Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Shirley Bassey and Alain Delon

Thought I'd Ring You (Pense Telefonearte) was a single released in 1983 by Shirley Bassey and heartthrob French actor Alain Delon. It lasts 4 mins and 17 secs and is one of my all time favourite romantic duets.

Bassey sings in English, Delon responds in French. Basically they were lovers back in the day and Bassey decides to renew the relationship by ringing him up.

Naturally he invites her over to dinner (hey - he is Alain Delon). They reminisce. Rather startlingly he recalls her wet dress clinging to her body after a dip she once took in a fountain: "Ni le bain de la fontaine, ni la robe collée sur ton corps," he breathes. He then quickly dignifies proceedings by mentioning poetry.

It's pure unadulterated fromage. And just when you thought it couldn't possibly get any cheesier you discover this video on YouTube. Bon appétit.