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"Contact" is a song by French electronic music duo Daft Punk. It is the thirteenth and final track from the duo's fourth studio album Random Access Memories, released on 17 May 2013. The track was written and produced by the duo, with additional writing and co-production by DJ Falcon. Daryl Braithwaite, Tony Mitchell, and Garth Porter are also credited as writers due to the song containing a sample of "We Ride Tonight" by Australian rock band The Sherbs. The song includes audio from the Apollo 17 mission, courtesy of NASA and Captain Eugene Cernan. Due to digital downloads of Random Access Memories, the song charted at number 46 on the French Singles Chart and at number 24 on the Billboard Dance/Electronic Songs chart. 


Year:
1998
3:54
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You're walking down the street
You've got this white Chevy Lumina undercover
Checking you to see
They're checking your I.D.
'Cause it's a fine time 
It's a fine time
It's a fine time
Say just to run a name
'Cause you look the same

As the dude with the rebel in his veins
But while you're checking me
You've got them crooked politicians

Eating up the treasury
And taking our cash
To spend on the prisons
While the youth they fast
Now I'm waiting on the day 
When we can all bring
Like Martin Luther King
This is why I sing

I want some contact contact
I want some contact contact
I want some contact contact
Contact contact 
Only because my life depends on it

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Written by: Jonathan D. Larson

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Artist Information
"Contact" is a song by French electronic music duo Daft Punk. The duo consists of Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter, who have been hugely influential in the dance music scene since the 1990s.
Collaboration
The song also features DJ Falcon, a French DJ and producer who has collaborated with Daft Punk on several occasions.
Album Information
"Contact" is the closing track from Daft Punk's fourth studio album, "Random Access Memories". The album is known for its departure from Daft Punk's traditional house music style, instead featuring live instrumentation and a disco vibe.
Inspiration
The song was reportedly inspired by the duo's fascination with space exploration. The title "Contact" could potentially reference human contact with extraterrestrial life.
Astronaut Speech
The opening of the song includes a sample from the Apollo 17 mission, in which astronaut Eugene Cernan describes a strange object he sees while in space.
Unique Structures
Unlike many of Daft Punk's other songs, "Contact" does not feature vocals. It has a unique structure that builds up to a cacophonous climax before fading out.
Visual Effects
In the official audio of "Contact" on YouTube, the video contains a real-time simulation of a launch and journey of a spacecraft which gives a visual representation for the feeling of the song.
Samples
The main sample in "Contact" is taken from "We Ride Tonight" by the Sherbs, an Australian rock band.
Recognition
The song was highly anticipated and ranked as the best song on "Random Access Memories" by many prominent music magazines including NME.
Grammy Winning Album
"Random Access Memories" including the track "Contact" won the 2014 Grammy award for "Best Dance/Electronica Album" and the highly coveted "Album of the Year". It marked Daft Punk's first win in a major category at the Grammy Awards.

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