Daft Punk

Not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Eligible in: 2019 (The 2020 Induction Ceremony)

Inducted into Rock Hall Projected in 2023 (ranked #212) .

Essential Albums (?)WikipediaAmazon MP3Amazon CD
Homework (1997)
Discovery (2001)
Alive 2007 (2007)
Random Access Memories (2013)

Essential Songs (?)WikipediaAmazon MP3YouTube
Around The World (1997)
Da Funk (1997)
One More Time (2000)
Digital Love (2001)
Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger (2001)
Get Lucky (2013)

Daft Punk @ Wikipedia

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Will Daft Punk be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
"Musical excellence is the essential qualification for induction."


27 comments so far (post your own)

Wouldn't it be nice if the hall adds a band like Daft Punk. Even though their more Synthpop, they'll always have a distinct melody to them And their video's: popular. Let's vote them in, so I can be happy

Posted by Mike on Tuesday, 10.10.06 @ 19:08pm



Posted by curt on Sunday, 12.10.06 @ 10:23am


Posted by 52627 on Tuesday, 05.8.07 @ 06:27am

i'm a fan of electronic/dance, and even i'd say no. look to the 80's to see all the artists they've ripped off

Posted by liam on Tuesday, 10.2.07 @ 12:55pm

To the guy who said they're a cartoon, I'm sure he's thinking of Interstella 5555, which was basically an afterthought put into production to the tune of an album they had already written and released. As for the rip-off claim, I know their biggest influence was probably Giorgio Moroder's electronica, but I haven't heard any claims about them directly ripping off anyone. If they have, it's worth considering, but I think they still fit the influence bill well enough to be considered.

Posted by William on Tuesday, 10.2.07 @ 13:40pm

if the hall is this biased against hip-hop/rap it can't be expected to be much different for electronic, no matter how deserving the artists

Posted by liam on Tuesday, 10.2.07 @ 14:02pm

See the Kraftwerk blog.

Posted by Joe-Skee on Wednesday, 10.3.07 @ 08:37am

"I think they still fit the influence bill well enough to be considered."

Over alot of the other prominent 90s/00s electronic/a acts? Namely the Chemical Brothers, (The) Prodigy, Aphex Twin and Massive Attack.

Posted by LLIIAAMM on Saturday, 12.22.07 @ 16:44pm

OMG, what was I thinking?

Was it REALLY that long since I last heard "Homework"?! Blody great record!!

Posted by Liam on Monday, 02.11.08 @ 16:23pm

"Look to the 80's to see all the artists they've ripped off"

they don't 'rip-off'! they 'sample', because that what electronic/hip-hop artists do. they took music from another genre and make their own creativity. and they've asked the permission to the original artist for that, not just 'rip-off'!

if you really a fan of electronic/dance, you should have known that you know.

Posted by Flawless on Monday, 03.31.08 @ 09:08am

Err, actually, I was talking about artists like Giorgio Moroder, who have a HEAVY influence on Daft Punk.

Not about sampling.

Posted by Liam on Monday, 03.31.08 @ 12:08pm

What's wrong with influence? Nothing.

I vote yes.

Posted by John on Sunday, 07.27.08 @ 07:38am

Typing your opinion in all caps doesn't express it any better. As a matter of fact it hurts it.

Posted by Sam on Monday, 08.3.09 @ 20:32pm

Yes! Daft Punk will be looked at as one of the most influential bands of the 21st century when all is said and done.

Posted by Ken on Tuesday, 11.10.09 @ 19:51pm

They did the soundtrack for Disney's new "Tron Legacy" movie that's coming out in 2010.

Posted by Joe-Skee on Thursday, 11.12.09 @ 14:39pm

Influence: They've had an influence on much of the dance acts, mostly house.
Innovation: I'm not sure about that, house did exist before but I don't think it had the disco influences.
Commercial: They've sold millions.

I say yes.

Posted by GFW on Monday, 05.16.11 @ 13:19pm

Let me be first to say I loathe dance music as much as I hate rap. Which is a lot. That said, Daft Punk has one or two songs that I like personally. They do have potential and are great compared to every other dance song I've heard (see LMFAO). So I say based purely on their popularity, talent, and influence, I say yes.

