One Last Time: Daft Punk's Five Essential Songs
Electronic music duo Daft Punk, who have filled dance floors for three decades with mega-hits you can't get out of your head, say they are splitting
Paris, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 22nd Feb, 2021 ) :Electronic music duo Daft Punk, who have filled dance floors for three decades with mega-hits you can't get out of your head, say they are splitting.
As Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo call time on their collaboration -- via music video -- we look back on the French pair's five key hits.
It won Daft Punk, who long hid their identities beneath motorcycle helmets, their first Grammy nomination.
The quirky French director Michel Gondry made the video featuring dancing mummies, skeleton men, synchronised swimmers and Martian spacemen. He said its "genius was always using repetition and stopping before it's too much".
- 'One More Time' (2000) - You will not have escaped this club anthem's invincible beat if you have set foot on a dance floor in the past 20 years.
Still need to jog your memory? The complete lyrics are "One more time/ We're gonna celebrate/ Oh yeah, all right/ Don't stop the dancing." That may be why the readers of US magazine Rolling Stone voted it the best dance track of all time in 2012.
- 'Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger' (2001) - From Daft Punk's second album, this upbeat electro-pop track scooped one of the duo's six Grammy awards. Revolving around a jumpy robotic refrain of "Work it harder, make it better", it was popularised again by US rapper Kanye West when he used a vocal sample from it in 2007 for his song "Stronger".
- 'Get Lucky' (2013) - One of the group's most covered hits, the song featuring US singer Pharrell Williams spawned hundreds of parodies.
While the rest of the podium got into the groove, the pop reference flew over the coiffed head of stoney-faced US President Donald Trump.