "Du moment qu'on s'aime" ("Piccolissima serenata") - Maria Candido; Dalida; Dario Moreno; Claide Robin; Tino Rossi
13. (2.) "La marche des gosses" ("The Children's Marching Song") - Les Compagnons de la Chanson; Annie Cordy; Yvette Giraud; Jean-Paul Mauric
14. (17.) "Mon seul amour" ("Marching to Pretoria") - Babette Bruneau; Lucienne Delyle; Yvette Giraud; Claude Goaty; Lucien Jeunesse; Jean-Paul Mauric; Les Quatre de Paris
15. (15.) "Le bateau de Tahiti" - Maria Candido; Pierre Malar; Marie-José; Claude Robin; Tino Rossi
16. (13.) "La ballade irlandaise" - Bourvil; Danielle Darrieux; André Dassary; Suzy Delair; Renée Lebas; Patachou; Jean Sablon
17. (20.) Bonjour chérie" ("Return to Me") - Lys Assia; Sacha Distel; Yvette Giraud; Gloria Lasso; Dario Moreno; Tino Rossi
18. (RE.) "Mon manège à toi" - Marcel Amont; Joséphine Baker; Jean Constantin; Yves Montand; Patachou; Édith Piaf
19. (19.) "La servante du château" - Ricet Barrier; Denise Benoît; Lili Fayol
=20. (NEW) "Dansons mon amour" ("Hava nagila") - Les Compagnons de la Chanson; Dalida; Dario Moreno
=20. (NEW) "Hava nagila" - Rika Zaraï

Notes:
The new entry at #20 was on the market in both French ("Dansons mon amour" and Yiddish ("Hava nagila") versions. These are grouped together on this chart.

June 1959

This chart is missing. It has not been possible to reconstruct it from the following chart, as this is also missing.

July and August 1959

As in previous years, this was a combined chart for both months.

As I have not been able to access an original copy of this chart, it is reconstructed using the "previous month" position in the next month's chart. as a result, there are four gaps which may have been filled either by songs from the previous month's chart or by songs which charted in this month only. There are also no previous month positions, as the chart for June is also missing.

There are nine possible new entries (although they may have entered in the previous month) and no identified re-entries (although some of the older songs might have dropped out in the previous month and then re-entered. There is a tie at #16 but there is also an entry at #17. There is also, bizarrely, an entry at #21. Taken together, this means that there are 22 songs on this chart, or would be if there were no gaps!

1. "Oui oui oui oui" - Henri Decker; Sacha Distel; Jean Philippe; Claude Robin; Tino Rossi
2. "L'eau vive"- Marcel Amont; Guy Béart; Yvette Giraud; Georges Guétary; Nicole Louvier; Jean Philippe; Colette Renard; Tino Rossi
3. (NEW?) "Vénus" ("Venus") - Maria Candido; Les Compagnons de la Chanson; Gloria Lasso; Luis Mariano; Patrice et Mario
4. "Tout l'amour" ("Passion Flower") - Dalida; Danyel Gérard; Francis Linel; Dario Moreno; Patrice et Mario; Line Renaud
5. "Ciao ciao bambina" ("Ciao ciao bambina") - Dalida; Yvette Giraud; Georges Guétary; Line Renaud; Caterina Valente
6. (NEW?) "Oh quelle nuit" ("Oh Lonesome Me") - Annie Cordy; Sacha Distel; Danyel Gérard; Georges Guétary; Henri Salvador; Jean-Louis Tristan
7. "Ce serait dommage" ("Impatient Lover") - Babette Bruneau; Maria Candido; Dalida; André Dassary; Lucienne Delyle; Sacha Distel; Yvette Giraud; Georges Guétary; Tino Rossi
8. "Fais ta prière" ("Tom Dooley") - Philippe Clay; Les Compagnons de la Chanson; Henri Decker; Line Renaud
9. (NEW?) "Petite fleur" - Sidney Bechet; Annie Cordy; Henri Decker; Claude Goaty; Anny Gould; Mouloudji; Henri Salvador; Tohama
10.
11. (NEW?) "Je te tendrai les bras" - Maria Candido; Dalida; François Deguelt; Jean-Paul Mauric; Dario Moreno
12. "Scoubidou (pommes et poires)" ("Cherries, Apples and Peaches") - Simone Alma; Sacha Distel; Serge Lenormand
13. (NEW?) "Mes frères" ("Manhattan Spiritual") - Georges Aber; Maria Candido; Dalida; Francis Linel; Jean Philippe; John William
14. (NEW?) "Le marchand de bonheur" - Joséphine Baker; Maria Candido; Les Compagnons de la Chanson; André Dassary; Henri Decker; Yvette Giraud; Georges Guétary; Dario Moreno; Claude Robin
15.
=16. "Du moment qu'on s'aime" ("Piccolissima serenata") - Maria Candido; Dalida; Dario Moreno; Claide Robin; Tino Rossi
=16. "Guitare et tambourin" ("Holiday in Naples") - Mario Candido; Petula Clark; Les Compagnons de la Chanson; Dalida; Jacqueline François; Yvette Giraud; Gloria Lasso; Luis Mariano; Dario Moreno; Tino Rossi
=17. (NEW?) "La chanson d'Orphée" ("Manha de carnaval") - Bob Azzam; Dalida; André Dassary; Frédérica; Yvette Giraud; Gloria Lasso; Ptrice et Mario; Claude Robin; Tino Rossi
=17. (NEW?) "La chanson d'Orfeu" ("Manha de carnaval") - Maria Candido; John William
18.
19.
=20. (NEW?) "Love in Portofino" ("À San Cristina") - Ben; Dalida; Dario Moreno; Jean Philippe; Claude Robin
=20. (NEW?) "À San Cristina" - Gloria Lasso
21. (NEW?) "Fatigué de naissance" - Philippe Clay; Henri Decker; Henri Genès

