Tuesday, June 24, 2014


#253 CA PLANE POUR MOI Plastic Bertrand
Plastic Bertrand was an alias created by Belgian Roger Jouret. "Ca Plane Pour Moi" became an unofficial new wave classic. Written by Yves M. Lacomblez and Lou Deprijck, it was later reported that the vocals were actually performed by the latter. The song's title means "this life's for me". The single was a #1 success in France and Switzerland; and peaked at #2 in Australia. The disc made inroads in the USA and cracked the British Top 10. It was featured on his "An 1" album.
In 1978, "Tout Petit La Planete" charted in some territories, but none of Bertrand's subsequent releases could match his initial success. In 1987, the Belgian performer represented Luxembourg at the Eurovision Song Contest with "Amour Amour" (sung in French). He finished 2nd last. Johnny Logan's "Hold Me Now" collected the top prize that year. 
While considered a one-hit wonder in most countries, Bertrand has continued touring all over the world on the strength of that song and its impressive music video, including Australia in 2007. "Ca Plane..." was featured in the 2013 hit film 'The Wolf Of Wall Street", starring Leonardo DiCaprio, thus further exposing new audiences to the fun song.

This is a list made up of the songs I enjoy the most, ranked in order of preference: the higher we go, the more I cherish them. Some were released as singles, others as album tracks. Some are obscure; others were worldwide hits or have universal appeal. They aren't always the most famous or popular, but simply a personal choice. I have excluded songs from the last few years in order to get a better idea of a song's lasting impression. I hope you find some new tracks to love, or re-discover some past favourites.
2 new instalments are added each day (every 12 hours) with 1 of the remaining 300 songs as well as moving down from #1201 to 1500, with 5 of those songs added daily.

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