Friend of Piaf with Jean Faustin's orch.; well received version, encouraging la Môme to cut her own version.
Dick Jones [as You're Too Dangerous Cherie; vocal: Buddy Clark]
Rita Williams [as Take Me To Your Heart Again]
Gracie Fields [English version but using the original title]
Dean Martin [as You're Too Dangerous Cherie]
Grace Jones [Top 5 NL]
Wendy Van Wanten [as Duizend Regenbogen]
Alex [as Een Bossie Rooie Rozen]
Preservation Hall Jazz Band [vocal: Angelique Kidjo]
Andrea Bocelli [with Edith Piaf's voice sampled in]
Lady Gaga [in A Star Is Born]
Thomas Dutronc [with Billy Gibbons]
Because Piaf failed in her exam for composition, required to become member of SACEM (the French composers society), the music to La Vie en rose (or Les Choses en rose as she called it first) couldn't be credited to her alone. There's this rumour she's been sacked by the Vichy government for a line in Paris Méditerranée ("Il y a des gens bizarres dans les rues et dans les gares"). Anyway, her friend Louiguy (Luis Guglielmi) fell in to finish the job.