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Tous les garçons et les filles is a single by the French singer Françoise Hardy. The song tells the feelings of a young woman, who has never known love and her jealousy towards couples around her.

The song was broadcast on tv on the evening of 20 October 1962 during a musical interlude of an election referendum. It was then a quick success. By the end of the year there were 500,000 singles sold, eventually even 700,000 alone in France.

Françoise Hardy recorded the song in English ("Find me a boy", 1964), Italian ("Those della mia età", 1962 and German ("Peter und Lou", 1963).

The song was also covered by other artists in multiple languages, including Timi Yuro (The love of a boy "), the Eurythmics, Laurent Voulzy and Carla BruniMarie Myriam,Gigliola Cinquetti and Saint Etienne.

ContentEdit

[hide]*1 tracklist

Tracklist[Edit]Edit

7 "Single[Edit]Edit

Vogue HV 2003

  1. "Tous les garçons et les filles"
  2. "C'est à l'amour auquel you pense"

Chart Positions[Edit]Edit

Chart[Edit]Edit

Tous les garçons et les filles
Chart Date of

entry

Week: 1 2 3 4 5 6
Time for Teenagers Top 10 30-11-1963 Position: 9 4 7 9 9 8 from

Radio 2 Top 2000[Edit]Edit

Number (s) with markings

in the Radio 2 Top 2000

' 99 ' 00 ' 01 ' 02 ' 03 ' 04 ' 05 ' 06 ' 07 ' 08 ' 09 ' 10 ' 11 ' 12 ' 13
Tous les garçons et les filles - 901 1163 1455 587 706 22 ° 24 ° 874 695 808 1021 1158 1161 1301

Cover Versions[Edit]Edit

The song has been covered by many artists in many languages, including:

  • Lill-Babs (in Swedish, "Barny Jag Än Går", 1963)
  • Sophie Blaede (1962)
  • Ginette Reno (1962)
  • Catherine Spaak (1962)
  • Aimable (on the accordion, 1963)
  • Eny Mara (in Portuguese, "A Idade Do Amor", 1964)
  • Dulce Salles Cunha Braga (1965)
  • Mia Frye (in English, "All the girls and boys", 1984)

Eurythmics (bonus track on the album Be Yourself Tonight and, in some countries, the b-side of the single "it's alright-(baby's coming back)"); Sung in French by Annie Lennox

  • The Paquitas (accompanists of Xuxa) (in Portuguese, "Alguem para amar", 1991)
  • Laurent Voulzy and Carla Bruni along with the Dumbs (album à l ' Opéra comique Les Enfoirés, 1995)
  • Marie Myriam (1996)
  • Gigliola Cinquetti ("Those della mia età", 1999)
  • Saint Etienne ("Find me a boy", album The misadventures of Saint Etienne, music for the film Les Folies de Margaret (The Misadventures of Margaret), released in Japan in 1999)
  • The Dresden Dolls
  • Thanh Lan in French and Vietnamese
  • Zona Zul (album Beira, 2006)
  • Cœur de pirate
  • Elastic no-no Band (2007 live recording, released in 2012 on the compilation album "Not Like Most Folkies famous, Part 2: Early Covers")

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