We've already told you just how magical Daft Punk's retro-cool song "Get Lucky" is. But it turns out its magic is more potent than even we realized. Apparently it can cause the rare phenomenon known as Spontaneous Street Dancing (SSD).
Irish taxi driver Wayne Karney found that out in person this past weekend. He was tooling around Dublin looking for fares when he stumbled upon a street party. Naturally, "Get Lucky" was blasting. And naturally, "Get Lucky" happens to be his jam.
As Karney started rocking out in his cab, he attracted the attention of party reveler Andrea Pappin (who's actually spokeswoman for Ireland's presidency of the European Union!). She boogied on over, pulled the totally game Karney out of his car, and the two of them proceeded to SSD all over the place. Somebody caught the whole thing on film, and a YouTube sensation was born.
Thank you, Wayne Karney, for being such a great sport. Thank you, Andrea Pappin, for being the coolest politician ever. And thank you, YouTubers, for immortalizing one of those moments that renews our faith in humanity:
I'm assuming that by now you've all heard what I'm going to go ahead and call the song of the summer, even though we're only technically 11 days into summer: Daft Punk's "Get Lucky." It's a happy, boppy riff on disco with a modern twist, and it's totally irresistible.
Since Daft Punk looked to the '70s for inspiration, it seems only natural that a Daft Punk fan was inspired to set "Get Lucky" to clips from the classic '70s dance/music variety show "Soul Train." And wow, the force is strong in these two—it's an eerily perfect match.
Fun as the song is, though, mostly this mashup just makes me wish "Soul Train" were still on the air. How amazing are these dancers (not to mention their getups)?
Remember waaaaay back in June, when we gave you the heads-up about the latest version of "Dance Central"—the video game in which your whole body, thanks to the Xbox Kinect system, is the controller? We were super-psyched about the fact that "Dance Central 3" would teach you some of Usher's slickest moves, routines based on actual choreography from his music videos.
Well, "Dance Central 3" has arrived, and it's even better than we imagined. In addition to the Usher amazingness, there are more than 40 other songs to choose from, by artists like Nicki Minaj, Daft Punk and (my personal favorite) New Kids on the Block. This game will teach you how to Dougie—or how to do the Hustle. You can even share the goodness with up to seven of your best dance friends, thanks to "Crew Throwdown," which lets teams of dancers battle it out.
But you don't have to take our word for it: We're giving away a copy of "Dance Central 3"! Enter here for your chance to win.