A couple of days ago, I posted the list of 23 albums which appear to be completely forgotten among the 168 albums that ever sold over a million copies in France. Today, we reach the second part of this extensive update, listing 28 more View More
Coming back after his album Non Homologué, the only one which topped Dire Straits gigantic Brothers In Arms in 1985-6, Jean-Jacques Goldman was View More
Sorry for the pun, but with Eric Serra composed Le Grand Bleu Soundtrack we get into troubled waters. After well over 100 albums studied, this is the very first one full of controversies and debates around its results.
Many soundtracks are well known for being part of all-time best sellers everywhere – a la Grease, Saturday Night Fever, Bodyguard or Titanic. Strong selling local soundtracks have been a very rare phenomenon yet although France music scene is dominated by local acts. We can name three main ones, each selling over a million: Le Grand Bleu by Eric Serra, Amélie Poulain by Yann Tiersen and Les Choristes by Bruno Coulais.