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Evolving from French house pioneers in the '90s to 2000s tastemakers to mainstream successes in the 2010s, Daft Punk remained one of dance music's most influential and iconic acts. The combined talents of Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter, the Parisian duo quickly won acclaim for their unique blend of first-wave acid house and techno with pop, indie rock, and hip-hop. One of the pair's first projects together was Darling, an instrumental indie cover band; their current recording name derives from a review in U.K. music weekly Melody Maker of a compilation tape Darling were featured on, released by Krautrock revivalists Stereolab (their lo-fi D.I.Y. cover of a Beach Boys song was derided as "daft punk"). Subsequently ditching the almost inevitable creative cul-de-sac of rock for the more appealing rush of the dancefloor, the pair released their debut single, "The New Wave," in 1993 on the celebrated Soma label. Instantly hailed by the dance music press as the work of a new breed of house innovators, the single was followed by "Da Funk," the band's first true hit (the record sold 30,000 copies worldwide and saw thorough rinsings by everyone from Kris Needs to the Chemical Brothers). Although the group had only released a trio of singles ("The New Wave" and "Da Funk," as well as the 1996 limited pressing of "Musique"), in early 1996 Daft Punk were the subject of a minor bidding war. The group eventually signed with Virgin, with its first long-player, Homework, appearing early the following year (a brief preview of the album, "Musique," was also featured on the Virgin compilation Wipeout XL next to tracks from Photek, Future Sound of London, the Chemical Brothers, and Source Direct). As with the earlier singles, the group's sound is a brazen, dancefloor-oriented blend of progressive house, funk, electro, and techno, with sprinklings of hip-hop-styled breakbeats and excessive, crowd-firing samples similar to other anthemic dance-fusion acts such as the Chemical Brothers and Monkey Mafia. In addition to his role in Daft Punk, Bangalter operates the Roulé label and has recorded under his own name (the underground smash "Trax on da Rocks") as well as Stardust (the huge club/commercial hit "Music Sounds Better with You"). After four long years of fans eagerly awaiting a follow-up to their brilliant debut, Daft Punk finally issued Discovery in March 2001. The live record Alive 1997 followed at the end of the year, and a by-now predictable four-year wait preceded the release of Human After All in early 2005. One year later, Daft Punk released a compilation, Musique, Vol. 1: 1993-2005, and in 2007 their second live record, Alive 2007, arrived. The album and its single "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger" won Grammy Awards early in 2009; shortly after, it was announced that the duo would compose the soundtrack to Tron: Legacy, the sequel to the 1982 classic sci-fi film Tron. Daft Punk's music for the movie was released in November 2010, shortly before the film -- which featured the group in a cameo -- arrived in theaters. Early in 2013, Daft Punk announced that they planned to have a new album released by May of that year. That March, the duo announced the album's title, Random Access Memories, and launched an extensive press campaign that featured snippets of the album's lead single, "Get Lucky," and interviews with some of their collaborators, who included Nile Rodgers, Paul Williams, Giorgio Moroder, and Panda Bear. The single was officially released in April, and Random Access Memories arrived in May. The album became one of Daft Punk's biggest successes, ultimately winning Grammy Awards for Best Dance/Electronica Album, Album of the Year, and Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical; "Get Lucky" earned Grammys for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance and Record of the Year. In 2014, the duo appeared on Pharrell's album G I R L and collaborated with Jay-Z on the song "Computerized." ~ Sean Cooper
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Albums by
Daft Punk

    13 songs

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    Random Access Memories

    10 songs

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    Human After All

    14 songs

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    Daft Club

    14 songs

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    Discovery

    16 songs

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    Homework

    5 songs

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    Technologic [EP]

    5 songs

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    Something About Us

    22 songs

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    Tron: Legacy

    4 songs

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    Revolution 909

    3 songs

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    Da Funk

    1 song

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    Derezzed

    1 song

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    Get Lucky

    1 song

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    Get Lucky

    1 song

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    Aerodynamic

    1 song

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    Harder Better Faster Stronger

    1 song

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    Robot Rock

    1 song

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    Face to Face

    4 songs

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    Harder Better Faster Stronger [CD]

    2 songs

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    Harder Better Faster Stronger

    2 songs

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    Aerodynamic

    3 songs

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    Digital Love

    3 songs

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    One More Time

    1 song

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    One More Time

    4 songs

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    Burnin'

    15 songs

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    Musique, Vol. 1

    15 songs

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    TRON: Legacy Reconfigured

    13 songs

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    Alive 2007

    11 songs

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    Human After All

    1 song

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    Derezzed

    2 songs

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    Technologic [UK CD #1]

    2 songs

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    Prime Time of Your Life [2 Tracks]

    1 song

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    Robot Rock [1 Track]

    11 songs

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    Daft Club

    23 songs

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    Interstella 5555 [Video]

    19 songs

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    Daft Club

    15 songs

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    Human After All [Remixes]

