History Music / SergeGainsbourg

20th Jul '16 4:24:23 AM Saveelich
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He experienced with many genres of music, from the {{Chanson}} and jazz to pop music, electro and reggae. He was a controversial character, who wrote many erotic and polemical songs and until his death was surrounded by a lot of controversy, but was also considered as a poet and a genius, the last of the tradition of the ''Poètes Maudits'' (doomed poets) and adapted many famous poems in songs.

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He experienced with many genres of music, from the {{Chanson}} and jazz to pop music, electro and reggae. He was a controversial character, who wrote many erotic and polemical songs and until his death was surrounded by a lot of controversy, but was also considered as a poet and a genius, the last of the tradition of the ''Poètes Maudits'' (doomed poets) and adapted many famous poems in songs.
24th Jun '16 4:24:11 PM Saveelich
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In 2010, a biopic was released: ''Film/{{Gainsbourg}}''.


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See also ''Film/{{Gainsbourg}}'', a 2010 biopic about him.
24th Jun '16 3:54:14 PM Saveelich
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* ParentalIncest: "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lemon_Incest Lemon Incest]]" makes ambiguous reference to this. Furthermore, the song is a duet with his [[RealLifeRelative daughter]], Charlotte, who was [[{{Squick}} twelve years old]] at the time. In the music video, they're laying on a bed, Serge is shirtless and Charlotte only wears a shirt and panties.

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* ParentalIncest: "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lemon_Incest Lemon Incest]]" makes ambiguous reference to this. Furthermore, the song is a duet with his [[RealLifeRelative daughter]], Charlotte, [[Creator/CharlotteGainsbourg Charlotte]], who was [[{{Squick}} twelve years old]] at the time. In the music video, they're laying on a bed, Serge is shirtless and Charlotte only wears a shirt and panties.
24th Jun '16 3:51:42 PM Saveelich
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You may know his daughter [[Creator/CharlotteGainsbourg Charlotte]] for her acting work with LarsVonTrier's Depression Trilogy, consisting of ''{{Film/Antichrist}},'' ''{{Film/Melancholia}},'' and ''{{Film/Nymphomaniac}}''.

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You may know his daughter [[Creator/CharlotteGainsbourg Charlotte]] for her acting work with LarsVonTrier's Depression Trilogy, consisting of ''{{Film/Antichrist}},'' ''{{Film/Melancholia}},'' and ''{{Film/Nymphomaniac}}''.
Charlotte]].
24th Jun '16 3:47:12 PM Saveelich
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You may know his daughter Charlotte for her acting work with LarsVonTrier's Depression Trilogy, consisting of ''{{Film/Antichrist}},'' ''{{Film/Melancholia}},'' and ''{{Film/Nymphomaniac}}''.

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You may know his daughter Charlotte [[Creator/CharlotteGainsbourg Charlotte]] for her acting work with LarsVonTrier's Depression Trilogy, consisting of ''{{Film/Antichrist}},'' ''{{Film/Melancholia}},'' and ''{{Film/Nymphomaniac}}''.
11th Jun '16 9:26:08 AM TheJayman49
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* {{Troll}}: His infamous output of sexual songs, especially the France Gall incident and the orgasms in "Je t' aime... Moi Non Plus". It's like he was only in the business to make fun of MoralGuardians.
** Crowning Moment was probably his song on incest called "Lemon Incest" [[{{Squick}} with his 12-year-old daughter Charlotte]].
23rd Jan '16 8:15:08 PM Exxolon
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->''Je t'aime, je t'aime\\
Oh oui je t'aime!\\
Moi non plus\\
Oh mon amour''
-->"Je t'aime... moi non plus"
22nd Jun '15 7:11:04 AM Aquila89
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** Crowning Moment was probably his song on incest called "Lemon Incest" [[{{Squick}} with his daughter Charlotte]].

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** Crowning Moment was probably his song on incest called "Lemon Incest" [[{{Squick}} with his 12-year-old daughter Charlotte]].
22nd Jun '15 7:10:29 AM Aquila89
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* ParentalIncest: "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lemon_Incest Lemon Incest]]" makes ambiguous reference to this. Furthermore, the song is a duet with his [[RealLifeRelative daughter]], Charlotte, who was [[{{Squick}} twelve years old]] at the time.

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* ParentalIncest: "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lemon_Incest Lemon Incest]]" makes ambiguous reference to this. Furthermore, the song is a duet with his [[RealLifeRelative daughter]], Charlotte, who was [[{{Squick}} twelve years old]] at the time. In the music video, they're laying on a bed, Serge is shirtless and Charlotte only wears a shirt and panties.
7th Jun '15 9:32:34 AM Quag15
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* AnatomicallyImpossibleSex: In ''"Je t'aime... moi non plus"'', there's this lyric that goes "I come and go, between your kidneys". That... just doesn't happen, unless you're impaling the poor woman.

