20 Daft Punk hits you have to listen to

28/02/2021
by DeepRhythm
After 28 years of hits that changed the world of electronic music, the French electronic duo “Daft Punk” broke up and left all their fans in shock, what is left for all of us is to remember the beautiful hits they leave behind, here are 20 hits of the French duo you must hear:
2001
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Daft Punk – Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger

“Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger” is a song by French duo Daft Punk, released in October 2001 as the fourth single from their second studio album Discovery. “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger” is built around a “bouncy” keyboard riff sampled from the 1979 track “Cola Bottle Baby” by the funk musician Edwin Birdsong.[4] In 2016, Birdsong said: “I recorded [Cola Bottle Baby] 30 years ago, and here come some guys from France. I asked them, ‘Where did you find the music?’ And they said, ‘I was going through bins and it popped out.’ … I’m blessed and I continue to be blessed by opening my arms to God every day.”

2007
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Daft Punk – Crescendolls

“Crescendolls” is the fifth track from Daft Punk’s second studio album, Discovery. The name of the title is a reference to the protagonists’ band, The Crescendolls, from Daft Punk’s animated film Interstella 5555. The song would later be used in the 2006/2007 world tour, being mixed with “Television Rules the Nation”. The mix would later be featured in the live album Alive 2007

2007
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Daft Punk – One More Time

Daft Punk considered “One More Time” to be the link connecting Homework to Discovery.[6] The song was completed as early as 1998, where it remained “sitting on a shelf” until its eventual release in 2000.[7] It prominently features a vocal performance written and sung by Romanthony.[8] As stated by Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, “we thought the funkiness of his voice fit the funkiness of the music.”[9] The song was considered an example of French house’s frequent use of audio filters, featuring heavily processed auto-tuned vocals. The album version of the track includes a two-minute breakdown.

2005
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Daft Punk – Technologic

“Technologic” is a song by French duo Daft Punk from the album Human After All. It was released as the second single on 14 June 2005. The music video for “Technologic” was directed by Daft Punk.

1997
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Daft Punk – Revolution 909

“Revolution 909” is an instrumental track from Daft Punk’s 1997 album Homework. It was released as the fifth and final single from the album in 1998. The music video for the track was directed by Roman Coppola.

2001
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Daft Punk – High Life

“High Life” is the eigth track from Daft Punk’s second studio album, Discovery. The song was the subject of a mass debate on the Internet over what was the sample used in the song, as Daft Punk did not credit the sample used amongst other samples used on Discovery. It was eventually found that a snippet of “Break Down for Love” by Tavares was utilized.

2001
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Daft Punk – Digital Love

“Digital Love” is a song by the French electronic music duo Daft Punk. It was released as the third single from the album Discovery on 11 June 2001 and reached number 33 in France, number 28 in Italy, and number 14 in the United Kingdom. As part of the album, the song is featured in the film Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem.

2001
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Daft Punk – Veridis Quo

“Veridis Quo” is the eleventh track by Daft Punk, from their second studio album Discovery, as well as its pseudo-title track. The title of the song can be read as ‘very disco’ which in turn says, ‘discovery’.

2005
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Daft Punk – Robot Rock

“Robot Rock” is the lead single from Daft Punk’s third studio album Human After All. The single was released initially on 11 April 2005 with a music video, directed by and featuring the duo, preceding the single’s release. While the single reached a moderately high chart position, many critics found the song overly repetitive when compared to songs from their other studio albums at the time. It features a sample of “Release the Beast” performed by Breakwater.

2010
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Daft Punk – Derezzed

“Derezzed” is an instrumental song written, produced and performed by Daft Punk for the soundtrack of the motion picture Tron: Legacy, available on the album of the same name. As a pre-order bonus for the album on the iTunes Store, “Derezzed” was released by Walt Disney Records as a single on December 8, 2010. It was remixed by The Glitch Mob and Avicii for the remix albums Tron: Legacy Reconfigured and Dconstructed. “Derezzed” was also included on a 4-track vinyl EP titled Translucence, released by Walt Disney Records.

2007
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Daft Punk – Aerodynamic

“Aerodynamic” is an instrumental track by Daft Punk, featuring a prominent guitar solo. The track was released on 28 March 2001 as the second single from the Discovery album. This is reflected in the structure of “Aerodynamic”, which is said to build up a funk groove, halt for a solo consisting of “metallic, two-hand tapping on electric guitar”, combining the two styles and ending with a separate “spacier” electronic segment.The solo elements were described playfully as “impossible, ridiculous Yngwie guitar arpeggios”, which reflect the fast arpeggiation common with violin parts in classical music. Bangalter acknowledged that “Some people might think that the guitar solos on ‘Aerodynamic’ are in bad taste, but for us, it’s all about being true to ourselves and not caring what other people would think.