Notes:
The new entry at #9 ("Petite fleur") is best known to UK and US audiences in the vsion by Chris Barber's Jazz Band. The version by Sidney Bechet, listed here, is the original.
The new entry at #17 was available under two slightly different French titles. Both are listed above. The song is best known to English-speaking audiences as "A Day in the Life of a Fool", as sung by Jack Jones, among others.
The new entry at #20 had an English title ("Love in Portofino") although it was sung in French. Gloria Lasso kept the original Spanish title ("À San Cristina"). The two titles are listed together above.

Coming up: September 1959

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Postby CatoFur » Mon Mar 17, 2014 9:40 pm

September 1959

There is one new entry and one re-entry.

1. (3.) "Vénus" ("Venus") - Maria Candido; Les Compagnons de la Chanson; Gloria Lasso; Luis Mariano; Patrice et Mario
2. (5.) "Ciao ciao bambina" ("Ciao ciao bambina") - Dalida; Yvette Giraud; Georges Guétary; Line Renaud; Caterina Valente
3. (2.) "L'eau vive"- Marcel Amont; Guy Béart; Yvette Giraud; Georges Guétary; Nicole Louvier; Jean Philippe; Colette Renard; Tino Rossi
4. (9.) "Petite fleur" - Sidney Bechet; Annie Cordy; Henri Decker; Claude Goaty; Anny Gould; Mouloudji; Henri Salvador; Tohama
5. (14.) "Le marchand de bonheur" - Joséphine Baker; Maria Candido; Les Compagnons de la Chanson; André Dassary; Henri Decker; Yvette Giraud; Georges Guétary; Dario Moreno; Claude Robin
6. (1.) "Oui oui oui oui" - Henri Decker; Sacha Distel; Jean Philippe; Claude Robin; Tino Rossi
7. (6.) "Oh quelle nuit" ("Oh Lonesome Me") - Annie Cordy; Sacha Distel; Danyel Gérard; Georges Guétary; Henri Salvador; Jean-Louis Tristan
8. (8.) "Fais ta prière" ("Tom Dooley") - Philippe Clay; Les Compagnons de la Chanson; Henri Decker; Line Renaud
9. (7.) "Ce serait dommage" ("Impatient Lover") - Babette Bruneau; Maria Candido; Dalida; André Dassary; Lucienne Delyle; Sacha Distel; Yvette Giraud; Georges Guétary; Tino Rossi
=10. (17.) "La chanson d'Orphée" ("Manha de carnaval") - Bob Azzam; Dalida; André Dassary; Frédérica; Yvette Giraud; Gloria Lasso; Ptrice et Mario; Claude Robin; Tino Rossi
=10. (17.) "La chanson d'Orfeu" ("Manha de carnaval") - Maria Candido; John William
11. (11.) "Je te tendrai les bras" - Maria Candido; Dalida; François Deguelt; Jean-Paul Mauric; Dario Moreno
12. (NEW) "Les filles de mon village" - Andrex; Maria Candido; Tohama
13. (13.) "Mes frères" ("Manhattan Spiritual") - Georges Aber; Maria Candido; Dalida; Francis Linel; Jean Philippe; John William
14. (16.) "Guitare et tambourin" ("Holiday in Naples") - Mario Candido; Petula Clark; Les Compagnons de la Chanson; Dalida; Jacqueline François; Yvette Giraud; Gloria Lasso; Luis Mariano; Dario Moreno; Tino Rossi
15. (21.) "Fatigué de naissance" - Philippe Clay; Henri Decker; Henri Genès
16. (12.) "Scoubidou (pommes et poires)" ("Cherries, Apples and Peaches") - Simone Alma; Sacha Distel; Serge Lenormand
17. (16.) "Du moment qu'on s'aime" ("Piccolissima serenata") - Maria Candido; Dalida; Dario Moreno; Claide Robin; Tino Rossi
=18. (RE.) "Dansons mon amour" ("Hava nagila") - Ls Compagnons de la Chanson; Dalida; Dario Moreno
=18. (RE.) "Hava nagila" - Rika Zaraï
19. (4.) "Tout l'amour" ("Passion Flower") - Dalida; Danyel Gérard; Francis Linel; Dario Moreno; Patrice et Mario; Line Renaud
=20. (20.) "Love in Portofino" ("À San Cristina") - Ben; Dalida; Dario Moreno; Jean Philippe; Claude Robin
=20. (20.) "À San Cristina" - Gloria Lasso

