Top 10 Best Daft Punk Songs/Hits
Daft Punk Greatest Hits
Below is my compilation of the top ten best Daft Punk songs. Daft Punk is comprised of the duo Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo.
The list is a mix of my own personal views of what their best is, and yet also what many others consider to be their best as well. I tried to make the ranking balanced and inclusive by listing songs from all three of their major studio albums: Homework, Discovery, and Human After All.
Compiling, and especially ranking, the best of a popular musical artist is never easy. Everyone has different tastes and will have their own version of what they like best. Daft Punk is no different.
I'm sure most people would have a different Daft Punk top ten than me, but I'm also sure many of the songs I've included here would make the cut. Many of these are the most popular and highly sought after songs the duo has created. On to the list.
Album: Human After All
This song probably owes a bit of its notoriety to Apple. As I'm sure many of you know the company ran a rather successful iPod commercial featuring the song. Technologic seems to appeal to a much more general crowd than to Daft Punk fans alone.
Though simple at first, this track will eventually leave you with a smile on your face. I love how easy it seems for Daft Punk to suddenly turn nothing into something amazing. Even if by only adding a simple meandering bass line.
8. Human After All
Album: Human After All
My favorite off this album, and one of the few tracks on this album that's "song" like. The album, much like this song, has a lot more "bite" to it than their previous two.
Check Out The Daft Punk Animated House Musical
It's like one long music video for the entire Discovery album front to back, with little to no breaks. Daft Punk teamed up with legendary Japanese animation artist Leiji Matsumoto to produce this brilliant film.
While it goes without saying that the soundtrack is excellent, the animation and storyline is pretty awesome as well, fitting perfectly with the music. This is definitely a movie for any Daft Punk or Discovery fan to check out.
Much like the rest of Discovery, this one's got a lot going on. The sound of this track is so uniquely that of Daft Punk. Love the guitar riff and then break down at the end.
6. Robot Rock
Album: Human After All
This song rocks. It robot rocks. It's as simple as that. And like the other entries from Human After All, Robot Rock is heavy and repetitious. This is my personal favorite track off the album.
5. Digital Love
Did you ever think the guys who made Da Funk would go on to make this song? I didn't, but it's just as amazing. It feels like an incredible journey every time I listen to it.
4. Around The World
Another absolute gem off of Homework. It seems not everyone likes this song, either you love it or hate it. I love it. And though the video is the shortened version, true fans only listen to the original long version.
3. Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger
A big hit off Discovery, this one's gotten around. I must say that I love it too. Daft Punk at their best, making us wait until they piece all the parts together sending the listener into euphoria. Not to mention the break down that comes after.
2. One More Time
A huge hit off their second album and a now perennial dancehall classic. I've heard this song all over the place, it's definitely a crowd pleaser.
1. Da Funk
This song is what started it all. And still remains one of the greatest electronic songs ever made. So simple, yet so addictive and amazing. As with many Daft Punk tracks, Da Funk feels as if it's rooted in its very own world.
The NEW Daft Punk album is here!!
The first single is already out. The duo has a lot of collaborators on the new album and 'Get Lucky' is featured with Pharrell Williams singing on the disco inspired track.
In fact, the single has already broken the one-day download record on Spotify. It's also available for download on Amazon and iTunes.
My Rating For Random Access Memories
Random Access Memories Review
I've now heard Random Access Memories in its entirety quite a few times. For me, it doesn't disappoint in the least. I went into it not knowing what to expect and not really caring what direction Daft Punk would take. I am more than pleased with what I heard.
Have no worries, RAM has a distinct Daft Punk sound to it and is as unique as the group itself. The collaborations are done very well and every hook will be stuck in your head for days. That said, it's definitely not another Homework or Discovery though and may leave you scratching your head at times, but definitely in a good way.
Highlights include: Give Life Back to Music, Giorgio by Moroder, Instant Crush (feat. Julian Casablancas), Get Lucky (feat. Pharrell Williams), Doin' it Right (feat. Panda Bear), and Contact.
Radio Edit of 'Get Lucky'
What's The Best Daft Punk Song?
Honorable Mention & Tron: Legacy (Soundtrack)
Of course, making this list wasn't easy as there are a bunch of other Daft Punk songs I could have included. Here are a few more that didn't quite make the top ten but are definitely up there as some of the best. I've also included a track from Tron: Legacy.
Album: B Side Of Da Funk Single, Musique Vol. 1 1993 - 2005 (Greatest Hits)
Musique, while never being released on Homework, was made during the same time and instead got released on the B side of the single for Da Funk. Frankly I'm amazed this wasn't put on Homework, though it was later released on their greatest hits album Musique Vol. 1. It sounds similar in style to Around The World but definitely holds its own and is quite a head nodder.
Album: Tron: Legacy (Soundtrack)
Though not a Daft Punk studio released album, Tron is still loaded with top notch Daft Punk tracks and head nodding beats. Derezzed is one of those tracks, any fan can easily recognize the genius contained within this wonderfully layered music.
Something About Us
While we're mainly used to hearing Daft Punk turn it up a notch, they're also quite good at turning it down a notch as well. Something About Us is a great example of that and is another emotional, heartfelt track off Discovery.
This song is rough, rugged, raw, heavy and in your face in a very good way. Definitely not for the weak of spirit.
One of my personal favorite tracks off of Discovery. If this song doesn't capture movement, travelling, or being a voyager then I don't know what does. Very calming and soothing with a fantastic beat. Thank you Daft Punk.