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* AnatomicallyImpossibleSex: In ''"Je "Je t'aime... moi non plus"'', Moi Non Plus", there's this lyric that goes "I come and go, between your kidneys". That... just doesn't happen, unless you're impaling the poor woman.



* ButNowIMustGo: ''Je suis venue te dire que je m' en vais''.

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* ButNowIMustGo: ''Je suis venue te dire que je m' en vais''."Je Suis Venue Te Dire Que Je m'en Vais".



* ADateWithRosiePalms: ''"Variation Sur Marilou"''.

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* ADateWithRosiePalms: ''"Variation "Variation Sur Marilou"''.Marilou".



* EurovisionSongContest: He wrote France Gall's entry ''Poupée de cire, poupée de son'' which brought a victory for Luxembourg (their second) in 1965. It is also notable for being the first winning song in the contest not to be a ballad.
** He also wrote Monaco's entry in 1967, ''Boum Badaboum'', though not as popular as ''Poupée''.
** One of his last songs was the 1990 French entry ''White and Black Blues''. It placed second, the best placing for the country since their last win in 1977, and (along with Spain's entry that year) started a trend of ESC entries with national elements, a trend that continues to this day.

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* EurovisionSongContest: He wrote France Gall's entry ''Poupée "Poupée de cire, poupée Cire, Poupée de son'' Son" which brought a victory for Luxembourg (their second) in 1965. It is also notable for being the first winning song in the contest not to be a ballad.
** He also wrote Monaco's entry in 1967, ''Boum Badaboum'', "Boum Badaboum", though not as popular as ''Poupée''.
"Poupée".
** One of his last songs was the 1990 French entry ''White "White and Black Blues''.Blues". It placed second, the best placing for the country since their last win in 1977, and (along with Spain's entry that year) started a trend of ESC entries with national elements, a trend that continues to this day.



* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: He famously wrote a song for then 18-years-old France Gall called ''"Les Sucettes" ("The Lollipops")'' about a girl named Annie who loved sucking lollipops (the double entendre meaning fellatio). France Gall claimed she sung it [[InnocentInnuendo completely innocently]], without understanding the sexual meaning of the lyrics.
** The song ''69 année érotique'' ("69, erotic year", being a pun on ''soixante-neuf'', the sexual position where both partners can give themselves oral pleasure)
* IkeaErotica: "I come and go, between your kidneys"[[note]]meaning the small of the back[[/note]] in ''Je t'aime moi non plus''.
* ImmediateSelfContradiction: ''Je t' aime... moi non plus'' (''I love you... me neither'')

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: He famously wrote a song for then 18-years-old France Gall called ''"Les "Les Sucettes" ("The Lollipops")'' Lollipops") about a girl named Annie who loved sucking lollipops (the double entendre meaning fellatio). France Gall claimed she sung it [[InnocentInnuendo completely innocently]], without understanding the sexual meaning of the lyrics.
** The song ''69 année érotique'' "69 Année Érotique" ("69, erotic year", Erotic Year", being a pun on ''soixante-neuf'', the sexual position where both partners can give themselves oral pleasure)
* IkeaErotica: "I come and go, between your kidneys"[[note]]meaning the small of the back[[/note]] in ''Je t'aime moi non plus''.
t'aime... Moi Non Plus''.
* ImmediateSelfContradiction: ''Je t' aime... moi non plus'' (''I love you... me neither'')"Je t'aime... Moi Non Plus" ("I Love You... Me Neither")



* IntercourseWithYou: ''Many''. For example, "Je t'aime... moi non plus".
* KavorkaMan: Despite being notoriously ugly and an alcoholic, he had relationships with some of the most beautiful women of his time. He even wrote a song about this: ''"Des Laids Des Laids"''.

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* IntercourseWithYou: ''Many''. For example, "Je t'aime... moi non plus".
Moi Non Plus".
* KavorkaMan: Despite being notoriously ugly and an alcoholic, he had relationships with some of the most beautiful women of his time. He even wrote a song about this: ''"Des "Des Laids Des Laids"''.Laids".



* MyCountryTisOfTheeThatISting: Caused a stir among French military veterans when he released a reggae version of the French national anthem called ''"Aux Armes" ("To Arms")'', with as only repeated phrase ''Aux Armes et caetera" ("To arms and so-on!")''.

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* MyCountryTisOfTheeThatISting: Caused a stir among French military veterans when he released a reggae version of the French national anthem called ''"Aux "Aux Armes" ("To Arms")'', Arms"), with as only repeated phrase ''Aux "Aux Armes et caetera" Et Caetera" ("To arms and so-on!")''.Arms And So-on!")''.



