” Get Lucky ” by who ???

What is the Song of the Summer of 2013?  Get Lucky or Blurred Lines……either way see Pharrell.

“GET  LUCKY”    :   Daft Punk w/ Pharrell  :  August 2013.


Daft Punk , a French duo. Grammy winner 7x. Known for AUTO-TUNE vocals.

2000, “One More Time”  Nominated for a 2002 Grammy.

1998-2012, Daft Punk: 7 Nom/ 2 Grammys

2014 Daft Punk: “Get Lucky”, 5 Nom/ 5 Grammys


Pharrell Williams : Grammy winner (7x). The Neptunes is a producing crew, of which Pharrell is a member. Also, his band, called : N.E.R.D.

Note: [1992] Teddy Riley producer/member of Wrecks-n-Effect hired Pharrell to write a verse for thier smash, “Rump Shaker”.
Highlights: The Neptunes produced

“I’m A Slave 4 U” [2001] by Britney Spears. Pharrell/Neptunes produced.

“Hot In Herre” [2002] by Nelly. Pharrell/Neptunes and produced.

“Milkshake” [2003] by Kelis. Pharrell/Neptunes, co-wrote and produced.

“Beautiful” [2003] by Snoop Dogg.Pharrell/Neptunes, preformed and produced.

Justin Timberlake’s debut solo CD [2002] “Justified” featuring ”Cry Me A River” and “Rock Your Body”.

Other work with Gwen Stephani, Snoop Dogg, Busta Rhymes, Adam Levine, Sean’Diddy’Combs & Mase.


The profilic producer of several artists including composing, the“Chelsea Lately” TV show  theme. – what a dirty show!

Pharrell appeared on mega-hit, “Blurred Lines” [2013] by Robin Thicke.

On June 29th 2013, Pharrell became the 12th artist to simultaneously appear on both the #1 and #2 hits, on the Billboard singles chart.



Nile Rodgers , co-wrote and played guitar on “Get Lucky”.

Along with Bernard Edwards (bass), Nile Rodgers defined an elegant disco sound in their band called, Chic. Chic has a half-dozen classic disco anthems and collaborations with Rogers and Edwards …and drummer Tony Thompson.

In 1985′, Thompson appeared with the Live-Aid, Led Zeppelin reunion. {note: John Bonham (age 32)  passed away in 1980.

Rodgers appeared at 1985’s Live-Aid with the Thompson Twins.

Edwards (bass) played with Thompson (drums) in 1985’s supergroup, The Power Station. Robert Palmer, lead singer.

Chic was the studio band for Sister Sledge, including “We Are Family” and “He’s The Greatest Dancer”.

Diana Ross’ 1980 hits, “I’m Coming Out” and “Upside Down”[album: Diana] . Recall Thompson’s classic drum intro in “ I’m Coming Out”.

*This is Diana Ross’ biggest selling album of her career.

David Bowie’s 1983 “Let’s Dance” L.P., featuring “Modern Love”, “China Girl” and the title track. Featured breakthrough performances by then-unknown, Stevie Ray Vaughan.

*This is David Bowie’s biggest selling album of his career.


Nile Rodgers (co-produced, guitar) appears on the 1984 supergroup, the Honeydrippers with Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck and Paul Shaffer. The EP yielded the gems, “Sea Of Love” and “Rockin at Midnight”.
‘”Good Times” by Chic was sampled in the first hip-hop chart success “Rapper’s Delight” by the Sugarhill Gang in 1979.

Similar bassline used in “Another One Bites the Dust” by Queen and “Rapture” by Blondie and sampled in hundreds of other songs!
The Bad News: 1996, Bernard Edwards died of pneumonia. 2003. Tony Thompson died of kidney cancer. In 2011, Nile Rodgers is battling prostate cancer.


Chic: Greatest Hits (Chic chart years, 1977-1980)
Many with extended disco versions, most Chic 12-inch singles are over 8 minutes long. (Atlantic Records)

1977 – Dance,Dance,Dance (YowsahYowsahYowsah) [’70’s disco chant]
1977 – Everybody Dance [..clap your hands, clap, your hands…]
1978 – Le Freak [aawww, Freak Out!] [Includes a stylish quick step]
1978 – I Want Your Love
1978 – Chic Cheer [ Live audience concert FX. Very rare for disco records]
1978 – Good Times [..these are the good times..]
1980 – Rebels Are We

Chic highlights with other artists:
1973 – “ I’m Doin’ Fine Now” by New York City (pre-Chic band/vocals).
1979 – Sister Sledge “ We Are Family”, “He’s The Greatest Dancer”. Other hits followed “Love Somebody Today”, “Lost In Music” [1979]. “All American Girls” [1981]. “My Guy”[1982]. B.Y.O.B. [1982]. In the U.K. and Ireland, “Frankie” #1 in 1985.
1980 – Diana Ross “ I’m Coming Out”, “Upside Down” [Number One Album for 8 weeks on Billboard]
1980 – “High Society” (club single) by Norma Jean Wright
Carly Simon, Johnny Mathis, Debbie Harry (non-Blondie, solo debut),
1999 – Chic, “Live At The Budokan” recorded live in Japan, [1996].  This rare live concert DISCO record features Chic hits, with guests Sister Sledge, Slash (G’n’R), Steve Winwood. FINAL NOTE: Bernard Edwards died the next day in the hotel.



2014 Grammy Awards Update

And the 2014 Grammy Award goes to…. Robots? Pharrell Williams, producer & singer, was very busy.

After working with Daft Punk in 2013, Daft Punk got 5 Grammy nominations and 5 wins, including Album of the Year and Record of the Year (if this was golf, these are 2 majors).

Album of the Year [1]

Best Dance/Electronica Album [2]

Best Engineered Album-Non-Classical [3] .

“Get Lucky” also won for Record of the Year[4]

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance[5].
Personally, Pharrell was nominated 7 times with various projects:

[One] Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City (5 nominations for their 2013 album led by rapper, Kendrick Lemar.

[Two] Daft Punk.

[Three] Robin Thicke & T.I. “Blurred Lines” (Billboard’s “Song Of the Summer and 12 weeks at #1, 2 Grammy nominations but zero wins).

Also, Pharrell was won “Producer Of The Year”. ( another major award)
In a rare coincidence, Pharrell was nominated twice – for two different projects (Album of the Year: 2 were Pharrell projects of the 5 nominated albums. “Best Pop Duo Performance”: “Blurred Lines” vs “Get Lucky” vs 3 other songs).
Grammy 2014 Scoreboard:

Daft Punk : 5 Noms /5 Wins.

“Blurred Lines” 2 Noms / Zero Wins.

“Get Lucky”: 2 Noms / 2 Wins.

Pharrell Williams: 7 Noms / 4 Wins
Highlight: “Get Lucky” performed by Daft Punk, Pharrell, Nile Rodgers and Stevie Wonder. See www.hollywoodreporter.com
Highlight: “Queenie Eye” performed by Paul McCartney. It is his new song but it was special because… wait for it… playing the drums was Ringo!
DJ Mr Ed Mullen’s blog: August 2013, Song of the Summer “Get Lucky”, Pharrell, Nile Rodgers of Chic.
Info: Grammy.com, rollingstone.com, cnn.com, hollywoodreporter.com, for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards.