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

Common Sense Media says

Irresistible club hit gets party going without being graphic

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What parents need to know

Positive messages

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

Positive role models

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
Not applicable
Sex

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

Language
Not applicable
Consumerism
Not applicable
Drinking, drugs, & smoking

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

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."

Parents say

Kids say

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?

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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.

Families can talk 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

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Kid, 10 years old May 13, 2013
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6
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Get Lucky, there's nothing iffy!

This is a catchy song! There really isn't anything iffy about it. It's really fun to listen to and dance to with the funky sounds. The name Daft Punk would sound iffy but there's really nothing bad about this fun song!
Kid, 10 years old May 10, 2013
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11
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THE RETURN OF DAFT PUNK!!!!

WOOOO I LOVE LOVE LOVE DAFT PUNK!!! I also love skrillex and deadmau5, but this is different. Love Daft Punk, awesome song.
Teen, 16 years old Written byAlreadyTaken May 30, 2013
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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 without any editing except censoring the length. The song should be fine for pretty much anyone.

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