Before you slink off on your summer vacation, prep for back to school, or celebrate National Goat Cheese Month, take a peek and have a listen to these tracks in honor of the greatest event of Augustus’ namesake month: The Emmy Awards (August 25th).

What you’ll find here is a selection of stand-out tracks by French artists which have soundtracked US shows, from recent to retro (there’s even a certain French singer/actor performing with Muppets).

Lights, camera, action!


“La Fôret” by Lescop
Revenge, Season 1, Episode 5, “Control”


“Comme un Enfant” by Yelle
Girls, Season 2, Episode 9: “On All Fours”


“Midnight Sun” by Isaac Delusion
House of Lies, Season 2, Episode 11: “Hostile Takeover”


“New Soul” by Yaël Naim
Numb3rs, Season 6, Episode 15: “Growin’ Up”


“By the Kiss” by M83
CSI Miami, Season 7, Episode 24: “Seeing Red”


“Not Going Anywhere” by Keren Ann
Grey’s Anatomy, Season 2, Episode 9: “Thanks for the Memories”


“House of Wax (feat. the Others)” by Wax Tailor
Bones, Season 6, Episode 5: “The Bones That Weren’t”


“Baby I’m Yours – feat. Irfane” by Breakbot
How to Make it in America, Season 2, Episode 1: “I’m Good”


“Peace of Mind” by Selah Sue
Suits, Season 2, Episode 7: “Sucker Punch”


“Run Boy Run” by Woodkid
The Walking Dead, Season 4, Episode 11: “Claimed”


“La Petite Mer” by Titi Robin
The Sopranos, Season 5, Episode 4: “All Happy Families…”


“Je t’aime moi non plus” by Serge Gainsbourg & Jane Birkin
90210, Season 2, Episode 14: “Girl Fight”


“Yesterday, When I Was Young” by Charles Aznavour
The Muppets, Season 1, Episode 9 (Performer)


“Love Like a Sunset, Part II” by Phoenix
One Tree Hill, Season 7, Episode 1: “4:30 AM”


Bonus Track:
“Zou Bisou Bisou” by Jessica Paré (written by Michel Rivgauche)
Mad Men, Season 5, Episode 1: “A Little Kiss”

Megan Draper’s (French-Canadian Jessica Paré) gave a memorable, sultry performance of this kitschy 60s era yé-yé charmer, much to Don’s embarrassment. The track’s been recorded previously from Gillian Hills (British actress) to Sophia Loren.