Wes Anderson asked Jarvis Cocker to record a new version of Aline for his new film The French Dispatch. The French pop hit from 1965, Aline was originally performed and made famous by Christophe. The song appears in a critical scene in The French Dispatch, the character Tip Top appears on a poster in the café where the revolutionary youth of Paris congregate, while the song plays on the jukebox.
Anderson and Cocker decided to collaborate on an entire album of French material from the same period, songs originally made notable by the likes of Françoise Hardy, Serge Gainsburg, Jacques Dutroc and others. And with this, the album named after Tip Top is here.
1. “Dans Ma Chambre” (Dalida cover)
2. “Contact” (Brigitte Bardot cover)
2. “La Tendresse” (Marie LaFôret cover)
4. “Amour, Je Te Cherche” (Nino Ferrer & Radiah cover)
5. “Les Gens Sont Fous, Les Temps Sont Flous” (Jacques Dutronc cover)
6. “Il Pleut Sur La Gare” (Brigitte Fontaine & Areski Belkacem cover)
7. “Paroles, Paroles” (Dalida & Alain Delon cover)
8. “Requiem Pour Un Con” (Serge Gainsbourg cover)
9. “Mon Ami La Rose” (Françoise Hardy cover)
10. “Mao Mao” (Claude Channes cover)
11. “Elle Et Moi” (Max Berlin cover)
12. “Aline” (Christophe cover)