When I think of Belinda Carlisle, I think of a fun road trip with the girls in a convertible.

I think of vacations.
I think of the great hair she flaunted in shampoo commercials. I think of that peculiar VH-1 “Behind the Music” episode where Belinda (in an altered state) whined that nobody understands how hard it is to be a Go-Go. I think of her knockoff Ann-Margret amazingness and listen to her when I want to feel like I’m lighthearted and carefree.

So the other day, I came across this:

Belinda Carlisle, girly eighties icon, released an entire album of classic French songs! Number one, it’s sort of fun. Number two, it is proof positive that anybody (myself included) can blend some Gallic element with their prior career and make it work.

We love Belinda for being Belinda.

Here she is again, wearing a sparkly top and singing “Ne Me Quitte Pas” in Hamburg: