The French electronic music duo Daft Punk announced their breakup after a massively influential 28-year run. The Onion looks back at the top moments of Daft Punk.
- 1987: Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter meet when they’re engineered in the same French robotics lab.
- 1995: Duo realizes that samples of many other songs may be edited together to form a new song.
- 1997: “Around The World” becomes accidental worldwide hit after glitch causes first 30 seconds of song to loop for seven minutes.
- 1999: In a panic, the pair frantically relearn all their songs acoustically in case of Y2K.
- 2000: Bangalter forgets to take helmet off before shower.
- 2010: Fans forced to briefly care about Tron franchise.
- 2013: Success of “Get Lucky” indicates potential appetite for popular music songs about sex.
- 2018: The pair switch helmets to see if anyone notices.
- 2021: Operating system update 12.2.3 fails and resets Daft Punk upon relaunch.