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26 March 2009 @ 02:12 pm
Okay... One more...  
Alright, so I know I just bombarded you with a bunch of stuff, but I just discovered this, and had to share...

Firstly, I discovered this through the Blogotheque website, a site I just discovered today (thanks to The World Forgot.

So, a little bit of backstory... There once was a group called The Rockets. These guys do Synth/Space Rock, and it's said that The Rockets inspired Daft Punk and other such bands.... Quite interesting to find out that there was a Daft Punk before Daft Punk.

Here's a The Rockets video, just for kicks (they are quite fun!):

Anyway, so the band was produced by a guy named Claude Lemoine, and eventually faded out after getting wildly popular in Italy, and releasing five albums... In the 90s, Claude Lemoine thought it would be great to combine Eurodance with a child's singing... You can see how this is going to be slightly funny, yeah? So he grabs his little 4-year old son, and has him sing 'Dur, dur d'être bébé' ('It's tough to be a baby') and mixes it in... Turns out to be rather hilarious and fun!

From Wikipedia:

"Jordy is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the youngest singer ever to have a #1 charted single. He achieved this feat at the tender age of four-and-a-half with the song "Dur dur d'être bébé!" ("It's Tough to Be a Baby"). "Dur dur d'être bébé" was #1 for 15 weeks in France and was a dance hit across Europe, Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia and Japan. It landed at #58 on the US charts....However, in 1994, the French government banned six-year-old Jordy from television and radio, out of concern that he was being exploited by his parents. Rumors of exploitation were furthered when the Lemoine family opened La Ferme de Jordy (Jordy's Farm), a children's tourist attraction which was a financial failure. In 1996 Jordy's parents divorced; he returned to school and was later emancipated."

"On February 28, 2006 he released his first new single in 12 years, "Je t'apprendrai"."

Too good, yeah? LOL
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idle_activist on March 26th, 2009 08:12 pm (UTC)
Hah, I used to have Jordy's album as a kid, a co-worker and I were singing it in the parking lot not ten minutes ago. Crazy coincidence!
Marc Savoie: Dancemarcutio on March 26th, 2009 08:14 pm (UTC)
Woah, that is a totally crazy coincidence... How is it that everyone except me knew about this guy? That song is just fantastic!