Recently I heard a song on the radio. It was performed by a singer with a voice that is a mix of Joe Dassin (smoothness) and Joe Cocker (raspyness). The genre was close to chanson. It was romantic and all. The rythm is similar to "Tombe la Neige" by Salvatore Adamo. I don't remember the lyrics or even the language (maybe french or english), i was turned off when i was listening.