Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Song of The Day #069

"69 Annee Erotique" by Serge Gainsbourg & Jane Birkin

This positively dirty song by this positively dirty couple was chosen in part because it's now the 69th song of the day, but it was also chosen because it's just a great song. Its subject matter is probably very naughty--after three years of elementary school French, I deduced that the title means "69 erotic years"--but I would expect nothing less from Monsieur Gainsbourg. The immaturities in the lyrics match the lush, cheesy, bossa-y production perfectly to create a pop song so campy and ridiculous that it transcends its own camp to become a genuinely good song.

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