Friday, 8 June 2012
Rétro: Johnny Hallyday - Tous Ensemble
With Euro 2012 kicking off, and France playing England on Sunday there's no better reason to revive one of the official songs for Les Bleues that have been released over the years.
Football songs are always going to be a strange proposition, a collision between two normally very different worlds and caught between doing something serious and anthemic or self-depreciating novelty.
So if ever there was someone up to the task it is Mr Johnny Hallyday.
The song was released for the 2002 World Cup, in Japan and South Korea and went to number one in France.
Sadly, the team didn't do quite so well, failing to repeat their 1998 win. They were eliminated from the first round without scoring a goal, defeated by Senegal and Denmark.
Johnny, however, went on to put another in the net later that year with another number one in France with the song Marie.