The idea that “everyone has their own melody inside” had been bouncing around Marcel Lefebvre’s head for quite some time. It was while driving back from the family cottage that the famous chorus came to him spontaneously. Marcel then contacted Jean Lapointe with whom he had been writing songs for a few years now. They each added a sentence or melodic line to round off each verse and the chorus. The young girl’s voice on the recording was Jean Lapointe’s daughter, Élizabeth. But to avoid making anyone jealous, Lapointe also included his other children, Maryse, Catherine, and Jean-Marie, as well as Martin Lefebvre and a few other children.Lapointe’s recording of Chante-la ta chanson first appeared on the Radio Mutuel chart on May 4, 1979, and stayed there for seven weeks. It quickly became a classic of Lapointe’s repertoire. Its simple and memorable melody made it a favourite of choirs and instrumentalists. The most famous cover, however, is the 1979 release by Les Compagnons de la Chanson, which made the song a huge hit in Francophone Europe as well. The song was also among the very first recording by a young Celine Dion. Chante-la ta chanson became a SOCAN Classic (for 25,000 radio plays) in 1995.
A video for this song:
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