Enjoy some music with us. Different styles and different flavours, French music comprises a multitude of genres. Which we are very happy to share with you. These lists will be constantly updated and added to, so follow them, like them and listen to French music!

Alliance Française de Pretoria Teacher’s Favourites

Asked what their favourite French songs are, the teachers at the Alliance Française de Pretoria provided a number of songs that they enjoy listening to. This playlist is an expansive mix, with oldies and contemporary music for you to enjoy!

French Student Selection

A selection made by the students of the Alliance Française de Pretoria. These are some of their favourite French songs.

French Café Music

Sitting at little bistro, or café, at a small table covered with a square white tablecloth, watching the people meander by on the streets of Paris, you are bound to have heard these charming tunes playing, while sipping on a café serré

French Rock

French rock is a form of rock music produced in France, primarily with lyrics in the French language.

French rock acts emerged at the end of the decade and in the beginning of the 1960s, with Johnny Hallyday achieving the most long-lasting success, while other acts like Les Chaussettes noires, led by other French rock star Eddy Mitchell, and Les Chats sauvages (led by Dick Rivers) contributed to the emergence of the genre, the last band writing the first real classic French rock song, Twist à Saint-Tropez.

French Jazz

Jazz music has been popular in France since the 1920s.

Its international popularity peaked in the 1930s, and it has been continually enjoyed since.

French Metal

For all of you who like something a little more “hard core” and feel they need to listen to something a little more metal… but it must still be French… well, we came up with this little list! Enjoy!

French Indie

Listen to some French Indie music! This playlist has an eclectic mix of French independent musicians!


Frenchcore is a subgenre of hardcore techno. The style differs from other forms of hardcore in terms of a faster tempo, usually above 190-250 BPM, and a loud & distorted offbeat bassline.

French Summer Hits

Listen to some French summer favourites. These songs will make you feel the lazy summer vibes, the beaches, and parties!

French Christmas Songs

Listen to a selection of French Christmas classics on this list! These are some songs you will hear at the shopping centres and boulevards in France!