From the moment Daft Punk released their inevitable hottest 100 winning song, ‘Get Lucky’, in April, it was glaringly obvious it would inspire endless covers—good, not so good, terrible and just plain horrible—to frustrate the internet until ears everywhere collectively bleed.
It’s only been since ‘Telephone’ that YouTube has bared witness to so many musicians and vloggers attempt to add their own flavour to a worn out hit; however, ‘Get Lucky’ is a unique case because it’s such an intensely, universally appealing song. Daft Punk and Pharrell are so dearly admired that literally everybody has decided to don their proverbial helmet take a crack at covering this beast.
In order of how many said Daft Punk helmets out of 10 they deserve, here is our definitive guide to the covers of ‘Get Lucky’.
OBAMA SINGS ‘GET LUCKY’
Serial YouTube masher Baracksdubs is responsible for this, and it’s amazing. A portrait of modern America; this should be considered by the Democrats in their campaigns to help elevate public opinion. Perfect.
Australian kids San Cisco delivered their own version of Get Lucky, featuring saccharine vocals and the genius addition of bongos.
Goddamn, George Barnett, will you just give it a rest? Your twitter description already reads “musician/singer/songwriter/producer/performer”. And you’re 19. Stop it, this is too good.
Wilco finished off the Solid Sound Music and Arts Festival last weekend by performing a set of 26 covers, including ‘Get Lucky’ as requested by fans on their site before their show. The band stay true to the original—impressive, catchy.
A CAPELLA – JB CRAIPEU
Only affirming that A Capella is always the best idea. Not sure if the French accent is cute or distracting.
The singing—not so much, but a piano played by four people at once is actually really great.
Dreamy, ephemeral vocals come from English band Daughter here, but it doesn’t really want me to stay “up all night”; more like the opposite.
GET LUCKY 8 BIT
Okay, we get it. Electronic. Redeeming points for the potential of being a superb ringtone.
IRISH VINTAGE TENOR
An Irish vintage tenor band covering Get Lucky? Why yes, it’s exactly like it sounds. And if you still didn’t get it was Irish, one of the lead singers conveniently chugs a Guinness throughout. Skill.
Wow. I’m not sure which is more painful to watch—the ghastly dancing, or the offensive pummeling of a decent song in to a depressing pulp. I guess it is excellent for those cringey LOLs.