1987: Joe Le Taxi By Vanessa Paradis

Composed by √Čtienne Roda-Gil (lyrics) and Franck Langolff (music). Recorded by French singer Vanessa Paradis for her debut studio album, M & J. The singer was fourteen years old when the song was released. It is about a taxi driver (Joe) who works in Paris. He seems to know all there is to know about the French capital, all the little bars, the Parisian streets, the bridges. The song remained at No.1 in Belgium for thirteen weeks, eleven weeks in France. Composers √Čtienne Roda-Gil and Franck Langolff passed away in 2004 and 2006 respectively.

Chart (1987-1988) Peak Position
Belgium (Wallonia Region)1
France1
West Germany8
Norway5
Ireland2
Sweden7
United Kingdom3