EVERY UK NUMBER ONE SONG: ‘Je T’aime…Moi Non Plus’ – Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg

What was the number one song in the UK on 11th October 1969?

English actress and French singer-songwriter, were at number one for one week with Je T’aime…Moi Non Plus.

Here we go, possibly one of the sexiest songs ever written Je T’aime…Mon Non Plus or rather nonsensically- I Love You…Me Neither. It’s certainly a song that would get the most stoic of people a tad flustered. It’s sexiness is of course enhanced by the fact that it is sung by a real life couple who you know were probably having banging sex in between recordings (in fact it was rumoured that they were actually having sex while recording the song at the same time, but this was denied by Birkin). Unsurprisingly, it was banned in several countries (including the UK) due to its overtly sexual nature. Despite this, it still reached the top of the UK charts and became the first banned song to do so as well as the first single in a foreign language to hit the top spot. Despite its sexual nature, I actually find the song quite sweet owed mainly to Birkin’s delicate vocal style.

Lyrics

Je t’aime, je t’aime, oh, oui je t’aime
Moi non plus
Oh, mon amour
Comme la vague
Irrésolue
Je vais, je vais et je viens
Entre tes reins
Je vais et je viens
Entre tes reins
Et je me retiens
Je t’aime, je t’aime, oh, oui je t’aime
Moi non plus
Oh mon amour
Tu es la vague
Moi l’île nue
Tu vas, tu vas et tu viens
Entre mes reins
Tu vas et tu viens
Entre mes reins
Et je te rejoins
Je t’aime, je t’aime, oh, oui je t’aime
Moi non plus
Oh mon amour
Comme la vague
Irrésolue
Je vais, je vais et je viens
Entre tes reins
Je vais et je viens
Entre tes reins
Et je me retiens
Tu vas, tu vas et tu viens
Entre mes reins
Tu vas et tu viens
Entre mes reins
Et je te rejoins
Je t’aime, je t’aime, oh, oui je t’aime
Moi non plus
Oh mon amour
L’amour physique
Est sans issue
Je vais, je vais et je viens
Entre tes reins
Je vais et je viens
Je me retiens
Non, maintenant viens

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