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10 Amazing Throwback Daft Punk Songs Before 'Random Access Memories' Album

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Daft Punk is widely considered one of the most influential acts in electronic music. The iconic French duo was formed by Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter in 1993 and has certainly left their mark on music with timeless dance hits for all ages over the past few decades. Most recently, they've linked with The Weeknd on two noteworthy collaborations, "Starboy" and "I Feel It Coming".

Back in 2013, the group released Random Access Memories, their fourth studio, which went on to win five Grammys including album of the year. The LP hosts two major features by Pharrell Williams, "Get Lucky" and "Lose Yourself To Dance", both of which received significant airplay. But what about Daft Punk's best songs prior to R.A.M.? Whether it be from previous LPs such as HomeworkDiscovery or Human After All, there's plenty of amazing tunes to go around. TSIS has decided to gather the top ten throwback songs -- organized by track title, album name and release date -- prior to Random Access Memories. Enjoy!

Da Funk -- Homework | 1995

"Da Funk" was the second single released off the group's introductory LP. It rose to No. 1 on Billboard's Dance/Club Play chart.

Around The World -- Homework | 1997

"Around The World" was the third single shared off Daft Punk's debut studio album. The song became the second No. 1 single on Billboard's Hot Dance/Club Play chart.

Digital Love -- Discovery | 2001

While "Digital Love" was not promoted as a standalone release, it was one of 16 tracks to make the final cut on the duo's debut album. The project went gold in the U.S. and platinum in the U.K.

Aerodynamic -- Discovery | 2001

"Aerodynamic", best known for its guitar solo, was the second single delivered off of Daft Punk's sophomore album. The song is noted as the B-side to "Digital Love".

One More Time -- Discovery | 2001

"One More Time" was the lead single on Discovery and went on to be the group's most successful song (prior to Random Access Memories).  It peaked at No. 1 in France and Canada.

Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger -- Discovery | 2001

The song "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger" was first released in 2001, but a live version of it was re-released in 2007 on their live album, Alive 2007.

Face to Face -- Discovery | 2003

The fifth single to come off Daft Punk's Discovery album was "Face to Face". The track eventually made its way to No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Dance Club Play chart in 2004.  released in Oct. 

Something About Us -- Discovery | 2003

"Something About Us" was the last single to be shared off Discovery and served as part of the soundtrack for Interstella 5555, a Japanese-French animation.

Robot Rock -- Human After All | 2005

"Robot Rock" was the first single released from Human After All. The song samples parts from Breakwater's "Release the Beast".

Technologic -- Human After All | 2005

"Technologic", most known for its robot-sounding commands ("Plug it, play it, burn it, rip it, drag it, drop it, zip, unzip it"), was the second single shared off Daft Punk's Human After All LP. 

The Weeknd Shares 18-Track ‘Starboy’ Tracklist Ft. Kendrick Lamar, Daft Punk, Lana Del Rey & More

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The Weeknd has shared the full tracklist for his forthcoming album, Starboy, due Nov. 25. The 18-track LP draws a diverse set of features from high-profile artists such as Kendrick Lamar, Daft Punk, Lana Del Rey and Future.  

The Weeknd has already released the title track “Starboy” and “False Alarm”, with a second Daft Punk collab on the way. The prolific R&B singer recently chopped his famous, wild haircut for a sharper look and has rebranded himself for the upcoming project. The singles we’ve already heard host an edgier sound than his recent albums, leaving us curious about what the finished project will sound like. Stay tuned for the entire project and enjoy!

The Weeknd - Starboy Tracklist 

 

OFFICIAL TRACKLIST || NOVEMBER 25th (link in bio)

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The Weeknd Confirms Another Collaboration With Daft Punk On ‘Starboy’ Album

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The Weeknd and Daft Punk are at it again. About one month ago, The Weeknd shook the world with his "Starboy" collaboration featuring the iconic French electronic duo. Shortly after, they dropped a music video to build even more buzz around the release. Now that everyone's talking about it, we move to an even greater conversation. The Weeknd and Daft Punk part two.

In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, The article notes:

"The remarkably spontaneous sessions yielded two songs on the album."

The Weeknd had this to say of his experience in Daft Punk's studio: 

"Their studio is like a spaceship, there’s a lot of gear, but the way they make music, the way they explain it, is very cinematic. It’s like they’re reading a page out of a novel—‘We want to make sure that at the end, it feels like the sun’s coming up, and maybe there’s a car chase.’ They can get technical, but it was interesting how they visualize making music."

Starboy comes out on Nov. 25. Stay tuned for the second Daft Punk collaboration off the LP and enjoy!

Watch the video for their first collab below to hold you over. 

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