October 1959

There is one new entry and one re-entry. There are ties at #13 and at #17, so there are no entries at #14 or at #18. There is also a four-way tie at #19, so there are twenty-two songs on this list.

1. (1.) "Vénus" ("Venus") - Maria Candido; Les Compagnons de la Chanson; Gloria Lasso; Luis Mariano; Patrice et Mario
2. (5.) "Le marchand de bonheur" - Joséphine Baker; Maria Candido; Les Compagnons de la Chanson; André Dassary; Henri Decker; Yvette Giraud; Georges Guétary; Dario Moreno; Claude Robin
3. (4.) "Petite fleur" - Sidney Bechet; Annie Cordy; Henri Decker; Claude Goaty; Anny Gould; Mouloudji; Henri Salvador; Tohama
4. (7.) "Oh quelle nuit" ("Oh Lonesome Me") - Annie Cordy; Sacha Distel; Danyel Gérard; Georges Guétary; Henri Salvador; Jean-Louis Tristan
5. (6.) "Oui oui oui oui" - Henri Decker; Sacha Distel; Jean Philippe; Claude Robin; Tino Rossi
=6. (10.) "La chanson d'Orphée" ("Manha de carnaval") - Bob Azzam; Dalida; André Dassary; Frédérica; Yvette Giraud; Gloria Lasso; Ptrice et Mario; Claude Robin; Tino Rossi
=6. (10.) "La chanson d'Orfeu" ("Manha de carnaval") - Maria Candido; John William
7. (3.) "L'eau vive"- Marcel Amont; Guy Béart; Yvette Giraud; Georges Guétary; Nicole Louvier; Jean Philippe; Colette Renard; Tino Rossi
8. (11.) "Je te tendrai les bras" - Maria Candido; Dalida; François Deguelt; Jean-Paul Mauric; Dario Moreno
9. (2.) "Ciao ciao bambina" ("Ciao ciao bambina") - Dalida; Yvette Giraud; Georges Guétary; Line Renaud; Caterina Valente
10. (8.) "Fais ta prière" ("Tom Dooley") - Philippe Clay; Les Compagnons de la Chanson; Henri Decker; Line Renaud
11. (12.) "Les filles de mon village" - Andrex; Maria Candido; Tohama
12. (9.) "Ce serait dommage" ("Impatient Lover") - Babette Bruneau; Maria Candido; Dalida; André Dassary; Lucienne Delyle; Sacha Distel; Yvette Giraud; Georges Guétary; Tino Rossi
=13. (19.) "Tout l'amour" ("Passion Flower") - Dalida; Danyel Gérard; Francis Linel; Dario Moreno; Patrice et Mario; Line Renaud
=13. (16.) "Scoubidou (pommes et poires)" ("Cherries, Apples and Peaches") - Simone Alma; Sacha Distel; Serge Lenormand
15. (13.) "Mes frères" ("Manhattan Spiritual") - Georges Aber; Maria Candido; Dalida; Francis Linel; Jean Philippe; John William
16. (NEW) "Le tango nous invite" - Lucienne Delyle; Tino Rossi; André Verchuren
=17. (NEW) "Personnalités" ("(You've Got) Personality") - Annie Cordy; Sacha Distel; Line Renaud
=17. (14.) "Guitare et tambourin" ("Holiday in Naples") - Mario Candido; Petula Clark; Les Compagnons de la Chanson; Dalida; Jacqueline François; Yvette Giraud; Gloria Lasso; Luis Mariano; Dario Moreno; Tino Rossi
=19. (NEW) "Sophie" - Marcel Amont; Michèle Arnaud; Jean Bretonnière; André Claveau; Henri Decker; Jean Philippe; Patrice et Mario; Cora Vaucaire
=19. (NEW) "Tout doux tout doucement" ("Come Softly to Me") - Marcel Amont; Annie Cordy; André Dassary; Henri Salvador
=19. (RE.) "Les gitans" - Maria Candido; Juan Catalano; Les Compagnons de la Chanson; Dalida; Marie-José
=19. (20.) "Love in Portofino" ("À San Cristina") - Ben; Dalida; Dario Moreno; Jean Philippe; Claude Robin
=19. (20.) "À San Cristina" - Gloria Lasso

