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On one of the insurance company's commercials (Allstate I think it is) - she's singing, I think, in French.  Don't know what she is singing about, but I like it.

 

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Answer: That is "Non, je ne regrette rien," by Edith Piaf. Also known as the "little sparrow," Piaf (1915-63) became legendary for her passionate performances of songs such as "La Vie En Rose" and the song you asked about, whose title can be translated as "No, I regret nothing." In addition to commercials, her songs have been used in hundreds of movies and TV shows. In "A Star Is Born," Lady Gaga pays tribute to Piaf by singing "La Vie en Rose." Marion Cotillard won the best-actress Oscar for playing Piaf in the 2007 movie "La Vie en Rose."

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Dove Chocolate used that song in their commercial, too.

 

https://www.ispot.tv/ad/Arrw/dove-chocolate-each-and-every-day-song-by-edith-piaf

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@KLevineFan  Thank you so much for the information.  I've been wondering who I could ask and thought of this forum, which always has the answers, no matter what the subject.  Who needs Google when you can get all the information here???

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Non, rien de rienNo, absolutely nothing
Non, je ne regrette rienNo, I regret nothing
 
Ni le bien qu'on m'a faitNot the good things that have happened
Ni le mal, tout ça m'est bien égalNor the bad, it's all the same to me
 
Non, rien de rienNo, absolutely nothing
Non, je ne regrette rienNo, I regret nothing
 
C'est payé, balayé, oubliéIt's paid, swept away, forgotten
Je m'en fou de passéI don't care about the past!
 
Avec mes souvenirsI set fire
J'ai allumé le feuTo my memories
 
Mes chagrins, mes plaisirsMy troubles, my pleasures
Je n'ai plus besoin d'euxI don't need them anymore
 
Balayé les amoursI've swept away past loves
Avec leur trémolosWith their trembling
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I also LOVE that song - I absolutely stop in my tracks when it comes on.  Kind of a rich soothing eloquent pause in life.

 

Does she have any CD's available out in the marketplace?

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Piaf has often been compared to Judy Garland.  A few similarities in their bios.

 

There are several CDs available on Amazon.  I'd start there.

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I guess I’m in the minority. I don’t like the song or the voice singing it. I remember it from the Dove commercial, and recognized it immediately in the new insurance ad. 

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@appm wrote:

On one of the insurance company's commercials (Allstate I think it is) - she's singing, I think, in French.  Don't know what she is singing about, but I like it.

 


IMO, you have a good ear and lovely taste is th the light music of the '30s and '40s. Congrats!

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When I first heard the song I thought it was sung by Josaphine Baker. Smiley Tongue

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