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The Very Best Songs about Paris, France

Discover the very best songs about Paris, France. Whether you’re traveling there tomorrow or simply dreaming wistfully of the Eiffel Tower, we have your back. From Dean Martin to Jay Z and Kanye West, from Edith Piaf to Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, from Maurice Chevalier to Jimmy Buffett, we’ve gathered the very best songs about Paris, France in one place. Start with our top ten songs about Paris, and then explore by genre – including American and French standards, pop, rock, alternative, musicals and soundtracks, jazz and easy listening, country, dance, electronic, hip hop, singer/songwriter, classical, and even holiday tunes. You’ll find all the best songs about Paris, France right here.

Top 10 Songs about Paris, France

  1. La Vie En Rose – Edith Piaf (iTunes | Amazon) The signature song from France’s Piaf, this 1947 song about “Life in Rosy Hues” has also become a classic evoking life in Paris
  2. Les Champs-Elysees – Joe Dassin (iTunes | Amazon) American-French singer celebrates Paris’ grandest and most famous boulevard
  3. Free Man in Paris – Joni Mitchell (iTunes | Amazon) One of Mitchell’s most popular tracks, she wrote the 1974 song about close friend and music producer David Geffen following a Parisian trip she took with him
  4. Lonely Night In Paris – Julie London (iTunes | Amazon) Sassy and swinging, London sings, “It’s a lonely night in Paris… and I’m alone”
  5. April in Paris – Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong (iTunes | Amazon) The Queen of Jazz and Satchmo came together to record this  smooth classic about a Parisian spring in 1956
  6. Paris 1919 – John Cale (iTunes | Amazon) Hailed for its complexity, this title song from Cale’s 1973 album highlighted the post WWI Versailles Conference of 1919, which redrew Europe’s border
  7. Paris (Ooh La La) – Grace Potter and the Nocturnals (iTunes | Amazon) Potter rocks out and tells you what she’d do if she was from Paris in this 2010 hit
  8. Under the Bridges in Paris – Eartha Kitt (iTunes) Kitt hit the charts in the U.K. with her 1995 cover of this 1931 song about life in Paris
  9. Bastille Day – Rush (iTunes | Amazon) Rush’s rocking 1975 hit focused on the storming of the Bastille, an event that triggered the French Revolution on July 14, 1789
  10. He Went to Paris – Jimmy Buffett (iTunes | Amazon) This 1973 single written and sung by the prolific Buffett was inspired by a man he met, a one-armed Spanish Civil War veteran named Eddie Balchowsky

Want more of the best songs about Paris, France? Check our list below for more favorites, standbys, classics, and a few oddball selections. No matter your musical taste, you can find a sound you like among the best songs about Paris. Like us on Facebook or check out more top 10 songs for other great cities and destinations.

MORE OF THE BEST SONGS ABOUT PARIS 

STANDARD SONGS ABOUT PARIS

FRENCH STANDARDS & SONGS ABOUT PARIS   

POP SONGS ABOUT PARIS

ROCK SONGS ABOUT PARIS

ALTERNATIVE SONGS ABOUT PARIS

MUSICAL & SOUNDTRACK SONGS ABOUT PARIS

JAZZ & EASY LISTENING SONGS ABOUT PARIS

AMERICAN COUNTRY SONGS ABOUT PARIS

DANCE SONGS ABOUT PARIS

ELECTRONIC SONGS ABOUT PARIS

HIP HOP SONGS ABOUT PARIS

SINGER/SONGWRITER SONGS ABOUT PARIS

CLASSICAL SONGS ABOUT PARIS

CHRISTMAS & HOLIDAY SONGS ABOUT PARIS

SUGGEST SONGS ABOUT PARIS, FRANCE

Is there a great, good, or not half-bad song about Paris or that takes place in Paris that we missed? Drop us a line or contact us on Facebook and let us know. If it’s a fit, we’ll be sure to add it to our list of the best songs about Paris, France.

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