November 1959

There are four new entries and no re-entries. There are ties at #7 and at #15, and a three-way tie at #17, so there are no entries at #8, at #16, at #18 or at #19. There is also a four-way tie at #20, so there are twenty-three songs on this list.

1. (2.) "Le marchand de bonheur" - Joséphine Baker; Maria Candido; Les Compagnons de la Chanson; André Dassary; Henri Decker; Yvette Giraud; Georges Guétary; Dario Moreno; Claude Robin
2. (1.) "Vénus" ("Venus") - Maria Candido; Les Compagnons de la Chanson; Gloria Lasso; Luis Mariano; Patrice et Mario
3. (NEW) "Milord" - Pia Colombo; Édith Piaf
4. (NEW) "Ne joue pas" ("What Good Does It Do Me") - Petula Clark; Dalida; Colette Deréal; Yvette Giraud; Tino Rossi; John William
5. (4.) "Oh quelle nuit" ("Oh Lonesome Me") - Annie Cordy; Sacha Distel; Danyel Gérard; Georges Guétary; Henri Salvador; Jean-Louis Tristan
6. (3.) "Petite fleur" - Sidney Bechet; Annie Cordy; Henri Decker; Claude Goaty; Anny Gould; Mouloudji; Henri Salvador; Tohama
=7. (5.) "Oui oui oui oui" - Henri Decker; Sacha Distel; Jean Philippe; Claude Robin; Tino Rossi
=7. (7.) "L'eau vive"- Marcel Amont; Guy Béart; Yvette Giraud; Georges Guétary; Nicole Louvier; Jean Philippe; Colette Renard; Tino Rossi
9. (8.) "Je te tendrai les bras" - Maria Candido; Dalida; François Deguelt; Jean-Paul Mauric; Dario Moreno
10. (17.) "Personnalités" ("(You've Got) Personality") - Annie Cordy; Sacha Distel; Line Renaud
=11. (6.) "La chanson d'Orphée" ("Manha de carnaval") - Bob Azzam; Dalida; André Dassary; Frédérica; Yvette Giraud; Gloria Lasso; Ptrice et Mario; Claude Robin; Tino Rossi
=11. (6.) "La chanson d'Orfeu" ("Manha de carnaval") - Maria Candido; John William
12. (10.) "Fais ta prière" ("Tom Dooley") - Philippe Clay; Les Compagnons de la Chanson; Henri Decker; Line Renaud
13. (NEW) "Mon homme est un guignol" - Simone Langlois; Colette Renard
14. (NEW) "La guitare et la mer" ("Die Gitarre und das Meer") - Les Compagnons de la Chanson
=15. (19.) "Love in Portofino" ("À San Cristina") - Ben; Dalida; Dario Moreno; Jean Philippe; Claude Robin
=15. (19.) "À San Cristina" - Gloria Lasso
=15. (12.) "Ce serait dommage" ("Impatient Lover") - Babette Bruneau; Maria Candido; Dalida; André Dassary; Lucienne Delyle; Sacha Distel; Yvette Giraud; Georges Guétary; Tino Rossi
=17. (13.) "Scoubidou (pommes et poires)" ("Cherries, Apples and Peaches") - Simone Alma; Sacha Distel; Serge Lenormand
=17. (19.) "Sophie" - Marcel Amont; Michèle Arnaud; Jean Bretonnière; André Claveau; Henri Decker; Jean Philippe; Patrice et Mario; Cora Vaucaire
=17. (15.) "Fatigué de naissance" - Philippe Clay; Henri Decker; Henri Genès
=20. (9.) "Ciao ciao bambina" ("Ciao ciao bambina") - Dalida; Yvette Giraud; Georges Guétary; Line Renaud; Caterina Valente
=20. (15.) "Mes frères" ("Manhattan Spiritual") - Georges Aber; Maria Candido; Dalida; Francis Linel; Jean Philippe; John William
=20. (16.) "Le tango nous invite" - Lucienne Delyle; Tino Rossi; André Verchuren
=20. (19.) "Tout doux tout doucement" ("Come Softly to Me") - Marcel Amont; Annie Cordy; André Dassary; Henri Salvador

