The definition of an ear worm reads as follows: ‘a catchy song or tune that runs continually through someone’s mind.’

I have a new French ear worm: “La Tribu de Dana”. It is a 1998 song recorded by the French hip hop band Manau. It was, apparently,a huge success.

Having listened to the song far too many times for my own good, I thought I would share this tune:


If you would like to sing along (!) here is a clip with the lyrics:


Strangely, while listening to this song, I was reminded of something I’d heard in the dim and distant past: Alan Stivell’s “Tri Martolod”.

Is it just me or does anyone else find this music mesmerising? Or can you suggest another French song that is an ear worm?

And just in case you want to find out more: