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"Putain, putain, c'est vachement bien, nous sommes quand même tous des Européens."--"Putain putain" (1983) by TC Matic

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"Putain putain" (1983, literally "whore whore" in French) is a European song by Belgian rock group TC Matic released on their album Choco. It was written by Arno Hintjens (known by the mononym Arno) and by Jean-Marie Aerts. "Putain putain" is a trilingual song, mainly in French language. But one additional verse is in Flemish (Vlaams), the Dutch language spoken in Flanders the northern part of Belgium. Another verse is in English.

TC Matic known by its eclectic live performances spearheaded by the vocalist Arno and the explicit lyrics of "Putain putain" secured a cult status of the song.


The song was later interpreted by a number of artists giving it further recognition. Recorded version included:

  • Stephan Eicher
  • Band Nouvelle Vague covered it in their 2010 album Couleurs sur Paris.
  • Stromae interpreted the song alongside Arno during De Eregallerij 2012 in Belgium and also during Les Victoires de la musique 2012 in France. A recorded version was included in Aerno's compilation album Le coffret essentiel released on 19 mai 2014 credited as Arno featuring Stromae.

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