Dear friends, it is time for our most visited MF songs of June 2022. It is a wonderful set of choices, don’t you think? Keep in mind those are only the top visited songs. Any month all or almost all MF songs been read and listened. You can find all the songs’ full stories and links here
Thank you very much for visiting the pages of this website! I hope you enjoy them . Please comment below what else would you like to see on this site.
FIFTH TOP SONG of JUNE 2022
Diabolique mon ange is a song from Mylène Farmer’s eighth studio album, Bleu Noir (2010). It was chosen to become the first (and only) single taken from the 2013 live album Timeless.
What a gorgeous song! It runs so powerfully in the lower than usually register as it touches so deeply!!! I swear, my heart is flickering inside when I hear it, it is just divine….a love song out of this world.
Mylene is so mature and delivers an incredible “chanson” in the best of its term. It’s modern, it has tons of cool sounds, electronic, guitar, fully developed keys and rhythms. Its not Boutonnat and I kinda like that! Its different, it gives us a glimpse into a different layer of Mylene…And I, ladies and gentlemen, love this intensity! The music was composed by Darius Keeler. He is a founder and main songwriter of the British band Archive. Mylene works with him again for her upcoming album (#12). I am excited to see what will come out of this collaboration.
Diabolique mon ange was sung on all dates of the 2013 Timeless tour (September 7 to December 6, 2013). Arrangements for the stage: Yvan Cassar
FORTH TOP SONG of JUNE 2022
The lyrics to Dans les rues de Londres were written by Mylène Farmer.
For the whole text of this song, Mylène could have been inspired by Mrs. Dalloway, the novel by Virginia Woolf published in 1925 which describes the journey of an elegant woman in the streets of London, her encounters and her reflections on life, love and death. Reference also to the life of the author and her tragic destiny since she ended her life by drowning herself in the river.
The song was performed live in 2006 Bercy concert. And what a beautiful performance was that! The song followed sing-along of XXL. and before CALIFORNIA. The arrangements are tasteful and make the melody shine like a precious stone framed by a skillful master. Intro is very ethnic almost Buddhistic and transitions into a familiar version very naturally.
In short, a beautiful piece and I would love to see it again in NEVERMORE 2023. How about you?
THIRD TOP SONG of JUNE 2022
Derrière les fenêtres is a song # 7 from the sixth album Avant que l’ombre… released on 4 April 2005. And it is a such a beautiful and melancholic song although it is a bit of an "orphan".
Lyrics of Mylène Farmer. Those are hard to understand, the text seems to be a tribute to unknown people who remain in the shadows. I am sure there is much more to the story as any Mylene’s songs but I will stay hopeful that one day I will be able to know more…
For this text, I could trace back to the title of the novel by Nathalie Rheims (who is a close friend of Mylène for many years) published in 2003: “Lumière invisible à mes yeux’”. Could she inspire Mylène for the first verse:
La lumière est invisible
A nos yeux
C’est ce qu’ils disent en silence
Quand ils sont deux…
Music composed, produced, programming, keyboards and arrangements, percussions and xylophone: Laurent Boutonnat. Derrière les fenêtres has never been performed in concert.
SECOND TOP SONG of JUNE 2022
Mylene performed California in all of the tours except Timeless. It is one of the most beloved live songs during any tour. Mylene always manages to deliver a new arrangement and new visualization of the song. Its hard to find the best as they all are well done. What is your favorite? Please let me know in the comments below.
If you love to see more of Mylene photos during shooting of the video clip - see them all HERE
California was performed on all 1996 Tour dates from May 25 to December 15, 1996 .
Arrangements for the stage: Laurent Boutonnat. Choreography: Mylène Farmer.
Mylène performed California during the Mylenium Tour concerts from September 21, 1999 to March 8 , 2000 .
Stage arrangements: Yvan Cassar.
California was performed live during the thirteen concerts of 2006, Avant que l’ombre… between JANUARY 13 and 28, 2006 .
Stage arrangements: Yvan Cassar.
California was sung only during the five stadium concerts between 4 and 19 of September 2009 of the 2009 Tour . Arrangements for the stage: Laurent Boutonnat.
Mylène sings California during the nine concerts at Paris La Défense Arena .
Stage arrangements: Olivier Schultheis.
Choreography: Parris Goebel.
TOP SONG of JUNE 2022
WOW ladies and gentlemen, by some cosmic coincidence our top song of the month is again from the album Point de Suture released in 2008. Degeneration is the first single from it.
“I especially have the feeling that the new generation of today is in a world of ultra-violence and that it is a very, very difficult world. Is it a “degeneration”, I don’t know. I also had a little fun, in all humility, with the word “degeneration” since there had been “disenchanted generation “- Mylene Farmer said in the interview for TF1 in August 31, 2008.
The incredible video was shot by the talented Bruno Aveillan. later created DÉSOBÉISSANCE and STOLEN CAR. This clip shot in Prague is part of the great Farmerian tradition and reconnects with the cinematographic genre of its beginnings. Mylène Farmer plays the role of a character with exceptional powers… just like her musical career.
The Degeneration clip seems to be inspired by this 1978 thriller called Coma (hint to the lyrics). Director: Michael Crichton.
Release dates: January 6, 1978 (United States), June 1978 (France)
Actors: Geneviève Bujold, Michael Douglas, Elizabeth Ashley, Rip Torn, Richard Widmark, Lois Chiles…
It didn't occur to me until now but could the inspiration also come from the film Talk to Her (Spanish: Hable con ella) is a 2002 Spanish drama written and directed by Pedro Almodóvar. The film follows two men who form an unlikely friendship as they care for two women who are both in comas. ( aka "sexy coma")
The process of making the slip is truly fascinating! Please see below:
For an anecdote today: did you notice that 4 out of 5 songs in our top list start on the letter D. Perhaps it is something to do with my "MF CHANSON DU JOUR" rubric on Facebook?
And finally a very special thanks to MYNA MORAMENTO RAFI for creating and sharing these incredible collages of Mylene's work.