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Not much information about Jean-Pierre François other than the fact that he is a French singer whose particularity is to have been a professional footballer (he will play in St Etienne in particular) before embarking on his artistic career.


Singer who will remain mainly in the musical history of the 80s for the huge single "Je te survivrai" released in 1989.


As such alone, he deserved this article.


To discover or rediscover.


Discography (among others ...) :

  • Je te survivrai 1989

  • Je l'ai revue hier soir 1989

  • Il a neigé sur les lacs 1989

  • Des nuits 1990

  • La gamine 1990

  • Peut être toi peut être une autre 1990

  • 1ère main 1991



Clips :


1989 ... a single title, THIS title, was enough to make this total unknown young man one of the biggest dance phenomena of the end of the decade on the French side. When the hitmaker, Didier Barbelivien, is interested in you, whether you are a footballer, a pizza delivery man or a waiter in a bar, we see the results. HU-GE !



1989 ... we still perfectly recognize the Barbelivien 'paste'. And my faith, on this title, the singer-footballer is far from being ridiculous. Like what, anything is possible ...



1990 ... he will attempt the transition to the 90s. Unfortunately, a body plastic is not everything and the quality of the titles still greatly conditions the career of a singer. And suddenly there, we must be satisfied with the minimum union ...



1990 ... what will have mainly harmed the singer, it is this label of playboy-footballer-gogo dancer come from nowhere who comes to walk on the flat bands of other singers. Other singers who have been waiting for their moment of glory for decades. A negative image that will stick to his body until the end ...



1990 ... an ephemeral career to say the least which produced mainly 1 flagship title. If we had taken the same one at the beginning of the decade and he had not been a footballer, maybe the situation would have been quite different ...



1991 ... because on the voice side, honestly, he will never have been ridiculous. But he quickly became a caricature of himself and under these conditions, it was almost impossible to compete on an equal footing with the competition ...



Wiki :

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean-Pierre_Fran%C3%A7ois