Daft Punk: Get Lucky
It became one of the most indelible images of 2013: four silhouettes backed by a blazing sunrise. The corresponding soundtrack, however, is what set the music universe on fire. A hybrid of classic and contemporary dance music sensibilities, Get Lucky kept the world “up all night” for the better part of 2013. The question wasn’t “who’s heard the new Daft Punk single” but “who hasn’t?”
In the second decade of the 21st century, only a few songs reach the level of ubiquity that Get Lucky achieved this year. The reason for that is more than luck. It’s the individuals behind those four shadows: Daft Punk members Thomas Bangalter (guitar) and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo (drums), Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers. Pharrell might ask “What is this I’m feeling?” but we all know. It’s the most infectious groove of the year.