Song of the Day: Daft Punk – “Get Lucky”

Next up in our Song of the Day look at Rock Hall inductees is Nile Rodgers, who was selected this year for the Award for Musical Excellence. This is an awkward one, given that Rodgers’ band Chic has been nominated and turned down 11 times for the Hall, but Rodgers is now in. “I’m a little perplexed because even though I’m quite flattered that they believed that I was worthy, my band Chic didn’t win,” Rodgers told Rolling Stone after being named the recipient of the award. “They plucked me out of the band and said, ‘You’re better than Chic.’ That’s wacky to me. The only reason why I met Bowie and Madonna and Duran Duran and INXS is because they all loved Chic.”

Should be an interesting speech. Anyway, Chic aside, there’s no doubt Rodgers is worthy given his long record of production and musical contributions. “Get Lucky” is one of his more recent collaborations, and one I chose to show Rodgers still having a big impact in the world of music. The track was 18 months in the making and Rodgers, Daft Punk, and Pharrell Williams wound up striking absolute gold in the end as it reached No. 1 in over 30 countries. Even though this track is more disco than anything, I think more rockers than not would agree that they can dig it.

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