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"La Vie en rose"
Song by Édith Piaf
Language French
Writer Édith Piaf (lyrics)
Louis Gugliemi) (music)
Composer "Louiguy" (Louis Gugliemi)

"La Vie en rose" (French for "Life through rose-coloured glasses", literally "Life in pink") was the signature song of French singer Édith Piaf.

Piaf first popularized the song in 1946. The lyrics were written by Piaf and the melody of the song by "Louiguy" (Louis Gugliemi). Initially, Piaf's peers and her songwriting team did not think the song would be successful, but it became a favorite with audiences.[1] An English version of the lyrics was written later by Mack David. Owing to its popularity, the song appeared on most of Piaf's subsequent albums. A 1998 documentary about Édith Piaf was called La Vie en Rose, as was the 2007 biographical feature film La Vie en rose, which won Marion Cotillard, who played Piaf from 19 until her death at 47, an Academy Award for Best Actress.

The song has become a standard and has been performed by many artists. It was given a Grammy Hall of Fame Award in 1998. It has also become a generic song representing the French in foreign countries, as "Rule, Britannia!" and "Stars and Stripes Forever" have for Britain and the US, respectively.[citation needed]

Contents

Notable covers

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Grace Jones version

"La Vie en Rose"
Single by Grace Jones
from the album Portfolio
B-side "I Need a Man"
Released 1977
Format 7" single
Genre Bossa nova, Pop
Length 3:35
Label Island Records IS-098
Writer(s) Édith Piaf, Louigny
Producer Tom Moulton
Grace Jones singles chronology
"Sorry"
(1977)
"La Vie en rose"
(1977)
"Do or Die"
(1978)

"La Vie en Rose" was the third single by Jamaican singer and actress Grace Jones, her first single release on Island Records after having signed with the label and released her début album Portfolio in 1977. The single version was heavily edited, the original album version being more than seven minutes long. Jones' fairly radical bossanova/disco interpretation of Édith Piaf's signature tune became her first international hit single and a staple of her repertoire and later performed as part of her 1981 A One Man Show, then the only track from her disco era to be included in the show. Jones' recording of "La Vie en Rose" was released as a single in 1977, 1980, 1982 and 1985. The single finally reached #12 in the UK charts when re-released as a double A-side with "Pull Up To The Bumper" in 1985.

Track listings

  • US 7" single (1977) IS-098
  1. "La Vie En Rose" (7" Version) - 3:34
  2. "I Need A Man" - 3:22
  • CA 7" single (1977) IS-098
  1. "La Vie En Rose" (7" Version) - 3:35
  2. "I Need A Man" - 3:22
  • GE 12" single (1980) Island 600 266-213
  1. "La Vie En Rose" - 7:27
  2. "I Need A Man" - 3:22
  • IT 7" single (1977)
  1. "La Vie En Rose"
  2. "Tomorrow"
  • CA 12" promo (1982) IS 865
  1. "La Vie En Rose" - 7:24
  2. "My Jamaican Guy"
  3. "Pull Up To The Bumper"
  • US 12" single (1985)
  1. "La Vie En Rose" - 7:24
  2. "Nipple To The Bottle" - 5:55
  3. "Pull Up To The Bumper" (Remix) - 6:29
  4. "Demolition Man" - 4:04
"La Vie En Rose"
Single by Donna Summer
from the album Tribute To Édith Piaf
Released 1993, 1994
Format CD single 12" Single
Recorded 1993
Genre Pop
Label AB Disques
BMG France
Amherst Records
Writer(s) Louiguy/E.Piaf/M.David
Producer Jacques Arnoul
Donna Summer singles chronology
"Carry On"
(1992)
"La Vie en Rose"
(1993)
"Melody of Love (Wanna Be Loved)"
(1994)
Chart (1977) Peak
position
Denmark 1
Europe 1
Holland 1
UK Singles Chart 12
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play 10

Donna Summer version

American singer Donna Summer covered "La Vie en Rose" in 1993 for the tribute album, Tribute to Édith Piaf, released in France and the United States, on which several contemporary stars recorded interpretations of some of Piaf's best known songs.

Released on both vinyl and CD, the American release of the album and single contain a different mix of Summer's synth-driven performance than the French release. These releases are among the most sought after of Summer's collectables.[citation needed]

Track listing (CD single - France)

  1. "La Vie en Rose" (US Radio Mix - Remixed by Humberto Gatica) - 3:43
  2. "La Vie en Rose" (Full Bass Mix - Remixed by Colin Peter & Carl Ward) - 4:25
  3. "La Vie en Rose" (Extended Soul Mix - Remixed by Colin Peter & Carl Ward) - 7:40
  4. "La Vie en Rose" (Stringapella Mix - Remixed by Colin Peter & Carl Ward) - 5:43

The US single features a variety of remixes by DJ Chris Cox.

List of other notable artists who have performed "La Vie en Rose"

Films that feature "La vie en rose"

Books and television

References

  1. ^  Édith Piaf biography from Radio France International

External links


"La Vie En Rose"
Song by Édith Piaf
Language French
Writer Édith Piaf (lyrics)
Louis Gugliemi (music)
Composer "Louiguy" (Louis Gugliemi)

"La Vie En Rose" (French pronunciation: [la vi ɑ̃ ʁoz], Life through rose-coloured glasses, literally Life in pink) was the signature song of French singer Édith Piaf.

Piaf first popularized the song in 1946. The lyrics were written by Piaf and the melody of the song by "Louiguy" (Louis Gugliemi). Initially, Piaf's peers and her songwriting team did not think the song would be successful, but it became a favorite with audiences.[1] An English version of the lyrics was written later by Mack David. Owing to its popularity, the song appeared on most of Piaf's subsequent albums. A 1998 documentary about Édith Piaf was called La Vie En Rose, as was the 2007 biographical feature film La Vie En Rose, which won Marion Cotillard, who played Piaf from 19 until her death at 47, an Academy Award for Best Actress.

The song received a Grammy Hall of Fame Award in 1998.

Contents

Notable covers

Grace Jones version

"La Vie En Rose"
Single by Grace Jones
from the album Portfolio
B-side "I Need a Man"
Released 1977
Format 7" single
Genre Bossa nova, Pop
Length 3:35
Label Island Records IS-098
Writer(s) Édith Piaf, Louigny
Producer Tom Moulton
Grace Jones singles chronology

"Sorry"
(1977)
"La Vie En Rose"
(1977)
"Do or Die"
(1978)

"La Vie En Rose" was the third single by Jamaican singer and actress Grace Jones, her first single release on Island Records after having signed with the label and released her début album Portfolio in 1977. The single version was heavily edited, the original album version being more than seven minutes long. Jones' fairly radical bossanova/disco interpretation of Édith Piaf's signature tune became her first international hit single and a staple of her repertoire and later performed as part of her 1981 A One Man Show, then the only track from her disco era to be included in the show. Jones' recording of "La vie en rose" was released as a single in 1977, 1980, 1982 and 1985. The single finally reached #12 in the UK charts when re-released as a double A-side with "Pull Up To The Bumper" in 1985.

Track listings

  • US 7" single (1977) IS-098
  1. "La Vie En Rose" (7" Version) - 3:34
  2. "I Need A Man" - 3:22
  • CA 7" single (1977) IS-098
  1. "La Vie En Rose" (7" Version) - 3:35
  2. "I Need A Man" - 3:22
  • GE 12" single (1980) Island 600 266-213
  1. "La Vie En Rose" - 7:27
  2. "I Need A Man" - 3:22
  • IT 7" single (1977)
  1. "La Vie En Rose"
  2. "Tomorrow"
  • CA 12" promo (1982) IS 865
  1. "La Vie En Rose" - 7:24
  2. "My Jamaican Guy"
  3. "Pull Up To The Bumper"
  • US 12" single (1985)
  1. "La Vie En Rose" - 7:24
  2. "Nipple To The Bottle" - 5:55
  3. "Pull Up To The Bumper" (Remix) - 6:29
  4. "Demolition Man" - 4:04
"La Vie En Rose"
File:Donna Summer - La Vie En
Single by Donna Summer
from the album Tribute To Édith Piaf
Released 1993, 1994
Format CD single 12" Single
Recorded 1993
Genre Pop
Label AB Disques
BMG France
Amherst Records
Writer(s) Louiguy/E.Piaf/M.David
Producer Jacques Arnoul
Donna Summer singles chronology

"Carry On"
(1992)
"La vie en rose"
(1993)
"Melody of Love (Wanna Be Loved)"
(1994)
Chart (1977) Peak
position
Denmark 1
Europe 1
Holland 1
UK Singles Chart 12
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play 10

Donna Summer version

American singer Donna Summer covered "La vie en rose" in 1993 for the tribute album, Tribute to Édith Piaf, released in France and the United States, on which several contemporary stars recorded interpretations of some of Piaf's best known songs.

Released on both vinyl and CD, the American release of the album and single contain a different mix of Summer's synth-driven performance than the French release. These releases are among the most sought after of Summer's collectables.[citation needed]

Track listing (CD single - France)

  1. "La vie en rose" (US Radio Mix - Remixed by Humberto Gatica) - 3:43
  2. "La vie en rose" (Full Bass Mix - Remixed by Colin Peter & Carl Ward) - 4:25
  3. "La vie en rose" (Extended Soul Mix - Remixed by Colin Peter & Carl Ward) - 7:40
  4. "La vie en rose" (Stringapella Mix - Remixed by Colin Peter & Carl Ward) - 5:43

The US single features a variety of remixes by DJ Chris Cox.

List of other notable artists who have performed "La Vie en Rose"

In other works

As music in films

As music in other media

Other references

Mentions of the song:

  • "La vie en rose" is also mentioned in the John Boyne novel The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas.

Uses of the title or derivative phrases:

  • La vie en rose was also the name of a 'dock ship' in Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam and Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ.
  • In the anime Di Gi Charat, the name Rabi~En~Rose is based in "'La vie en rose'".
  • The film title Ma vie en rose would literally translate as "My Life in Pink", but refers, in the context of its plot, to cross-dressing by a seven-year-old male-to-female transsexual.

References

  1. ^ Édith Piaf biography from Radio France International

External links


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