The best one, when you start saying words without sense and then you make it together making a great song in the process, you're god
LOVE THIS SONG NEVER GETS OLD!
A whole lot more upbeat and fast than the original one, this one is mashed up with Around The World to fill in the background sound that the original has.
Best song everV 36 Comments
Best daft punk song ever released! So good live! And at clubs
Catchy, bouncy, happy, you name it, this song has everything, except for depression. With a stunning video clip to accompany it, this is without a doubt their best song.
Best song I have heard in my younger years. This song really made me appriciate music a lot more than I used to. I never get tired of it.
The first Daft Punk song I ever heard and the one that got me hooked up on them until this very day. The amazing beat and catchy tune and chorus are just wonders.V 30 Comments
If I have to choose one daft punk song I have to hear for my whole life, I would choose this one.
I know exactly what you mean! The 7 minute cut is pretty good to, rather than the radio edit.
Oh my god, this song rocks really and should be no. 1. What I like about this song is it's bass. amazing!
Before the other daft punk songs the one that everyone knew them by was da funk and this oneV 20 Comments
Sounded mediocre the first time, but now I just can't stop grooving to it and its kinda stuck in my brain!
Didn't like it at first, but now this song is absolutely amazing and is one of the best techno songs I have ever heard in my life. Loving it daft punk, all the songs are great to move to and relaxing.
Superb French Artist with a hell lotta beat and a great music,
Great collaboration of daft punk and Pharell williams
Amazing.V 67 Comments
I have not yet found a person who can stay still while only listening to this song. Plus when it was mixed with Daftendirekt during the Alive concert... Good just got even better!
Why is this at 5?! -_- Push it higher!
All I can say is... The FUNK
This is definitely one of Daft Punk's finest work, great song!V 17 Comments
Amazingly addicting song! It should be even at the top of this list!
My all time favorite song. The best song ever according to me. Should be at number 1! Random access memories for the win!
Love this song, in my opinion one of the best Daft Punk, should be higher in the list.
Excellent song! It's my favoriteV 108 Comments
Thats the first song by Daft Punk I listened to and I fell in love with it and D. Punk themselves. Thez rock pics man!
I love the first 3 but this song is just too powerful. The best song on the top 10 list! Such an explosive and epic electric guitar solo towards the end of the song.
Voyager is the best though!
This is close second!
First heard this song, at Nokia Phone Advertisement if I'm not mistaken, still remember, I put some effort try to catched the word and google it for lyrics -from that moment daft punk was always number 1 in my ipod list:) lead metallica
I don't know what to do.
About this dream at you.
We'll make this dream come true.
Should be number one! Great sound and everything. I wish that the people made better decisions
I love this song! It's sexy, hypnotic, and utterly amazing! Great for chilling that might lead to more situations, especially when buzzing!
I simply love this song. One of the best songs ever writed. It has everything, it has emotion, has power, has soul. I've got to say, as a rock fan, this is the perfect song.
Can you push this a little higher, please? I love this and yes, it's the best song from Daft Punk. - PhenomentalOneV 25 Comments
This track could've been utterly stupid! But fortunately it turned out to be one of the most mind boggling tracks in Daft Punk's amazing career. It almost has everything! And probably the most important track in their most ambitious album ever - Random Access Memories. It is ambitious, it's fun, it's beautiful, and it's also in a strange way... Almost spiritual... When the children choir sings... "Hold on, if love is the answer, you are home... An absolute masterpiece from the masters of electronic music! Vote for it guys... It deserves better than this!
Touch is not only one of the few songs I've ever listened to that has made me cry, but rather a song that made me weep like a baby. It's a song that carries you on a roller coaster ride of emotion, building up to the greatest moment of musical melancholy I've ever yet heard. This song is pure artistic talent. It completely blows away the other songs Daft Punk has made. I think we can ALL agree. This song deserves a place in the top ten.
This song has the essence of so many genres infused into it.. And you can truly feel the emotion of what daft punk is about with this track and what their previous albums were about especially the first two and this massive instrumental deserves its place not only in the top of daft punk lists but in music lists itself... Truly we need something more like this song
This is a masterpiece! This is where poetry meets rhythm and produces a near-spiritual effect. Yet it fuses all that with deep lyrics and a little bit of rogue senselessness and the result is just mind boggling... Kinda like Psalms n steroids or something...V 15 Comments
The guitar solo half way through is just mental, should be number one
Have you heard the guitar?
This song is a true peace of daft punk art. I am surprised by the guitar solo at 1:02 (don't ask :P) should make it at least in the top three. I wish daft punk could have there old talent with them in those beautiful helmets (like in the homework-discovery era).
Goood mind blowingV 12 Comments
Crazy been hearing this for a long time an soon will make music like this...
Best out of every one on these charts... Should be number 1
It's the greatest thing when rock and electronic music comes together
So gooodV 6 Comments
Plug it, break it work it, upgrade it, whatever it is so hard to memorize
Extremely catchy and the music video represents it perfectly.
Can't stop listening, the thing that made me begin googling 'daft punk'
Curiously poetic, ingeniously rhythmic, ethically strong song about our world of geekism and consumption.
Genius. Have you seen the pentatonix daft punk video?
Buy it use it break it fix it trash it change it mail-upgrade it
Trash it point it zoom it press it...
Write it cut it paste it...
I don't know what it is about this song. I suppose it just sort of stuck with me. It's not one of their most well known or acclaimed songs, but there's something magical about it that's difficult to place.
This song really makes me feel good like get lucky these two are my favorite!
Something about this song just gets me hyped up. Even though I've heard it over a hundred times haha. To me it's a perfect song
1: One more time (Discovery)
2: the Funk (Homework)
3: Around the world (Homework)
4: Harder, better, faster, stronger (Discovery)
5: Face to Face (Discovery)
6: Get Lucky (Random Access memories)
7: Digital Love (Discovery)
8: Contact (Random access memories)
9: Alive (homework)
10: Touch (Random access memories)
Robot Rock (Human after All)
Doing' it right (random Access memories)
Instant crush (discovery)
Within (Random access memories.
Instant Crush is from Random Access Memories not Discovery lol - EastZombieV 10 Comments
This is the song that has now got me into Daft Punk.
It's catchy and funky it's a nice song.
Just awesome. Very groovy
best oneV 13 Comments
This is a really good song! Do not miss this one. Should be way up.
"This is how to end an album, launch the listeners into space" -sharkboy85
Contact is an absolutely incredible song, slow at the beginning, but quickly picks up. I think the last minute or so is kind of crappy though, I understand how the static at the end ties into the story, but it ruins the song's practicality a bit for me. But the song up to that point is one of my favorites of all time.
This and Digital Love are my favorite Daft Punk songs. When the drums kick in, I absolutely lose it. I air drum along so hard that my head hurts. The rising frequency coming in at the end finishes off this perfect album.
Phone call thing is a good ideaV 11 Comments
Great track just like Get Lucky, combines the greatness of Nile Rodgers and Daft Punk into one beautiful medley.
One of the best track from Daft Punk!V 1 Comment
Tron: Legacy is a great movie, and the biggest reason why it rocks so much is because of the amazing Daft Punk soundtrack. "Derezzed" is no poor exception.
Not openly accessible to me at once. A daft sample, but when you think about it how great is it to do a rhythm box using electric shock snaps?
Master piece, perfect combination with Tron.
This should be #1V 2 Comments
I'm a huge daft punk songs and although I love Digital Love, Human After All, and One more time, I've gotta say that voyager is my favorite song!
It just has an amazing relaxing, happy beat that is beautiful.
This is a beautiful song! It deserves to be in the top 5 at the very least! I love this song so much! It gets me in such a great mood! I absolutely love the funky base in the background!
Great masterpiece. It's a shame that it's not as recognizable as other songs. The fact that Daft punk themself didn't pay much attention to it and made no remixes with it quite dissapoints me. Nevertheless there are quite good quality fan made mixes that, as far as my opinion is concerned, the DUO should take example of. I strongly recomend "Face to Face vs Voyager" by Dowson0417
How the hell is this not in the top 10?
The song is fairly enjoyable until that harp comes in, then it gets really addictive, I mean it.
You can really feel the emotion in this song for some reason, despite the fact that it sounds very robotic, and for that reason, it is one of my favourite songs!
Amazing! The best song of the album Human After All
Has a sort of mysteriously addictive quality.
It has an awesome tune. laugh out loudV 5 Comments
Great track. it has nice music and certainly one of the best track from Random Access Memories
My favorite song from RAM... Very touching song... I might add that I don't normally like key changes, but that key transition in the piano intro is the smoothest I ever heard.
Amazing song! My favorite from Random Access Memories...
In my opinion their best song. Not the biggest fan of Daft Punk music, but this song got me! - TheAndriusBV 3 Comments
Such a classic Daft Punk song. It's a really great dance track that's just plain addicting. And the video teaches us how to make tomato sauce? Just splendid. I also like how when the tomatoes go through processing, it goes SO well with the song. Rock on!
Why hasn't any one mentioned this yet, this has to be by far their best song.
This should really be higher
This should be in top 10 at least.V 1 Comment
While the composition by Daft Punk is really good, Todd Edward's vocals really make this songs. For those who don't know, he did the vocals for Face to Face, and yeah. He does a great job here, too.
Just an all out happy song and mood changer. Deserves a higher spot for sureV 1 Comment
100% my favourite track, just ahead of High Fidelity (how can that not be on the list? )
Their most unnapreciated song, it should be number one. Not many songs keep someone interested for 10 minutes straight and it covers 2 amazing genresV 1 Comment
Epic song, as the song goes on the better it gets. It progresses from a simple tune to multiple complimenting melodies and harmonies with guitar, bass guitar, synthesizer, and even orchestra. Beautiful, probably Daft Punk's most brilliant song of all time. Plus, the tune was originally a Giorgio song from wayy back, so you have to give him credit.
"My name is Giovanni Giorgio, but people call me... Giorgio. "
I believe this is the single most decisive line which eventually makes the whole song adorable.
The essence of the synthesizer itself in a 9-minute odyssey crafted by the pioneer of synthesizer dance music and the electronic perfectionist duo. Perfect.
This is actually the best song in the album other than Get Lucky. It's awesome.V 3 Comments
Thought this was a little low on here. PRIME TIME OF YOUR LIFE just the way it sounds got me hooked instantlyV 2 Comments
That beat! I know there is nothing else, but its awesome!
I love how this song credits many other DJs! - EastZombie
The way they just cut down BJ's Just The Way You Are into a trillion voice clips and made 3 catchy hooks with it is just really impressive! - EastZombie
This song was only famous because of the 2007 remix with crescendolls so yea
Their first song! - EastZombie
The first Daft Punk single!
Fyi it's the first daft punk song
Pure musique. - EastZombie
One of Daft Punk's underrated masterpeices
Underrated as hell but frikin amazing - EastZombie
Come on, this is a rock solid groove. Classic daft punk vocal style done better then ever. Epic arrangement and choice of instruments, I've skunked to this croon too many times, have a listen if you haven't already.V 3 Comments
RAM was such a perfect album, this was one of the best songs on the album. - EastZombie
This song is all about its scenario...
Love it's jungle tune, and the synth in the background
Definitely one of my favorites from Discovery, the ending just slowly deteriorates into a static. Even if it is short, it still is great for the time it is in.
One of my favourites to listen to. I love how the song sounds like a synthesizer having a seizure, until it slowly corrupts into a digital mess. It's absolutely delightful, but at the same time, relaxing as it corrupts.