    4 songs

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    harder better faster stronger

    1 song

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    Human After All [Single]

    2 songs

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    Harder Better Faster Stronger [Alive 2007]

    1 song

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    Harder Better Faster Stronger [Alive Radio Edit 2007]

    1 song

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    Burnin'

    1 song

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    Digital Love

    1 song

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    Something About Us

    1 song

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    Too Long

    1 song

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    Veridis Quo

    1 song

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    Around the World

    29 songs

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    Tron: Legacy [LP] [Bonus Tracks]

    29 songs

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    Tron: Legacy

    12 songs

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    Alive 2007 [LP]

    5 songs

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    John Bush [LP]

    21 songs

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    Alive 1997/Alive 2007

    1 song

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    Alive 1997


Top Songs by
Daft Punk

  1.   Song
    Popularity
  2.   Get Lucky
  3.   One More Time
  4.   Around the World
  5.   Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger
  6.   Da Funk
  7.   Lose Yourself to Dance
  8.   Technologic
  9.   Something About Us
  10.   Digital Love
  11.   Doin' It Right
  12.   Veridis Quo
  13.   Instant Crush
  14.   Aerodynamic
  15.   Face to Face
  16.   The Game of Love
  17.   Robot Rock
  18.   Human After All
  19.   Voyager
  20.   Fresh
  21.   Derezzed
  22.   Revolution 909
  23.   Around the World/Harder Better Faster Stronger
  24.   Give Life Back to Music
  25.   Television Rules the Nation
  26.   The Game Has Changed
  27.   Solar Sailer by Pretty Lights
  28.   One More Time/Aerodynamic
  29.   Alive
  30.   Make Love
  31.   End of Line
  32.   High Life
  33.   Musique
  34.   High Fidelity
  35.   Fragments of Time
  36.   Rinzler
  37.   Superheroes
  38.   Nightvision
  39.   Tron Legacy (End Titles)
  40.   The Son of Flynn by Ki: Theory
  41.   Arena
  42.   Television Rules the Nation/Crescendolls
  43.   The Grid
  44.   Touch It/Technologic
  45.   Giorgio by Moroder
  46.   Robot Rock/Oh Yeah
  47.   Overture
  48.   C.L.U.
  49.   Da Funk/Daftendirekt
  50.   Prime Time of Your Life/Brainwasher/Rollin' and Scratchin'/Alive
  51.   Crescendolls
  52.   Digital Dub
  53.   Adagio for Tron
  54.   Too Long/Steam Machine
  55.   Short Circuit
  56.   Burnin'
  57.   Finale
  58.   Human After All/Together/One More Time (Reprise)/Music Sounds Better With You by Stardust
  59.   Face to Face/Short Circuit
  60.   Faster, Better, Harder, Stronger
  61.   Aerodynamite
  62.   Superheroes/Human After All/Rock'n Roll
  63.   Motherboard
  64.   Touch
  65.   Drive
  66.   Armory
  67.   Phoenix
  68.   Beyond
  69.   Recognizer
  70.   Nocturne
  71.   Flynn Lives
  72.   Burnin'/Too Long
  73.   Too Long
  74.   Funk Ad
  75.   Indo Silver Club
  76.   Rollin' & Scratchin'
  77.   Daftendirekt
  78.   Derezzed
  79.   Within
  80.   Encom, Pt. 2 by Com Truise
  81.   Fall
  82.   Arrival
  83.   Aerodynamic Beats/Forget About the World
  84.   The Brainwasher
  85.   Rock'n Roll
  86.   Rectifier
  87.   Outlands
  88.   Disc Wars
  89.   Mothership Reconnection featuring Parliament
  90.   Emotion
  91.   Steam Machine
  92.   The Prime Time of Your Life
  93.   Oh Yeah
  94.   On/Off
  95.   Teachers
  96.   Contact
  97.   Ouverture
  98.   WDPK 83.7 FM
  99.   [Untitled Track]
  100.   Indo Silver Club, Pt. 1
  101.   Chord Memory by Ian Pooley
  102.   Forget About the World
  103.   Mothership Reconnection featuring Funkadelic
  104.   Aerodynamic Beats/Gabrielle, Forget About the World
  105.   Da Funk/Dadftendirekt
  106.   Human After All/Together/One More Time (Reprise)/Music Sounds Better wi featuring DJ Falcon
  107.   Gabrielle-Forget About the World
  108.   Ian Pooley-Chord Memory
  109.   Scott Grooves-Mothership Reconnection
  110.   [CD-ROM Track]
  111.   Indo Silver Club, Pt. 1
  112.   Chord Memory
  113.   Castor
  114.   Encom
  115.   Enhanced Content
  116.   Interstella 5555
  117.   Reflections
  118.   Round One
  119.   Encom Part I
  120.   Encom Part II
  121.   Sea of Simulation
  122.   Sunrise Prelude
  123.   Adagio for Tron by Teddybears