How a French classic became a Jazz standard?
“La Vie en rose” was the signature song of popular French singer Édith Piaf, written in 1945, popularized in 1946, and released as a single in 1947. The song became very popular in the USA in 1950 with no less than seven different versions reaching the Billboard charts. A cover version in 1977 by Jamaican singer Grace Jones was also a successful international hit. “La Vie en rose” has been covered by several artists over the years, including a 1950 version by Louis Armstrong.