"Get Lucky" Gets the "Soul Train" Treatment

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)?

(From left) Darriel Johnakin, Diego Pasillas, and Emma Sutherland (all photos by Erin Baiano)

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