Bonjour à tous et à toutes ! Today’s Tune for Tuesday is by Carla Bruni, a French-Italian singer-songwriter who is also the wife of Nicholas Sarkozy. You may already know Quelqu’un m’a dit, as it was very popular throughout Europe when it was released in 2002, reaching the top ten in Italy, Portugal, Germany and Switzerland.
This song is great for French learners, as she sings very clearly and the lyrics contain examples of a number of different tenses. Can you identify the 3 tenses found in the chorus? Let us know in the comments! If you need some help, you can find the lyrics online by clicking here, or if you’d like to hear the song played more slowly, we recommend watching the YouTube video below and selecting a slower playback speed by clicking on the settings symbol.
Carla Bruni sings mainly in French and English but we’d also recommend, especially for Coffee Break Italian listeners, checking out Le ciel dans une chambre, which contains both French and Italian. We hope you enjoy listening to this song and all the others in our Spotify and YouTube playlists which you can find below.