10 English Songs with at Least One French word in the Lyrics


  1. “Michelle” by The Beatles: “Michelle, ma belle. These are words that go together well, my Michelle.”
  2. “Lady Marmalade” by Labelle: Features the hook, “Voulez-vous coucher avec moi (ce soir)?”
  3. “Hold Up” by Beyoncé: Contains the line “Je ne sais quoi.”
  4. “C’est La Vie” by Robbie Nevil: The title itself is a French phrase meaning “That’s life.”
  5. “Cherchez La Femme” by Dr. Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band: The title uses the French phrase which means “Look for the woman.”
  6. “Psychotic Girl” by The Black Keys: Features the line “Mon chérie.”
  7. “Mademoiselle” by Styx: The title is the French word for “Miss.”
  8. “123456” by Fitz and The Tantrums: The song contains the phrase “C’est la vie,” which means “That’s life” in French.
  9. “Ca Plane Pour Moi” by Plastic Bertrand: This is a predominantly French song, but it’s widely known among English-speaking audiences.
  10. “Papa Don’t Preach” by Madonna: Features the line “Je suis tombée amoureuse” in the extended version.

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