Top Grammy performances number 4

Julia Greenspan, Staff Writer

The 56th Grammy Awards took place last Sunday, Jan. 27. This was a year of mash-ups when the classics met the sounds of today’s music with artists like Madonna mixing with Macklemore, while others like Lorde and Taylor Swift went solo. Of all the 18 performances that graced the stage, five stood out as the most incredible ones of the night. For each of the next five days, one of the best performances from the Grammys will be posted.

4. Pharrell Williams, Daft Punk, and Stevie Wonder perform “Get Lucky”

Despite the fact that the lyrics of “Get Lucky” have been etched into the brains of every radio listener in America, Daft Punk and their company were able to put an interesting twist on the most overplayed song of the year.

The performance opened up with Pharrell Williams sporting a new hat and Stevie Wonder jamming out with a hint of disco nostalgia. When the first chords were played by Nile Rodgers, a fellow Westporter, every star in the entire audience got up out of their seats and began to tap their feet and bob their heads to the disco-like take on the pop hit.

Out of nowhere, the two sleek white robots of Daft Punk appeared from within the booth. For the first time in six years, the French duo made their first live appearance. With all the buttons pushed and synthetic sounds added, they were able to combine the popular sounds of Electric Dance Music (EDM) with Chic’s “Le Freak” and Wonder’s “Another Star.”

Daniel Brill ’16, found himself enjoying the performance despite his dislike towards Daft Punk. “This wasn’t Daft Punk’s best performance,” he said, ”but towards the end, it got a lot better because Stevie Wonder and Daft Punk were able to pull together their skills.”

Overall, this performance was able to show just how far music has come. Daft Punk’s modern sounds were able to perfectly combine with Rogers and Wonder’s soul of the ‘70s and the Hollywood stars absolutely adored it.

Watch the performance here.