Serge Gainsbourg’s varied styles make him difficult to categorize and this song was just one of his many duets with Brigitte Bardot.
Gainsbourg was a beloved figure in France and in 1991, his funeral brought Paris to a standstill. Since then, Gainsbourg’s music has reached an iconic legacy in France and enjoys a cult following throughout the world.
In this kooky tune from ’68, Serge invites Brigitte to step inside his comic strip, where he’s a hero who can accomplish extraordinary feats, like flying high above the city.
Brigitte contributes comic sound effects like,
“Shebam! Pow! Blop! Wizz!”
In 1977, 15-year-old Jodie Foster sang this with French pop singer Claude Francois on the French TV program Numero Un. (see below)
The song made an appearance in the 2014 French action/ crime film The Connection.