Notes:

The new entry at #3 ("Milord") is one of those rare songs which the French original (by Édith Piaf) is better known internationally than any English-language cover. It was however recorded (under the same title) by any number of British and American singers, most notably by Frankie Vaughan and by Bobby Darin.

December 1959

There are three new entries and two re-entries. There is a tie at #20, so there are twenty-one songs on this list.

1. (1.) "Le marchand de bonheur" - Joséphine Baker; Maria Candido; Les Compagnons de la Chanson; André Dassary; Henri Decker; Yvette Giraud; Georges Guétary; Dario Moreno; Claude Robin
2. (4.) "Ne joue pas" ("What Good Does It Do Me") - Petula Clark; Dalida; Colette Deréal; Yvette Giraud; Tino Rossi; John William
3. (NEW) "Salade de fruits" - Mathé Altéry; Bourvil; Annie Cordy; Claude Robin
4. (2.) "Vénus" ("Venus") - Maria Candido; Les Compagnons de la Chanson; Gloria Lasso; Luis Mariano; Patrice et Mario
5. (3.) "Milord" - Pia Colombo; Édith Piaf
6. (7.) "Oui oui oui oui" - Henri Decker; Sacha Distel; Jean Philippe; Claude Robin; Tino Rossi
7. (6.) "Petite fleur" - Sidney Bechet; Annie Cordy; Henri Decker; Claude Goaty; Anny Gould; Mouloudji; Henri Salvador; Tohama
8. (9.) "Je te tendrai les bras" - Maria Candido; Dalida; François Deguelt; Jean-Paul Mauric; Dario Moreno
9. (5.) "Oh quelle nuit" ("Oh Lonesome Me") - Annie Cordy; Sacha Distel; Danyel Gérard; Georges Guétary; Henri Salvador; Jean-Louis Tristan
=10. (11.) "La chanson d'Orphée" ("Manha de carnaval") - Bob Azzam; Dalida; André Dassary; Frédérica; Yvette Giraud; Gloria Lasso; Ptrice et Mario; Claude Robin; Tino Rossi
=10. (11.) "La chanson d'Orfeu" ("Manha de carnaval") - Maria Candido; John William
11. (10.) "Personnalités" ("(You've Got) Personality") - Annie Cordy; Sacha Distel; Line Renaud
12. (7.) "L'eau vive"- Marcel Amont; Guy Béart; Yvette Giraud; Georges Guétary; Nicole Louvier; Jean Philippe; Colette Renard; Tino Rossi
13. (14.) "La guitare et la mer" ("Die Gitarre und das Meer") - Les Compagnons de la Chanson
14. (13.) "Mon homme est un guignol" - Simone Langlois; Colette Renard
15. (RE.) "Les filles de mon village" - Andrex; Maria Candido; Tohama
16. (12.) "Fais ta prière" ("Tom Dooley") - Philippe Clay; Les Compagnons de la Chanson; Henri Decker; Line Renaud
17. (NEW) "Sois pas faché" - Gloria Lasso; Jean-Paul Mauric
18. (RE.) "Les gitans" - Maria Candido; Juan Catalano; Les Compagnons de la Chanson; Dalida; Marie-José
19. (17.) "Scoubidou (pommes et poires)" ("Cherries, Apples and Peaches") - Simone Alma; Sacha Distel; Serge Lenormand
=20. (15.) "Love in Portofino" ("À San Cristina") - Ben; Dalida; Dario Moreno; Jean Philippe; Claude Robin
=20. (15.) "À San Cristina" - Gloria Lasso
=20. (NEW) "Luna Caprese" ("Luna Caprese") - Bob Azzam; Dalida; Jean Philippe

Coming up: 1960

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Postby me » Mon Mar 17, 2014 10:07 pm

One question:
when you say "this chart is missing" what do you mean?
a)The chart is missing from Platine
b)You don't have this specific copy of Platine
c)The chart was missing in the newspaper Le Figaro
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Postby CatoFur » Tue Mar 18, 2014 9:04 pm

I mean the chart was not found by the author of the "Platine" pages. According to "Platine", the chart was usually published in "Le Figaro"; the "missing" charts could not however be found. I don't know if the relevant issues of "Le Figaro" could not be found at the time, or if the chart did not appear in "Le Figaro" that month.

