Yeah, I’m starting things off with “Zou Bisou Bisou.” For real. This song has pretty much been in my head non-stop since the season premiere of Mad Men. Like the show’s creator, Matthew Weiner, I’m a sucker for French music from the’60s. Serge Gainsbourg? Sure. Brigitte Bardot? Totally.
I don’t know if the powers that be have any plans to release this adorably sexy version by Jessica Paré, but I’d totally shell out $1.29 on iTunes if they did. Gillian Hills’ 1962 original is probably easier to get your hands on. (The same goes for Sophia Loren’s English translation.)
It may not exactly have Song of Summer written all over it, but I know I’ll be listening to this by the pool come June, martini in hand. And I’m kind of dying for some clever DJ to remix the hell out of this thing—or mash it up, or whatever it is they do. At the very least, there’s got to be a drag queen out there choreographing a number to “Zou Bisou Bisou” as you read this.
There’s just gotta be!