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"Comment ca va"? (How are you) The Shorts

"Comment ça va" is a French song by Belgian group The Shorts. The song was written by band member Michel van der Kuy and released as a single in 1983.

It was a big hit in several European countries, reaching number one in Belgium, the Netherlands, and Spain, and charting in several other countries.

The song has a catchy melody and simple, upbeat lyrics. The chorus repeats the title phrase "comment ça va" (which means "how are you" in French) several times, and the verses describe the joys of being in love and the simple pleasures of life.

"Comment ça va" was originally written in Dutch, with the title "Doe het". The Shorts recorded both Dutch and French versions of the song, and it was the French version that became the bigger hit. The song has been covered by several artists and has been used in films and TV shows.

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