France Gall – Poupee De Cire, Poupee De Son (1965)

France Gall won the 1965 Eurovision song contest for Luxembourg with Poupée De Cire, Poupée De Son (Wax Doll, Rag Doll). Born in 1947, her father lyricist Robert Gall had written songs for Edith Piaf and Charles Aznavour.

Poupée De Cire, Poupée De Son was composed by Serge Gainsbourg, of whom in later years Gall felt had used her innocence to his advantage by composing a song for her entitled Sucettes. The song was literally about lollipops, but you can take a leap at the underlying message that was too adult for Gall who was only 14 at the time. Gall was herself Gainsbourg’s Wax Doll, Rag Doll.

This version was filmed for a Netherlands television show in 1965.