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These Musical Moments Will Get You Through Cannes



The industry’s music experts curate a playlist of perfect Cannes tunes

These Musical Moments Will Get You Through Cannes

Whether you’re sashaying down the Croisette, sipping rose by the pool or being sucked into the Gutter Bar vortex, we’ve put together a collection of tracks to make these unforgettable Cannes moments sing with the help of some of the finest musical brains the industry has to offer. 

Simon Elms – Eclectic

"How about L'appuntamento by Ornella Vanoni – it’s perfect for the Taxi from the airport, as you first drive down the Croisette."

Mike Connaris, Mcasso.

"Best song to come out of the South of France!!! "Tomber la chemise" (In English, it literally translates as "Take Off Your Shirt" but the meaning is "Get ready to play hard!")"

Tom Angell – Angell Sounds

"Paolo Nutini 'Better Man' is a passionate ode to the noble and righteous pre-festival intentions that are inevitably vanquished in an orgy of hedonism and intoxication. "

"Two tracks from Chromeo's new album are my Cannes team anthems for this year...

- Chromeo 'Jealous' - This is the anthem for the Cannes boys. The lyrics say it all "I get jealous, but I'm too cool to admit it." 

Chromeo has an anthem for the Cannes girls too - 'Sexy socialite'  

Elise Lindsay – Nylon Studios

"Watching leopard-print ladies (or guys!): Music To Watch Girls Go By - Andy "

Networking: Connected - The Stereo MCs: 

Sipping rose: Gasoline - Aplines: 

Powering through til morning: M83 - Midnight City:

Watching the sun rise from the Gutter Bar: La Mer - Vance Joy:

Nursing a hangover: Climbing Up the Walls - Radiohead: 

Being on a launch on the water: Rufus - Take Me

Villa Pool Parties: Twinsy - Water Bombs

Journeying Home: No Place Like Home - The Aston Shuffle

Oscar Kublenu - GCRS

"Energy 52 Café De Mar. Can there be any better track than this to keep you powering through till morning! Takes me back to the legendary Cross club in Kings Cross when hearing this track back then help keep me pushing through to morning! It never fails!"

"Bill Withers  Lovely Day. Not that I get to do any judging, but if I did. This would be my judging tune!

It just puts you in the perfect mood for anything!"

"Happy....  Yes it's overplayed, yes you hear it everywhere, but it's still a tune of the year  and  just perfect for sitting by sipping rose & watching the world go by ..."

Toby Williams – Leland Music

"Best track for trying to find that villa party: Allah-Las “Long Journey”. It’s a real summer nights track perfect for winding roads looking for the place you think you were told about earlier…"

"Best track for late night queuing at Gutter Bar is Ought “Today More Than Any Other Day”. Guitars sound languid to the point of tipsy before exploding with renewed determination into a proper rock n roller. That "finally I’m in” moment."

"Best track for heading home: Tom Waits “Long Way Home” Switching between sheepish / victorious delivery seems appropriate. We’re safe in the knowledge our 3 days were not a patch on any one of Tom’s Friday nights."

Miles, Grand Central

"The best track to sip rosé to: "This swinging track is perfect to drink rosé to in Cannes.  It embodies the notion of sitting back in the sun after a long lunch and doing some serious people-watching on the Croisette."

"The best track for nursing a hangover: Don’t just nurse your hangover all day in Cannes - ‘Hair of the dog’ is the only fail-safe remedy and The Alabama Song will get you in the mood.  There’s no point moping around with a headache, listening to Moby."

"The best track for getting through judging: Not that I've judged in Cannes (yet), but I can image you don't want anything to slow the process down. So let’s have a bit of Matthew Wilder - Break My Stride."

"The best track for powering through till the morning: This timeless masterpiece still stands strong today and will ( or should) keep you powering through, until sunrise."

"The best track for unexpected situations: If, like me, you ever unfortunately find yourself in a swimming accident -  which results in spending the majority of an afternoon / evening in the localCannes A&E, then let’s go for The Animals - We Got To Get Out of This Place."

"Best track for the Journey Home: This was originally a religious song, which Nina Simone picked up as a child, listening to her mother - a Methodist preacher - urging her congregation to confess all their sins.  Enough said."

Bonnie Reiily -Vaudeville

Beach Vibes v's Poolside

"For the best part in the day when the sun is low, your glass of Rosé is full and the day time beach party ventures up the hills for a Poolside after-party. Life is good! Dusty Springfield has the perfect voice to capture this in my mind!"

One More In The Gutter Bar!

"You've been working very hard, handed out all your business cards and now its time to party hard. Nights that end in the Gutter Bar are nothing to be ashamed of.. let's have one more!"

The Morning After

"Just press play and reach for the bottle of water by your bed, oh no, you only made it to the sofa..Never mind, Santo & Jonny will sooth that fuzzy head away." 

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