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World Charts: Fridays Francais – OrelSan Special

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1. Foster the People – ‘Pumped Up Kicks’

2. David Guetta feat. Sia – ‘Titanium’

3. Lana Del Rey – ‘Video Games’

So this week we are ditching French iTunes in favor of French Spotify, if only because iTunes France hasn’t changed much in about a month, and Spotify gives me more some more songs actually in French. Anyway this chart features 4 songs scattered about by French rap wunderkind OrelSan. The press has lauded him as something of a French Eminem, a white guy hailing from sleepy Normandy discussing the ennui of the French youth.

Personally, I like him more than Eminem, and though in the past he made some mysoginistic rap I can’t get behind (see here), his track “La Terre est Rond” (The Earth is Round) has a grandness to it that goes beyond linguistic barriers. Also, he is kind of cute.

OrelSan – “La Terre est Rond”