Bliss (Vanessa Paradis album)

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Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 21, 2000
LabelUniversal Records, Barclay
ProducerVanessa Paradis, Matthieu Chedid
Vanessa Paradis chronology
Au Zénith
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3.0/5 stars[1]

Bliss is a 2000 French pop album by singer Vanessa Paradis. It is her fourth studio album and contains the single "Commando".

Background and critical reception[edit]

The album proved to be one of her least successful efforts, with none of the singles reaching the No. 1 spot in France as anticipated. However, it is notable because American actor Johnny Depp performed on some of the tracks. It also marks the recording debut of Lily Rose Depp, Johnny and Vanessa's daughter, as she is featured on one track.

Despite a weak chart run, Bliss spawned a few minor hit singles. The primary one was "Pourtant", which is often regarded as Paradis' most poetic work. Singles "Commando" and "Que fait la vie" were the other single releases off this album.

Fans also note Bliss for its extensive artwork, all of which was hand-painted by Vanessa Paradis and Johnny Depp, with use of watercolors. The lyrics are included with the booklet.

The album topped the French album charts and remained on the charts for 49 weeks [2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "L' Eau et le Vin" (Alain Bashung, Didier Golemanas, Richard Mortier) 4:36
  2. "Commando" (Golemanas, Franck Langolff) 3:41
  3. "When I Say" (Matthieu Chedid, Paradis) 4:00
  4. "Pourtant" (Chedid, Franck Monnet) 3:37
  5. "Que fait la vie?" (Golemanas, Paradis) 4:19
  6. "Les Acrobates" (Monnet, Paradis) 3:42
  7. "La La La Song" (Gerry DeVeaux, Paradis) 4:25
  8. "L'Air du temps" (Chedid, Paradis) 4:17
  9. "St. Germain" (Johnny Depp, Paradis) 2:36
  10. "Dans mon café" (Golemanas, Langolff) 4:31
  11. "Firmaman" (Paradis) 4:40
  12. "La Ballade de Lily Rose" (Paradis) 2:31
  13. "Bliss" (Depp, Paradis) 4:17




Chart (2000) Peak
Belgian (Wallonia) Album Chart 18
French Album Chart 1
Swiss Album Chart 31


Year Single Chart Peak Position
2000 "Commando" French Singles Chart 43


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
France (SNEP)[3] 2× Gold 200,000*

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Lescharts.com
  3. ^ "French album certifications – Vanessa Paradis – Bliss" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique.