There's an interesting debate going on under the video for France Gall's 'Les Sucettes' on YouTube (Archived comments here). You can read my thoughts on the matter in my comments on the page. Or in a nutshell: I find it puzzling that it's such a stretch for many to believe France Gall really didn't understand the double entendre of the song's lyrics. It seems easily forgotten that automatic innuendo-scanning is a more recently-acquired cultural habit. I'm sorry to burst the bubbles of those who clearly are enjoying their fantasy that a wholesome, innocent young singer of the era was knowingly and happily singing something naughty. Yep, file under 'people who want it all'.
here to download the clip. Thanks once again to Will for this.
Icrojy points out that "teenagers in France were then far less informed than nowadays. I was myself very surprised as I was told the hidden meaning of that song as I was 20 or so. I had sung it as a little boy and then as a teenager without noticing anything."
He mentions that Lio suffered a similar humiliation with her 1980 hit 'Le Banana Split':
Lio makes the comparison herself in this
1983 interview. (Video now gone, and I can't find another copy).
And to tie it all in together:
From the otherwise dreadful tribute CD, Ils Chantent Serge Gainsbourg (1998).