Oh You, Kiss, Kiss on Lionsgate TV

Lionsgate Television Music, the music arm of Lionsgate’s TV division, is releasing Jessica Pare’s sultry rendition of the ’60’s French pop hit “Zou Bisou Bisou” (loosely translated as “Oh you, Kiss, Kiss”) from last night’s Season 5 premiere of MAD MEN.

The single was released digitally at midnight on iTunes, with special limited edition vinyl to be sold through the AMC Mad Men website: http://www.amctv.com/shows/mad-men/merchandise.

It will soon be available on Amazon and shortly thereafter, there will be a wide retail release, said Lionsgate today, March 26.

“Zou Bisou Bisou” was originally recorded in 1961 by British actress and pop star Gillian Hills, who was discovered by French film director Roger Vadim and starred in the British film Beat Girl before making a brief but steamy appearance in Michelangelo Antonioni’s 1966 classic film Blow-Up.

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This new single of “Zou Bisou Bisou” is produced by Mad Men creator-executive producer Matthew Weiner, Lionsgate TV Music head Russell Ziecker, Mad Men composer David Carbonara and recording engineer James T. Hill.

MAD MEN launched its fifth season on AMC last night with a special two-hour premiere. Created by Matthew Weiner and produced by Lionsgate, the series has won three consecutive Golden Globe Awards, four consecutive Emmy Awards and other honors for its depiction of the seductive and intriguing 1960’s world of Madison Avenue advertising.

The show’s cast includes Golden Globe winner Jon Hamm, January Jones, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, Christina Hendricks, John Slattery, Jared Harris, Jessica Pare, Rich Sommer, Aaron Staton, Robert Morse, Kiernan Shipka, Jay Ferguson and Christopher Stanley.

Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF) is a leading global entertainment company with a diversified presence in motion picture production and distribution, television programming and syndication, home entertainment, family entertainment, digital distribution and new channel platforms.

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