Posted by Troy on Tuesday, 03.6.12 @ 17:04pm

Daft Punk should totally be inducted into the hall of fame. And as for the person who said the stole Giorgio Moroder sound. He doesn't care! In Fact he is working with them on their next album. Discovery was the Sgt. Peppers of electronic music

Posted by Andrew on Friday, 08.31.12 @ 13:05pm

After Random Access Memories and the success it has had, it pretty much proves their staying power even into the 2010s.

At this point, it's pretty clear they're Hall bound, but the question is how many times will they be nominated before they get it?

Posted by SotN on Sunday, 11.24.13 @ 02:21am

It will be amazing if Daft Punk becomes one of the first/few house groups to inducted into the Hall of Fame. I agree with SotN, I think with the success of Random Access Memories they will probably have more success in the future. On top of that Discovery is an album that's changed trance/house/dance music for good.

Posted by Aaron Wolf on Saturday, 05.24.14 @ 19:20pm

Oh shoot I meant Homework , not Discovery. Well Discovery too, but mostly Homework.

Posted by Aaron Wolf on Saturday, 05.24.14 @ 19:22pm

Ehem.... kraftwerk.... kraftwerk.... kraftwerk.... fgs.... krftwrk....

Posted by seracerveza on Friday, 07.4.14 @ 16:45pm

After all of these years of constant success, I find it hard to believe that they wouldn't get inducted, lol. I'm pretty sure they're an instant lock, which is fantastic for DJ's and artists that deal with more electronic instruments and styles.

Posted by NixtonV on Saturday, 07.5.14 @ 19:08pm

Waving the French flag into the hall is what I'm thinking... Absolutely influential on electronic music.

Posted by Michael on Wednesday, 06.22.16 @ 18:18pm

My 50 Favorite Daft Punk Songs

50. Steam Machine (2005)
49. Fragments of Time (2013)
48. Motherboard (2013)
47. Veridis Quo (2001)
46. Rollin' and Scratchin' (1997)
45. Nightvision (2001)
44. Rock'n Roll (1997)
43. Oh Yeah (1997)
42. The Game of Love (2013)
41. Giorgio by Moroder (2013)
40. Beyond (2013)
39. Daftendirekt (1997)
38. Within (2013)
37. Short Circuit (2001)
36. Indo Silver Club (1997)
35. The Brainwasher (2005)
34. Give Life Back to Music (2013)
33. Doin' It Right (2013)
32. Technologic (2005)
31. Burnin' (1997)
30. The Prime Time of Your Life (2005)
29. Lose Yourself to Dance (2013)
28. Around the World (1997)
27. Television Rules the Nation (2005)
26. Emotion (2005)
25. Teachers (1997)
24. Something About Us (2001)
23. Voyager (2001)
22. Contact (2013)
21. High Life (2001)
20. Harder Better Faster Stronger (2001)
19. Too Long (2001)
18. Fresh (1997)
17. Make Love (2005)
16. Revolution 909 (1997)
15. Crescendolls (2001)
14. Alive (1997)
13. Face to Face (2001)
12. Instant Crush (2013)
11. Da Funk (1995)
10. Phoenix (1997)
9. Aerodynamic (2001)
8. High Fidelity (1997)
7. Get Lucky (2013)
6. Robot Rock (2005)
5. Human After All (2005)
4. Touch (2013)
3. Digital Love (2001)
2. Superheroes (2001)
1. One More Time (2000)

Posted by Donnie on Sunday, 10.30.16 @ 19:19pm

The problem is the hall has yet to induct acts like Kraftwerk, the Smiths, The Cure, New Order, Depeche Mode, and Nine Inch Nails. But I think the hall will induct Daft Punk

Posted by Ishmael Love on Sunday, 11.20.16 @ 21:29pm

should Electronic artists like Kraftwerk, Mental As Anything and Jesse Saunders be added first, yes

unfortunately, the RHOF has the habit of added new artists before the pioneers.

electronic music and its sub-genres like house, has had a silent impact and influence on rock music, its something a lot of people don't notice or give credit to.

Posted by Timothy on Sunday, 06.18.17 @ 10:26am

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