Riviera Life

Caro Emerald

About Riviera Life

"Riviera Life" is the fifth single by Dutch jazz singer Caro Emerald from her debut album Deleted Scenes from the Cutting Room Floor. It was released on 15 April 2011 as a Digital download in the Netherlands. Written by David Schreurs and Vincent Degiorgio, the song is based on a scene in Hitchcock's 1955 movie To Catch A Thief.


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I'm really tired of my concrete jungle
Six days a week is way too much
I'm gonna make
The great escape
Go on little getaway

I'll go get my beat up motor
Start it up and head for the green
Of endless countrysides
And go somewhere I've never been

I'll stop
Kiss my blues goodbye
Breathe until I
Soar outside my crazy nights
And live the riviera life
I'll stop
Thank you for today
I'm sure that by
Candlelight, I'll be alright

And live a riviera life
The road can wind like my hidden hair bow
You clear my face so I can feel the breeze
And down below
It's Monaco
And mister, I don't know a soul

I'll drop off the keys at valet
Look out my window bay
One afternoon martini
Wouldn't want it any other way

I'll stop
Kiss my blues goodbye
Breathe until I
Soar outside my crazy nights
And live the riviera life
I'll stop
Thank you for today
I'm sure that by
Candlelight, I'll be alright

So whenever
My eyes get weary
I'm not fearing
What life brings
Forever
When times make me teary
I'll know what I was meant to do
I've nothing at all to lose

I'll stop
Kiss my blues goodbye
Breathe until I
Soar outside my crazy nights
And live the riviera life
I'll stop
Thank you for today
I'm sure that by
Candlelight, I'll be alright

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Caro Emerald

Caroline Esmeralda van der Leeuw (b. 26 April 1981 in Amsterdam), best known by her stage name, Caro Emerald, is a Dutch jazz singer. She debuted on 6 July 2009 with her single "Back It Up". Her debut album Deleted Scenes from the Cutting Room Floor set a new all-time chart record on 20 August 2010, spending its 30th week at number one on the Dutch album chart, beating the previous record set by Michael Jackson's Thriller by one week. The album has become the biggest selling album of 2010 in the Netherlands, selling over 300,000 copies so far. In total more than a million copies have been sold so far. On 3 October 2010, Van der Leeuw was awarded the Dutch Music Prize "Edison Award" for Best Female Artist. more »

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Written by: VINCENT PAUL DEGIORGIO, SANDER ROZEBOOM, DAVID SCHREURS, JAN VAN WIERINGEN

Lyrics © Red Brick Music Publishing, Universal Music Publishing Group, Downtown Music Publishing, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

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10 facts about this song

Song Composition
"Riviera Life" is a song by jazz-pop singer Caro Emerald. The song came to be known for its blend of jazz, pop, and swing music lending an old-school charm to the composition.
Album Inclusion
The song is included in Caro Emerald's debut album "Deleted Scenes from the Cutting Room Floor" which was released in 2010.
Song Inspiration
The lyrics of ‘Riviera Life’ depict a luxurious lifestyle, often seen on the French Riviera. The song is abundant with allusions to a life filled with indulgence and ease.
Song Performance
This song is one of Caro Emerald’s most performed and popular numbers, making regular appearances in her live tours.
Chart Performance
While "Riviera Life" did not chart because it wasn't singled out, the album it's on, stayed at the No. 1 position of the Dutch Album Chart for 30 non-consecutive weeks, breaking a record set by Michael Jackson's "Thriller."
Backing Band
The Grandmono Orchestra, a Dutch pop-jazz band, was the backing band for "Riviera Life". This group collaborated extensively with Caro Emerald for her debut album.
Production Team
The song was produced by Dutch producers David Schreurs, Jan van Wieringen, and Canadian songwriter Vincent Degiorgio.
Impact
The song, along with the album, played a pivotal role in defining Caro Emerald as a distinctive voice in the jazz-pop genre. The song helped solidify her popularity in Europe.
Music Video
There isn't a formal music video for "Riviera Life", however live performance videos of the song are available and widely viewed on platforms like YouTube.
Critical Response
Critics often appreciate "Riviera Life" for its upbeat production, catchy rhythms, and Emerald's sultry vocals. It embodies the vintage yet fresh sound that Caro Emerald is loved for.

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