France has some kick-ass pop music. Oui, c'est vrai. An excellent example: Manhattan Kaboul by Axelle Red and Renaud. Written in 2002, after the September 11 attacks, this song shows the kind of universal solidarity felt towards the United States by people completely removed from the actual events. It is also pinpoints the overarching theme of war:
Wars of civilization,
Weapons, flags, homelands, nations,
Always make us the flesh to cannon
It is well worth your time to search out this song and give it a listen.