Icona Pop vs. Daft Punk – Battle of the Beats
It’s our first-ever Battle of the Beats, where two electronic songs duke it out in a fan-voted battle. This week, we’re pitting the lovely ladies of Icona Pop against heavy-hitting EDM duo Daft Punk, as ‘I Love It’ and ‘Get Lucky’ go head-to-head for the title of best song.
While Icona Pop may be newcomers to the EDM scene, with only one album to their name as of right now, these Swedish gals have caused quite a stir with their breakout hit ‘I Love It.’ The song, which features British indie-pop darling Charli XCX, has appeared on everything from ‘Girls’ to ‘Glee,’ launching ‘I Love It’ into Top 40 territory in 2013 (funny considering it first saw the light of day back in 2011). With almost chant-like repetition through the verses and hooks, this super uptempo, pulsating dance track will have you grooving and singing along in no time.
Meanwhile, Daft Punk were already one of the most revered EDM acts when they dropped ‘Get Lucky,’ off the 2013 album ‘Random Access Memories.’ The track, also the lead single, is one of the funkiest creations we’ve ever heard from the French duo, with the legendary Nile Rodgers on guitar and the silky smooth Pharrell on vocal duty. ‘Get Lucky’ is instilled with a distinct disco sound, but still keeps to Daft Punk’s electro roots (especially during the breakdown). The lighthearted, falsetto-laden lyrics are pretty lovable too, as Mr. Williams’ sleekly sings about trying to get some booty during a long night out.
So, which of these dance jams is your favorite? Vote for Icona Pop’s ‘I Love It’ or Daft Punk’s ‘Get Lucky’ below! You can vote once per hour until the poll closes on June 6, 2013.
Watch the Icona Pop ‘I Love It’ Video Feat. Charli XCX
Listen to Daft Punk, ‘Get Lucky’ Feat. Pharrell Williams + Nile Rodgers
Rules for Battle of the Beats: The artist and song with the most votes wins, and the winner goes on to face a different challenger the following week. If an artist wins four weeks in a row, they will be retired into the Battle of the Beats Hall of Fame in order to give others a chance to compete.