A nice and funky song
What ever it's saying it's so addicting
Really weird sample, but has a really catchy tune. - EastZombie
I like it a lot
The best song by daft punk is rated this low?
The 1997 live concert was amazing. Also the song Alive, was amazing as well. - EastZombie
Come on guys! This song rocks!
Sounds so monotone but so aweSome
One of the best collaborations I have ever listened to. - EastZombie
Awesome song. Should be at a better position
Best song of Weeknd as well as Daft Punk.
What a music!V 3 Comments
This was one way to end a perfect live concert. - EastZombie
The encore for Alive 2007... was perfect.
Better than Starboy - PhenomentalOne
SOMETHING'S IN THE AIR! - EastZombie
Why so low it must be in top 20 at least
An absolutely divine song!
The 2nd best song from the robots (behind Something About Us, FYI). - PhenomentalOne
Why do low! Best of all. Best video!
The best job of daft punk, how we said in brazil "FODA"
I don't really consider this a DP song but oh well - EastZombie
I LOVE this song, can't get enough of it. It is like harder better faster stronger but different and to top it all of Kanye west is in it.
Here is my top 5:
5. Reveloution 909
4. The original harder better faster stronger
3. Around the world
2. The funk
1. STRONGER... or stronger
Why is this not higher? This is one of the most epic tunes I've ever heard in my life!
Best song from the soundtrack right behind Derezzed. - EastZombie
Seriously why is this at 37? When I listen to this song I just feel overwhelmed, it's amazing...
In 1992, Daft Punk’s once and future idol Brian Wilson said, “It was a childhood dream of mine to make music that made people feel loved.” That same year, Thomas Bangalter and Guy Manuel de Homem-Christo formed the indie-rock band Darlin’ (named after the Beach Boys song, natch) with Phoenix’s Laurent Brancowitz. They signed to Stereolab’s label, shared the stage with them a few times, were scorned as “daft punky thrash” by Melody Maker’s Dave Jennings, and disbanded. But Wilson retained his hold over Bangalter and Guy-Man, even after they donned masks and then helmets and became the Robots, which have historically had a tenuous relationship with human emotions. Since their sophomore album, Discovery, the human/robot dichotomy and its relationship with that lovin’ feeling have been a part of Daft Punk’s narrative. One need look no further than songs like “Digital Love,” Human After All’s “Emotion,” or the sad androids of the band’s art film Electroma, which self-destruct when their latex human masks melt in the sun. The theme even came up in last week’s remix of “Get Lucky”: Pharrell sings, “I’m up all night” and Daft Punk’s vocoded voices finish “to get lucky,” as if the robots want to get in on the action, too.
After 1997’s Homework, which drew heavily from Chicago house, Daft Punk took a baby step in the direction they would take over a decade later for Random Access Memories, and Discovery was decidedly warmer and more emotional than their debut. “Too Long” could have been put out by Salsa del Soul in the late ’70s, “Superheroes” samples crooner Barry Manilow, and “Something About Us,” with its waow-waow synths and adorably French-accented vocals is a straight-up panty-dropper. Most notably, late DJ and producer Romanthony graduates from a cameo in Homework’s lockstep, roboticized list of “Teachers” to heavy-breathing lead vocals on “One More Time,” which was Daft Punk’s highest-charting song until “Get Lucky.” It’s no coincidence that both songs humanize the dancefloor, giving back life (and love) to the dead-eyed ravers jacking to the beat, trying to get some before the sun comes up. In retrospect, “One More Time” isn’t that different—in structure and life-affirming sentiment, at least—from something Will.i.am might have helped produce, while “Get Lucky,” with Pharrell and Nile Rodgers, is more classy, old school.
