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The Story Behind "Love on the Beat"

Updated: Mar 28, 2023

Brigitte Bardot, Serge Gainsbourg, and Jane Birkin were known for their tumultuous love triangle, but they were also known for their contribution to French music.

One of the most controversial songs they worked on together was "Love on the Beat," a track that pushed the boundaries of sexual expression and shocked audiences with its explicit lyrics.

The song was released in 1984, at a time when Gainsbourg was experimenting with electronic music and exploring new sounds. He had already worked with both Bardot and Birkin on previous albums, but "Love on the Beat" was different. It was a radical departure from his earlier work, with a pulsating beat, electronic sound effects, and a dark, moody atmosphere.

The lyrics of the song were equally provocative. They spoke of sexual desire, domination, and submission, with lines like "I want you to be woman, I want you to be man" and "I want to hear you moan and groan.

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