Monday, 30 April 2012

Commercial break: Jacqueline Taïeb – La Plus Belle Chanson

A brief appearance in an advert for Lynx's new range of hair product of the track La Plus Belle Chanson by Jacqueline Taïeb.

Taïeb came to prominince in the 1960s as one of the pop singers of that yéyé era. Tunisian born, she relocated to France as a child.

Her best-known song was 7 Heures Du Matin, a hit in 1967 which led to awards for best newcomer and best song at the first Midem festival in Cannes.

She enjoyed some success in the late 60s, although she disappeared from view in the 1970s, returning as a songwriter and a performer at the end of the decade.

She's released a few albums in the last decade, including a compilation The Complete Masterworks of the French Mademoiselle and a collection of new recordings Jacqueline Taïeb is Back.

Last year saw the release of a new track Dégage Song, in honour of the Jasmin Revolution in Tunisia.

The Lynx advert:

The original song:

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