"Technologic" is a song by French duo Daft Punk from their third studio album, Human After All (2005). It was released as the second single on 14 June 2005. The music video for "Technologic" was directed by Daft Punk.

Single by Daft Punk
from the album Human After All
Released14 June 2005 (2005-06-14)
  • 4:44 (album version)
  • 2:47 (radio edit)
  • Daft Punk
  • Cédric Hervet
  • Gildas Loaëc
Daft Punk singles chronology
"Robot Rock"
"Human After All"
Music video
"Technologic" on YouTube

Composition edit

In the song, an electronically transposed voice chants technological commands. For example, "Touch it, bring it, pay it, watch it, turn it, leave it, start, format it" are spoken in rhythm to a beat.

A portion of the vocals were altered and sampled in the Busta Rhymes single "Touch It", produced by Swizz Beatz. Subsequently, elements of both "Technologic" and "Touch It" were featured in Daft Punk's live album Alive 2007.

A portion of the vocals were also altered for the Hannah Wants single "Rhymes", which reached number 13 on the UK Singles Chart in 2015.

A portion of the vocals were sampled in Dua Lipa's performance of her song, "Hallucinate", during her Studio 2054 livestream concert on 27 November 2020. and later on her Future Nostalgia Tour performance of the same song.

Music video edit

Live Daft Punk performance featuring "Technologic"

The music video for "Technologic" is the third directed by Daft Punk, following "Fresh" and "Robot Rock". The video features Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter on a pyramid-themed stage playing the bass guitars shown in the single cover. The lyrics flash as individual words of text on a television monitor set on the stage. The video features a robot character that appears to chant the lyrics of the song. The character is situated in front of the flashing screen between the duo and later appears in a darkened room watching itself on television. The robot was created by Tony Gardner and his team at Alterian, Inc. The music video is included in the CD and DVD edition of the album Musique Vol. 1 1993–2005.

The pyramid design used in the video is similar to the scheme used in Daft Punk's live performances during the Alive 2006/2007 tour. The flashing lyrical text is integrated with the live version of "Technologic" on a large light-emitting diode display used for their shows. Homem-Christo stated, "In the 'Technologic' video, this little robot [is] in the pyramid and we thought it would be funny to have the two of us in the bigger pyramid."[1]

Other media edit

The song was featured in an iPod advertisement shown in the summer of 2005. It was also featured in an ad for the Motorola E398 mobile-phone, aired in early 2005 in Brazil. Additionally, the song was featured in an episode of The O.C.. In 2009, it was used in a Lincoln MKS commercial, and in a series of TV advertisements for the Alfa Romeo MiTo. It is a playable track on the iOS games Tap Tap Revenge and Tap Tap Dance, and was sampled for the video game DJ Hero. In an episode of the TV show America's Best Dance Crew, crew Kaba Modern performed to a master mix of this song on 7 February 2008. "Technologic" was also featured in the game Dance Central 2. In June 2013, after game one of the 2013 Stanley Cup Finals, this song was used as the beat for a compilation of passing and shooting calls from announcer Mike Emrick.[2]

Track listings edit

CD Single (0 94633 00360 6)[3]
2."Technologic" (Vitalic Remix)5:24
3."Technologic" (Peaches No Logic Remix)4:35
4."Technologic" (Basement Jaxx Kontrol Mixx)5:29
5."Technologic" (Music Video)2:46
Total length:22:57
12-inch maxi single[4]
2."Technologic" (Peaches No Logic remix)4:35
3."Technologic" (Vitalic remix)5:24
4."Technologic" (Basement Jaxx Kontrol Mixx)5:29
Total length:20:11

Charts edit

Weekly chart performance for "Technologic"
Chart (2005) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[5] 64
Belgium (Ultratip Bubbling Under Wallonia)[6] 15
Germany (Official German Charts)[7] 82
Ireland (IRMA)[8] 38
Ireland Dance (IRMA)[9] 5
Scotland (OCC)[10] 30
UK Singles (OCC)[11] 40
UK Dance (OCC)[12] 1
US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard)[13] 16
Chart (2008) Peak
Italy (FIMI)[14] 22
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[15] 63
Chart (2010) Peak
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[16] 29

References edit

  1. ^ Daft Punk ends its must-see U.S. tour at Vegoose Archived 9 September 2012 at archive.today lasvegascitylife.com. Retrieved on 9 February 2008.
  2. ^ Mike "Doc" Emrick's Passing Synonyms: A Daft Punk Mashup Deadspin.com. Retrieved on 19 June 2013.
  3. ^ "Daft Punk – Technologic". Discogs.
  4. ^ "Daft Punk – Technologic". Discogs.
  5. ^ "Issue 806" ARIA Top 100 Singles. National Library of Australia. Retrieved 13 October 2021.
  6. ^ "Daft Punk – Technologic" (in French). Ultratip. Retrieved 22 May 2012.
  7. ^ "Daft Punk – Technologic" (in German). GfK Entertainment charts. Retrieved 27 March 2019.
  8. ^ "Irish-charts.com – Discography Daft Punk". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved 16 January 2020.
  9. ^ "Top 10 Dance Singles, Week Ending 7 JUly 2005". GfK Chart-Track. Retrieved 21 June 2019.[dead link]
  10. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 6 July 2023.
  11. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 15 May 2013.
  12. ^ "Official Dance Singles Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 7 December 2020.
  13. ^ Top Pop Singles (12th ed.). Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin: Record Research Inc. 2009. p. 245. ISBN 978-0-89820-180-2.
  14. ^ "History" (in Italian). FIMI. Retrieved 1 June 2022. Set "Ricerca per" on "Titolo", then search "Technologic" and click "Classifiche".
  15. ^ "Daft Punk – Technologic". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved 22 May 2012.
  16. ^ "Daft Punk – Technologic". Singles Top 100. Retrieved 22 May 2012.

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