Daft Punk feat. Pharrell Williams - Get Lucky - 2013


Daft Punk feat. Pharrell Williams - "Get Lucky" - 2013

"Get Lucky" is a song by French electronic music duo Daft Punk, featuring Pharrell Williams and co-written by the duo, Williams, and Nile Rodgers. It was released as the lead single from Daft Punk's fourth studio album, Random Access Memories, in 2013. The song is a disco and funk track that pays homage to the music of the 1970s and 1980s, which was a significant departure from Daft Punk's previous house music influences. "Get Lucky" was a critical and commercial success, topping the charts in over 30 countries and winning two Grammy Awards, including Record of the Year.

Background and Production

"Get Lucky" was recorded at Henson Recording Studios in Los Angeles. The collaboration with Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers was pivotal, with Rodgers' distinctive guitar riffs and Williams' vocals defining the song's sound. Daft Punk aimed to create a song that would bring a feeling of joy and celebration, utilizing live instrumentation and vintage recording techniques to achieve a sound reminiscent of the disco era.

Music and Lyrics

The song's lyrics focus on the themes of good fortune and the serendipity of finding chemistry with someone on the dance floor. Its catchy chorus, "We're up all night to get lucky," became an anthem of sorts for party-goers and music lovers alike. The track is built around a solid groove, combining Rodgers' rhythm guitar with a steady bassline, synthesizers, and a tight drum pattern.

Reception and Legacy

"Get Lucky" received widespread acclaim from music critics, who praised its production, catchiness, and the successful fusion of electronic and funk elements. It has been considered one of the defining tracks of the 2010s, significantly influencing the music industry and helping to revive interest in disco and funk music. The song's success also contributed to a resurgence in the popularity of vinyl records, as it was released as a limited edition vinyl single.


Interactive Tasks

Quiz: Questions on the song

What year was "Get Lucky" released? (2013) (!2012) (!2014) (!2011) Which studio was "Get Lucky" recorded in? (Henson Recording Studios) (!Abbey Road Studios) (!Electric Lady Studios) (!Sunset Sound Recorders) Who were the main collaborators on "Get Lucky" alongside Daft Punk? (Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers) (!Justin Timberlake and Timbaland) (!Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars) (!Calvin Harris and Ellie Goulding) How many Grammy Awards did "Get Lucky" win? (2) (!1) (!3) (!4) What musical genres does "Get Lucky" primarily draw from? (Disco and funk) (!House and techno) (!Pop and R&B) (!Rock and soul)

Quiz: Questions on the Performer

What is Daft Punk known for in addition to their music? (Their robot personas) (!Their elaborate light shows) (!Their acting careers) (!Their political activism) In which country did Daft Punk originate? (France) (!United States) (!United Kingdom) (!Germany) How many studio albums had Daft Punk released before "Random Access Memories"? (3) (!2) (!4) (!5) What year did Daft Punk form? (1993) (!1989) (!1996) (!2000) Which of these is another hit song by Daft Punk? ("One More Time") (!"Uptown Funk") (!"Happy") (!"Shape of You")

Quiz: Questions on the lyrics

What is the key theme of "Get Lucky"? (Finding chemistry with someone) (!Traveling the world) (!Overcoming adversity) (!Chasing dreams) Which line follows "We're up all night to get lucky"? ("We're up all night to get lucky") (!"We're up all night for good fun") (!"We're up all night to the sun") (!"We're up all night to get some") The song's chorus emphasizes the importance of what? (Joy and celebration) (!Hard work and perseverance) (!Love and commitment) (!Adventure and discovery) How does "Get Lucky" describe the process of finding connection? (As a matter of serendipity) (!As a destined fate) (!As a calculated decision) (!As a long journey) What era's music does "Get Lucky" pay homage to? (The 1970s and 1980s) (!The 1950s and 1960s) (!The 1990s) (!The 2000s)


Daft Punk French Electronic Duo
Pharrell Williams Vocals
Nile Rodgers Guitar
"Random Access Memories" Album
Disco and Funk Music Genres

Open Tasks


  1. Listen to "Get Lucky" and identify the instruments you can hear in the background.
  2. Research the disco era and create a playlist of songs that influenced "Get Lucky".


  1. Compare "Get Lucky" with another Daft Punk song and discuss the differences in sound and production techniques.
  2. Write a review of "Random Access Memories", focusing on how "Get Lucky" contributes to the album's overall theme.


  1. Analyze the lyrics of "Get Lucky" and explore the theme of serendipity in music and literature.
  2. Create your own track inspired by "Get Lucky", incorporating elements of disco and funk.

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Oral Exam

  1. Discuss the impact of "Get Lucky" on the music industry and how it influenced the resurgence of vinyl records.
  2. Explain the collaboration process between Daft Punk, Pharrell Williams, and Nile Rodgers and its significance in the song's success.
  3. Analyze the role of nostalgia in music, using "Get Lucky" as a case study.
  4. Explore the global reception of "Get Lucky" and how it differs across cultures.
  5. Compare and contrast the musical styles of the 1970s and 1980s with today's music, using "Get Lucky" as an example.

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