Hackskeptic’s 500 Greatest Songs: Daft Punk – Get Lucky

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249 – Daft Punk (featuring Pharrell Williams)- Get Lucky (2013)
Written by Thomas Bangalter, Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, Nile Rodgers and Pharrell Williams
Produced by Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo
Label – Daft Life/Columbia

Daft Punk have built a career creating music that is heavily indebted to Nile Rodgers’ Chic, so it was only a matter of time before they worked together on this unforgettable single. The pair confirmed that “Around The World” from the “Discovery” album was influenced by the band’s insistent dance songs that lit the floor in the late 70s. “Get Lucky” took a demo created by Daft Punk, that was later stripped down to just the drum track by Rodgers so that he could weave in his magic. The song understandably harks back to the disco era, and yet at the same time feels magically fresh. For those who heard “Get Lucky” on radio and TV until it wore out its welcome, there’s no apology. It got that amount of airplay because it IS that good a song.

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5 responses to “Hackskeptic’s 500 Greatest Songs: Daft Punk – Get Lucky

  1. I remember hearing this on the radio in the summer of 2013 and thinking, that’s a great track! Was surprised when I found out it was Daft Punk.
    Nice point about the great tracks being able to sound familiar, yet fresh

    • Two of my favourite combo’s. Daft Punk and Chic. Couldn’t have possibly gone wrong in my book.

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