FR David: Words (1982)

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FR David: Words (1982)

Some simple pop songs -- often by one-hit wonders -- have as much impact as the most crafted and considered serious work of superior writers.

So it is with FR David and this hit.

David was actually Tunisian-born Elli Robert Fitoussi who lived in France and during the late Sixties and Seventies he was trying hard to get a break in various bands and a stint with Vangelis.

But it was this simple, plaintive song -- delivered in that distinctively high voice -- which was a chart-topper right across Europe and took the perma-shades David to international success . . . which wasn't something he could replicate unfortunately.

He had a decent career as a songwriter . . . so there's an irony in "words, don't come easy to me". 

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