I heard this song on the radio a number of times, probably around 1982 - 1986. It's a french song, I believe, and the male singer had a rather deep voice. The song is fast and interpreted in a funny, almost comedian way.

The title could be something like "Le Zett" (the french letter Z). The verse is something like:

(ta ta) le zett (ta ta ta ta ta taa) le zett (ta ta ta ta ta taa) le zett (ta ta ta ta ta) le zett

And I remember that in the bridge a race-car appeared.

I have been looking for this song ever since the internet age with no luck. It can't be so uncommon though, since it was played multiple times in a mainstream radio station.

My only other option is to upload me singing the "le zett" but that would probably make it even less recognizable than the "ta tas".

In my memory it was a very catchy song, but I was 13 or so back then so it might as well be total crap.

Edit: I tried to recreate the melody (the beat bits at the end do not sound like the original song at all, but the melody does - I think). Soundcloud:


  • youtube.com/… ?
    – Huangism
    Dec 18 '19 at 19:19
  • No, thats not it. The song I am looking for is less dramatic / romantic and funnier, more like an Elvis Costello piece.
    – TvdH
    Dec 18 '19 at 21:20
  • It's not Yello - The Race is it haha? youtu.be/Y4QbJRAWvRU
    – Steve
    Aug 10 '20 at 22:35
  • @Steve No, that's not it, I was somewhat of a Yello fan so I would have known. The piece I am looking for uses traditional instruments (but a race car sample, yes).
    – TvdH
    Aug 11 '20 at 5:16
  • I guess you may have to bite the bullet and sing us a few bars!
    – Steve
    Aug 11 '20 at 11:32

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