Yé-Yé (South European Beat Music) | Evolution Of Genré

Yé Yé could be described as a south European variant of Beat Music. It's a french flavoured version of "Yeah Yeah" - a synonym for Beat Music even my grandpa used to know. In contrast, it combines much poppier elements such as Sunshine Pop and Bubblegum. Those three were the main ingredients, although there were other influences like you'll see later on. Chanson is another major basis for the Yé Yé sound. Of course, in it's french version, it draws a quite typical cliché mood of a "happy-strolling-along" á la Simon & Garfunkel's "Feelin' Groovy" song. The greatest part of songs reflects a sweet, innocent and carefree image on the poppy Beat.... Read more
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