Musical palate cleanser, le ear worm edition

Here’s another song that popped up on my iPod last week that I can’t get out of my head.  If you watched Tarentino’s Death Proof, you might remember it playing at the close.  It’s April March’s “Chick Habit”.

That’s an Anglicized version of a mid-60s French hit by a teenaged France Gall, part of what came to be called yé-yé music.

My favorite version of the song is also in French: Fabienne Delsol’s “Laisse Tomber Les Filles”.

Love the percussion and the horns in that.

It’s amazing how many covers of this song exist.  Here’s a live version performed by Calexico, fronted by Guatemalan singer Gaby Moreno, that exudes cool.

See if this stays out of your head.



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7 responses to “Musical palate cleanser, le ear worm edition

  1. Russ

    Interesting and catchy. I hadn’t heard these before.


  2. AusDawg85

    Years from now, when fans drop by the Senator’s official library in Bogart, DawgNation citizens will study the contents of his IPod and wonder….


  3. Got Cowdog?

    Your I pod is an kaleidoscope


  4. TP Poole (Truupster)

    Los Straitjackets need to cover that! Thanks for sharing.