I hope they did appear and that some library in France will have them.

There are some more missing charts in 1960. I will of course provide the ones that I have got via "Platine".

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Postby CatoFur » Tue Mar 18, 2014 9:58 pm

1960

During 1960, this chart was still published in "Le Figaro". It was also broadcast on radio station Europe No. 1. The charts were republished in Platine #13 in 1994. At that time, two charts for this period (June and July/August) could not be found. I have not found them either, and so I can only list partial charts for July/August and no chart at all for June. if anyone has these missing charts, please get in touch.

For songs that originally charted in 1959, I have (where relevant) added the names of additional performers whose versions appeared in 1960 - these are listed in capital letters in the chart for January. As I cannot trace release dates for all versions, on occasion some of the versions listed may not have been issued until later in a record's run.

January 1960

As before, I have given the previous month's positions in parantheses.
There are eight new entries and no re-entries. There are ties at #10 and #14, so there are no entries at #11 or at #15. There is also a tie at #20, so there are twenty-one songs on this list.

=1. (3.) "Salade de fruits" - Mathé Altéry; Bourvil; Annie Cordy; Claude Robin
=1. (1.) "Le marchand de bonheur" - Joséphine Baker; Maria Candido; Les Compagnons de la Chanson; André Dassary; Henri Decker; Yvette Giraud; Georges Guétary; Dario Moreno; Claude Robin
3. (2.) "Ne joue pas" ("What Good Does It Do Me") - Petula Clark; Dalida; Colette Deréal; Yvette Giraud; Tino Rossi; John William
4. (4.) "Vénus" ("Venus") - Maria Candido; Les Compagnons de la Chanson; Gloria Lasso; Luis Mariano; Patrice et Mario
5. (5.) "Milord" - Pia Colombo; Édith Piaf; LES RIFF
6. (7.) "Petite fleur" - Sidney Bechet; Annie Cordy; Henri Decker; Claude Goaty; Anny Gould; Mouloudji; Henri Salvador; Tohama
7. (12.) "L'eau vive"- Marcel Amont; Guy Béart; Yvette Giraud; Georges Guétary; Nicole Louvier; Jean Philippe; Colette Renard; Tino Rossi
8. (NEW) "Qu'il fait bon vivre" ("Down By the Riverside") - Les Compagnons de la Chanson; Annie Cordy; Yvette Giraud; Claude Robin; John William
=9. (10.) "La chanson d'Orphée" ("Manha de carnaval") - Bob Azzam; Dalida; André Dassary; Frédérica; Yvette Giraud; Gloria Lasso; Ptrice et Mario; Claude Robin; Tino Rossi
=9. (10.) "La chanson d'Orfeu" ("Manha de carnaval") - Maria Candido; John William
=10. (NEW) "Marina" ("Marina") - Dalida; Claude Robin
=10. (NEW) "J'ai rêvé" ("Dream Lover") - Georges Aber; Richard Anthony; Dalida
12. (9.) "Oh quelle nuit" ("Oh Lonesome Me") - Annie Cordy; Sacha Distel; Danyel Gérard; Georges Guétary; Henri Salvador; Jean-Louis Tristan
=13. (11.) "Personnalités" ("(You've Got) Personality") - Annie Cordy; Sacha Distel; Line Renaud
=13. (NEW) "(You've Got) Personality" - RICHARD ANTHONY
=14. (NEW) "La valse à mille temps" - Michèle Arnaud; Jacques Brel; Pia Colombo; Simone Langlois; Renée Lebas
=14. (NEW) "Pilou pilou hé" - Gilbert Bécaud; Dalida; Les Djinns; Jean-Claude Pascal
16. (6.) "Oui oui oui oui" - Henri Decker; Sacha Distel; Jean Philippe; Claude Robin; Tino Rossi
17. (20.) "Luna Caprese" ("Luna Caprese") - Bob Azzam; Dalida; Jean Philippe
18. (NEW) "Les cloches de Lisbonne" ("Fado da Madragoa") - Maria Candido; Henri Decker; Gloria Lasso; Luis Mariano; Tino Rossi
19. (NEW) "C'est ça l'amore" ("I Sing Amore") - Les Compagnons de la Chanson; Dalida; Dario Moreno
=20. (NEW) "Marie Marie" - Gilbert Bécaud; André Claveau; Dalida; Jacqueline Danno; Les Djinns; Yves Montand; Jean-Claude Pascal; Patrice et Mario
=20. (8.) "Je te tendrai les bras" - Maria Candido; Dalida; François Deguelt; Jean-Paul Mauric; Dario Moreno

Notes:

The new entry at #10 ("Marina") was originally a Belgian song by Rocco Granata, which was a hit around the world. There is however no evidence to suggest that Granata's version sold particularly well in France, so it is not listed here.

