Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Best Running Song for September - Daft Punk - Get Lucky

Yes, I know everyone in the world has already heard it...but I couldn't NOT pick it as a Best Running Song of the Month! I mean, it's funky fresh! The song, in case you've been in a coma the last six months, is "Get Lucky" from Daft Punk.

Of course, the youngsters out there don't realize how much this song "borrows" from the great disco hits of the 70's and 80's. It doesn't hurt that the guitar track is laid down by none other than disco god Nile Rodgers. The song is also driven by the smooth disco-style vocals from Pharrell Williams. Pharrell, of course, has had a Best Running Song here on the R's before.

If you're ready for some other great disco hits to run to, step right up!

Here's Chic with Le Freak...and yes, that's Nile Rodgers in that song as well!

Need more? How about some Kool and the Gang? And Celebration...obviously.

Still need to boogie?! One more...Earth, Wind and Fire, with September.

Rock that run!

Past Best Running Songs: August: Pogo / "SquareBob SpongeMix" July: Fitz and the Tantrums / "Out of My League" June: Atlas Genius / "Trojans" May: The Mowgli's / "San Francisco" April: Spacehog / "In the Meantime" March: Youngblood Hawke / "We Come Running" February: Yolanda Be Cool / "We No Speak Americano" January: The Naked and Famous / "Young Blood" December: Of Monsters and Men / "Little Talks" November: The Black Keys / "Little Black Submarines" October: Cold War Kids / "Hospital Beds" September: Bloc Party / "Octopus" August: Matt and Kim / "Let's Go" July: Gemini / "Blue" June: Joe Jackson / "Got the Time" May: Tiesto vs. Diplo / "C'mon!" April: Grouplove / "Tongue Tied" March: Foxy Shazam / "I Like It" February: Foster the People / "Don't Stop" January: Hot Hot Heat / "Bandages" December: Camp Lo / "Luchini aka This Is It" November: Wolfmother / "Joker and the Thief" October: Phoenix / "1901" September: Matt and Kim / "Daylight" August: Collie Buddz / "Holiday" July: Pretenders / "Tattooed Love Boys" June: The Wombats / "Moving to New York" May: Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros / "40 Day Dream" April: Foxy Shazam / "Unstoppable" March: Pharrell / "Fun Fun Fun" February: Puff Daddy / "Come With Me" January: We Are Scientists / "The Great Escape" December: Cee Lo Green / "F**k You" November: Tokyo Police Club / "Breakneck Speed" October: Two Door Cinema Club / "Something Good Can Work" September: Stone Temple Pilots / "Cinnamon" August: Louis XIV / "Guilt by Association" July: Devo / "Fresh" June: Saliva / "Your Disease" May: Metric / "Gold Guns Girls" April: OK Go / "This Too Shall Pass" March: The Hours / "Ali In The Jungle" February: Los Fabulosos Cadillacs / "El Matador" January: White Rabbits / "Percussion Gun" December: Deftones / "Knife Prty" November: The Kooks / "Always Where I Need To Be" October: At the Drive In / "One Armed Scissor" September: Silversun Pickups / "Lazy Eye" August: Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros / "Johnny Appleseed" July: Deathray / "I Wanna Lose Control (Uh Oh)" June: Raconteurs / "Salute Your Solution" May: Tea Party / "Save Me" April: Bloc Party / "Like Eating Glass" Ever: The English Beat / "I Confess"


  1. Okay. You just posted about 3 of my favorite songs of the 70's and 80's. I listened to all 3 on my iPod while rocking my walk/hike (wish it was running). Analisa and I talked about Get Lucky being a throw back, but we still like it.

  2. The first time I heard Get Lucky, I just thought "great song." The second time I heard it, it hit me immediately, "that is a great disco song."

    It's fun watching those old videos. Disco got a bad rep toward the end there, and probably deserved it. But watching those videos now? Those guys are so smooth. That's some good music.