Belle and Sebastian Theme: Hauntingly Beautiful – Repeat Rotation Video

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I have chosen a bit of an odd song for my Repeat Rotation Video today.

Not odd to me, as I loved this song when I was a child, but probably to you if you didn’t grow up in the UK in the 60s and 70s.

The song was the theme from the now cult French TV series ‘Belle and Sebastian’. It is a song I had not heard for decades until I found it on YouTube today, and a song I have loved since I was a child.

Belle and Sebastian (not to be confused with the Scottish indie group of the same name) was a children’s television show about a six-year-old boy, Sebastian, who lives in the French alps, and his dog, Belle.

The TV series itself was universally loved by British children of my era, and decades later many of us still remember this amazing series.

As for the Belle and Sebastian theme song, it is called ‘Belle’ and is hauntingly beautiful, sung as it was by a child.

Listen to it below, and yes I have been listening to it for most of the day as it brings back very happy childhood memories for me.

About Michelle Topham

Brit-American journalist based in Austria, former radio DJ at 97X WOXY, and Founder/CEO of Leo Sigh. I've covered K-drama, K-pop, J-pop and music news for over a decade.