"Get Lucky (feat. Pharrell)" (CD Single)

Music review by
Kyle Jackson, Common Sense Media
"Get Lucky (feat. Pharrell)" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
Irresistible club hit gets party going without being graphic

Parents say

age 13+
Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 9+
Based on 8 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this music.

Positive messages

The lyrics aren't particularly deep, but they encourage "good fun" and refer to getting "back together."

Positive role models & representations

Partying and staying up late to "get some" might not be the lifestyle parents want to encourage, but the lyrics are generally mild and in good taste. 

Violence
Sex

The hook can be interpreted as suggestive without being explicit, using the euphemisms "get some" and "get lucky."

Language
Consumerism
Drinking, drugs & smoking

Includes the line "So let's raise the bar/And our cups to the stars."

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this funky and catchy dance-floor anthem about staying up all night to have a good time is free of bad language, violence, and direct references to drugs or alcohol (the line "So let's raise the bar/And our cups to the stars" is as iffy as it gets). The hook can be interpreted as suggestive without being explicit, using the euphemisms "get some" and "get lucky."

User Reviews

Adult Written byabbacus July 7, 2013

Okay song.

This song is okay. I'd give it 3 and a half stars out of 5. It's a little sexual but okay for mature tweens.
Parent Written byvnbc May 18, 2013

Common Sense has this reveiw wrong!

I can't believe they would let this song be for 12 year olds?! Have you listened to the chorus?! It is about getting laid all night long?! Anybody else... Continue reading
Teen, 16 years old Written byAlreadyTaken May 30, 2013

Slightly Suggestive but Fine

There's no actual explicit content in this song, although the lyrics can be interpreted suggestively. Main thing is, it could easily be played on the radio... Continue reading
Teen, 14 years old Written byOpti101 July 31, 2014

Catchy ass hell.

Gets any party going!

What's the story?

"GET LUCKY" is the first single from Random Access Memories, Daft Punk's first new release since 2010's Tron: Legacy soundtrack. The track is a collaboration between the legendary French dance rock duo and esteemed singer/rapper/producer Pharrell, and has been burning up the digital download and streaming charts since its online release.

Is it any good?

Infectious, lively, and funky, the song is bound to play in clubs and on radios worldwide. Four of the most successful and well-respected producers in the music industry (including co-writer and collaborator Nile Rogers) have crafted a masterpiece of pop perfection, and Pharrell's voice has never sounded better. Daft Punk is still relying on many of the same tricks that define their formula, but if it ain't broke, don't fix it.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the lyrics. Pharrell Williams, the song's co-writer and vocalist, has said in interviews that the chorus about getting "lucky" isn't necessarily a sexual reference, but could refer to making connections or finding opportunities. What do you think?

  • Why would hip-hop super-producer Pharrell want to work with a group like Daft Punk, who come from the electronic dance music world?

  • Do you think there may be more crossover between these genres in the future?

Music details

  • Artist: Daft Punk
  • Release date: April 19, 2013
  • Type: Single
  • Label: Columbia
  • Genre: Dance/pop
  • Parental advisory: No
  • Edited version available: No

For kids who love to get their groove on

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