LCD Soundsystem 'Daft Punk Is Playing At My House'

3/19/13

Eight years may have passed since Human After All, though it would appear that Daft Punk playing at my house is very much a possibility this 2013. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for the act behind today's Best Songs Ever, LCD Soundsystem:

Daft Punk Is Playing At My House” is lifted from LCD Soundsystem's self-titled debut album, which dropped in January 2005. James Murphy told ireallylovemusic that the song is his tender loving ode to the electro Frenchies:

"I do love Daft Punk. I think they're a great signifier because they manage to be genreless rather than something really specific like 'Junior Sanchez is Playing In My House'. They do song style songs and techno songs; they do dark stuff and pop crossovers."

In 2005, “Daft Punk Is Playing At My House” hit the #1 spot on the British dance chart and in 2006, it was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording, though it ultimately lost out to The Chemical Brothers' techno classic, “Galvanize.”

The official video, which was directed by Chris Cairns, pays homage to the iconic Daft Punk videos for "Around the World” and "Da Funk," the latter of which BitCandy recently featured, here:

And no Best Songs Ever blog post is complete without some classic live footage! Ch-ch-check out LCD Soundsystem performing “Daft Punk Is Playing At My House” live at Exit Festival in 2010. Godspeed, Murphy and co:

Lyrics:

Daft Punk is playing at my house, my house
I'll show you the ropes, kid, show you the ropes
Got a bus and a trailer at my house, my house
I'll show you the ropes kid, show you the ropes
I bought fifteen cases for my house, my house
All the furniture is in the garage
Well daft punk is playing at my house, my house
You got to set them up kid, set them up

You got to set 'em up, ooh ooh yeah [x2]
You got the set them up, set them up

You got to set 'em up, ooh ooh yeah [x2]
You got the set them up, set them up

Well Daft Punk is playing at my house, my house
I waited for 7 years and 15 days
There's every kid for miles at my house, my house
And the neighbors can't...call the police
There's a fist fight brewin' at my house, my house
Because the jocks can't...get in the door
When Daft Punk is playing at my house, my house
You got to set them up kid, set them up

You got to set 'em up, ooh ooh yeah [x2]
You got the set them up, set them up

You got to set 'em up, ooh ooh yeah [x2]
You got the set them up, set them up

[Cow bell solo]

Well everybody's lined up in my house, my house
And Sarah's girlfriend is working the door
Got everybody's PA in my house, my house
All the robots descend from the bus
There's a freak out brewing in my house, my house
In the basement
'Cause Daft Punk is playing at my house, my house
You got to set them up kid, set them up

You got to set 'em up, ooh ooh yeah [x2]
You got the set them up, set them up

You got to set 'em up, ooh ooh yeah [x2]
You got the set them up, set them up

And never, never let them go
No never, never, never let them go
Never, never, never let them go
Let them go
Downtown