* Their surprising appearance at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in 2006, playing for the first time in the now-iconic glowing pyramid, heralded by ''Film/CloseEncountersOfTheThirdKind'' chimes.
* Their surprise appearance at the 2008 Grammys during KanyeWest's performance of "Stronger". The album version of the song uses samples of Daft Punk's song "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger"; in the Grammy show, Daft Punk themselves appeared and performed that part of the song live.
** To clarify what makes this a true Crowning Moment, instead of just Awesome: This was the ''first time '''ever''''' Daft Punk had appeared live on television (they'd been on TV before, but always pre-recorded).
* After several years worth of [[AwardSnub award snubs,]] Daft Punk gets nominated for 5 Grammys for the 56th Grammys, including Album of the Year and Record of the Year, and winning at ALL of them.
** Their second live televised performance ever was beside StevieWonder, blending "Get Lucky" with a number of other memorable songs. They essentially turned the Grammys into an enormous dance party, with literally everyone in the audience on their feet.
* Appearing pretty much [[AsHimself As Themselves]] in ''Film/TronLegacy'' and turning into a OneSceneWonder. According to the {{Disney}} executives, they not only showed up to the meeting in their robot cosplay, but spent the meeting (over pancakes) asking ''them'' all kinds of questions about the movie to see if it would be "done right".
* Getting LeijiMatsumoto ''out of retirement'' to not just animate some music videos, but an entire album as a silent film. The end result, ''Anime/{{Interstella 5555}}'', is distilled awesome.
* According to Music/KanyeWest, while he feels that his song "Stronger" is a great song, it does not compare to the sampled "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger." Considering the person who's saying that, that's saying a ''lot''.

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* The official reviews for the ''Film/TronLegacy'' soundtrack have been mostly positive. ''Fan buzz'' is overwhelmingly in love with it.
** If "Rinzler" doesn't make you want to fight a bunch of bad guys in super slow motion, you are obviously made of stone.
* To save some space, let's just say most, if not all, of ''Discovery,'' the album that ''made'' Daft Punk. [[NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly Disco meets house meets 80s funk meets soul meets whatever the hell else they feel like throwing in.]]
** Ditto ''Random Access Memories'', which uses the same idea but with a very different execution. Hell, it made Daft Punk all over again.
* All 84 minutes of ''Alive 2007''. That is all.
** The "Da Funk/Daftendirekt" remix in particular is just chill-inducingly awesome.
** Superheroes/Human After All/Rock'n Roll. Three songs. Three different albums and styles of music. One decade. One absolutely, incredibly beautiful, epic track, and the perfect closer to ''Alive 2007''.
* How about their debut album, ''Homework'', all of which was created in Thomas' bedroom?
* And of course there's "Get Lucky," an awesome throwback funk track and their first Top 40 hit in the US and one that very nearly topped the charts. Too bad it would also be their [[Main/OneHitWonder last]]...
* If you were to look up the meaning of the word "groove," "Lose Yourself To Dance" should automatically play.
* "Giorgio by Moroder", particularly when the awesome drumming kicks in.
* "Contact" from ''Random Access Memories''. They couldn't have picked a better way to close out the album if they tried.
* Considering the reception ''Human After All'' received, "Technologic" is actually quite good, especially for a song that was recorded within six weeks.