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Help: French 'S'wonderful' song

24 Oct 00 - 05:44 AM (#325935)
Subject: French 'S]wonderful' song
From: JTT

I'm going crazy for months now looking for a recording of a French song with the chorus "S'wonderful, s'wondeful..."

It's *not* the Gershwin "S'wonderful, s'marvellous" one. This is a different song, with a fast talky bit and then the great chorus. They keep using it on car ads - currently Toyota - on this side of the Atlantic, which is driving me even crazier.

What is it? Please!


24 Oct 00 - 05:48 AM (#325939)
Subject: RE: Help: French 'S]wonderful' song
From: Callie

I heard a couple of local musos sing it - I know the song you mean, but I don't know the name or artist!! When they got to the 'wonderful' bit they put on european accents. I've never heard it otherwise but I'm bursting with curiosity now!

Callie


24 Oct 00 - 05:52 AM (#325941)
Subject: RE: Help: French 'S]wonderful' song
From: Wolfgang

My guess is that you actually look for an Italian song by Paolo Conte. Possible or do you know it's French?

Wolfgang


24 Oct 00 - 05:55 AM (#325944)
Subject: RE: Help: French 'S]wonderful' song
From: Wolfgang

Maybe these lyrics help you to decide.

Wolfgang


24 Oct 00 - 10:01 AM (#326038)
Subject: RE: Help: French 'S]wonderful' song
From: M. Ted (inactive)

I vaguely recollect hearing something like this--perhaps it is the Maurice Chevalier song--

Anyway, Toyota's Advertising Agency is Saatchi and Saatchi, Los Angeles, and if you go to the Toyota website, and enter "advertising" into their search engine, you can get as much information as you want about all of their ads, including who wrote and produced them--if you make a few calls, I'll bet that you could even find out what record they got it off of--


24 Oct 00 - 05:12 PM (#326349)
Subject: RE: Help: French 'S]wonderful' song
From: JTT

Yeah! That's the one! Thanks! Now I can go and look for Paolo Conte.


07 Oct 08 - 12:25 AM (#2458951)
Subject: RE: Help: French 'S]wonderful' song
From: GUEST,Moi

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5IaFoXe-QU here it is on utube :) I love it too :)


07 Oct 08 - 06:14 AM (#2459079)
Subject: RE: Help: French 'S]wonderful' song
From: Callie

Bizarre thing is that whenever I've heard the song sung by others they copy the Italian accent. Weird stuff.


31 Jan 09 - 02:14 PM (#2553824)
Subject: RE: Help: French 'S'wonderful' song
From: GUEST

I am sure that you are talking about "Via con me" by Paolo Conte


17 Jul 09 - 01:24 PM (#2682296)
Subject: RE: Help: French 'S'wonderful' song
From: GUEST,me

It's on the "Best of Paolo Conte" album, "Via con me"


29 Jul 10 - 12:26 PM (#2954545)
Subject: RE: Help: French 'S'wonderful' song
From: GUEST,Anja

Strange... was looking for the same song and was also thinking about a french-one. But actually it is the conte-one. thanks :)


17 Aug 10 - 08:07 AM (#2967031)
Subject: RE: Help: French 'S'wonderful' song
From: GUEST

It's off the soundtrack of French Kiss, with Meg Ryan. Via Con Me, Paola Conte.