1997
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Daft Punk – Around The World

“Around the World” is a song by the French electronic music duo Daft Punk. The song was written by the duo and released as the second single from their debut studio album, Homework (1997). It became a major club hit around the world and reached number one on the dance charts in Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States. It also peaked at number one in Iceland and Italy. The song’s only lyrics are “around the world”. The music video was directed by Michel Gondry and choreographed by Blanca Li. In October 2011, NME placed it at number 21 on its list “150 Best Tracks of the Past 15 Years”.

2001
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Daft Punk – Voyager

“Voyager” is the tenth track from Daft Punk’s second studio album, Discovery. Like all songs from the album Discovery, the music video for “Voyager” is a scene from the film Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem, which features no dialogue, but rather songs from Discovery throughout the whole film.

2013
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Daft Punk – Give Life Back To Music

“Give Life Back to Music” is a song written and recorded by French electronic music duo Daft Punk for their fourth studio album, Random Access Memories. It is the opening track on the album. The song features lyrics performed by Daft Punk using vocoders. “Give Life Back to Music” also includes guitar work by Nile Rodgers and Paul Jackson, Jr., drums by John “J.R.” Robinson and keyboards by Chilly Gonzales. The song was distributed to radio stations on 31 January 2014 as the album’s fifth overall single and the final single from the album in 2014. Prior to this, it charted in France, Sweden, Switzerland, the United States and the United Kingdom. It proved to be Daft Punk’s last single as the lead artist, as the duo split in 2021. However, they were featured on the Weeknd’s 2016 singles “Starboy” and “I Feel It Coming”.

2001
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Daft Punk – Face to Face

“Face to Face” is a song by French electronic music duo Daft Punk, featuring vocals and co-production by American house music producer Todd Edwards. It was released as the fifth single from their 2001 album Discovery. Promotional 12″ singles were released for those who pre-ordered the 2003 remix album Daft Club, and a CD single containing a remix of the song by French producer Demon was released commercially. As part of Discovery, the song appears in the film Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem, and the section of the film in which the song appears serves as its music video. The song topped the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart in 2004.

2013
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Daft Punk & Pharrell – Get Lucky

“Get Lucky” is a song by French electronic music duo Daft Punk, featuring vocals by Pharrell Williams and co-written by the duo, Williams, and Nile Rodgers. It is the lead single from Daft Punk’s fourth and final studio album, Random Access Memories. Before its release as a single, “Get Lucky” was featured in television advertisements broadcast during Saturday Night Live, after which Rodgers and Williams announced their involvement in the track. Small excerpts also appear throughout the promotional video series The Collaborators. “Get Lucky” is a disco song with lyrics that, according to Williams, are about the good fortune of connecting with someone, as well as sexual chemistry. After it leaked in mid-April, the single was released as a digital download on 19 April 2013. “Get Lucky” has since received acclaim from critics, and has spawned numerous cover versions and parodies. The single reached the top ten in the music charts of over 32 countries, and has sold more than 9.3 million copies.

1995
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Daft Punk – Da Funk

“Da Funk” is an instrumental track by Daft Punk initially released as a single in 1995 and later included on their debut album Homework. “Da Funk” and its accompanying video directed by Spike Jonze are considered classics of 1990s house music. A reversed clip of “Da Funk” was also released on Homework as “Funk Ad”, which is the final track on the album.

2013
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Daft Punk ft. Julian Casablancas – Instant Crush

“Instant Crush” is a song written, produced, and performed by French electronic music duo Daft Punk and American musician Julian Casablancas. It was released as the fourth single from Daft Punk’s fourth studio album, Random Access Memories (2013), on 22 November 2013. It was number 58 on Rolling Stone magazine’s 100 Best Songs of 2013 list.

2013
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Daft Punk & Pharrell – Lose Yourself to Dance

“Lose Yourself to Dance” is a song by French electronic music duo Daft Punk, featuring vocals from American singer Pharrell Williams. The song was written by Daft Punk, Williams, and American musician Nile Rodgers of the disco group Chic, for Daft Punk’s fourth studio album Random Access Memories (2013). It appears as the sixth track on the album. The song was distributed to radio stations as the second single from the album on 13 August 2013, following the worldwide hit single “Get Lucky”. Prior to this release, “Lose Yourself to Dance” charted in various countries, including France, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. In the UK, it joined the playlists of BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 2, and a number of commercial and smaller stations. It had reached number 49 in the UK Singles Chart.

2001
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Daft Punk – Something About Us

“Something About Us” is a song by the French electronic music duo Daft Punk. It was released as the sixth and final single from the 2001 album Discovery as a promotion for their 2003 animated feature film Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem. The song reached number 93 on the SNEP chart ranking.

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