A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this music.
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."
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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?