Friday, 2 December 2016

Thought 403: The French Language and Pop Music

French pop music has rarely caught on internationally and when it has in recent times they were English-speaking songs (e.g. Get Lucky by Daft Punk). 

This is no doubt due to a variety of factors but one possible reason is that the French language is not particularly suited to pop music - many French musicians singing in English - on the ground that it is an unstressed language, unlike English, allowing for less harmonious emphasis by nature.