With Richard Anthony's breakthrough EP now selling well (the lead track, "Nouvelle vague", is not featured here, as this chart reflects sheet music sales and not those of records), his version of "("You've Got) Personality" now joins the other versions at #13. Anthony sang it in English, and so kept the original title.

February 1960

There are five new entries and no re-entries. There are ties at #3, at #12, and at #18 so there are no entries at #4, at #13 or at #19. There is also a five-way tie at #20, so there are twenty-four songs on this list.

1. (1.) "Salade de fruits" - Mathé Altéry; Bourvil; Annie Cordy; Claude Robin
2. (1.) "Le marchand de bonheur" - Joséphine Baker; Maria Candido; Les Compagnons de la Chanson; André Dassary; Henri Decker; Yvette Giraud; Georges Guétary; Dario Moreno; Claude Robin
=3. (3.) "Ne joue pas" ("What Good Does It Do Me") - Petula Clark; Dalida; Colette Deréal; Yvette Giraud; Tino Rossi; John William
=3. (6.) "Petite fleur" - Sidney Bechet; Annie Cordy; Henri Decker; Claude Goaty; Anny Gould; Mouloudji; Henri Salvador; Tohama
5. (5.) "Milord" - Pia Colombo; Édith Piaf; Les Riff
6. (8.) "Qu'il fait bon vivre" ("Down By the Riverside") - Les Compagnons de la Chanson; Annie Cordy; Yvette Giraud; Claude Robin; John William
7. (10.) "J'ai rêvé" ("Dream Lover") - Georges Aber; Richard Anthony; Dalida
8. (4.) "Vénus" ("Venus") - Maria Candido; Les Compagnons de la Chanson; Gloria Lasso; Luis Mariano; Patrice et Mario
9. (NEW) "Mustapha" - Bob Azzam; Ben; Staiffi et ses Mustafa's
10. (7.) "L'eau vive"- Marcel Amont; Guy Béart; Yvette Giraud; Georges Guétary; Nicole Louvier; Jean Philippe; Colette Renard; Tino Rossi
11. (18.) "Les cloches de Lisbonne" ("Fado da Madragoa") - Maria Candido; Henri Decker; Gloria Lasso; Luis Mariano; Tino Rossi
=12. (10.) "Marina" ("Marina") - Dalida; Claude Robin
=12. (14.) "Pilou pilou hé" - Gilbert Bécaud; Dalida; Les Djinns; Jean-Claude Pascal
14. (NEW) "Carillon d'Alsace" - Jacques Hélian; André Verchuren
=15. (9.) "La chanson d'Orphée" ("Manha de carnaval") - Bob Azzam; Dalida; André Dassary; Frédérica; Yvette Giraud; Gloria Lasso; Ptrice et Mario; Claude Robin; Tino Rossi
=15. (9.) "La chanson d'Orfeu" ("Manha de carnaval") - Maria Candido; John William
16. (NEW) "T'aimer follement" ("Makin' Love") - Bob Azzam; Dalida; Johnny Hallyday
17. (14.) "La valse à mille temps" - Michel Arnaud; Jacques Brel; Pia Colombo; Simone Langlois; Renée Lebas
=18. (13.) "Personnalités" ("(You've Got) Personality") - Annie Cordy; Sacha Distel; Line Renaud
=18. (13.) "(You've Got) Personality" - Richard Anthony
=18. (NEW) "Prends mon coeur" ("(Now and Then There's) A Fool Such As I") - Maria Candido; Petula Clark; John William
=20. (NEW) "Une rose rouge" - André Claveau; Les Djinns; Francis Lemarque; Renée Lebas
=20. (16.) "Oui oui oui oui" - Henri Decker; Sacha Distel; Jean Philippe; Claude Robin; Tino Rossi
=20. (17.) "Luna Caprese" ("Luna Caprese") - Bob Azzam; Dalida; Jean Philippe
=20. (19.) "C'est ça l'amore" ("I Sing Amore") - Les Compagnons de la Chanson; Dalida; Dario Moreno
=20. (20.) "Je te tendrai les bras" - Maria Candido; Dalida; François Deguelt; Jean-Paul Mauric; Dario Moreno

Notes:

The new entry at #16 ("T'aimer follement") marks the first showing for France's once and future king of rock'n'roll, Johnny Hallyday, although at this stage it was mainly Dalida's version driving the sales.

