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The Number One Song in France This Week is Sung By An Animated Mole (or Why American Top 40 Isn’t So Bad After All)

In America, we pop nerds have a tendency to bitch and moan about the general makeup of the Top 40 charts: It’s nothing but the same producers, cluttering the airwaves with the same, predictable paint-by-numbers dance-tinged hip-hop. Far too much Flo-Rida and Jay Sean; not nearly enough Sophie Ellis-Bextor.

Well, my dear Muusers…when the digital singles charts are published later tonight, this song will become the number one song in France, according to Sony Music.

This is “Mignon Mignon,” sung by René La Taupe (or René the Mole).

René La Taupe is an animated mole.

“Mignon Mignon” is essentially a Hi-NRG remix of “If You’re Happy and You Know It, Clap Your Hands” (with a reggae beat vaguely reminiscent of Paris Hilton‘s “Stars Are Blind.” I digress.)

Having another mindless Taio Cruz tune on top of the charts doesn’t quite seem so bad now, does it?