VIE EN ROSE, LA

Latest update on 01/11/2018

Artist: Marianne Michel
Author: Louiguy/Edith Piaf
Label: Odéon
Year: 1945

Friend of Piaf with Jean Faustin's orch.; well received version, encouraging la Môme to cut her own version.

Covers:

1945:

Roland Gerbeau

1946:

Diane Dufresne

1947:

Edith Piaf

1947:

Dick Jones [as You're Too Dangerous Cherie; vocal: Buddy Clark]

1948:

Rita Williams [as Take Me To Your Heart Again]

1948:

Gracie Fields [English version but using the original title]

1948:

Victor Silvester

1948:

Jean Cavall

1949:

Victor Young

1949:

Owen Bradley

1950:

Louis Armstrong

1950:

Tony Martin

1950:

Paul Weston

1950:

Patachou

1950:

Bing Crosby

1950s:

Dean Martin [as You're Too Dangerous Cherie]

1959:

Connie Francis

1964:

Dalida

1964:

Petula Clark

1965:

Brenda Lee

1977:

Grace Jones [Top 5 NL]

1977:

Bette Midler

1983:

Martinique

1992:

Ute Lemper

1993:

Trio Esperança

1993:

Bob Brozman

1993:

Donna Summer

1994:

Elaine Paige

1995:

Wendy Van Wanten [as Duizend Regenbogen]

1996:

Madeleine Peyroux

1999:

Africando

1999:

Jo Lemaire

2000:

Alex [as Een Bossie Rooie Rozen]

2002:

Tony Bennett & k.d. lang

2003:

Cyndi Lauper

2003:

Jack Nicholson

2004:

Wende Snijders

2006:

Belinda Carlisle

2010:

Preservation Hall Jazz Band [vocal: Angelique Kidjo]

2010:

Gregory Page

2013:

Andrea Bocelli [with Edith Piaf's voice sampled in]

2013:

Zaz

2014:

Herb Alpert

2018:

Lady Gaga [in A Star Is Born]

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.

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