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Charles Trenet (1913–2001)

Charles Trenet was born on May 18, 1913 in Narbonne, Aude, France as Louis Charles August Claude Trénet. He died on February 18, 2001 in Créteil, Val-de-Marne, France. See full bio »

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Goodfellas
Goodfellas Soundtrack
(1990)
Finding Nemo
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(2003)
Skyfall
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(2012)
Something's Gotta Give
(2003)

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 2016 Rules Don't Apply (lyrics: "Beyond the Sea" (La Mer)) / (music: "Beyond the Sea" (La Mer))
 2016 Paris Can Wait (writer: "Que reste-t-il de nos amours")
 2016 Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (lyrics: "Boum !") / (music: "Boum !") / (performer: "Boum !")
 2016 Adopte un veuf (lyrics: "Y a d'la Joie !") / (music: "Y a d'la Joie !") / (performer: "Y a d'la Joie !")
 2015 By the Sea (performer: "Imaginez")
 2015 En mai, fais ce qu'il te plaît (lyrics: "Ménilmontant", "Vous qui Passez sans me Voir") / (music: "Ménilmontant")
 2015 Peur de rien (writer: "Douce France")
 2015 Le mirage (lyrics: "Beyond the Sea" (La Mer)) / (music: "Beyond the Sea" (La Mer))
 2015 Un moment d'égarement (lyrics: "La Mer") / (music: "La Mer") / (performer: "La Mer")
 2015/I The Little Prince (performer: "Hop hop", "Quand j'était petit je vous aimais", "Boum", "En quittant une ville") / (writer: "Hop hop", "Quand j'était petit je vous aimais", "Boum", "En quittant une ville")
 2015 Le tout nouveau testament (lyrics: "La Mer") / (music: "La Mer")
 2015 A Tale of Love and Darkness (lyrics: "La Mer") / (music: "La Mer") / (performer: "La Mer")
 2014 Mortadelo y Filemón contra Jimmy el Cachondo (lyrics: "Boum") / (music: "Boum") / (performer: "Boum")
 2014/I Automata (lyrics: "La Mer") / (music: "La Mer") / (performer: "La Mer")
 2014 Les souvenirs (lyrics: "Que Reste-t-il de nos Amours ?") / (music: "Que Reste-t-il de nos Amours ?")
 2014 Small Time (lyrics: "Beyond the Sea" (La Mer)) / (music: "Beyond the Sea" (La Mer))
 2014 Qu'est-ce qu'on a fait au Bon Dieu? (lyrics: "Douce France") / (music: "Douce France") / (performer: "Douce France")
 2013 Marius (lyrics: "La Mer") / (music: "La Mer") / (performer: "La Mer")
 2013 Des gens qui s'embrassent (lyrics: "L'Âme des Poètes") / (music: "L'Âme des Poètes")
 2012 Skyfall (performer: "Boum!") / (writer: "Boum!")
 2012 Le magasin des suicides (lyrics: "Y a d'la Joie !") / (music: "Y a d'la Joie !") / (performer: "Y a d'la Joie !")
 2012 Les infidèles (performer: "Fidèle") / (writer: "Fidèle")
 2011 Reiff für die Insel - Neubeginn (lyrics: "Beyond the Sea" (La Mer)) / (music: "Beyond the Sea" (La Mer))
 2011 Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (lyrics: "La Mer") / (music: "La Mer")
 2010 La Rafle (lyrics: "Tombé du Ciel") / (music: "Tombé du Ciel") / (performer: "Tombé du Ciel")
 2009 Hidden Diary (performer: "Boum") / (writer: "Boum")
 2009 Army of Crime (lyrics: "Je Chante") / (music: "Je Chante") / (performer: "Je Chante")
 2009 La reine des pommes (performer: "Fais ta vie")
 2008 Parlami d'amore (lyrics: "Que Reste-t-il de nos Amours ?") / (music: "Que Reste-t-il de nos Amours ?")
 2007 Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer (lyrics: "Beyond the Sea" (La Mer)) / (music: "Beyond the Sea" (La Mer))
 2007 A Secret (lyrics: "Tout ça c'est pour Nous") / (music: "Tout ça c'est pour Nous") / (performer: "Tout ça c'est pour Nous")
 2007 The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (lyrics: "La Mer") / (music: "La Mer") / (performer: "La Mer")
 2007 Mr. Bean's Holiday (lyrics: "La Mer") / (music: "La Mer") / (performer: "La Mer")
 2006 Man of the Year (lyrics: "La Mer") / (music: "La Mer") / (performer: "La Mer")
 2006 A Good Year (lyrics: "Vous qui Passez sans me Voir", "Je Chante", "Boum") / (music: "Je Chante", "Boum") / (performer: "Je Chante")
 2006 The Lake House (lyrics: "I Wish You Love" (Que Reste-t-il de nos Amours ?)) / (music: "I Wish You Love" (Que Reste-t-il de nos Amours ?))
