Josephine Baker’s J’ai Deux Amours was opening song on The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon S1 Ep 5 – Listen

What is French song played on The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon, Season 1, Episode 5?

If you think you have heard the opening song played on The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon, Season 1, Episode 5, “Deux Amours“, chances are you have as the track has not only been around for decades, but has also been used in a slew of TV shows and movies.

That song is Josephine Baker’s ‘J’ai Deux Amours‘, which was first performed by the American singer in the 1930s, and went on to become one of her most famous songs

This week, Josephine Baker’s ‘J’ai Deux Amours‘ was played during the opening scenes of the new episode of The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon as Azlan, Daryl, and Laurent are on their way to the Nest on the boat, and listening to the song.

Josephine Baker’s ‘J’ai Deux Amours‘ isn’t about relationships

Although the song’s title means ‘I Have Two Loves’ in English, it is not about Baker’s relationships with men.

Instead, it is about the two places she loved.

America, where Josephine Baker was born, grew up and lived, until she moved to her most loved place — Paris — when she was in her early 20s.

She remained in Paris for most of the rest of her life, including during World War II in occupied France when she worked for the French Resistance, as she felt the racism she experienced regularly in America did not occur as much in France.

After the war, Baker continued living in Paris, and other areas of France, until she died at the age of 68 in 1975.

Listen to Josephine Baker’s ‘J’ai Deux Amours‘ as heard at the beginning of The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon on the Spotify player, and in a live performance the American singer gave of the song on a French TV show in 1968.

Note the illuminated Eiffel Tower in the background as she sings.

The first season of The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon is now streaming via AMC.

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