Baccara Parlez-Vous Français?
"Parlez-vous français?" (English translation: "Do you speak French?") was the Luxembourgish entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1978, performed in French by Spanish disco duo Baccara. The French language version of "Parlez-vous français?" was included on Baccara's second studio album Light My Fire and an English version - with the same title - was also released as a single in certain markets.
The song was composed and produced by the same team who had written the duo's breakthrough single "Yes Sir, I Can Boogie" and the follow-ups "Sorry, I'm a Lady" and "Darling", the Germans Rolf Soja and Frank Dostal, with Peter Zentner(also lyrics).
The song is an up-tempo disco duet, with the singers describing the importance of speaking French - described as "The language of love and summer". One of them at least has recently been on holiday and required a working knowledge of that language in order to have a holiday romance.
Despite its moderate success in the Contest "Parlez-vous français?" proved to be one of the year's best-selling entries, reaching #8 in Sweden, #18 in Austria, #21 in West Germany and #30 on the Dutch singles charts. However, when the duo released their first 'greatest hits' album in late 1978, The Hits of Baccara, the song was surprisingly omitted. Despite this, "Parlez-vous français?" has become a favourite among Contest fans, most recently being performed as part of a medley by Dana International during the Congratulations special in late 2005.