 2006 Nouvelle chance (writer: "Folle Complainte")
 2006 Les enfants du pays (lyrics: "Douce France") / (music: "Douce France") / (performer: "Douce France")
 2006/I Sleeping Dogs Lie (performer: "Boum")
 2005 Prime (lyrics: "I Wish You Love" (Que Reste-t-il de nos Amours ?)) / (music: "I Wish You Love" (Que Reste-t-il de nos Amours ?))
 2004 Head in the Clouds (lyrics: "Vous qui Passez sans me Voir")
 2004 Beyond the Sea (lyrics: "La Mer", "Beyond the Sea" (La Mer)) / (music: "La Mer", "Beyond the Sea" (La Mer)) / (performer: "La Mer", "Beyond the Sea" (La Mer))
 2004 Marseille (lyrics: "La Mer") / (music: "La Mer")
 2004 Plauto, recuerdo distorsionado de un tonto eventual (lyrics: "Beyond the Sea" (La Mer)) / (music: "Beyond the Sea" (La Mer))
 2003 Something's Gotta Give (lyrics: "Que Reste-t-il de nos Amours ?") / (music: "Que Reste-t-il de nos Amours ?") / (performer: "Que Reste-t-il de nos Amours ?", "Boum!") / (writer: "Boum!")
 2003 Matchstick Men (lyrics: "Beyond the Sea" (La Mer)) / (music: "Beyond the Sea" (La Mer))
 2003 The Dreamers (lyrics: "La Mer") / (music: "La Mer") / (performer: "La Mer")
 2003 Finding Nemo (lyrics: "Beyond the Sea" (La Mer)) / (music: "Beyond the Sea" (La Mer))
 2003 La gran aventura de Mortadelo y Filemón (lyrics: "Tombé du Ciel") / (music: "Tombé du Ciel") / (performer: "Tombé du Ciel")
 2003 Le pharmacien de garde (lyrics: "La Mer") / (music: "La Mer") / (performer: "La Mer")
 2002 Los lunes al sol (lyrics: "La Mer") / (music: "La Mer") / (performer: "La Mer")
 2002 Austin Powers in Goldmember (lyrics: "Beyond the Sea" (La Mer)) / (music: "Beyond the Sea" (La Mer))
 2002 L'odyssée d'Alice Tremblay (lyrics: "Mes Jeunes Années") / (music: "Mes Jeunes Années")
 2001/I Iris (lyrics: "Que Reste-t-il de nos Amours ?") / (music: "Que Reste-t-il de nos Amours ?") / (performer: "Que Reste-t-il de nos Amours ?")
 2001 Festival in Cannes (lyrics: "Je Chante", "Passing by" (Vous qui Passez sans me Voir), "La Mer") / (music: "Je Chante", "La Mer") / (performer: "Je Chante", "Boum!", "Passing by" (Vous qui Passez sans me Voir)) / (writer: "Boum!")
 2001 Novocaine (lyrics: "Ménilmontant") / (music: "Ménilmontant") / (performer: "Ménilmontant")
 2001 Transfixed (lyrics: "Vous qui Passez sans me Voir")
 2001 Kissing Jessica Stein (lyrics: "I Wish You Love" (Que Reste-t-il de nos Amours ?)) / (music: "I Wish You Love" (Que Reste-t-il de nos Amours ?))
 2001 My First Mister (lyrics: "Beyond the Sea" (La Mer)) / (music: "Beyond the Sea" (La Mer))
 2000 Tadpole (lyrics: "Ménilmontant" (1939)) / (music: "Ménilmontant" (1939)) / (performer: "Ménilmontant" (1939))
 1999 Eye of the Beholder (lyrics: "I Wish You Love" (Que Reste-t-il de nos Amours ?)) / (music: "I Wish You Love" (Que Reste-t-il de nos Amours ?))
 1998 De Ziener ("L'Âme des Poètes")
 1998 Babe: Pig in the City (performer: "Boum!") / (writer: "Boum!")
 1998 Così ridevano (lyrics: "La Mer") / (music: "La Mer") / (performer: "La Mer")
 1998 Hasards ou coïncidences (writer: "Bonsoir jolie madame")
 1997 A Life Less Ordinary (lyrics: "Beyond the Sea" (La Mer)) / (music: "Beyond the Sea" (La Mer))
 1997 U Turn (lyrics: "I Wish You Love" (Que Reste-t-il de nos Amours ?)) / (music: "I Wish You Love" (Que Reste-t-il de nos Amours ?))
 1997 Cop Land (lyrics: "Beyond the Sea" (La Mer)) / (music: "Beyond the Sea" (La Mer))
 1997 Dream with the Fishes (lyrics: "I Wish You Love" (Que Reste-t-il de nos Amours ?)) / (music: "I Wish You Love" (Que Reste-t-il de nos Amours ?))
 1996 The Good Life ("Où irons nous dimanche prochain?") / (performer: "Où irons nous dimanche prochain?")
 1996 The Evening Star (lyrics: "Beyond the Sea" (La Mer)) / (music: "Beyond the Sea" (La Mer))
 1995 Au petit Marguery (lyrics: "La Folle Complainte") / (music: "La Folle Complainte") / (performer: "La Folle Complainte")
 1995 Innocent Lies (lyrics: "Que Reste-t-il de nos Amours ?") / (music: "Que Reste-t-il de nos Amours ?") / (performer: "Que Reste-t-il de nos Amours ?")
 1995/I Apollo 13 (lyrics: "Beyond the Sea" (La Mer)) / (music: "Beyond the Sea" (La Mer))
 1995 French Kiss (lyrics: "La Mer") / (music: "Verlaine", "La Mer") / (performer: "Verlaine")
 1995 Funny Bones (lyrics: "La Mer") / (music: "La Mer") / (performer: "La Mer")
 1993 Amos & Andrew (lyrics: "Beyond the Sea" (La Mer)) / (music: "Beyond the Sea" (La Mer))
 1992 Bitter Moon (lyrics: "La Mer") / (music: "La Mer")
 1992 La belle histoire (performer: "N'y Pensez Pas Trop")
 1991 Father of the Bride (lyrics: "Beyond the Sea" (La Mer)) / (music: "Beyond the Sea" (La Mer))
 1991 Toto le héros (lyrics: "Boum") / (music: "Boum") / (performer: "Boum")
 1991 Jacquot de Nantes (performer: "Boum", "N'y pensez pas") / (writer: "Boum", "N'y pensez pas", "Le Temps des cerises")
 1991 L.A. Story (lyrics: "La Mer") / (music: "La Mer") / (performer: "La Mer") / (writer: "La Mer")
 1990/I Havana (lyrics: "Beyond the Sea" (La Mer)) / (music: "Beyond the Sea" (La Mer))
 1990 The Sheltering Sky (lyrics: "Je Chante") / (music: "Je Chante") / (performer: "Je Chante")
 1990 Goodfellas (lyrics: "Beyond the Sea" (La Mer)) / (music: "Beyond the Sea" (La Mer))
 1990 The Adventures of Ford Fairlane (lyrics: "Beyond the Sea" (La Mer)) / (music: "Beyond the Sea" (La Mer))
 1990 Räpsy & Dolly eli Pariisi odottaa (lyrics: "Si le Coeur vous en Dit") / (music: "Si le Coeur vous en Dit") / (performer: "Si le Coeur vous en Dit")
