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Trivia: Daft Punk
  • All-Star Cast: The guest performers on Random Access Memories. Including Nile Rodgers (of Chic fame), Paul Williams, Giorgio Moroder, Chilly Gonzales, Pharrell Williams (no relation to Paul Williams), Todd Edwards, DJ Falcon, Panda Bear and Julian Casablancas. Not to mention the session musicians that list such classics as Thriller and Off the Wall on their resumes. At the Grammys, Stevie Wonder himself pitched in for a keyboard role and singing for part of the song in a modified version of "Get Lucky" alongside Nile and Pharrell.
  • One-Hit Wonder: In the eyes of mainstream audiences, "Get Lucky" qualifies. It would have reached #1 on the charts in the U.S., but had to settle for 2nd as Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" was released about 2 weeks later and dominated the summer. Their follow up "Lose Yourself to Dance" barely got any airtime at all on any radio stations that didn't focus on EDM, and is barely a blip on iTunes. Though before this one could have argued that "One More Time" was the group's only big hit among the mainstream. Thankfully, the sales of all albums, extra attention from big name fans (like Kanye West), appearances and such in games and movies like DJ Hero and TRON Legacy, along with the dedicated fanbase, have kept Daft Punk from falling into obscurity like other groups that were only one-hit wonders to mainstream radio audiences.
  • Promoted Fanboys:
    • Both Thomas and Guy-Manuel were big fans of Leiji Matsumoto's Captain Harlock as children. They got to work with Matsumoto in making Interstella 5555.
    • They were also very big fans of TRON as well, and spent much of their interview with Disney asking, in effect, "Will this be done right?"
  • Reclusive Artist: Appearance-wise, at least. Although photos of their faces very early on in their career do indeed exist, most of the time, they always cover up their faces with something, usually their iconic robot helmets. The band have also gone on record saying that they use the robot image to keep their Daft Punk and personal lives separated.
  • Streisand Effect:
    • Recently, a picture of Daft Punk (without their helmets) playing "champagne beer pong" was posted and was spread despite their wishes.
    • Pictures and fanart of the duo without their helmets also seems to be a common fixture in the online (re: Tumblr) fandom, despite this seeming to go against what Daft Punk want.


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