Make us your home page

French Week on Lost and Found begins with FR David's 'Words'

Can we make a whole week of French-related '80 music videos on Lost and Found? Oui! But why? Because we know you like the French. You like Frawnch Fries, Frawnch Dressing, Frawnch Bread and Peru. Okay, so we are not so great with our spelling and pronunciation of the French language, but with the help of FR David maybe we can improve our Words.

In fair disclosure, my eldest daughter is leaving today for France on a school trip and to distract me from idea that I am now penniless (rather euroless), I thought that collectively '80s Nation could all expand our horizons to learn about artists and songs that burned up the French music charts in the '80s. F.R. (Robert Fitoussi) David was born in Tunisia, but was making music in France without much success since the '60s until 1982 when he released Words.

With English lyrics, Words was a smash all over Europe, including hitting No. 2 on the U.K. Charts and the song even made the U.S. pop charts reaching No. 62 in the summer of 1983. In total, the single Words clocked in with sales of eight million worldwide. The video for Words is simplistic with David only holding his guitar and wearing sunglasses, which became his trademark look.

[Last modified: Wednesday, June 8, 2016 6:20pm]


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours