Random Access Memories


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. 

Daft Punk Win 5 Grammys Including 'Album of the Year' With Special Live Performance (Video) with Pharrell and Stevie Wonder

Daft Punk Win 5 Grammys Including 'Album of the Year' With Special Live Performance (Video) with Pharrell and Stevie Wonder - Featured Image

Wow Daft Punk just did some serious damage at the 56th Annual Grammys, taking home all 5 awards they were nominated for. The most earth shattering of them all was taking home the most prestegious award of the entire ceremony, Album of the Year  for their album Random Access Memories; as well as Best Dance / Electronica AlbumBest Engineered Album, Record Of The Year and Best Pop Duo / Group Performance for their single with Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers , "Get Lucky". This is a landmark statement for electronic music overall as it is the first ever electronic / dance album in the Grammys history to get both nominated and win best album overall.

The producer / DJ duo also made their triumphant return to the stage with their first performance in years on TV worldwide as they took to the stage with assistance from Pharrell (Wearing an oversized hat that stirred up Twitter "Beef" with Arby's), Nile Rodgers and even brought out musical legend Stevie Wonder for an energetic performance that had a audience full of celebrities rocking out. We can hope this means we can expect some Daft Punk live shows possibly by the end of the year? Maybe 2015? At least this restores faith that the French dream team still have an interest in playing more live shows in the future.

Daft Punk & Pharrell Williams & Nile Rodgers with special guest Stevie Wonder

Listen to Daft Punk - Random Access Memories [FULL ALBUM STREAM]

Listen to Daft Punk - Random Access Memories [FULL ALBUM STREAM] - Featured Image

There is set to be an unexpected official full album stream today through iTunes. UPDATE: Now you stream the entire full version of 'Random Access Memories' from Daft Punk through Spotify below. This album is a game changer. Full review coming shortly. What's your favorite track so far?

Daft Punk - Random Access Memories (Track-List)

1. "Give Life Back to Music" (Thomas Bangalter, Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, Nile Rodgers, Paul Jackson, Jr.) 2. "The Game of Love" (Bangalter, de Homem-Christo) 3. "Giorgio by Moroder" (Bangalter, de Homem-Christo, Giorgio Moroder) 4. "Within" (Bangalter, de Homem-Christo, Jason Beck) 5. "Instant Crush" (featuring Julian Casablancas) (Bangalter, de Homem-Christo, Julian Casablancas) 6. "Lose Yourself to Dance" (featuring Pharrell Williams) (Bangalter, de Homem-Christo, Pharrell Williams, Rodgers) 7. "Touch" (featuring Paul Williams) (Bangalter, de Homem-Christo, Paul Williams, Chris Caswell) 8. "Get Lucky" (featuring Pharrell Williams) (Bangalter, de Homem-Christo, Pharrell Williams, Rodgers) 9. "Beyond" (Bangalter, de Homem-Christo, Paul Williams, Caswell) 10. "Motherboard" (Bangalter, de Homem-Christo) 11. "Fragments of Time" (featuring Todd Edwards) (Bangalter, de Homem-Christo, Todd Edwards) 12. "Doin' It Right" (featuring Panda Bear) (Bangalter, de Homem-Christo, Noah Lennox) 13. "Contact" (Bangalter, de Homem-Christo, Stéphane Quême, Garth Porter, Tony Mitchell, Daryl Braithwaite)  

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