UBIQUITY A No. 1 song in most of the world, it never quite made the top of the chart in the U.S.
LONGEVITY A genuine summer song (well, late spring—it was released in April).
SOCIAL POWER Fan remixes started appearing after Daft Punk had only released two 15-second snippets of “Get Lucky.”
ROOTS Having Chic mastermind Nile Rodgers play guitar on this faithful pastiche of his late-’70s work was an awesome idea.
CONTROVERSY Conspiracy theories were flying after their recent Colbert Report cancellation.