Hardy is 80

Today is the 80th birthday of the Grande Dame of French pop music, ms Françoise Hardy. It’s a bitter sweet birthday; if you follow the news about her, you know her health is very poor. Earlier this month, she wrote a plea to president Macron about allowing euthanasia for people who suffer without relief.

That said, her music is still very much alive. She’s been a true force of French pop, and while she’s best known for her lovelorn, autumny ballads, there’s a joyous, danceable side too. That’s not getting that much attention. It’s not her best side, but songs like ‘Jukebox’, ‘VIP’, ‘Viens’ from masterpiece ‘La Question’ and the sultry big city soul of ‘J’écoute la musique saoûle’ are underrated.

Here is playlist with her bestest danceable songs, with a few remixes too.