AMOUR EST BLEU, L'

Latest update on 26/05/2017

Artist: Vicky
Author: André Popp/Pierre Cour
Label: Polydor
Year: 1967

Vicky Leandros, that year's Luxemburg entry for the Eurovision Song Contest (ending 4th). Also cut an English, German, Italian, Spanish and Dutch version. In 1960 Popp & Cour cowrote Tom Pillibi, winning that year's Eurovision Song Contest for France with Jacqueline Boyer.

Covers:

1967:

Paul Mauriat [as Love Is Blue instrumental n°1 US]

1968:

Jeff Beck [idem]

1968:

Claudine Longet [Andy Williams' ex wife; hit US in spite of French lyrics]

1968:

Andy Williams

1968:

Robert Goulet

1968:

Al Martino

1968:

Ed Ames

1968:

Johnny Mathis

1968:

Marty Robbins

1968:

Bing Crosby

1969:

Dells [in medley]

Like every year comes Christmas time, French bandleader Paul Mauriat gave the hits of '67 a violin treatment on a supermarket compilation. Obviously not the kind of release suspected to hold a potential n°1 US, the very only one for a French act.

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