I have a serious weakness for French pop music. The fact is that I automatically think pretty much anything French is cool, coupled with the fact that French pop idols have this tendency towards the bizarre which I find impossible to resist.
I first saw a Mylène Farmer video on TV in Paris many years ago, and it totally blew my mind, I’m pretty sure it’s the only music video that attempts to present it’s star looking like she’s stepped out of the pages of a 90’s Vogue whilst participating in a riot in what appears to be a concentration camp. That song turned out to be Désenchantée, which in 1991 proved to be such a massive hit it propelled Farmer to insane levels of fame. But only in France. Specialising in Madonna-style pop with highly political and provocative lyrics my favourite video of hers is this one directed by Luc Besson for a song called Que Mon Cœur Lâche.