Vintage Spotting: 1960s French Pop

Written by emilyc

Will French culture ever not be chic? Some people may say it’s cliche, but no, non, it’s just not. I mean, even the word “chic” is French. *Sigh* That is why I just love it when a restaurant, lounge, or store is playing French music. It just sets the most relaxed yet stylish mood. Now, thanks to an unexpected purveyor of such music (Starbucks), you can set the French tone in your own home.

Musique Pop de Paris is a collection of vintage 60s French pop – a bit more uptempo than what you would usually think of. It’s a mΓ©lange of early rock and roll sounds combined with elements of American go-go music (which gets a lot cooler when the French try their hand at it). So next time you’re at Starbucks, trade in your americano for a French press, and stop wondering what’s going on with the random CDs at the register because now you know an eclectic blend of good mood 60s pop from France is going on. Oh, and there’s always starbucksstore.com.

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Emily is a New Yorker trapped in a Floridian's body and loves every minute of her big city life. With a major in international business and years of being surrounded by ill-fitting suits and all the wrong shoes, she learned that the importance of fashion needs to be communicated to the world. To her, fashion is on the same level as charity work and feeding hungry children. Emily can be found frolicking the streets of her gayborhood enjoying the off-color humor of the gays.

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