Daft Punk went there for their new album partially in reaction to contemporary electronic music. In their recent cover story interview with Rolling Stone, Bangalter said, “Today, electronic music is like an audio energy drink. Artists are overcompensating with this aggressive, energetic, hyperstimulating music — it’s like someone shaking you. But it can’t move people on an emotional level.” Maybe, he continued, the difference between Daft Punk’s new material and Avicii or Skrillex is the same as “between love and sex, or eroticism and pornography.” Many of the voices on Random Access Memories are laden with effects, and Daft Punk have admitted they couldn’t have made this record without computers, but this time they put that digital love into production value. The strings and slide guitar on “Beyond,” “Within,” the piano ballad complete with tinkling fallout, and those shiny, sequined suits—this is an album made for courtship and seduction, not sex behind the speakers. Daft Punk did, as they set out to do, outpace their successors and fans who then accused them, somewhat unfairly, of abandoning their “original sound” as of nearly 15 years ago.
The reality is that Daft Punk have been reinventing themselves even before they were Daft Punk. “You can’t get any hipper, any more current, any more adventurous, any more courageous, in the world of music, than Daft Punk,” Paul Williams said in his earnest segment of The Collaborators, the making-of series that preceded the release of Random Access Memories. (He also lauded Daft Punk for avoiding all the trappings of fame with anonymity, even though their PR campaign was a textbook example of Williams’ “hunger for public attention.” But I digress.) His song, “Touch,” might be the album’s most powerful statement of the new Daft Punk. “Touch, where do you lead? I need something more,” Williams sings, going back to Daft Punk’s belief that when it comes to music, love is better than sex. Bangalter and Guy-Man give him what he needs with Rodgers’ chunky guitar and a horn blasts like sun parting the clouds, as the chorus sings, “If love is the answer, you’re home.” By making Williams feel loved, the Robots have come around to Brian Wilson’s childhood dream, and in the process made a song that’s indicative of their evolution, and it’s not half-bad either.
So with “Get Lucky” having demolished all comers in our Song Of The Summer poll — and an extended Independence Day weekend nearly upon us — it’s an apt moment to sort through all Daft Punk’s songs and pick out the 10 best. Of course, that numeric limitation leaves out more great songs than it includes. Tell us in the comments what would make up your list.
10. “Make Love” (from Human After All, 2005)
Critics largely panned Human After All when it came out. Made in six weeks, paced to work alongside Electroma, and supposedly the result of “pure improvisation,” the album comes off cheap and erratic even to the untrained ear. There are a few good songs, but “Make Love” sounds like it got on there by accident, fading in and out so slow it feels soft around the edges and shorter than it actually is. Simple refrains — the barely audible repetition of “make love,” slow-motion porno guitars, and a piano alternating between low murmurs and viscous stabs — are a welcome break from the rest of Human’s harsh electronics.
9. “Digital Love” (from Discovery, 2001)
On this song, Daft Punk took the chorus to heart and made their dreams come true, playing the same Wurlitzer that Supertramp used on a bridge that was supposed to sound like the ’70s prog-rock titans themselves stepped in to noodle around. A few lines bubbling up from below (“Why don’t you play the game?”) transport the listener to a middle-school dance floor and that sense of childlike wonder the Robots were trying to evoke with an album named Discovery about listening to music at a young age, before we develop the fear of being judged. Bangalter’s caterwauling non-guitar solo doesn’t fear judgment, either.
8. “Alive” (from Homework, 1997)
“Alive” was originally the final mix of the first single, “New Wave,” that Bangalter and de Homem-Christo distributed as Daft Punk in 1993 (to be released a year later). It was the perfect business card to press into the hands Stuart Macmillan, founder of the Scottish techno and house label Soma Quality Recordings — which would go on to produce the first tracks off Homework — at a Nicky Holloway rave at Euro Disney in Paris. “Alive” is one of their most minimal tracks, pumping with relentless piston-like drive that’s a raw template of their work to come.