** ''69 Année Érotique''
** ''La Décadanse'' (pun on ''decadence'' and ''dance'')
** ''Les Sucettes'' (French for ''lollys'', but also slang for fellatio)
* RefugeInAudacity: The album ''Rock Around The Bunker'' (particularly the opening song "[[ThoseWackyNazis Nazi Rock]]"). ''"Lemon Incest"'' was also made with this intention. ''Aux Armes Etc'', a reggae arrangement of the French national anthem, enfuriated French nationalists and ''Je T' Aime... Moi Non Plus'' prudent listeners. Apart from that he caused many scandals by appearing drunk on TV and insulting other guests.
* SayingSoundEffectsOutLoud: In the song ''"Comic Strip"'' typical comic strip onomatopeia are imitated: ''Clip! Crap! Bang! Vlop! Zip! Shebam! Pow! Blop! Wizz!''

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** ''69 "69 Année Érotique''
Érotique"
** ''La Décadanse'' "La Décadanse" (pun on ''decadence'' and ''dance'')
** ''Les Sucettes'' "Les Sucettes" (French for ''lollys'', but also slang for fellatio)
* RefugeInAudacity: The album ''Rock Around The Bunker'' (particularly the opening song "[[ThoseWackyNazis Nazi Rock]]"). ''"Lemon Incest"'' "Lemon Incest" was also made with this intention. ''Aux "Aux Armes Etc'', Et Caetera", a reggae arrangement of the French national anthem, enfuriated French nationalists and ''Je T' Aime... "Je t'aime... Moi Non Plus'' Plus" prudent listeners. Apart from that he caused many scandals by appearing drunk on TV and insulting other guests.
* SayingSoundEffectsOutLoud: In the song ''"Comic Strip"'' "Comic Strip" typical comic strip onomatopeia are imitated: ''Clip! Crap! Bang! Vlop! Zip! Shebam! Pow! Blop! Wizz!''



** ''Je suis te dire que je m' en vais'' has a shout-out to poet Creator/PaulVerlaine: ''Comm' dit si bien Verlaine au vent mauvais'' (''As Verlaine mentioned so well in the bad wind"").
** ''Le chanson de Prévert'' is a reference to Jacques Prévert.
** ''Docteur Jekyll et Monsieur Hyde'' references ''Literature/DrJekyllAndMrHyde''.
** ''Bonnie & Clyde'' was recorded after Gainsbourg saw ''Film/BonnieAndClyde''.

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** ''Je suis te dire que je m' en vais'' "Je Suis Te Dire Que Je m'en Vais" has a shout-out to poet Creator/PaulVerlaine: ''Comm' "Comm' dit si bien Verlaine au vent mauvais'' mauvais" (''As Verlaine mentioned so well in the bad wind"").
wind").
** ''Le chanson "Le Chanson de Prévert'' Prévert" is a reference to Jacques Prévert.
** ''Docteur "Docteur Jekyll et Monsieur Hyde'' Hyde" references ''Literature/DrJekyllAndMrHyde''.
** ''Bonnie "Bonnie & Clyde'' Clyde" was recorded after Gainsbourg saw ''Film/BonnieAndClyde''.



** The song ''Dieu fumeur de havanes'' even has God smoking havana cigars.

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** The song ''Dieu fumeur "Dieu Fumeur de havanes'' Havanes" even has God smoking havana cigars.



* StockSoundEffects: A woman mimicking orgasm in ''Je t' aime... moi non plus''.
* SuicideAsComedy: ''Le Poinçonneur des Lilas'' sings about a ticket salesman who cuts holes in tickets for first and second class, then eventually gets fed up with this tedious profession and decides to buy a gun to make the "final hole", so that they can put him in his own "big hole in the ground".

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* StockSoundEffects: A woman mimicking orgasm in ''Je t' aime... moi non plus''.
* SuicideAsComedy: ''Le "Le Poinçonneur des Lilas'' Lilas" sings about a ticket salesman who cuts holes in tickets for first and second class, then eventually gets fed up with this tedious profession and decides to buy a gun to make the "final hole", so that they can put him in his own "big hole in the ground".



* {{Troll}}: His infamous output of sexual songs, especially the France Gall incident and the orgasms in ''Je t' aime... moi non plus''. It's like he was only in the business to make fun of MoralGuardians.
** Crowning Moment was probably his song on incest called ''Lemon Incest'' [[{{Squick}} with his daughter Charlotte]].
* WrittenSoundEffect: ''Comic Strip'' uses onomatopeia in the refrain.
* YouMakeMeSic: ''"En Relisant Ta Lettre"''.

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* {{Troll}}: His infamous output of sexual songs, especially the France Gall incident and the orgasms in ''Je "Je t' aime... moi non plus''.Moi Non Plus". It's like he was only in the business to make fun of MoralGuardians.
** Crowning Moment was probably his song on incest called ''Lemon Incest'' "Lemon Incest" [[{{Squick}} with his daughter Charlotte]].
* WrittenSoundEffect: ''Comic Strip'' "Comic Strip" uses onomatopeia in the refrain.
* YouMakeMeSic: ''"En "En Relisant Ta Lettre"''.Lettre".
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