Some songs have the power to make you travel far, far away... Close your eyes, you are in Cuba, Buenos Aires or on the road 66! Here is a playlist of escape, waiting to pack your suitcases and jump on the next plane. Of course, this list is not exhaustive! Don't hesitate to make us your suggestions to enrich it!
Gotan Project - Tango Santa Maria
This Franco-Swiss-Argentinean group had the brilliant idea of mixing electronic music and tango. Bet won since Tango Santa Maria is today an international hit! The first notes take us directly to Buenos Aires for a frenzied tango on a bottom of modern sonorities which give a very particular charm to this mythical piece
Sting and Cheb Mami - Pink Desert
In 2000, Sting, star of the group Police, decided to offer one of his songs to Cheb Mami, the little prince of Raï. The group then got together to record a hit that we all still remember: Desert Rose. Freely inspired by Franck Herbert's novel Dune, this song mixes oriental sounds and rock rhythms. A round trip to the Sahara!
Bob Marley - Exodus
Who better to travel than Bob Marley? Released in 1977 in the album of the same name, Exodus evokes the exodus of the Wailers to London after the assassination attempt from which Bob Marley had escaped. The album is not just about that, Jamming and Three Little Birds are two lighter tracks that will make you want to leave everything behind and head off into the sunshine.
Charles Aznavour - Take me along
In 1967, France embarked for the end of the earth and for Wonderland with the great Charles Aznavour. And it still works today! This monument of French chanson encouraged people to flee the pressure of the industrialized world and join an idealized exoticism where the sun would make misery less painful. The English version of the song, Take me along, is also worth discovering.
Domenico Modugno - Nel blu dipinto di blu
Better known as Volare, this song takes us straight to Italy. It's one of the most successful songs to have come out of the Eurovision Song Contest. Domenico Modugno's grandiloquent interpretation remains in everyone's mind and we can't help but accompany him when the chorus begins. The "blue sky" he describes takes us away from the seasonal greyness, and that's very welcome !
Alicia Keys & Jay-Z - Empire State of Mind
"Hear it for New York, New York! "Released in 2009, Empire State of Mind is a true declaration of love in New York and a promotion of the American dream. Jay-Z and Alicia Keys praise the merits of this megalopolis where everything is still possible. The accompanying video reviews the most beautiful monuments of the Big Apple and makes you want to try your luck in this city that never sleeps.
Manu Chao - Me gustas tu
"Me gustan los aviones, me gustas tu, me gusta viajar, me gustas tu... "Let's face it, we've all hummed that song at least once! With this heady summer hit based on three guitar chords, Manu Chao has managed to transport us into his Latin-coloured universe. The song lists all the pleasant things in life, from love to travel, of course, but above all travel. The electrifying clip will keep you smiling all day long!
Canned Heat - On The Road Again
America always makes you dream... With Canned Heat, you get on your motorcycle and ride towards Route 66, hair in the wind! Released in 1968, this song was a huge success in the United States and is still the anthem of a whole generation today. On The Road Again praises the merits of the road to escape a capitalist world and to exchange with the people. Listen to it over and over again!
Buena Vista Social Club - « Chan Chan »
This group was born in the 1990s with the aim of bringing together several soneros from the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s and to spread Cuban sounds throughout the world. We can say today that the bet is won since the album and the film Buena Vista Social Club have become mythical. "Chan Chan" is the band's flagship song, it takes us on a journey through the streets of Havana from the very first notes.
Scott Mc Kenzie - San Francisco
"If you're going to San Francisco, be sure to wear some flowers in your hair... "San Francisco by Scott Mc Kenzie, it's a peaceful and loving atmosphere. Released in the United States in 1967, this song quickly became a hippy anthem. Listening to it is a bit like diving into the America of the 1960s with its incredible music festivals and its incomparable energy.