“Les Sucettes” (“Lollipops”) is a French pop song written by Serge Gainsbourg and first recorded by France Gall in 1966. One of Gall’s biggest hits, it was an unusually risqué song for its time, but in performing it she was unaware of the fact. “Les Sucettes” was, on the surface, a pleasant children’s song about a girl who likes aniseed-flavoured lollipops.
But Gainsbourg’s lyric was full of playful double meanings referring to oral sex, which Gall, aged 18, simply did not understand. She was filmed singing “Les Sucettes” for television programs, with actions and props playing on the sexual references. By Gall’s account she did not realize until later why the filming attracted so many visitors to the set.
Les Sucettes est une chanson de 1966, écrite par Serge Gainsbourg pour être interprétée par France Gall, principalement connue pour avoir deux niveaux de lecture : décrivant au premier degré une fillette aimant les sucettes, il s’agit en fait de la description implicite d’une fellation.