September 26, 2014


The Who Share Daft Punk-Referencing "Be Lucky," Their First Song in 8 Years

Today is your lucky day, classic rock fans! The Who are back with "Be Lucky," their first track in nearly a decade. The iconic group released the track in conjunction with their 50th anniversary, and they sound as lively as ever.

If the song title sounds familiar, it's because "Be Lucky" is a direct head nod to the unstoppable Daft Punk's "Get Lucky." Don't fret, rock purists. There are no synthesizers here!

The two tunes share a similar positive message, with Roger Daltrey repeating "Be Lucky / Gotta make it your own" throughout. At one point he even name-checks the bizarre French duo, launching into, "You wanna climb without a safety line / Daft Punk will tell you that it’s gonna be fine." Cute, right?

The track appears on the band's forthcoming greatest hits compilation Who Hits 50! The release will reflect the band's massive career and repertoire, spanning eleven albums in 42 songs. The double CD drops October 27 via Geffen/Universal Music. Peep the tracklisting here and listen to "Be Lucky" above!