InGainsbourg recorded the best known version with Jane Birkin. The duet reached number one in the UK, and number two in Ireland, but was banned in several countries due to its overtly sexual content. InGainsbourg directed Birkin in an erotic film of the same name. The song was written and recorded in late for Gainsbourg's girlfriend, Brigitte Bardot.
She asked him to write the most beautiful love song he could imagine and that night he wrote "Je t'aime" and " Bonnie and Clyde ". Bardot pleaded with Gainsbourg not to release it. He complied but observed "The music is very pure. For the first time in my life, I write a love song and it's taken badly. InGainsbourg and English actress Jane Birkin began a relationship when they met on the set of the film Slogan. After filming, he asked her to record the song with him.
Gainsbourg asked her to sing an octave higher Je Taime Moi Non Plus - Sounds Orchestral - Images Bardot, "so you'll sound like a little boy".
If you listen to the record now, you can still hear that little gap. Gainsbourg also asked Marianne Faithfull to record the song with him; she said: "Hah! He asked everybody". They released it in Picasso is a genius, me too. Picasso is a communist, me neither". Phrases include:. The lyrics are sung, spoken and whispered over a baroque organ and guitar track   in C major,  with a "languid, almost over pretty, chocolate box melody".
The eroticism was declared offensive. The lyrics are commonly thought to refer to the taboo of sex without love, and were delivered in a breathy, suggestive style. The Observer Monthly Music magazine called it "the pop equivalent of an Emmanuelle movie". France Dimanche said the "groans, sighs, and Bardot's little cries of pleasure [give] the impression you're listening to two people making love". Birkin said that "as it began to play all you could hear were the knives and forks being put down.
Birkin said in that, "It wasn't a rude song at all. I don't know what all the fuss was about. The English just didn't understand it. I'm still not sure they know what it means. They said "We know just one piece of French music, a song called 'Je t'aime… Moi Non Plus', which has a girl groaning in it. The song Je Taime Moi Non Plus - Sounds Orchestral - Images a commercial success throughout Europe.
Byit had sold four million copies. In the UK, it was released on the Fontana label, but, after reaching number two, it was withdrawn from sale. Gainsbourg arranged a deal with Major Minor Records and on re-release it reached number one, the first banned number one single in the UK  and the first single in a foreign language to top the charts. It stayed on the UK chart for 31 weeks. The song has been covered dozens of times, both serious and comedic. The first parody was written Άννα Βίσση* - Κάτι Συμβαίνει by Gainsbourg himself and Marcel Mithois.
Cervantes son of politician Alfonso J. Cervanteswho previously worked for Casablanca Recordssuggested an idea of Donna Summer recording the song. Bogart initially rejected the idea. Prompted by the minor success of Saint Tropez, a year later inCasablanca Records released   the Summer and Moroder duet rendition of "Je t'aime" in a minute version for the film Thank God It's Friday.
Je Taime Moi Non Plus - Sounds Orchestral - Images Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article is about the song. For the film, see Je t'aime moi non plus film. Artwork for pressings of the French release Fontana printing picturedsome continental European releases and some re-releases.
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It was confirmation that life across the Channel was one of unchecked lubriciousness, and Je t'aime became as essential a part of any successful seduction as a chilled bottle of Blue Nun. This section needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Righteous House - Levi Rubie - Misty Morning was not issued until It reached number 18 in the UK and stayed on the chart for 11 weeks.
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A comic version featuring a transvestite who takes a fancy to Dread much to the latter's annoyance, it reached number 9 in the UK in July and spent 9 weeks on the chart. Dutch-language version. The version was a limited edition 12" vinyl of copies, with "Supermale" on the B-side. The version had a B-side called "Wicked Lucifer Mix ".
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