 1989 Black Rain (lyrics: "Beyond the Sea" (La Mer)) / (music: "Beyond the Sea" (La Mer))
 1989 Sea of Love (lyrics: "Beyond the Sea" (La Mer)) / (music: "Beyond the Sea" (La Mer))
 1989 Bille en tête (writer: "A l'île Maurice")
 1989 Souvenir (lyrics: "Que Reste-t-il de nos Amours ?") / (music: "Que Reste-t-il de nos Amours ?")
 1988 Tequila Sunrise (lyrics: "Beyond the Sea" (La Mer)) / (music: "Beyond the Sea" (La Mer))
 1988 Trois places pour le 26 (lyrics: "Que Reste-t-il de nos Amours ?", "Douce France") / (music: "Que Reste-t-il de nos Amours ?", "Douce France") / (performer: "Que Reste-t-il de nos Amours ?", "Douce France", "La Vie Qui Va") / (writer: "La Vie Qui Va")
 1988 De bruit et de fureur (lyrics: "Retour à Paris") / (music: "Retour à Paris") / (performer: "Retour à Paris")
 1988 Aloha Summer (lyrics: "Beyond the Sea" (La Mer)) / (music: "Beyond the Sea" (La Mer))
 1984 The Blood of Others (lyrics: "Ménilmontant") / (music: "Ménilmontant") / (performer: "Ménilmontant")
 1983 Edith and Marcel (lyrics: "La Mer") / (music: "La Mer")
 1982 Diner (lyrics: "Beyond the Sea" (La Mer)) / (music: "Beyond the Sea" (La Mer))
 1979 Il cappotto di Astrakan (lyrics: "Que Reste-t-il de nos Amours ?") / (music: "Que Reste-t-il de nos Amours ?")
 1976 Small Change (performer: "Les enfants s'ennuient le dimanche") / (writer: "Les enfants s'ennuient le dimanche")
 1974 The Cars That Ate Paris (lyrics: "L'Âme des Poètes" - uncredited) / (music: "L'Âme des Poètes" - uncredited)
 1974 And Now My Love (lyrics: "Retour à Paris") / (music: "Retour à Paris") / (performer: "Retour à Paris")
 1973 Le train (performer: "Le Soleil Et La Lune") / (writer: "Le Soleil Et La Lune")
 1971 A Safe Place (lyrics: "Passing by" (Vous qui Passez sans me Voir), "Le Mer") / (music: "Le Mer") / (performer: "Passing by" (Vous qui Passez sans me Voir), "Le Mer")
 1968 Stolen Kisses (lyrics: "Que Reste-t-il de nos Amours ?") / (music: "Que Reste-t-il de nos Amours ?") / (performer: "Que Reste-t-il de nos Amours ?")
 1963 The Day and the Hour (lyrics: "La Romance de Paris") / (music: "La Romance de Paris") / (performer: "La Romance de Paris")
 1961 Call Me Genius (writer: "At Last! At Last!" - uncredited)
 1957 Love in the Afternoon (lyrics: "L'Âme des Poètes" - uncredited) / (music: "L'Âme des Poètes" - uncredited)
 1956 The Ambassador's Daughter (lyrics: "L'Âme des Poètes") / (music: "L'Âme des Poètes")
 1951 Encore (lyrics: "Que Reste-t-il de nos Amours ?") / (music: "Que Reste-t-il de nos Amours ?")
 1951 Bouquet de joie (lyrics: "L'Âme des Poètes") / (music: "L'Âme des Poètes") / (performer: "L'Âme des Poètes")
 1948 Every Girl Should Be Married (lyrics: "La Mer") / (music: "La Mer")
 1948 Neuf garçons, un coeur (lyrics: "La chanson de l'ours") / (music: "La chanson de l'ours")
 1945 Dead of Night (lyrics: "Passing By" (Vous qui Passez sans me Voir))
 1943 Love Around the Clock (lyrics: "Que Reste-t-il de nos Amours ?") / (music: "Que Reste-t-il de nos Amours ?")
 1942 Frédérica (lyrics: "C'est Bon", "Le Bonheur ne Passe qu'une Fois", "Frédérica") / (music: "C'est Bon", "Le Bonheur ne Passe qu'une Fois", "Frédérica") / (performer: "C'est Bon", "Le Bonheur ne Passe qu'une Fois", "Frédérica")
 1941 Romance de Paris (lyrics: "La Romance de Paris", "Chanson pour Lormel", "Tout ça c'est pour Nous", "Un Rien me fait Chanter") / (music: "La Romance de Paris", "Chanson pour Lormel", "Tout ça c'est pour Nous", "Un Rien me fait Chanter") / (performer: "La Romance de Paris", "Chanson pour Lormel", "Tout ça c'est pour Nous", "Un Rien me fait Chanter")
 1937 L'homme du jour (lyrics: "Y a d'la Joie !") / (music: "Y a d'la Joie !")
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I make songs like an apple tree makes apples. They come from inside of me.

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Published some 850 songs, in addition to books of poetry and several novels. See more »

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Le Fou Chantant

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