Saturday Shuffle #10: La Valse des Monstres

A little something different today; I discovered about a year ago that I really like French accordion music? Yes that question mark is there on purpose. It kind of came as a surprise to me too, but I started listened to Gypsy Jazz (look up Django Rheinhardt, you won’t be disappointed) (also yes, Gypsy Jazz is more of a guitar vibe) and then I saw this movie, Amelie, and I adored the score, which has a lot of accordion in it. There’s something so atmospheric about the accordion; it just makes you feel like you’re on the streets of Paris. Which is funny because I’ve been to Paris and I don’t think I heard one accordion while I was there.

Anyway, this movie is charming and the music is lovely and, like I said previously, very atmospheric.  *Content Warning* Amelie is rated R, so while I recommend it for adults, don’t get any ideas kiddies.

This song is called La Valse des Monstres (The Waltz of the Monsters) and is 3 1/2 minutes of bouncy, beautiful accordion. Enjoy!


Do you like accordion music? Or do you find it annoying and cheesy? Let me know in the comments if you liked this song, and if you’ve seen Amelie!


  1. Ichabod Temperance says:

    Hi Jessica.
    I am a fan of crime author, James Ellroy. He sometimes uses real people from contemporary history {40’s, 50’s, 60’s} in his novels. One reoccurring character is Dick Contino, He was a semi-successful accordion player. I found a Dick Contino album in a thrift store and loved it!
    Happy Reading!
    Your pal,
    ~Icky. 🙂

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