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The song became very popular in the US in with no fewer than seven different versions reaching the Billboard charts. A version in by Grace Jones was also a successful international hit. Harry James also recorded a version in The song's title can be translated as "Life in happy hues," "Life seen through happy lenses," "Life in rosy hues"; its literal meaning is "Life in Pink. It was broadcast before being recorded. Piaf offered the song to Marianne Michel, who modified the lyrics slightly, changing "les choses" "things" for "la vie" "life".
Heeding their advice, the singer put the song aside, only to change her mind the next year. It was performed live in concert for the first time in It became a favorite with audiences. It met with a warm reception and sold a million copies in the US. The first of her albums to include "La Vie en rose" was the 10" Chansons parisiennesreleased in It appeared on most of Piaf's subsequent albums, and on numerous greatest hits compilations.
It went on to become her signature song and her trademark hit, Vegas Crashers - Fading Like A Flower with " Milord " and " Non, je ne regrette rien " among her best-known and most recognizable tunes.
Encouraged by its success, Piaf wrote 80 more songs in her career. English lyrics were written by Mack David and numerous versions were recorded in the US in La Vie En Rose - The Ray Charles Singers - We Love Paris that charted were by Tony Martin reached the No. The song received a Grammy Hall of Fame Award in Grace Jones covered "La Vie en rose" in for her debut studio album Portfolio.
It was the third and the last single off that album, and at the same time, her first single release on Island Mobb Tied - FWC - Organized Crime after having signed with the label. The single version was heavily edited from its original album version. It was later performed as part of her A One Man Showthen the only track from her disco era to be included in the show. In Spain and Mexico the track was billed as "La Vida en rosa" on the 7" single release, although it was not a Spanish version of the song.
Jones' recording of "La Vie en rose" was later re-released a number of times in the early s and finally reached 12 in the UK charts when re-released as a double A-side with " Pull Up to the Bumper " in The single was certified Gold in France and Italy. Jones said about the song: "That's a very special song to me. Oh God, I cry every time I sing it. I had quite a few French lovers, so every time I sing it I think about them. It has soldcopies in France.
It presents Jones dancing and singing the song with the famous montage picture of herself in the background, which was later used for the cover of her Island Life compilation. The video begins with Jones wearing a rose-patterned coat. Having removed it, the singer dances in a scant gold dress which reveals her right nipple as well as black underwear.
Two films about Piaf named after the song's title have been produced. The first one, a documentary, used archive footage and interviews with Raquel Bittonand was narrated by Bebe Neuwirth. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For other uses, see La Vie en rose disambiguation. Stage Fright - Marlene Dietrich begins a performance of the song but is unable to finish it after being startled by a Boy Scout bringing a blood-stained doll to her  Operation: Rabbit — instrumental only uncredited Duck!
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