The new entry at #18 ("Prends mon coeur") is the first time a cover of an Elvis Presley song shows up in this chart.

Coming up: March 1960

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Postby CatoFur » Tue Apr 01, 2014 7:55 pm

March 1960

As before, I have given the previous month's positions in parantheses.

There are three new entries and no re-entries. There is a tie at #3 and so there is no entry at #4. There is also a four-way tie at #20, so there are twenty-three songs on this list.

1. (9.) "Mustapha" - Bob Azzam; Ben; Staiffi et ses Mustafa's
2. (1.) "Salade de fruits" - Mathé Altéry; Bourvil; Annie Cordy; Claude Robin
=3. (16.) "T'aimer follement" ("Makin' Love") - Bob Azzam; Dalida; Johnny Hallyday
=3. (2.) "Le marchand de bonheur" - Joséphine Baker; Maria Candido; Les Compagnons de la Chanson; André Dassary; Henri Decker; Yvette Giraud; Georges Guétary; Dario Moreno; Claude Robin
5. (6.) "Qu'il fait bon vivre" ("Down By the Riverside") - Les Compagnons de la Chanson; Annie Cordy; Yvette Giraud; Claude Robin; John William
6. (3.) "Ne joue pas" ("What Good Does It Do Me") - Petula Clark; Dalida; Colette Deréal; Yvette Giraud; Tino Rossi; John William
7. (5.) "Milord" - Pia Colombo; Édith Piaf; Les Riff
8. (10.) "L'eau vive"- Marcel Amont; Guy Béart; Yvette Giraud; Georges Guétary; Nicole Louvier; Jean Philippe; Colette Renard; Tino Rossi
9. (8.) "Vénus" ("Venus") - Maria Candido; Les Compagnons de la Chanson; Gloria Lasso; Luis Mariano; Patrice et Mario
10. (20.) "Une rose rouge" - Francis Lemarque; Renée Lebas
11. (NEW) "Blue blanc blond" ("Wheels") - Marcel Amont
12. (12.) "Pilou pilou hé" - Gilbert Bécaud; Dalida; Les Djinns; Jean-Claude Pascal
13. (3.) "Petite fleur" - Sidney Bechet; Annie Cordy; Henri Decker; Claude Goaty; Anny Gould; Mouloudji; Henri Salvador; Tohama
14. (11.) "Les cloches de Lisbonne" ("Fado da Madragoa") - Maria Candido; Henri Decker; Gloria Lasso; Luis Mariano; Tino Rossi
15. (7.) "J'ai rêvé" ("Dream Lover") - Georges Aber; Richard Anthony; Dalida
16. (NEW) "Linda" - François Deguelt; Dario Moreno
17. (12.) "Marina" ("Marina") - Dalida; Claude Robin
18. (18.) "Prends mon coeur" ("(Now and Then There's) A Fool Such As I") - Maria Candido; Petula Clark; John William
19. (20.) "Oui oui oui oui" - Henri Decker; Sacha Distel; Jean Philippe; Claude Robin; Tino Rossi
=20. (NEW) "La ronde mexicaine" - Les Compagnons de la Chanson
=20. (15.) "La chanson d'Orphée" ("Manha de carnaval") - Bob Azzam; Dalida; André Dassary; Frédérica; Yvette Giraud; Gloria Lasso; Ptrice et Mario; Claude Robin; Tino Rossi
=20. (15.) "La chanson d'Orfeu" ("Manha de carnaval") - Maria Candido; John William
=20. (20.) "Luna Caprese" ("Luna Caprese") - Bob Azzam; Dalida; Jean Philippe
=20. (14.) "Carillon d'Alsace" - Jacques Hélian; André Verchuren

Coming up: April 1960

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Postby CatoFur » Sat Apr 19, 2014 8:34 pm

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Postby morganaeuropa » Sun Apr 20, 2014 12:33 pm

Hello Cato,
in the meantime may I know what's the source of the Billboard France weekly top 10 in the beginning of the Sixties ? Thank you and happy Easter.
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