7. “Contact” (from Random Access Memories, 2013)
When “Contact” came out, a lot of internet commenters speculated that the sample of the astronaut talking about the “bright object” that’s “rotating because it’s flashing” meant that there really was “something out there.” Regardless of whether aliens exist (allegedly the object was part of a discarded rocket in orbit) or how on earth Daft Punk got NASA to let them use a transcript from Apollo 17, “Contact” is an impressive starburst of arpeggiated synthesizers that spin faster and faster, spewing off sparks of noise so blinding that it’s almost a relief when the tension breaks and the song fizzles to a close.
6. “Television Rules The Nation/Crescendolls” (from Alive 2007, 2007)
It’s hard to pick just one medley out of Daft Punk’s performance at the Parisian concert hall Bercy on June 14th, recorded for those who weren’t there to experience #FOMO for the rest of their lives; but this song in particular plays with expectations: the venue’s stupendous sound system gives whole new dimensions to “Television Rules the Nation” (with a tantalizing aside to “Around the World”), but before everyone gets too entranced, the “wee!”s of “Crescendolls” erupt from the speakers. At least we can live vicariously through the audience, who tries to collectively harmonize with everything.
5. “Harder Better Faster Stronger” (from Discovery, 2001)
It’s a little sad to think there might be a generation of people who heard “Harder Better Faster Stronger” first on Kanye West’s “Stronger,” or who didn’t know it was originally a Daft Punk song, but no matter. By the time the song gets to the part Yeezus samples, the Frankenstein vocals and jittery cymbals have streamlined into a tight interplay between thought and action—the beat itself becomes harder, better, faster, stronger. So much better, in fact, that the Alive 2007 version won a Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording.
4. “Around The World” (from Homework, 1997)
Even though it’s ridiculous, “Around The World” goes hard. That bass line heard ’round the world from Chic’s “Good Times,” the occasional sweep of a jet taking off, the mummies and skeletons and synchronized swimmers in the Michel Gondry-directed music video, and a melody focused on the repetition of the phrase “around the world” up to 144 times in the original and 80 in the radio edit — it’s almost too much. But the underlying framework is effective in its simplicity, bumping and grinding to a playful vamp that’s pure Daft Punk.
3. “Da Funk” (from Homework, 1997)
Spike Jonze’s iconic music video for the instrumental “Da Funk” is a bit Kafka-esque: a guy tries to do things like buy books and get on a bus, and he can’t—not because he’s the only one wearing an animatronic dog mask, but because he’s carrying a boombox that can’t stop, won’t stop. It’s a possible dream sequence (an alarm clock blares at the very end) that still can’t deny the clap-beat that abruptly snaps you into the moment. And “Da Funk” is economical enough to work on multiple levels: the title sounds like “Daft Punk,” and “Funk Ad,” which closes out Homework, interpolates the central riff.
2. “Get Lucky” (from Random Access Memories, 2013)
Where were you when you saw the Random Access Memories teaser? That taste of the album’s first single, “Get Lucky,” was almost as good as the binge-listening that catapulted it to the UK’s first million-seller of 2013. Rodgers’ genre-defining technique is so classic it never gets old, and Pharrell, with his understated falsetto and tossed-off “ha” in the first verse, is so cool he can compare cruising to the “legend of the phoenix” without missing a beat. “Get Lucky,” the song and the trailer, was the best possible way to introduce Daft Punk fans to their new favorite band.
1. “One More Time” (from Discovery, 2001)
The original hands-in-the-ay-er jam is also Daft Punk’s most iconic. The student becomes the master on this one as one of Bangalter and de Homem-Christo’s “Teachers,” Romanthony, sings lead vocals to their throbbing 4/4. In a way, “One More Time” is their mission statement. “Our music is not stupid happy house, but it makes people happy,” Bangalter once said. The first step away from Homework’s minimalism, Discovery’s opening track is irresistible—who’s going to say no to “We’re gonna celebrate all night?”—and ephemeral, down to the Cinderella-like church bells that end it.
Listen to this playlist on Spotify here.