“Daft Punk Is Playing at My House” by LCD Soundsystem

“Daft Punk is Playing at My House” is based on a vision of LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy. At the time, he was trying to actually put together a house party whereas Daft Punk would agree to play in his basement. 

You can view the lyrics, alternate interprations and sheet music for LCD Soundsystem's Daft Punk Is Playing at My House at Lyrics.org.

His plan was to create a documentary based on the event and all, in which LCD Soundsystem and another lesser known local act would also perform. And as we can ascertain from the lyrics, as envisioned despite being a house party it would have ideally proven to be one of the biggest draws in the ‘hood for the entire year. 

And the main selling point of this event was intended to be the fact that “Daft Punk is playing” at the vocalist’s house.

Lyrics for "Daft Punk Is Playing at My House"
LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy explains "Daft Punk Is Playing at My House"

Was “Daft Punk Is Playing at My House” a single release?

Yes. On 21st February 2005, it became as the 5th single from the “LCD Soundsystem” album.

Songwriting Credits

This dance-punk song was written by James Murphy and produced by The DFA.

Nominations at the Grammys

In 2006, the song was nominated for one of the most prestigious Grammy awards, “Best Dance Recording”. It, however, lost the award to The Chemical Brothers’ hit tune “Galvanize”. The following nominees completed the nomination list:

Other Accolades

“Daft Punk Is Playing at My House”, was used in the dance video games by Konami, Hottest Party 3 and X2. It also featured in the following video games:

  • “FIFA 06”
  • “SSX On Tour”
  • “Burnout: Revenge”
  • “Forza Motorsport 2”

Chart Performance

  • UK Singles (29)
  • UK (1)
  • Belgium (6)

Are there any covers of this song?

Yes, there are. In 2015, Slaves released a cover of this song to considerable success.

Movie Appearance

Since LCD Soundsystem dropped this song, it has been widely used in TV and films. For example, it has notably been featured in the following:

  • 2009 American film, “The Limits of Control”
  • TV series, “Looking for Alaska”
  • 2012 teen comedy, “Project X”
  • Action comedy, “The Heat”
Daft Punk Is Playing at My House

The “LCD Soundsystem” Album

American band LCD Soundsystem released the rock and dance-punk song, Daft Punk Is Playing at My House, in 2005. The song was the band’s fifth single and the first track on their self-named and debut studio album, LCD Soundsytem. 

DFA, Capitol Records, and EMI released the album proper on January 24, 2005. DFA produced the entire album for the band. It was recorded on Long View Farm studios and Plantain Recording House (New York City). The original tracklisting of the album contains sixteen songs, all of which were written by James Jeremiah Murphy. Songs on the album range from rock to electronica to dance-punk music genres. 

LCD Soundsytem has received positive reviews and scores from numerous music critics. It is widely considered one of the greatest albums of the 2000s.

In addition to enjoying high chart positions in the UK and America, this album has also been graced with a Grammy nomination. At the 2006 Grammys, it was nominated in the ‘Best Dance Album” category.

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