Pharrell Williams is having a good year as a guest star in 2013. He's had two top 10 US hits, including today's feature hit - the other is "Blurred Lines", of course. And both songs have a lot more in common than might be apparent on the surface.
Both are clearly overtly sexual in nature, although they both approach their subject matter in different ways.
Both are clearly derivative of classic artists from a previous era - "Blurred Lines" of Marvin Gaye, and "Get Lucky" of 70's super disco funk group Chic. However, where Robin Thicke ran legally afoul of the Gaye estate, Daft Punk also recruited Nile Rogers, who was a member of Chic and the mastermind of their sound, thoroughly avoiding litigation.
And this song is funky and fun and an instant classic. It would be a little out of place at Studio 54, because of the clear electronic slant of Daft Punk, but not terribly so out of place that Truman Capote would have to stop snorting blow. In all seriousness, they have a lot of respect for the disco era, and it shows, clearly, in this song.
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