Slow-motion explosion. That’s what you get with this selection from 1001 Songs You Must Hear Before You Die.
Now playing: “Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien,” performed by Edith Piaf.
This song was written by Charles Dumont and Michel Vaucaire, and was released in 1960.
How about a minute or two for some truly diva-worthy musical drama? Here we go!
Answer these prompts:
How do you feel when you listen to this song?
For me, this song is a total “Hello, and look out world!” sort of feeling in it. Any problems I may be going through don’t matter anymore when I listen to this song. It’s time to wipe my eyes and get my chin back up.
Did you notice any lyrics during your first few listens of this song?
I have included a version from YouTube that has an English translation. However, I think this song is best by simply listening to the lyrics in French. Even for French, I think Piaf is doing a super-enunciation of each word, practically chewing each word after each delicious rrrrrrrr.
What colors or visual images does this song conjure in your imagination?
Visually, this is the type of song I think a film might use during super destructive explosion scenes that are played in slow motion. I also think this song would be intriguing for a baseball game, for any of you filmmakers out there who are up for a challenge.
Do you like this song?
This song is staying in my music library because it is oh-so-affirming. I often need a confidence booster, and this song fits that wonderfully.
Which part of your life might have this song as a soundtrack?
I think it’s safe to say that this will be my go-to song to break into for those times I make silly mistakes, or burn things that I have attempted to cook, or have been caught in the middle of setting up some kind of practical joke or other good type of mischief.
Source for adventurous listening:
Quintessence. 1001 Songs You Must Hear Before You Die. New York, NY: Universe Publishing. 2015. Print.
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